“Oh no, too many people showed up, and we ran out of parking spaces.”
“Groan, we already had three events this weekend, and now we have a fourth. I don’t see how we’re going to be able to fit it all in.”
Such is the stuff of modern stress. Events don’t work out like you planned, or you have too many places to be. It’s all fodder for our angst.
Yet it strikes me that many of the things we worry about are actually what I call “happy problems.”
It’s a never-ending story.
Every time I think it’s time to tackle a new project I have to deal with the obvious: Decisions, decisions.
That’s the hardest thing for me to make when it comes to choosing a paint color.
I’m currently in the process of picking one for the bathroom. Right now I’m living in a chocolate milk box with the exception of the office.
I like chocolate, but I’m thinking the bathroom could use something a little milder.
BULL SHOALS (AP) — Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers says a man who apparently shot and killed a food store manager and himself apparently wanted the manager to apologize to his wife.
Investigators say 41-year-old Timothy Dilday of Midway killed 50-year-old Harps Market manager Roger Swain of Mountain Home in Swain’s office at the store on Tuesday. Officials say Dilday then shot and killed himself.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System board has adopted a policy to clarify what it means to retire.
The board’s action comes while state lawmakers and retirement system officials examine cases of employees who retire — then return to work and receive both a pension and a salary.
The policy says employees younger than age 65 who retire from public schools or universities and then return to work cannot have any employment agreements with their former employer before or during a required separation period.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a sentencing hearing for evangelist Tony Alamo, who was convicted on charges of taking young girls across state lines for sex.
U.S. District Court Judge Harry F. Barnes reset Alamo’s sentencing for 9 a.m. Nov. 13. In a one-page order issued Tuesday, Barnes said an unexpected change in the trial docket required him to delay the hearing.
A jury convicted Alamo on a 10-count indictment in July. Alamo faces a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill cited a report Tuesday suggesting reverse mortgages can be risky for seniors as evidence that greater federal regulations are needed for the growing industry.
Reverse mortgages allow people age 62 and older to convert their home equity into cash. The loans typically come due when the borrower dies, sells the home or has not lived in it for a year.
It’s not even here yet, but the White River Community Garden in Batesville is already growing.
While groundwork continues on the future garden that will be home to vegetable and flower beds, this hasn’t stopped some residents from expressing their interests in wanting to be part of the budding project, which isn’t expected to be completed until next year, according to community garden club president Sharon Clark.
“Three (beds) have been spoken for,” she said with a laugh.
Harvest time is here, and the Harmon family of Bethesda will be making sorghum again.
“As the years go by, fewer farmers are making sorghum,” said Twyla Wright, curator at Old Independence Regional Museum, “So we are inviting the public to join us on a field trip to watch the process at the Harmon farm at 315 O’Neal Road on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to bring a sack lunch and maybe a folding chair.”
The group will gather in the museum parking lot and caravan together, or directions can given.
Independence County’s solid waste program was brought under close scrutiny Monday night by several new quorum court members serving on the court’s budget committee.
County Judge Bill Hicks told the committee, “This program is not working. You don’t have enough money to run the system.”
A drawing for four tickets to the Arkansas vs. Eastern Michigan Homecoming game in Fayetteville on Oct. 31 will be held Oct. 23, Cave City Coach Jamie King announced.
Each $10 donation will receive a chance in the drawing. The funds raised will help offset medical costs for Cave City golfer Alex Cossey, who remains hospitalized after an automobile accident last month.
King said Cossey is making progress but still has a long road to recovery.
NEWPORT — The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team remained unbeaten with a 42-12 victory over the Newport Greyhounds here Monday night.
Storm Tipton scored twice for the 5-0 Pioneers, once on a 21-yard pass from Colton Bailey and a 1-yard run. Tipton also passed for two scores, connecting with Hayden Cockrill from 15 yards out and with Frank Ramirez on a 10-yarder.
Bailey also threw a second TD pass, hooking up with Ryan Coles from 27 yards.
CENTER RIDGE — The Cave City Cavewomen kept pace in the district volleyball standings with a sweep of the Nemo Vista Lady Red Hawks here Monday.
The game scores were 25-17, 25-21 and 25-21.
Libero Elisha Ramos collected 30 digs and nine points for the Cavewomen. Rachel Roebuck added 25 points, 26 digs and eight aces while Katie Freeman chipped in 15 points and seven aces. Kendra Demster also inked the stat sheet with 14 assists and 25 digs.