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Re: DeMoine info?

Theresa, I may not be the best to ask.   We have 4 seasons with very hot, 
humidity, very cold, and   wind because we are prairie.   We do have tornados but 
no hurricanes. I have been to many areas but always when I start home I would 
rather be where I am there any place else.   We have anything you will find 
in a metro area. We have been rated the 4th biggest art festival in the nation 
and best state fair. Our freeway system is in the midst of complete 
reconstructing so moving about is not the easiest now but within 2 yrs it will be great. 
  I have neighbors who choose to come here from lg cities & they think it is 
the best kept secret. Banking, insurance & agriculture are big industries of 
our area. We are known as the bread basket of the world.   World known John 
Deere, both manufacturing & credit co are located here.   World leader pioneer 
International, now owned by Dupont, and Meredith publishing are headquartered 
here.   A new library with a garden roof is in final stages, new science bldg 
just opened, new huge events center recently opened, symphony, art center, minor 
baseball team with a stadium rated as the best in the minor team world, close 
to Ames our land grant university, 2 4 yr colleges & area school, highly 
rated public educational system but of course we are not with out negatives.   We 
have hi property tax & state tax but housing is rated as moderate.   We do not 
have wild indians roaming our countryside and we are not known for potatoes 
as we are many times confused with Idaho.   Being in   the heartland we are 
conservative but are rated as warm,friendly, caring people.   This is probably 
more than you wanted to know.     Ceres 

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