Pertaining to the recent article regarding the YMCA and/or Aqua Zone, I have a couple of questions. I would like to know more information (numbers) as to why it is not “feasible” to refinance the loan(s).
First, we need to clarify that the Bolivar Aqua Zone and the Roy Blunt YMCA of Bolivar are operated separately. The Aqua Zone is owned by the City of Bolivar and has been operated by the City since September of 2013.
This weekend marked the 73rd time Polk County youth and their supporters — including scores of volunteers who worked tirelessly months in advance to prepare — gathered for one of the best events the county has to offer: the Polk County Junior Livestock Show and Fair.
Today, I read about a new technology that sounds completely ridiculous and perfectly rational — all at the same time. Let me explain.
This month for yours truly has been filled with grandfatherly-type things, ranging from long afternoon naps that are more necessity than choice to watching a lot of grandchildren ballgames in a lot of places.
I’ve always liked to look at footprints in the sand or ones made on concrete when someone barefoot steps in water and leaves their trail on the other side. But there is one footprint that I don’t like to think about very much: carbon footprints.
Tonight, after a birthday dinner ending with a hot fudge sundae topped with a candle, I sat on the sofa next to Jack, our middle child who just turned 15. He wanted to watch a movie we’d recorded on cable.
A few days ago, I had a smoke alarm going off in the house. I knew I didn’t have any smoke, but I didn’t know how to stop the noise. Being nearly blind, I couldn’t even find the fire department’s phone number, so I called 911. I told them my problem, and they connected me with the fire department.
I always enjoy Jim Hamilton’s column in the paper and was glad to read that veterans have the right now to salute our American flag the way they were taught when they were in the military.
With June and the annual observance of Dairy Month here, I am reminded of a time when dairy farming was not simply a business, but a way of life for Ozarkers along every country road.
Don’t blink. Another year will have come and gone. Take a nap and a decade will have passed. That’s how it seems as the headlines roll out about sports achievements and other matters.
Last fall, when I learned of Joe Duryee’s passing, I thought of two things. One was that Joe will be missed, that he’s always been one of those people who is often mentioned in several conversations, and the other is that he accomplished a lot of things during his lifetime — some are known a…