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i/ / Thursday, September 19, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Fifteen LEISURE LINE Lacona Concluded from p. 3 ADULT PICK-UP BASKETBALL GAMES Pick-up basketball games will be offered for adults. Bring clean tennis shoes to wear for the games. This program is only for residents who live within the Norwalk School District. Program Dates: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26; Time: 7 to 9 p.m.; Location: Middle School Gym; Registration: Began September 16 (closes when full); Cost: $31.80 (includes sales tax) Norwalk residents, $37.20 (includes sales tax) non-residents; Maximum number of participants: 40. OPALS-'SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS (Older People with Active Life Styles) SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE Everyone age 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and ton- ing. We will meet at the Norwalk Christian Church lo- cated at 701 Main St. This program will start September 24 and run until the end of May. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10-10:30 a.m. SHUFFLEBOARD LEAGUE This well-known game has just been re-established h&e in the Norwalk City Park. Come out and enjoy the sound of gliding discs as they whiz down the court. Shuffleboard equipment will be provided. Days: Mon- days, through Oct. 27; Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. HENRY A. WALLACE COUNTRY LIFE CENTER TOUR & DINNER The Country Life Center location of The Wallace Cen2 ters of Iowa is the birthplace farm of Henry A. Wallace, born in 1888. He served the nation as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1933 to 1941, U.S. Vice President from 1941 to 1945 and U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1945 to 1946. Earlier in his career, he founded seed corn com- pany Pioneer Hi-Bred in 1926 and was an editor at Wallaces' Farmer magazine. In 1999, The Des Moines Register named Wallace the "Most Influential Iowan of the 20th Century." The birthplace farm includes: 40 acres of the original Wallace farm, Restored House, Gather- ing Barn, Restored Iowa Prairie and Pond, Sculpture Walking Path, Themed Flower Gardens, Orchard and Produce Gardens and The Gathering Table Cafe, Gift Shop and Market. We will walk around the farm and enjoy the history and landscape that helped shape the life of one of Iowa's most important native sons. Dinner Will be at The Gathering Table Caf6 and is not included in the price below. Registration: September 23 through October 4; Date: October 11; Time: 4 to 8 p.m.; Cost: Norwalk residents $10, non-residents $11.50; Minimum] Maximum: 6/16. Library Iowa Library Services/ State Library has an- nounced that Kate Cloud- sparks, Lacona Public Li- brary, has completed all requirements for public li- brarian certification. The purpose of the Iowa Certification Pro- gram for Public Librarians is to improve library ser- vice to Iowans by develop- ing the skills of public li- brary staff members. Cer- tification is a voluntary program. To receive a cer- tificate, individuals must meet certain work experi- ence and/or educational requirements. Certificates are valid for three years. Recertification requires a participant to complete an additional 45 hours of con- tinuing education every three years. Said State Librarian Mary Wegner, "Librarians completing the Certifica- tion Program are to be con- gratulated. Such dedica- tion and commitment by the local library and librar- ian are essential to the pro- vision of high quality pub- lic library service in Iowa." (NAPS)--At Le Cordon Bleu, shuients learn the foun- dational techniques neces- sary to use their skills and passion to create exceptional dishes. Campuses around the country host hands-on classes where foodies can experience a class with a professional instructor. For more infor- marion, visit www.chefs.edu. Attempts to Defraud Treasure Hunt State easurerM chaelC. itzger dhas o ce that a Massachusetts man, Kevin Upshaw, was sentenced to two years in Massachusetts state prison for his in- volvement in a scheme to defraud the Great Iowa Trea- sure Hunt. Upshaw attempted to impersonate the trust of a deceased Iowa man which was valued at $135,866.57. state treasurer, I stand in the shoes of the rightful claimants and in this case Mr. Upshaw at- tempted to steal this money not just from the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, but also from the family of a hard work- ing Iowan," stated Fitzgerald. "I urge Iowans to search the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt for their names and the names of loved ones," commented Fitzgerald. "My office diligently reviews each claim to insure we return money to the righthfl owners and those claims that are deemed fraudulent will be turned over to the proper authorities." The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $166 million in unclaimed property to more than 404,000 individuals since Fitzgerald started it in 1983. Unclaimed property refers to money and other assets held by financial institutions or companies that have lost contact with the property's owner for a specific period of tirffe. State law requires these institutions and com- panies to annually report and deliver unclaimed prop- erty to the state treasurer's office, where it is held until the owner or heir of the property is found. Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or check- ing accounts, stocks, uncashed checks, life insurance policies,` utility security deposits and safe deposit box contents. : New York and Vermont lead the United States in maple syrup production but the Canadian province of Quebec produces more maple syrup than all 50 states put together. By cutting out m~t once a week, it's possble to improve your health reduce your carbon footprnt and help reduce climate~hange. Be sure to use caDla oil, which is cholesteD1 free, trans fat free and Io~ in sat- urated fat. For moe infor- mation, visit www.~atless monday.com. Olives and olive oil~ntain heart-healthy mononsatu- rated fatty acids and plyphe- nols, which contain ntioxi- dant and anti-mflannatory properties. For recies and a report on the heal~ bene- fits of olive oil and olios, visit www.addsomelife.or. LIBRARY HOJRS Monday - Thurday 1"0 a,m. - 8 p.n. Friday & Saturtay 10 a.m. - 5 p.n. Sunday; 1 - 5 pm. Closed Sundays (Memoml Day-tatx r Day) CITY OF NORWALK MINUTES OF 090513 Concluded from p. 14 version, registration, rental inspections and assessment of costs. RC passed unanimously. Motion by Murillo and seconded by Sylvester to adopt Resolution 0905-13-055 authorizing the disposal of surplus library materials. RC passed unani- mously. Motion by Sylvester and seconded by Leto to adopt Resolution 0905-13-056 ap- proving .final plat for the Ridge at Echo Valley Plat 3. RC passed unani- mously. Motion by Murillo and seconded by Sylvester to adopt Resolution 0905-13-057 relating to financing of a proposed project to be undertaken by the City of Norwalk, Iowa; establishing compliance with reimbursement bond regula- tions under the internal Revenue code. RC passed un~imously. Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to adopt Resolution 0905-13-058 au- thorizing the City of Norwalk, Iowa to make an application to the Iowa De- partment of Transportation for Iowa's Clean Air Attainment Program for the partial funding of the Highway 28 and Beardsley intersection improve- ments and further approving the application which obligates the City to match funds for the construction of said project. RC passed unanimously. Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to adopt Resolution 0905-13-059 approving a hotel market study with Hospitality Marketers international. RC passed unanimously. Motion by Murillo and seconded by Sylvester to adopt Resolution 0905-13-060 approving an agreement with with RDG to work with a citizen committee to produce a beautification/atreetscape plan for portions of Highway 28. RC passed unanimously. Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to table adoption of a Resolution approving an engineering agreement for engineering work related to the Highway 28 trail revitalization with McClure Engineering until the Septem- her 19, 2013 council meeting. RC passed unanimously. Motion by Sylvester and seconded by Murillo to adopt Resolution 0905-13-061 approving the waiver of plat review authority for property general located at the intersection of Highway 28 and County G24. RC passed unanimously. Motion by Leto and seconded by Sylvester to enter closed session related to real estate pursuant to 21.5(j) of the Iowa Code. RC ;)assed unanimously. Motion by Leto and seconded by Murillo to go back in to open session. RC passed unanimously. No action taken. Motion by Murillo and seconded by Leto to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 P.M. Motion carried unanimously. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk / Finance Officer OFFICIAL PUBLICATION MINUTES OFTHE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON 9-10-13 (abridged for publication) The Special City Council Meeting of the Norwalk City Council was held at the Norwalk City Hall, 705 North Avenue, on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 RM. by Mayor, DbugPierce. Those present at roll call were Eric Delker, Mike Leto, Dave Murillo and Jamie Sylvester. Ab- sent: none. (Editor's note: There is one vacancy on the council at this time.) (RC = roll call vote) Motion by Murillo and seconded by Delker to approve the Agenda. Motion car- ded unanimously. 28E Agreements for Snow Removal The consensus of the council was to continue discussions with the DOT. Staff will bring pi'oposed 28E agreement before the council for approval at a future meeting. Motion by Murillo and seconded by Sylvester to pass the first of three readings of an Ordinance amending the Zoning Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, Section 17.10.120 C-4, Old Town Business District, by pro- viding automotive repair as a special use in the C-4 district. RC passed unanimously. Motion by Murillo and seconded by Delker to adjourn the meeting. Motion car- ded unanimously. Doug Pierce, Mayor Jeff Rosien, City Clerk / Finance Officer ROSBY Concluded from p. 14 gurgling dough more flour, sugar, milk and eye of newt (I'm kidding), I drew out four cups of the starter dough and put them in four plastic bags. The recipe said I should give three of the bags to unsuspecting soon-to-be- former friends and save the fourth for me so that I could go through the en- tire process again and again. I decided to look for another friend. Then I baked the re- maining dough. My house was filled with a glorious aroma. I could not wait to taste my bread. Maybe itwaslack of faith. Maybe it was lack of skill. Whatever it was, my Friend- ship Bread didn't turn out quite right. Used kitchen sponge comes to mind. I quietly disposed of the bread I'd given ten days of my life and a month's worth flour, sugar and milk for and said nothing to anyone. But I still faced the challenge of convinc- ing four friends to take a cup of starter dough off my hands--and I didn't even have a sample to per- suade them with. I failed. One friend said, in her opinion, starter dough is the equivalent of a chain letter from your kitch- en and those are illegal. A coworker related a previous experience-- something about a bag of starter dough, forgotten in her car on a hot afternoon. Apparently, the bag ex- ploded. I think my friend may be exaggerating slightly, but she says the dough started oozing out the windows. I do know her car still smells like an open container. The last person I tried to give my dough to said, "If you were really my FRIEND, you'd bake the FRIENDSHIP BREAD for me." No. Probably not. @ A message from the 10wa Department of Public Safety, Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau and your local law enforcement agencies.