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My Nightmare

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What is the plan?

Subscriber onlyBy now every POA member should know that the planned Community Center will cost about $14 million. One plan is to raise assessments and take out a 20-year note to pay for it and encumber any increased assessment revenue. This plan came out at the 5-year Financial Planning Task Force meeting on Aug. 7. Continue reading...

Maximum dollars first

Subscriber onlyDue to a current health issue and the high heat all summer, I have been limited to playing golf about twice a month and only in the mornings when it is cool. In past years, my wife and I formerly played around 50-55 rounds a year each. We have been resident members here for 24 years. Continue reading...

Letter to Editor

Subscriber onlyIt's the Culture, dummies! Continue reading...

Bella Vista Taj Mahal 4.0

Subscriber onlyIt appears COO Tom Judson (T.J.), has convinced the board to fund his Taj Mahal 4.0 (the new community center) with whatever remains of the POA's reserve funds. Reportedly, the POA had about 13 million in reserve funds prior to T.J.'s arrival. However, an orgy of spending on Taj Mahal 2.0 (Lake Point), and Taj Mahal 3.0 (BVCC), as well as numerous smaller projects, i.e Yurts for mountain bikers, has depleted the reserve. Continue reading...

Having no filter in cyberspace is frustrating

Subscriber onlyPeople can turn on each other and life can sometimes be unfair. It's always been that way, and it remains true today. Continue reading...

New UA Press book showcases 184 images of state worth viewing

n It’s All Done Gone will be a classic of depression-era photographs of Arkansas.

Subscriber onlyIt is indeed rare that I'll commit an entire column to one Arkansas book while so many are out there to discuss and write about in this space. But this week, I certainly will. Continue reading...

Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son?

Subscriber only"By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, that in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure." Hebrews 11:17-19 (Read Genesis 22:1-19) Continue reading...

Those were the good times -- 40 years ago

Subscriber onlyForty years ago, in 1978, I was 16, and those were good times. Continue reading...

We don't have the money

Subscriber onlyWe don't have the money. Bella Vista is not, and will never be, Bentonville. I, for one, think that is a good thing. People choose to live in one place or the other because of the unique amenities each has to offer. Continue reading...

Connecting with the One True God

Subscriber onlyI sat in the emergency room of Washington Regional Hospital. My wife had rushed me there by car rather than by ambulance. I had passed out. Anytime you awaken flat on your face, it can cause concern. As for me, I felt fine but my wife was alarmed. While waiting, I realized I was feeling no fear. I had peace. Why? I know Jesus! He passed through death for me and shares his life with me. I had no regrets or fears, only a task yet to finish. I joked with the staff (all excellent, by the way). Continue reading...

Scott Van Laningham retiring from XNA

SILOAM SPRINGS NATIVE, FORMER JOURNALIST, WAS PREFECT FIT TO RUN XNA

Subscriber onlyThis is more than just a tip of the old cap to a really great guy. Scott Van Laningham, a Siloam Springs native, was a good solid journalist before he began a career in which he helped plan, construct, operate and run one of the nation's newest airports -- and a vital cog in the transportation wheel of Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...