Service news

January 20, 2010 San Antonio — Air Force Airman Kyle M. Jurczyk graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

ASUN students honored

January 20, 2010 NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport has announced the students who were named to the Chancellor’s List and the Vice-Chancellor’s List for academic excellence in the fall 2009 semester. Students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours, excluding developmental courses, during the semester and earn a 4.0 grade point average to be named to the Chancellor’s List and a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA for the Vice-Chancellor’s List.Area students on the Chancellor’s List and taking courses at the Newport campus are: Bradford — Casey McDonald, Pamela SkinnerNewark — Lynnette Clark

NCARED board revises membership strategy

January 20, 2010 SALEM — Perhaps the old membership process wasn’t working, so the North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development Corporation board has adopted a new one.The board recently held its January working meeting in Salem and discussed revisions to the NCARED bylaws and membership strategy for 2010 and beyond, according to a news release.

Harley-Davidson tips investigators to thief

January 20, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — An Annieville resident who had stolen several thousand dollars from a homeowner called attention to himself by buying a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and riding it up and down area roads, according to Lawrence County Sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson.Sheriff’s personnel with assistance from the Ravenden Police Department arrested Colton Broadwater, 19, for theft of property and possession of a controlled substance.The arrest came after an Annieville homeowner called and reported the theft of about $27,000 on Sunday.

Lucero to perform Jan. 30 at UACCB

January 20, 2010 Memphis band Lucero, a popular country/rock band, returns Jan. 30 to perform at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. Lucero is currently on a winter tour in support of their first major label CD entitled 1372 Overton Park. Lucero in 2008 inked a four album deal with Universal Republic Records who also records 3 Doors Down, Hinder and Amy Winehouse.

Daniel’s story

January 20, 2010 LAS VEGAS — Daniel Reymore goes to numerous doctors’ appointments, has “labs” drawn several times a month, receives therapy four times a week and undergoes dialysis 11 hours a day.Yet, the 1-year-old never seems to be without a smile, said mom and Batesville native Andria Reymore. “I couldn’t ask for a more precious, tougher kid.”Soon Daniel, who was born with one kidney with nearly no function, will be one step closer to receiving a new one, and it will come from someone who knows him all too well — his mom.

News of Other Days

January 19, 2010 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 4, 1997.

Art winners announced

January 19, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Center announces the award winners and accepted artists for the 52nd Annual Delta Exhibition, on view Jan. 29-March 14.Juror Martha Tedeschi, curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, chose 51 works for the exhibition and selected the Grand Award, Delta Awards and Honorable Mentions.

Woman to mark 95th birthday

January 19, 2010 Mildred Elms of Batesville will celebrate her 95th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church fellowship hall.The reception will be hosted by her children, Mac Elms of Pine Bluff, Doris House and Flora Carey, both of Batesville, and Granville Elms of Nederland, Texas; and her grandchildren.She requests no gifts, but cards would be welcome.

Cookie sales begin

January 19, 2010 Thousands of Girl Scouts in the state have begun taking Girl Scout cookie orders. The Girl Scout cookie program, an American tradition for nearly 90 years, kicked off on Jan. 9 and will continue through mid March, with booth sales beginning Feb. 19.This year customers can choose from eight varieties of Girl Scout cookies, including a new selection, Thank U Berry Munch. The traditional favorites are Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Samoas, Dulce de Leche, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils. All the cookies contain zero grams of trans fat.