Each local business important

All of the stores we have in Hillsboro are very important, including Quick Flick/Radio Shack. This was reinforced again this past week when I needed a USB to parallel printer cable.

I was trying to figure out how to use our old LaserJet printer at home that was no longer supported by Apple Talk. I did a little googling on the subject and learned that I was needing the aforementioned cable.

So I walked across the street and said what I wanted. They walked me right over to the wall where that type of cable was located and handed it to me.

Now we can use our printer at home again and I didn?t even have to wait for it to be shipped in from who knows where let alone pay for shipping. The convenience of it all is worth whatever it cost, which wasn?t that much.


Hesston High School basketball teams were in town this past Friday night and both girls? and boys? games were exciting.

What?s in the water at Hesston?both teams have very tall players. Given the size of the opponents, I think our teams competed very well with the girls putting up a good fight early and the boys giving the undefeated Swather boys a real scare. Being in a position to win at the end was remarkable.


Why do the big corporations think they can dictate their own financial terms with smaller companies? Especially those corporations based outside of Marion County.

It happens here at the Free Press all of the time and I wonder if we are the only ones.

They decide when they will pay, usually outside of our terms, and sometimes what they will pay. We are financing them against our will, but that is our choice in the long run.


Someone asked me if I went to Tampa last week in the snow to deliver just five papers. Actually, it was 10 papers?three to Tampa State Bank and two to Cardie Oil and the five I had already mentioned that went to Agri-Producers.

At Cardie there was no one there, so I stuck them in the awning over the door and called to leave a message where I put them.


Puns Part II:

When chemists die, they barium.

How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

?This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I?d never met herbivore.

They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type O.

PMS jokes aren?t funny. Period.

Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there?s no pop quiz.

Energizer Bunny arrested: Charged with battery.

What does a clock do when it?s hungry? It goes back four seconds.

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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