Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

“Room for Everybody” Mickey Smedley seems to have a knack for making big scores out of controversial issues. One such “opportunity” arose a couple of years ago when some yahoo in state government allowed for some well-healed Yankee pig farmers and mega agricultural giant, Cargill, to build a 4,500 hog raising operation in Judea, AR. […]

The Crazy Things We Did by Doug Nelson

“The Last Straw” Back in 1965 I bought a 1959 Chevy Convertible. It had a 348 cu engine with a granny gear. Bill suggested we put a 409 cu in it along with a 4-speed tranny, so we did. I was dating a girl named Lynn, and she wanted me to teach her to drive. […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

How is Your “Tolerance” These Days There’s lot of feathers and bullets flying around today over the many lifestyle, cultural, and religious dogmas as embraced by people far and near. I’m not sure that there has ever been such a smorgasbord of clashing ideologies in the past as compared to today’s free-for-all. Let’s look at […]

Miles of memories by Brenda Miles

“TOM AND BETTIE– A LOVE STORY” Earlier, I shared with you our grief at the death of our brother-in-law on January 4. Later, I happened to tell his and my sister-in-law’s story to a few readers and to a group of neighbors. All agreed it was a remarkable one they believed many women would enjoy, […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

Have you ever been in a public place with lots of people around and you are involved in something that is taking place which is dreadfully embarrassing? There you are with your cheeks aflame, your ears on fire, and no place to hide. This predicament seems to happen to some people a lot more than […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

“Sex, Intimacy and the Internet” A headline of this column from a couple of weeks worked so well in snaring curious, unsuspecting readers, I thought I’d try it again to increase the readership of this column. This ploy works for the Globe and the National Inquirer, so why not for the FFBNews. Once again, however, […]

Thinking out Load by Greg Allen

America, For Where Art Thou? Is this great land we call America vanishing before our very eyes? We need to be reminded of the sobering words of Nikita Khrushchev, who said: “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you finally wake […]

Miles of Memories by Brenda Miles

“Putting Works into Someones Mouth” I recently saw a silly cartoon that gave me an idea for this column. The first frame showed two siblings sitting on the floor amidst piles of torn paper. The second frame showed the older of the two with a comic bubble showing a lightbulb above his head. He then […]

The Crazy Things We Did by Doug Nelson

“Almost a Cop” You would have thought a guy that grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Chicago, would have enough street smarts not to join the military on April Fool’s day, right? Well, I guess you would be wrong then. I got to Lackland AFB April 1, 1965. Hair down to […]

The Crazy Things We Did by Doug Nelson

“The Rain Dance” It was April 1, 1965. I remember it well. I was in my first chow line at Lackland AFB Texas. Yup, day one April Fool’s Day, my first day of training. I wasn’t always so inept; you would have thought maybe I would have looked at the calendar before signing up. Oh […]