• Degree may be needed for fish care

    Owning a fish should be dependent on having a medical degree. While it may not seem difficult to care for a fish just wait until they get sick, just as my Blue Suede betta fish has been for the last few days. With the help …

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  • 100,000 Christians killed each year for their faith — including children

    Although we may not be seeing it here in America, Christians all over the world are being killed and according to one report by the Vatican, more than 100,000 a year. What I am about to share is very hard to read but I feel …

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  • Head-Smashed-In site remains the focus of much study

    Some of the knowledge that archaeologists have learned from their studies of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta, Canada was related in last week’s column, but much more is still to learn. The archaeologists stopped digging in the “bone bed” at the 30 feet level when …

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  • New trick for this old ‘newshound’

    The recent inclement weather gave this old dog (or “newshound” — sounds better) a chance to learn new tricks. The Batesville Guard staff’s geographical makeup is probably pretty close to our actual coverage area, considering we live in all directions from the Guard office, just …

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  • Pinterest makes me popular

    It doesn’t require money, just an imagination. It’s like window shopping without a pocketbook, but most importantly it means I appear to be a lot cooler than I really am. Pinterest.com, a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections …

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  • Brain chip ­— no thanks! Google, other companies look to implant technology into humans

    While I was in college one of my professors made a remark that has never left me. He said in the next 10 years we would see more technology than there has been throughout all of history. I thought it was an odd statement and …

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  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump shares some secrets over decades

    When archaeologists started digging in earnest at the foot of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Canada five decades or so ago, they kept their attention right there at their feet. Finding buffalo hides studded with hundreds of small arrowheads — “delicate” arrowheads is the way one …

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  • Wasted youth

    Bedtime as a child is no fun when you’re told you have to go to sleep and alcohol seems more exciting when you’re under the legal age. These days I’m ready to call it a night by the time 8 o’clock, (sometimes even 7 p.m.), …

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  • Whose right is it? State decides when children can get body art

    It was only because my daughter wanted a piercing at the top of her ear, known as a cartilage, that I found out about a new law in Arkansas that says no one under 16 can get this type of piercing — even if the …

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  • Arkansas Tech professor made it big as author

    Out of my many books, a stray one will occasionally tumble out and catch my attention and although I am always covered up with reading material, I stop and take a look at it. Last week, it was a book I hardly even remember acquiring …

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  • Another year, another roller coaster

    Finally, it’s the last day of 2013. It doesn’t seem like 365 days have passed since we were saying goodbye to 2012. As always, there were highs — Kaylee’s first birthday, Gary getting a new truck, Kaylee’s first trip to the beach, lots of Kaylee …

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  • Life’s lessons can come from simple wishes

    Life’s lessons can come from simple wishes It really is about the little things in life. Like wanting to hear Christmas carolers one last time. Such a simple request from a little girl fighting for her life who was told last week she might only …

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