• Bethel Lady Wildcats disappoint Scots in league tourney opener in Becknell

    The Lyon College Scots’ first try at a first-round home game in the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament for basketball ended in heart-breaking fashion Tuesday night at Becknell Gymnasium. The Bethel Lady Wildcats outscored the Scots 12-9 over the last three minutes to eke out a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY College softball: Union at Lyon, doubleheader, 1 p.m. High school basketball: Class 2A State Tournament at Cedar Ridge (Newark) — England girls vs. Parkers Chapel, 1 p.m., Mountain Pine boys vs. Horatio, 2:30, Bigelow girls vs. Marmaduke, 4, County Line boys vs. Marked Tree, …

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  • Cavemen defeat Rebels, baseball season opener

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen opened the season by defeating the Highland Rebels 7-6 with a 1-run seventh inning here Tuesday. The Cavemen were led by Devin Burns and Alec Piazza, who both hit doubles, and Taylor Milligan tripled. The Cavemen did not …

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  • Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles stay alive; two others fall in 1A State Tournament

    MAGNOLIA — Three Guard-circulation area high school basketball teams qualified for the Class 1A State Tournament, but only one remains after Tuesday’s first-round results. The Concord Pirates and the Midland Lady Mustangs went down in defeat. The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles moved on to the quarterfinals. …

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  • John 3:16 Ministries building new six-man dorm, body shop

    CHARLOTTE — Bryan Tuggle has said more than once that he will let God dictate how big John 3:16 Ministries should be. Now, the ministry in Charlotte is building a new 2,000-square-foot dorm that will boost the enrollment at the spiritual-based boot camp from 70 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 16, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The cost of printing a newspaper has doubled in the last few months, and the end of this great increase is not in sight. The Guard does not intend …

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  • Penguin 5K/10K Run results

    Here are the results from the Penguin 5K/10K Run races. A story and photographs ran in Monday’s edition.   10K Men Will Henry Batesville 19 39:15.99 Matt Walker Batesville 38 39:28.05 Seth Barnes Batesville 43 44:48.71 Colyn Bowman Batesville 24 45:33.03 Joel Tejeda Doniphan, Mo. …

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  • 2012 Independence County 4-H names performing arts winners

    SULPHUR ROCK — The 2012 Independence County 4-H Performing Arts Activity was held Feb. 18 at the Sulphur Rock School Cafetorium. The county 4-H’ers competed in club skits, vocal, dance and instrumental categories, and junior and senior winners will compete at the district competition in …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3-7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 5.

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  • Eat spaghetti, help homeless

    A spaghetti dinner will be held 5-7pm, Friday at West Baptist Church, 1100 N. Central. The cost will be $8.00 per plate that will include spaghetti, bread, drink and a dessert. Dine in or carry out. Proceeds will go to Hellfighters Christian Ministries to help …

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  • Adult education courses offered

    MELBOURNE — Director William “Bill” Walker with the Arkansas Department of Career Education has approved the disbursement of special project monies to fund additional adult education class offerings throughout Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. Class offerings began Feb. 21. According to Dr. Wayne Wilson, …

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  • Students, law officers attend anti-drug workshop

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) Coalition of Lawrence County presented a training workshop for Lawrence County youth, with students from Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, Black Rock, Hillcrest and Sloan-Hendrix schools participating, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. …

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