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Monday, March 21, 2022
Good Monday Morning to You!

 When we first launched The Daily Umbrella about a year ago, one of the areas that I thought we could help our readers and advertisers with was employment. It was a real challenge for employers to find employees then, and it still is today. We do publish some help wanted ads in our magazines, but they most all publish monthly and employers want someone hired today. With that in mind, we posted job openings on this newsletter each weekday morning for free — free for the job seeker to view and free for the job poster to place. We continue to do that with each issue. So how do we make money at it? We don’t, but that’s OK. We will figure that out later.

Through the process, I learned what many of you would say was clearly obvious: there aren’t enough people who are available, able or willing to work to fill all the job openings that exist. Employers know that they have to compete with other employers and attract employees who are already working elsewhere and may not be actively looking right now. They need to find ways to reach these folks or their friends or their family members or anyone who might encourage them to apply.

By posting jobs each day on The Daily Umbrella, we hope to help in that way. But we also learned that the job posting board needs to be simple to use and deliver quick responses. If you have placed any employment ads on the behemoth job boards in recent months, you know how complicated, cumbersome and costly they have become. So we created a new site that is simple, searchable and stress-free for everyone involved. It will continue to be a free service, and we hope that job seekers and job posters find it helpful. And, as always, we do not track or sell your personal data to anyone. Ever.

Check out the job board here and let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas on how we can make this even more beneficial to all involved. And, if you are an employer and have an opening, post it today.

Have a marvelous Monday, 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

A windy and warm day is ahead before rain chances increase late this afternoon and this evening. Rain then continues into Tuesday and into Wednesday, with cooler highs. Thursday will be dry and cool before we head back into the 50s Friday and Saturday.

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

Things To Do
Iowa Wild vs Manitoba Moose
Monday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd St, Des Moines
To purchase tickets, or for more information on the team, call the Wild at 515-564-8700 or visit www.iowawild.com.
Featured Home For Sale
Attention Realtors, post your listings here for $50. Contact pat@dmcityview.com for details.
3515 50th St,
Des Moines, IA 50310
Welcome to this charming home located close to Beaverdale in Des Moines. Great location just minutes away from the interstate, parks, and restaurants. This home sits on nearly .5 acre with a detached two-car garage, large concrete patio, and storage shed. Walking in, you will notice the character throughout. Original hardwood floors on the main level, beautifully detailed fireplace with built-ins, arched walkways, and many more features.... SEE MORE ABOUT THIS LISTING
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FROM KCCI: Sweet Sixteen! Cinderella Cyclones upset Wisconsin to advance

MILWAUKEE — The Cinderella Cyclones are headed to the Sweet Sixteen! Iowa State, the 11-seed in the Midwest Region, upset the 3-seed Wisconsin 54-49 Sunday night in Milwaukee. Gabe Kalscheur scored 22 points to lead the way for the Cyclones, who won only two games all last season. Now, they are headed to Chicago in incredible fashion.....READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Creighton upsets Caitlin Clark and Hawkeye women in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lauren Jensen scored 19 points against her former team, including the go-ahead 3 with 12.9 seconds left that lifted No. 10 Creighton over Caitlin Clark and second-seeded Iowa 64-62 Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA Tournament.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Bird flu case forces killing of 5.3 million chickens in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The confirmation of bird flu at another Iowa egg-laying farm will force the killing of more than 5 million chickens, state officials said Friday.
It's the second confirmed case of avian influenza in Buena Vista County, about 160 miles northwest of Des Moines, but the latest outbreak is at an operation with 5.3 million chickens. The earlier case was at a farm with about 50,000 turkeys. … 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 Craft Beer
1. Confluence Brewing Company
2. Exile Brewing Company
3. Lua Brewing


Residents share their experiences of quitting smoking.

By Lindsey Giardino

Karen Alles began smoking in 1965 mostly as the result of peer pressure and “wanting to be cool.” Over the years, she bought countless generic non-menthol filtered cigarettes.
She was a heavy smoker from then until 2003. That year, she had a wake-up call in the form of a nightmare.

“I dreamed my little granddaughter, Taylor, was standing over my grave crying hysterically and screaming, ‘You killed my grandma,’ ” Alles says. “The next day, the shopper came with an article for a class called Freedom from Smoking, which was offered by our local hospital and taught by Kim Hulbert. I called and enrolled. With God’s help, I followed the steps and quit on April 23, 2003, and have not smoked since.”


Read more

EMPLOYERS: Place your help wanted ad on our Jobs Board for FREE! For information about placing your ad in our print products, email pat@dmcityview.com.

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Hope you enjoyed your St. Patrick's Day as much as this fellow. Photo by Celeste Tilton
Send your photos to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com!
Digital Editions
Grimes/Dallas Center 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.
And, for weekly updates and more news, subscribe to the Grimes/Dallas Center Living Weekly! To subscribe, visit www.iowalivingmagazines.com and click on the SUBSCRIBE button.
Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Belated Birthday Wendy Goodale, who celebrated March 19.

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Gary Oldman, Scott Eastwood, Matthew Broderick, Jace Norman, Adrian Peterson, Rosie O'Donnell, Kevin Federline, Melissa Gorga, Diggy Simmons, Yandy Smith

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 does a flower say when it's surprised?
WHAT IN CARNATION?! Got it Gail Tomlinson. 


Why are so many leprechauns florists?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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