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SharonClark's Journal
SharonClark's Journal
March 23, 2020

Face Mask Printable Pattern

On Friday, UnityPoint Health in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids released a statement asking anyone who can sew to donate their time and skills to making masks. It posted a printable pattern and a how-to video.

UnityPoint had to take down its instructions one day after posting them because of the overwhelming response.

Link here to the printable pattern: [link:https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/filesimages/Articles/News/2020%20News/OlsonMask_wPattern_v3-USE%20THIS%20ONE.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0bKqBRY_zgHWGSH7XTsLBByp84jHFHImjjHY639vBYII6i_eJHpWZY34U|

March 8, 2020

The ignorance of the uninformed voter

In an article in the Des Moines Register about a recent poll on politicians in Iowa, two people interviewed were quoted. These are the people we are up against. They obviously aren't paying attention.

"Blake McSarling, a 34-year-old Ottumwa resident, said he’s seen little about the Senate race so far but hopes Democrats nominate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. McSarling, a registered Democrat, voted for Trump in 2016 but now wonders if that was the right call.

“I’m looking for somebody down to earth,” he said of the Senate race. “Somebody who’s not been in politics forever — somebody who’s kind of outside of it, who has goals for regular people, not just for industry.”


“The only thing I like about Joni, she stands up for what she believes in — whether you like it or not, she does,” said Kerri Christian, a 62-year-old poll respondent from Center Point. She is among the 20% of likely voters who say they will not definitely vote for Ernst or her Democratic competitor but are open to considering the options.

“I’m a registered Democrat, but that doesn’t mean anything anymore,” she said. “You have to go with your gut. I voted for George Bush. It all depends on what you think they’re going to do for you as a community.”

Christian said she is open to voting for Ernst — or one of the Democrats. She is looking for someone to show they can stand up to Trump, whom she believes will be re-elected in the fall.

“You have to get people in there who are willing to take him on,” she said. “If that’s Joni, then that’s Joni.”

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