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Thursday, November 21, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Fifteen CLASSIFIEDS Concluded from p. 14 mowers. Local honey for sale. 515-975-4348. Jim Dixon. Downs Pest Control And Property Maintenance Spiders, ants, wasps, roaches, bed bug treat- ments, termite work. We also offer property mainte- nance such as debris re- moval, mold testing, snow and lawn care, demo work and roofing. 515-309-2089, www.downspestcontml.com. .................................. Clean Cut Tree Service Removals, trimming, stump grinding, brush cleanup, fully equipped and insured. Free consul- tations, 981-0511. .................................. Fireplace Chimney Servicing Annual servicing of your chimney system keeps your family safe and your home in good repair. We offer inspections, cleaning, repairs, product sales, re- lining, tuck-pointing and more. Call Climbing Boys Chimney Cleaning Tim Mineart 689-9077 .................................. Patava Concrete Taking orders for tearouts, patios, replacement, new construction, driveways, garage slabs. FREE ESTI- MATES. Call Matt Palen, 210-1284 or Tim Patava, 210-1285. .................................. Tatking Turkey Have A Happy "Friendsgiving" (NAPS)--Can't make it home for the holidays? Con- sider hosting a Fun Friends- giving  day with colleagues, dorm mates, neighbors and pals. Luckily, it can be easy to do--even in small apartments, offices or college kitchens. Don't worry about a lot of extra equipment. It's easy to roast a turkey in a Reynolds Oven Bag. Reyno.lds also makes disposable Bakeware that makes cooking and transporting a cinch. It's made with heavy-duty alu- minum, so don't sweat a big mess. And the bright-blue exterior is stylish enough for serving. You can see how well they work with this recipe: Herb-Roasted Turkey I Reynolds Oven Bag, Turkey Size 1 tablespoon flour 2 stalks celery 1 medium onion 1 8- to 24-pound turkey, fresh or thawed 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter tablespoon dried sage 1 teaspoon each dried thyme, basil, rose- mary, paprika and seasoned salt teaspoon pepper Preheat oven to 350 F. Shake flour in Reynolds Oven Bag; place in large roasting pan at least 2 inches deep. Spray inside of bag with nonstick cook- ing spray, if desired, to reduce sticking with large turkeys. Add vegetables to oven bag. Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Roasting a turkey for your friends may be simpler than you think. Rinse turkey, pat dry and brush with oil. Combine seasonings in a small bowl; sprinkle and rub evenly over turkey. Place turkey in oven bag on top of vegetables. Close oven bag with nylon tie; cut six 1/inch slits in top. Insert meat thermometer through slit in bag into thickest part of inner thigh not touching the bone. Tuck ends of bag in pan. Bake 1 to 2 hours for 8-12- pound turkeys; 2 to 2 hours for 12-16-pound turkeys; 2 to 3 hours for 16-20-pound turkeys; 3 to 3 hours fdP 20-24-pound turkeys or until meat thermometer reads 180 F. For Hghtly stuffed tur- keys, add hour to bake time. Let stand in oven bag 15 minutes. Cut open toP of bag. Use two carv- ing forks, inserting one in each end, to lift turkey from bag. Be sure the turkey is com- pletely thawed before start- ing to cook it. Depending on the size of the bird, this may take several days in the refrigerator. For a video on how to prep and cook turkey in the oven bags, go to www.reynolds kitchencon At that site, you can also find further facts and more Friendsgiving recipes. B2B Salon OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Work Session November 11,2013 The meeting began at 5:05 p.m. in the Lakewood Elementary Cafeteria. Directors Present-Justin Fletcher and Maribeth Wright. No Board action was taken. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretacy OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session November 11,2013 The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. Directors Present-George Meinecke, Rick Kaul, Justin Fletcher, Maribeth Wright, and Katherine Schmidf. The following motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the Consent Agenda. Approved the second reading of the 400 Board Policy Series. Approved Bradford Child Care Services, Inc.'s assignment of the Agree- ment between Norwalk Schools and Bradford Child Care Services to Phoenix Children's Academy contingent upon: -The receipt of a fully executed copy of the assignment document between Bradford Child Care Services and Phoenix Children's Academy, Proof of insurance provided by Phoenix Children's Academy, Assurance that Phoenix Children's Academy is fully licensed to pro- vide child care services within the state of Iowa, .Satisfactory references for Phoenix Children's Academy services provided at current child care centers are obtained. Approved participation in a 60 second or 30 second video production at- tached to the City of Norwalk's online video produced by CGI Communications and authorizes administration to enter into a contract if the funding for this project from an outside source is found. Approved the purchase of "PD36(T professional development software from School Improvement Network. Approved the amendment to the Norwalk Community School District 125 Flexible Benefits Plan which revises the definition of "spouse" to reflect the deci- sion of the Supreme Court of the United States. Approved application to the SBRC for Modified Allowable Growth for As- bestos abatement costs incurred by the District. The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON CONSOLIDATION OF URBAN RENEWAL AREAS, DESIGNATION OF EXPANSION TO URBAN RENEWAL AREA AND ON PROPOSED URBAN RENEWAL PLAN AMENDMENT Notice Is Hereby Given: That at 7 o'clock p.m., at the Cumming City Hall, Gumming, Iowa, on the 25 = day of November, 2013, there will be conducted a public hearing on the question of consolidating the Cumming Urban Renewal Area and the Gumming Commercial Urban Renewal Area (collectively the"Odgi- nal Areas") and on designating an expansion to the resulting Consolidated Gumming Urban Renewal Area (the "Consolidated Area"), pursuant to Chap- ter 403, Code of Iowa, by adding and including all the property legally described as follows: Certain real property situated in the City of Gumming, County of Warren, State of Iowa more particularly described as follows: Parcel 15000160444: A triangular Parcel of Land in the NW NW of Section 16, Township 77 North, Range 25 West of the 5 = P.M., Warren County, Iowa that is more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the NW corner of said Section 16, thence $8823'04"E, 740.00 feet along the North line of said NW NW to a point; thence S 5913'08"W, 862.00 feet to a point on the West line of said NW A NW ; thence N 0006'24"E, 462.00 feet along said West line to the point of the beginning and containing 3.923 acres including 1.170 acres of public right-of-way easement; as shown on the plat of survey filed at Book 2010, Page 5596 of the records of the Recorder of Warren County, Iowa; AND Parcel 15000160440: W NW (except beginning at the Northwest corner thereof, thence South 88 degrees 30 minutes east 640.0 feet, thence South 59 degrees 06 minutes West 761.5 feet, thence North 462.0 feet to the point of beginning) all in Section 16 Township 77 N Range 25 W 5" P.M. The subject matter of the public hearing will also include a proposed amend- ment to the urban renewal plans for the Original Areas, pursuant to Chapter 403, Code of Iowa, a copy of which amendment is on file for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk. The proposed amendment to the urban renewal plans will consolidate the Original Areas, add the property described above to the Consolidated Area, update the urban renewal plans for the Original Areas and authorize new projects and objectives for the Consolidated Area consisting of using tax increment fi- nancing to pay the costs of constructing improvements to the municipal sanitary sewer system in the Consolidated Area. At said hearing any,interested person may file written objections or comments and may be heard orally with respect to the subject matters of the hearing. Rachelle Swisher City Clerk/Treasurer I Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! 5921 SE 14th Street, Suite 1800 ~ Des Moines, Iowa ~ 515-287-1500 Booth Rental Now Available week Call 287-1500 for more information Tuesday-Friday - 9am to 8pm Saturday - 9am to 5pm Sunday - llam to 5pm Walk-ins Welcome OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED URBAN RENEWAL PLAN AMENDMENT Notice Is Hereby Given: That at 6:30 o'clock p.m., at the City Hall at 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa, on the 5th day of December, 2013, the City Council of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the question of amending the urban re- newal plan for the Norwalk Urban Re- newal Area to facilitate the undertak- ing of a new urban renewal project consisting of using tax increment fi- nancing to support Loffredo Fresh Pro- duce Co., Inc. in connection with the construction of new processing facili- ties in the Norwalk Urban Renewal Area. A copy of the amendment is on file for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk. At said hearing any interested per- son may file written objections or com- ments and may be heard orally with respect to the subject matters of the hearing. Jeff Rosien LEISURE LINE Concluded from p. 3 January 3-Movie Day at Jordan Creek: Kick back and enjoy a movie at Jordan Creek Century 21 Theatre. We" give the kids a choice between two movies and it will be rated G or PG. Cost: Norwalk residents $10, non- residents $11.50. February 20-Climb Iowa: Climb Iowa is Iowa's larg- est indoor climbing and training facility, with more than 10,000 square feet of climbing, 200 routes and problems. Included in the prices is all climbing equipment and two hours of unlimited climbing. A safety waiver must be completed and turned in to participate in this pro- gram. Cost: Norwalk residents $12, non-residents $13.80. March 19-Incredible Pizza of Urbandale: Over 100 games, ticket games and simulators await you! Included in the price will be an arcade game card and two hours of unlimited attractions such as bumper cars, go-karts, mini bowling, or mini golf! Must be 50" for bumper cars. Cost: Norwalk residents $25, non-residents $28.75. 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 run until the end of May. Days: Monday and Thursday; Time: 10- 10:30 a.m. SENIOR CITIZEN WII BOWLING Do you miss the game of bowling? Not quite as spry as you used to be. We invite you to try the game of Wii bowling. This game mimics actions performed in real life bowling without having to travel to a bowling alley. Each week teams will be assigned for those who show up and we will have a little competition. This program started October 3 and will continue until March. (Will take off during the holidays.) Place: Norwalk Public Safety Bldg; Time: Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m. WELL-SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Dates: December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7; Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Place: Norwalk Pub- lic Safety Building. REIMEN GARDENS: OUR HOLIDAY HERTIAGE/HICKORY PARK TRIP Quilts and Barns for the Holiday - the pattern of Iowa's landscape has changed since becoming a state in 1846. The fields are patched together, much like the country quilts that typified the agrarian lifestyle once prevalent in rural Iowa. Warm up in the Conservatory and celebrate the holidays in a colorful display inspired by the quilts and barns from our rural past. You will see quilts featuring Iowa's official quilt block, called the "Iowa Star." Afterwards, we will travel to Hickory Park for dinner (not included in the price). Meet at the Pub- lic Safety parking lot to load the bus at 2 p.m. Dates: Thursday, Dec. 10; Registration Dates: December 2 through December 13; Cost: Norwalk residents $17, non- residents $19.55; (includes garden and transportation); Minimum/Maximum: 6/16.