• Students awarded scholarships

    WALNUT RIDGE — Suzanne Parsley of Cave City has been awarded a Black River Technical College Summit Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to qualifying graduates of Black River Technical College through an agreement between BRTC and Williams. Parsley is a …

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  • UACCB to offer combat survival class

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer Tactical Combat Survival course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22, according to a news release. Shihan Don Gregory, a full-range close combat instructor, will teach this course with …

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  • Local program receives funds

    The APPLE or Accelerated Program of Personalized Learning and Enrichment program at Lyon College has been awarded funding through 2017 from the U.S. Department of Education, according to a news release. APPLE was awarded $390,480 for the 2012-13 budget period. For the entire five-year cycle, …

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  • Aviation students honored

    Taresa Goad Two University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville aviation maintenance students received the Aerospace Enhancement Program Award from NASA and the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, according to a  news release. Scott Goodwin of Batesville and Taresa Goad of Newark were recently presented checks …

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  • GED exams to be offered

    MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 and 27 in room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. the following days and locations: …

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  • Bulldogs target Pioneers, fast start in new revival effort

    The Batesville Pioneers will be targets No. 1 in the Springdale Bulldogs’ most recent revival tour, and that’s not just because Friday night’s game in Springdale is a high school football season opener. The Bulldogs, winners of seven state championships and 30 conference titles in …

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  • Threatening weather makes for changes to sports slate

    Hurricane Isaac, now downgraded to a tropical storm, has made for many changes to the schedule of sporting events across the state and, for now, two involving Guard-circulation area teams. The Southside-at-Cave City high school football game, originally set for Friday, has been moved up …

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  • Guard shelves ‘Grid picks’

    It was fun while it lasted, but the 23rd version of the “Guard Grid Picks” will, at least for now, be the last one. With more local sports news to report than ever before, and less space and time — we now have earlier deadlines …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY High school golf: Batesville at Paragould Country Club, 3 p.m.; Cedar Ridge and Midland at Batesville Municipal Course, 3; Cave City, Melbourne, Izard County at The Course on Turkey Mountain (Horseshoe Bend), 3:30; Concord at Red Apple Inn Course (Eden Isle), 3:30 High school …

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  • Southerners, Cavemen expect better things as they enter season with ‘167 Showdown’

    Expectations are high for the Southside Southerners and Cave City Cavemen as they meet in the “Highway 167 Showdown,” and that meeting has come sooner than expected. Due to the forecast of heavy rains from what’s left of Hurricane Isaac, the game has been pushed …

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  • Park sweeps Lyon College in AMC volleyball opener

    Lyon Sports Information PARKVILLE, Mo. — The Lyon College volleyball team had a steep hill to climb for its first-ever American Midwest Conference match, and the Pirates dropped the Scots 3-0 in the unfriendly confines of Park University’s Breckon Sports Center Wednesday night. Park (4-2, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will open the regular season next week with replacement officials and said it was prepared to use them “as much … as necessary” afterward. Replacements will be on the field beginning Wednesday night when the Dallas Cowboys …

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