• Kids and vegetables: It’s not that hard

    Don’t you just love it when you get on the Internet and you’re bombarded by a ton of so-called “news” stories? The second your home page pops up, there they are: “Man’s $400 million Facebook mistake” or “Tax mines that could blow up your return” …

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  • Hildebrand exacted revenge with his rifle, ‘Kill Devil’

    Here in the Ozarks of Arkansas, we tell tales of Chris Denton, Bill Dark, Thomas Roe Freeman, Bill Williams and other heroes and villains of the Civil War. Because Missouri experiences more war-time conflict than all other states combined, their legacy of irregulars, regulars, vigilantes, …

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  • Hands washed? Cough covered? Flu season 2015 is in full force

    The 2015 flu season is already shaping up to be a bad one. In recent years, our state hasn’t even seen much influenza until the end of January. But Arkansas Children’s Hospital and other medical centers have already experienced a spike in their numbers of …

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  • Normal people, tiny houses

    Currently, I am addicted to watching televised shows featuring normal size people moving into tiny homes. Apparently this new wave of downsizing has taken it to some of the smallest limits possible and it is fun to watch them ooh and aah over their miniature …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Praise for symphony “That was amazing” were the words of my 8-year-old grandson following the performance of our own Batesville Symphony Orchestra. We were blessed to be able to take seven children ages 8 to 14 to experience this “amazing” concert. All of us enjoyed …

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  • Leaving the world a better place

    One of the facets of being a journalist is building mutually trusting relationships with sources, especially when you have to ask them tough questions. Each time I called on Sen. David Wyatt, he always took my calls and answered my questions with frankness and explained …

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  • An Arkansas original, baseball great Dizzy Dean

    Baseball’s Dizzy Dean became an unforgettable personality in a game known for unforgettable personalities. Born Jay Hanna Dean in Lucas in western Arkansas’ Logan County in 1910, his baseball talents became obvious early. The family moved often after his mother’s death in 1918, and at …

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  • ‘Ornamental hermits’ were basically human pets

    File this under your “What the ??” People used to keep “ornamental hermits” as human pets. Now, I’m all for living your life as you see fit but this is WEIRD. These hermits may or may not have been forced, put on display like circus …

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  • It’s only censorship when they do it

    The deplorable attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in which terrorists killed 12 and wounded 11, incited several reactions from the public, the sensitized media, and heads of state who hope to extract political gain from the matter. Amidst the generalized panic, Islamophobia has …

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  • Resolutions I’m looking forward to in 2015

    Usually over the period of 12 months, you get an equal balance of good days and bad. On the playground of the cosmos, the scales tend to balance out. But holey moley catfish, seems like last year the good days spent the bulk of recess …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Response counterproductive Dear Editor: I have followed the unfolding story of the terrorist attacks in Paris over the past few days. I have great sympathy for the victims and their families and for the people of France. Many may want to blame all Muslims for the …

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  • Hi, my name is Paul…

    I’m happy to see Paul McCartney is making a name for himself. After more than 50 years in the music business, it’s good to see he finally caught a break. He deserves it. It’s a shame The Beatles never worked out. What’s this you say? …

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