A recent column about Southern sayings apparently spoke to a lot of area residents.
For what it's worth, when you write a column like this â€” or any column at all â€” you wonder if anyone will read it. After that, you wonder if anyone will like it.
Through the years I've been surprised many times at readers' evaluations. I may not hear from anyone regarding something I sort of expected to stimulate a response, while something I just threw together in a big hurry without a lot of thought will generate a lot of comments.
If you want a really good look at the town of Benton, I suggest you go to the Big Red just off exit 114 and buy some gas. Thatâ€™s what I did and I am telling you, the view is fantastic.
As I stood there filling the tank, I could see all the way up Interstate 30 into the city limits. The tops of the trees put down a carpet of green from one side of the horizon to the other. The steeple of the First United Methodist Church pointed skyward and right next to it, the Saline County Courthouse could be seen.
President Obamaâ€™s health care reform effort plan had some good things in it, and some bad things in it. Weâ€™re already seeing the good parts of it â€“ like the elimination of waiting periods and lifetime benefit caps â€“ and itâ€™s making a profound difference at street level.