Sports Briefs

December 3, 2008 Swimming NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Phelps achieved another unprecedented feat: the first swimmer honored as Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year. Phelps broke Mark Spitz's iconic record with eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in August and became the winningest Olympian ever with his 14 career victories.

News of other days

December 3, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 14, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO Fifteen members of the Panther football squad of Arkansas College were voted their varsity "A" letter by coach Lucien Abraham and the A-Club, composed of AC lettermen. Members who will receive their coveted A are:

Honor Roll

December 3, 2008 Batesville High The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2008-09 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A's - Mary Armstrong, Caitlin Campbell, Katie Cummins, Maria Espericueta, Katelyn Hardin, Mason Magouyrk, Mollie Matthews, Michael Palese, Erin Richards, Vincent Tu; general - Colton Bailey, Steven Baney, Breanna Beasley, Roxanne Bentley, Ashley Bishop, Callie Boyce, Garth Branstetter, Breanna Bray, Danielle Brazier, Stacey Brinkley, Bailey Bruce, Brittany Butler, Kaitlyn Butler, Rebecca Callahan, Mercedes Carter, Victoria Clayton, Corey Dacus, Tayler Daniels, Brandon Dittus, Aaron Dowell, Christina Fletcher, Kali Foreman, Sara Gallap, Anna Garton, Michael George, Jacob Gillihan, Scott Glover, Carly Grace, Stephen Handford, Samuel Hardin, Shawndra Hastings, Ashley Hayes, William Henry, Stephen Hooper, Hannah Huff, Andrea Isley, Katie Jarrett, Darius Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Terran Jones, Katherine Keller, Conor Lawrence, Taylor Leger, Baylee Mathews, Cody McClure, Kelsie McLeod, Dianira Medina, Katherine Melson, Stephen Mergy, Caitlin Mourer, Ashley Mundy, Cara Nealey, Thu Nguyen, Heather Nipps, Randi Parks, Brianna Paul, Joyce Pham, Joshua Poff, Meagan Poff, Emily Qualls, Ashleigh Rogers, Zachary Rumans, Jacob Russell, Madelne Schmidt, David Shear, Matthew Showalter, Tyler Shrum, Sherina Smith, Justin Smithee, Katelyn Spicer, Chasyl Starnes, Rachel Stevens, Hannah Sturch, Rachael Sturdivant, Luke Tate, Rachel Teague, Jacob Terrell, Keaton Thacker, Christopher Thorne, Zane Turner, Victoria Vargas, Alyza Vazquez, Casey Wagster, Lauren Wagster, Chelsea West, Shelby Winkle

6 at Batesville earn achievement awards

December 3, 2008 Six students at Batesville High School have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP examinations, according to Dorriese Butler, AP coordinator. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP examinations. About 18 percent of the 1.6 million students worldwide who took AP examinations performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.

Some tickets are still available for Christmasse Madrigal Feaste

December 3, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - "So enter now and take your ease. Enjoy the drama within. 'Tis time for us to feast once more.... What ho? Let us begin." Tickets are now on sale for Southside High School Choir's Ye Olde Christmasse Madrigal Feaste which will take place on Dec. 12 and 13 at Southside Middle School.

Christmas Workshop offered

December 3, 2008 A Kids' Christmas Workshop and Mini-Cookie House Building from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Batesville Art Gallery, located at 246 Main St. For more information or to register a child, call (870)

Women’s shelter requesting food, other items

December 3, 2008 Family Violence Prevention Inc. is currently experiencing a food shortage at the Save Haven shelter. "We have had a lot of women and children in the Shelter lately and as a result have used up most of our food budget for the year," said executive director Twyliah Acklin.

Family & Friends Briefs

December 3, 2008 Benefit account established An account has been opened at Citizens Bank to help with medical expenses for Tim Bishop, who was in an automobile accident Nov. 26. Bishop is being treated in the critical care unit at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis.

BIRTHS

December 3, 2008 Humberto Alvarez Humberto and Adriana Alvarez, Cindy and Dariela of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Nov. 26, 2008. The baby weighed 7 pounds, .4 ounces and has been named Humberto Alvarez.

Area Briefs

December 3, 2008 Water board to hear updates SOUTHSIDE - The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet in the authority office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear a progress report on the ongoing wastewater system construction, Manager John Richardson said.