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Opinion

I won $4 playing Power Ball, being kind and the big Valentine’s box

February 17, 2015 On The Road Again

If you are like me, the thought of winning $500 million plus is out of this world. When I start thinking about that, my head starts spinning and I’m thinking about exotic vacations, new vehicles and new everything, even new underwear. I’m making a list in my brain to give donations to churches, schools, set […]

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Sour Grapes – Jan. 28 to Feb. 18

February 12, 2015 Sour Grapes

CATCHING UP! This and that Technology is great. I have an application that keeps track of where I go when I exercise. I don’t use it very much, but figured on a warm January day it was time to try jogging around Van Horne. I turned on the program, and began my run. The first […]

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RATSKIN’S RUMBLINGS – Feb. 11, 2015: Get cable or get game … BZZZ!

February 11, 2015 Amana Colonies news

Got cable? Got dish? If you’re into live sports, 24/7/365 news on the second, and accessibility to pay-per-view events such as those offered by the WWE, you’d probably have answered yes. But with the number of specialty channels on commercial broadcasting’s digital subchannel tier, and many more on the way, who might need cable or […]

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JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT – Strong heart, strong bones

February 11, 2015 Amana Colonies news

By JESS NABOR RTRCT Radiology Technologist, Marengo Memorial Hospital As healthcare professionals we like to focus on every aspect of our patient’s health. As we celebrate National Heart Month in February, we want to remind everyone that keeping your bone strength at a healthy level is also important. A bone mineral density (BMD) test is […]

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Scrabble win went to her head

February 10, 2015 Agriculture News

But the Super Bowl was on at 5:30 p.m.! She beat me in a close game of Scrabble, and I think it’s gone to her head. I’ll let the jury decide. Super Bowl Sunday was a good day to stay indoors – when I wasn’t out shoveling and using a small snow blower that’s more […]

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The woes of upgrading

February 10, 2015 Agriculture News

All the technological devices that allegedly exist to make our lives easier add an element of difficulty to those lives that goes beyond anything our parents or grandparents ever experienced. The evolution of indoor plumbing and electric lights in the barn cannot compare with the surge of electronic gadgets that populate our daily lives now. […]

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Doughnuts with my nephew, meeting the governor and good ole boys

February 10, 2015 On The Road Again

My youngest nephew, Peyton Tindle, age 7, called last week to invite me to attend Doughnuts for Dad with him on Friday, Feb. 6 at Montezuma Elementary School. He even asked me to come to his house, pick him up and drive him to the school. He called Thursday night and offered to call and […]

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Go talk to your cat

February 3, 2015 Agriculture News

In case you missed it, Jan. 22 was national “Talk To Your Cat Day.” I don’t know who comes up with this stuff. Every day at our house is Talk To Your Cat Day. It’s also Talk To Your Dog Day, Yell At Your Washing Machine Day and Swear At Your Computer Day. But this […]

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There’s a town in western Iowa that suspended its volunteer FD

February 3, 2015 Agriculture News

Really! And it’s all about money The town of Shelby, Iowa, sits right off Interstate 80 not far from the Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska, area. As such I bet there’s a ton of traffic on Interstate 80 in that area. At the moment, this town of about 640 people doesn’t have a volunteer […]

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Spring weather in the winter, ice fishing and making the most out of life

February 3, 2015 On The Road Again

The recent spring-like weather we’ve all being enjoying here in Iowa lasted just long enough to give many folks, including myself, a yearning for warmer days. With temps reaching the mid-40s one day last week, I was in a neighboring town and saw a youngster riding his bicycle wearing shorts and a T-shirt. A few […]

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