• Tickets available at door for BAA dinner, induction

    Tickets will be available at the door Saturday night at Western Sizzlin’ when the Batesville Area Athletic Hall of Fame inducts three, Stuart Smith said.
    Brian Baker, Scott Crossett and Bobby Hill will represent the hall’s 19th class. David Parker will also receive the Estes Award.
    Tickets are $15 and include a steak dinner which leads off the festivities at 6:30.

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  • Jennifer Welch dominates AWGA tourney at TCEM

    Jennifer Welch dominated the Arkansas Women’s Golf Association Stroke Play Championship at The Course at Eagle Mountain, sweeping the summer majors.
    The 3-day tournament concluded Thursday as Welch shot even par 72. Her previous rounds were 70 on Tuesday and 76 on Wednesday. Welch’s 3-day total was 2-over 218.
    That was six strokes fewer than El Dorado’s Elizabeth Wells (78-76-70—224). Former University of Tennessee golfer Rachel Deal was third (81-75-76—232), followed by Central Arkansas senior C.J. Bobbitt (81-75-83—232) and Tracy Duncan (82-82-80—244).

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  • BJHS 7th-grade volleyball team to start Aug. 9

    Batesville Junior High’s seventh-grade volleyball squad is scheduled to begin practice on Aug. 9, according to a news release from Coach Tanya Haigwood.
    Players should report to Pioneer Gym at 11 a.m. wearing athletic attire, she said. The first practice will last two hours.

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  • Cougar Classic golf tourney dates set

    The second annual Cougar Classic High School Invitational Golf Tournament is set for Tuesday at Cooper’s Hawk in La Crosse and will conclude Wednesday at Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend, Izard County Coach David Harmon announced.
    The 36-hole tournament is for boys and girls. Conway St. Joseph swept the event last year.
    The confirmed schools participating in this year’s event are Izard County, Melbourne, Southside, Cave City, West Side Greers Ferry, Salem, Shirley and Trumann.

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  • Swimmer leads way in Special Olympic nationals

    Michael Martin led the way among Area XVI athletes competing for Team Arkansas at the Special Olympics National Games recently in Lincoln, Neb.
    Martin collected three gold medals in aquatics with two individual wins and he helped a relay team to victory. Martin won the 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly races, and swam on the 4×50-meter medley relay. He also swam on the silver-medal winning 4×50 freestyle relay team.

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  • Lyon golfers receive accolades for grades

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Lyon College women’s golf team was named an NAIA Scholar-Team for the 2009-10 school year, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday.
    The Scots, under the direction of Coach Julie Church, finished with a 3.42 grade-point average during the 2009-10 academic year.

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  • Schoolboy football kicks off Monday

    Pioneers, Southerners, Cavemen, Timberwolves and Bearkatz will begin football practice on Monday.
    August 2 is the first official day of the fall season for Arkansas high school football teams, and Batesville, Southside, Cave City, Cedar Ridge and Melbourne — all the schools in the Guard-circulation area that play the sport — will take to the gridiron on the first day available.
    The Pioneers will start at their traditional 6:59 a.m.

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  • Beard, Owens win

    Micah Beard and Mark Owens weighed in 12.65 pounds to win the Batesville Bassmasters tournament on Lake Norfork over the weekend, secretary Colin Patterson said.
    Michael Holt and Byron Bristow were not far behind with 12.58 pounds for second place. Tim Fairchild and Randy Rowe teamed for 9.15 pounds and third place and Jacob Clark and John Tate had 8.61 pounds for fourth place.
    Shawn Walker’s 6.61-pound bass was the largest fish of the tournament.

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  • CRP signup begins Monday, continues until Aug. 27

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin Monday and continue through Aug. 27. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

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  • Maurices collecting school supplies for BBBS

    Maurices, located at 1255 East Main St. in Batesville, will hold a School Supply Drive Sunday through Aug. 15 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.
    Donations may be dropped off at the store from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. A coupon for 20 percent off any regular-priced Maurices item will be given for each donation. Coupons are limited to 10 per person.

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  • WRMC upgrades Sleep Center

    According to statistics, one of the next six people you come into contact with could possibly be suffering from such sleep disorders as sleep apnea (breathing stops for short periods of time during sleep), insomnia (trouble falling asleep), restless leg syndrome or other sleep disorders.
    It’s also possible that one person could be you.

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  • Lawrence, Matthews win tourney

    CAVE CITY — Keith Lawrence and Danny Matthews weighed in five bass totaling 9.15 pounds to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club’s night tournament on Crown Lake, tournament director Ron Watkins said.
    Lawrence also weighed n the biggest bass, a 3.65-pounder.
    No other place was paid due to a low number of participants.
    The next tournament will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 on Norfork Lake, out of Quarry Ramp. It will end at 1 the following morning.

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