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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 Duck Bill

A woman carried her very sick duck into the veterinary office.  As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest.  After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, “I’m sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away.”  The distressed woman […]

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Lost the Magic

A group of three friends are on the Eiffel Tower.  Suddenly one of them suggests a crazy idea — “Let’s throw our watches off the side of the tower and try to catch them at the bottom! Whoever manages to do it first gets $100 from each of the other two of us!” The first […]

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Bird’s Eye View

A penguin walks into a bar.  He goes up to the bartender and says, “Have you seen my father in here today?” The bartender says, “I don’t know……. what does he look like?” Why do seagulls fly over the sea? Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be bay-gulls! Why does a chicken coop […]

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What You Wish For

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The man says, “A hamburger, fries and a coke,” and turns to the ostrich, “What’s yours?”  “I’ll have the same,” says the ostrich. A short time later the waitress returns with the order. “That will be […]

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Paws on a Tree

A bear walks into a bar and the bartender asks what him “What will you have?’ The bear goes “Can I have a gin?” The bartender goes and grabs a gin and comes back and hands the bear his gin. The bear goes “And tonic.” The bartender says “Why such the big pause?” The bear […]

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Cowboy Joe was telling his fellow cowboys back on the ranch about his first visit to a big-city church. “When I got there, they had me park my old truck in the corral,” Joe began. “You mean the parking lot,” interrupted Charlie, a more-worldly ranch hand. “I walked up the trail to the door,” Joe […]

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2016 Q1 Pitch & Build

On January 12, 2016, Tama County Economic Development hosted the 2016 Q1 Pitch & Build competition which showcased Tama County business owners and entrepreneurs and their ideas for new businesses across the county.  We heard about a precision ag product service in Dysart, a folk school in rural Toledo, and a restaurant and catering business […]

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Laughter

At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 7-year-old hockey players aside and asked, “Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?” The little boy nodded. “Do you understand that what matters is not whether we win or lose, but how we play together as a team?” The little […]

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Kids at Christmas

On the first day of school, the pre-school teacher asked a little boy if he knew his numbers. “Yes,” he said. “My grand-dad, he taught me to how to work with numbers.” “That’s good,” said the teacher. “Let’s see what you know… What comes after three?” “Four,” answered the little boy. “What comes after six?” […]

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