• Cave City wins 3 of 4 against Cedar Ridge

    CAVE CITY — The home teams took three of four from their nonconference foes here Tuesday night.
    The Cave City Cavewomen jumped to a 23-4 halftime lead and won 41-19 over the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves.
    Haley Bell led Cave City’s scoring with 15 points, Cheyenne Childers contributed nine rebounds, five blocks and four steals. Jessica Hall and Claire Caldwell chalked up five assists apiece.
    The 3-0 Cavewomen have allowed less than 20 points in each victory.

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  • Heber Springs sweeps Batesville in cage openers

    HEBER SPRINGS — Batesville High opened its basketball season here Tuesday night with a pair of nonconference losses.
    The Heber Springs Lady Panthers jumped out to a 10-point advantage in the first quarter, withstood a Lady Pioneer rally in the second quarter and won 67-52.
    The Panthers also started fast and led by as many as 16 points in the first half, but the Pioneers rallied to within one point in the third quarter and stayed in contention until the final seconds. The final score was 84-77.

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  • No. 20 Cards handle short-handed Hogs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Pitino easily got the best of another matchup against a former player. Then again, John Pelphrey was at a decided disadvantage.
    Reginald Delk scored 20 points in a reserve role to double his previous career high and sparked key surges in both halves, helping No. 20 Louisville open with a 96-66 victory over depleted Arkansas in the Hall of Fame Showcase on Tuesday night.
    “We had more numbers, we had fresher bodies,” Pitino said. “I’m real proud of John Pelphrey, he’s just undermanned right now.”

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 4, 1996.

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  • First-year show team starts tradition

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside FFA Show Team is in its first year but it’s been a good one, adviser Chase Hilton said.
    The team has traveled all across Arkansas competing against other 4-H and FFA members exhibiting cattle, sheep and hogs. Hilton said they will travel to approximately 20 shows in the 2009-10 year.
    “We have a new school truck and trailer that we use to haul our cattle and kids, and the school has invested in a new 50 by 100 animal science facility to house our show animals,” Hilton said.

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  • New service sends updates to cell phones

    Entergy Arkansas Inc. has announced a new service that will tell customers who are traveling whether their power is on during a storm. My Account Anywhere lets customers send and receive text information about power outages through their cell phones.

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  • Denver Hightower

    MAGNESS — Denver Clive Hightower, 58, of Magness died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009.
    Born Sept. 1, 1951, he was the son of Verlon and Bertha Averil Hightower. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in Vietnam. He worked at ConAgra.
    Survivors include a daughter, Anita Kay Swain of Little Rock; a sister, Donna Gray of Sulphur Rock; and four grandchildren, Kourtney Murray, Dylan Murray, Barbara Scribner and Kaytlyn Scribner.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  • AG: Don’t believe every text, could be ‘smishing’

     LITTLE ROCK — “Phishing” is a term used to describe a con-artist’s attempt to solicit your sensitive personal information, usually electronically via email. While phishing schemes are not new, con-artists continue to come up with new ways to trick consumers into handing over sensitive information. Now, Arkansans can be subject to phishing schemes via SMS text message. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert today to warn consumers about this type of scam, which is often referred to as “smishing.”

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  • Couple to celebrate 50th

    James and Eva Royal of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday November 21 at the Evening Shade School cafeteria.
    James Royal and Eva Wilson were married Nov. 25, 1959 in Des Moines, Iowa. They have two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Jimmy Stroud of Hector and Kathleen and Scott Phillips of Gardendale Ala.; and one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Kelley Wilson of Dover; and six grandchildren.
    He is a retired carpenter and she works for Walmart in Ash Flat.

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  • Desha church to present chili supper, bake sale, craft fair

    DESHA — The second annual chili/soup supper, bake sale and craft fair will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Desha United Methodist Church, located at 145 Jamestown Road in Desha.
    Several vendors will offer crafts such as birdhouses, jewelry boxes, wooden nativity scenes, handmade aprons, wreaths, jewelry and Christmas ornaments.
    Homemade goodies such as pumpkin pie, pecan pie, fresh apple cake, cookies, candies and snacks will be for sale.

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  • Desha hair shop opens

    DESHA — Nana Whittington, cosmetologist and owner, has announced the opening of her new shop, Dixie Do, at 2548 Heber Springs Road in Desha.
    The new shop offers cuts for men, women and children, perms, highlights, foils and massages for the face, hands and feet.
    Located in the Hair Gallery on Heber Springs Road, the family hair care shop is open on Saturdays only until June. For an appointment or more information, call (870) 307-2845.

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  • Noah Brugoto

    Anthony and Kristin Brugoto and Gage have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Nov. 10, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 9.3 ounces and has been named Noah Brugoto.

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