Saturday, January 29, 2011

9:00 PM

The weather has been very good today in Wynne. The high was to be 65. I did not check the temperature during the day, but the weather was fine.

I spent the day working on my 72 Ford. I bought an air conditioner for it last week. I spent most of the day working on installing the system. I still have a lot to complete, but I enjoyed working on the old truck today. It was good to get away from work and other things for a day.

I attended the chamber banquet on Thursday night. The program went well and was well attended. There were about 350 guest.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

4:05 PM

I attended the Arkansas Municipal League winter conference in Little Rock on Wednesday through Friday. The conference was well attended. If fact, I think that it was the largest attended winter conference ever. The program was very good. I got to visit with a lot of my friends from around the state. I also met a large number of other officials from around the state.

On Thursday night I went to dinner with my friends from Truman. It has become a winter conference that I go to dinner with the group from Truman. We joke that they adopt me for the Thursday evening meal.

I got to visit with one of my old friends from north Arkansas. We have been friends for several years. He has been ill for the past several years. He had to miss a term as Alderman because his health was so bad. He has recovered and was elected again to the city council. It was good to visit with him and his wife. They have been dear friends for years. I have been keeping up with him during his illness.

I am watching a football game now. This morning I worked in the garage. There is still a lot of work to be done.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

9:15 AM

The Wynne City Council met last night for the regular monthly meeting. Following is the business conducted:

1. Adopted a master plan for improvments to the city parks

2. Adopted an Ordinance that allows the city to purchase supplies or services from City of
Wynne elected officials or employees

3. Reviewed the audit report for the city for the past two years

4. Approved the appointment of James Nickerson to the Wynne Water Utilities Commission

5. Received the annual report of activities at Cogbill Cemetery

I am going to Little Rock later today for the winter conference of the Arkansas Municipal League. I look forward to attending the conference. I will be able to visit with my friends from around the state and make new friends with others. I will also be able to attend sessions that will help me do my job as mayor for the city.

Friday, January 7, 2011

6:00 AM

I made a trip to Iuka yesterday. I sold mother's car. Her present condition she is not able to drive. I talked to her about selling the car a couple of months ago. She agreed that she should sell the car, because she is not able to drive. She was pleased that she was able to sell the car.

I had a good visit with mother and also visited with my aunt, brother and Pat's brother. It was a long dad, but I am glad that we were able to sell mother's car. She needs the money at this time in her life and does not need a car.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

7:30 PM

I started the day at the swearing in ceremony for the elected officials of Cross County. I took the oath for mayor for the fifth time, once as the appointed mayor and four times as the winner of the election. The ceremony went well and was well attended. Amy got to go to the ceremony today. This was the first time she has been able to attend the ceremony.

This afternoon I watched my Bulldogs and the Gator Bowl. Mississippi State beat Michigan 52 to 14. It was a good day for Bulldog fans.

This afternoon I talked with one of my friends from Mississippi State. We were good friends in college and even were roommates for one year. I have not had any contact with him for many years. Last week I was talking to a member of his family and I asked about my friend. He told me the town he lived in TN. I went to Google and found his telephone number. I called and left a message for him to give me a call. He called this afternoon and we had a good phone visit. It was good to catch each other on our lives over the past years.

My family spent the Christmas holidays in Iuka. We had a very good time and good time with family. I came home on Monday and Pat and Amy stayed till Friday. Some of Pat's family stayed in Iuka till Wednesday.

I look forward to serving as mayor for another term. I have enjoyed my time as mayor and I am thankful to the citizens of Wynne for the honor and privilege to serve as mayor.

I have not been writing very much over the past few weeks. I hope do write more as I get back in a normal routine.