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Jay's Interest: August 2017

Well, it’s 10:00 p.m. on July 31st and I’m pretty disappointed, because I had my newsletter done last Friday, which included a little paragraph about our President’s speech to the Boy Scouts and how he reminded me of my father when he turned 70 and why we banned him from speaking in public at that point in his life. But then I got home from work tonight and found out that the Mooch had just been fired; so I immediately junked the Boy Scout paragraph to free up some space for, next to Sean Spicer, my all-time favorite White House employee. Has there ever been anybody on Pennsylvania Avenue more entertaining than the Mooch?? Having someone named the Mooch working for Donald Trump was like a lawyer marrying a woman named Sue – it just felt right. And now as quickly as it started, it’s already over. But there is a silver lining – it sounds like the Mooch’s wife has also given Mooch the Boot (also a good title for a Dr. Seuss book) so I already know my choice for the next Bachelor.

Ready for some positive school news?? Kirby Karwal, who was recently featured in Iowa Farmer Today magazine, and his East Mills Ag Mechanics class will be building a Tribute T Bucket hot rod during the 2017/2018 school year. The build will start with a bare frame and body and will include a small block Chevy engine and a 3-speed automatic transmission. The students will mock the car together to make sure everything fits properly and they will then disassemble the car to prepare for the painting process. The car will then be reassembled and put up for auction, with the proceeds being used to fund future builds for future students. Projects like this are what differentiate school districts – keep up the good work Kirby!

I was folding my son’s laundry recently (yes, I’m a team player) and noticed that some of the slogans being used on kids’ clothing these days is getting a little aggressive, such as ‘Is that all you got’ and ‘Call Me Boss’. Now that I have young kids and have been able to attend some youth sports events over the past few years, I think it’s time for some t-shirts aimed more at the parents of the young athletes. Now this is a work in progress - I haven’t had a lot of time to polish these but here are my top 4 so far: ‘With as much as I’m yelling, you’d think my kid would be playing better’, ‘Put away the Kleenex because I’ve never sniffed a court’, ‘#High School Benchwarmer’, and ‘Hey Ref, that was a great call but I’m going to argue regardless because my wife is sitting next to me and I told her I was a stud in high school’. That last one might have to be a front and back….

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 26th as we are celebrating Bonnie’s retirement from the bank with a fun-filled celebration from 2-4 p.m. at Classic Café. We hope you will plan on stopping by for some good food and fun stories!
And finally, I was driving home last week after stopping by China Buffet for some take-out, and as I was driving home eating my general’s chicken with a fork while steering with my knees, I saw a lady texting and driving and thought to myself ‘well that’s not very safe’. It was a moment dripping in irony.

Until next time …. Jay

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