• Indiana Easton Murphree

    Jason and Elissa Murphree, Thaddeus and Iris of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 13, 2012. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Indiana Easton Murphree. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Tatum Rose Ottaway

    Jordan Ottaway and Brittany Hartwell of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on July 13, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Tatum Rose Ottaway. Grandparents of the child are Stephen and Pam …

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  • Bethany Lorene Hartley

    Jacob Hartley and Britney Feemster and Daythan of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on July 14, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14.2 ounces and has been named Bethany Lorene Hartley. Grandparents of the child …

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  • No go

    I failed. Yep, when 2012 rolled in I decided I would seriously take on my debt diet. That didn’t work. As obsessed as I was with getting this whole money/planning for the future things in gear, I have yet to get changes made in order …

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  • Ode to our throwaway society

    Who can fix my chair? My light, aluminum beach chair, with the wooden armrests, and canvas seat. My chair, that with a loud rip from its striped bottom, plopped me down on the sand in a rather undignified way one hot day last summer? Through …

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  • The dying art of cursive handwriting

    I’m torn about it if you want to know the truth. I speak of the death of cursive handwriting, which I read about recently in the Atlantic Wire. As it goes, many American schools are phasing out lessons in cursive. There is a waning need …

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  • Rumble win USSSA state softball crown

    SHERWOOD — The Batesville Mafia Rumble went undefeated at the United States Specialty Sports Association 10-and-under State Softball Tournament last weekend. The Mafia Rumble defeated the Vilonia Velocity 5-2, Lamar Drama Queens 3-1, Ashdown Blaze 5-1 and BWA 6-0 on their way to the title. …

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  • Cave City drag racers shine

    NEWPORT — Sunday was a good day for Cave City drag racers at the Newport Dragstrip. Bobby Hooker and William Runyan finished first and second, respectively, in the super pro division, townsmen Jerry Taylor and Jim Smith did the same in the footbrake class, and …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2012.

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  • Speedy softball outfielder signs with Lyon College

    Lyon Sports Information The Lyon College softball team bolstered its speed in the outfield and added a strong bat to the lineup when Coach Kristen Kolter signed former Arkansas Baptist High School multi-sport standout Haley ‘Apple’ Filat to a letter-of-intent. The 3-time all-state track athlete …

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  • Start time for Legion game corrected

    The starting time of the Batesville-Jonesboro American Legion Zone 2 Tournament baseball game was incorrectly reported in a story and in the “Sports calendar” in Monday’s Guard. The game is set for 7 Friday night. Batesville is hosting the tournament at the North Complex. Blytheville …

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  • Confidence in Wilson’s abilities continues to grow

    FAYETTEVILLE — Tyler Wilson always believed in his ability. A year ago, others may have doubted the fourth-year junior who primarily sat on the bench for three seasons for the Razorbacks. Not Wilson, the kid from Greenwood, who grew up cheering for his home-state school …

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