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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR g;00oL, AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT I City Council Agenda p.2 2 Vol. 42 NO,, 22 Norwalk, Iowa 502"11 PS NO. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Meet the City Council Candidates 1 ----D.aylight C00ty ElecDons Are Nov. Sav,ngs Ends Three residents are seeking election to the I City Council when voters go to the polls to ca ballot Tuesday, Nov. 8. The polls will be open a.m. until 8 p.m. All three City Precincts will be used for votil are as follows: Norwalk 1 - Norwalk Easter P brar 1051 North Avenue; Norwalk 2 - Lakew ementary School, 9210 Happy Holly Dr., and 1 orwalk st their from 7 They blic Li- ood E1- iorwalk 3 - St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 chard Hills Dr. All polling places are accessible to elderly and handicap voters. Candidates include incumbent Eric Delker, as well as Jamie Sylvester and Herman Riva. Questionaires were mailed to all three candidates Tuesday, Oct. 11. F011ow- ing is a biographical sketch of the candidates who re- turned the form to the newspaper. They are listed in alphabetical order. Herman Riva Herman Riva and his wife, Stephanie, 3720 Bluestem Rd., have lived in Norwalk four years. He is an investment portfolio manager and his educa- tional background in- cludes a BA in Economics, MBA in Finance and CFA. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the Norwalk City Council? A. "I want to get more involved in city adminis- tration by serving on the City Council. I want to be a part of growing commer- cial businesses in the City and have long-term plan- ning of infrastructure im- provement in addition to scrutinizing city ex- penses." Q. If this is your first time seeking election to the Norwalk City Council, have you attended council meetings prior to your be- coming a candidate? A. "Yes, regular at- tendee." Q. Do you serve on any city boards or committees and if so, which ones? A. "No." Q. Do you have any Jamie Sylvester Jamie Sylvester and her husband, odd, have lived at 2020 Merle Huff Ave. four years. The 1996 graduate of Ankeny High School is a stay-at-home mother of three children and Todd is inside sales manager for Hartfiel Auto- mation. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the Norwalk City Coundl? A. "I am in love with this community and its residents. My husband of 13 years grew up here and coaches multiple baseball/ softball teams, so it's been easy for me to get to know a lot of folks here. I want to see our town continue to prosper for generations to come." Q. If this is your first time seeking election to the Norwalk City Council, have you attended council meetings prior to your be- coming a candidate? A. "Yes." Q. Do you serve on any city boards or committees and if so, which ones? A. Norwalk Middle School Parent Advisory Daylight Savings ends at 2 a.m. Sunda Nov. 6. Remember to set your. clock back one hour. Methodist Fall Dinner This Sunday The Norwalk United Methodist Women will be having their annual Fall Harvest Dinner Sunday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 1801 Sunset Dr. The menu includes chicken and homemade noodles with mashed po- tatoes, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls and a selec- tion of the church women's homemade pies and des- serts. Any extra pies will be sold at the end of the dinner. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost for the dinner is $7 for 10 years - adult; $5 for 5 - 10 years and children 4 and under - free. Pancake Breakfast The annual Norwalk Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, with serving from 6 to 11 a.m. It will be .held at the Norwalk Masonic Lodge, 808 Main St. Concluded p.7 Concluded p.7 email:news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, November 3, 2011 Firefighters To Hold Annual Chili Cook-Off The Norwalk Fire-fight- ers Association will host their 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fire Station, 1100 Chatham Ave. Firefighters will pro- vide the chili. Area resi- 'dents are invited to come eat chili and vote for their favorite fire house chili. Recipes will also be pro- vided for each pot of chili so you will know what you are eating. Cost of the meal is a free-will dormtion. Pro- ceeds from the fundraiser will be used to purchase equipment and training tools. Family Bingo This Sunday The monthly Family Bingo Night, sponsored by Norwalk Parks and Recre- ation and Norwalk Lions Club, isheld the first Sun- day of the month from 6 - 8 p.m. at Norwalk Easter Public Library, 1051 North Ave. The next Bingo night is Sunday, Nov. 6. Bingo cards are one for 25 or 3 for 50 per game. Bring a snack to share. Future Bingo nights are Decem- ber 4, February 5 and March 4. f Mayor's 0000r00ooO[l00 Moment By Mayor Doug Pierce This year, Veterans Day has a unique date as it will be on 11/11/11 and I suspect that a lot of events will be scheduled at 11:00 that day. And speaking of unique dates, this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II, where more than 226,000 Iowans fought against tyranny and triumphed, at a cost of more than 8,300 Iowa lives. Fortunately, Iowa's veterans did not sit back in silence. Those men and women stepped forward, raised their right hand and stood as one against a chaotic world to bring about peace and stability. The last issue of the Norwalk Living magazine highlighted a few of those WW II Veterans who reside right here in Norwalk. I consider those that served (the Greatest Generation) in that conflict as the true heroes that made the United States the superpower that it is! And this caliber of pa- Concluded p.7 Nationwide Test Wednesday For Emergency Alert System Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first ever, top-to-bottom nation- wide test of the Emergency Alert System, according to Mahala Cox, Warren County E911 Director. The test will last approximately three (3) minutes. The Emergency Alert System is a media communica- tions-based alerting system that is designed to transmit emergency alerts and warnings to the American public at the national Tribal state and local levels. EAS participants broadcast alerts and warnings re- garding weather threats, child abductions and other types of emergencies. EAS alerts are transmitted over television and radio broadcast, satellite television and satellite radio, cable television and wireline video ser- vices. Although the nationwide EAS test may resemble the periodic monthly EAS tests that most consumers are familiar with, there will be some differences in what consumers may see or hear, which is one reason for con- ducting a nationwide EAS test. During the test, the pub- lic will hear a message indicating "this is a test." The audio message will be the same for everyone, however due to limitations of the EAS, the video test message may not be the same and may not indicate "this is a test." This is due to the use of a "live" national code - the same code that would be used in an actual emer- gency. Also, the background image that appears on video screens may indicate "this is a test" but in some cases there may be no image, at all. FEMA and the FCC plan to reach out to organizations representing people with hearing disabilities to prepare that community for the national test. In addition, FEMA and the FCC will work with EAS participants to explore whether there are so- lutions to address this limitation. The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a way to alert the public, should public safety officials ever need to send an alert to the public in a large region of the United States or nationwide. TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR ANNUAL WINE HARVEST Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual Wine Har- vest Celebration, which will be held Frida36 Nov. 18, at The Wright Place, 340 Wright Rd., in Norwalk. Tickets are available at City State Bank, Norwalk Physical Therapy, Scott's Foods, Fareway or the Chamber Office, 1039 Sunset Dr. The first 100 patrons will receive a com- memorative wine glass. Prior to November 18, the tickets are $20 per person. On November 18 or at the door, the cost is $25 per per- son. Admittance is limited to the first 250 people. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for wine sampling and bid- ding begins on Silent Auction Baskets. Social hour and appetizers" of crustinis with goat/mascarpone cheese, spinach and pesto dip and caramelized onion dip are from 6 - 6:30 p.m. The meal will be served from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Featured this year will be three salads to choose from plus a carving station with turkey or porkloin. Andy Mogle's Norwalk High School Culinary Arts Class will prepare and serve the meal. 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