All about the candy

October 30, 2008 An ugly recession could have one upside. It could save Halloween for kids. Maybe I better explain.

Eleven lost towns

October 30, 2008 In the early 1980s, a woman visited the Batesville Daily Guard office to interview my good friend, historian Wilson Powell, who was serving as the Guard's business manager.

Day jobs and dreams

October 29, 2008 Does everyone have a purpose? And what happens if you accidentally spend your life doing something else?

Rick the Writer

October 29, 2008 Hello. It's me, again - Rick the Writer. We don't use last names around this presidential campaign anymore.

Our Hannah Montana

October 28, 2008 We packed about a week's worth of fun into a single day on Saturday.

Just ‘think’ about it

October 27, 2008 To the driver who couldn't stand it that I stopped for an oncoming train near the intersection of Central Avenue and Main Street last Wednesday morning and decided to reverse it, peel out and go aro

Lottery puts spotlight on casino

October 27, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Instead of fighting over whether a state-run lottery would open Arkansas' door to casinos, both sides may want to ponder another question: So what if it did?