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Awareness

An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas, leading an old tired mule.  The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat.  He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the […]

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The Element of Confusion

When my son, Cody, was young, we belonged to an informal Christian church. On Communion day, ushers would pass around what my son would call the “bread and juice.” One Sunday, we attended church out of town that was a bit more formal. What our church called bread and juice, this one referred to as […]

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Circumstances

J.W. had been so busy at work that he forgot his wedding anniversary AGAIN (the 10th time in 14 years).  After 3 days of his wife not speaking to him, he decided to make a valiant attempt to get back on her better side. J.W. purred, “Honey, I’d like to buy you a new SUV.” “I […]

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The Hard Truth

A blonde decides she’s sick of hearing all of these jokes about her hair color and wants a fresh start. So she dyes her hair brown, packs up her stuff and starts driving across the country. Driving along, she sees a huge bunch of sheep crossing the road. With no way to go around them, […]

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New Office Location

The Tama County Economic Development has moved to a new location in Toledo.  Our new address is 211 W. State Street, Toledo, IA 52342.  We are in the two north offices of the Tama County West Annex Building (formerly Tama County CPC).  We also share a conference room.  Come and see us anytime – our […]

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Ignorance is Bliss

A group of third, fourth and fifth graders, accompanied by two lady teachers, went on a field trip to the local race track to learn about thoroughbred horses and the supporting industry. During the tour some of the children wanted to go to the toilet so it was decided that the girls would go with […]

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Vow to Learn

During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the pastor with an unusual offer: “Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I’m supposed to promise to ‘love, honor and obey’ and ‘be faithful to her forever,’ well, I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave that […]

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Reality Check

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to […]

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Accountability

A gorilla goes into a bar and orders a martini. This totally amazes the bartender, but he thinks, “What the heck, I guess I might as well make the drink.” So he mixes the martini. He then walks back over to the give it to the gorilla, and the animal is holding out a twenty-dollar […]

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The Test

An older couple had a son who was still living with his parents. The parents were a little worried, as the son was still unable to decide about his future career, so they decided to do a small test.  They took a ten-dollar bill, a bible, and a bottle of whiskey, and put them on the […]

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