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Big Foot Connections

NORFORK — The focal point in Clifford LaBrecque’s home isn’t a fireplace, big- screen TV or scenic view: It’s a life-size replica of Big Foot. Labrecque’s curiosity over the “large wild-man creature” dates back to when he was around 11 and was a “poor as hell” Michigan youth. “I remember the hunters talking about a wild man,” which he said …

In Other News

Dispatch may relocate: 911 going to college?

It isn’t in writing yet, but Independence County’s still-yet-to-be-formed 911 dispatch department may be making a move to the University …

Pulling knife on officer ends in arrest

Frankie A. Watkins said he was opening a package of beef jerky with his knife when the car he was …

C-Ridge student signs with Lyon

  A Cedar Ridge High School senior recently made his intentions known. Blake Caldwell has accepted a scholarship to join …

Driver in fatal crash sentenced to 12 years

WALNUT RIDGE  — The driver who crashed into a bridge at Jesup, killing a Cave City woman, then fled the …

Road closed for repair

CAVE CITY — Flat Rock Road, approximately 1,000 feet from the intersection of Peter Martin Hill Road, at Cave City …

Sweet makers sought

Old Independence Regional Museum will hold a Valentine’s Day contest fundraiser to raise money for operations. “Love Bites” will take …

Singing to be held Saturday

CAVE CITY — The Spring River Association Singing will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church, located …

News of Other Days

Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 13, 2003.

Sports

2 Pioneers, BHS coach named in all-star teams

Two Batesville players and a coach from fall sports have been named to rosters of the Arkansas High School Coaches …

Scots struggle while winning big

The Lyon College basketball teams swept St. Louis College of Pharmacy in American Midwest Conference contests Thursday night in Becknell …

Cave City crushes Gosnell in 4A-3

CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen crushed the Gosnell Lady Pirates 49-29 and improved to 7-2 in the 4A-3 …

BJHS girls rally for bounce-back win

The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers rebounded in more ways than one Thursday night in Pioneer Gym. Down 41-36 going into …

Southside bowlers finish third in tourney at Mountain Home

MOUNTAIN HOME — Southside’s high school bowling teams finished third in each division of the Norfork Invitational Tournament at  Driftwood …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 23 – Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Enos hired as Hogs’ offensive coordinator

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Much like Bret Bielema before him, Dan Enos couldn’t resist the chance to take on the Southeastern …

Sports Briefs

Pro football FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both …