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Coach

Mountain Home, AR

#1 Sep 24, 2012
Is our local Newspaper having trouble meeting payroll? Maybe we should raise subscription rates. Why does there seem to be so much expense in getting this paper out? Why did everything run so well when J.V. was in charge?
vanished

Salem, AR

#2 Sep 24, 2012
They say they dont make money on the Corning paper ,just on printing other things that mostly shipped out of town
FYI

Corning, AR

#3 Sep 24, 2012
We live in a high tech world and nobody reads anymore. It's sad but true. If you want to look at something or a house or a car you go to the internet. Magazines are on their way out.
Coach

Mountain Home, AR

#4 Sep 25, 2012
Thank God Steve found that out before he got that big Twin engine plane!
same here

Corning, AR

#5 Sep 26, 2012
apparently you have never worked there. that place is a joke and has never run right.and now that jv is never there the thieves are loving it!
Coach

Violet Hill, AR

#6 Sep 26, 2012
The word is Jan had a stroke four months ago and is in that $200 a day rehab in Jonesboro- Not progressing so well. Steve went to First National for $25,000 just to meet payroll and was denied the money(not enough collateral, maybe). He then went to Jonesboro and got the money. It seems someone is wanting their face tightened while someone else needs 200 gallons of aviation fuel. With Jan not there to control cash flow, things could get out of hand!!
informed

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#7 Sep 30, 2012
Don't know why you criticize. Rockwell has been a steady employer in Corning and has remained in business as all the factories closed. Still employs more than anyone else except the school.
info

Cherokee Village, AR

#8 Sep 30, 2012
informed wrote:
Don't know why you criticize. Rockwell has been a steady employer in Corning and has remained in business as all the factories closed. Still employs more than anyone else except the school.
Everyone knows that it is partly because of them that no good paying factories were allowed to come in here. They don't want to have to pay more and they would either have to or lose workers.
FanofMal

Hardy, AR

#9 Sep 30, 2012
That's what I was goin say info. They have done everything in their power to keep factories out so they don't have to compete with salaries. They even bought the building across the hiway cause someone was gonna put a business in there.
informed

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#10 Oct 1, 2012
You're uninformed and ignorant about the situation. It's not true. He has no power to keep higher paying jobs out of town. Additionally, the building across the street was purchased to place a museum but plans fell through because of no help from the legislature.
Also, Rockwell helped get Basler in this town, utilizing his own expenses. Basler paid higher than average wages.
My point is, if you don't really know why do you say things realizing they may not be true? It makes you a liar. People like you hate anyone who has anything. Work your way up, get an education, better yourself. Don't resent people who have something. Don't be a socialist. This is America, a place of opportunity. Get out and do something other than complain and lie about others.
Chatty Cathy

Hardy, AR

#12 Oct 3, 2012
Way to go, Loco! Someone was going to use "spec. building 2", but Rockwell said, I have plans for that building. That is where it stopped. Anyone with normal intelligence can see what there is to choose from as far as jobs goes. Fast food or farmers, take your choice. You work for Rockwell for 40 years and, now you are 70: You get a warm handshake and a vase that is made in China. Anyone that is able to travel should leave Corning and go anywhere else. What I was so surprized about was how much you are appreciated in other places. I got my 30 years in and came back here to retire and it feels good!
informed

Ash Flat, AR

#13 Oct 5, 2012
Loco wrote:
<quoted text>Well i rarely post on here but could not pass this one up,you say Rockwell bought the building for a museum but failed to open it because he wanted the Gov. to fund the project,your crazy or dumb that sounds stupid that a person would invest in a building of this size and type with the intent of having the gov. to fund his pocket,you are saying this person is a socialist and he may well be but i think Mr.Rockwell has been refured to as a Dem.so are you also refuring to him as a socialist,were you got the line of bull or who fed it to you you dont say but if you believe it your nuts and i do believe your one that need educating.
You actually must not have a functioning brain. A corporation purchased the building of which Rockwell was a board member. It had nothing to do with the governor, but attempts were made to fund through the state legislature when grants were being funded generously.
Secondly, you have no idea what a socialist is, which your post proves. You are attempting to speak out of your wheelhouse. You have not properly defined the terms you apply. Rockwell is not a democrat. However, democrats are much closer to socialism than republicans are you moron. Republicans are capitalists. So even if Rockwell was a democrat it certainly wouldn't negate being a socialist. But that's not the argument anyways. LOL What an idiot.
The way I got the information was reading the paper. I also attended some board meetings of the museum board as a concerned citizen. We're you there? Or were you at the Socialist Convention? LOL
informed

Ash Flat, AR

#14 Oct 5, 2012
Chatty Cathy wrote:
Way to go, Loco! Someone was going to use "spec. building 2", but Rockwell said, I have plans for that building. That is where it stopped. Anyone with normal intelligence can see what there is to choose from as far as jobs goes. Fast food or farmers, take your choice. You work for Rockwell for 40 years and, now you are 70: You get a warm handshake and a vase that is made in China. Anyone that is able to travel should leave Corning and go anywhere else. What I was so surprized about was how much you are appreciated in other places. I got my 30 years in and came back here to retire and it feels good!
Well Chatty, that wasn't the point. The allegation was that Rockwell purchased building in order to keep wages low, not whether or not he is generous to his employees. Now, I agree that farmers rule the world in northeast Arkansas. Not so much fast food places. Not in Corning. But my goodness, if a business owner, or farmer for that matter, puts in the work, why do people like you hate? Why do poor people hate the rich for being rich? You somehow think what they have belongs to you. Entitlements? Get your hand out of the pocket of the rich and make your own way and stop thinking someone owes you something. You are owed NOTHING. You get what you earn. By the grace of God and hard work you can make a good living despite where you live. How awful that these business owners and farmers make a comfortable living while people work for minimum wage. Well, let the minimum wage earners attend some classes, get a second job and save some money and buy some land or real estate and turn dollars into dollars. That's the way America was built. Get off the Obama bus of thinking everyone who works hard and has been fortunate owes everyone else something. They owe you nothing! If you have the good fortune of benefiting from one of them, well look how you respond. No wonder they become greedy. They do what they can and have people badmouth them or lie about them, or hate them because they have. It must be so, the have nots hate the haves and want what they have without sacrificing. They took the risk. They worked hard. They placed themselves in the right place at the right time and things worked out. Go and do likewise.
informed

Ash Flat, AR

#15 Oct 5, 2012
Loco wrote:
<quoted text>Well i rarely post on here but could not pass this one up,
Umm, next time pass it up, because you are completely stupid and shouldn't voice your opinions publicly. Seriously....it's for your own good. One of the dumbest things I've ever read.
informed

Ash Flat, AR

#16 Oct 5, 2012
Chatty Cathy wrote:
Way to go, Loco! Someone was going to use "spec. building 2", but Rockwell said, I have plans for that building. That is where it stopped. Anyone with normal intelligence can see what there is to choose from as far as jobs goes. Fast food or farmers, take your choice. You work for Rockwell for 40 years and, now you are 70: You get a warm handshake and a vase that is made in China. Anyone that is able to travel should leave Corning and go anywhere else. What I was so surprized about was how much you are appreciated in other places. I got my 30 years in and came back here to retire and it feels good!
No one was going to use spec building 2. Ask Mr. Sellers, or Mayor Phelan. Rockwell never hindered jobs from coming here. He pays some of his employees minimum wage, and others generously. As an accountant I can tell you some of his employees are well compensated, depending on skill level. Many make over $12 per hour, others near $20 and several salaried positions earning over $50,000 annually. The minimum wage earners are expendable. It's sad but true. One quits, another hires in. This is what "entry level" means. Anyone has the opportunity to work her way up and many have. He is about the ONLY employer in Corning who has survived. You may brag about Darling's wages, or Basler, but where are they? Is it better to earn $15 an hour and be laid off half the time and never know when or if you have a job waiting? Businesses have to reinvest some of their profit in order to remain in business, particularly through difficult economic times like the past six years. Think.
Chatty Cathy

Mountain Home, AR

#19 Oct 6, 2012
You are so right, Worker Wife! The farmers can't afford to pay thier employees enough to keep them off food stamps and welfare in the winter-- but does that employee really want to better hisself?

With the Farm bill pending in Congress(not passed,yet), the farmers in all 50 states can last another year. It is for one trillion dollars. You can bet that the Republicans will never pass it, if they win.
It is plain Americans must stop spending money they don't have, but who will be the first to practice this?
Already

Mountain Home, AR

#20 Oct 6, 2012
I have no idea where "Informed" gets his info, but it must be from the Rocks. There are several retired and a few next to retirement that will tell you the salary structure is nothing like what he described at Rockwell publishing. I can take you by three of these retires homes and, I tell you, if the pay was that great, why are they living THERE? This town is on it's way out, because certain business owners will not let it grow, even a little.
storm

Mountain Home, AR

#21 Oct 7, 2012
informed wrote:
You're uninformed and ignorant about the situation. It's not true. He has no power to keep higher paying jobs out of town. Additionally, the building across the street was purchased to place a museum but plans fell through because of no help from the legislature.
Also, Rockwell helped get Basler in this town, utilizing his own expenses. Basler paid higher than average wages.
My point is, if you don't really know why do you say things realizing they may not be true? It makes you a liar. People like you hate anyone who has anything. Work your way up, get an education, better yourself. Don't resent people who have something. Don't be a socialist. This is America, a place of opportunity. Get out and do something other than complain and lie about others.
You are an idiot if you believe that Basler paid higher than average wages! It barely paid over the minimum! LOL!!!!!
informed

Ash Flat, AR

#22 Oct 7, 2012
Loco wrote:
<quoted text>First of all i didn't mention the governor,sec. i didn't critize Rockwell,he in my opinion is a good person and i certainly would not critize him for wanting control of a building next door to him or them,third how do you know where he's a Dem or not,i do know it was printed that he son was a Dem.so smart a$$ who's paper did you read and then you say even if he was a Dem.so you really dont know anything do you except you are blowing your a$$, dont ever refur to me as a socialist,but you need to ck. you might be one yourself.
I didn't say he was a democrat, you assumed he is because his son is. Think about it, if you run for office in northeast Arkansas, you better be democrat if you want to be elected. It doesn't mean J.V. is a democrat. My comments about socialism were to prove you don't know what the term means. A socialist agenda is from the democrat party, simply meaning larger government and more federal control - government in power as opposed to people in power. A businessman who accepts grant money for a project does not constitute a socialist. That was my point. On the governor, I misinterpreted your comments. You meant government but your abbreviation threw me off. The board did not intend for the gov. to completely pay for the project, but to provide grants to HELP with funding. At the time there were grants available. Rockwell had a handshake promise from a U.S. legislator that the grants would be available, but he didn't come through. Thus the project was abandoned. There's no socialism involved.
informed

Ash Flat, AR

#23 Oct 7, 2012
WORKER WIFE wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with some of what you have posted,there should not be any entitlements for anyone unless they need food or a roof over their head and only for a limited time and a limited time means like 3 mounths,it sounds as though you dont know that farmers are the biggest welfare recevers in this country,i cant believe that you dont have knowledge of that,but i like for people to be rich or wealthy maybe if you get a steak i'll get a burger,but i dont think the hourly worker should pay someone that is already wealty or to farm,if you cant farm without government money you should quit,its what anyother person would do if their business could not make it,so why should a person in business have to pay for another persons business that informed,is called "socialism" and it sounds to me as though you are supporting this.
No, I agree that farmers should not be allowed to collect rich man's welfare in subsidies. My point was merely that all farmers do not fit that profile, so to group all farmers together as though they are part of the problem here in northeast Arkansas is wrong. The poster linked business people and farmers (the wealthy really) to state that things are unfair in this area. If you are not a rich farmer or a fast food owner you don't have a chance was the person's point. That I disagree with. Many farmers work hard and get no help from government. I'm not talking about Fox and huge farmers in the area who are already rich and receiving entitlements of from the government. To me that is one of the most ridiculous problems with government that someone who already owns a house and river house and drives new vehicles should get help from the government, or be paid not to farm land they have.

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