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Laura Stebbins

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Shouldn’t it be obvious who to pick from a crowd to be part of your bit? Maybe one of many people jumping up and down making the crowd look like popcorn popping? Someone obviously enthusiastic to be part of...
Thanks, GOP-controlled Iowa legislature, for being such good stewards of taxpayers’ money. It’s thrilling to realize all the funds that were saved by the bills passed in your most recent session. How wonderful to cut a reading program for our...
An item in a local publication recently told of Betty Mae Harris’ contributions to Perry. While I have name recognition with Betty Mae Harris, it’s Dixie Sheets -- the other half of the photo -- who was the “teach”...
I attended one of those corporate training seminars eons ago in which we were paired off and told we had 30 seconds to get our partner’s highlighter. I don’t remember the exact instructions, but people did all sorts of...
It’s good for people to align their skills sets with the requirements of the job. It usually maximizes one’s potential, increases job satisfaction and decreases stress. I don’t want my police officers to be bad at de-escalating situations, for instance,...
The holidays are over, so it might be a good time to take a winter pause and document some of the crazy family stories Aunt Rose or cousin Julie were sharing over roasted turkey and pie. Maybe it was a...
Professional speech coach, speechwriter, author and former caregiver Jim Comer closed the 2016 BrainWorks conference on Alzheimer's and other dementia with a dramatic personal narrative: “. . . a few hours later, having taken the first flight to Dallas, I...
The Carnegie Library Museum is making an immediate appeal for entries in the 2016 Festival of Trees. Who: Businesses, churches, organizations/clubs, and individuals—truly one and all. What: Free exposure/name recognition of your group to the hundreds of visitors (including current and...
Find the joy, and celebrate it. Good advice for most any situation -- an Olympian missing out on gold, an employee not getting the expected promotion -- but in this case Program Specialist Susan Callison with the Alzheimer’s Association...
The vision of the Alzheimer’s Association is a “world without Alzheimer’s.” Similarly, one of the goals of the association's 2016 national plan is to effectively treat and provide effective care and services for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Saturday's Walk before...