Today, I would like to put aside my memory books and dust off a piece of furniture I seldom use any more. When I was younger and full of myself, it received a lot of use and many times got me into trouble (grin).
(Dusting off the â€śFred E. Ashcraft Memorial Bully Pulpitâ€¦â€ť) â€¦. This will only mean something to old codgers â€¦. Also, what follows is my opinion â€“ not necessarily that of the newspaperâ€™s staff, management, paper carriers or readers â€¦.
The new voter identification law in Arkansas will be fully implemented by the next major election cycle. As is the case with any piece of legislation, it may or may not live up to its intended purpose. The devil is in the details, and we got our first look at some of those details last week.
A few days ago we buried Black Beauty, the cat (black, of course) that was part of the Hollenbeck household for something close to 20 years.
His passing left a big hole in my heart, but I cherish the two decades of love he gave to our family.
I donâ€™t remember exactly when he crossed the threshold and became â€śourâ€ť cat. For a long time, he made regular visits to the outdoor feeding dish early in the morning and late in the evening and didnâ€™t seek attention beyond that.