Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Alas, it was again with dismay that the Forrest City City Council has voted to award themselves, as elected officials, a $1,000 year-end bonus, which begs the question, “Why?”

Do not fear the food

Next Thursday, I won’t have a column. In fact, there won’t be a paper for there to be a column. I doubt everyone will notice though. Many will be bleary-eyed from over-eating, with a chaser of football.

An in-between time

Okay, so what do we call this time of year? I mean, besides fall, or football season? Halloween is over. In fact, even after all the buildup, it’s so over you can hardly tell it was ever here. Halloween is almost as skillful as that holiday that comes toward the end of December – when it comes to disappearing without a trace the day after. More about that later. Let’s think about it. Thanksgiving is the better part of a month away. We can’t really call it the holiday season yet, at least I can’t bring myself to do it. And I’m positive that this stretch doesn’t qualify for the … Continued

A sweet Halloween

I don’t mind Halloween so much, but why do they have to put the candy out so soon?

The porch and me

“Honey, the back porch needs painting,” Alice said. “You’re right, it does,” I had to admit. “It’s really a mess,” she said. “Yep,” I conceded, “I’ll look up the best paints in Consumer Reports.” That was, oh, about two years ago. Give me a break, folks, it takes time. One must choose the paint carefully. Not only that, but the porch was in need of a major cleaning before it ever had a drop of paint – a consideration that also took time. And, yes, it took me time to work myself up to doing it. Okay, admitted. Does that make everybody feel better? Well, I worked myself up. It … Continued