• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 3, 1994.

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  • Fair scholarships are available

    The North Central Arkansas District Fair has announced it will award the Billy Ray Nix Memorial Scholarship and the NCA District Fair Scholarship to graduating seniors in its seven-county district fair area. Students in Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties who …

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  • Relay for Life sets meeting

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Relay for Life will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Ozarka College in Melbourne. There is still time to become part of this team or start a new team. For more information call Jocelyn Sheffield Walker at (870) 373-0192.

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  • Newark postpones meeting

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council meeting originally planned for Tuesday night has been postponed, according to Recorder-Treasurer Joanne Langston. A rescheduled date had not been determined as of press time this morning.

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  • Scots sweep, take aim at Tennessee perfection

    And now for another Saturday of unbeaten teams. After sweeping William Woods in Becknell Gym Thursday night, the Lyon College basketball teams will go on the road and face a pair of undefeated squads on Saturday. In order, the Scot women withstood early and late …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Paragould Lady Rams (0-0, 5A-East District; 5-5, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (2-10) at Pioneer Gym, 6 p.m. The Lady Rams, Class 5A State Tournament runners-up the last two seasons, are led by 2-time all-state selection Sydney Layrock. Coming into the 5A-East District opener, the …

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  • Weather shortens sports schedule again

    Save the basketball games at Lyon, the local sports schedule was a wash again Thursday. Some of those games have been rescheduled, and some are represented in the “Sports calendar” on page 15. Note that the four semifinals in the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles Invitational Tournament …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 10 – Saturday, January 11, 2014.

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  • Death sentence upheld in police officer shooting

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction for a man sentenced to death for fatally shooting a police officer during a traffic stop in northeast Arkansas. The court denied a request for a new trial and upheld the death …

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  • Convicted killer to have hearing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled for an Oklahoma man on federal death row for the 1996 slaying of an Arkansas family as part of a conspiracy to create a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. Danny Lee of Yukon, Okla., was …

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  • Sex transporter gets life

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a member of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries has been sentenced to life in prison for transporting a minor from Oklahoma to Arkansas to engage in sex. U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge says 60-year-old Douglas James Christopher of Valparaiso, …

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  • Stadium tests cause green sky

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A glowing green sky in Fayetteville on Thursday night wasn’t a glimpse of the northern lights — it was just the Razorbacks. The University of Arkansas says officials tested the lights and scoreboard at Razorback Stadium, which sent a green glow into …

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