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Week Six Funnel Week is over. Members of the State Government commitee worked together to move several bills out of commitee and keep them alive. We cannot do this much work without great staff, a fabulous clerk, and the best commitee. A few bills moving out of State Government HSB 710 – This...
I have an entire cookbook of pinto bean recipes! This is mentioned because I had always had just a passing acquaintance with the pinto bean before I began spending time in the Southwest.  In that area of America, this little legume shows up in many dishes, both in restaurants and when you enjoy a...
This past Monday was Presidents Day. The day was originally observed on the first president’s birthday, February 22. This year, that will be George Washington’s 292nd birthday. In 1971, when the Uniform Monday Holiday Law was passed, Presidents Day was changed to the third Monday in February. Here...
Echoes From the Loafers’ Club Meeting I wish I had enough money to buy an elephant. What do you want with an elephant? I don’t want an elephant. I just want enough money to buy one. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me...
Dear Savvy Senior, I have arthritis and hand tremors that affects my grip strength and makes brushing my teeth difficult. I’ve read that electric toothbrushes can help make the job easier. Can you make any recommendations for seniors? Arthritic Alice Dear Alice, For seniors who suffer from...
Week Five Before I talk about our legislation, I want to pay tribute to our former Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.  Bill passed away unexpectedly this week.  He loved Iowa, he loved agriculture, and worked to promote our state.  During a visit to Northwood, Bill was one of the first people...
I have an entire cookbook of pinto bean recipes! This is mentioned because I had always had just a passing acquaintance with the pinto bean before I began spending time in the Southwest.  In that area of America, this little legume shows up in many dishes, both in restaurants and when you enjoy a...
Valentine’s Day is a bright light in the middle of the winter . Come February 14, sweethearts celebrate their love and affection for one another on this day devoted to happy couples. The origin of Valentine’s Day has generated much speculation over the years. Most early accounts do not point to...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I hate Monday. Today is Thursday. It takes me a long time to get over a Monday. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. I hate to brag, but I have a lot of pennies. I’m no...
Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn’t file a tax return the past two years because my income was below the filing threshold, but I got a part-time job late last year, so I’m wondering if I’m required to file this year. Retired...

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