August 17, 2017 Did you know that some people think the Earth is flat? Apparently there are, but I still have trouble believing it. Why? Because I just cannot believe someone is A) that stupid or B) that willing to deny reality and more than 2,000 years of evidence. Even when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, it was generally accepted by pretty much anyone that … Continue reading Flat Earth believers: Are they for real?
August 9, 2017 Last Wednesday, the world got news of a breakthrough that will affect the future of not only medicine, but prenatal care as well: The first successful editing of human genes to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation. The process, gene editing, has been talked about for years. It’s been not only the center of scientific discussion, but also great fodder for … Continue reading One microscopic step for man, one large step for mankind
July 26, 2017 I really hate to sound like one of those people who says “everybody is so easily offended now” because it sounds too much like “kids these days.” But sometimes the situation just makes it to where you can’t help it. Apparently, there is an outrage, largely on Twitter and clickbait media calling out a proposed show by the creators of the hit … Continue reading Outrage hunting
July 26, 2017 Cave City has a new mayor and his face is familiar to many around the community. Now-former councilman Jonas Anderson, 34, was elected mayor by a vote of 6-0 by the Cave City Council on Tuesday night during its monthly meeting. He takes the place of Ron Burge, who resigned earlier this month. Anderson, who was appointed to the council in 2007, … Continue reading Anderson appointed CC mayor
July 24, 2017 The final day of the Independence County Fair is a special day set aside for veterans. Despite the temperature being in the mid-90s with a heat index of more than 100 degrees, dozens of veterans, their families and people expressing their respect showed up for the military appreciation day on Saturday. Each year, veterans are put in the spotlight, with each branch … Continue reading Veterans recognized – 97th county fair pays tribute
July 21, 2017 State Auditor Andrea Lea loves deposit boxes. Just ask her. She’ll tell you all about them and the many things you’ll find inside. Lea spoke to the Rotary club on Monday; while the main focus of her talk focused on unclaimed property, she did talk a little bit about her office. Lea took office after being elected in 2014, the 40th auditor … Continue reading ‘No one took a screenshot of that meth recipe?’ State auditor often finds treasure, items not bargained for
July 21, 2017 Man, it’s hot. But that’s July for you. One thing I’ve always wondered is this: If the Summer Solstice (June 21) is the longest day of the year, then why isn’t it the hottest? After all, we’re getting the most sunlight out of any day of the year; plain logic says it should be hot. How come it’s after June 21, when … Continue reading Why is July hotter than June?
July 18, 2017 BROCKWELL — To tell the story of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is to also tell the story of how electricity came to rural counties like Fulton, Sharp and Izard almost 80 years ago. The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society recently got to hear that history through a presentation by NAEC marketing and communications director Tori Moss. Moss said NAEC has its … Continue reading Power to the people – NAEC was key to bringing electricity to IndCo’s neighbors
July 17, 2017 Education, like many other sectors of the economy, is constantly changing. Unlike most other sectors, public education puts students, not profits, first. For new Batesville School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Hester that means fulfilling the school’s new motto of “working as a family for continuous improvement.” Hester touched on this motto, the district’s educational philosophy and its goals at the weekly meeting … Continue reading New superintendent shares expectations for Batesville schools
July 14, 2017 I’m sure at some point in your life you’ve looked up at the night sky in awe. And why not? We have a large moon that shines bright silver in the night sky, billions of stars in many colors and we’re discovering more out there every day. But there can be danger in that beautiful sky. That danger? Asteroids. Well, technically, that’s … Continue reading Danger in the sky