• Rudd, Little plan to exchange vows

    NEWPORT — Randall and Sha Rudd of Newport have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hailey Nicole Rudd, to James Austin Little, son of Bill Little of Sulphur Rock and Judy Johnson of Cave City.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Louise Vaughn of Amagon and Peggy Rudd of Newport and the late Lester Rudd.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Newport High School. She is attending the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and has applied for the licensed practical nursing program to begin in August.

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  • Hammers, nails and tears

    Remember when you were in grade school and at the first of each year you had to write an essay on how you spent your summer vacation? Well, here’s how I spent my first week of vacation.
    Monday started out bad and went downhill from there. I had so many things on my to-do list that I dumped lotion on my toothbrush instead of toothpaste. Ugh!!!

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  • Area Briefs

    Newark man dies in crash

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  • Historic ordinance passes by split vote

    It was a 5-3 vote, but that’s all that was needed to pass an ordinance crafted by the Historic District Commission.
    Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council met before another packed audience to hear the third and final reading of an ordinance to establish procedures for the protection and preservation of the character of and properties within the historic district.
    Aldermen voting in favor of the ordinance were Richard O’Neal, Tommy Bryant, Davy Insell, David Shetron and Fred Krug.

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  • Deserter sentenced

    FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — An Arkansas soldier tearfully apologized for going to Canada to avoid deploying to Iraq and was sentenced Tuesday to a year in prison after pleading guilty to desertion.
    Spc. Cliff Cornell spent four years in Canada before the Canadian government denied him asylum as a war objector. Cornell came back to the U.S. and turned himself in to authorities in February to avoid being deported.

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  • White River cow rescued

    In the nursery rhyme, the cow jumped over the moon.
    In Batesville Tuesday afternoon, one cow found its way into the water at Lock and Dam No. 1 on the White River.
    At first glance, Kelley Taylor of Imboden couldn’t believe her eyes.
    “I thought it was one of those fake cows,” she said. “I thought ‘Surely, that’s not a real cow.’”

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  • Woman found in lake

    ASH FLAT — The body of a woman found floating in a lake behind her home in Highland has been sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory to determine the cause of death, Sharp County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Counts said this morning.
    Highland Police Chief Bea Sharp found the body Tuesday morning after being requested to check on 79-year-old Dolores Covollo.

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  • Pioneers building up Pioneer-like numbers

    The Batesville Pioneers ended the high school baseball regular season with numbers that were more Pioneer-like.
    First, they swept the Greene County Tech Eagles, their longtime 5A-East District rivals, in a couple of hard-fought, 5-4 decisions at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Monday.
    Second, the Pioneers got back in the 20-count in the win column while improving their position in the district standings. They improved to 20-10 overall, 11-3 in the district and second behind the Forrest City Mustangs.

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  • Carpenter hammers another feature win

    (Editor’s note: Due to an apparent computer malfunction, the article which ran under this headline in Monday’s Guard was inaccurate. Below is the correct version.)

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    High school track and field: Southside at First Community Bank Sara Low Relays at Pioneer Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
    Junior high track and field: Batesville at Pocahontas, 3:30 p.m.; Southside at 4A-2 District Meet in Heber Springs, 3:30
    High school softball: Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell — Izard County vs. Calico Rock, 3 p.m., Hillcrest vs. Izard County-Calico Rock loser, 5, championship: Izard County-Calico Rock winner vs. Viola, 7 p.m.;

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  • Lady ’Katz win second straight region tourney title

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz were crowned the Class 1A North Region Tournament champions after defeating the Salem Lady Greyhounds 5-0.
    Melbourne scored two runs in the first inning, one in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
    Abby Miller hit a 2-run single in the sixth to set the final. Tori Rush was three for three with a double. Michelle Arnold and Kenzie Gillihan added two hits each.
    Maggie Jo Cooper scattered four hits, walked none and struck out three en route to the victory.

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