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Friday, June 17 ,2022
Good Friday Morning to You!

Welcome to the Friday mailbag, where you will find some of the comments, questions and ideas sent recently by subscribers of this newsletter. They are edited for space and clarity.

“Like many things in my life I, too, was a late bloomer when it came to tying shoes (Cowboy boots, June 13, 2022). Nowadays, I don't look forward to tying my shoes. My belly limits my range of motion when bending over, and I usually get winded when doing so.” – Jimmy

Try tightening your belt. – Shane

“Good morning, Shane. Hope all is going well for you… with your daily messages it feels like we are having coffee every day. That’s probably creepy, but I count it as a good thing.” – Joseph

The feeling of having coffee together isn’t creepy, but the photos of me pasted all over your walls are concerning. – Shane

“Shane, I read your article this morning (Cowboy boots, June 13, 2022) and just had to laugh, and here is why. This weekend I was at my parents’ house helping take care of some things. Well, yesterday morning after I thought I was done and ready to leave, there was something I needed to go out to one of the barns to do. The grass was still really wet, so I decided I would just slip on my dad’s work boots, so I did not get my other shoes all wet. My wife thought the work boots and shorts were a pretty funny look and could not resist the photo opportunity. I just thought I would share as I am sure you will get a kick out of it as well. As you mentioned, not a real good fashion look, but I am not usually accused of that anyway.” – Allan

The shorts/boots combination work for some people, just not you or me. Thanks, Allan. – Shane

“Shane, what a touching column you wrote for the Daily Umbrella today (Grandparents, June 16, 2022). Tears here. We need more Bettys and Bobs in our world today.” - Susan 

I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you for the note, Susan. – 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

Dry and very warm conditions will be with us through Saturday. Hot weather moves back in Sunday through Tuesday. Our next rain chance doesn't come until next Wednesday.

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

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Things To Do

FROM KCCI: City of Grimes plans to build destination park on 14-acre property

GRIMES, Iowa — The Wallace Farm in Grimes stands empty and derecho damaged, but all that is about to change. The city of Grimes bought the 14-acre property a few years ago. Now, they have a plan to build a park on the site. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Police say fights among minors led up to West Des Moines carnival shooting

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The West Des Moines Police Department is putting together the pieces of a violent night at a carnival in the Valley West Mall parking lot. “Thankfully no one was hurt by the gunfire or hit by gunfire. It’s, as I say, it’s completely irresponsible. It could have been a really tragic situation really, really quickly,” said Sergeant Jason Bryan with the West Des Moines Police Department. ...READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Clive Police Department prepared to make changes if gas prices get too high

Even if the department goes past its budget, however, Clive PD says its commitment to keeping the community safe won't change..… READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

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 Home Painter
1. Blue Line Painting
2. Peterson Painting
3. Kreative Koatings, Inc.


Norwalk graduate now keynote speaker

By Lindsey Giardino

Alex Dorr can’t say enough good things about the community in which he was raised, especially when it comes to his education.
The 2009 Norwalk High School graduate is now a keynote speaker for leadership development company Reality-Based Leadership and typically gives more than 100 speeches a year across the nation helping leaders focus on how to evolve their mindset and be happier at work even under challenging circumstances.

Recently, Dorr, who now lives in a Dallas, Texas, suburb with his wife and two kids, was invited to return to Norwalk and give a speech to students. The experience had him reflecting on the different teachers he had and how his schooling wasn’t just about the curriculum.

His teachers made a point to pose interesting questions and go the extra mile to “work on your mind, not just your knowledge of facts,” he reflects.


From the June issue of Norwalk Living magazine.

MLB, June 16:  Mets 5 Brewers 4, Padres 5 Cubs 4 ... READ MORE
Iowa Cubs June 16: Iowa Cubs 2 Omaha 8
NBA June 16:Golden State Warriors win NBA championship with Game 6 victory over Boston Celtics, 103-90
Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday this weekend to: Bob Wiley on June 18 and Tom Miller on June 19.

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:Kendrick Lamar, Venus Williams, Amari Cooper, Marie Avgeropoulos, Barry Manilow, Greg Kinnear, Will Forte

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

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
How are people like clothes during a heat wave ?
THEY ARE SWEATERS! Got it Rex Post, Gail Tomlinson, Judy Anderson


Why don’t eggs tell jokes?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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