• Washington running backs coach added to Hogs staff

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema says Washington running backs coach Joel Thomas will join the Razorbacks in the same position. Thomas has spent the past four seasons at Washington and has previously coached running backs at Purdue, Louisville and Idaho. Bielema …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 28, 2012.

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  • Letters to Santa

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary first-graders in Deena Bruce’s class share with the Guard their letters to Santa.   Dear Santa, I will leve cookies. I wont a book. I wont a elf. I made a tree. I love snow flake. I will git milke. I …

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  • Two expelled for distributing

    CAVE CITY — Two Cave City Middle School students, ages 12 and 14, were recently expelled for the remainder of the current school term for distributing the drug hydrocodone on campus, said Superintendent Steven Green. The action was taken during the Dec. 10 regular school …

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  • Fire destroys home in Newark

    NEWARK — Dallas Underwood and Meagan Pennington may not have the Christmas presents they planned to give on Tuesday but have what they consider the greatest gift of all — each other and their children — after a fire destroyed their home in Newark Sunday …

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  • Board discusses security

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board Tuesday discussed the safety and security of students and reviewed the district’s crisis plan. Several suggestions were provided to help improve the plan currently in place and S & S Security has been contacted to schedule a walkthrough …

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  • Toy Ride

    This group of local bikers, led by Paul “Thirsty” Cranfill (seated on motorcycle) raised approximately $400 cash, along with food/clothing items and toys for underprivileged children in Independence County recently. Cranfill said it usually takes 90 days or so to put together a drive but …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 16, 1993.

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  • Midnight mass planned

    St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 3800 Harrison St., Batesville, will hold a midnight mass and a traditional bilingual mass at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Christmas Day. Fr. Dhanraj Narla will preside. The event is open to the public.

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  • Up to 6 inches of snow expected in Ark., Okla.

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches on Sunday for parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma ahead of a storm that could bring treacherous road conditions and up to 6 inches of snow to the region this Christmas. The National Weather …

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  • Jessieville woman creates tiny Christmas village

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — When it’s time to set out thousands of figures and build a Christmas village each year, Lila Norris lets her imagination guide her in creating the magical scenes in miniature. Norris, of Jessieville, works for about a week to assemble the …

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  • Jackson Co. businesses provide Christmas gifts to 47 children

    NEWPORT — Several children in the Jackson County foster care system will have Christmas gifts because of the efforts of Sherri Meatte, business office director at Harris Hospital in Newport, and several other volunteers and contributors. Early this month the Division of Children and Family …

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