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Businesses that are participating are Alternative Out- doors, Amore Pet Boutique, JJ Designs, Maid-Rite, Malia's Yoga and Wellness, Massages by Misty at Mas- sage & Health Studio & Spa, Mr. Movies/Beach Club Tan, Nails Spa, N/Warren Town and County News, Taco John's, Tacos Andreas and Villaggio restaurant. 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 a big prize basket. This special shopping event will offer great stocking stuffers and some special offers. N/Warren Town and County News and Alternative Outdoors will be collecting non-perishables for the Norwalk Food Pantry. The newspaper office will also collect new unwrapped toys for the Norwalk Ministe- rial Association to distribute to area families. Face painting by an elf for the children and massages for adults, along with discounted Spa and Massage Gift Certificates and affordable gifts will be at Massages by Misty. Also at the business there will be a book signing by veteran and author Miyoko Hijiki. Customers may also purchase her book, which is about a woman in com- bat. Agenda City, Council Regular Business Meeting Agenda Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 6 p.m. 1. Call to order at 6 p.m. 2. Approval of Agenda. 3. Presentation(s)- 4. Welcome of guests and public comment. (3 minute limit, no action) 5. Approve Minutes - November 20, 2014 regular council meeting. 6. Consent Agenda. a) Expenditures. b) Tax Abatements. c) Second, of three, readings of an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, by adding a new district to Chapter 104 relating to the Southeast Service Area Benefited District. d) Second, of three, readings of an Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, Chapter 177, by adding a new section for Southeast Service Area Benefited District. e) Approve, receive and file FY 2014 Urban Re- newal Report. f) Receive and file annual Code of Iowa section 403.19 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) indebtedness cer- tification to County Auditor. 7. Public Hearing on and consideration of a Resolu- tion disposing of property at 515 Snyder Avenue. 8. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the is- suance, execution, delivery and sale of revenue bonds (Wellmark YMCA project), series 2014 in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,000,000. 9. Consideration of a Resolution approving the dis- posal of municipal property (work out room equip- ment). 10. Consideration of Resolution consenting to the assign13aent of Development Agreement to Gregg Young Concluded p. 3 Deadline For Worship Services Norwalk area pastors and church secretaries are re- minded that Frida3 Dec. 12, is the deadline for submit- ting information about special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Worship services to this newspaper of- rice. Schedules for Christmas worship and programs will be printed in the Thursda Dec. 18, issue. St. Paul Lutheran Trees, Tastes And Trimmings Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Martensdale will hold their annual Trees, Tastes and Trimmings Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new worship center, 615 Iowa Ave. The original building was de- stroyed by fire in October of 2011 and this will be the first Trees, Tastes and Trimmings held in the new church. There will be home- made cinnamon rolls in the morning and a chili and soup luncheon will be served. Homemade Christmas cookies and candy will be sold by the potmd. Also, there will be a display of trees and free cookies and warm cider will be served. Vendors, including 31 Gifts, Scentsy, Tupperware, Norwex, Tastefully Simple, Pam- pered Chef, Celebrating Home and more, will as- sist customers with their holiday shopping. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and have a chance to see the new worship center. Booster Club Fundraiser The NorwalkAthletic Booster Club is continuing their fundraising cam- paign by selling Norwalk Athletic wear this winter at several JV/Varsity bas- ketball and wrestling events. Great Christmas gift items include hats, gloves, sweatshirts and scarfs. These items will be on sale December 4, 11, 12, 16 and 18 at the High School. All profits from these sales will go toward the athletic programs at Norwalk High School. Linn Grove Cookie, Candy Sale Members of Linn Grove United Methodist Church, south of Norwalk just off Hwy 28, will host their annual Oookie and Candy Sale Satulrday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. t(o 1 p.m. at the church. G0ddi-es may be pur- chased for $6 per pound. All proceeds will be used to help a family have a Merry Christmas. Christmas Lights At Fellowship Church Usher in the Christmas season by visiting Fellow- ship Community Church, 225 Nozth Avenue, in Norwalk! FCC invites the public to a Synchronized Lights and Live Nativity event from 6-8 p.m. Satur- day, Dec. 13, and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. More than 60,000+ Christmas lights will cover the vari- ous trees and bushes on the property and will be synchronized with Christ- mas music that can be heard in your vehicle. A live nativity with real ani- mals will also be a part of the event. Take in the sights and sounds of this event from the comfort of your vehicle...free cookies and hot chocolate will be brought to you! This is a FREE event, however, do- nations will be accepted and will be used to assist local needy families. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21. For more information, visit their website at fccnorwalk.org or call the church office at 981-0699. Santa will ride through Norwalk on a FIRE TRUCK Sat., Dec. 13, starting at 9 a.m. Listen for the sirens! J l Santa at Community Bank Santa will be at the Community Bank, 235! Sunset Dr., Ste. 101, Norwalk, Saturda Dec. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. Area children are in- vited to take free pictures with Santa. GS Craft and Vendor Fair Members of Girl Scout Troop 207 will hold their fourth annual Craft and Vendor Fair Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 2601 Border St. Customers will have a chance to do early gift shopping with more than 40 crafters and vendors displaying their products. Breakfast With Santa & Mrs. Claus City State Bank, 801 Main St., will host Break- fast with Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday, Dec. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be cocoa, do- nuts, goodie bags, prizes and more. Visit With Santa In Cumming Cumming American Legion and Auxiliary, along with the Cumming Park Board, invites all chil- dren and parents to visit with Santa Sunday, Dec. 7. Santa will be at the Legion building on Main Street from I - 3 p.m. Come by and talk to Santa, frost a cookie, make a craft and enjoy the fel- lowship. KC Breakfast December 7 Knights of Columbus "MADE TO ORDER" Om- elet breakfast is Sunday, Dec. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. They will be serving made to order omelets with top- pings such as onions, pep- pers, mushrooms, toma- toes, bacon or sausage, along with hashbrowns and drinks. A free-will do- nation will be accepted and the proceeds go to the Norwalk Ministerial Asso- ciation for needy families in the community. Find These Legal Notices Inside This Issue. CITY OF CUMMING Notice of Hearing 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 2014 Minutes of Special Council/Planning and Zoning Meeting of Nov. 20, 2014 Minutes of Nov. 24, 2014 Council Meeting WARREN COUNTY ZONING Ordinances 377-Z and 378-Z