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Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Good morning. Can I ask a stupid question? Can you ever. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. Each day, I make it a point to notice something I’d not noticed before. A friend...
Dear Savvy Senior, What are some of the best travel discounts available to seniors? My husband and are about to retire and are interested in traveling more but live on a tight budget. Frugal Travelers Dear Frugal, There are literally hundreds of different travel-related discounts available to...
I lived in Schuyler Lake, N.Y., for many years. During that time the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the local volunteer fire department compiled a cookbook. “Cooking Favorites of Schuyler Lake” (1972, Women’s Clubs Publishing Co. Inc, Chicago). The thin spiral-bound book is filled with the best of the best...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting You make a sound argument. Really? You never agree with me. That’s because your arguments are nothing but sound. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. It’s May. It may be sunny, it...
Dear Savvy Senior, What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s covered and what isn’t. Planning Ahead Dear Planning, I’m very sorry to hear about your husband’s...
88th General Assembly: One of the things I have been working on this year is the governor’s biofuels access legislation, a major priority of hers and something that’s become an even more important topic now that gas prices are soaring. I was proud to see this bill make its way through the Senate...
Dear Editor: May is School Board Recognition Month in Iowa, and Northwood-Kensett joins public education communities throughout the state in thanking Iowa school boards for launching Iowa’s next generation. Throughout the month, let’s take time to recognize the contributions made by the five...
The Make It OK campaign in Iowa, led by the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, has released tools and resources to raise awareness of mental health and take steps to end the stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Make It OK is a community campaign to reduce stigma by starting...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting My ear is plugged.    Which ear is it? It’s 2022. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. I stopped at a rural cemetery to pay respects to my wonderful parents. A car went by playing...
Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any businesses or services that specialize in helping seniors downsize and relocate? I need to find some help moving my mother from her four-bedroom home – where she’s lived for nearly 50 years – to an apartment near me. Overwhelmed Daughter Dear Overwhelmed...

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