News of Other Days

November 16, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 2, 1996.

‘Nutcracker’ set for this weekend

November 16, 2009 North Arkansas Dance Theatre will present the fifth annual “Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Independence Hall. NADT will add to its first four years’ performances with the addition of Dr. E.T. Jones of Batesville playing the part of Opah. Jones is 94 years old and takes ballroom dance lessons at the Batesville Ballet, Etc. He will be the elderly grandfather who presides over the Christmas festivities and takes a spin on the dance floor with his nurse played by Hannah Paulson.

Cane carvers offer leg up to wounded veterans

November 16, 2009 ROGERS (AP) — Jo  McKenzie burned a personal message into a cane she was making for Luther Burnam Jr. of Panhandle, Texas: “Don’t sneeze.”“Every time I sneezed, they shot me,” Burnam, a Vietnam veteran with five Purple Hearts, had told McKenzie’s husband, Stan.Burnam told the couple he had been shot five times.

Guard collecting food, other items for John 3:16, Luke 4:18

November 16, 2009 It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard.As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte and Luke 4:18 Lives, located on Swaim Hill Road near Southside. During the months of October and November, those who bring in five or more nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies or paper supplies will receive $5 off a three-month or more subscription of the Guard. The offer is valid for both new and renewal subscriptions. This special offer ends Nov. 30.

State won’t fight payment to man shot by trooper

November 16, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police officials say they will not fight a $750,000 award to a man who was shot in the back by a trooper, but it will be up to state lawmakers to pay the bill.The state Claims Commission ruled that trooper James Kelloms III wrongly shot Wesley Don Yandell of Pearcy, leaving him paralyzed.“We still feel like our officer did nothing wrong,” the head of the state police, Col. Winford Phillips, told legislators during an Oct. 12 Claims Review Subcommittee meeting. “We respectfully disagree with the commission.”

Interventional cardiologist available at Newport

November 16, 2009 Interventional cardiologist Dr. Qaisar Khan is expanding his practice to include seeing patients at Newport Diagnostic Medical Clinic. Khan will be available to see patients twice each month in Newport. Patients are accepted by referral from the patients’ primary care physician.Khan specializes in treating patients with heart disease. His practice includes offering cardiac consultation, stress testing, cholesterol management, management of irregular heartbeat and congestive heart failure as well as other heart conditions.

UACCB hires aviation instructor, testing assistant

November 16, 2009 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has hired a new instructor in the aviation program as well as a new testing assistant, officials have announced.Lyle Lane is the new aviation maintenance instructor for Doyle “Rog” Rogers Jr., Aviation Maintenance program.

‘Equalizer’ star Woodward dies at 79

November 16, 2009 LONDON (AP) — Edward Woodward, the star of films including “Breaker Morant” and “The Wicker Man,” died today. He was 79.Woodward, who starred as “The Equalizer” on television, died in a hospital in Cornwall after an illness, said Janet Glass of the Eric Glass Ltd. agency in London.He won an Emmy Award in 1990 for “Remembering World War II” and a Golden Globe in 1987 for “The Equalizer,” which ran for 88 episodes from 1985 to 1989 on the U.S. network CBS.

WBC crowns king, queen

November 16, 2009 Walnut Ridge — Williams Baptist College seniors Casey Winstead and Casey Jo Schatzley were crowned Homecoming King and Queen, respectively, at WBC Saturday. The coronation was part of Homecoming-Parents Day festivities at the college.Schatzley, who is from Paragould, is majoring in mid-level math and science education. She graduated from Paragould High School. Winstead, of Jacksonville, is majoring in Christian ministries. He is a Parkview High School graduate.

Holiday event to be Saturday

November 16, 2009 A “Vendor Blender” Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ramada Inn Conference Room.Vendors include: Scentsy Candles, Premiere Jewelry, Signature Home Styles, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Unique HairBows, For Your Pleasure, Silpada Design, Stacy Pretty Photography, Mary Kay, Saving Face, BeautiControl and Milligan’s Market.There will be door prizes and giveaways.