• Letter to the Editor

    Dear editor: This is going to be in response to two letters that were published in the Batesville Daily Guard. The first from Twyla Tyler published on Oct. 20, 2014, and the second from John Taylor published on Oct. 21, 2014. Twyla, according to the …

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  • Ghostly dreams

    Just in case there are some little-known statutes of limitations regarding criminal trespass, let me state up front that everything you are about to read here is total fiction. Not a word of it is true — you know, like most of my columns. We …

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  • Protecting children or violating rights?

    I have to say, for the first time in a while I am really impressed with the state of California, in particular the town of Simi Valley, which has recently adopted new restrictions on sex offenders to ban them from setting up outdoor decorations and …

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  • Nelson Bunker Hunt was part of Texas oil dynasty

    In the late 1970s and through the 1980s, millions of people would tune in weekly to watch Dallas, a night-time soap opera about the tawdry scandals and business dealings of a Texas oil family. At the same time, a family of Texas oil barons transplanted …

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  • Flashbacks and impacts

    Flashbacks. People from my past have been wandering into my psyche for no rhyme or reason and I find myself connecting the dots to see what impact they had on my life. One was Harry. I was rather fond of this nice old gent who …

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  • Threat of Ebola low; hospitals on heightened alert

    I’ve heard so many comments by people who are terrified that they’re going to catch the Ebola virus. Personally, I’m not really worried at this point. The people in Independence County are at a very low risk of contracting the Ebola virus unless they’ve come …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    The power of the right to vote can be shown on Issue 3 Dear editor: I guess there are questions about Issue 3. With all the issues, amendments and referendums that don’t make it to the ballot in Arkansas, one has to wonder how Issue …

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  • Is it Nov. 5 yet?

    With all the political mudslinging and name-calling at the local, state and national levels, I find myself daydreaming of going to an island without phones, television or social media until Nov. 5. The Bruners recently went on vacation to Branson for a few days, and …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Since when is child porn worse than child rape? Dear editor: On page 2 of the Guard for Friday, Oct. 17th, there are two AP stories with headlines as follows: “Child rapist draws 25 years” and “1 sentenced for child porn.” The first story is …

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  • All Hallow’s Eve

    Here it comes. Creeping down dark alleys. Overturning garbage cans and spooking black cats. The scariest day of the year. With the exception of your next birthday, that is. Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve. The night preceding All Saint’s Day. Time to carve a gourd. Besides …

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  • Girl next door or Disney Princess?

    The media has been obsessed with Renee’s Zellweger’s new face, with articles quoting plastic surgeons on why she doesn’t look like herself. Zellweger says she looks different because she’s happy now and doesn’t admit to having plastic surgery. Most plastic surgeons are quoted saying Zellweger …

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  • The Journey

    Fall 1999. Preppers everywhere were cautiously making plans for something called Y2K. Some computer geek somewhere opined that computer chips everywhere were going to freeze up at one second after midnight, Dec. 31, 1999. The idea caught on and spawned a movement to prepare for …

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