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Ozark Foothills Literacy Project

Do you struggle with reading? Would you like to get help? We can help you improve your reading for free. We offer reading and English tutoring sessions on your schedule. We also have places available on our team if you would like to help adults in your community w/ their reading and writing skills. Call 870-793-5912 or stop by 156 3rd St. Just off Main St.


Every Tuesday

What: Joy of Living Community Bible Study

When:  Every Tues. 10-11:45

Where: West Baptist Church, 1100 N. Central Batesville

This is non-denominational class study. Close to one hundred women are enrolled and almost every local denomination is represented. This fall’s study is the book of Ruth and about Gideon. A loving nursery is provided. Everyone is invited to attend. For more details: 870-307-1342 or 870-251-6989.


Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation & Education

Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin & opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse & get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit to learn about the overdose reserving drug known as naloxone & find out its availability in your state. Addiction screenings- Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1-800-431-1754


Batesville Disabled Americans Veterans Van is looking for volunteer drivers.  Can be either male or female.  Regular driver’s license required, do not need to be a veteran.  1-2 days per month. Call Andra 870-793-8812.


 Disabled Veterans of Arkansas offers NO COST RIDES to the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock and North Little Rock.  The van runs Mon-Fri except Holidays.  Starts in Mountain View and makes pickups in Drasco, Concord, Floral, Pleasant Plains, Bald Knob, Searcy, Beebe, Cabot, and Jacksonville.  Call to schedule 870-269-4277.


Sweats for Vets VFW Post 4501 Batesville AR asking for donations of new sweats, t-shirts, and socks for Veterans residing in nursing home in the area.  Bring items to 1680 Chaney Dr. in Batesville More info call 870-612-9809


Every 3rd Monday Jan-Nov at 1:30

What: Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

When: Every 3rd Monday of the month Jan-Nov               

Where: Citizens Bank Annex building College St in Batesville


Every Tuesday starting Oct 11, 2016

What: Celebrate Recovery

When: Every Tuesday starting October 11 at 6:30pm                                             

Where: Pleasant Plains First Assembly of God 7477 Batesville Blvd in Pleasant Plains


Every Thursday at 6:30

What: Hoops Basketball Church

When: Every Thursday

Where: Family Life Center of First Church of the Nazarene Batesville

For ages 18 an up, Meet every Thursday. For more info call 870-698-1994


Jr. Pioneer Basketball Tryouts

Dates & Times @ BHS Gym

August 22nd Tues @ 3:30-5p

August 24th Thurs @ 3:30-5pm

August 25th Fri @ 3:30-5 pm

This is for all 7th, 8th, & 9th grade, males athletes intending on participating in the 2017-2018 Jr. Pioneer Basketball Season. For more info or to register contact Coach Tim Jones: Cell: 501-230-7147


TOPS Chapter #AR542

Meeting weekly on Thursday mornings @ the Ruddell Hill Baptist Church Annex Building, 805 Bethesda Rd. Batesville. Weigh-in begins @ 9am. Meeting begins @10. Take off pounds sensibly. For info contact Deborah 870-376-6848.


Church Camp

First Church in Batesville is hosting a summer church camp in June. Some family’s with more than one child cannot afford the cost. The fee is $185 per child. If you can sponsor a child, or make a donation contact Gary Britten by dropping by First Church 240 White Drive, next to Nuway cleaners in Batesville.


Road Closing

Brushy Road at South Side in Indep. County is closed to traffic Mon-Thurs between the hours of 9am & 3pm due to major road repairs.


River City Cruisers Car Club will host the Cars and Coffee event in Batesville. Come join us for car talk, and enjoy seeing interesting vehicles while sipping coffee. We meet at Burger King 2248 Harrison St. every 3rd Saturday morning of the month at 8 am, April through October. The only exception is September 16 when we will be at the Batesville Riverside Park for the River City Cruisers Car Show in conjunction with The 74th White River Water Carnival. For more information go to

Educators encouraged to apply for scholarship

Practicing educators in Arkansas public schools are encouraged to apply now for Parsons-Burnett Scholarship Grants for graduate study in 2017-2018 academic year. Grants are awarded to Arkansas public school educators with a proven academic record and at least one year of successful teaching experience. Applications are evaluated on their application statement, teaching performance & demonstrated need. For more info visit Scholarship applications due by June 15, 2017

Revival @ Pumpkin Bend Community Church

3 Day revival at Pumpkin Bend Community Church April 21, 22, & 23. 21st & 22nd services will start @ 7pm & services for Sunday morning the 23rd will start with Sunday school @ 10am & preaching @ 11. Pot luck lunch wwill be served after the Sunday morning services. 4462 Hwy 269, McRory

2017 Spring District Junior Livestock Show

April 20th & 21st @ the North Central Arkansas District Fairgrounds on LaCrosse Rd. Melbourne. All entries must be made online at by April 10th. All entries must be paid by the entry deadline & can be paid online w/ a credit card or mailed to NCA District Fair, PO Box 92, Sturkie, AR 72578


This week is National Crime Victims Rights Week

For details on events in Little Rock call Holly Meyer, Prosecuting Attorney for the 16th Judicial District @ 870-793-8825


Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Bass Tournament on Greers Ferry Lake, April 21st & 22nd

This will take place at Devil’s Fork Park @ the Tournament weigh-in Facility. Friday April 21st: Check In-3pm, Dinner-5pm. Sat. April 22nd: Breakfast& Check in-4:30am-5:30am Start-6am $1,000 up for grabs. In addition, Fayetteville Scholarship Fund has partnered with the Arkansas Youth Fishing Assoc. to provide $20,000 3in scholarships to the winner’s of the High School Fishing division through the University of Arkansas Community College of Morrilton. First Place will receive $8,000, 2nd place $6,000, and 3rd $4,000 in Scholarships. For more info or to register for this event go to


All girls can experience Girl Scout Camp @ Scouting U

This event will be May 5-7 at Camp Crossed Arrows in Floral, AR. This is a great way for girls to experience Girl Scout camp before summer camp begins! Girls have the option to camp over the weekend or attending Saturday events only. There will be a variety of badge sessions for the girls to choose from. Those attending the Saturday only workshop will have a chance to earn up to two badges. Lunch will be served for all attendees on Saturday. This event is open to Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Girl Scouts. Girls who are not yet Girl Scouts can experience camp as well! Registration deadline is April 26th. Cost for weekend campers is $30 for girls and $20 for adults & Sat. only option is $12 for girls and $5 for adults. Got to or call 800-632-6894 to register.

ACT Preparation Boot Camp

UACCB is partnering with John Baylor Prep to provide an ACT preparation boot camp. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day May 30th-June 1st & June 6th-June 8th @ UACCB. There is an optional 90 minute review day scheduled for 10 a.m. June 9th. The cost for the camp is $60. Need-based scholarships are available to reduce the cost of the camp to those who qualify. Deadline register is May 19th. Student’s planning to take the ACT June 10th must register with ACT by May 5 or May 19th with added fees. For more info or to register visit or call 870-612-2139.


30th Annual Springfest

Swing into spring with a weekend stay in the spectacular Heber Springs for the 30th Annual Springfest. This free festival packed top to bottom with great family fun, starting at noon on Friday and continuing all day Saturday. Festival home base is Spring Park, with additional events throughout the city of Heber Springs.


Good Friday April 14th

The Izard and Stone County Court House’s will be closed for recognition of good Friday.


Ticket Rally for chance to win two tickets plus $500 cash to a Cardinal/Cub game

The tickets are $10 each and the Drawing will be April 25th & you don’t have to be present to win.





Monday 17

What: Easter Monday

When: 6-8pm

Where: First Community Bank

Easter Parade, April Showers, gospel, country, old-time rock n roll, etc.


Thursday 20

What: Attorney General Mobile Office

When: 10-11:30am

Where: Indep. County Senior Citizen’s Center

The mobile office assist constituents with the consumer-related issues in filing consumer complaints & providing information about scams, identity theft, fraud and other protections


Thursday 20

What: Prescription Drug Take Back

When: 10-11:30am

Where: Indep. County Senior Citizen’s Center

Authorities will be collecting prescription medicines, over the counter medicines, vitamins, pet meds, medicated ointments & lotions, inhalers, liquids meds in glass or leak-proof containers & medicine samples. Partner: Shawn Stephens


Thursday 20

What: Optimist Orathorical Contest

When: 6:30pm

Where: Ryder Room of First Community Bank, Batesville

Winners will receive an official medallion and cash prize. The deadline to submit application in April 10th. To get an appl. Or for more info contact Chris Black 870-834-2131


Thursday 20

What: Spring Paint Night

When: 6-8pm

Where: Batesville Area Arts Council, 309 E. Main St. Batesville

Space limited. Call to register or for more info 870-793-3382


Thursday 20

What: Intro to Photoshop

When: 6-8:30 p.m.

Where- UACCB Main Campus Building, room 222

Discover the power & flexibility of designing & creating in Photoshop. Instructor Jim Krause will teach Photoshop terminology & how to use the workspace, panels, brushes, selection tools & filters. Cost is $60. Four sessions on Thursday’s. For more info or to register call 807-612-2082


Thursday 20

What: Life Skills 101

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: UACCB Row Johns Library room 802

This 12-hour coursed includes a variety of life skills including decision-making, critical thinking & problem solving, goal setting, life & stress management, budgeting & maintaining a home, staying positive in a negative world, assertiveness & more. Dr. Edward Myers & Angela Davis, instructors. 6 sessions, Thursdays. Cost $225. For more info call 870-612-2082



Friday 21

What: The White River Area Parkinson’s Support Group Seminar

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: The Josephine Raye Rogers Center, Suite B

Scheduled speakers for this event, include ones on speech & legal issues. There will also be a lady there to demonstrate a Chi Machine, which is useful in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and other health conditions. For more info call Joan Sellers 870-793-0067


Saturday 22

What: Caney Springs Cemetery Cleaning

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Caney Springs Cemetery Cleaning

The following Saturday will serves as the “in-case it rains” date. Please bring rakes, Shovels, wheel barrows, chainsaw, mowers & weed eaters. I you are unable to attend but would like to help with the expense of maintaining the cemetery grounds you may send donations to Caney Springs Cemetery Association Caren Smith P.o. Box 17 Sage, AR 72573


Saturday 22

What: First Annual Power Wheel Durby

When: 2pm

Where: Ind. County Fairgrounds

Ages 3-8 boys & girls. There will be 3 age divisions. Pre-reg. required. $10 entry fee. For more info please call 870-307-2859 or 870-612-4446


Saturday 22

What: Earth Day-Workshop for Kids

When: Pre-K-1st grade, 10:30am-11:30am, 2nd-6th grade-12pm-1pm

Where: Batesville Area Arts Council, 309 E. Main St. Batesville

Space limited. Call to register or for more info 870-793-3382


Saturday 22

What: Macy’s Stroll & Roll for Angelman Syndrome

When: 10am

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville

Rain or shine! Walk to support a cure for Angelman Syndrome. Pre-registration end April 7th- Adults/$20, Children 12 & under/ $10. For more info visit


Saturday 22

What: Humane Society Flea Market

When: 9am-4pm

Where: Sugarloaf Baptist Church, 699 Wilburn Rd, Heber Springs

Please help us out and do some spring cleaning! Bring your no longer wanted items to Sugarloaf Baptist Church on one of the following days: April 9th 2-4pm, April 13th 9-11am, April 18th 12-3pm, April 21st 10am-2pm. Please bring only items that are clean & in good condition. No large items. Items must be able to be carried by one person.


Monday 24

What: Caring for our River

When: 4:30

Where: Josie’s Steakhouse, Batesville

The friends of the North Fork & White River’s will have a special event titles “A Confluence of Science & Passion” by guest speaker Dr. Joe Nix. Makes plans nit to attend this celebration of the work we do together & share a look ahead at the challenges. This annual meeting is a recognition of the power of members & citizens acting together for the benefit of clean, healthy water in our rivers and streams. For more info call George Latus 870-307-9705


Tuesday 25

What: The Pinot Ribbon Cutting

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: The Pint, 100 E. Main St. Batesville


Wednesday 26

What: Financial Strategies for Women

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Indep. County Library

If you have ever wanted to learn about planning, then join Luanne Gregory to discuss Financial Strategies for Women. The presentation is free and open to the public.


Friday 28

What: 3rd Annual Lyon College Football Swing in the Spring Golf Tournament

When: starts at 11

Where: The Course at Eagle Mountain, Batesville

4-player team registration for the event is $400. This includes green & cart fees, a cap and season football pass for all players on the team. All money raised will go directly into the Lyon College football program to purchase alternate game helmets. For more info and to register contact Coach Ryan Morrow @ or call 870-307-8459.


Friday 28

What: Women’s Conference

When: 6-9:30 p.m.

Where: Compass Church 4440 Harrison St. Batesville

Join us for an evening of fellowship, growth, & worship as we learn how to find joy in the journey. Cost is $5.


Saturday 29

What: The Rodger’s Family Gospel Music

When: 6:30p.m.

Where: Parkview Church, 2600 N. St. Louis, Batesville, AR


Saturday 29

What: Electrical Code Update- New Code Cycle

When: 8a.m.- 5p.m.

Where: UACCB Nursing Allied Health Building, room 902

This seminar covers the most significant changes to the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC). The instructor is Terry Waldrop of Arkansas Construction Education Foundation. Bring your NEC 2017 code book for references. Course fee includes all course materials. Cost is $75. For more info call 870-612-2082.


Saturday 29

What: Picnic’N Art Festival

When: 3pm-7pm

Where: Downtown Wynn

Approximately 9 buildings will be open with artists, food, & drinks for all. The tickets will go on sale this month. They will be available from any Art Council member or @ the Chamber of Commerce Office in the Bill Thomas Tech Center. Tickets are $20. This includes food, drink, art viewing, & lots of visiting with friends.


Saturday 29

What: The Pinto Grand Opening Celebration

When: 2 p.m.

Where: The Pinto, 100 E. Main St. Batesville

There will be door prizes, face painting, a bounce house, live music, & much more


Saturday 29

What: Breakfast and Car wash Fundraiser

When: 7 a.m.-?

Where: Campground United Methodist Church, 10 Harmontown Rd. Bethesda

Breakfast is free 7-9am.




Monday 1

What: Veteran’s Memorial

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial, Ash Flat

Sharp County Judge Gene Moore would like to invite everyone out to the Veterans Memorial to honor all Purple Heart Veterans as he proclaims the county a Purple Heart County.


Tuesday 2

What: New Vision Newport Graduation Banquet

When: 6p.m.

Where: Newport Country Club

The public is cordially invited to a dinner honoring the 2016-2017 New Vision Newport Graduates. Sponsors, past graduates and the general public are encouraged to attend to congratulate the class members who have committed their time over the last eight months. Dinner is $25 per person. For reservations, send payment to 201 Hazel St. Newport, AR 72112 or call Chamber office @ 870-523-3618 no later than April 27th.


Friday 5

What: Ribbon Cutting Celebration

When: 1 p.m.

Where: No Limits Therapy Company, 2403 Harrison St, Batesville

This ribbon cutting is to celebrate their one year anniversary.


Saturday 6

What: Spring Fling Crawfish Boil

When: 11:30-2pm

Where: Masonic Lodge, 102 Blanchard St. Mnt. View

$9. Includes Crawfish, fixins, drink, & dessert. Tickets can be pre-paid. Eat in or take-out. Proceeds help sponsor local scholarships.


Tuesday 16

What: 2017 Gospel Choir Concert

When: 7:30-10p.m.

Where: Brown Chapel

Featuring The Anointed Ones and the Lyon College Choir. Admission is free



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