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Friday, March 11, 2022
Good Friday Morning to You!

Welcome to the Friday mailbag, where you will find comments, questions and ideas that were sent recently by many of you.

“Loved the Daily Umbrella this morning (March 8, 2022). Damn toenails!” - Barry

Maybe we should just have them removed? Then again, maybe not. – Shane

“I really enjoyed Darren’s pickleball article in CITYVIEW this month! I dropped him a note letting him know that it was well done. I suspect you put a bee in his ear to research and write it, so thank you, too! After all, the fastest-growing sport in America deserves the attention. Hope to catch you on the courts someday.” – Chuck

I enjoyed the article as well, and I hope to see you on the courts, too. - Shane
“Shane, the Newton Maid-Rite (March 3, 2022)” has always been a destination for my husband, Bradley, and me when we would go visit family or attend the Iowa Speedways races. (Brad grew up in Newton) We love their food and the service is always friendly!  Brad’s sister had moved way from Iowa over 30 years ago to teach in Arizona.  She and her husband had retired a few years ago, and she wanted to do a summer memories tour during their visit with us.  Of course, the Newton Maid-Rite and Maytag Cheese were on the itinerary. Thanks for sharing about a local business that has been such a long-time staple in the Newton community. - Lu Anne

You are welcome, and my first visit to the Newton Maid-Rite won’t be my last. – Shane

“Hi Shane, I just want to say that I enjoy your columns. Keep up the good work. Today’s column (March 8, 2022) hit home with my wife and I, and we can sympathize with your dilemma. Although, as we have grown older (and we are much older than you), we attribute the fact that it is harder to trim our toenails is because our arms have grown shorter! Have a good day. God bless.” - Larry

Ahhh. That may explain my shrinking pants, too. – Shane

“Hello, Mr. Goodman. Your ‘Kick the habit’ column in the latest Winterset Living magazine rang true with my experience. My dad said at the age of 14, he started smoking unfiltered Lucky Strike cigarettes. He continued smoking them up until a year before cancer took him at age 82. Luckily, my two brothers and I did not seem to be affected by second- and third-hand smoke. Although, because of my father’s and her father’s smoking, my mother had a spot on a lung. For the dangers of smoking, I am grateful there is currently so much awareness and so many people that do not smoke. Also, I appreciate your addressing the issue.”- Hank

If one person chooses to stop smoking from it, then it was worth it. Thank you for the note, Hank. – Shane

“Good morning. As a working and now retired LEO who grew up in New Jersey where police officers identify as being ‘On the job’ pronounced as ‘On da job,’ I've had the plate ‘ONDAJOB’ for many years. (March 8, 2022). For a few years, I had a Mustang also with the plate ‘FLATFOOT.’ Thanks for thoughtful reads each morning.” - John

You are welcome, John. Are you now OFFDAJOB? – Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, 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

We’ll see a chilly and blustery Friday and then a nice warming trend that starts Sunday and brings us well into next week before rain chances move in next Friday.

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

Things To Do
Jurassic Quest
Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 12
Iowa Events Center
730 3rd St, Des Moines
Jurassic Quest is Back Indoors and Better Than Ever! See over 100 life size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and an incredible 50 foot long Megalodon. Jurassic Quest is the world’s largest, most popular dino event on tour with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Meet our trainers, baby dinos and see our walking dinosaurs in live interactive show. You don’t want to miss the dinosaur rides, giant fossil dig, animal art tattoo, inflatables, science stations, crafts, games & MORE! Buy tickets here.
Featured Home For Sale
Attention Realtors, post your listings here for $50. Contact pat@dmcityview.com for details.
806 Shaw St,
Des Moines, IA 50309
Welcome to this fully updated 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home close to Downtown Des Moines! Great front covered deck for you to enjoy morning/evening drinks. Spacious living room with good natural light as you step in, and first bedroom off the front with ample natural light as well. Dining room at the center of the home for great entertainment, and fully updated kitchen with plenty of cabinet space next to the dining room .... SEE MORE ABOUT THIS LISTING
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The Score: Iowa State offense goes cold as they fall to Texas Tech in Big 12 Tournament ...READ MORE FROM KCCI


FROM KCCI: Madison County family finds cherished possessions after deadly tornado

MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — As the warning sirens blared across Madison County on Saturday, Tom and Cecilia Lloyd began rushing down the stairs to get into a safe spot. Tom remembers the wind pushing him over a couch and having to hold on to a door. The last thing he recalls is trying to reach back for his wife. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Two new announcements that impact Polk County leaders

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two current long-serving members of the Polk County Board of Supervisors announced decisions about their future on Thursday and it means that they will not have to run against each other this November. The decisions follow several months of confusion and drama about new district boundaries for the state’s largest county. READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa budget panel: Tax cuts reverse revenue growth next year

A state panel responsible for tracking Iowa revenue trends said Thursday that growth continues at a good pace but that tax changes signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds last week could reverse that trend beginning next year.. … 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 Prairie Trail Bar
1. Whiskey River
2. Magee’s Irish Pub & Eatery
3. District 36 Wine Bar & Grille


Growing up with hockey:
Clemmensen says Oak Leafs about camaraderie and building skills.

By Sofia Legaspi Dickens

If someone mentions hockey, you might picture competitors brawling on the ice, knocking their opponents into the stands, teeth missing from fights past.
Hockey may be just that for some people. But for 15-year-old Carson Clemmensen, it’s all about the camaraderie.
“It’s a lot of fun having practices every day with some of my best friends,” says Clemmensen, a sophomore at Waukee High School. “I love every single one of them. They’re almost like brothers to me.”


Read more

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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:Anthony Davis, Johnny Knoxville, Terrence Howard, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Alex Kingston, Thora Birch, John Barrowman, Greg Olsen, Austin Swift, LeToya Luckett

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's the difference between a jeweler and a jailer?
Thanks for the other guesses, Mark Mikkelsen


What’s the difference between a cat and a comma?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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