Summer was half-over when our Yard Art Show planning came into full swing. It was “Paper Week at Grandma Camp” – a time to play and employ the twins’ creative juices. So far it had been a summer of time spent away from the constant exposure to ‘thumb tendonitis’ from overuse of electronic equipment. I’ve said it before, I am not opposed to playing on the phone or video games. I just hate to see healthy kids spending the summer sprawled on the couch with a phone at the end of their nose! Exercise includes the mind and imagination as well as the body! The activities that the twin teen-aged boys and I experienced together were physically low-key. I am, after all, a grandmother – not a camp counselor in her 20’s! I orchestrated the strenuous games like Summer Fun Week’s water balloon fight, I did not personally participate. With some planning, Grandma Camp can be enriching for both the young and the ‘not-so-young’.
The Museum of Veterans and Military History in Vilonia, has a pretty long wish list. There are many items on it. One being a pigeon vest.
To preserve the past, something must be kept and passed on to future generations. Letters, newspaper clippings and other documents tell us part of the story. Items that were used by previous generations also have a story to tell. And then there is the history that is preserved through a photograph.
This month has been good in Faulkner County thus far. We received a federal declaration for the flooding that caused a lot of disaster to our county’s infrastructure, individual homes, and small businesses. The Governor requested a federal disaster declaration, and on June 15, the President approved the request. This was good and needed for our county as well as the individuals effected. This approval allows repairs to be completed by members of our community.
Arkansas does not have Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, but it does have the Ozarks and the Ouachitas. It does not have Elvis’ Graceland home, but it does have the birthplace of Johnny Cash. Unlike Tennessee, it does not have $2 billion to play with, but, like Tennessee, could it also find hundreds of millions of dollars for highways?
Onside kicks, trick plays, lightning delays and a blowout were all featured in Friday’s Arkansas High School Coaches Association Football All-Star Game.
The Conway City Council will consider rezoning properties during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Russell L. “Jack” Roberts District Court Building.