Event more than fair

August 5, 2008 I wonder if the tremendous reception afforded Billy Joe Royal at the Independence County Fair recently in Batesville took him by surprise.

Hot, good time

August 5, 2008 Another White River Water Carnival has come and gone. While the event is usually a lot of fun, it is also a relief that it is over for another year.

A beautiful life

August 4, 2008 Big, blonde and beautiful, she was. She was big in Hollywood. She was blonde (even if she wasn't a true one), and to many she was one of the most beautiful women in the world.


August 1, 2008 Batson recognized I just want to comment that it was very interesting to read "Newark Native Wins Miss Arkansas" (July 21) about Ashlen Batson.

Good writing not guaranteed

August 1, 2008 "Is Google making us stoopid?" Two magazines - Atlantic and World - ask that question in their current issues.

Bob, bobbin’ along

July 31, 2008 The Mayan calendar ends in 2012. To be precise, it ends with the winter solstice which is Dec. 21 of that year, at midnight.

Shaping up fat kids

July 30, 2008 Ah, summer. We all know what that means: our kids are getting even fatter.