• Melbourne’s Webb earns 3rd all-state honor, leads 6 area x-country runners

    Seven Guard-circulation area high school cross country runners earned all-state honors this fall, and they included a 2-time state champion, a 3-time all-state honoree, and three other repeat all-state selections. Leading the way is Melbourne Bearkat Tyler Webb. The junior defended his Class 3A state …

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  • Scots rebound by Bears

    The Lyon College women’s basketball team rebounded Wednesday from their opening loss in the Lyon College Classic by defeating the Shawnee State Bears 72-62 in Becknell Gymnasium. The LSU-Shreveport Lady Pilots defeated the Scots 64-49 Tuesday and fell to the Bears 86-72 on Wednesday. Carina …

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  • Cougars sweep Pirates

    CALICO ROCK — The Izard County Cougars defeated the Calico Rock Pirates 44-41 Thursday in a 1A 2-North District game as Andrew Walker hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the win. The Cougars improved to 5-2 in the district and 8-9 overall. Walker led …

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  • BHS cagers fall twice

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Christian swept Batesvile in non-conference high school basketball action here Thursday as the Lady Warriors won 54-22 and the Warriors remained unbeaten with a 49-37 decision. It was the first time the Batesville teams had played since Dec. 3, and …

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  • Rudolph Run 5K canceled

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation has decided to cancel this year’s Rudolph Run 5K due to the threat of severe weather and heavy rain predicted for Saturday. “After careful consideration, the Rudolph Run 5K has been cancelled and will not be …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 20 – Saturday, December 21, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 14, 1994.

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  • Silver Moon sets Christmas dance

    NEWPORT — The Silver Moon Banquet Hall at Newport will host its Christmas dance and potluck beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 and open to all ages. Guests are encouraged to bring a covered dish for the meal. Entertainment will be by Jeannie …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Friday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2013. There are 11 days left in the year.

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  • Read it for yourself

    I recently took some of my vacation days, and I had the best time and it didn’t cost me a dime. I went to the beginning of time to the end of days. I journeyed to the Middle East and never left my house. I …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This photograph, published on the Glance At Days Gone By page on Dec. 6 as a “mystery photo” wasn’t such a mystery after all. Although it remains undated, information has surfaced that the picture was taken at Black River School, which was almost due south …

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  • The true meaning of community

    During the recent storm, our home and property like everyone’s in the area was covered with snow and ice. That also included the outside work storage and shop building that we use for our business and where our truck was stored to keep it protected …

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