• Scots sweep Harris-Stowe Hornets in AMC openers

    The Lyon College basketball teams will try for a double-double tonight. Thursday night, they swept the Harris-Stowe State Hornets in American Midwest Conference openers in Becknell Gym. The women won 68-56 and the men won 69-56. Tonight, they will host the Park Pirates in another …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 29, 1994.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This mystery photograph, provided by local historic photo collector Curtis Smith, is likely from a school in Independence County, but it has no date or location — and may not even be a school group at all. Notice the baseball, a baseball bat and ball …

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  • Celebration rescheduled

    MELBOURNE — “A Merry Muppet Holiday Celebration” originally scheduled for today at Ozarka College has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. The event has been rescheduled for Monday starting at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex, …

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  • Sonny Burgess and Legendary Pacers to play in last 2013 ‘Bluesday Tuesday’

    JONESBORO — For the final KASU Bluesday Tuesday concert of 2013, Arkansas State University’s public radio station will present a band that was founded in Newport in the 1950s and made their first recording at the historic Sun Studios of Memphis in 1956 — Sonny …

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  • Southside choirs to perform

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside junior and senior high school choirs will host their Christmas choir concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Admission is free and the concert will last about an hour, featuring such …

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  • ‘Band of Shepherds’ to be performed

    CUSHMAN — The Youth Choir of Cornerstone Community Church in Cushman and several adult members of the congregation will perform a Christmas musical titled “Band of Shepherds” at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. In case of inclement weather, the musical will be held Dec. …

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  • Autism, Asperger’s meeting postponed

    The regular meeting date for Batesville’s autism/Asperger’s activity group has been rescheduled for Jan. 4. The group normally meets the first Saturday of the month, but is postponing December’s meeting due to the threat of inclement weather. For more information call (870) 307-9700.

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  • Lyon College art exhibitions set

    Lyon College students from assistant professor of art Dustyn Bork’s advanced concepts class will host exhibitions of their artwork in two locations from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The exhibition “My Story Is” will be held at 1355 Porter St. in Batesville (on the corner …

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  • Weather, road conditions shorten ‘Sports calendar’

    Due to continued inclement weather, many Guard-circulation area events have been canceled or postponed for today and Saturday. The semifinals of the 55th Annual Williams Baptist College High School Tournament slated for today has been postponed with no makeup date announced by press time. The …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Park Pirates (0-1, American Midwest Conference; 2-5, overall) vs. Lyon College Scots (1-0, 4-3) at Becknell Gym, 5:30 p.m. The Scots will try to keep the Pirates winless for Arkansas. The visitors from Kansas City lost a close one Thursday night in Walnut Ridge. Trailing …

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  • Weather-delayed Lyon tourney adds new sponsor

    The Lyon College high school basketball tournament has a new title sponsor, but the competition will be heated as usual when the Lyon College-Mark Martin Automotive Invitational Basketball Tournament opens Monday with nine games. The first nine games were originally schedule for Saturday at Lyon’s …

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