• Reece Jordyn Austin

    Jordan and Ashlin Austin and Isabella of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at St. Bernard’s Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro on May 14, 2013. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Reece Jordyn Austin. Grandparents of …

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  • Gavin Ryan Stiles

    Aaron Stiles and Ashley Austin of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on May 24, 2013. The baby weighed 10 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Gavin Ryan Stiles. Grandparents of the child are Melissa Morgan, Dan …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 27, 1993.

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  • The Great Outdoors of the northcentral Ozarks

    If warm weather is calling you to the outdoors, there is a plethora of options to keep you busy all summer, and most of these activities can also be enjoyed year round. In particular, the northcentral Ozarks are a great place to test your adventure …

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  • 38 students net UACCB scholarships

    Thirty-eight local graduates have been awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Kristen Cross, director of financial aid. Jacob Bailey of Evening Shade graduated from Cave City High School. He is the son of Curtis Bailey. He …

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  • Bucknam, Arkansas eye second track title this year

    FAYETTEVILLE — It only took one question about the prospect of winning a title for Chris Bucknam to revert to championship mode. Bucknam led the Razorbacks’ men’s team to the school’s 41st overall track and field championship during the indoor season in March, and he …

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  • Fearsome Foursome’s Deacon Jones, dies at 74

    ASSOCIATED PRESS — David “Deacon” Jones, the original sackmaster, has died. The Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word sack for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said that Jones died of natural causes at his home in …

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  • Chamberlain’s homer in 12th lifts Sooners 5-3

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lauren Chamberlain rounded first base waiting, wondering and praying even that her long drive would be a home run and not just a foul ball. When third-base umpire Christie Cornwell raised her right hand and signaled that it was a home …

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  • Djokovic pays homage, Nadal celebrates birthday in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic battled his way through grief, Rafael Nadal celebrated a birthday with the center court crowd and three newcomers reached the quarterfinals on a busy Monday at the French Open. Playing two days after his childhood coach had died, the top-ranked …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kidd retired from the NBA after 19 seasons, ending one of the greatest careers for a point guard in league history. Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals, is second on the career list in …

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  • Jim Kelly to undergo cancer surgery Friday

    BATAVIA, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly said he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery Friday. Kelly is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma, but he has recently undergone tests to show that the …

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  • Savoring each moment

    My big girl is now a year old, and on Saturday naturally we had a big blowout to celebrate that event. As my niece Abby put it: You only turn 1 once. Of course I realize you only turn every age once, but the first …

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