Put a Spring in Your Step with Gardening, Travel, Cooking, Crafts, and More
Put a Spring in Your Step with Gardening, Travel, Cooking, Crafts, and More
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  April 2022  
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Correctly complete the quiz with information found in our current MVlink eNewsletter for a chance to win a $10 credit on your next internet bill.

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Congrats to last month's quiz winner — Laura from Anamosa.
Is Your Voicemail Setup?

If your cellular phone provider has recently updated its voicemail platform requiring you to update or set up your voicemail, please make sure you do so as soon as possible. Our billing and support teams have encountered issues with some members no longer having voicemail boxes set up making it difficult to reach them with important information. Also, always provide MVEC with any updates to your contact information (including your current email address). Thank you for helping MVEC stay in touch with you!
April 25th is National Telephone Day!

national telephone day

The phone has emerged as one of the most successful products ever invented; it's astonishing that one man's invention has led to all of this. To celebrate this great day, call someone you care about just because you can!

Click here to learn more about MVlink telephone service.
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Choir Students Inspire
Balconies at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville become a cylinder of sound when high schoolers sing the National Anthem.
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Sheep Art with Heart
Unable to attend his aunt's funeral, an Australian farmer put grain in the shape of a heart so his sheep could speak for him.
What is Your Device Count?

connected devices Have you ever thought about how many devices your household has connected to the internet at any given time? Five or six? Ten or twelve? The actual number may surprise you. According to a recent Deloitte report, the average U.S. household has 25 internet-connected devices. That is more than double the number of devices in 2019! While this major increase in devices in the last two years is attributed mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number is expected to continue to grow to 32 devices by the year 2025.

Why is it important to know how many devices you have connected in your home? Because, the number of connected devices ultimately affects your internet speed and experience. When we refer to internet speed, we really mean bandwidth or capacity your connection has.

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Recycle Your Devices April 22nd for Earth Day!

recycle devices

With the speed of upgrades and technological advancement, we tend to think of consumer technology as increasingly disposable — but that thinking ignores the significant environmental costs of throwing out our electronic waste.

Americans produce the most electronic waste in the world, at about 9.4 tons annually. And only 12-15 percent of that is recycled. As most of our electronics contain one or several toxic substances, including lead, mercury, and beryllium, you can quickly see how 80 percent of e-waste going straight to the landfill isn't cool.

Don't think you have enough to donate? Take a quick inventory of the myriad of phones, tablets, laptops, DVRs, Nests, and Alexas in your house right now. Chances are, you have more electronic gear than you know.
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Spring Cleaning: Digitally Declutter digitally declutter

  1. Declutter your digital documents — go through all your documents and delete any that you no longer need, resist the just in case syndrome.
  2. Make a Zen Desktop — clean up folders and files on your desktop, get rid of app shortcuts you don't use anymore. Empty your trash to free up space.
  3. Unsubscribe from email lists/newsletters.
  4. Clear out your downloads.
  5. Clean up your bookmarks — streamline your browser window.
  6. Organize and delete images — put your photos in folders by date and/or events, delete any photos of poor quality.
  7. Defrag/clean disk — if you don't already do this at least somewhat regularly, find your computers defrag control and do it today.
  8. Unfriend, unfollow, and in general clean out your social newsfeeds.
Grow Your Garden Skills  
Grow Your Garden Skills
April is Lawn and Garden Month. Dig into this site's how-to guides on garden prep, seeding, plant selection, and more.
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Plan Your Next Vacation  
Plan Your Next Vacation
Travel through this handy resource to discover destination ideas and other advice to help you please your whole family.
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Make Sense of Finances  
Make Sense of Finances
Get the latest financial news about inflation plus practical advice on budgeting, saving, and credit card selection.
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Cooking Demo 1 - Download Graphics to View  
3 Tortilla Wraps
Get rolling and make a Mediterranean Wrap, Cream Cheese Wrap, or Hummus Wrap for an easy, no-cook meal.
Cooking Demo 2 - Download Graphics to View  
3 Spring Desserts
Spring into the season with beautiful dessert ideas including Cherry Blossom Roll Cake with Cherries and Cream.
This app is an easy way to keep track of family appointments and activities, manage a shared grocery list, etc.
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Google Earth  
Google Earth
Travel the world without leaving your seat, explore hundreds of 3D cities, and roll the dice to discover someplace new.
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Here's a free resource to securely store and share your family's cherished photos. It automatically creates albums by month.
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Crafty Demo 1 - Download Graphics to View  
Rain Boot Planter
Turn a pair of plain rubber boots into cute and colorful flower planters to decorate your front porch or back patio this spring.
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10 Hanging Lamps
Jute is the secret to making these easy and inexpensive lighting ideas for your home. They look great whether on or off.
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Phone: 319-462-3542 · 800-927-6068

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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