• Man could someday merge with machine

    It sounds like science fiction but there’s a real movement to merge man with machines. It’s called singularity and it can’t come soon enough for one inventor who estimates its arrival in the next few decades. For those who don’t keep up with technology, AI …

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  • About Town

    Broadway made its way to Batesville. This past weekend, a standing room only crowd had the opportunity to see the Batesville Community Theatre’s performance of “Nunsense The Mega-Musical Version” at Lyon College’s Holloway Theatre, and the performance was impressive. “Nunsense” tells the story of the …

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  • General commanded itineraries

    One hundred fifty years ago, the commanding Union officer in Little Rock urged his district commanders to keep itineraries of all expeditions and scouting efforts. The general’s directive included full descriptions of the sprawling road systems that criss-crossed the state, forage locations, water courses, towns, …

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  • Bellamys may be the best country duo ever

    Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview the senior member of the legendary Bellamy Brothers on a number of occasions. The most recent opportunity came a few days ago, and in case you may not know which Bellamy I’m …

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  • Rivers that run wild

    When I first saw an advance proof copy of the new book titled “Wild Ran The Rivers” by James D. Crownover, I thought it looked like an environmental-related book that would be less than appealing. But it’s not. In the book, rivers do run wild, …

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  • Surviving Disney

    Last week, our family got back from a fabulous vacation at the magical world of Disney. It’s been almost 15 years since I went and at the time, my son was only 6. My husband hadn’t been in 20 years and it was a first …

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  • WWI turns 100

    Kudos to the nation’s newspaper editors for making a valiant effort to prepare us for the upcoming (July 28) 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Fred Mertz got his “doughboy” uniform out of mothballs on “I Love Lucy,” you may have …

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  • Some connections aren’t easily rationalized

    “Don’t call me. Don’t call me. Don’t call me.” I kept repeating those words over and over in my head, but after a couple of names were drawn, I heard, “Anngeleeiah Roberts.” Ugh. This was a dilemma. My first trip, and the cynic non-believer was …

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  • When shoulder pain becomes the topic at hand

    The United States is facing a shortage of primary care physicians, but hey, with WebMd we can all diagnose ourselves now! I’m being facetious, of course, but once Gary, Kaylee or I have seen a doctor it seems I can’t wait to do my own …

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  • Carl Garner, the man behind Greers Ferry Lake

    William Carl Garner was a good-natured and gracious man, but through his many years of hard work became the man who put Greers Ferry Lake on the map and became the heart of the northcentral Arkansas lake community. Garner was born in Sulphur Rock in …

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  • Outdoors recipe … omelet in a bag

    This is a great camping recipe for those who want a wholesome breakfast without all the fuss.  Here’s what you need: Quart size Zip-lock bag, mixing bowl, 2 eggs, chopped fresh mushrooms, l chopped onion, chopped fresh peppers, precooked bacon, precooked chopped ham/sausage, salt/pepper.  Blend …

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  • Those front porch pleasures

    Ahh, the joys of a front porch, they are many, as I’m finding out since my wife’s recent purchase of new wicker porch furniture. If you have a porch and aren’t aware of all its pleasures I will give you a rundown of those I …

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