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Good Friday morning to you!
 

Are you a trusting person? Or do expect the worst from seemingly everyone? The answer to that question is most likely related to the last time you were hustled, who you were hustled by, and for how much.

My father operated a gravel and excavation company, and like most small business owners, he needed to collect payment for services. I asked him if he ever got stiffed, and if so, what he did about it. His answer was simple. He said, “Hustle me once, shame on you. Hustle me twice, shame on me.” His choice of words were a bit different, but you get the idea.

I have lived by those words. I am generally a trusting person, but I try not to make the same mistakes with the same people twice. If I do, I have nobody to blame but myself.

The unfortunate truth is that there are a lot of hustlers out there, and we most all can become easy prey in certain situations. When we do, we become less trusting of others. That’s a learned response, much like the reason we don’t put our hands on hot coals a second time.

This might explain why the older that people are, the more cynical they seem to be. Maybe they have been burned more. Hustled more. Cheated more. Chalk it up to experience.

But doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance? Maybe. That’s a roll of the dice and depends on how much of a gambler a person is.
Meanwhile, the world might be a better place if we could all be a bit more trusting — at least the first time.

Have a fantastic Friday, 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

More storm chances will be around today, especially late. This rain chance lingers through most of the day Saturday as well. Rain chances decrease Sunday and Monday and will mainly affect us late both days as an upper-level system hangs around the region. Highs stay in the 80’s.

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

 
Things To Do
 
June 25-27
The Des Moines Arts Festival
Central Iowa’s crown jewel for attracting professional artists from around the nation. Attendees enjoy eclectic food, interactive art, live music and the Interrobang Film Festival. Historically, more than 200,000 visitors attend each year. Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines; www.desmoinesartsfestival.org
 
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Traffic
 

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

700 block S.E. 14th Street
2000 block Indianola Road
4600 block Hubbell Avenue

25th Street from University Avenue to Forest Avenue will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021, through 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. This street closure is necessary for slurry seal.

 
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Gov. Reynolds to deploy Iowa State Patrol officers to U.S. southern border

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds will send members of the Iowa State Patrol to the United States’ southern border. The governor's office announced Thursday that Iowa State Patrol officers will aid law enforcement efforts in response to a request from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: State Climatologist observes changing Iowa rainfall patterns

DES MOINES, Iowa — The lack of rain in June early was a sort of change for normal here in the state of Iowa. June is for the northern 2/3 of state the wettest month of the year typically receive regular rainfall cross the state,” said Dr. Justin Gilsan, Iowa State Climatologist. “We started warm and very dry preliminarily the eighth driest start to tune on record is back 149 years.”  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Going backward: Study says decade of child care progress could be erased due to COVID

owa families continue to struggle with food insecurity, managing their mental health and having proper child care during the pandemic. New data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows nearly a decade of progress could be erased by the COVID-19 pandemic.. ... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

 
The Score
 
Iowa Cubs:  The Iowa Cubs (15-27) fell 8-6 to the Omaha Storm Chasers (31-13), Thursday in a rain-shortened game at Principal Park. READ MORE...
 
MLB: Yankees 8 Royals 1, Indians 4 Twins 1, Pirates 8 Cardinals 2, Cubs 4  Dodgers 0  READ MORE...
 
NBA Playoffs: Clippers 106 Suns 92. Suns lead series 2-1
 
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 Maternity Care or Birthing Center
1. Iowa Methodist Medical Center
2. MercyOne
3. Broadlawns

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Personalities
 

Meet Claire Krause: Returns to home district from Chicago

By Jackie Wilson

Claire Krause is happy to return home to teach for the same West Des Moines Community School District she grew up in.

Krause recently completed her first year of teaching sixth grade at Hillside Elementary. She is originally from Clive, graduated from Valley High School, attended Iowa State University and moved to Chicago.

While in Chicago, she’d been working at an office job at Northwestern. Her aunt, a teacher, suggested she try tutoring. The fifth grade student she tutored was ideal.
“I loved it,” she says. “I was all in (for teaching) after that experience.”

She obtained her teaching degree and taught in Chicago for seven years. The Chicago public schools were starkly different to the schools she attended.

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Snapshots

Before cell phones and the Internet, the farm bell in rural areas was an important means of communication. A sturdy metal cast iron bell was often mounted on a post, just outside of the kitchen door. It could be rung for meals, used to sound a prearranged message to farm hands in the fields or to communicate with neighbors. In the old days, they were used to alert people to everything from fires to Indian attacks. The sound of a properly mounted farm bell can travel up to 7 miles. 1900s Farm, Living History Farms. — Photo by Paul Houston

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Digital Editions
 
Bondurant Living magazine is published each month and mailed to every household in the community. The June issue cover story, "Rural Roots," is about residents who made the transition from farm to town life. Look for other features, informational articles and local photos. Each edition, as well as the archives, may be viewed at www.iowalivingmagazines.com.View this week's digital issue here.
 
 
Birthdays and Notables!
 

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: George Michael, Linda Cardellini, George Orwell, Anthony Bourdain, Ricky Gervais, Busy Philipps, Carly Simon

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

 
 
Poll of the Week

Which one would you choose to satisfy your sweet tooth?

Apple pie
Chocolate chip cookie
Milkshake
Brownies
Cupcake

 

How do you like your coffee?

Black - 62%

With milk - 2%

With cream - 15%

With sugar - 2%

All of the above - 5%

None of the above - 14%

 
Morning Chuckle
 
YESTERDAY'S RIDDLE
What happens if a dock made of hickory wood gets wet?
YOU GET A SLIPPERY HICKORY DOCK! Got it Shane Goodman, Judy Anderson, Brian Buethe and Lynne George!
 
TODAY'S RIDDLE:
How can you go without sleep for seven days and not be tired?
 
Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com Answer in the next Daily Umbrella.
 

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