July 19, 2006 Standing by Israel Dear editor: I would like to take a minute to comment on the situation that Israel is having to deal with and has had to deal with for many, many years.

Fair time again

July 18, 2006 The Independence County Fair opens today, and each year it is a wonderful venue to showcase the agriculture, art, livestock, baking skills, photography and other activities in our community.

Hot time in the city

July 17, 2006 It’s been hot lately. Extrememly hot. Saturday was no exception and as I roamed the streets of Batesville looking for feature photos something caught my eye.


July 14, 2006 Dear editor: I’m writing to express my personal opinion regarding the front page story on the city council meeting in Wednesday’s Guard.

Small-craft ocean crossings

July 13, 2006 A young Frenchman, in 1987, settled the question of whether trans-Atlantic crossings were feasible in the days before big ships were invented.