• Domestic charges filed against Sulphur Rock man

    A weekend-long domestic dispute between a Batesville couple ended with the man’s going to jail for the second time Tuesday morning.
    Independence County Deputy Dee McFatter said that around 9 a.m. she and other officers responded to a domestic violence call at 243 S. St. Louis St. regarding Robert E. Morgan, 35, breaking out a window at the residence.

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  • Teachers hired, reassigned

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board hired and reassigned several employees Tuesday, Superintendent Steven Green said.
    Actions included hiring Amy Tracy as a nurse for two days per week, reassigning aide Vernita Morris as middle school secretary, reassigning Kim Carter as special education clerk, hiring Kim Bradley and Carla McComas as classified aides, hiring Wendy Holland as a recovery aide and hiring Vicki Tackett as a three-hour lunchroom worker.

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  • School to receive almost $1.5M in stimulus funds

    CAVE CITY — School directors at Cave City agreed Tuesday on a number of projects they hope will be approved for funding by almost $1.5 million in stimulus money, Superintendent Steven Green said.
    The money is properly known as American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds.
    “Our district is receiving money in three categories — $318,776 in special education, $247,837 in Title I and $848,815 in stabilization over a two-year period,” Green said.

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  • Mountain crash injures driver, destroys truck

    Rescue personnel spent several tense minutes extracting Randy Jo Lambert from his pickup following a one-vehicle crash on Hutchinson Mountain just before 1 p.m. Thursday.
    Independence County Deputy Randy Sharp said Lambert, 53, of 3729 Camp Tahkodah Road, was eastbound on Camp Tahkodah Road, just west of McGough Road, when he lost control of his 1995 Ford Ranger pickup and ran off the right side of the road.
    Sharp said when Lambert over-corrected, causing the truck to go into a slide.

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  • Batesville students to compete in event

    When the world championship archers meet in Florida, Batesville students will be participating.
    The Eagle Mountain Magnet Archery Team scored 3,044 points out of a possible 3,600 and made 85 bull’s-eyes. They were ranked 11th nationally out of more than 120 elementary teams.
    “Everyone was crowding around us wanting to know what our secrets were, and what magic we had performed on this group. They were just amazed,” coach Susan Parker said.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Friday
    American Legion baseball: Fat City Tournament in Jonesboro — Batesville Citizens Bank vs. Dyersburg, Mo., Arkansas State University’s Tomlinson Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
    Auto racing: points racing at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing, 8

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  • Coleman transfers to Pipers

    Jordin Coleman, a 5-foot-7 guard from State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo., has transferred to Lyon College and is set to play women’s basketball for the Pipers, according to a news release from the college.
    Coleman averaged 5.8 points, three assists and two steals in her second season at State Fair. She will be a junior for the upcoming season.

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  • Two Lyon baseball players recognized at national level

    Lyon College seniors Justin Cunningham and Sam Neal were named to the 2009 Daktronics All-American Scholar Athletes baseball squad, according to a press release from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics home office.
    Neal, a right fielder, led the Scots in home runs (14) and RBI (59) with a .347 average at the plate this season. The selection to the all-academic squad is Neal’s second.
    Cunningham. a third baseman, hit .391 with 25 RBI in 25 starts. The selection to the scholar athlete squad is his first.

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  • Pioneer leads local high school athletes in decathalon, heptathlon competitions

    CABOT — Batesville High School’s Price Holmes is running 18th and leads a contingent of five Guard-circulation area athletes after the first day of the Arkansas high school decathlon and heptathlon.
    Holmes, a senior, scored 3,238 points in the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400-meter dash. Ethan Turpen, a senior from Lake Hamilton, leads the event with 4,120 points.
    Donnie Cooper and Christian Manna, both juniors from Southside, are 27th and 43rd, respectively.

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  • BMS racing resumes Friday

    LOCUST GROVE — After a week off to observe Memorial Day, the Batesville Motor Speedway is scheduled to thunder again Friday night with another round of points racing for all classes.
    A few drivers have pulled away from their competition while several other classes are being tightly contested.
    The economy modified class is knotted between Joe Forman and Rick Engles with 220 points apiece.

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  • Batesville Legion teams feature veterans, rookies

    The obvious assessments of Batesville’s American Legion baseball teams are these: The Highwaymen have been down this road many times before, and the Bankers are new to the business.
    Citizens Bank, the 1A Division team, is scheduled to play first. The Bankers, with only one player with Legion experience, are scheduled to face Dyersburg, Mo., at 7:30 Friday night at Arkansas State University’s Tomilinson Stadium in Jonesboro.

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  • News of other days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 10, 1996.

     

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