Early dismissals due to heat: from WQAD-TV

Chuckles for February 2008



February 01
Why don't oysters give to charity? Because they're shellfish.

February 04
What do you call an exploding monkey? A baBOOM!

February 07
What are twins' favorite fruits? Pears!
--kids.yahoo.com/jokes

February 11
What do you call a sick elephant? An ill-ephant
--kids.yahoo.com/jokes

February 13
What did one eye say to the other eye? "Between you and me, something smells!"
--kids.yahoo.com/jokes

February 14
Why did the pig give his girlfriend a box of candy? It was Valenswine's Day!
--jokes.net

February 18
How does the Eskimo mend his house? With iglue!
--kids.yahoo.com

February 19
What did the boy Octopus say to the girl Octopus? Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand?
--kids.yahoo.com

February 21
How do skunks call their friends? On their smell phones!
--kids.yahoo.com

February 26
How did the Egyptian boy catch the flu? He caught it from his mummy!
--kids.yahoo.com

February 27
What happens when dogs come in from the snow? They become slush puppies!
--kids.yahoo.com

February 28
What kind of horse likes to be ridden at night? A Nightmare!
--kids.yahoo.com

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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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