The Guard sports department’s policies regarding the publication of youth league baseball, tee-ball and softball scores and highlights, ordinarily published under the headings “Sandlot summary” or “Sandlot,” include the following:
The deadline for submitting scores and other information at the Guard sports desk is 1 p.m. the day after the game.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners completed their spring football practice sessions last week and Coach Jon Johnston said things went well.
“It was good. We had a chance to see the upcoming 10th-graders and got to see next season’s team together for the first time,” Johnston said. “We tried different combinations to see what looked good.”
There are plenty of sophomores on the roster, but Johnston said they should fill some voids in critical spots.
Ten Guard-circulation area track and field athletes earned invitations to compete in the Meet of Champions at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy on Wednesday.
Twelve athletes are invited for each event of the Meet of Champs. The seven classification state champs (1A through 7A) are automatically invited.
Athletes with the next-best five performances in state meets are invited to fill out the field. Athletes are not required to participate.
Ten students have been awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid.
Kelby A. Jones is a graduate of Midland High School. She is the daughter of Preston Jones and Kimberly Ramsey. She plans to seek an associate of arts.
Brittney Landers graduated from Cave City High School. She is the daughter of Alan and Rita Landers. She plans to become a teacher in field of radio, TV and broadcasting.
3 awarded scholarships to UACCB
Three area seniors have been awarded scholarships to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid.
Kelly Jackson received a Chancellor’s Scholarship. She graduated from Southside High School in May. She is the daughter of Nina Jackson. She plans to pursue an associate of science degree and transfer to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and go to dental hygiene school.
The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link from 6 to 10 p.m. May 28 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.
The fee of $25 will include the textbook and CPR card.
To register, call (870) 793-3351.
Econo-Mart Pharmacy at 1595 Harrison St., on the corner of Harrison and Sidney streets in Batesville, has added a new service to better serve customers, according to chief pharmacist Paul Holifield.
It’s a drive-through window previously used by Kay’s Donuts, which has since closed. The window is located at the north end (rear) of the pharmacy and is accessed from Sidney Street.
“We added the window in order to be more convenient to our customers,” Holifield said recently. “It allows us to offer even faster service.”
Newport — John House has been named Regions Bank city president for the Newport and Batesville markets, according to a news release.
“John has a proven record in community banking,” said Larry Worsham, community banking executive for Regions Bank. “He is an accomplished banker, well recognized for his talent and commitment to serving customers in both business and the community.”
House brings 17 years of experience to his new role. He has served Regions as a relationship manager since 2007.
Pauline Richardson of Batesville has been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.
CDA is the only major national efffort to improve child care by evaluating and recognizing the skills of individuals providing care. The first credential was awarded over 30 years ago and now 49 states plus the District of Columbia include CDA in their child care licensing regulations.
The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Kristin Keller of Cave City has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in foreign language.
The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.
Keller, who attends Cave City High School, was nominated for this honor by Nikki Baker, a Spanish teacher at the school.
Keller will appear in the USAA’s Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.