LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - We want to thank you for reading, and we wonder if you'll agree or disagree with this list of Winners and Losers. This list of Winners and Losers almost has a theme. Here's the deal. I'm not going to tell you what the theme is. See if you can pick up on it.
Our first winners are anyone in Little Rock who can see outside their windows. The city has gotten around to picking up the fallen limbs and brush piles that accumulated after the Christmas storm. The message I got from the guys is "Be patient." We'll get there. Little Rock is the kindling capitol of America.
Sherwood is also a winner. They've got a growing business, called Custom Aircraft Cabinets, that started out in a garage and now is about to employ 150 more people.
Stuttgart and Pangburn are also winners. Terri and Steve Weaver of Stuttgart went on a fishing trip and bought lottery two tickets worth $1 million and $50,000. Pangburn was the site of the convenience store where they bought the tickets, so Pangburn, you're a winner, too!
And, Sheridan, site of the Grant County Chamber of Commerce Dinner is a winner. It had a Super Bowl theme, and it was packed. Over 400 people turned out. It was a record crowd, very enthusiastic, and you don't have a turnout like that unless your town is thriving.
Even Warren is a winner. Armstrong Floor Products is adding 108 employees in their flooring division. Are you catching the trend here? They're all cities and towns!
And, that now includes Oxford, Mississippi as a winner because all the recruiting experts are saying Ole Miss finished top five in new recruits in the SEC. Watch out. Head coach Hugh Freeze, former head of ASU, has already impacted the league.
The Razorbacks are even winners this time. They got all star running back Alex Collins out of Florida. They also got a little drama when Collins' mother objected and delayed the signing for a day.
Who knows? Maybe one day, 16 years from now, 2-year-old Titus Ashby will be signing with Arkansas and making headlines. He's already gotten notice on the internet for making a lot of baskets.
If I'm not mistaken, I think we just had all winners. The glass is half full today.