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Good Monday morning to you!

Easter has come and gone, but one question still remains: Do bunnies lay eggs?
   In the minds of at least some folks, the answer is apparently yes. An article in Woman’s Day magazine in 2018 stated that, according to Google, the phrases "Do bunnies lay eggs" and "Do rabbits lay eggs" each received between 1,000 and 10,000 average monthly searches. Before you lose hope in society, maybe we have become smarter since 2018. Maybe.
    There’s also this. That same article referenced a 2017 National Dairy Council sharing that 7 percent of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
Just so we are clear, bunnies do not lay eggs, and brown cows do no produce chocolate milk. At least not yet, but there is always hope.
     Have a marvelous Monday, and thanks for reading.

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

Des Moines Weather
High 80, Low 61. Sunny. Mostly cloudy today. Might be a stray shower or thunderstorm. Yes, "might" is a bit vague, but weather forecasting isn't an exact science. And if you think these warm temperatures are here to stay, think again. Look for a return to cooler temperatures as the week progresses.
The Score
SOFTBALL: The University of Iowa softball team defeated Indiana, 2-1, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at Bob Pearl Field.
MEN'S SOCCER: The Drake men's soccer team defeated Bradley, 2-1, on Senior Day Sunday April 4 in the Bulldogs final regular-season home match of the season.
MEN'S TENNIS: The Drake University men's tennis teams remained unbeaten in Summit League action and improved to 3-0 against league foes with a 6-1 win at Oral Roberts Sunday afternoon.
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Iowa State Patrol reports fatal crash in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Iowa — One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Sunday night. The Iowa State Patrol tweeted that authorities were called to a crash near Highway 17 and Northwest 158th Avenue at about 6:15 p.m. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Des Moines Pools in Danger Without More Lifeguards

DES MOINES, Iowa — Warmer temperatures are often a sign that swimming pool season is right around the corner, but Des Moines’ five public pools are facing a roadblock because there aren’t enough lifeguards to staff them. … READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Every adult in Iowa now eligible for COVID vaccine | Here's how and where to schedule an appointment

Iowa is nearly four months into its COVID-19 vaccination process, and every single adult in the state is now eligible to get the vaccine. Individuals 16 years and older can get the Pfizer vaccine while those 18 and older are eligible for the Moderna vaccine. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers have voted:

Best Local Chocolate/Candy Store
1. Chocolaterie Stam
2. Chocolate Storybook
3. Beaverdale Confections


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A deep sense of pride for Urbandale:
For Karla Rendall and her family, there’s no better place to be.

By Lindsey Giardino

Karla Rendall has nothing but love for her Urbandale community.
She and her husband, Dan, have lived in town since 2007. They’ve been in three different homes, with their current place situated in the Waterford development. The Rendalls actually weren’t planning to move from their previous home, but an agent had approached Dan (himself a part-time real estate agent) and said he had a client moving to town who wanted to purchase their place. Although it wasn’t for sale, the Rendalls were given an offer they couldn’t refuse. While they hadn’t intended to move, the family has found that the new area of town where they live is a great fit.
“Honestly, it really was a godsend because the neighborhood here is phenomenal,” Karla says. “There are so many kids and so many great parents, and we’ve become really good friends with a lot of them.”


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Things To Do

Monday, April 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (first Monday of the month)
Virtual Writer's Workshop
At: Zoom for the Des Moines Public Library
Info: Writers share writing samples and receive feedback from others in the group. If you would like to share your writing with the group, visit www.dmpl.org/events for details.
*Note: This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.
**In July and September the workshop will meet the second Monday of the month since the Library is closed on the first Monday for a holiday.


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Happy Birthday to these celebrities

Pharrell Williams, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Colin Powell, Booker T. Washington. You probably know... Colin Powell is a retired four-star general who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State. But, did you know, Powell was wounded twice in Vietnam, the second time in a helicopter crash. He rescued two other soldiers in the crash. And, his parents were Jamaican immigrants.

Poll of the Week

Do you, or did you ever, own a skateboard?

How many trees have you planted in your life?
50 or more - 17%
25-49 - 5%
11-24 - 19%
1-10 - 46%
none - 13%

Morning Chuckle

What did the thief who stole a calendar get?

Kathi Dellaca adds, it was 12 months of hard time!


What do you call a line of rabbits walking backwards?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com. Watch for the answer tomorrow!


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