Archive for September, 2011

Gratulerer Med Dagen Arne!

September 30th, 2011 Comments off

Greta Quilty and her wonderful family  send birthday greetings to Norway, to Arne Peder Grovdal.  I am sure  Arne was pleasantly surprised by the cool wishes from California.  


September 30th, 2011 Comments off

Four people are in an airplane, the pilot, the smartest man in the world, the richest man in the world, and a punk teenager. The airplane experiences some difficulties, and the pilot informs the three passengers that the plane is going to crash, and there are only three parachutes on the plane. The richest man in the world takes one, because he says that his lawyers will sue everyone else on the plane if he doesn’t survive. The smartest man in the world takes a parachute, because he thinks that the world would be a worse place without him. The pilot says to the punk “There’s only one parachute left, I’ll fight you for it.” “That won’t be necessary,” said the punk, “The smartest man in the world took my backpack.” 

Graceland “Fit for a King”

September 30th, 2011 1 comment


For You Ugly Truck Owners, I Mean Owners of Ugly Trucks

September 30th, 2011 Comments off

October 1st – Event: 6th Annual Ugly Truck Contest

City of Glenwood, Arkansas
Ugliest Truck brought within one block of event, but must be driven onto parking lot for registration by 11 a.m. judging, trophies, ribbons, cash prizes awarded 1 p.m. BBQ lunch, served between 11-1p.m. Proceeds benefit Home Delivered Meals for the elderly and handicapped in Pike County.
Admission is free

( $5 adult, $2.50 kids for BBQ lunch)

Flag Donation by Robert O. Winchester

September 29th, 2011 2 comments

Guest Writer:  Gina Byrne Winchester

Robert O. Winchester of Pocahontas will be donating a giant United States Flag that is 14½ feet wide and 25 feet long to the Arkansas State University, ROTC on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. with a full cadet corp in formation.
He will present the flag to Colonel Clark and the ROTC will present Robert with a certificate of appreciation and a battalion coin. The U.S. Flag is made of Glow Nylon and was purchased for $500 over 25 years ago and weighs 14 pounds and was displayed on the side of the retired “Winchester Cathedral” hot air balloon for many flights.
It has been proudly displayed at Robert’s residence on highway 62 West for many years when the U.S. flag was shot from someone in a car traveling west on September 11, 2002. Robert is a World War II veteran and served as a mortar crewman with the 44th Infantry Division in France, Germany, Austria and Belgium.
His division landed at Cherboug, France on Sept 15, 1944 and engaged in their first battle the following month just east of Luneville. Somewhere in France, his footsteps crossed the footsteps of his father’s who had served in Europe during the first World War. Robert received a Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Emblem, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation (German Clasp) Medal, Honorable Service Lapel World War II Button and Combat Infantryman Badge which Winchester is most proud of.
Robert wanted to donate the flag to the ASU ROTC in hopes that they would display it proudly and be used by those that deserve it.
Mr. Winchester, we salute you, sir!  Thank you for your heroic service to this country.

APB: Be on the lookout for dognappings.

September 29th, 2011 Comments off

Congrats to Razorback Golfers!

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Walt Beazley
Golfstat ranks Razorbacks No. 1
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Following its second victory in as many tournaments, the University of Arkansas men’s golf team is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the first rankings which were released on Wednesday.
The Razorbacks picked up victories at the Gopher Invitational and against a very good field at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and have a rating of 92.236% in the Golfstat ranking. Golfstat takes into account numerous statistical data and ranks teams based on potential head-to-head competition.

“It feels great to be ranked No. 1, but the year just got started,” Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said.  “There are several west coast teams that have yet to play and the national championship isn’t until late May.  We played well in a couple of tournaments so far, but need to continue to work hard and get better.”

It is believed that Arkansas’ No. 1 ranking is its first since October of 1997 when the Razorbacks were tabbed No. 1 in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

In other rankings, the latest Golf World/ Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll has Arkansas moving up one spot to No. 9.

The Razorbacks return to competition on Oct. 10, when they compete at The Jack Nicklaus in Columbus, Ohio.  Arkansas finished fourth at the event a year ago and expects another loaded field at the two-day event this fall.

Faces by Mary Taylor

September 29th, 2011 Comments off

The Fall

September 28th, 2011 Comments off

By Mary Taylor

“Are you okay?”

Ruth looked up into the tanned face leaning over her.  Embarrassed, she muttered, “I’m not sure yet.”

Ruth had landed awkwardly, feet in the air.  She winced, more at the thought than the actual pain.

“The hazards of  roller blading on the strand at Venice Beach,” she said.

He knelt down and looked at her knee, “You need a band-aid.”

“That’s okay, it’s my pride that’s wounded most.  A tourist got in my way, or maybe I got in hers, I don’t know.”

“A tourist at Venice Beach, how unusual,” he laughed.  Extending his hand he helped her up.

“I’m  Nick,” he said.

She pointed to herself, “Ruth, the fallen.” They laughed.

“So, Nick, are you always so helpful to strangers?”  She shaded her eyes from the sun to get a better look at him. 

“I’m just being a good neighbor, I live here,” he said.

“Really, I didn’t know anyone actually lived here.”

“Well I do, at least for one more week,” he laughed.  ” Right down there,” he said, pointing to a rental beach house within walking distance.

“I’m impressed,” she said.  “I had to drive ten miles to get here.” 

“A local huh?  Then I’m impressed, because you can come any time.”

“Not quite any time, I  have to work, you know,” she said.  

“Bummer,” he smiled.  “Me too!”  

Before he could continue the conversation  she said, “I’d better go, thanks for your help.”

He stepped toward her, “Say, would you like to come over to my place and I’ll get you something cool to drink and fix that knee?”

Ruth stared into the inviting brown eyes.  She hesitated and took a deep breath, not sure she was ready for another fall.


En Español

¿ “Es usted dole”?

Ruth miró arriba en la cara bronceada , ella murmuró, “yo no estoy seguro”.

Ruth había aterrizado , los pies en el aire.

“Los peligros de roller blading en Playa de Venecia,” ella dijo.

El se arrodilló abajo y miró la rodilla, “Usted necesita una curita.”  

“No, es mi orgullo que ha herido más. Un turista entró mi manera, o quizá entré suyo, yo no sé”.

“Un turista en Playa de Venecia, cuán excepcional,” él se rió. Extender la mano que él la ayudó arriba.

“Yo Nick,” él dijo.

“Hola, Yo Ruth.”

¿” Es usted siempre tan útil “?

“Acabo de ser un vecino bueno, yo vivo aquí,” él dijo.

“Realmente, yo no supe que nadie vivía  aquí”.

“Bien hago, por lo menos para otra semana,” él se rió”.  

El derecho allá,” él dijo, señalando a una casa de la playa.

“Soy impresionado,” ella dijo, “Tuve que manejar diez millas llegar aquí”.

” Entonces soy impresionado, porque usted puede venir muchas veces”.

“No exactamente , yo tengo que trabajar, usted sabe,” ella dijo.

¡” él sonrió”. Mí también”!

¿El hombre guapo dice, “querría usted venir a mi lugar para para beber y fijar esa rodilla”?

Ruth miró en los ojos castaños atractivos. Ella vaciló , no seguro ella estuvo preparado para otra caída.


September 28th, 2011 Comments off

From a passenger ship, everyone can see a bearded man on a small island 
who is shouting and desperately waving his hands. 

“Who is it?” a passenger asks the captain.

“I have no idea, but  every year when we pass, he goes nuts.” 

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