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Thursday, November 1, 2007 " " N/Warren 'l'(iwit and Uounty News Page bev~n- ~v Silent Auction & Wine/Dessert Tasting The Norwalk Easter Public Library Founda- tion is sponsoring its fifth annual silent auction and wine/dessert tasting fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church Social Hall. A$5 admission will be charged. The event is being moved from the previously advertised lo- cation. A widevariety of items donated by Norwalk, Indianola and Des Moines businesses will be up for bid. In addition, a selection of wines provided by Summerset Winery and delectable desserts will be available to sample. The evening's proceeds will be used to support ongoing needs or special projects of the Norwalk Easter Public Library. iB Public Input Meeting on Southwest Connector Environmental Impact An open house/public information meeting to re- ceive input on Purpose and Need, Range of Alterna- tives and Methodologies regarding the Southwest Connector Environmental Impact (EIS) will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fellow- ship Community Church, 225 North Ave Norwalk. The meeting will be informal. Representatives from the EIS study will be available to receive in- put regarding the project's purpose and need, range of alternatives, analysis methods, study area trans- portation needs, and other items. This is the second public input meeting on the subject. For more information, contact Todd Ashy or Charles Lessmann at 515-964-2020. Counselors Open Norwalk office Michael Borst Scott Hanson Borst and Associates, have it serviced when it 1329 Sunset Dr has two is running rough. Fur- mental health coun- ther, many couples going selors on staff, Michael into marriage are unedu- POLICEA,| |q Borst and Scott A. Han- cated glassesand oftenon, enter REPORT son The men have a the union with rose-coi- N Disclaimer: defendant.] combined 22 years of ex- ored Borst perience in the mental says. He wants couples ] are innoeentuntilprovenI health field. Borst has to be prepared and k, guiltyin a court of law. y/ a master's degree in equipped. The first fire department established by municipal action was in New York City in 1659. Consumer Advisory By Attorney General Tom Miller Donor Beware! How to avoid charity fraud and m ke the most of your donations. Iowans give generously to charities and good causes - but some donations never reach the people who need help. Some so-called "charities" are outright seams that pocket all the funds people contribute. Other charities use professional fundraisers that eat up 80% to 90% of the donations in "funflraising expenses," so almost nothing is left for true charity. Fraudulent and ques- tionable charities cheat donors, hurt legitimate chari- table organizations that rely on donations - and short- change people who truly need help. Follow these tips to protect yourself against charity fraud: Ask questions. Reputable charities welcome ques- tions. Ask how much of your donation goes for the charitable purpose, and exactly how vour contribu- tion will be used. Ask if the caller is a professional fundraiser. Ask phone solicitors to send written information. Check out the charity before you make a decision. Be suspicious if they refuse to send sol id information. Check them out at the national Better Business Bureau "wise giving" site www.give.org. Don't be fooled by "look-alike" names. Some scares use names that sound impressive and are designed to resemble well-respected organizations. Be very wary of calls from supposed "law enforce- ment" or "firefighter" charities. Contact your local sheriff or police departmen to check out claims that a donation "will be used locally." Ask for information m writing before you agree to give. Ask if the caller is a paid professional fundraiser, and ask how much of your gift will go to the charitable purpose and be used in your community. Don't give your credit card or checking account num- bers over the phone to someone you don't know. Give directly to a known charity of your choice. That's always the best option. Check your telephone direc- tory for a charity's local office and contact the office. There are many fine charities soliciting contribu- tions in Iowa, and the Attorney General's Office is ea- ger to stop scares and uphold the integrity of our sys- tem of giving. If you think you may have been cheated by a fundraising scheme, write to the Attorney General's . . - Consumer Protection Dwismn, Hoover Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. Call 515-281-5926, or 888-777-4590 toll free. The Web site is: www.IowaAttorneyGeneral. org. October 16 Officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Main Street to investigate a Theft report. Information gathered and forwarded to the Warren County At- torney. October 18 Officer impounded a motor vehicle in the 4700 block of Wakonda Drive that was m violation of the City parking ordinance. October 20 Officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of E.17'" Street in reference to a Runaway report. The Norwalk juvenile, 14, was entered into the IA/NCIC system. Juvenile later re- turned home. Officer was dispatched to the 4600 "block of Wakonda Drive to inves- tigate an Assault report. A Norwalk juvenile. 15, was arrested and charged with Assault. Kelsev Ann McNane~; 18, of Norwalk was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault. October 22 Officer was dispatched to the 2900 block Of Sunset Drive to investigate a Theft report. Case is cur- rently under investiga- tion. October 23 Officer was dispatched to the 4600 block of Wakonda Drive to inves- tigate an Assault report. Information gathered and forwarded to the Warren County Attorney. While on patrol, officer initiated a traffic stop and a Norwalk Juvenile, 16, was charged with Posses- sion of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia and Minor Using Tobacco. Officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Cherry Street to investigate a Burglary report. Case is currently under investi- gation. counseling and is work- ing toward becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LHMC) in the State of Iowa. Hansen is a Licensed In- dependent Social Worker (LISW). "We enjoy working with in- dividuals and fami- lies," said Borst. Unfor- tunately there are many barriers when seeking mental health services, he added. These may include stigma about go- ing to therapy, insur- ance, costs and fear. "We want to remove these barriers, Hanson says. "Therapy and counseling should be seen as a positive thing. It's about restoring pur- pose and balance in peo- ple's lives and that's what we like doing. The two men cur- rently contract with the State of Iowa to provide services to individuals in their home. "This is a unique feature to our practice," Hanson said. By going into homes. we are allowed to see how families work and focus on specific areas that can restore indi- vidual and family func- tioning." Additionally, they can see individuals and families in office to work on parenting, mar- ital, child and adoles- cent and faith/spiritual issues. Borst is also a certi- fied pre-marital and marital coach. "Pre- marital and marital coaching is a passion of mine," he said. "Being married for 17 years, I understand the ups and downs of marriage." Couples struggling in their marriage often need a tune-up to get back on the right track. Borst advises it is like taking your car into In addition to ther- apy and counseling, Borst and Associates have a Licensed Mas- sage Therapist on staff. Wendy Borst is Licensed in the State of Iowa and nationally Certified. "I have a passion to help people feel good," she said. "I want people to understand that true health .begins with tak- County Steering Committee For John Edwards The John Edwards for President campmgn has announced its Warren County Steering Com- mittee. Co-chairs for the committee are Josh Brown and Ray Walton, both of Indianola. Other committee members a:re A1 Nichols, Ackworth, Ru- ral County Chair; Diane Hoffman, Indianola, Dan Smith, Hartford, Marge Rasky, Norwalk, Rodney Fee and Teresa Fee, both of Ackworth, and Shirley Harvey, Indianola. Wendy Borst ing care of the body." Message therapy is vi- tal to enhancing the body's immune system, reducing stress and in- creasing its function. Wendy offers Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, corporate on- site chair massage and body scrubs. Borst and Associates' mission is to reach out to Children, adults and families, provide tools to educate and equip, in- still hope and love and restore purpose and bal- ance to their lives. Appointment may be scheduled by calling 981-5699. Plan Edward Jones Broadcast Edward Jones Finan- cial Advisor Cindy Melvin, 800 Colonial Circle, Ste. 150, will host a free satellite broadcast, "Create a Legacy for Future Gen- erations" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Rhonda Anderson, co- founder of Creative Memories, also will ex- plain how journals, scrapbooks and pho- tographs can help one leave an inspirational legacy of life and learn- ing to future generations. To reserve a seat, call Melvin at 515-285-1211. Additional viewing op- portunities are also available. 1039 Sunset Drive (With Life Changes in Sunset Plaza) Join us for Refreshments Cool Prizes See Q-Cruiser of KZZQ 99.5 $1 raffle for a new turkey roaster Everyone Welcome! Massages By Misty GRAND OPENING Sun Nov. 4, 4-6 p.m.