• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 26, 1993.

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  • MHS receives ACT College Readiness Award

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School has been notified by the Arkansas ACT Council that it has been chosen to receive the 2012 College Readiness Award. It is one of only 20 high schools in Arkansas to have a significant increase in American College Testing composite …

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  • Bonnie Buntjer

    Bonnie Lucille Bostic Buntjer, 71, of Batesville died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 9, 1940, in Vilonia, she was the daughter of Ernest B. Bostic and R.C. (Ruple) Bostic. She graduated from Vilonia Public School and was a salesperson for J.C. …

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  • Mary Woodyard

    Mary Katherine Woodyard, 88, of Batesville died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Mableton, Ga. Born March 16, 1924, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Rama Lloyd Reynolds and Mable Flora Reynolds. She was married September 27, 1946, to Thomas Andrew Woodyard Jr. She attended …

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  • Betty Grady

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Betty Ann Young Grady, 55, of Pleasant Plains died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at a Batesville hospital. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Tim Landers and James Forlines officiating. Arrangements …

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  • Cavemen finish season with 61-21 win over Bearcats

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen finished their high school football season with a resounding victory here Thursday night, defeating the Brookland Bearcats 61-21 in a 4A-3 District contest. The Cavemen struck early and often while building a 28-0 first quarter lead. They led …

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  • Nettleton stops BHS in Class 5A tourney

    ALMA — The Nettleton Lady Raiders stopped the Batesville Lady Pioneers here Thursday night in the semifinals of the Class 5A State Tournament for volleyball. Nettleton, the top seed out of the 5A-East Conference, defeated Batesville, the East’s fourth seed, 3-0, which was the Lady …

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  • Record career comes to close tonight in Southside

    A stellar high school career will come to an end at Southside’s Stewart Field tonight, as Southerner Jordan Childress takes the field for the last time. Childress finished what uncles Earnie and Tim Childress started, breaking records as a Batesville Pioneer his sophomore and junior …

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  • First Community Bank tourney for juniors set to begin Monday

    SOUTHSIDE — The First Community Bank Junior High Tournament is scheduled to begin Monday and five of the eight Guard-circulation area teams participating will play on opening day. In the tourney opener, Heber Springs girls will take on Riverview at 4. First up will be …

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  • Concord falls in finals of own tourney

    CONCORD — The Concord boys and girls both fell in the finals of the Julian Martin Junior High Basketball Invitational Thursday, with each team’s record dropping to 3-3. The Bradford Junior Lady Eagles defeated the Junior Lady Pirates 49-45. The Lady Eagles led 13-7, 24-22 …

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  • ICYAA Torpedoes place third in Heber Springs swim meet

    The Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes finished third overall recently in the Heber Springs Howlin’ Halloween Invitational Swim Meet. With four individual victories, the Torpedoes placed second in the boys division. Brody Cole won the 50-yard breast stroke in the 9- to 10-year-old division …

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  • The games – 11/2/12

    Newport at Southside, KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7 The Southerners enter their last game of the season with pride as the only thing on the line. Out of contention for the postseason, the 4-4-1 Southerners will face a 6-3 Greyhound team that has a wealth of talent …

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