It was one too many times saying “no deal” for the wife of a Mason City Marine currently serving in Iraq on last night’s edition of the N-B-C game show “Deal or No Deal.”

Renee Stokes, the wife of Marine Staff Sergeant and Mason City native Justin Stokes, had passed up offers of more than $100-thousand and a new $18- thousand Harley-Davidson motorcycle in hopes of maybe winning $500-thousand, but Renee finally had to settle for $28-thousand. It still ended up being a good deal, since the amount in the briefcase she had chosen at the start of the game was only $10.

Justin Stokes appeared on the program via satellite from Fallujah, Iraq, and his parents Judy and Jerry Stokes of Mason City also appeared on the program.