The Ramayana

February 21, 2005 As I heard a distinctive ring, I realized that none of my classmates carried cell phones from class to class when I was in middle school.

Farewell my friends

February 21, 2005 When I began writing this column seven years ago, the goal was to portray a feeling of sitting over a cup of coffee with a friend telling stories or visiting about things to which everyday people c

Billy Don Burns CD

February 17, 2005 It's about 54 miles from Batesville to Billy Don Burns' house near Ben, in Stone County, but you can look out of Burns' living room windows down White River at night and see the lights of Batesvill

What I didn’t know

February 15, 2005 I'll bet I'm one of only a very few women to get a tool for Valentine's Day and be absolutely thrilled with it.

Oueen without a King

February 15, 2005 "Are we engaged?" I recently heard a 6-year-old girl in my mom's first-grade class ask a friend a week before Valentine's Day.


February 14, 2005 Budget cuts needed Dear Editor: Independence County is having financial problems and is going to have to make budget cuts. I believe some cuts are in order and offer these suggestions:

Valentine’s Day Schmalentine’s Day

February 14, 2005 Standing a short distance away was a young man, dark hair cut short above his ears. He had a smile that made my heart thump; however, his face was one I never recognized.

Battle of the Bulge

February 10, 2005 My older brother's goal is to become obese. Well, at least according to the Body Mass Index chart.