An icon passes. Yes, we put a Thumbs Up on this note about the passing of Chaplain George Andrews because he was such a positive person, big smile always, a cheerful word to anyone who needed it. He may have been born in New Jersey, but he was a Conway fixture for decades. We will miss him.
Colorful times. For fall foliage fans, the time is right now. Green leaves, at least those left on trees, are now yellow, range, red and brown. There are many scenic routes to cruise and enjoy the colors, and we found Interstate 540 from Fayetteville to Alma especially scenic early this week. State Highway 7 from Russellville to Harrison is always a favorite.
Election year growth. Just in the past few days, the crop of political signs in our area has proliferated. Sign makers should be having a bonanza. We are seeing fewer of the large types and more of the single stake small signs. And we wonder if anyone ever did research on number and signs and winning candidates.
Last minute opportunity. You can still vote early for the Nov. 6 general election. More and more people are taking this option. Early voting can be done at the courthouse, Faulkner County Library in Conway, Greenbrier City Hall, Mayflower City Hall and Vilonia City Hall. Do yourself a favor and look over the amendments and referred issues before stepping into the voting booth.
A hidden meaning? The third and final, thank goodness, presidential debate was held Monday night in an east coast Florida city named Boca Raton. That is Spanish like many Florida place names. Boca Raton means Mouse’s Mouth. No comment here, just the fact.
Sharing the airwaves. We noted the television programs leading into Monday’s presidential debate. ”The Voice” on NBC, “Dancing With Stars” on ABC, “Two Broke Girls” on CBS. Frothy stuff, you say? Fox network passed on the debate and showed a major league baseball championship game.
“It (last Saturday’s Lamar game) was frustrating, particularly to an offensive-minded coach that we couldn’t get our defense off the field. We were lethargic. There was no energy in the stadium, and we certainly didn’t provide that with big plays.”
— Clint Conque,
University of Central Arkansas football coach