With the weekend in sight, it's time to share a thought or two about some recent happenings.
Nothing big. Nothing earth-shattering, just some random thoughts.
Then again, a random thought last week kicked off some conversation on this newspaper's Web site that went in a totally different direction than what was intended.
But that happens. People can turn things around to say or mean whatever they want, no matter what words are used in print or on a Web site.
Enjoy the rest of your week and the weekend ...
Greene County rocks, literally
If you didn't get the chance to listen to any of the many bands and performers who made their way to Greene County over Labor Day weekend, you missed a great opportunity.
The Linton Music Festival hosted 35 bands/acts Friday through Sunday at Humphreys Park, and Red Olphant's annual Joe Edwards Show provided another great time at the Bloomfield Park on Monday.
Red's event has been a Labor Day tradition for 16 years, and this year's Linton Music Festival was the third.
The LMF had an estimated attendance of 10,000 over three days, and Oliphant said the Joe Edwards Show drew approximately 500.
Both are great events, and hopefully they will continue to grow.
I wonder if there's a way both events could help each other?
Just a thought ...
County manager idea put on hold
The Greene County Council on Tuesday decided not to include a county manager's position in the 2008 budget.
But it did decide to form a committee that will study the idea, and a decision is expected sometime in 2008.
For Greene County's financial future, let's hope the idea is seriously considered.
It's been pointed out in this space and other parts of the newspaper how a county manager could save the county thousands of dollars each year.
Here's another idea. What if the county manager also helped with computer repairs and installing software? I'm told the amount of money that leaves the county every year for such work is a lot.
Make sure you share your ideas -- good or bad -- about a county manager with the commissioners and county council.
More golf terms
I may have opened a can of worms when I offered some "golf terms" my wife has come up with while playing in the Thursday Couples Golf League at Phil Harris Golf Course.
My wife isn't upset. She actually likes the challenge of coming up with new terms.
The problem is, people have been asking me to share more in my column ... or maybe even write a column about her "golf terms."
I'll share two this week:
* When she hits a putt that's too hard or someone else does the same, she offers: "That was a beefy putt."
* Sticking with putts ... another term for a putt that's too hard or goes way past the hole is "rump roast."
Deb didn't have to worry about a "beefy" or "rump roast" putt on No. 6 last week. She chipped in for an eagle.
Enjoy your next round ...