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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Good Tuesday Morning to You!

I once read that there are two things in life you should never let someone see you do: pick your nose and trim your toenails. I was reminded of this after watching a “Seinfeld” rerun this past weekend where Jerry is scratching the outer edge of his nostril, but his girlfriend sees him from the opposite side and thinks it’s “a pick.”

Don't worry. I am not going to write about nose picking. But, beware, I am going to write about toenail trimming.

We have most all seen old people with horrendously long toenails. Sharp edges. Yellow in color. Disgusting. As a younger man, I often wondered how this could possibly happen. Just trim your toenails, for Pete’s sake. It’s not that difficult.

Now I understand. My toenail-trimming process has been the same for years, but it is getting more challenging. I step up one foot at a time to the toilet seat, grab the clippers and trim away, shooting the shrapnel into the toilet bowl. Easy enough. But now I find myself having to stretch before I start the process. The back and legs just don’t bend in that position so naturally anymore. As such, I find that I don't trim my toenails as often. They now have sharp edges. A bit yellow in color. And, well, disgusting.

During my freshman year in college, my friend Joel entered my dorm room and asked if I had a toenail clipper. I handed him one, and he proceeded to trim his toenails — on my bed. I yelled, “What are you doing!” He responded with the deer-in-the-headlights look. I told him to trim his toenails in his own room. I never saw those clippers again, and that’s a good thing.

Have you ever trimmed a baby’s toenails? They are so soft and clean, they practically trim themselves. Trimming an older person’s toenails is like cutting through iron. What happened?

My wife tells me I should have a pedicure. She’s probably right, but it just doesn’t seem natural for me. Then again, bending over the toilet seat isn’t either.

Have a terrific toenail-trimming Tuesday, and thanks for reading.

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


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures will be with us on this breezy Tuesday. Wednesday cools into the upper-30s again. We’ve got another snow chance ahead Thursday, with amounts looking similar to Monday’s snowfall. We’ll then be in the 20s on a blustery Friday.

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

Things To Do

Mammoth Live Presents
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus Tour
with Special Guest Ida Mae

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7:30 p.m.
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Stabbing in Johnston: 
JOHNSTON, Iowa – On Monday, March 7, 2022, at approximately 5:16 p.m., the Johnston Police Department responded to the 5300 block of Merle Hay Road for the report of an individual who had been stabbed during a conflict at a business. Upon arrival to the area, officers found an adult male with a serious stab wound and began immediate medical treatment. The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department offered advanced life support, and the victim was transported to a local trauma center.

FROM CITYVIEW: Hy-Vee and INDYCAR Announce Premier Music Lineup for Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend July 22-24 ...READ MORE FROM CITYVIEW

FROM KCCI: Police: 15-year-old killed in shooting outside of East High was not a student there

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police said one person has died and two others hospitalized in a shooting outside of East High School on Monday afternoon that injured three people. Police at the scene said there are “multiple shooting victims outside of the school.” ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Here’s why governor says that she only gave education bonuses to teachers

DES MOINES, Iowa — Tax cuts are on the way for most Iowans. And depending on whether you agree or disagree with the idea of cutting taxes, they either mean taxpayers get to save nearly $2 billion a year when they are fully phased in or that state leaders will have to figure out how to do without nearly $2 billion a year for services for residents. READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Bird flu confirmed in NW Iowa commercial turkey flock

The discovery of avian influenza is especially troubling in Iowa, the nation’s leading egg producer... … 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 Place to Have a Kid’s Birthday Party
1. Great Escape - Pleasant Hill
2. Let’s Slumber It
3. Pump It Up


Right at home:
Stanton says church and schools make community great

By Lindsey Giardino

Kristina Stanton has nothing but love and appreciation for the community she’s only been part of for a little over a year. “I couldn’t have picked a better town and community to move to to raise my kids,” she says.

Stanton and her children moved to Polk City in January 2021 when she rented an apartment in the older part of town.

“I chose to live here because I wanted that small-town vibe without having to be too far from the city,” she says. “I’ve lived in both big cities and small towns, and I’ve always loved the small-town feel better because you get to know your neighbors, and having more people near and around me makes me feel safer.”
Stanton enjoys the specific location of her apartment, too, as well as the neighbors she’s met over the past year.


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Hy-Vee’s Disaster Relief convoy stocked with water, snacks, meals and fresh produce traveled to areas of Central and Southern Iowa - including Pleasant Hill, Winterset and Chariton - yesterday to help those affected by the tornadoes that ripped through Iowa. Crews will be working with first responders again today to make sure those working on recovery efforts are fed and receive support at various locations throughout those communities. Hy-Vee provided several thousand meals to community members yesterday.
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Adel Living magazine is published each month and mailed to every household in the community. In the March issue cover story, "Cold Turkey," residents share the struggles — and rewards — of quitting smoking. Also included are other features, informational articles and local photos. Each edition, as well as the archives, may be viewed at www.iowalivingmagazines.com. Read the March issue here.
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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:Milana Vayntrub, Kat Von D, Freddie Prinze Jr., James Van Der Beek, Aidan Quinn, Lester Holt, Leon Robinson, Kenny Smith

SUBMIT: Send your birthday greetings and congratulatory notes to:tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Poll of the Week
Will you continue to wear a mask in public?
Not sure

Do you like when restaurants play music?

Yes- 28%
No - 19%
Depends on the type of music - 53%

Morning Chuckle
What is the difference between the Sahara and Jello?
Lots of correct answers of AN 'S' ... ONE IS A DESSERT AND ONE IS A DESERT! Got it Rex Post, Gail Tomlinson, John Zeitler, Brendan Comito, Judy Anderson, William Snyder, Lori Bluml, Debbie Sinnwell, Gail Pecht


A man tried to rob a bank using jello cast in the shape of a gun. What crime was he charged with?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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