Baseball Briefs

November 12, 2008 SAN DIEGO (AP) - Trevor Hoffman's record-setting run as San Diego Padres closer is almost certainly over after the team withdrew its contract offer for 2009.

News of other days

November 12, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 24, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Pesticide training class set

November 12, 2008 ASH FLAT - A Sharp County pesticide applicator training class will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Ozarka College campus in Ash Flat.

Cedar Ridge show team wraps up busy season

November 12, 2008 NEWARK - The Cedar Ridge Livestock Show Team had a busy and successful season, with team members placing high in several categories, including at major shows such as the Mid-South Fair and the Arkan

Education Briefs

November 12, 2008 Optimists honor students The Batesville Optimist Club recently honored two students from the Midland School District as its October 2008 Teens of the Month.

Rotary seeks exchange students

November 12, 2008 Rotary Youth Exchange is looking for students interested in representing the United States as they visit foreign countries. The program is open to any student and even those who are home schooled.

Motivational speaker tells own story

November 12, 2008 Motivational speaker Bryce Humbrecht spoke at both Highland and Cave City High Schools during Red Ribbon Week as part of a joint effort between the public schools and the Sharp County Hometown Wellnes