• The war against children

    “…that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God from conception and is called by God to love…”  —Mother Teresa   Mountains are neither fair nor unfair to those of us who scale them. Those who resolve to make it to the top, …

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  • Landmark Surgeon General’s report on smoking turns 50

    Does anyone remember Luther Terry? We don’t either, although we probably should since his historic Surgeon General’s report issued in 1964 concluded that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer in men. At that time, cigarette smoking was as popular as sipping soft drinks. People smoked in …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Doesn’t want ‘wet’ Dear editor: My name is Jeremy and I am proud to say that I am a born-again, blood-bought child of God. I am very disappointed in the leaders of this county. The reason for my disappointment is because they want to turn …

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  • Cher: Iconic star has Arkansas roots

    Cher. Even with just one name, we know exactly who we are talking about. And she has roots right here in Independence County. She was born Cherilyn Sarkisian 67 years ago in El Centro, Calif. to Jackie Jean Crouch and John Paul Sarkisian, a second-generation …

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  • Super Bowl owes its existence to one determined Arkansas native

    Each year, millions of football fans wait for the ultimate championship game: the Super Bowl. But the Super Bowl owes its existence to one determined Arkansas native, Lamar Hunt. Hunt was born in El Dorado in 1932. His father, H.L. Hunt, had earned a fortune …

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  • Cash home, Dyess Museum to open

    Dyess, Arkansas, was created in 1934 for impoverished farmers who had lost their land due to the Great Depression. Dyess Colony, as it was known, became the most famous resettlement in the nation when resident Johnny Cash grew up and became an internationally-known entertainer. Born …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Proud of this county Dear editor: After reading the letter from Beverly and Gerald Anders in the Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, issue of the Batesville Daily Guard, I just have to respond. The Anders have every right to express their opinion; however, it is people …

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  • Meet the employees of the future: Robots

    As if the competition for jobs weren’t bad enough, one author claims many jobs will be lost in the future to robots. Ben Way, author of “Jobocalypse: The End of Human Jobs and How Robots Will Replace Them,” said recently in an interview with www.dailymail.co.uk, …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Concern for babies Dear editor: I appreciate the Batesville Guard printing the article on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, about birth defects in Arkansas. I feel we should all be concerned for little babies. They don’t ask to be brought into this world. They should be given every …

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  • The Beatles: 50 Fab Years

    We can work it out, we can work it out. I wasn’t quite 4 years old at the time, so I cannot say with dead certainty that I was one of the 73 million Americans watching The Beatles make their historic first appearance on “The …

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  • Sex trafficking behind the scenes of the Super Bowl

    On Feb. 2 of this year, thousands will gather at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. As the athletes take the field and the fans cheer, they will be oblivious to …

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  • Story about origin of ‘Taps’ is false

    Those who rewrite history must think it needs the help to make it more interesting. But it doesn’t — history is quite fascinating just as it actually happened. A myth is going around the web about the origin of “Taps,” the hauntingly beautiful bugle piece …

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