• Upward Bound students find support, stipend to achieve dreams

    BEEBE — Parents of Upward Bound students have found an ally in encouraging their children to pursue the expensive and sometimes difficult path to higher education. For many of these parents, the program provides the support and guidance they need to help them realize the …

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  • New signs to promote tourism

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — New signs are going up in northeast Arkansas to promote tourism in the Walnut Ridge area. Four signs will be erected this spring on U.S. 67 south of Hoxie, on U.S. 412 by Portia, near the intersection of U.S. 412 and …

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  • Ozarka appoints provost, executive VP

    MELBOURNE — Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, currently vice president of academic affairs at Ozarka College, will be installed as provost and executive vice president of learning on Jan. 1, according to a news release. His responsibilities in this new leadership position will include oversight of …

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  • 4-year degrees on the rise, but state still lags

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More Arkansans hold four-year college degrees than 20 years ago, but only small pockets of the state have been able to attract and retain better-educated residents. Since 1990, most counties have only seen modest increases in their portion of residents with …

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  • ASU to break ground on campus in Mexico

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Feb. 5 groundbreaking is scheduled for Arkansas State University’s new campus in Mexico, a $50 million undertaking that’s being funded with private money. The new campus will be built in Queretaro in north central Mexico. Officials there approached Arkansas State …

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  • Ark. flowers grace D.C. tree

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A little piece of Arkansas is spending the holiday season in Washington. Arkansas wildflowers have been placed inside plastic ornaments and hang on one of the trees lining a walkway surrounding the National Christmas Tree. The other 49 states, the District …

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  • Survey: Duck numbers drop

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Waterfowl hunters are likely seeing an increased number of ducks in recent weeks. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists conducted aerial waterfowl surveys in the state’s Delta region, the Arkansas River Valley and southwestern Arkansas. The duck population index in the …

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  • Lindenwood’s Desir wins Harris award

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A defensive back from Lindenwood University in Missouri has won a new award honoring the nation’s top small college defensive player. Pierre Desir was selected from more than 5,000 athletes from 500 schools for the inaugural Cliff Harris Award. The …

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  • Bentonville tops final poll; Batesville finishes second among 5A football teams

    Bentonville, with its victory over Cabot in the Class 7A State Playoffs championship game, was voted the top-ranked team in final poll for Arkansas high school football teams. Cabot finished second and were followed by North Little Rock, Conway, El Dorado, Greenwood, Morrilton, Pine Bluff …

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  • JUCO players sign with ASU

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State officials say two junior college football players from Itawamba Community College have signed to play at ASU. The university said in a news release Monday that linebacker Carderious Dean and offensive lineman Kyle Harris have signed with the Red …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, December 26 – Saturday, December 28, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 19, 1994.

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