Some folks may wonder if my point of view on certain subjects has changed since I retired, or semi-retired, or whatever the heck it is that I am.
On November 22, 1963 – and looking back, I can admit it now – I was a rather naive, immature, somewhat sheltered 19-year-old freshman at Union University in Jackson, Tenn.
Anyone who knows me or who has read my column knows that I am not exactly Mr. Fixit.
Okay, I guess we need to talk about how this happened – the return of my column, that is. Those who didn’t know I was gone, or didn’t know I was ever here in the first place, can go back to whatever they were doing.
This is my last column for the Times-Herald. No, they didn’t tell me to stop writing it (although maybe at times they’ve wished I would). No, I’ve decided to retire.
The children are back in school, and although the weather is still warm, the days are getting noticeably shorter. It must be festival time in St. Francis County.
The Youth Talent Contest at the St. Francis County Fair is in need of entries.
The annual St. Francis County Fair will be held next week, Aug. 25 through 31, at the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds on Highway 1 South.
It happens every year, usually several times, until I get acclimated to the fact that school is back in session.
Members of the St. Francis County Farm Bureau heard a little bit about what goes into recruiting a college coach, and also received an update on what Farm Bureau has been up to over the last year, during Tuesday’s annual meeting, held at the Fine Arts Center at East Arkansas Community College.