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your biggest fear

Your Biggest Fear

People were in their pews talking at church when suddenly Satan appeared at the front of the church.  Everyone started screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate. Soon everyone had exited the church except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his […]

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four times

Four Times

It was an unusually warm Saturday in early June of 1990; Larry had already graduated from high school and attended his senior prom. Larry was a little different from most graduating seniors; he had big plans, big-league plans to be exact. Larry was one of the most sought-after high-school athletes in the country. He was […]

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giddy up

Giddy Up

It had been a long tough winter for the cowboy.  His day to day had turned to an endless loop of chasing his tail with sick cattle and frozen pipes. It seemed to him that everything had worked against him…he worked himself ragged and became so depressed that his wife insisted that he seek psychiatric […]

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reserve your seat

Reserve Your Seat

A cowboy lay sprawled across three entire seats in a posh New York City theatre. When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered, “Sorry, sir, but you’re only allowed one seat.” The man didn’t budge. The usher became more impatient. “Sir, if you don’t get up from there, I’m going to have to […]

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a cattle buyers story

A Cattle Buyer Story

I heard a good cattle buyer joke out at the sale barn. A cattle buyer was checking into the hospital to undergo a minor surgical procedure.   The admissions nurse was filling out the admissions forms and was asking numerous questions about his health, medical history, and other personal information. Finally, the nurse said, “Sir, this […]

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oles company

Ole’s Little Company

A police officer stopped Ole for speeding and asked to see his driver’s license. Indignantly, Ole replied, “You guys need to get your act together… Yesterday, you took my license away and today you expect me to show it to you.” A different Ole, Ole Christiansen was a carpenter in the village of Billund in […]

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high speed

High Speed

A young man goes out and buys the best car available: a brand-new Ferrari 550. It is also the most expensive car in the world, and it costs him $500,000. He takes it out for a spin and stops for a red light. An old man (about 75 years old) on a scooter pulls up […]

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John Hughes, MMSC

Q1 2014 Tama County Pitch & Build

The Tama County Q1 2014 Pitch & Build occurred on January 21, 2014 with presentations on Tama County’s 2nd annual STEM Festival in Traer, the expansion of the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center’s Tama-Toledo Clinic in Toledo, and the opportunity to purchase Petty Livestock Equipment Manufacturing in Gladbrook. Lisa Chizek of North Tama School District […]

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look like a duck

Look Like a Duck

A duck walks into a bar and says to the bartender “I’ll have a beer”. The bartender says “Hey! Where did you come from?”  The duck says “I’m working the construction site across the street”. And the bartender says, “Well why on earth are you working construction when you could be making millions in the […]

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Haters Welcome

‘Cash, check or charge?’ the store clerk asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.  As the woman fumbled for her wallet, the clerk noticed a remote control for a television in her purse. ‘So, do you always carry your TV remote?’ she asked. ‘No,’ she replied, ‘but my husband refused to come shopping […]

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