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June 2014

The Humane Society of Independence County

will be offering monthly dog dip/baths the first Saturday of June, July, August and September at the shelter facility which is located at #5 Environmental Dr. in Batesville.  The Humane Society invites everyone to bring their dogs down this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get them bathed and/or dipped, and ready for the summer flea/tick season! Donations are accepted and help the shelter fund these events. We will also have a vaccination clinic from  10 a.m. until noon, so if you are needing to get your furry friends their vaccinations, etc., come by and see Dr. Nanci Solis!  For more information, call the shelter office at (870) 793-0090.

 

Good for use thru Month of June

What: Summer Cereal Drive

When: all day

Where: W&W Ford and the Optimus Club of Searcy, W&W Ford is the drop off location in Searcy

What Else: Items needed are dry cereal, pop tarts, oatmeal breakfast bars, cream of wheat, etc.

 

The Independence County Library's Summer Reading Program in Batesville, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" begins now thru Thursday, July 31st. For details call the library at 870-793-8814.

 

Good for use now to July 31st (closed July 4th)

What: 2nd Chance at Life Meal Program Monday – Friday

When: Breakfast 8 am – 9 am; Lunch 11 am – 12 pm

Where: Cedar Ridge High School Cafeteria

What Else: Children 18 and under eat Free. If an adult brings a child they will eat free too.

 

Good for use thru June to Wednesday, 07/30/14

What: The Independence County Library Children's Story Time

When: Ages 3-5 at 10 am, and ages 6 and up will be at 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: Call the Library for more information 870-793-8814

 

Good for use thru June to August

What: United Way of Independence County Needs Your Pledge and Donation

When: Now thru August

Where: Just text "PLEDGE" to 870-307-1406 and you will receive an immediate response or stop by any Centennial, Citizens, First Community, Merchants and Planters or Southern Bank locations in Batesville. No donation is too small.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/19/14

What: The Independence/Jackson Counties Cattleman's Meeting

When: 6 pm

Where: At the University of Arkansas Livestock & Forestry Research Station located on Highway 106 between Bethesda and Cushman.

What Else: There will be a tour followed by a meal and formal presentation at the Main Administration Building at the Research Station. If you know of candidates for the Arkansas Beef Princess, please get them ready.  Applications will be accepted in July.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/20/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 2 pm – 6 pm

Where: Harps Food Store, 1740 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/20/14

What: Ms. Danielle's Peace, Love, and Dance Recital

When: 6:30 pm

Where: at John 3:16's new multi-purpose building at 75 Holmes Road in Charlotte, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-612-0274

 

Good for use thru Friday 06/20 to Saturday 06/21/14

What Ajra Rodeo Leslie Homecoming Rodeo

When: 8 pm

Where: Leslie Arkansas Downtown Arena

What Else: For more information or to enter any event call 870-213-7414

 

Good for use thru Friday, Saturday, Sunday 06/20-06/22/14

What: World Fast Draw Index Championship

When: Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Admission is $2 per person. There will be a food vendor onsite. For more information visit www.FastDraw.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Legal Aid of Arkansas Board of Directors to Meet

When: 10 am

Where: At the Newport Airport Terminal Building, 3800 North Operations Drive, Newport, AR

What Else:  The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 1-800-9-LAW AID (1-800-952-9243)

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 12 pm – 4 pm

Where: Stanley Wood Chevrolet, 1674 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Softball That's My Game, The Annual Tyler Lewis Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament

When: 8 am

Where: Pleasant Plains, AR High School Ball Fields

What Else:  Age Division: Eligible for High School Ball 2014-2015. Entry Fee is $150 per team. To register call 501-230-0558 or 501-283-0953.  All proceeds go to a graduating Midland Senior.  We are still looking for more teams to register.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: The Beatles Tribute featuring Danny Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra

When: 7 pm

Where: Landers Theater on Main Street in Batesville

What Else: Tickets are $15 and available at The Batesville Chamber, Citizens Bank, Merchant and Planters Bank and First Community Bank

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Gospel Jam

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1915 Batesville Blvd., Batesville, AR

What Else:  For more information call 870-307-5554 admission is free.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/21/14

What: Lace, Loops, and Laughter: Beginner's Tatting Workshop

When: 9 am – 1 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan, AR

What Else: Registration Fee $15, please bring a sack lunch.  To register call the Park 870-878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/22/14

What: Old Independence Regional Museum Seminar on Shaker Furniture and Religion

When: 2 pm

Where: Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, AR.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23/14

What: Independence County Conservation District Sheep and Goat Meeting

When: on Saturday, June 28th, registration begins at 8:30 am, first session begins at 9 am

Where: at the U of A Livestock and Forestry Experiment Station near Bethesda

What Else: RSVP no later than 06/23/14. Lunch will be provided. To register call 870-793-4164 ext. 3 or email ricki.gilbert@arnacdnet.net

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Vacation Bible School for ages 4 - Teens

When: 6 pm Dinner for kids, Class 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Where: Flippo Chapel MBC, 715 Floral Road, Pleasant Plains, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-307-2582

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/23 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Vacation Bible School A Backyard Kids Club

When: 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: Brownsville Baptist Church at Hwy 92 and Brownsville Road in Greers Ferry, AR

What Else: Grades 1 thru 6, for more information call 501-825-8459

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 4 pm

Where: UACCB, 2005 White Drive, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25/14

What: Independence County Conservation District Cover Crop Workshop

When: Monday, 06/30/14, registration begins at 9:30 am, first session at 10 am

Where: At the Oil Trough Community Center in Oil Trough, AR

What Else: Lunch will be provided.  RSVP no later than 06/25/14, call 870-793-4164 ext. 3.

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 06/25 to Friday, 06/27/14

What: Archeology Camp Kids 8 to 12 years to age

When: 9 am – 3 pm each day

Where:  Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else:  Camp Fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, contact 870-892-4708 for more information and to register

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/26/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 12 pm – 5 pm

Where: Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/26/14

What: The Batesville Area Radio Club and HAM Radio meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: at First Community Bank, the Community Room, Batesville,  AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27/14

What: Habitat for Humanity opening of its store in Batesville

When: This Summer

Where: 392 Harrison Street

What Else: They are accepting donations now, to schedule a pick up call Shalyn Carlile at 870-793-1999 or info@independencehabitat.org

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27/14

What: Annual White River Carnival Press Conference

When: 9 am

Where: The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/27 to Saturday, 06/28/14

What: Cave City Watermelon Pageant sponsored by the Watermelon Festival Committee and Living Spaces of Batesville

When: Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am

Where: Cave City High School Cafeteria, Cave City, AR

What Else:  For more information call Carolyn Wommack 870-307-8030. To be eligible for competition a contestant must be a full-time resident of one of the following counties:  Sharp, Independence, Lawrence, Fulton, or Izard. Entry fee is $20 for the beauty division, photogenic fee is $5 each. There are several divisions of competition. 

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: Strawberry Fire Department Fireworks Display, seeking donations

When: Now

Where: Strawberry Ball Field, Strawberry, AR

What Else:  For more information call Fire Chief Stan Mayland at 870-307-8414.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: By His Grace

When: 6 pm

Where: Parkview Baptist Church, 2600 North St. Louis Street, Batesville

What Else:  Free admission, love offering will be received. For more information call 870-307-1815

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28 to Sunday, 06/29/14

What:  Batesville Area Radio Club Field Day

When: Sat., 1 pm to Sun. 1 pm

Where: at 355 Radio Tower Road, turn south off Hwy 15 at the Independence/Cleburne County Line

What Else: "Hams" will demonstrate various capabilities of Amateur Radio using only emergency power, sending messages in many forms and they can help you get on the air. For more information go to http://barchams.org/

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/29/14

What: A Burn-Out Shower for Marsha and Darrell Vest who lost everything in a house fire

When: 2 pm

Where: Fairgrounds Building in Melbourne, AR

What Else: It will be a drop-in shower.

 

Good for use thru Monday, 06/30/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Southside High School, 70 Scott Drive, Batesville, AR

 

July 2014

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/03 to Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Old Time Gathering on the Square Fourth of July Celebration

When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: Mountain View, AR

What Else: Live music, special sidewalk sales, door prizes, street dance, parade (10 am), kids' games, horseshoe pitching contest, church service, float entries, BBQ Cook Off. For more information or to enter any of these events call Mary Jane 870-269-5955 or Janell 870-269-6777.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Independence Day Celebration Mt. View

When: Go online to find the time

Where: Fireworks at the Fairgrounds, Mt. View, AR

What Else: Call 870-269-8068 or www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/04/14

What: Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade and Celebration

When: Parade starts at 10 am with the line starting at 9:15 am

Where: Downtown Horseshoe Bend, AR

What Else: Sign-up sheets to be in the parade are at the Chamber of Commerce Office.  Stay for lunch after the parade and Ice Cream Social. Enjoy fireworks over the Bend at dusk shot from Turkey Mountain Golf Course. If you would like to be a sponsor go to http://www.123contactform.com/form-983929/Event-Registration-Form

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 11 am – 7 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 07/10/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Edwards Commons, 2300 Highland Road in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/11/14

What: Hollow Vessels Embellished with Carving & Texture Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for three-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $10-$50. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 07/12/14

What: Bad Boy Splash & Dash (Multi-sport event swim/run event for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project)

When: 9 am

Where: Lyon College, Batesville, AR

What Else: Open to kids ages 5-18 and adults 19 .  Athletes can pick up race packets between 7 am – 8 am.  The first heat will begin at 9 am.  The cost of the event is $20 until July 11th and $25 on race day.  Call the Literacy Project for more information.  To register call 870-793-5912 or go to info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Monday, 07/14/14

What:  Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 1 pm – 5 pm

Where: First United Methodist Church, 615 East Main Street in Batesville, AR

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Friday, 07/18/14

What: Native American Style Baskets Turned on a Lathe Class

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition for four-day class is $250 plus materials fee of $100. To register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Thursday, 07/17/14

What: Adventure Camp for Kids 8 – 12 years of age

When: 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Davidsonville Historic State Park, 7953 Hwy 166 South, Pocahontas, AR

What Else: Camp fees are $25 per day or $75 for all three days, to register call 870-892-4708

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/15 to Saturday, 07/19

What: Independence County Fair

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6 pm – 10:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 6 pm – 10:30 pm and Saturday Matinee is at 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: $15 Armbands Tues., Wed., Thurs.; $20 Armbands Fri. and Sat.; Saturday Matinee $12

 

Good for use thru Friday, 07/18/14

What: Entries for the Fulton County Fair

When: July 28 – August 2

Where: Salem, Arkansas

What Else: Entries are being accepted at the fair office. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:30 am – 4 pm. The  Creative Arts and Livestock Rules and Entry Books are on the fair website, www.fultoncountyfair.org and get a complete entry list of exhibits and enter online or call 870-895-5565 deadline to register is Friday, 07/18/14.

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 07/22 to Saturday, 07/26/14

What: Constructing Your Own Ukulele Class (Five-Day Class)

When: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $300 plus materials fee of $165 (mahogany) or $270 (Koa-wood), to register go to www.arkansascraftschool.org or call 870-269-8397.

 

August

Good for use thru Sunday, 08/03/14

What: Lyon College Student Orientation Advising Registration Program (SOAR) Required for all Freshmen

When: Students will need to complete the online check list by Sunday, August 3rd

Where: Students can register online at www.lyon.edu/SOAR .

What Else: For more information call Manning at 870-307-7416 or email josh.manning@lyon.edu.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 08/09/14

What: Youth Talent Show

When: 6 pm

Where: Izard County Fairgrounds

What Else: We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians, groups, comedians, ventrilaquists, and cheerleading groups to participate. Open to all acts ages 10 to 21. For more information call Joe at 870-373-3876. Entry forms may be found at www.izardcofair.org/

 

September

Good for use thru Saturday, 09/13/14

What: GLOW Afterglow 5k

When: 9:30 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else: To register go to www.afterglowrace.com

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 09/25/2014

What: The John Herman Hickman Foundation Golf Classic

When: ?

Where: The Court at Eagle Mountain, Batesville, AR

What Else: Contact Wiley Osborn at 870-793-1508 or wosborne@pecofoods.com

 

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