• Fuel of the future

    Scientists and researchers say it’s a surprise to them that there is “widespread methane leakage” from the ocean floor off the U.S. East Coast, according to The Associated Press, Well, it’s a surprise to me that it’s a surprise to them. Nobody’s going to accuse …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    A legacy of adversity Dear editor: If it is not about the money … If the leaders of Batesville only want a larger population and are not after the revenues south of the river, then it would be more logical to go along the northern …

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  • Labor Day: A historical perspective

    Labor Day is just around the corner. For most Americans, this means little more than the end of the summer social season. Kids and college students alike return to school, leaving relieved parents to grasp some sense of normalcy. Cookouts flare on and friends get …

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  • Common denominators

    The common denominators in most of our lives center around our families, friends, relationships and the people we work with. Lately I’ve taken stock of my life and put together memory boxes to hold those various recollections and decided that I would only allow the …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Annexation not just about money but loss of freedom Dear Editor: Thank you for the editorial appearing in the Friday, August 22nd issue of the Batesville Guard. The writers of the editorial are right on regarding the tactics being used by Batesville city officials. If …

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  • Want the cure? Go to bed

    You won’t believe this one. According to agencies such as the American Medical Association and the Center for Disease Control and even according to our very own United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the youth of America have a serious health risk. Want to know …

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  • The dirty dozen

    Clean eating has become a way of life for me and my family, and I promote that to others as much as possible. But some people keep telling me that eating clean isn’t possible for them because it’s too expensive or organic produce just isn’t …

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  • Pride goeth before a sinking ship

    Mike Yates has finally assumed responsibility for his actions. It’s not about time — it’s way past time. The former Jonesboro police chief announced his resignation effective Monday after weeks of letting his “anger and pride over-ride (his) judgment and wisdom by saying a number …

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  • What we’ve managed to accomplish in Iraq

    We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a U.S. attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress …

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  • Truly transcending Obamacare

    While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains “repeal and replace,” there is little agreement on what “replace” means. But if we wait until Obamacare can be repealed before developing a consensus on positive health care changes, major parts of Obamacare will be even …

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  • Conversations with Mom

    “Lady across from me, I thought was playing with an etch-a-shetch but then I noticed an apple emblem on back, lol! “P.s. How do you spell scetch?” Conversations with Mom are always eventful, even more so when they’re in the form of text messages. The …

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  • Arkansas actress Gail Davis befriended Gene Autry

    In the days when Westerns dominated the new invention of television, one Arkansas actress charmed audiences across the nation with her colorful portrayals. Gail Davis, once called by longtime friend Gene Autry “the perfect Western actress,” was a familiar face on television and film in …

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