• Cougar soph named to NEA all-tourney team

    Andrew Walker, a sophomore for the Izard County Cougars, was selected to the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Division I All-Tournament team on Monday night. This information was inadvertently omitted from a report in Tuesday’s Guard.

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  • Spoonhour scholarship fund started

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The widow of former men’s basketball Coach Charlie Spoonhour has established a scholarship fund in his memory at Missouri State University. Spoonhour coached the team from 1983 to 1992 before moving on to Saint Louis University and the University of Nevada-Las …

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  • SEC tests to begin tonight, next week for UofA cagers

    FAYETTEVILLE — Obviously the competition steps up a lot higher than High Point when the Razorbacks start SEC play next week after Saturday night’s non-conference finale at Walton Arena against the 3-8 University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. Nevertheless, Arkansas freshman 6-10 centers Bobby Portis and …

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  • No. 15 UCF stuns No. 6 Baylor in Fiesta Bowl

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baylor brought a breathless offense and high expectations to the Fiesta Bowl. Its first BCS bowl appearance, though, was a big-time bust. The sixth-ranked Bears, 17-point favorites at kickoff, never led against No. 15 Central Florida in a stinging 52-42 loss …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 2 – Friday, January 3, 2014.

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  • Football Briefs

    College LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft. Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first QB taken this spring, Bridgewater completed 71 percent of passes for 3,970 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Olympics KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Emery Lehman will be heading back to high school in a few days. He’s going to need a lot of time off in February. The 17-year-old from suburban Chicago earned a second Olympic event with a thrilling victory over Jonathan …

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  • County, city still differ on district court statements

    Judge: Change is needed Having received the year to date documents from the District Court, I wish to respond to the Batesville City Clerk’s comments in the Dec. 6, 2013 Batesville Daily Guard. First let me say that Ms. Johnston is comparing apples and oranges. …

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  • Freedom of religion for all, not some

    Does anyone ever stop and think about how privileged we are in this country to enjoy freedom of religion? Do we appreciate the fact that we can pray anytime, anywhere we feel the need? That we can go into any church of our choice and …

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  • ‘Fresh Prince’ actor dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has died. Avery’s publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told The Associated Press that Avery died …

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  • Linda Wilson

    Linda Kay Wilson, 68, of Batesville died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Batesville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Compass Church in Batesville with Chad Grigsby officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shawn Drake, Ernie Johnson, Coty Reeves, …

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  • Bobby Trivitt

    ASH FLAT — Bobby Gene Trivitt, 58, of Ash Flat died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in a Little Rock hospital. Born Feb. 6, 1955, in Salem, he was the son of Leo and Eloise Campbell Trivitt. He was a truck driver and logger for many …

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