• Sports Calendar

    Today
    Cal Ripken baseball: 9- to 10-year-old Southwest Regional Tournament in Abbeville, La. — Batesville vs. South Texas, 5 p.m.

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  • Five area golf teams to tee it up Monday

    Five of the seven area high schools that play golf will also tee off the season Monday, and the action will include some proven stars.
    Scheduled to play Monday are Cave City, Concord, Izard County, Melbourne and Hillcrest.
    Cave City is to join Calico Rock and Melbourne at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course, Melbourne’s home course. Izard County and Shirley are slated to get together at Mountain Ranch Golf Club in Fairfield Bay. Concord and Hillcrest are scheduled to get together with Greers Ferry West Side at Tannenbaum Golf Club in Drasco.

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  • BHS golf starting anew in more ways than one

    Opening day for the first of the fall Arkansas high school sports is Monday, and the Batesville High golf program will see another first.
    When the Lady Pioneers and Pioneers host the Mountain Home and Paragould teams at The Course at Eagle Mountain, it will be the first time in 31 years that the local golfers won’t be coached by Dennis Butler. The Batesville native has decided to give up coaching duties while continuing to work for his alma mater (1968) as a JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Specialist.

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  • NCAA says yes to Hogs’ Green

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas running back Broderick Green will not have to sit out a season after transferring from Southern California.
    The University of Arkansas athletic department confirmed Thursday that the NCAA has cleared Green to play.
    When Green said in November he was leaving USC, he said it was to be with his ailing grandmother in Little Rock. UofA Coach Bobby Petrino said the school worked with Green’s family to request a waiver “based on his personal circumstances” and that the NCAA granted it.

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  • Malzahn wowing Auburn Tigers with offensive football knowhow

    AUBURN, Ala. — Neil Caudle doesn’t chat with Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn much about the weather or the latest hot TV show.
    Hobbies? They really don’t come up.
    The dinner-table conversations when Malzahn has Caudle and other players over have gone something like this:
    “The first time he mentions football, his wife will nip that in the bud,” Caudle said. “After that, he doesn’t have a whole lot to say. He definitely has a one-track mind.”

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  • 4-Mile champ says ‘Nay … ‘Yea’ to new course

    Before ever stepping on the course, one of the defending champions expressed mixed feelings about the new White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race course.
    “I tried and failed twice to set the course record in Batesville, so when I heard about the change I was like, ‘Crap, now I won’t get my revenge,’” Leah Thorvilson said, laughing, during a telephone interview last week.

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  • News of other days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 13, 1996.

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  • Poultry chain auction to be Saturday

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County 4-H Poultry Chain Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Paul Miller Poultry and Rabbit Barn on the Sharp County Fairgrounds, said Sharp County 4-H Program assistant Denise Frame.
    “4-H’ers receive 25-day-old chicks. They raise them and bring their three best to the fair to be auctioned,” Frame said. “All money raised goes back into the poultry chain project to buy more chicks for next year.
    “This year’s chickens are of the Bovan Brown breed. We will have 27 pens of three chickens (each).

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  • Sharp Co. still atop hunting list

    LITTLE ROCK — Sharp County was again the top turkey hunting county with 421 birds checked in for the spring 2009 hunt, said Mike Widner, turkey program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
    The next five counties were also in or near the Batesville Daily Guard trade area. Fulton County reported 409; Baxter, 337; Cleburne, 335; Independence, 329; Izard, 304. Roundng out the top 10 were Randolph with 303; Montgomery, 284; Marion, 278; and Union, 277.

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  • Things that go bump in the night ought not to live in your attic

    When we bought our place in the Ozark National Forest nine years ago, the house had stood vacant for nearly two years. It had been in fairly poor repair even before it was vacant, with large cracks and gaps everywhere — under the eaves, in the stonework foundation, around the plumbing where it entered the house from the crawl space, around several of the windows.

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  • STAR students score ribbons, money at fair

    By Andrea Bruner
    Assistant Managing Editor
    Students in the Batesville STAR (Summer To Always Remember) program were also “stars” of the Independence County Fair last week, as several brought home blue ribbons — not to mention premium point money.
    Matt Lloyd said the fair started a “school day” this year, and not only did the Batesville STAR take a large group of children to attend but they also entered a number of projects, including stained glass, screen art, woven potholders, bracelets/jewelry, models of the solar system and more.

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    How to deal with officers

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