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Thursday, November 28, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen LEISURE LINE Concluded from p. 3 (up to 10 players); Minimum/Maximum number of teams: 4/12. ADULT DODGEBALL LEAGUE Join a couple of friends and come out and enjoy an evening of dodgeball. ris league will play on Sunday Roy's Towing & Recovery December 7 - 10 A.M. 515-225-6088 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION 155 S. 13th St.- West Des Moines, IA 50265 Vehicles can be viewed at 9 a.m., auction start, promptly at 10 a.m. Cash or Credit Card are the ao cepted forms of payment. All vehicles are sold in ar "as is" condition. No guarantees are implied, or of- fered, by the City of West Des Moines, or by person, or companies in contract with the West Des Moine, Police Department. Kelly Ayers 515-225-6088 fax 515. 223-!2082 YEAR MAKE/MOD VIN 1993 Buick Regal 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 2g4wb14t6p1420354 3B7HC12Y6YG107323 1999 DODGE CARAVAN 2001 KIA SPORTAGE 1B4GT54L2XB600859 KNDJB623715095279 1998 CHEVY LUMINA 2GlWL52M0W9213133 2003 CHEVY IMPALA 1995 FORD RANGER 1989 SAAB 900 2002 BUICK CENTURY 2000 VOLKSWAGON CABRIO 2000 FOR~ FOCUS 1997 CADILLAC DEVILLE 1996 CHRYSLER CIRRUS 1993 INTERNATIONAL 8000 2003 HYUNDAI SONTATA 1999 CHEVY TAHOE 1998 CHRYSLER SEBRING 2G1WF52E439342603 1FTCR10A3STA62785 YS3AT76L6K7008788 2G4WS52J521165942 3VWCC21VXYM806234 1FAFP36P2YW208469 1G6KD54Y1VU292741 1C3EJ56HOTN145581 1HSHGLPR4PH478848 KMHWF25H03A755243 1GNEK13R6XJ338675 4C3AU52N3WE152576 nights at the Norwalk Middle School. This league will be self-officiating. Register as a team. You will need a minimum of six players with a maximum of 10. This league is a first come, first serve basis until it is full. Dates: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9; Registration: December 16 through December 27; Times: 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.; Cost per team: $30 (up to 10 players); Minimum/ Maximum: 4/8. 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 outreminders 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, GOVERNMENT IN ACTION Concluded from p. 1 own risk. This would allow them an August 2014 start of Operation at the Norwalk site. Item 9-Council approved a Resolution for a plat of survey related to Loffredo Fresh Produce Co., Inc. Item 10-Council passed the second reading and waived the third to vacate the city-owned alleyway property. The alleyway will be transferred to the Norwalk Community School. Item 11-Council approved the third reading of an Ordinance amending speed regulations on North Av- enue westbound and eastbound at the intersection of North Avenue and R57 (27th Street). Item 12-Council approved the final reading of an Ordinance amending placement of stop signs at the in- tersection of North Avenue and R57; Prairie Rose Drive at Echo Ridge Trail; northbound on Foxtail Circle at Prai- rie Rose Drive; northbound on Switchgrass Trail at Prai- rie Rose Drive; southbound on Switchgrass Trail at Beardsley Street; northbound on Braeburn Drive at West Pine Avenue; northbound on Orchard Trail at Sycamore Drive and westbound on Valencia Court at Orchard Trail. Item 13-Council approved a Resolution amending the City Manager's employment agreement. Reports Norwalk Community Development-Director Josh Heggen reported the city's new City Planner is Luke Parris. Parris began working for the city of Norwalk Monda Oct. 2.1. There have been 71 building permits issued for 2013 with nine of the permits in November. That is a yearly total of $31 million. Norwalk Fire Department-The department re- sponded to a gas leak in Orchard Hills. Chief Dustin Huston reported 536 people attended the station open house, with 400 being children. Fire prevention mate- rial was handed out to 45 children and 30 adults. The department visited Oviatt Elementary and spoke to 28 classes of K-2nd (616 children) and two classes of Pre-K (52 children). Training for the department induded EMS and Fire training, both classroom and practical. Inter- nal Recruit Class worked on extrication, which included cutting up three cars. There were 49 EMS calls and 29 fire calls for the month. Norwalk Police Department-Statistics for the month are not complete due to the data not available from Westcom. Officers were involved in several labor inten- sive and resource demanding investigations during the month and as the investigations are ongoing, no infor- marion can be reported at this time. Under special events for the department: Additional staff for traffic control was required for the Simon Estes concert recently held in Norwalk. Chief Eddie Kuhl of- tidally retired after 40 years of service. The department responded to 483 calls for service for the month of Sep- tember. Clerk's Office-There were 11 dog licenses issued, 740 year to date. Five impounded dogs, six parking tickets and 33 new resident packets distributed. 1996 FORD TAURUS 1FALP52U8TA109767 ,a,, 2003 FORD ECONOLINE 1FTRE14W23HC06326 1993 CHEVY $10 1GCCT14ZP8165316 2004 JEEP LIBERTY 1J4GL48K04W275366 2007 MAZDA MZ3 ]MIBK123871649078 1990 JEEP CHEROKEE 1J4FJ58L7LL254529 1997 OLDSMOBILE IG3HC52KXV4854497 REGENCEY 1998 CHEVROLET MALIBU ~ 1GIND52TIWY186892 1993 2002 1994 1996 1998 1996 2002 2001 1991 1998 1994 CHEVY 1500 BUICK LESABRE TOYOTA COROLLA CHEVROLET LUMINA JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE FORD EXPLORER CADILLAC DEVILLE BMW 740 " HONDA ACCORD IGCEK14Z6PZ144155 164HP54K12U103524 JT2AE09B2R0060653 2GIVVN52M8T9250517 1J4GZ78Y8WC219829 IFMDU34X3TZA03114 1G6KD54Y824179607 WBAGH83411DP17499 1HGCB7552MA006436 CHEVY MONTE CARLO 2G1WX12K0W9240134 CHEVY BLAZER 1GNDT13VV3R2128448 Iowa College Aid Announces Launch of its Blog, Education Empowers New blog features student stories, covers financial aid, college and career planning The Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) has announced the official launch of its agency blog, Education Empowers. The blog is a new re- source for students, parents and educators providing practical informative and en- gaging tips and insights related to financial aid and college and career planning. "It's meant to offer tips and advice from not only our agenc3 but from education experts across the state," said Karen Misjak, executive director of Iowa College Aid. "We also include posts from current students and recent high school and college graduates to provide real-life insight for students as they plan for life after high school and college." The name Education Empowers was chosen as it encompasses the influence edu- cation has to change an individual's life. New posts will be added to the blog on a (NAPS ~)~-Kikknman's Kara- Age Soy-Ginger Seasoned Coating Mix infused ginger- soy flavor to a dish without requiring any marinating time. For Chinese New Year entertaining tips and recipes, download Kikkoman's official Chinese New Year Celebration Guide at www.Kikkoman US.~com. vide an email address to follow Education Empowers," explained Misjak. "That wa) they will conveniently receive the most recent posts as soon as they are available." For information about the resources and services provided by Iowa College Aid to help Iowa families plan, prepare and pay for college, visit www.Iowa CollegeAid.gov or contact Iowa College Aid at 877_-272-4456. Cooking with Smart Balance Omega Cooking Oil' and Eggs brings heart- healthy omega-3s into the nutritional mix. For recipes and more information, visit www.smartbalance.com. weekly basis and will supplement Iowa College Aid's efforts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Iowa College Aid will even accept blog requests and write about top- ics readers find pressing. Several entries will be written by guest bloggers, such as college admissions representatives, college graduates who overcame unique circum- stances and financial aid advisors. "This blog represents the vision of ouragenc) that all Iowans can achieve an edu- cation beyond high school," said Misjak. "It will serve as a resource to students, their families and the professionals that servethem. We hope this blog will contribute to the success of our Iowa students as they rot only plan for postsehondary success, but throughout their entire educational experience.' Education Empowers can be accessed at: http://iowacollegestudentaid commission.wordpress.com/. "We hope that Iowans will bookmark our site or pro- * * *