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Rockpile – 4-11-2018

Clear Lake Storage clinched the 4th quarter honors on the Thursday Nite Ladies League and there will be a roll-off for the yearly champs this coming Thursday night. The four teams who will be fighting it out are as follows: Papa’s Bar and Grill, Kuehl’s Bar & Grill, Obermueller Trucking and Clear Lake Storage. Should be a fun shoot-out!!!

Congratulations to the Senior champs Global Genetics, who locked up the championship this past Thursday afternoon. They took both halves to lock down the championship. Their team is made up of Roger Ludtke, Lyle Meyers, Dan Ninneman, Dave Forrest and Dan Cassellius. Congrats, fellas!!

On the Wed. Afternoon League, the “Hair Depot” took honors by overwhelming my Leaker’s Gals. Their team consists of Penny Johansen, Kay Cassellius, Jean Booth and Rosie Kohler. Great job gals!!!

We had one more championship roll-off this past week. The M&M Ladies went head-to-head against Family ChiroCare this past Wednesday night for all the marbles on the Wednesday Nite Ladies league. The M&M crew put a whoop’n on Family ChiroCare with an impressive 3153 vs 3011 victory going with total pins. Congrats to all winners!!

We had two more “700” series last week on the Hometown League. Chris Turner bowled his first 700 series with a 744 and Brent Standaert put up his third of the year with a 713.

Kristen Hurtgen picked up the seldom left 1-5-7-10!!! Very nice job, Kristen!!!

Back When

• 1988 Song of the Day: “Famous Last Words of a Fool” – George Strait

• 1953 Song of the Day: “Your Cheatin’ Heart” – Hank Williams

• 1977 Song of the Day: “Lucille” – Kenny Rogers

• 1974 Song of the Day: “A Very Special Love Song” – Charlie Rich

• 1984 Song of the Day: “Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It” – Janie Fricke


• 1889 – The first Kodak camera hit the market

• 1930 – The first Hostess Twinkies went into production.

• 1934 – Ford Motor Co. announced white sidewalls as an option on its new vehicles for $11.25/set.

• 1954 – C.A. Swanson and Sons introduced the first T.V. dinner: roast turkey, stuffing and gravy, sweet potatoes, and peas!

• 1980 – Post-it Notes were introduced.

• 1970 – John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in True Grit!! (Wayne made over 250 movies).

• 1986 – Alan Jackson debuted on Ralph Emery’s Nashville Now.

A Little Lawyer Humor

A father told each of his three sons when he sent them off to college, “I feel it’s my duty to provide you with the best possible education, and you do not owe me anything for that. However, I want you to appreciate it. As a token, please each put $1,000 into my coffin when I die.”

And so it happened. His sons became a doctor, a lawyer and a financial planner, each very successful financially. When their father’s time had come, and they saw their father in the coffin, they remembered his wish. 

First, the doctor put 10 newly printed crisp $100 bills onto the chest of the deceased. 

Then, the financial planner also put $1,000 there in 20 newly printed crisp $50 bills. 

Finally, it was the heartbroken lawyer’s turn. He reached into his pocket, took out his checkbook, wrote a check for $3,000, put it into his father’s coffin, and took the $2,000 cash. 

Lawyer of the Year

This actually took place in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, Fire.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company.

In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost ‘in a series of small fires.’

The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.

The lawyer sued and WON!

Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company, in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable “fire” and was obligated to pay the claim.

Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars that perished in the “fires”.


After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!

With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.

This true story won First Place in last year’s Criminal Lawyers Award contest.

Religious Rockpile Reader of the Week
Bernie Standaert of Glenwood City, Wisconsin.

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