The challenge

July 26, 2006 In this business I have done some really cool stuff. I have had the chance to tell the stories of the spectacular and the mundane.

Just surviving

July 25, 2006 Probably by now, people in St. Louis are wishing they were any place else, at least those who are still without electricity.

Lyin’ my way to the truth

July 24, 2006 When I was a reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Times in Fayetteville, I met a self-proclaimed “hillbilly cowboy” named David Lynn Jones.

Changes in society

July 21, 2006 The new movie “Superman Returns” really brings home two big changes in American society in recent years — one for the better, one for the worse.

‘At Risk’ youth benefit

July 20, 2006 In case readers missed a small item on the sports pages in the July 12 edition of the Batesville Daily Guard, a group of north Sharp County businessmen are sponsoring a golf tournament at the Cherokee


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.