• On the road again … what were we thinking?

    Time to break out the suitcases again; the Nesler family is going on a four-hour road trip to Branson and trust me, Clark Griswold has nothing on us. You know how women always tell their pregnant friends, “You’ll forget all about the labor pains once …

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  • A living wage is an equal voice

    Take a look at your bills: What do you pay for food, housing, clothing, health care, utilities and transportation? How much would it take for your family to just get by? Could you make it on $15,000 a year? $21,000? What would your family have …

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  • State Champs

    The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves recently won their second straight Class 2A State Tournament championship. Pictured shortly after their 64-40 state title victory over the Clarendon Lions are (standing left to right) coaches Casey Scribner and Isaac Middlebrooks, players Justin Paul, Keagan Harrison, Tanner Vinson, Taylor …

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  • Lyon newcomers, veterans win conference hoop honors

    Newcomers and veterans on Lyon College basketball teams were recognized among the American Midwest Conference’s best when the league’s postseason honors were announced. The newcomers are sophomore transfer Carina Jackson of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Ashala Watson of Magnolia via Carl Albert Junior College. They …

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  • Lyon golfers finish 4th, 7th

    MAUMELLE — The Lyon College men’s golf team improved its score by 16 strokes on the final day of the Central Baptist College Invitational on Tuesday, while the Scot women finished fourth in the final standings of the spring season opener at the Country Club …

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  • Ruling heralds changing times for college sports

    They’re battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing. Schools bringing in hundreds of millions in bloated television contracts. Coaches …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, March 24 – Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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  • In early going, SEC baseball teams look even

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One year after Vanderbilt and LSU ran away from the field, there’s a much more wide-open race in the Southeastern Conference this season. Two weeks into conference play, five teams are tied for first place in the Eastern Division with 3-3 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football JEFFERSON, La. (AP) — Hank Lauricella, the 1951 Heisman Trophy runner-up at Tennessee who went on to serve more than three decades as a Louisiana state legislator, has died. He was 83.   Pro football ORLANDO, Fla. — The NFL will place a …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Main St. to get new look

    Main Street will soon be getting a new look. The Batesville City Council approved a measure at its meeting Tuesday night to begin work on a newly designed streetscape along three blocks of Main Street. Bob Carius and Joel Williams of Main Street Batesville presented …

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  • Gun stolen from Batesville home also reported stolen from Detroit in 1980

    A gun taken from a Batesville residence was also entered as stolen in Detroit in 1980. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Daniel Heflin said he met with Lee Ruth Crabtree of Beebe at the sheriff’s office on Monday over a residential burglary. She said her and …

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