• Advertising our failures

    Isn’t it funny how we try to fix things after they are beyond fixing? That idea rang true when we were talking shop at the office and how people claim they don’t have money to advertise their business, but magically come up with it when …

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  • Kids matter

    When kids enter their teen years, most parents want to run screaming; however, that is when your child may need you the most. Sometimes parents forget that teenagers have their own set of problems that may be just as great, or even greater, than those …

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  • Mtn. View man has in possession possibly largest mastadon flint tool ever found

    What exactly Donald Burns has in his possession is not known. The large knapped flint piece was found in the Red River outside Choctaw, Oklahoma in 1934. How Donald came to own it is a story in itself but of more interest is the ongoing …

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  • Northwest Passage mystery closer to being solved

    Last week it was announced a piece of Canada mythology — and “one of the world’s most important shipwrecks” had been found. The shipwreck is one of the two doomed ships from the 1845 Franklin Expedition in the Arctic, found in a part of the …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear editor: To the people of Batesville: The leaders of your town council are using you to do something that actually is legal but is very unethical. The annexation project is nothing but a legal land grab to get the tax money from all the …

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  • The only person in Mexico who can’t get into America

    The only person in Mexico who can’t get into the United States is Marine Sergeant Andrew P. Tahmooressi. Others can just walk in, surrender to a Border Patrol Agent, claim fear of persecution, be reunited with their illegal alien families and demand amnesty. Sgt. Tahmooressi …

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  • The Burger King controversy

    Burger King’s announced purchase of Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons, and its plans to relocate its headquarters to Canada to take advantage of the lower corporate income tax rate, were followed by predictable liberal cries of outrage over BK’s lack of “patriotism.” It’s “unpatriotic,” …

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  • When tolerance isn’t a two-way street

    How is it that one group must be tolerant of another’s beliefs or be called racist but the other cannot do the same? How is displaying a cross on one’s football helmet encroaching on a non-Christian’s beliefs? Last week, a Facebooker, whose name was hidden …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Wolf at the door Dear editor: The wolf is at the door. Progress is not progress when it infringes on a collective group of people. Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called “experts” deciding who could and …

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  • Clueless pundits cluck about domestic violence

    If there’s any institution arguably more noxious than the National Football League, it has to be Fox News. Where else can you see clueless blowhards laugh it up about wife-beating? In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s the video — released Monday by …

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  • CDC scientist admits altering data linking immunizations to autism

    There’s been a long-standing suspicion that vaccines could be linked to autism and recently a scientist unveiled what many may see as a smoking gun. On Aug. 27 Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admitted to omitting statistically …

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  • Some corrections on Jamestown and the ‘James boys’

    Jamestown was originally known as James’ Town due to the land speculation and resulting developing town by Daniel James. Other family members also delved into land speculation across Arkansas. I was thrilled to get the responses from people across the area in regards to what …

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