• Lyon ball camp to start Monday

    Space is available for the morning and afternoon sessions of the Lyon College Individual Softball Camp, Lyon College Coach Jason Miner said.
    The camp is set for Monday and Tuesday at the Batesville Recreation Complex. The morning session (9-noon) is for 7- to 12-year-olds. The afternoon session (1-4) is for 13- to 18-year-olds.
    The cost is $70 per camper. Walk-up registration will begin at 8:15 Monday morning and at 12:30 Monday afternoon.
    Miner and other college coaches from around the state will instruct the campers in fundamentals of hitting and fielding.

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  • Bankers win two; gear up for big week

    With a chance to double up, the Bankers did it in short order.
    Now, let’s see how they handle a heavy week’s worth of work.
    Citizens Bank, Batesville’s 1A American Legion baseball team, swept a Zone 2 doubleheader with the Rivercrest Colts, sweeping the visitors from Wilson 11-1 and 13-5 in a couple of run-ruled 5-inning contests Wednesday at the Batesville Recreation Complex.

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  • Hogs conjure another comeback, top Cavs

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn had seen this before.
    The Razorbacks’ 4-3 College World Series victory over Virginia in 12 innings Wednesday night — after they were down to their last strike in the ninth — was another in a line of comebacks the Hogs have pulled off this season.
    None was bigger than this, though.
    The Hogs stayed alive and now play LSU on Friday needing to win that game and another Saturday to reach next week’s best-of-three finals.

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  • News of other days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 1, 1996.

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  • College Brief

    George accepts UACCB fund

    Summer George has been awarded a Chancellor’s Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid.
    George graduated from Batesville High School. She is the daughter of Ann Heathwaite. She plans to pursue a degree in history and drama.
    The Chancellor’s Scholarship is awarded to students with a composite ACT score of 27 or higher. It provides in-state tuition (up to 15 hours), a $250 stipend and free use of text books each semester.

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  • Honor Rolls

    Cedar Ridge Junior and Senior High School
    NEWARK — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2008-09 school year at Cedar Ridge Junior and Senior High School in Newark, according to a news release:

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  • Entergy savings tips listed

    As summer heat rapidly approaches, Entergy Arkansas Inc. has unveiled a new Web site designed to answer commonly asked questions about electricity and to offer helpful tips to lower monthly energy bills during the hot, summer months, according to a news release.
    EntergyAnswers.com offers tips that can help customers lower their monthly energy bills.

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  • Of buzzards, lightning

    A storm came up Friday afternoon while I was laying blocks on a house foundation east of Batesville. Raindrops began falling but they were pretty far apart so I was not going to stop work — after all, that was the coolest it had been all day.
    But lightning soon drove me to take refuge in my car. Lightning can zoom 10 miles or more across the sky and kill someone.

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  • At home and abroad

    I went to the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md., last year to train in Army Public Affairs as a print and photojournalist. Basically, I was learning how to write articles and take photographs in order to tell the story of soldiers as they defend our country against “all enemies, foreign and domestic.” I was there three months, which meant that I missed about a third of Gloria’s very first pregnancy. I am thankful that I was home in time for the birth of Zachary Neal Vaughn on Sept. 5.

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  • Junior Copeland

    Junior Copeland, 77, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009.
    Arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.

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  • Ralph Sproles

    Ralph N. Sproles, 87, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in a Batesville nursing home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Batesville. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Willis Funeral Service of Batesville. Pallbearers will be Ben Sproles, Matthew Sproles, Robert Sproles, Bill Cox, Jim Kilgore and Norm O’Brien. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church and at any time at the home of Jim and Sandra Sproles.

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  • Wanda Brock

    SADDLE — Wanda Lee Brock, 78, of Saddle died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at her home.
    Born March 19, 1931, at Bradford, she was the daughter of Jesse and Minnie Beard Murphy. She was a homemaker and was involved with Hardy Junction Music for many years. She was a member of Hope Missionary Baptist Church at Heber Springs.

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