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Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
Good Wednesday Morning to You!

NBC newscaster John Cameron Swayze was the spokesman for a series of TV commercials that tested Timex watches against jackhammers, paint mixers, washing machines, water skiers and event an elephant. After each test, Swayze uttered, “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking.”

Those eight words continued to be the slogan for Timex watches for many years. I cited it the other day when I was mocked for wearing my Timex Ironman sport watch that I have donned for a few decades. My quoting of that slogan brought about a lot of blank stares from the 35-and-younger crowd.

Doesn’t matter. My Timex rocks. It gives me the time and date. It has a stopwatch, three alarm settings and some other features I don’t know how to use. It also has a button to push so the screen lights up — Indiglo style! The Timex Ironman remains the king of black plastic wristwatches, but don’t take my word for it. Bill Clinton has been seen wearing a Timex Ironman. Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Mario Lopez have been spotted wearing versions of it, too. Even Rihanna.

Yes, I also own one of those fancy Apple Watches, the ones that hack — I mean track — your personal data. I won it at a trade show a few years ago. Then I decided that if Apple wanted my personal data, they could pay me for it, rather than the other way around.

So I strap on my Timex Ironman most days. It doesn’t need recharged. It doesn’t send me annoying alerts. It doesn’t sync with anything. I change the battery every year or so, I put a new band on it once, and I have to adjust it for Daylight Savings Time. But other than those tasks, this timepiece has been maintenance free — just the way I like it.

So mock me for my Timex Ironman watch, if you must. Truth be told, my watch and I have a lot in common. We can both take a licking and keep on ticking.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman

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Wednesday, Feb. 16
Des Moines Oak Leafs Hockey - high school hockey
At: MidAmerican RecPlex, 6500 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines
Info: The Des Moines Oak Leafs feature some of the best high school hockey players in the state and boast a rich history that dates back to 1961. Free admission. For more information, visit www.dmoakleafs.com.
Other upcoming Oak Leafs games:
Wednesday, Feb. 16 vs. Ames Little Cyclones - JV @ 6 pm, Varsity @ 8 pm
Saturday, Feb. 19 vs. Dubuque Saints - JV @ 4:30 pm , Varsity @ 6:30 pm
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THE OLYMPICS... U.S. men’s hockey team eliminated in Olympics quarterfinals, falling to Slovakia in dramatic shootout ... READ MORE FROM NBC NEWS

FROM KCCI: Iowa bill would ensure food safety from third-party delivery services

DES MOINES, Iowa — Food delivery apps like Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats could face new restrictions under a bill moving through the Iowa House. The Iowa Restaurant Association says 40% of restaurants across the state have complained about problems with food delivery services. Drivers not following food safety guidelines is one of the biggest concerns. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Group caring for disabled Iowans facing ‘disaster’ due to staff shortages

DES MOINES, Iowa — It is more than a problem. “I think we are passed crisis. We’ve been in a crisis for a while. This is a disaster,” said Marcy Davis, the CEO of Candeo Iowa. Managed Medicaid service providers that assist disabled Iowans like Candeo Iowa in Johnston have felt the squeeze of a nationwide worker shortage. Davis said, “We have over 50 positions that we are hiring for right now.” That is a number that represents around 25% of the business’s entire staff.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa to pay $5 million in legal fees in school abuse case

Witnesses testified that students were often kept in isolation for weeks or put in device called “the wrap” that left them immobilized for up to five hours. .... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2022

CITYVIEW announced its 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Feb.1. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Dermatologist
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2. Dr. Timothy Abrahamson - Greater Des Moines Dermatology P.C.
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However, she admired her three aunts, who were teachers, and her grandma, who was a teacher’s assistant. She thought the profession would be perfect for her, as she noticed her relatives were all in charge of their classrooms.

“I thought it was cool they were the boss and in charge,” she reflects. “I wanted to be the boss.”
She adds, “I also had an amazing second grade teacher. I remember walking into the classroom, feeling safe and cared for. In high school, I had an amazing orchestra teacher who was always fun and made sure we worked hard.”


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