• Penny wise and parks foolish

    At least once in a lifetime every American should lay eyes on the Grand Canyon, whose brilliant colors and dazzling erosional landscape inspire a kind of planetary patriotism. Stretching 277 miles long and a mile deep, it is perhaps our nation’s greatest natural treasure. If …

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  • It’s time to think over ‘under God’

    Did you hear atheists are suing God? According to Fox News’ for-profit preacher Mike Huckabee they do it all the time! “Dear Lord!” he tweeted this week, “Atheists are suing God AGAIN!” Never mind the spurious premise of a group of people suing the very …

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  • Canceled show OK at 79

    Coming off a week-long promotional tour in New York City for a new book and album would leave me “Breathless” too, but for someone 49 years my senior, I don’t blame Jerry Lee Lewis for leaving fans “All Shook Up” when he decided to cancel …

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  • De-clutter your house

    As the old Tyree luck would have it, I was near the end of my month-long exile from work (following laser prostate surgery) before I stumbled across the book “5 Days To A Clutter-Free House: Quick, Easy Ways To Clear Up Your Space.” Of course …

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  • AOL: You’ve got spam

    It’s been years since I used AOL for any kind of meaningful email but I can’t bring myself to close the account. I keep thinking that somewhere in my cyber past there’s an old friend about to reach out and all he has is my …

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  • Man to be eaten alive by snake

    It’s official. People have lost their minds including one Mr. Paul Rosolie who is starring in a Discovery Channel special next month where he will be eaten alive by a giant anaconda snake. Rosolie, described as a snake researcher and conservationist, said he’s doing it …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Where is MSB money going? About 3 weeks ago in an article of our local newspaper a Main Street Batesville spokesperson said that no taxpayer money was being used on that project. Then an article of Oct. 29 reported that $20,000 had been given to …

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  • Ancient and modern technology

    We had just finished touring the first of the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, with the rest of the day ahead of us to visit others. As we gathered back to our boat, some Peruvian men rowed up in a boat they had made from …

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  • Thanksgiving: So much to be thankful for

    Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to …

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  • Winter offers good trout action, eats

    I like trout fishing; that’s mainly due to the fact I have better luck with trout than other species. I concentrate my efforts on the nearby Little Red River at Heber Springs because it’s close by and I have friends at Lindsey’s Resort, where I …

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  • Stories tell more than headlines

    Last week while perusing through news websites, a couple headlines kept jumping out at me: “Local pastors arrested for feeding the homeless!” And, “90-year-old man arrested for helping the homeless!” That type of headline is sure to make us stop and read the story right? …

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  • Future seems to be going up in smoke

    I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope. Cigarette smoking used to be fashionable. Actors like Steve McQueen and Sean Connery made it look manly and …

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