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Are You Living In Circumstances?

A group of seniors were sitting at a table together at morning coffee, discussing their ailments. “My arms have gotten so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee,” said one. “Yes, I know,” said another. “My cataracts are so bad; I can’t even see my coffee.” “I couldn’t even mark an ‘X’ at […]

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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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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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Action is Cheaper than Planning

Eddie and his wife June are shopping in their local supermarket.  The husband picks up a case of Heineken and puts it in their cart. ‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks June. ‘They’re on sale, only $15 for 24 cans Eddie replies. ‘Put them back, we can’t afford them’ demands the wife, and so […]

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Right or Wrong Decisions

A young bachelor decided that is was finally time that he needed to settle down and get married.  He had three amazing girlfriends, but couldn’t decide which one to marry.  He decided to do an experiment. He gave each of his girlfriends $2,000 (with no guidance) to see how they spent the money. The first […]

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Sweet Success

Maple syrup isn’t a novel new discovery; it has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Legend has it that the first maple syrup maker was an Iroquois woman, the wife of Chief Woksis. One late-winter morning, the story goes, the chief headed out on one of his hunts, but not before yanking his […]

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2016 Q2 Pitch & Build

On April 26, 2016, Tama County Economic Development hosted the 2016 Q2 Pitch & Build competition which showcased Tama County business owners and entrepreneurs and their ideas for new businesses across the county.  We heard about a bed & breakfast in Dysart, a therapeutic horseback riding business in rural Toledo, and an energy evaluation and […]

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The Last Parachute

A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute and yelled to the passengers that they better […]

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What’s Under Your Bed

A man had been visiting a therapist because he had a very real fear of monsters living under his bed. The man had been seeing this doctor every week for several years. Every week he would come in and the doctor would ask “have you made any progress?”  Every time the man would say “no”. […]

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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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