Smelling success. Technological advances continue to take place in deer hunting. A company now has come forth with deer candles. Light them on or near your deer stand, and they give off an odor of doe-in-heat. We’re just reporting this development, you understand. Just be sure that a burn ban is not in effect when you try this new product.
A special season. Yes, it is autumn, and the weather is most enjoyable — cool nights, warm days, a bit of rain here and there. This is our favorite time of the year, slightly ahead of early spring when unsettled weather can and often does interfere with the pleasantness. Yes, we are aware of what lies ahead with cold and assorted other negatives.
Another red flag. Those coaching bonuses at the University of Central Arkansas have created another fuss and head shaking, despite some of the money coming from “private sources.” Money given a head coach through contract incentives should not be objectionable. And, could some private source be found to give a little bonus to a chemistry professor, say?
A lean to the right. If you have visited a Conway medical waiting room, what station is the television tuned to? Fox News. We think a news channel is preferable to one showing daytime soap operas, for instance, but there are now more than one news channel. Sports channel? Weather channel? No, everyone won’t be pleased by the waiting room selection.
Showing colors. After than awful Razorback football loss to Alabama, those flags attached to vehicles quickly became scarce. But some fans still displayed them. That’s good. Let the Hogs win a game or two, and the flags will quickly increase in numbers. There is a lot of this football season still ahead of us.
Better than most. The latest unemployment rates show Arkansas holding steady from the previous month and better than the national average. The rates increased in 26 of our 50 states, and this is not good. Rates fell in 12 states, stayed the same in 12 others. Unemployment and underemployment are still painful to our folks.
“We just want them (students) to get involved outside the college. It’s the humane thing to do to serve others and be selfless.”
— Mandy Hall, career service corodinator at Central Baptist College