Wise spending. It is good that the Conway Advertising and Promotion Commission agreed to channel some money toward the renovation of Curtis Walker Park. This is an appropriate use of the so-called hamburger tax funds. The park is rundown, victim of some years of too-little maintenance and repair. Fix it. Parks are valuable assets in our community.
Missing element. Whatever became of planks? Once a staple of the national political conventions, planks were fiercely debated as they were used in the party’s platform. Nowadays it is all name calling and finger pointing with a party’s stand on various issues of the day riding in a distant back seat from the headline personalities.
Lessons learned. Central Arkansas’s football Bears and Arkansas State’s Red Wolves learned painful opening game realities. It is still a long jump from the Southland and Gulf South ranks to the Southeastern and Pac 12 conference levels. Bigger, faster and more numerous bodies prevail. Still, UCA leading Ole Miss at halftime was an achievement.
Batting a thousand. High school football season opened last week, and all five of the Faulkner County teams posted victories. That is a rarity. It likely won’t happen again this year. All the wins were satisfying, but perhaps the most impressive was Mayflower’s solid whipping of Dumas, a higher classification team and normally a strong football team.
Autumn, please hurry. Isaac’s rain was so very welcomed in our area, but right on its heels came more 100-degree days, as if we haven’t had enough this year. The days are a little shorter, else the 101 readings may have been 104 or so. The drought is not yet broken.
Featured in print. A current issue of Horizon, a Southwestern Energy publication, features the Guy fire Department, recipient of some financial help from SWN. Guy Fire Chief Carl Baker correctly brings out the considerable effort and many personal money contributions that his volunteer firemen have made over the years.
“Ann Romney last week and Michelle Obama tonight showed that Mitt Romney and Barack Obama definitely married up.” — Scott Pelley, CBS television news anchor.