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.f OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT S :/,:, _L T, ,i..i ,F,;PER. ; ),; VI k#, l C (.>TA. S T .>;:, ..- ,i;,,,ll,  ....... ,i i ,;ii Ili,,i ,;t, I'"! 'l'lill'''i' III ii, [li 1 t Warren Town and County ws 50 Norwalk Warriors Vol. 45 No. 29 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, December 5, 2013 -,,t. Cookie and Candy The Art Thino M ay o r' s Sale Dec. 7 at Montesson 00om00rso00',m00rovo Moment United Methodist Church, School ..... south of Norwalk just off By Mayor Doug Pierce Hwy 28, will host their an- Main Street Montessori nual Cookie and Candy and Middle School, 925 Sale Saturda) Dec. 7, from Main St., will host their It sure doesn't seem possible, but this will be my last Mayor's Moment after four years of monthly articles. The time has gone by fast, but now it's time for a change and I wish Tom Phillips and the new Council the best as Norwalk moves forward with its growth, both resi- dential and commercial. First of all, I want to thank Frank Curtis, Eric Delker, Dave Murillo, Mike Leto, John Putbrese (two years) and Jamie Sylvester (two years) for their commitment to Norwalk and for their part in all that has been accom- plished during the past four years! My article in the Norwalk Living magazine for December highlights those accomplishments, so I won't reiterate them here. Most folks do not know how much time it takes to pre- pare for the council meetings, so thank each of you for those efforts. Secondly, I want to thank the City Staff for their total dedication and professionalism working for and serv- ing our city! Mark Miller led that group for two-and-a- half years while I was Mayor and Marketa Oliver for the last one-and-a-half. Both of these individuals put in countless hours to ensure that the Council had/has as much information as possible to make the best decisions for Norwalk. I have observed the Staff almost every day since becoming Mayor and know how much time they spend in researching/gathering information. I want to mention them by name/department (and in no par- ticular order) because they so deserve the recognition - Fire Chief, Dustin Huston; Public Works Director, Tim Hoskins; Parks and Recreation Director, Nancy Kuehl; Library Director, Holly Sealine; City Clerk, Jeff Rosien; Community Development Director, Josh Heggen for the last year (Chris Nosbisch for two-and-a- half years/Mike Johnson for six months) and Police Chief (Ret.) Ed Kuhl. Thirdl because they have supported the city in such a superb fashion, I want to thank the rest of the city employees for all of their hard work and for what they do to keep the city "running"! I am not going to list each of their names, but know that I appreciate each of you and what you mean to the continued success that the city has]will achieve. Finally, I want to wish all of you Safe Travels, a Merry Christmas and a Happy/Healthy New Year! Agenda City. Council Re mflar Business Meeting Agenda Thursday. December 5. 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 21, 2013 Regu- lar Council Meeting. 5. Consent Agenda. Expenditures Tax Abatements * Liquor license for China Dragon Receive and file AFR * RFQ for review engineers , Receive and file TIP Certification to County Concluded p. 2 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Goodies may be pur- chased for $6 per pound. All proceeds will be used to help a family have a Merry Christmas. SANTA TO VISIT CUMMING Area residents are re- minded that Santa will be at the Legion building (Main Street in Cumming) from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. Children may visit Santa, receive a treat bag, decorate a cookie and make a Christmas craft. Norwalk Hardware Collecting Toys Norwalk Hardware, 729 Main St., is once again a drop-off site for the col- lection of new toys for members of the Norwalk Ministerial Association to distribute to area children this Christmas. Non-pEishable food items are flso being col- lected for the Norwalk Food Pantry at New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr. Debbie Doo Wop, Dynamite Dan CD Debbie Doo Wop and Dynamite Dan, local mu- sic educators and enter- tainers, have completed their second CD called "Party!" They will hold another CD release party, at 6:30 p.m. Frida Dec. 6, at Java Joe's 4th Street The- atre in Des Moines. It is free and open to the pub- lic. Also, they will be at the West Des Moines Library at 10 a.m. Saturda3 Dec. 14. Dynamite Dan is Dan Trilk, who graduated from Norwalk High School. He teaches music classes at Main Street Montessori in Norwalk and performs throughout central Iowa. annual The Art Thing from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturda Dec. 7, at the school. It is open to the public. The family-friendly event will have many items for holiday shop- pers. There will be a gift boutique, holiday baker gift basket silent auction and a student art gallery. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment. New to the event this year is a soup supper. Wear a festive holiday sweater andbe entered in a drawing. All proceeds benefit the scholarship and arts programs. For a peek at auction items, "friend" on Face- book: Main Street Montes- sori and Middle School. Methodist Christmas Workshop Bring your children to the Christmas Workshop at Norwalk United Meth- odist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr., Saturda Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It's parent's time to shop, wrap gifts, or do your holiday baking. It's children's time to make gifts for their family and play reindeer games. Lunch is provided! Eclectic Artisans' Holiday Hours Holiday shopping hours have been announced for Eclectic Artisans, 1225 Sun- set Dr. The unique gift shop will be dosing the end of December. Shopping hours through December 24 will be 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve., Dec. 24. Shop During No00alk's Christmas Crawl Area residents will be able to do extra holiday shop- ping from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, during Norwalk's Christmas Crawl. 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. 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- dude 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 cheesecakes. 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 Tan will have fruit ka- bobs 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 items for the Norwalk Food Pantry and new toys for the Norwalk Ministerial Association. Girl Scout Troop Sponsors - Craft and Vendor Sale Saturday Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 2601 Border St., Norwalk, Girl Scout Troop 207 will have a Craft and Vendor Sale. Start your Holiday Shopping without the wiped out shelves after Black Friday. With reasonable prices and unique items, you will not leave empty-handed. This third annual sale supports local girls. With a slew of vendors and crafters selling, it would not be surprising if you got all your shopping done in one stop! From candles to Tupperware to jewelry, you can still have a happy wallet when you are done! Every item is a foot- step away with all the vendors in the church for your convenience. We hope to see you there! Best holiday wishes and happy shopping from Troop 207!