• Let’s count to one

    My Webster’s Dictionary defines “valedictorian” as the one ranking highest in the class in scholarship, who delivers the valedictory.

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  • History of Batesville

    Editor’s note: The following sketch, called “History of Batesville,” is attributed to the late Ernest Neill and reprinted numerous times since his death in 1962 in Batesville.

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  • Grammar tips

    So here I am an English prof, and in three years of columns I’ve never done one on grammar. It’s high time. Today I’m Mr. Language Man.

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  • Ode to Mother’s Day

    Each year, my daughter asks me what I want for Mother’s Day.

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  • Lesson in history

    What did the American Indians ever do for you? Well, if you are a United States citizen, the Indians did plenty for you whether you realize it or not.

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  • Let freedom sing

    The opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis this week marks the celebration of a legendary record label that did much more than simply record music.

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  • Abuse not necessary

    The last few days, the Guard has received several phone calls from residents of the Spring Valley addition north of Batesville.

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  • Work to be done

    Legislators are gathering in Little Rock again as we meet in special session to craft a state budget for the biennium that begins July 1.

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  • High-hatted view

    I love my red hat. When I wear it I hear people whisper, “Look at that hat! I’ll bet she made it.” I also meet a lot of strangers who come right out and ask, “Where did you get that hat?”

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  • Funding education

    Education officials are worried about losing Arkansas’ best and brightest students. They should be.

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    To the Editor,

    I am writing regarding Angela Brown’s column, “You’re getting sleepy,” in the April 23 edition of the Batesville Daily Guard.

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  • Session could be rocky

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) – The governor and legislators hope for an agreement on the state budget before a special session begins in a week, but it’s likely there will be a number of fights over taxes befo

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