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.

Latin choir to perform tonight

January 19, 2010 The Lyon College Convocations Committee will present “An Evening of Traditional Latin Liturgical Music” by the Cherokee Village Latin Mass Community Choir at 7:30 tonight in the Brown Chapel narthex.This free lecture-performance will include various ancient liturgical music pieces that have been carefully preserved, not just for the ecclesiastical community, but as part of our spiritual, musical and cultural heritage.

Democrats to discuss fees

January 19, 2010 The Democratic Central Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Citizens Bank Annex in Batesville. The agenda includes discussion of filing fees and representation for unrepresented areas in Independence County.

Ozarka approved for evening, weekend LPN program

January 19, 2010 Melbourne — On Jan. 14, the Arkansas State Board of Nursing approved Ozarka College’s proposal for an evening and weekend licensed practical nursing program. This 11-month program will take place at Ozarka College’s main campus in Melbourne and is set to begin in August.

Near head-on crash ends in arrest

January 19, 2010 As he took to the ditch to avoid a head-on collision Thursday afternoon, an Independence County deputy said he saw the other driver run off the opposite side of the road while huffing on a can of compressed air.Deputy Shawn Stephens said around 4:15 p.m. he was driving on Sanders Road, just north of Main Street in Sulphur Rock, when he met a car traveling in his lane of traffic.“As the vehicle came by me it ran off on the shoulder of the road on the other side and I saw the driver of the car with a can of air duster stuck in his mouth, huffing on it as he was driving.”