• This Day In History…

    Today is Monday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2013. There are 323 days left in the year.

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  • Mayor proclaims National Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

    Seven-month-old Nataley Jones of Batesville watches along with her mother, Sarah Jones, as Mayor Rick Elumbaugh signs a document proclaiming this week as National Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week on Thursday. The infant was found to have the disease soon after she was born when …

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  • Batesville man sentenced to 35 years – ‘Ringleader’ among 22 indicted in ‘Operation Meilke Way’

    A Batesville man and “ringleader” of a large-scale drug-trafficking organization was sentenced to 35 years in prison without parole this week by a U.S. district judge. Twenty-seven-year-old Jorge Rojas-Olivera of Batesville and  Michael Meilke, 38, of Bradford were among 22 people indicted and arrested in …

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  • Three charged with shoplifting

    Three people have been cited for allegedly shoplifting a variety of clothing items valued at $118 from the Batesville Walmart store Wednesday morning. Charged in the incident are Laci D. Jones, 21, of Melbourne, and Joshua A. Gordon, 23, and Alexa C. Gordon, 22, both …

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  • ‘Mega Force’ on a mega mission

    Can crusher. Bat breaker. Steel bender and shredder of the Yellow Pages. Steve Carrier knows how to get attention and he had just that from a few hundred West Magnet Elementary students last week who — with their shrieks of excitement encouraged by Carrier — …

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  • ATV pursuit ends in capture

    The driver of a stolen four-wheeler who ran from police early this morning was eventually caught in a wooded area near Pleasant Plains, according to Deputy Wayne Green. Green said he was patrolling on Humphrey Drive around 1:30 a.m. when he met a man, later …

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  • ‘Silent No More’ dinner tickets, sponsorships now available

    Family Violence Prevention of Batesville is looking to be “Silent No More” with its upcoming “Dine to End Domestic Abuse” fourth annual dinner and silent auction on April 26. Tickets are currently on sale and are $85 each, $425 for a table of six and …

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  • Senate approves changes in Ark. death penalty law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate on Thursday approved revising a lethal injection law that the state Supreme Court threw out last year, and Gov. Mike Beebe said he’ll sign it despite his own objections to the death penalty. On a 33-0 vote, senators …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 1, 1993.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Several men pose on a #2823 train engine at the Batesville depot around 1910. One or more could be from the Holmes family, since both Morgan Holmes and Hubert Holmes worked locally for the railroad. For those who have memories of train travel and those who …

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  • Area students receive funds to Lyon

    Mason Neaville and Kirstin Brown of Batesville have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and awarded an Honors Day scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community, according to a news …

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  • Cave City Bass Club to meet

    The Cave City Bass Club’s first meeting of the year will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Citizens Bank Annex across College Street from Citizens main bank in Batesville, said spokesman Ron Watkins. “We’ll draw up the (2013) schedule and elect a new tournament …

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