Concert to benefit Luke 4:18

November 12, 2009 Luke 4:18 Lives, a ministry for women with drug and alcohol addictions, will host a benefit concert from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Believers’ Community Church.Titus 3 will play at 5 p.m., followed by Rosefire, Mannafest Hymn, Worldsound and Godframe.Admission is $5, and all proceeds go to Luke 4:18. There will also be giveaways, including a $100 Walmart gift card, free months at Fitness Bootcamp Unlimited, MP3 speakers from Hastings and much more.The church is located at 3645 N. St. Louis in Batesville. For more information, visit www.Luke418lives.com.

Lyon to host DeFoore exhibition

November 12, 2009 Artist G.S. DeFoore will have an exhibition in Kresge Gallery Nov. 16-Dec. 18 with a reception and artist talk set for 5-7 p.m. Monday. DeFoore has been involved with the fine arts for much of his life. When he first began college he declared his major field of study to be painting. However, in 1974, he attended an exhibition of landscape photography featuring the work of Ansel Adams. Over the next several years, he worked in the field of fine art photography where he participated in workshops with Ansel Adams, Linda Connors and other notable photographers.

Guard troops leave Jonesboro

November 12, 2009 JONESBORO (AP) — Some 200 Arkansas National Guard troops with the 875th Engineer Battalion have left Jonesboro for training before deploying to Afghanistan.The soldiers were consolidated into the 1037th Route Clearing Company. They left Tuesday for their mobilization station at Fort McCoy, Wis. and are to deploy to Afghanistan early next year.The 1037th will join other engineering companies to form a special route-clearance task force in which they find and destroy roadside bombs.

Jingle Jangle Christmas is Saturday

November 12, 2009 MELBOURNE — Bad Boy Mowers in Melbourne will have a whole different look Saturday when the first Jingle Jangle Christmas gets under way and various vendors will be on hand to help make Christmas shopping a little easier with one-of-a-kind gifts.At the Silpada Designs counter, Shannon Cooper will be happy to assist those who have a love for everything jewelry. Tiffany Webb will host The Pampered Chef, and Gaila Holowell’s Scentsy booth will bring on the scents and smells of Christmas.“We’re really excited about the response we have had so far,” Cooper said.

Remembering the Yellowjackets: Arms recalls banner year

November 12, 2009 CHARLOTTE — It had been 24 years since the Charlotte Yellowjackets had won a tournament — well before any of the current ballplayers were even born. The 1951 Independence County Tournament was to be their last chance.The 11 young men on the senior boys team apparently took it to heart, defeating the Pleasant Plains Red Devils 76-40 in the finals, according to the Batesville Weekly Record.

School receives energy check, awarded grant

November 12, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Southside Schools will be awarded an incentive check of $15,263 from the Entergy Arkansas CitySmart Program for incorporating high efficiency lighting and geothermal heat pumps into the new Southside Elementary School, according to a news release. Entergy Arkansas’ CitySmart Program is offered to select school districts and cities to help improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.In addition to financial incentives, CitySmart provided assistance to ensure the lighting and heating systems installed by the district offered maximum efficiency.

School receives energy check, awarded grant

November 12, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Southside Schools will be awarded an incentive check of $15,263 from the Entergy Arkansas CitySmart Program for incorporating high efficiency lighting and geothermal heat pumps into the new Southside Elementary School, according to a news release. Entergy Arkansas’ CitySmart Program is offered to select school districts and cities to help improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.In addition to financial incentives, CitySmart provided assistance to ensure the lighting and heating systems installed by the district offered maximum efficiency.

Sniper mastermind executed

November 11, 2009 JARRATT, Va. — Sniper John Allen Muhammad refused to utter any last words as he was executed, taking to the grave answers about why and how he plotted the killings of 10 people that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks in October 2002.The 48-year-old died by injection at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday as relatives of the victims watched from behind glass, separated from the rest of the 27 witnesses at Greensville Correctional Center, south of Richmond.

News of Other Days

November 11, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 26, 1996. 

Berry acknowledges veterans

November 11, 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Representative Marion Berry released this statement honoring servicemen and women in uniform and their families on Veterans Day.