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Friday, March 18, 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.

“Who knew toenails (March 8, 2022) would become such a job years later? And me dealing with Medicare folks, how many are plain mad Medicare won’t pay for just a trim?” – Diane

Bingo. And let’s not even talk about ear hair. - Shane

“I always have Psalm 23 Stuart Townend 2013 Integrity Music playing in my head. I set up my phone alarm with that song. Thanks for keeping your editorials to smiles (March 10, 2022). I prefer not to have my blood pressure raised so early in the morning.” - Donna

Thanks, Donna. I am for low blood pressure, too. - Shane

“Looks as though I have a new song to sing every morning (March 10, 2022). Though I am more partial to the theme song to ‘Oklahoma.’ Insert Oprahoma as you see fit. There are 2 phrases that I repeat at work when someone asks how’s my day. ‘I’m alright. It’s the world that’s all wrong.” And ‘I don’t have bad days; some are just better than others.’ Attitudes are contagious! Thanks for the awesome read this morning!” - Jimmy

Well, as Oprah once said, “If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.” Thanks for the note, Jimmy. - Shane

“Shane, thank you for your uplifting emails and positivity every day in a world that could use a lot more of this kindness (March 10, 2022). Unfortunately, we will always have hatred, violence, disease, etc. in our fallen world, but reading your positive words and knowing that there are WAY more positive people in the world than negative always puts a smile on my face. Yes…that song will be stuck in my head all day! Thank you!” - Kim

Kim, I have a wonderful feeling that everything’s going your way. - Shane

“Growing up, family drives (March 14, 2022) were just a part of the week and usually included ice cream — banana split on rare occasions! At our house, COVID brought back some ‘drives around the neighborhood.’ We just needed to get out. We have continued the drives, so far, but not as far now, as gas prices have us watching the gas gauge.” - Diane

We may have to resort to walking. - 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

Rain and snow will be with us on a chilly Friday with only minor accumulations expected. We warm back to the 50s Saturday and the upper 60s Sunday and Monday. Rain chances return late Monday into Wednesday.

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

Things To Do
Iowa Home Show
Friday, March 18  – Sunday, March 20
Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines
You won't want to miss these home vendors! FREE ADMISSION & PARKING. Just in time to finish up your home improvement projects for spring! See the latest in home improvement, remodeling, design, outdoor living and more. Meet with local and national vendors that can help you tackle any size project!
Featured Home For Sale
Attention Realtors, post your listings here for $50. Contact pat@dmcityview.com for details.
3118 56th St,
Des Moines, IA 50310
Welcome home! You'll be wow'd by this 3 bedroom home on Des Moines' Northwest side! This home is close to all the amenities from gas to groceries, you can find it all within 1 mile! Pulling up you'll be greeted by an oversized 2 car garage and wonderful mature trees. On the main level of this home you'll find a spacious living and dining room filled by natural light... SEE MORE ABOUT THIS LISTING
See More Homes For Sale

FROM CITYVIEW: STRAY THOUGHTS: Lessons from a misguided pots-n-pans salesman ...READ THIS STORY IN CITYVIEW

FROM KCCI: Youth hockey coach charged with misdemeanor assault after dispute during game

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A video of what appears to be a hockey referee being attacked on a rink in West Des Moines has thousands of views on social media. KCCI learned Eric Conard from Urbandale, who's also a coach for one of the teams, was charged with misdemeanor assault. The disagreement was over a call the referee made....READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: 11-pound woolly mammoth tooth found in north Iowa

SHELDON, Iowa (KCAU) — A woolly mammoth tooth was found in early March on the property owned by Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) in Sheldon. Justin Blauwet was the one to discover the tooth on March 4 during construction observation on a lift station project for the City of Sheldon, according to the release from DGR Engineering.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: 'Horrendous conditions': Animal Rescue League of Iowa removes another 225 animals from SE Iowa home

ARGYLE, Iowa — Last month, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa removed 42 dogs and 41 hamsters from the home of an unlicensed breeder in Lee County. On Tuesday, March 15, the ARL's mobile rescue team removed another 225 animals from "horrendous conditions" in the same home.  … 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 Sports Commentator or Columnist
1. Keith Murphy - WHO TV Channel 13
2. Elgin Rucker - KCCI Channel 8
3. Scott Reister - KCCI Channel 8


Volunteering is a family affair
Kuhse sewed 500 bell covers so the grades 5-12 bands could ply during the pandemic.

By Marsha Fisher

Jodi Luellen Kuhse was born and raised on a farm just north of Minburn.

“My parents, Steve and Sharon, raised cattle, sort of as a hobby, only with twice the work,” chuckles Jodi. “But they always were volunteers. It was mostly with the American Legion and 4-H, but I was also involved, so it was just natural for me to look for opportunities to volunteer as I networked to get involved in the Adel community.”

Jodi opened Luellen Chiropractic in 1999 and jumped right into volunteering through the Adel Kiwanis Club.

“I joined Kiwanis shortly after opening my office and helped with casino nights, greenery sales, and Kiwanis-sponsored community activities,” says Jodi.


Read more

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The Hall in Valley Junction held activities throughout the day yesterday, trivia at night and corned beef and cabbage to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Photo by Jayde Vogeler
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Digital Editions
Ankeny 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 Karen Ericson!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Adam Levine, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, Danneel Ackles, Ciara Bravo, Sutton Foster, Dane Cook, Mike Rowe

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

Poll of the Week
Do/Did you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?

Will you continue to wear a mask in public?
Yes - 37%
No - 55%
Not sure - 8%

Morning Chuckle
What do you get when you combine a four-leaf-clover with poison ivy?
A RASH OF GOOD LUCK! All on the right track: William Snyder, Lori Bluml, Rex Post, Gail Tomlinson


What does a flower say when it's surprised?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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