• Lynch makes run at history in Poinsettia Bowl

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Lynch will make a run at history tonight when he suits up for the final time for No. 24 Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah State. Lynch already owns the major college record for yards rushing for a …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has suspended senior linebacker Max Bullough for violating team rules, making him ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl. In a news release sent early Thursday, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Bullough had been suspended for …

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  • Williams wins AP athlete of the year

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS — Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins. Driven as ever, Williams won plenty this year. She went 78-4 with 11 titles, including at the French Open and …

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  • Habitat house a ‘blessing’ for single mom

    It’s hard to make a house a home when you’re a single mother of three children renting two rooms. Just ask Jolean Wilson. Grateful that she and her youngest sons, Christian Kelsey, 15, and 10-year-old Josiah Kelsey, have a roof over their heads, Wilson also …

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  • Best Christmas gifts

    Residents of Eagle Mountain Assisted Living and Wildewood Assisted Living shared with the Guard their best Christmas gifts.

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  • Southside eyes stoplight funds

    SOUTHSIDE — While the Southside School District has been approved for the installation of a stoplight at the intersection of Scott Drive and Highway 167, it will have to find ways to afford what a grant won’t fully cover. According to Superintendent Roger Rich, the …

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  • Ozarka honors nursing graduates

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College practical nursing and registered nursing students were honored at a recent capping and pinning ceremony in John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus. Students honored completed the 18-month practical nursing program or the registered nursing program through the Arkansas …

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  • 2 join Ozarka College’s foundation board

    MELBOURNE — Suellen Davidson, director of advancement at Ozarka College, recently announced that Gin Brown of Mountain View and Matt Rush of Melbourne have joined the Ozarka College Foundation Board. “The foundation board is so pleased to welcome two new individuals to our board of …

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  • Beebe seeks disaster declaration for winter storm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe is requesting a federal disaster declaration for 15 Arkansas counties affected by wintry weather earlier this month. Beebe announced Monday that he was seeking a major disaster declaration for Crawford, Franklin, Independence, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 18, 1994.

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  • Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

    HOUSTON (AP) — He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat — though often it’s a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho and, in one case, a red and black zoot suit. …

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  • Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl

    LITTLE ROCK — A single snowy owl, most unusual in Arkansas, is drawing birders to the Port of Little Rock area. Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish commission, said, “About two weeks ago, Lenord Vaughn, an employee at LM …

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