S Its already time to watch out for Sneaky Snake

Do you fellers remember that I am not a brave man when it comes to the old Sneaky Snake variables found in feed rooms and every place on the rock pile I call my home? I am not a coward when it comes to facing tornadoes, snow storms, storming women, and can say I have never run away from a child throwing a fit! I figure I am able to face what the world slings at me about as well as the next feller my age! We all grin when we see the green starting to show in the pastures.... Continue Reading »

S Are simple math and making change a lost art in the modern era?

I do sometimes wonder what children are taught in schools these days. When I look at the names of subjects students take in high school, it appears that education has greatly improved since I was in school. But then I look at the results: students (and sometimes teachers) who can barely read and write and many who seem to be clueless when it comes to basic math skills necessary for everyday life. Continue Reading »

S Have you ever been caught off guard and caught a blow in the nose?

Have you ever experienced an unexpected hit in the nose? It happened to me last week as I stepped out the door to get the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, our daily newspaper. Let me explain.... Continue Reading »

S February, a month for nurturing hearts

With less than a week of February left, we realize the year 2017 is moving right along. It's only a little over two weeks until daylight savings time begins and, in less than a month now, we'll see the official first day of spring. Warm weather over the weekend, with temperatures in the 60s and even the 70s on Sunday, encourages us that the new season might be coming soon. Clumps of daffodils dotting the yard are in full bloom, their bright yellow faces bobbing in the wind, and the japonica bush out near the street is beginning to blossom. A flurry of seed catalogs is arriving in the mail and already Jim is talking about the need to clear off the garden beds. Continue Reading »

S Will Trump be able to drain the swamp?

Following the constitution would automatically do this

A major campaign promise of President Donald Trump was to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C ., but anyone the least bit familiar with the Constitution as designed by the Founders understands that it automatically would do this if strictly followed -- something neither major political party has done for nearly a century. That is why we now have the swamp to drain. Continue Reading »

S Stop making these heart-health mistakes

Making small changes to your daily life can result in big changes for your heart. Continue Reading »

S God demands perfect love

Weekly Devotion

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matthew 5:43-48 Continue Reading »

S Pursuing the Great American Burger

Last Sunday, Linda and I decided to take a little outing to Jasper for an overnight stay. We love driving the back roads of that part of Arkansas, so we try to get over to that area a few times a year. However, this was the first time we had ever actually stayed a night in the town of Jasper. We headed out east on 412, stopping at the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant for lunch on our way through Springdale. The day was beautiful, with fair skies and warm temperatures. Continue Reading »

S Which firearm is best for concealed carry? Five points to consider

More and more Arkansans carry a concealed firearm as a part of their everyday life. And, as long as those carrying are both careful and responsible, that is not a bad thing. To be honest with you, I feel safer in places that allow concealed carry than in places that don't because I view that "no weapons" sign on the door as a sign telling a criminal he will meet little or no resistance there if he carries a weapon and is intent on some criminal activity. What I do question is the reasoning some people advance in choosing a weapon to use for concealed-carry protection. Continue Reading »

S Saving one cow is worth the price of the whole deal

Found a cow down in the main herd this morning. She was breathing hard and hated for me to touch her. She was hot, too. I got her up, loaded and to the vet clinic pretty early and we started to process her. We didn't, excuse me. The good veterinarian took over and asked me to back up so he could do his job. Continue Reading »

S 'There is much yet to do'

Isn't it amazing how fast time flies? It's hard to believe almost a fourth of 2017 is gone. The sun rises earlier every day and sets later each afternoon. And Eagle Observer readers who are so inclined are itching to dig in the dirt, or at least are planning where to plant the beans and lettuce and corn and okra. But don't forget the tomatoes. Continue Reading »

S Are you guilty of adultery?

Weekly Devotion

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." Matthew 5:27-30 Continue Reading »