My across-Fourche neighbor, Benny Jarrett, is an astute observer of the local scene. Well he ought to be, since the Jarrett family has lived on the same Fourche Valley land since 1820.
Arkansas has an abundance of abandoned houses and buildings. And our state is not alone - empty buildings are everywhere.
Unable to come up with any one topic worthy of a full column, a number of brief anecdotes and characterizations will be set forth.