One high school basketball team remained unbeaten and another evened the score with two opponents as the final two rounds of the Lyon College Tournament played out in Becknell Gymnasium this past weekend.
The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves improved to 14-0 with a 51-43, semifinal victory over the Harding Academy Wildcats on Friday and a convincing 58-35 win over the Cave City Cavemen in the title game on Saturday. It was the second Lyon title for the T-wolves. Their first one came in 2007.
Newport Greyhounds (4-5) vs. Batesville Pioneers (1-5), Pioneer Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
The Greyhounds got off to a fast start, outscoring the Pioneers 17-7 in the first quarter, and went on to win 46-34 in a semifinal game of the Medallion Classic in Newport on Dec. 1. With Batesville’s last football game being played on Dec. 3, the Pioneers have added several players to the roster since then. They include Wesley Rudd and Jonathan “Kansas” Hendrix, regulars from last season, and Jaron Stigger, Garrett Denton and Eli Childress.
New happenings had the run of Main Street Saturday morning.
The White River Christmas Half-Marathon crowned two new champions in Will Henry and Beverly Smith, and the benefit event included a new race. The 8-kilometer championships went to Shannon Box and Crystal Cossey.
It was the last song, his most popular, his biggest hit. My dream was dead.
I should have been less timid. I should have jumped up when no one willingly volunteered to do “The Hucklebuck.” I should have held my hand in the air, waving it around like a student wanting the teacher to call on her when “The Fly” began.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2012 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2012, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
• 55.5 cents per mile for business miles driven;
• 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes;
• 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.
A free wireless workshop teaching customers how to get the most out of their Apple devices, such as the iPhone 4S, will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Verizon Wireless communications store at 3050 Harrison St., Suite A.
The in-store workshop, which is open to customers of any wireless carrier, will cover a variety of topics, including basic hardware functionality and features of individual smartphones, as well as a question and answer session.
Charles W. Schaaf and Craig A. Sifford, of Schaaf & Sifford, PA, in Batesville, Brenda H. Bruce, an individual practitioner, in Newark, and Ronald G. Cantrell, of White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. in Batesville, recently attended the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ 15th annual Technology Conference, Nov. 10-11 at the ASCPA Conference Center in Little Rock.
Ronald G. Cantrell, of White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. in Batesville, recently attended the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) 15th annual Technology Conference at the ASCPA Conference Center in Little Rock.
Cantrell is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
The two-day event offered the 70 participants the opportunity to earn 16 hours of continuing professional education credits, and presented attendees with the latest information on current issues relevant to the use of technology in accounting practices.
ATLANTA — Cancer doesn’t take a holiday, and that is why the American Cancer Society information line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The American Cancer Society offers information and support through its free, nationwide help line, 1-800-227-2345, for cancer patients, family members, friends of cancer patients, and others who have questions about cancer at any time, day or night.
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 29, 1992.
95 YEARS AGO
Batesville residents are contributing $1 each for building a stretch of the good road between Batesville and Pleasant Plains to be known as the “Dollarway.” A big bunch of dollars is being raised and much good roads boosting spirit is being displayed.
NEWPORT — Gary and Crystal Bradley of Newport and Rickey and Debra Caughron of Big Sandy, Texas, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ramona Bradley, to Lance Halford, son of Cotton and Nancy Halford of Southside.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charlene Bradley of Cave City and the late Don Bradley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Niemeyer of Calamine.
She is a cosmetologist at Southern Styles and Wyndi’s Salon.
SMITHVILLE — Wesley and Tonya Nicholson of Smithville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Nicholson, to Joshua Martin, son of Jack and Jennifer Martin of Poughkeepsie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roger Skipper of Fairfield Bay.
She is a 2005 graduate of Cave City High School and received a bachelor of science in English from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She is an English teacher at Hillcrest High School in Strawberry.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Evelyn Martin.