• Former officer gets fourth DWI

    A former police officer whose blood alcohol content level was listed at .35 was given his fourth felony driving while intoxicated charge after he was involved in an accident in March.
    Bond has been set at $50,000 for Jack Lee Ryan, 37, of  Southside, according to an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
    In the affidavit Cpl. Bobby Moser, of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, said that around 10:48 a.m. March 20, he was dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on Camp Tahkodah Road.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    High school softball: Class 2A North Region Tournament in Melbourne — Midland vs. Melbourne, Salem vs. Marked Tree, 1 p.m., consolation and championship games, 3; Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell — Hillcrest vs. Viola, 3 p.m., Izard County vs. Calico Rock, 5; Class 3A Region 3 Tournament in Tuckerman — Cave City vs. Rivercrest, 3
    High school baseball: Greene County Tech at Batesville, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 3:30 p.m.; Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Viola — Hillcrest vs. Norfork, 6:30

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  • Carpenter hammers another feature win

    LOCUST GROVE — Jeremy Tharp started his late model career in grand fashion Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
    Tharp won the NeSmith Late Models feature event and it was the first night he’d raced in that class. Tharp beat Jason Wilkey, Travis Ashley, Gregg Pectol and Jason Goodman to the finish line. Only five cars participated in the late model division, which is making its return to BMS after a 10-year absence.

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  • Lyon softball endures 0 for 4 weekend

    The Lyon College Pipers were outscored 17-4 in a doubleheader loss to the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions Friday in TranSouth Athletic Conference softball action at House Field.
    In game one, the Pipers (20-22, 5-9) suffered an 11-0 loss in six innings. In game two, Lyon rallied from an early 6-1 deficit to close the gap to just two runs, but fell 6-4 to the Lady Lions (24-8, 11-3).
    Lyon’s Tenequa Martin and Kristi Keller each recorded two hits in game one and starting pitcher Faith Richmond (8-11) suffered the loss.

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  • Neal leads Scots in series win against Trojans

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lyon senior Sam Neal did just about everything in the Scots’ doubleheader sweep of the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans and starting pitcher Nick Salahub tossed in a complete-game, 2-hitter in the rubber game.
    Lyon won game one 12-9 and took the finale 10-1 at Jackson Field, allowing the Scots to take the season series just a day after a 9-5 loss to the Trojans.

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  • Hillcrest qualifies for state baseball tourney

    VIOLA — Michael Spain and Dylan Wooten combined for a 4-hitter and Jordan Hunter hit two ground-rule doubles as the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles won their 20th game and assured themselves of at least three more with a 15-1 victory over the Rural Special Rebels in the 1A Region 2 Tournament here Saturday.
    The 20-3 Screamin’ Eagles are scheduled to take on the Norfork Panthers this afternoon at 6:30 in one semifinal. The other semifinal is slated to follow and will pit Viola against Mammoth Spring.

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  • Lady Southerner vaults into state meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — Carolyn Fowler turned in a state-qualifying performance here Friday to lead Southside’s results in the Heber Springs State Bank Relays.
    Fowler placed fourth in the pole vault with a vault of eight feet, six inches. Teammate Erica Thomas placed seventh in the same event.
    No Southerners provided a state-qualifying performance, but the 400-meter relay team did finish third. That team was made up of Christian Manna, Donnie Cooper, Jared Dahl and Josh Harris. Cooper also placed sixth in the triple jump.

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  • Batesville juniors sweep track meet

    The Batesville Junior High track teams swept the Pepsi Junior Pioneer Relays at Pioneer Stadium on Friday.
    The Junior Pioneers collected 270 points, 148 better than second place Mountain Home.
    Hunter Wilson won the discus competition with a hurl of 108 feet, four inches. Teammates Hunter Cowan, Khong Nguyen and Jacob Lawrence locked the top four spots in the event.
    Daron Stigger bounced a little more than 35 feet to win the triple jump. He also won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.56 seconds.

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  • Lady Mustangs, ’Lady Katz to meet in regional semifinals at Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — The Midland Lady Mustangs and Melbourne Lady Bearkatz are scheduled to meet this afternoon at 1 in the Class 2A North Region Tournament semifinals.
    The Lady Mustangs, regular season and tournament champions out of the 2A-2 District, advanced with an 8-5 victory over the Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds in a region tourney first-rounder on Saturday.
    Melbourne defeated Buffalo Island Central 9-1. The other first-round scores were: Marked Tree 5, Cedar Ridge 3; and Salem 6, Riverside 2.

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  • News of other days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 8, 1996.

     

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  • Betty Whited

    EVENING SHADE — Betty Lea Traw Whited, 66, of Evening Shade died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at her home.
    Born Nov. 8, 1942, at Wirth, she was the daughter of Robert Lee and Maggie Iola Athey Traw. She was united in marriage to Junior Glenn Whited on May 9, 1959. She was a certified nursing assistant and a homemaker. She was an active member of Ash Flat Church of Christ and enjoyed roses, gardening and fishing.

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  • Cheryl Spanley

    MADISON, Ala. — Cheryl Ann Spanley, 53, died Friday, April 24, 2009, in Madison, Ala.
    Arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.

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