• Phillips reunion set

    CONCORD — The annual Marshall and Mary Jane Phillips reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Concord Baptist Church. A potluck will be served at noon.

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  • Club News

    Independence County Teen Leaders The Independence County Teen Leader Club met Aug. 22 at the Extension Office with 13 members and five adults present. Chandler McCoy, vice president, called the meeting to order, and members recited the pledge of allegiance and the 4-H pledge. Roll …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 12, 1994.

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  • Perhaps it’s time to bring back Cliff Huxtable

    Last week I saw a video on Facebook that gave me a chuckle. It appears some dad was aggravated because his daughter was wearing “booty” shorts, so to teach her a lesson he put on a pair himself and wore them in public. Nothing funnier …

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  • Interesting student communications

    Most of my college students are bright, fun to teach, and work hard. But each semester I get interesting letters, emails and phone calls from a few students that I save for future column material. With the school year now under way, I thought I’d …

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  • Harold Lucius

    HARDY — Harold Dean Lucius, 72, of Hardy died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at his home. Born April 4, 1941, in Many, La., he was the son of Lemuel and Julia Lucius. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Lucius; five children, Harold Dean Lucius Jr., Angela …

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  • Consequences for sex scandals

    So much for voters being poised to show that they don’t care about sex scandals anymore. Forget about former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s surprise May election to the House of Representatives despite the sex scandal stemming from his lie about hiking on the “Appalachian …

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  • Cave City, Valley View seventh-graders to kick off area football action tonight

    Junior high football action in the circulation area is scheduled to start at 5 tonight in Cave City. There, the Junior Cavemen and Valley View Junior Blazer seventh-graders will lead off as a preliminary game to the varsity contest. Thirty minutes later in Newark, the …

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  • Melbourne Bearkatz come home, aim for 3-0 start

    The Melbourne Bearkatz will try and extend their winning streak to 3-0 Friday as the 1-1 Southside Southerners travel to Melbourne after last week’s surprising loss to Mountain View. The Class 3A Bearkatz were in a similar situation last year when they entered their contest …

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  • Confident, gifted Jonesboro team bound for Batesville

    For now, what Jonesboro Coach Randy Coleman likes best about this Golden Hurricane team is not specifically about football scores or statistics. “They’re showing that they understand what is needed to be successful and that it’s an on-going process,” Coleman said Wednesday morning, two days …

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  • Lyon College soccer teams swept in conference openers

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Eleazar Palma’s early goal gave the Lyon College men’s soccer team an early lead in this American Midwest Conference opener Wednesday afternoon. but three straight goals by Missouri Baptist after Lyon starting goalkeeper Rob Brown went out with an injury enabled …

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  • Brookland sweeps Cave City

    CAVE CITY — The Brookland Lady Bearcats swept the Cave City Cavewomen 25-11, 25-19, 25-17 in a Class 4A Northeast Conference volleyball action Tuesday night. Gracen Ratliff led the Cavewomen with 14 points and 10 blocks and Candra Carpenter scored nine points and eight blocks. …

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