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Good Wednesday morning to you!

I would like to have my name carved in stone. Why not? It would be a record of my name and important dates for generations to remember me by. And that, my friends, is why we have tombstones.

I am a history buff, and, as such, I enjoy walking through cemeteries, whether they be in Washington, D.C., here in Des Moines or in my hometown of Algona. Reading the tombstones is a somber and serious walk down memory lane that brings tears and smiles, as well as an appropriate feeling of respect that you just can’t get by visiting an Internet page.

Whether or not your bones or ashes are buried in the ground is a discussion for another column, but there is no denying that a historical marker is important.

Despite this plea, my in-laws chose not to have tombstones. They both wanted to have their bodies cremated and their ashes spread in a place that was meaningful to them. My wife and her family respected their wishes but still chose to have a swing dedicated in their name at a park on Lake Panorama, where they lived for many years. That’s a good second choice.

As much as I believe in the reasons to have names and dates engraved on tombstones, I am sensitive to having it done too early — like when you are still alive. That’s creepy. And confusing. Although I appreciate the pre-planning, there will be plenty of years to have my name etched in stone after I’m dead.

I’m not in a hurry on this one.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and, as always, thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Another nice day is ahead temperature-wise with slight rain chances starting by late afternoon and lasting through Thursday. Friday and Saturday look great with dry conditions and warmer temperatures. It gets a bit cooler Sunday through Tuesday with what appear to be pretty slim rain chances.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

Things To Do
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m.
⇛Mean Girls Trivia
At: Smash Park
Info: It will be so FETCH! Teams must register in advance and have 8-or-less players. The entry fee is $5 per team. Must be 21-plus to participate. www.facebook.com/SmashParkDM/events
First place: $100 Smash Park gift card.
Second place: $50 Smash Park gift card.
Featured Home For Sale
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Here are today's mobile radar locations for the Des Moines Police Department. Please drive safely!

200 Blk E Peyton Ave
1000 Blk Herold St
2000 Blk SW 9th St

Merle Hay Road from Madison Avenue to Aurora Avenue will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. each night through Monday, October 11, 2021. This street closure is necessary to install a new water service to the Kohls building.

SE 18th Street from Scott Avenue to Maury Street will be closed through Friday, October 15, 2021. This street closure is necessary for sanitary sewer installation for the new Municipal Service Center building.



A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Cedar Rapids PD solves 50 year old murder of 17-year-old

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — After 50 years, the Cedar Rapids Police Department solved the murder of a 17-year-old girl. Maureen Brubaker-Farley was reported missing on Sept. 20, 1971. Four days later, her body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Des Moines police officer shoots woman allegedly wielding knife downtown

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines police officer shot a woman who was allegedly wielding a knife downtown Tuesday evening. The shooting happened around 6:25 p.m. near the intersection of Walnut Street and 13th Street.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Residents tossed kids out of windows to safety amid fire at Valley West Inn, officials say

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A three-alarm fire at the Valley West Inn in West Des Moines forced people to jump from windows to safety Monday night.
Fire crews say people were tossing children from windows when they arrived on scene. ..

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Local Automotive Salesperson
1. Todd Lee - Willis Cadillac
2. Dallas Schurman - Karl Chevrolet
3. PJ Caffrey - Karl Chevrolet


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Lynde pieces cars, motorcycles back together: Sets sights on sentimental projects

By Rachel Harrington

Sitting in Lance Lynde’s garage is a 1970 Z28 Camaro that he bought about 14 years ago.

Two years later, he restored it. “I’ve worked on cars since I started working in a body shop in 1988,” says Lynde. “As a kid, my grandpa used to come over and fix parts of my dad’s car with Bondo. That always fascinated me. He would just spray paint the car after putting Bondo on it. It was kind of primitive, but I always wanted to learn how to do it myself.” Lynde says that he has always liked Camaros.


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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:Elisabeth Shue, Olivia Thirlby, Jeremy Sisto, Amy Jo Johnson, Britt Ekland, Jazz Jennings, Jacqueline Obradors, Roshon Fegan, Tony Dungy

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Poll of the Week

Should religious exemptions be allowed for COVID-19 mask requirements?

Not sure


Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandated in Iowa?

Yes - 67%
No - 29%
Not sure - 4%

Morning Chuckle
What do you call two chess enthusiasts bragging in a lobby?
What does Arnold Schwarzenegger say at the start of a chess game?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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