Chuckles for February 2009

February 02
Q. Why was the musician arrested?
A. Because he got in treble!

February 05
Q. Where do horses live?
A. In neigh-borhoods!

February 09
Q. Why can't a bicycle stand up?
A. Because it's too tired!

February 16
Q. What month do trees dislike?
A. Sep-timher!

February 20
Q. What's a cow's favorite school activity?
A. Moo-sic!

February 23
Q. What do you call a flying policeman?
A. A helicopper!

February 26
Q. What do planets read?
A. Comet books!

February 27
Q. Why was the musician arrested?
A. Because he got in treble!

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  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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