Chuckles for November 2013

November 01
Help stamp out, eliminate and abolish redundancy!

November 04
A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered drawer.

November 06
Birthdays are good for you - the more you have the longer you live.

November 08
Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?

November 11
Forgive and forget, but keep a list of names just in case.

November 13
Dyspraxics are people three.

November 15
Drilling for oil is boring.

November 18
A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.

November 20
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

November 22
I tried to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.

November 25
Love may be blind but marriage is a real eye-opener.

November 27
If you think you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.

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Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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