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Friday, April 8, 2022
Good Friday Morning to You!

Welcome to another Friday mailbag, where you will find comments, questions and ideas that were sent recently by subscribers of this newsletter.

“Hi Shane, we also had several boxes of old electronics and cords plus desktop computers and printers. (March 23, 2022) We downsized and moved right before the pandemic, and now we’re down to one box of each ‘essential’ old electronics and cords. … Keep writing!” - Patty

Me, too. But it’s a big box! – Shane

“Hi, Shane. Just wanted to let you know, if you do want to get rid of your electronic devices (March 23, 2022), West Des Moines Elementary schools would gladly accept them for Maker Space, STEAM or Inquiry labs. Kids take them apart and look at their parts. Thank you.” - Kristy

What a great solution! Thank you, Kristy. - Shane

“Great article. Thanks for reminding me of George Carlin (March 24, 2022). Made me look through some of my stuff and find his book, and I will be re-reading it.” – Roma

George was one of the best, and his comedy routines make me laugh no matter how many times I hear them. - Shane

“Thank you, Shane, for sharing your school bus experience (March 28, 2022). A great reminder to all of us to drive responsibly and safely. Blessings on you and your family!” - John

Most of us learn lessons the hard way. I know I do. - Shane

“Pranks show your age (March 31, 2022). When working, I would tape the button down on the phone cradle. When it rings, they would take the receiver out of the cradle, and the phone would continue ringing. Can’t do that one anymore!” – Chuck

No wonder I can’t hear anyone on my office phone. – Shane

“I have wanted to slap you before but you bench pressed more than me (April 5, 2022).” - Kirk
The only thing I am pressing now is my luck. And that is running out. – 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

Mostly cloudy skies will likely stick around for most of the day along with those breezy conditions. Saturday will be nicer, with lighter winds and highs in the low 50s. Expect a high near 62 on a breezy Sunday before rain chances return on a warm Monday.

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

Things To Do

April 9 - 10, Wells Fargo Arena

Pack up the whole family and head down to Wells Fargo Arena for Monster Jam, the world’s biggest monster truck tour. You’ll see driver competing in speed and skill as they maneuver some of the biggest names in monster trucks, including Monster Mutt, El Toro Loco, Grave Digger, Captain’s Curse, Earth Shaker and more. Winners will be granted a spot at the Monster Jam World Finals in Orlando, Florida. If the adrenaline rush just isn’t enough for you, get tickets to the Monster Jam Pit Party before the show on Sunday, April 10. Get up close and personal with the monster trucks, meet the drivers and enjoy fun for the whole family. Find tickets and additional information at iowaeventscenter.com.

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FROM KCCI: Iowa sailor killed in attack on Pearl Harbor to be brought back home after 80 years

WASHINGTON — An Iowa sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor is finally headed home. On Thursday, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced in a release that Navy Storekeeper 3rd Class Harry Nichols was accounted for May 30, 2019. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Reynolds to close troubled Glenwood Resource Center in 2024

GLENWOOD, Iowa — Governor Reynolds on Thursday announced that the state will close the Glenwood Resource Center within two years. The announcement, made jointly with Republican leaders at the State Capitol, comes less than four months after Iowa DHS Director Kelly Garcia told families of residents that there were no plans to do so.   READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Shooting Thursday near Drake University leaves 1 man dead

DES MOINES, Iowa — UPDATE (12 p.m. April 7): Des Moines police confirmed a man has died in connection to the shooting that occurred Thursday morning near Drake University. The man, in his forties, was shot multiple times inside an apartment complex near 34th and Forest avenues, police said. … 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 Spiritual and Alternative Healing Center
1. Perspire Sauna Studio
2. Inner Space;
3. Des Moines Acupuncture Clinic


For the love of the game

Hender took to the ice when he was 4.

By Darren Tromblay

For Ankeny’s Dylan Hender, the game of hockey has been in his blood for nearly as long as he can remember.

“I learned to skate when I was 4, when my dad would take me and my brother to open skates,” he says.

“I Immediately fell in love and wanted to skate without any help,” Hender says. “I remember my first time playing hockey was when I was 6. I was smiling nonstop the entire game. From there, it took off. I’ve had a love for the game ever since then.”


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Keep Iowa Beautiful photo contest winners

Category: Iowa Cities
1st Place: Sharon Scarff of Wayland
Robert D. Ray Best of Show Award Winner – First Place
“Snake Alley in Bloom”

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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to Gary Ross today and Tim Daugherty on Saturday!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Robin Wright, Skai Jackson, Patricia Arquette, Taylor Kitsch, Katee Sackhoff, Julian Lennon, DeJ Loaf, Izzy Stradlin, Kirsten Storms, Chuck Todd

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

Poll of the Week

How much do you spend on gas each week?

$1 - $25
more than $100


Which complete decade produced the best music?

1950s - 4%
1960s- 32%
1970s- 37%
1980s- 17%
1990s- 8%
2000s- 1%
2010s- 1%

Morning Chuckle
Q. What happened to the guy who was fired from his job as a furniture upholsterer?
A: HE RECOVERED or HE NEVER RECOVERED! Thanks Rex Post, William Snyder, Gail Tomlinson, Dewayne Johnson, Janet Jackman, Chuck Golliher, Lori Bluml. Lu Anne Gafford offers HE WAS FIRED FOR DOING A TACKY JOB. Barb Breeser says HE GOT NAILED.


Q. How do you know you really love your furniture?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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