• Remembering Kennedy

    Few events in American history have brought more grief and sorrow than the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. Astounded by the intensity of Americans’ reactions, a British journalist wrote, “One would think that one was reading about the death of a …

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  • Dam was JFK’s last appearance in Ark.

    Oct. 3, 1963. It was a beautiful fall day in Arkansas. It was the dedication of Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. Greers Ferry was a hydroelectric dam project constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 1957. President John F. Kennedy was …

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  • Taking away lessons from JFK’s death

    Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a …

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  • Find a unique gift while sharing memories

    One day last week someone asked if I’d ever been to our museum here in Batesville, to which I responded, “Of course!” (Secretly I thought if this person had paid much attention to the stories about the Old Independence Regional Museum, they might have read …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Flag deserves respect Dear Editor: On Veterans Day we heard people all across America thanking veterans for their military service. We veterans really appreciate being thanked for our service. You may wonder why a person would sign up for military service where they might be killed or …

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  • October employment report: Disneyland-style fantasy?

    A Wall Street friend told me he thinks that the October Bureau of Labor Statistics report’s deceptions are so great that Disneyland must have written it. For the umpteenth straight month, the mainstream media cherry-picked the handful of positive statistics but buried profoundly troubling data. …

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  • How to be popular — 1950s style

    Fitting in isn’t always easy in high school when you’re the new girl and a self-proclaimed “geek,” but for one eighth-grader all it took were white gloves, pearls and form-fitting girdles to become the popular girl. Now, Maya Van Wagenen, 15, has landed a two-book …

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  • Morrow Hall holds college history

    When this cartoon was first published in 1986, Arkansas College was almost a decade away from becoming Lyon College. As the oldest private college in the state, operating under its original charter, it is somewhat unique that the first building to house the school still …

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  • ‘Cloud seeding’: Rain for sale

    With its never-ending need to control everything, man has figured out a way to control the weather and as typical of man — make money from it. Scientists have not only figured out how to make clouds produce more rain and snowfall, but reduce the …

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  • JFK: An uncluttered commemoration

    In 1971 when Granny Tyree passed away, her belongings included a scrapbook of World War II editorial cartoons, a freezer container labeled (yum!) “strawberries” (but containing turnips!) and a little book in which she had jotted down her own poems and grandchildren’s witticisms. One of …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Happy with Veterans Day coverage To the Batesville Daily Guard Staff: On behalf of the American Legion, Jenkins-Henderson Post 114, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of you for providing such wonderful coverage on all the Veteran’s Day ceremonies that …

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  • Donald W. Reynolds left strong legacy in Arkansas

    One of the most commonly seen names in science and education efforts in Arkansas belongs to a man who actually spent very little time in the state. Donald W. Reynolds built a newspaper and media empire but turned to charity in his later years, building …

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