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Rest on Your Laurels

Three old ladies are sitting around a table playing bridge and bragging about their sons. “My Freddie,” said Margaret, “Everyone should be so lucky to have a son like my Freddie. Once a week he brings me a huge bouquet of flowers, he’s constantly bringing me out to restaurants to eat, if I so much […]

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Ross Street Roasting

A sweet little boy surprised his grandmother one morning and brought her a cup of coffee. He made it himself and was so proud. He anxiously waited to hear the verdict on the quality of the coffee. The grandmother had never in her life had such a vile cup of coffee, and as she forced […]

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Too Clever

A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies. “I have a whole bag of tricks,” he said, “which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies.” “I have only one,” said the Cat; “but I can generally manage with that.” Just at that moment they heard the cry […]

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A Road More Traveled

Dave’s New Year’s resolution was to begin walking each day to improve his health. Living in a very rural area he often would walk for miles upon miles before returning home. One day, on a gravel road that he had not been on before, he stumbled upon a man lying on the ground with his […]

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1946 Spark

The year was 1946. Harry S. Truman was president. A first-class stamp cost $0.03. The Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 24 to 14 in the NFL championship. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3 in the World Series.  And John took a big risk with a spark […]

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Iowa Premium Beef Ribbon Cutting

Iowa Premium Beef’s CEO Jeffrey Johnson hosted the Governor and Lieutenant Governor in a ribbon cutting ceremony announcing the renovation and  expansion in Tama.  At full capacity this will bring 1,000 new jobs to Tama County.  This great news highlights the vital role that the agricultural industry plays in contributing to the economic vibrancy in […]

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Deimco Breaks Ground on Major Manufacturing Expansion

Tama, Iowa (September 30, 2014)—Shi R2 Solutions, Inc., doing business as Deimco Finishing Equipment, today held a ground breaking ceremony for a new 10,800 square foot addition to its current facility.  The new addition will increase Deimco’s ability to simultaneously construct multiple projects. “From window profiles, to bowling pins, to heavy implements, to silicone breast […]

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Sticks and Stones

The martial arts master spoke to his students: “Tonight I would like to speak to you about wise speech.  Wise speech is that which is truthful, gentle, helpful, spoken from a kind heart and is timely.” Then he spoke at great length about the harm that results from rude, mean spirited, harsh or careless words. […]

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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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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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