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Friday, July 8, 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.

“I hope you get to feeling better, my friend (Feeling lucky, July 6, 2022). I say ‘my friend’ as I read your article first thing every morning with my first cup of coffee. Take care.” – Merrill

I am almost back to normal, whatever that is. Cheers to you as well, my friend! – Shane

“I agree with your view of sports fans and what I define as sports fanatics (Sports Fans, June 20, 2022).” - George  

Well, being a fanatic depends on where your passions are. And, clearly, there are many who are passionate about sports. – Shane

“Shane, great column today (America, July 4, 2022). Yes, we are all Americans regardless of our individual backgrounds! My ancestors came from Denmark.” – Lyle

You are my favorite Danish-American, Lyle! – Shane

“Hi, Shane. Sounds like your mom lived a great life and enjoyed it with lots of gusto (Burying my mother, June 21, 2022). I'm sure she will be greatly missed. Sorry to hear you caught COVID and were not able to see the funeral in person. I'm sure your mom would understand. Sorry for your loss.” – Richard

Actually, my mother was likely giving me hell about missing her funeral. It’s all part of her gusto. Thanks for the note, Richard.” – Shane

“I was getting caught up on my Daily Umbrella and read about your mom passing (Burying my mother, June 21, 2022). Really sorry to hear that. Her joys sound like my mom’s. Cleaning and babies are her thing, too! It’s great you have such great memories of her. Be well, my friend.” – John

I understand enjoying babies, but cleaning? Maybe it’s a generational thing. Regardless, we are lucky to have them. I appreciate your words, John. – 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’ve got a rain chance ahead today that looks to die down by evening. After that, we’re left with dry 80s for the weekend. Monday brings another rain chance and a high near 90.

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

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FROM KCCI: Boone city official charged with assault has been sentenced to prison

BOONE, Iowa — The Boone city official charged with assaulting three people outside of city hall last year has filed an Alford Plea in the case and has been sentenced to prison. Amy Rasmussen has been sentenced to two years in prison. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Iowa House candidate charged with reckless use of a firearm

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A Democratic candidate for the Iowa House will appear in court later this month on a charge of reckless use of a firearm. House District 28 candidate Sonya Heitshusen was charged in connection with the incident that happened on June 27th at her West Des Moines home... READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Party at the pump: Iowa gas prices now decreasing

IOWA, USA — After months of paying more at the pump, gas prices are on the decline in Iowa. According to GasBuddy and AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in Iowa is approximately $4.56 as of Thursday, down six cents from the previous week..… 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 Private College or Private University in Iowa
1. Drake University
2. Simpson College
3. Grand View University



Carski Studios

By Jackie Wilson

Mark and Sarah Carson operate an independent art studio in Beaverdale. They won best of show at the 2021 Waukee Arts Festival.

A husband-wife team can complement and compromise in their home but not always in their careers. However, for married couple and artists Sarah and Mark Carson, both are each other’s best cheerleaders.

When Mark noticed unique artwork in Sarah’s sketchbook, she insisted it was a throwaway piece. Mark thought differently.

“One of her drawings in her sketchbook was a better piece, and we gave it to the world to see,” he said.

From the July issue of CITYVIEW.

MLB, July 7:  Astros 5 Royals 2, Tigers 2 White Sox 1, Cardinals 3 Braves 2, Dodgers 5 Cubs 3 ... READ MORE
Iowa Cubs, July 7: Iowa Cubs 6 Indianapolis 3 
Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:  Jaden Smith, Kevin Bacon, Milo Ventimiglia, Sophia Bush, Toby Keith, Michael Weatherly, Michael Weatherly, Billy Crudup, Robert Knepper, Jeffrey Tambor, Wolfgang Puck, Jake McDorman, Lance Gross

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

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
What do you call a french guy in sandals?'
PHILLIPE PHLOPPE! Got it Beckham Miller, William Snyder, Gail Tomlinson. Lori Bluml made a gallant effort.


Why don’t oysters share their pearls?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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