S Those inimitable Razorback fans

A couple of years ago, a national sports analyst rated Arkansas football fans as the fourth dumbest fan base in college football. If I remember correctly, I believe Alabama fans were rated the dumbest. I was really bothered about this, mainly because I would have thought we were in first place. I think it's a real shame that Arkansas can't be first in something. Continue Reading »

S I took a trip back in time at Dave's Supermarket

I took a trip back in time last week when I was passing through Southwest City (Mo.) and remembered I hadn't put out anything to cook for supper and that I could no longer stop at any grocery stores in the northwest corner of Benton County. I saw Dave's Supermarket & Clothing as I drove down Main Street in Southwest City and decided to circle the block and go back to save an extra trip to Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Pride can about do a feller in!

Cattle prices are oozing down, then a little higher and all on the same day. I like buying grain a little cheaper and then I ain't too happy about selling the results of that cheaper. Continue Reading »

S About Town...

January was a roller coaster month for Decatur. Walmart unexpectedly closing for good caught us all off guard. This one announcement has brought uncertainly to our community. I have taken every opportunity to stay in close communication over the past month by using Facebook, Decatur's city website, the Westside Eagle Observer (newspaper) and local television and radio interviews. Continue Reading »

S Who do you believe Jesus is?

And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" So they answered and said, "John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God." Luke 9:18-20 Continue Reading »

S Of politics and highway plans

One down and ??? to go. I guess that would best describe the political situation in the good old USA. With the Iowa town caucus behind us, there is sooooo much more to look forward to in the months ahead. Continue Reading »

S Positive changes can come any time

The first month of 2016 is gone and I'd be willing to bet that most folks who made New Year's resolutions have already broken them. Democrat-Gazette columnist Helaine Williams, about a month ago, shared this item she found on a list of "14 Things That Happen in January Without Fail": "We reflect on the year gone by, make lots of promises and then carry on exactly the same." She suggested that maybe the whole "new me" thing would go better if we didn't wait until a certain date to try to bring the new me forth. She quoted a friend who pointed out that we don't have to wait until a new year to make positive changes in our lives. Continue Reading »

S Does demon possession exist today?

"Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!' But Jesus rebuked him, saying, 'Be quiet, and come out of him!' And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him." Luke 4:33-35 Continue Reading »

S Bigfoot sighted east of Gentry

I live about five miles east of Gentry on Flint Creek. Our back deck looks out over the Flint Creek valley. The creek itself is directly below our house. During the winter months we have bald eagles sitting in a large sycamore tree behind our house. They sit there most of the day and are there most every day. Over the years I have seen some pretty interesting creatures down around the creek. We used to see bobcats more than we do now and one day my daughter-in-law, Jessica, saw a mountain lion in her front yard. Continue Reading »

S I use my own code words to keep the government from spying on me

As many of you know, I'm a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights and it troubles me to no end to learn government institutions are trampling on my constitutionally-protected rights. Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S I won't get any sympathy if I whine about the cold

Does time seem to sorta freeze up and run like sorghum in January? Does it take some time -- I don't rightly know how much -- to get the little wheels inside the mechanism moving for that increment size trip to the next minute mark? Does the pocket watch run naturally due to being next to a warm body? Mine does not, and I know when I have been out in the cold longer than four minutes no matter what it says! Continue Reading »