• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 12, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Preparations are being made now to establish a broom factory in Batesville within the next two weeks in the building recently vacated by the Yeatman-Gray Grocery Co. The concern …

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  • Wood, Wulff to be inducted into Trout Hall of Fame

    Forrest L. Wood Joan Wulff MOUNTAIN HOME — Forrest L. Wood and Joan Wulff will be inducted into the Arkansas Trout Nature Center Hall of Fame during its third annual banquet on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus April 14, said publicist Sara Hulett. Wood …

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  • Rain welcome in south Ark.; NE, central growers need some sunshine

    AUGUSTA — Southern Arkansas still has out the welcome mat for rain, but growers in central and northeastern Arkansas could use a little dry weather to get more seed into the ground. The White River in northeastern Arkansas may make farmers wait a little longer. …

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  • Risk management, specialty crop production workshop scheduled

    JACKSONVILLE — A two-day Risk-Management Training for Beginning Farmers/Sustainable Specialty-Crop Production workshop will be April 6-7 in Jacksonville, according to a press release. The workshop will focus on business planning, identifying markets, and online marketing for sustainable specialty-crop production. The workshop is sponsored by the …

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  • Hipps win bass tourney

    Shane Hipp and Jamie Hipp weighed in 14.65 pounds of bass to win the March 10 Batesville Bassmasters tournament on Greers Ferry Lake, said Billy Littleton, reporter. Justin Brackett and Kenny Brackett were close behind with 14.45 pounds for second place. Jay Duncan and Heath …

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  • Hogs hope to play in Italy

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Mike Anderson wants to take his team overseas. The Arkansas basketball coach said Thursday the Razorbacks hope to play four or five exhibition games against Italian professional and club teams in August, though details of the trip have yet to be finalized. …

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  • Frosh shows talent again, lifts Gators by Eagles

    PHOENIX (AP) — Exactly as his coach asked him to, Bradley Beal is bringing out his ‘A’ game. His latest bit of wizardry moved Florida a win away from the Final Four and set up Coach Billy Donovan with a perfectly scripted matchup against his …

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  • Lefties lead the way in tourney

    Skylar Diggins, Odyssey Sims, Tiffany Hayes and Alyssa Thomas know they are part of a special club. What do these four immense talents have in common? They are all left-handed — and they’ve all been instrumental in guiding their teams to the regional semifinals of …

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  • Race benefitting BHS band added to Roadrunners’ slate

    The Band on the Run 5K is set for March 31 at 5 p.m., and proceeds will go to the Batesville High School band, according to a news release from the White River Roadrunners. The start and finish line will be on the BHS campus, …

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  • Mixed martial arts fighting event scheduled for armory on April 21

    Mixed martial arts fighting is coming to Batesville, and the inaugural event on April 21 in the National Guard Armory will feature two title bouts, according to a news release from Without Limits MMA. Fifteen bouts are scheduled for what event coordinator Josh Hudson calls …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY High school baseball; Best of the West Tournament in Munford, Tenn. — Batesville vs. Jackson Northside, Tenn., 4 p.m., Batesville vs. Munford, 6 College baseball: Lyon at Blue Mountain, Miss., 5 p.m. Auto racing: Mid-America Modified Championship at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands …

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  • Lyon inks Conway soccer star

    Coach Ben Parman recently signed goalkeeper Brittanie Ashcraft of Conway to play soccer for the Lyon College Scots. Ashcraft played club soccer for the Arkansas Rush and Parman’s Arkansas Rush ’94 team that finished second in the nation in the under-16 division in 2010. Ashcraft …

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