• Why ask why?

    Have you ever noticed how angry you can make someone, just by asking them the simple words “why” or “how?” And it doesn’t matter what you’re referring to either. You can be asking a question as simple as why someone doesn’t like chocolate, to something …

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  • The whole family has to work for Sandman to make regular appearance

    From the moment children enter our lives, sleep becomes a primary focus for the entire family. But the obstacles to being well-rested don’t disappear after the days of round-the-clock feeding and sleep training. Many parents battle sleep issues with their kids well into the early …

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  • Advertising our failures

    Isn’t it funny how we try to fix things after they are beyond fixing? That idea rang true when we were talking shop at the office and how people claim they don’t have money to advertise their business, but magically come up with it when …

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  • Kids matter

    When kids enter their teen years, most parents want to run screaming; however, that is when your child may need you the most. Sometimes parents forget that teenagers have their own set of problems that may be just as great, or even greater, than those …

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  • Mtn. View man has in possession possibly largest mastadon flint tool ever found

    What exactly Donald Burns has in his possession is not known. The large knapped flint piece was found in the Red River outside Choctaw, Oklahoma in 1934. How Donald came to own it is a story in itself but of more interest is the ongoing …

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  • Northwest Passage mystery closer to being solved

    Last week it was announced a piece of Canada mythology — and “one of the world’s most important shipwrecks” had been found. The shipwreck is one of the two doomed ships from the 1845 Franklin Expedition in the Arctic, found in a part of the …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear editor: To the people of Batesville: The leaders of your town council are using you to do something that actually is legal but is very unethical. The annexation project is nothing but a legal land grab to get the tax money from all the …

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  • The only person in Mexico who can’t get into America

    The only person in Mexico who can’t get into the United States is Marine Sergeant Andrew P. Tahmooressi. Others can just walk in, surrender to a Border Patrol Agent, claim fear of persecution, be reunited with their illegal alien families and demand amnesty. Sgt. Tahmooressi …

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  • The Burger King controversy

    Burger King’s announced purchase of Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons, and its plans to relocate its headquarters to Canada to take advantage of the lower corporate income tax rate, were followed by predictable liberal cries of outrage over BK’s lack of “patriotism.” It’s “unpatriotic,” …

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  • When tolerance isn’t a two-way street

    How is it that one group must be tolerant of another’s beliefs or be called racist but the other cannot do the same? How is displaying a cross on one’s football helmet encroaching on a non-Christian’s beliefs? Last week, a Facebooker, whose name was hidden …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Wolf at the door Dear editor: The wolf is at the door. Progress is not progress when it infringes on a collective group of people. Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called “experts” deciding who could and …

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  • Clueless pundits cluck about domestic violence

    If there’s any institution arguably more noxious than the National Football League, it has to be Fox News. Where else can you see clueless blowhards laugh it up about wife-beating? In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s the video — released Monday by …

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