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Several Norwalk businesses are par- ticipating offering customers refreshments, shopping opportunities, specials and a chance to win prizes. Participating in the event are Nail Spa, Maid Rite, Taco Johns, Cherry Berry, Tacos Andreas, Huff Chiro- practic, Mr. Movies/Beach Club Tan, Massages by Misty, Amore Pet Boutique; N/Warren Town and County News, Norwalk Styling Salon and Villaggio's Restau- rant. There is a chance to win a big prize basket, as well as other prizes. To win the big prize, customers must pick up a stamp card at any of the participating businesses and visit each business to get their card stamped. When the card is full, your name will be entered to win the big prize basket. This special shopping event will offer great stocking stuffers. Following are a few of the special of- fers for the evening event. Massages by Misty will provide free mini-massages, facials by Megan and face painting by A Touch of Color. An elf will be present to assist you in purchasing Gift Certificates with 20% to 50% off. Refreshments will in- clude beverage, cheese, meat and crackers. In addition, Massages by Misty is accepting dona- tions for a charity benefit for Stephon Arends, a 17 year old with Cystic Fibrosis who is suffering from liver fail- ure. There will be a prize drawing to win a gift basket full of gift certificates from Des Moines businesses such as Cheesecake Factory and G Migs Pub just for donat- ing to the charity benefit for Stephon. Norwalk Styling Salon will have refreshments, lattes and dessert mini-cheese cakes. Amore Pet Boutique will host Iowa Animal Partner- ship, who will be gift wrapping items for $1 at the shop. Refreshments include free dog-boned-shaped people sugar cookies as well as pet treats. Taco Juan will be at Taco Johns handing out coupons and greeting people with other goodies. There will also be a few prizes, gift certificates to Taco Johns and Cherry Berr plus a youth-size hooded sweatshirt. Goodies will be mini-bags of nachos or mini potato oles. Taco Andreas will serve chips, cheese dip, salsa and soda pop. Mr. Movies and Beach Club Tanning will have fruit kabobs and mini waters. They will also be introducing a new spray tan. Specials include $15 spray tan, $22 double dips and $45 for three spray tans. Mr. Movies will offer $5 movies. N/Warren Town and County News will serve coffee, hot cider, cookies and bars. They will be collecting non- perishable food items for the Norwalk Food Pantry and new unwrapped toys for the Norwalk Ministerial As- sociation to distribute to area families. They will also sell gift subscriptions, which includes a special greet- ing card for the recipient. SALLY SPEAKS By Sally Huntoon 1 REMINDER... Please remember to include a contact name and phone number when submitting articles for this news- paper. There have been times when we have had ques- tions about the article and have no way of knowing who turned the article in to the newspaper. Sometimes dates of events do not match up with the calendar because there has been a mistake. Then, we have no idea which date is correct. PLEASE always give us your name and telephone number. With so many cell phones and unlisted num- bers, it makes it impossible to verify something on a short notice if we have no contact name or number. We are happy that articles are being put into our drop box after hours. SANTA TO VISIT CUMMING LEGION HALL Area residents are reminded that Santa will be at the Legion building (Main Street in Cumming) from I to 3 p.m., Sunday; Dec. 8. Children may stop by, visit Santa, receive a treat bag, decorate a cookie and make a Christmas craft item. Members of the American Legion, Auxiliary and Cumming Park & Rec Board will host Santa's visit. POLICE REPORT I Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. November 10 was arrested and charged Officer was called to the with Operating While In- 2100 block of Avery for a toxicated. She was pro- theft report. Information cessed and transported to was taken and a report was the Warren County Jail. made; investigation con- November 14 tinues in the case. Officer responded to November 12 Aspen Drive and Elm Av- Responded to the 2100 enue for a property dam- block of Norwood Drive age accident. A vehicle for a report of Criminal driven by PauIAdair, Nor- Mischief to a motor vehi- walk, struck a vehicle driv- cle. Information was taken en by Trevor Gear, also of and a report was made; Norwalk. Infor/nation was case is pending further in- taken and a report was for- vestigative leads, warded to the Iowa De- November 13 partment of Transporta- Called to the area of tion. Highway 28 and Lake- Officer called to the 700 wood Drive for a proper- block of Beardsley Street ty damage accident. Ave- for a disabled vehicle. The hide driven by Ann Shaf- driver, Christopher Lo, 25, fer, Prole, collided with a Norwalk, was arrested and vehicle driven by.Mary charged with Driving Smith, Des Moines. There While License Barred. He was damage to both vehi- was processed and trans- cles. A report was made ported to the Warren and forwarded to the Iowa County Jail. Department of Transporta- tion. Officers responded to the area of North Avenue Deadline for ads, and Cherry for a motorist I assist. The driver, Leslie legals and stories Renner, 54, rural Norwalk, is Noon Friday ! 2nd Annual Soup Supper The St. John the Apostle Youth Group will be host- ing their annual soup supper Saturday, Nov. 23, from 5:30 to 730 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills' Dr. Soup choices will be cheesy potatoes, chili, or tomato basil, accompanied by rolls and dessert. The cost will be a free-will donation. Proceeds from the dinner will again go to help pay off negative lunch balances in the Norwalk school dis- trict. As of November 1, there were over 400 families with negative lunch balances. Agenda (ity Council Regular Business Meeting Agenda Thursday. November 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m. 1. Call to order at 6:30 p.m. 2. Approval of Agenda. 3. Presentation(s). 4. Approval of Minutes-November 7, 2013 Regular Council Meeting. November 9, 2013 Special Council Meeting. 5. Consent Agenda. Expenditures Tax Abatements Liquor license for Warrior Run Golf Course (formerly Countryside) Approve, receive and file monthly reports and the treasurer's report for October 6. Public hearing on the proposed amendment to the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk, Iowa by re- zoning certain property from PC, Professional Com- merce to IC, Industrial Commerce. 7. Consideration of an Ordinance amending the offi- cial zoning map of the City of Norwalk, Iowa by rezon- ing certain property from PC, Professional Commerce to IC, Industrial Commerce. (All three readings re- quested at this meeting.) 8. Consideration of second reading of an Ordinance vacating school alleyway property. (The second and third readings are requested at this meeting.) 9. Consideration of third reading of a propOsed Or- dinance amending speed regulations on North Avenue westbound and eastbound at the intersection of North Avenue and R-57 (27th Street) by amending chapter 63 of the Norwalk Code. 10. Consideration of third reading of a proposed Or- dinance amending placement of stop signs in all direc- tions at the intersection of North Avenue and R-57; west- bound on Prairie Rose Drive at Echo Ridge Trail; north- bound on Foxtail Circle at Prairie Rose Drive; north- bound on Switchgrass Trail at Prairie Rose Drive; south- bound on Switchgrass trail at Beardsley Street; north- bound on Braebum Drive at West Pine Avenue; north- bound on Orchard Trail at Sycamore Drive; and west- bound on Valencia Court at Orchard Trail. 11. Consideration of a Resolution to adopt a license agreement granting Loffredo Fresh Produce Co., Inc., a construction and grading license and plan. 12. Consideration of a Resolution approving a plat of survey related to Loffredo Fresh Produce Co., Inc. 13. Consideration of a Resolution approving Urban Renewal report. 14. Consideration of a Resolution amending the City Manager employment agreement. 15. Approval of entrance to Norwalk sign contract. 16. Council Inquiries and staff updates. 17. Mayor- Welcome of guests and public comment, 3 minute limit, no action. 18. Adjournment. av,-