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Letter to the editor: Branstad rejects Central American refugees

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Considering the fact that Iowa’s population is aging and not increasing, it would seem practical for us to welcome immigrants, including refugee children. We already have a shortage of both...

Nancy Itani -

Mother does know best

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am
Ann Welch

Hopping for Joy

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

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Making a move to the health care area

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

What is the next step when it comes to making a move to the health care area? We have all heard the term nursing home. That horrible connotation that dredges up visions of retirement. What is a...

Letter to the editor

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

To the Editor:

Home health workers are in great demand. The main reason for the open positions in the U.S. is the low pay. Most home health workers are part-time and are paid minimum wage...

How well is your well?

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

By Ted Trewin

Dallas Co. Environmental Health

On a hot summer day nothing quite quenches your thirst better than a cold glass of ice water from your private well. Even though the glass...

If you get a chance, talk to a World War II veteran

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

My uncle Jack was a real hero in World War II – he brought home a Silver Star to prove it.

But Jack never spoke about his service, didn’t want to speak about those years he spent fighting...

Dancing with Bambi’s mom on the Interstate

Jun 12, 2014 9:00am

A late night trip home from Des Moines recently included a dance with Bambi’s mother on I-35. Julie and I attended a play at the Des Moines Community Playhouse after which we enjoyed pie and...

Remember me?

Jun 05, 2014 9:58am

Remember me? I’ll try to jog your memory. To begin with, you should be warned I do not like retirement! Anyone out there who is nearing that time, be prepared! If you don’t like sleeping ‘till 9 a...

It’s for the birds this season

Jun 05, 2014 9:38am

I was shopping at my favorite consignment store in Adel called Next2New, and I noticed that in the furnishing and home accessories area of the store there were a lot of birds and bird cages as a...

I don’t think this is what my teacher had in mind

Jun 05, 2014 9:09am

One of the biggest tasks we faced during our years in school was memorization.

I remember my teachers in grade school, junior high and high school sending us home with the admonition to “...

‘…Who has not created me a woman!’

Jun 05, 2014 9:07am

Some of my childhood heroes were Jewish men – Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David and others. As I grew older I developed an interest in Judaism that continues tod+ay.

In my studies I discovered...

Rain barrels saving water and reducing pollution

Jun 05, 2014 9:05am

Saving rainwater in barrels or cisterns is an idea that is thousands of years old but it is becoming popular again with homeowners. It has many ecological benefits. It provides a water source for...

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