LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The constant flow of news makes for a constant flow of winners and losers, and I've made a list of them just for you.
You have a General that was successful in Iraq and was forced to resign over scandal. If anything, anyone, or any place is a loser in this story it would be Washington D.C. Apparently, there's something corrosive in that town that corrupts even the most noble among us. General Patreus is only the latest name to get tarnished by a power trip scandal.
Let's move on to a winner. The Arkansas Enterprises for Developmentally Disabled put on one heck of a party to raise money for their pre-school in North Little Rock. They moved the Hog themed party to Friday, so they could go before the hogs game. That was a good move, considering the loss to South Carolina.
Other winners are the corn and soybean farmers in Arkansas. According to the National Agricultural Service, Arkansas farmers will bring in 122 million bushels of corn-a record. They will also bring in129 million bushels of soybeans, which is 2 percent more than last year. This all comes despite the drought, which is pretty remarkable!
France is home to our next loser. I'm pointing at French wine. The industry has reported its lowest production in 40 years. Weather there was terrible for grapes. Italy will now pass France as the biggest wine producer.
Arkansans won't let weather defeat them. Volunteers from the Arkansas Baptist Convention became winners after they bussed up to New York to help provide relief from Hurricane Sandy. As of last Thursday, they had joined forces with other groups to provide 30,000 meals.
A fantastic winner is the Arkansas Veterans Hall of Fame. They inducted 15 new members last week, and five of those earned the Distinguished Service Cross. It's an all volunteer organization, which works to honor veterans year round.