• Letters to the Editor

    What they’re against Dear editor: I was going to write a long letter about how Batesville bit off more than it can chew in building the ballparks that we didn’t need, the water park that we didn’t need (or want) and the mess they made …

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  • Rocktober

    Welcome to Rocktober, Baby. That’s what all the rock and roll radio stations call this, the 10th month of the year. Doesn’t require more than a casually cocked ear to realize the airwaves are flooded with concerts and giveaways and promotional tie-ins. All in the …

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  • Are you giving enough to charity?

    Was F. Scott Fitzgerald scouring through IRS data when he wrote about the differences between the very rich and the rest of us? Using statistics from itemized returns (2006-12), the Chronicle of Philanthropy (a Washington-based newspaper covering the nonprofit world) recently revealed that poor and …

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  • Hunters are very valuable

    Pretty amazing. A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion: There were over 600,000 hunters during a recent deer season. Just. In. The. State. Of. Wisconsin. He restated the number, just in case …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    What the cross represents Dear Editor: In response to Lacy Mitchell’s Sept. 15 opinion column that appeared in the Batesville Guard, let me say that I understand her confusion of what intolerance means. Just as I believe that God exists, I also believe that Satan …

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  • Dodd was 17 when he was executed for spying during Civil War

    It was a freezing cold day in Little Rock in January 1864. The hangman’s noose hung over a rickety wagon in a makeshift gallows. A large crowd had braved the bitter weather to witness the sad spectacle. The condemned was accused spy and Camden resident …

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  • Quit shooting the messenger; let’s make the world better

    If you are against everything, how can you be for anything? Those who are working to make the world better can take one step forward only to find they are being shoved two steps back by those who find fault in every direction. I am …

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  • Take some responsibility, please

    Recently the University of Wisconsin has made the news due to allegations that members of a fraternity put “date rape” drugs into women’s drinks at a recent party. Police have stated that several women who attended a Sept. 12 party hosted by the Tau Kappa …

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  • Stay alive!

    Last week, I was obsessed with breaking news on Little Rock Realtor Beverly Carter. I followed it from the moment I heard she had been abducted. When I was a young reporter meeting people I didn’t know in weird places for interviews, my mother worried …

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  • Osage orange goes by many names

    When my dad handed me a small, orange-colored fruit and said he’d only seen one other like it ever — I wondered what the heck is it? Bodark, Osage orange, horse apple, hedge apple. I was clueless. Since nearly 200 round bales of his hay …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    ‘Majority rules’ doesn’t feel fair Response to Mrs. Margarett Henley, Batesville City Council member: First off, larger cities do not get more government grants than small ones unless they are entitlement cities (metropolitan areas over 50,000 population). They have funding set aside for them. They …

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  • Let women serve in combat

    There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. “Gays in the military,” the joke went. “Next thing you know they’ll want to be interior decorators!” Of course, gays …

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