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Good Thursday morning to you!
 

Are you the person who is early for everything? Or are you continually late?

I worked with a woman several years ago named Mary Brown, and she fit in the latter category. To her credit, she took responsibility and didn't shift blame. In fact, she shared something that stuck with me: “You are either planning on being on time, or you are planning on being late. But either way, you are planning.” How true.

As a teenager, I liked to see how quickly I could do things and still be on time. The result was that I was sometimes tardy. After several instances of showing up late for my first-period class, my teacher, Mr. Yocum, reported this to the principal, who then notified me that I would be spending my free time in detention. My Yocum never chastised me, never called me out in front of others, or never embarrassed me about this. He simply wanted me to know that there are consequences for being late.

When I started my first job out of college, I found myself stressed by the drive to and from work and the fear of being late. The solution was simple. By arriving a few minutes earlier, and staying a few minutes later, I avoided the traffic problems and found much of this stress to go away.

Today, I am rarely late because I plan on being early. So, yes, tardiness problems can be fixed, at least for me. I credit this to lessons learned from Mary Brown and Mr. Yocum. How about you?

Have a tardy-free Thursday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
shane@dmcityview.com
515-953-4822, ext. 305

 

Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Another hot, dry one in what looks to be a long string of hot, dry ones. The only rain chance for central Iowa during the near future appears to come on Friday during the morning and midday timeframe.

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

 
Things To Do
 
Thursday, June 10
⇛Garden Party
At: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines
Info: Guests learn simple gardening practices with exclusive access to the Garden while participating and hearing from experts. Tickets include a catered lunch by Trellis, and the making of your own native plant lotion. www.dmbotanicalgarden.com
 
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Traffic
 

Here are today's mobile radar locations for the Des Moines Police Department. Please drive safely!

3700 Hubbell Avenue
1200 block E. 17th Court
3300 block E. 38th Street

 
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Nine unclaimed Iowa veterans will be laid to rest

VAN METER, Iowa — Nine Iowa unclaimed veterans and two spouses will be laid to rest on June 18 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, and the public is strongly encouraged to attend. Hamilton's Funeral Home along with the Missing in America Project will secure their final resting place. Lanae Strovers, a funeral director at Hamilton's Funeral Home, has been working on this ceremony for two years. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: What you can learn about protecting yourself online from the DMACC cyber attack

ANKENY, IOWA — Students returned to campus at DMACC in Ankeny on Wednesday for the first time since a cybersecurity breach shutdown portions of their network last Friday. Students will be back in class again on Thursday to begin a new semester – but online students still don’t know when they’ll be back.   READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: As COVID deaths slow down, funeral services picking up

DES MOINES, Iowa — The way we have mourned those lost during the pandemic was changed the past year. With the number of COVID deaths slowing down now, funeral director Laura Lundberg said those impacted in 2020 are finally having services. ... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

 
The Score
 
NBA Playoffs, yesterday's game: Phoenix Suns 123 Denver Nuggets 98
 
Iowa Cubs:The Iowa Cubs (10-20) surrendered six runs in the third inning, losing 8-4 to the Columbus Clippers (12-19), Wednesday at Principal Park. READ MORE ...
 
MLB: Cubs 3 Padres 1,  Blue Jays 6 White Sox 2, Cardinals 8 Indians 2, Angels 6 Royals 1 READ MORE...
 
 
 
CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021
 

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Local Travel Agency
1. Allied Travel
2. Creative Vacations
3. The Travel Center

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Personalities
 

Meet Jori Coghlan: Encouraging students to be their very best

By Becky Kolosik

After graduating from Indianola High School, Jori Coghlan had zero intentions of ever returning to Indianola.

“I attended Iowa State University with a major in elementary education and got my first job teaching fifth grade in Norwalk,” Coghlan recalls. “It was a great community, but shortly after the birth of our first son, I realized what an awesome childhood and education I had in Indianola, so we decided to move back.”

Coghlan didn’t decide on pursuing education until the middle of her senior year of high school. Her dad did play-by-play for Warren County sports at the local radio station, so she considered sports journalism. However, a part-time job at the newspaper quickly made her realize she didn’t like working late hours.

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Snapshots

Free fishing weekend was held and fishing clinics were held at a variety of places. Pictured is a DNR official showing youngsters a catfish at a clinic held in conjunction with Adair County Conservation and Greenfield Optimists.  - Photo by Tammy Pearson

Want to see your photo included in the Daily Umbrella? Send your Snapshots to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com, and maybe it will be chosen!

 
 
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Birthdays and Notables!
 

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Kate Upton; Judy Garland; Faith Evans; Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland; Sasha Obama; DJ Qualls; Tara Lipinski; Bobby Jindal.

SUBMIT: Want to wish someone a Happy Birthday or a Congratulations on their big day? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

 
 
Poll of the Week

How many different vehicles have you owned in your life?

None
1-5
6-10
11-15
16 or more

 

Which is not really a sport?

Auto racing - 21%

Bowling - 2%

Billiards - 21%

Fishing - 45%

Golf - 11%

 
Morning Chuckle
 
YESTERDAY'S RIDDLE
What color socks do bears wear?
THEY DON'T WEAR SOCKS... THEY HAVE BARE FEET!
Aaron Burns got the first half. Russ Cerniglia got the whole answer. So did someone else, and I apologize, I can't find the name.
 
TODAY'S RIDDLE:
Why does the milking stool only have three legs? (Another Beckham Miller submission that made me LOL.)
 
Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com Answer in the next Daily Umbrella.
 

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