Commentary

Expo held; Fair ahead: Like the logo says.....

Neighbor Grover sez he’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. “G reat event s happen here.”

That’s a slogan on the City of Rockdale’s official logo (at right) as adopted by the city council some time back.

It was adopted, I think, before anyone dreamed up the Milam County Outdoor Expo which was held Friday and Saturday at Apache Pass and was, indeed, a great event that happened here.

Coverage is elsewhere in this paper, and the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Expo was a multi-faceted event that featured something for just about everyone.

So thanks to all the volunteers, headed up by Expo director Michelle Morgan, and to all the groups and organizations that made it happen.

Now, the next great thing to happen here will be the 2011 Rockdale Fair, another event involving countless Rockdale Fair Association volunteers and those from many of our town’s fine organizations.

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Haven’t had a good story about our Norwegians friend Ole and Lena in some time. But Hal Reagan sends along the latest. Enjoy:

A hooded robber burst into a Minnesota bank and forced the tellers to load a sack full of cash. On his way out the door, a brave bank customer grabbed the robber’s hood and pulled it off, reveling his face. The robber shot the customer without as moment’s hesitation.

Then he looked around the bank and noticed one of the tellers looking straight at him. So he shot the teller.

Then the robber yelled, “Well, did anyone else see my face?”

There were several moments of utter silence, everyone face down on the carpet, afraid to speak.

Then, Ole slowly raised his hand but kept his face down and said, “Vell, I tink my wife Lena maybe got a pretty good look at you.”

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Hal also sent this story:

An elderly man was stopped by the police about 2 a.m. and asked where he was going at that hour. The man replied, “I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and also on the bad effects of tobacco and staying out late.”

The officers contemplates the man’s answer and then says: “Really? Just who is giving that lecture at this time of night?”

“Ah,” the man replies, “that would be my wife.”

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Cousin Eleanor Weems sent the following goodie:

The Pentagon announced today the formation of a new 500- man elite fighting unit called the U.S. Redneck Special Forces (USRSF).

These southern boys will be dropped in Afghanistan knowing only these facts about terrorists.

1. The season opened today.

2. There is no limit.

3. They taste just like chicken.

4. They don’t like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus.

5. They are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt.

The Pentagon expects the problem in Afghanistan to be over by Monday. bill@rockdalereporter.com


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