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Ruddell Hill gets new station; insurance rating drops to 5

The Ruddell Hill Volunteer Fire Department is getting so much new equipment that a new station is needed to hold it all. Among the new equipment purchased in the past year are new turn-outs (protective clothing) for firefighters, 5-inch fire hoses (replacing old 2 1/2-inch), new radios/computers, a portable power generator and miscellaneous other pieces of equipment, with a new …

In Other News

Paper Chase sets book signing

The Paper Chase Book Store at 136 W. Main St. in Batesville will hold a signing for author James D. …

Lyon College’s first trap team hosts tournament

Oct. 18 was a day of firsts for the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex in Batesville as well as several …

Parents’ Day Out offered

A free Parents’ Day Out will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Batesville First Assembly …

Weavers Chapel FWB introduces new pastor

Weavers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville has a new pastor, the Rev. Lynn R. Beck. Beck attended Hillsdale …

Celebrate four years of crazy adventure

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Get a Natural State high by releasing your inner kid and celebrate the fourth anniversary of Loco …

Five Generations

The Simmons family gathered recently to capture five generations in one setting during a visit from New Mexico at Bob …

Niece to join Lyon board

The Lyon College Board of Trustees approved the addition of Dr. Rick Niece to the board at its fall meeting …

News of Other Days

Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 17, 1995.

Sports

Junior Pioneers win record 20th straight

BLYTHEVILLE — After two years and three seasons, the Batesville Junior Pioneers broke the longest winning-streak record in the history …

District-leading Pioneers approach home stretch in race for football title

Batesville Coach Dave King kept it simple when asked about the Pioneers’ final approach in their efforts to win a …

Lady Pioneers sweep Lady Panthers; eye another long run in state tourney

The Batesville Lady Pioneers finished the regular season on a good note, and now they’re aim is to finish some …

Concord girls clip Alpena in cage event

NORFORK — The Concord Lady Pirates rallied in the second half to defeat the Alpena Lady Leopards 54-48 Thursday in …

Defense leads Jr. Southerners to another district win

HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Junior Southerners recorded their third shutout of the season and stayed in the hunt for …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 24 – Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Royals might need rare pinch hit in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had …

Perfumed Perez makes good ‘scents’ for Royals

SAN FRANCISCO — Salvador Perez is a player who doesn’t want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for …