MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will give the GED Test at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 3 and 18 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building.
The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations:
• Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, Oct. 13 and 21;
• Calico Rock — City Hall, Oct. 18;
• Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, Oct. 17 and 24;
• Mountain View — Ozarka College, Oct. 13 and 20;
• Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, Oct. 11.
The Batesville Area Arts Council has announced artists whose work has been selected for the 2011 White River Juried Exhibition to be on display at the BAAC Art Gallery on Main Oct. 3-28.
Citizens Bank will award a purchase prize of $500 and there will be cash awards for first, second and third place. The Best of Show award will include both a cash prize and an opportunity for a gallery exhibition in the BAAC Art Gallery on Main in 2012.
A public reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21.
CAVE CITY — It occurred to Annie McAllister of Cave City one day while watching her younger brother that she had a single person to thank for that.
More than a decade ago, her brother, then a toddler, had run out into the road when a friend of the family, Candace (Owens) Pectol, rushed to snatch Colton out of the path of an oncoming semi truck.
Now when Annie looks at Colton, she knows she has Candace to thank.
The incident inspired Annie to submit a story (see below) on the Reader’s Digest Facebook page, which may be printed in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
The Greene County Tech boys and Paragould girls won the 5A-District Tournament championships, but Wynne golfers swept the individual medals Wednesday at The Course at Eagle Mountain.
The Eagles finished seven strokes in front of the Wynne Yellowjackets (319-336) in the team competition. The Paragould Rams finished third with a 342. The top three teams qualify for the 5A State Tournament at the Pine Bluff Country on Oct. 4.
Wynne’s Paul Cooper shot a 2-over-par 74 to top the boys’ leaderboard.
Some might call the 5A-East District high school football opener in Jonesboro Friday night a tipping point.
The Batesville Pioneers will be trying to avoid something that hasn’t happened in 10 years — lose three straight.
After clobbering the Newport Greyhounds 55-15 in a season opener, they fell at Searcy, 37-22. Last week, at home, the Mountain Home Bombers won by a 27-20 count.
If they avoid the rarity, they will also take the first step in their efforts to defend the district championship.
Melbourne at Hector
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 5
We hope all you Melbourne fans are reading this en route to Pope County. It’s a long drive to Hector, about 17 miles north of Russellville, and this varsity junior high contest is starting two hours earlier than the usual kickoff time because it will be followed at 7 by a meeting between the schools’ high school teams.
HORSESHOE BEND — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolf golf team finished second at the 2A-2 District Tournament Wednesday, qualifying them for the state tournament.
The T-Wolves turned in a team score of 313 and finished 25 strokes behind the first place Buffalo Island Central Mustangs. Salem (321), Rector (329) and Riverside (396) round out the team scores.
Individually, Spencer Reaves carded a 99 to lead Cedar Ridge. Also scoring for the T-wolves were Ethan Weaver (100) and Jake Shirley (114). Jordan Steele shot a 115 that did not count in the team total.
For the second week in a row, the Southside Southerners will host a team that prefers to gain small chunks of yards at a time and eat up the clock.
“We try to control the game by running the ball,” said Stuttgart Ricebird Head Coach Billy Elmore. “We mostly run the spread, but we like to grind it out.”
Last week, against England’s double-wing running attack, the Southerners suffered their first loss of the season, falling 22-14.
Stuttgart is also 2-1 after losing last week. The Ricebirds defeated McGehee 27-0 and White Hall 39-10 before falling to Malvern 24-15.
HARRISBURG — The Harrisburg Lady Hornet volleyball team defeated the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves in three straight sets Tuesday.
The Hornets won 25-6, 25-12, 25-7.
Brittany Wammack (nine for nine on serves, four aces, three assists) and Megan Galloway (five for six on serves, two digs, an aces) were the statistical leaders for Cedar Ridge.
Harrisburg claimed the junior high contest 25-19, 25-18.
Last weekend, four months after she broke the 8-kilometer state road race record, the 55-year-old woman from Batesville did the same for 20 kilometers.
Tucker’s most-recent standard was set at the Arkansas 20K in Benton. Her time of one hour, 35 minutes and 32.35 seconds was almost three seconds better than the previous best, which was set in 1987.
Tucker finished fifth overall among the women. Leah Thorvilson of Little Rock won the race with a time of 1:16:36.89. Tracy Tungac of Bryant placed second in 1:23:32.78.
(Ed. note: The following is a “short and true” story submitted to the Guard by Frank Herrington of Banner, who formerly carried a mail route near Jamestown. The time is immaterial — it could be the thoughts of any man toting the U.S. mail over a lonely but beautiful route.)