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May 2014

FOR AREA RESIDENTS WHO HAVE FOUND POSSIBLE DEBRIS FROM THE RECENT DEVASTATING TORNADOS, WRD ENTERTAINMENT IS SETTING UP A COLLECTION BOX AT OUR STUDIOS at 920 HARRISON, SUITE C, BATESVILLE, AR.  IF YOU FIND PICTURES, PAPER, OR KEEPSAKES THAT ARE POSSIBLY FROM THE VILONIA or Mayfield AREA, DROP THEM BY THE STUDIOS AND ON FRIDAY, MAY 23RD, WE'LL SEND THE COLLECTED ITEMS TO THE CITY OF VILONIA.

 

Survivors can register online at WWW.DISASTERASSISTANCE.COM or VIA Smartphone M.FEMA.GOV

 

Good for use thru Monday, 05/19/14 – Sunday, 06/01/14

What: Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camp for Grades 4 through 9

When: 8 am – Noon each weekday

Where: Call Camp Director, Dave King for more information about camp registration and operation at 870-307-3058

 

Good for use Now – May 26 Monday

What: Stone County Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

When: Monday 26 @ 11:45 - Noon

Where: Military Memorial in front of Stone County Court house

 

Good for use Now – June 2

What: Musicians play with other jammers

When: June 2 Monday @ 7pm

Where: First Community Bank – Community Room

Whatelse:  Call Ed Casper for info 870-307-0258

 

Good for use thru Friday 5/23

What: Pocahontas Disaster Recovery  Center

When: will close at 7pm Saturday

Where: Pocahontas

Whatelse:  FEMA Helpline is 800-621-FEMA 800-621-3362.

 

Good for use 22-23 Thurs and Fri       

What: Independence County Swim Team Summer Registration

When:   Afternoons this week 5pm – 6:30pm

Where:  Lyon College Pool located in the Becknell Gymnasium.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 05/22/14

What: Flatwoods Baptist Church Blood Drive for American Red Cross

When: 1 pm – 6 pm

Where: Family Life Center, 2709 East Main Street, Mountain View, AR

What Else: To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: FlatwoodsBapt

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 05/22/14

What: the Batesville Area Radio Club/Ham Radio Meeting

When: 7 pm

Where: First Community Bank's Community Room, Batesville

What Else: For more information call Cynthia 870-793-6479

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Noon to 5 pm

Where: Wal-Mart, 3150 Harrison Street in Batesville

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14

What: Volleyball Game and Star Program/Meteor Shower

When: Game at 3 pm, Meteor Shower at 10 pm

Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else:  870-878-6595 for more information

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14

What: The North Arkansas Dance Theatre presents "Little Red Riding Hood and Other TAILS from The Wood"

When: 7 pm

Where: in Melbourne at Ozarka College

What Else: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14 to Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Arkansas State Sporting Clays Championship

When: Contact 877-GO-DELTA, or go to www.deltashootingsports.com for itinerary

Where: Delta Resort & Spa, 8624 Bucksducks Road, Tillar, AR 71670

What Else:  $15,500 Prize purse

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/23/14 to Monday, 05/26/14

What: Davidsonville Historic State Park is offering a variety of things for the weekend for friends and family

When:  Call for time 870-892-4708

Where: Located at the edge of the Ozark Mountains, Davidsonville Historic Park is on Hwy 166 South, 15 minutes southwest of Pocahontas.

What Else: There are primitive tent sites and Class A sites with hookups.  We also offer boat rentals for Trapper Lake.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 10 am – 3 pm

Where: Wal-Mart, 3150 Harrison Street in Batesville

 

Good for use thru 05/24/14

What: Big Springs Cemetery Decoration/Homecoming

When: Saturday, 05/24/14 10:30 am singing and preaching

Where: Rosebud and Big Springs Road, Newnata, Stone County, AR

What Else: If you have a loved one buried in the cemetery, we need donations for the upkeep and mowing.  For information call 870-746-4024

 

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Civil War Cannon Demonstration, Critter Lunch, Nature Center Open, Evening Kayak Tour

When: Cannon at 1:30 pm, Critter Lunch 2 pm, Nature Center Open 2 pm – 4 pm, 6:30 pm, Evening Kayak Tour

Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else:  870-878-6595 for more information

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Fulton County Homecoming Festival 5K Race Features Online Entry

When: Registration and check-in 7 am – 7:30 am, race starts at 8 am

Where: Salem, AR, north side of the Court Square

What Else: Registration is available at www.register-wizard.com/events/applepierun/register The entry fee is $15. For those who do not have internet, a paper entry form can be obtained by calling 870-895-5565.  Entry fee day of race is $20.  Late registration will be accepted between 6:45 am – 7:30 am. For more information call Sherry Jackson 870-895-6226 or Holly Pate at 870-895-6209.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Fulton County Homecoming Festival Parade

When: Kiddie Parade at 12 Noon, Parade at 1 pm

Where: Fulton Square downtown

What Else: Call Janie Flynn 870-895-3207 for more information and to pre-register for parade and get parade routes

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Dinner, Dance, and Silent Auction for the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation

When: 6:30 pm

Where: The Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville, AR

What Else: Tickets are $25 per person.  Dinner will be provided by John 3:16 Ministries plus Pres Ellis and The Lockhouse Band will perform for all to enjoy.  The funds from the event will go to the cause of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood or the National SUDC Program.  Tickets can be purchased from the WRD Entertainment studios at 920 Harrison Street, Suite C in Batesville.  For more information please contact www.taylormckeen.com and the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation on facebook.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Faith Tabernacle Church in Mountain View, AR a free pancake breakfast

When: 7 am – 10 am

Where: 107 Riggsville Drive, Mountain View, Ar

 

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Youth Ranches "Bug Run"

When: Registration from 4 pm – 6 pm, Dinner at 6 pm – 7 pm

Where: 100 St. Vincent Place, Batesville

What Else: Rebel Creed is hosting the "Bug Run", with a family cookout and live music by Blue Sky. Ride out is at 7 pm $15 for 1st target, and $5 for an extra one.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24/14

What: Concord Fire Department Fundraiser and Cookout

When: 11 am

Where: Concord City Park, 75 Central Avenue, Concord, AR

What Else: Pie auction, pulled port sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, slaw, beans and drinks.  Entertainment is live music and two bouncy houses.  Donations are welcome. For more information call 870-668-6324

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/24, and Sunday 05/25/14

What: Tatting Basics taught by Becky Holden

When:  Call for class time 870-269-8397

Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR

What Else: Tuition is $100 to register www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Introduction to Geocaching, Nature Center Open, Nature Scavenger Hunt

When: Geocaching at 10 am, Nature Center 12 pm – 2 pm, Scavenger Hunt at 3 pm

Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else: 870-878-6595 for more information

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Annual Memorial Day Service

When: 11 am followed by a potluck dinner on the grounds

Where: Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery on Hwy 58 West (Guion Road), Melbourne, AR

What Else: Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery can be mailed to: Reeves Cemetery Association, 127 North Spring St., Melbourne, AR 72556.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Annual Memorial Day Service at the Alderbrook Cemetery

When: 2 pm

Where: Desha, AR

What Else: All are invited to attend. For more information call 870-251-2634

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Civil War on the Sylamore

When: 6 pm

Where: Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-269-3851 or www.OzarkFolkCenter.com

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 05/25/14

What: Maple Springs Cemetery Memorial Service

When: 2 pm

Where: Maple Springs Cemetery, Oil Trough, AR

What Else: For more information call 870-264-3221

 

Good for use thru Monday, 05/26/14

What: The Sharp County Courthouse will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

When: Memorial Day

Where: in Ash Flat, AR

What Else: By Judge Brown

 

Good for use thru Tuesday, 05/27/14

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: 1 pm – 6 pm

Where: White River Medical Center, 1710 Harrison Street in Batesville

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 05/29/14

What: Independence County Senior Citizens Sponsored BBQ Dinner

When: Lunch 11 am – 2 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Where: 1590 College Street Senior Center, Batesville

What Else: BBQ Sandwich, baked beans, slaw, cookie, and drink for $6

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/30/11

What: Bringing Awareness to Independence County About Mental Health, by Health Resources of Arkansas, a Division of Alternative Opportunities

When: 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: 1325 East Main Street, Batesville, AR, at Old Kelly Wyatt's Restaurant

What Else: Tickets are $5 for a bowl of chili, drink and dessert.  For more information call  Ashley 870-307-2465

 

 

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/30 and Saturday, 05/31/14

What: The North Arkansas Dance Theatre presents "Little Red Riding Hood and Other TAILS from The Wood"

When: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 6 pm

Where: in Batesville at Brown Chapel, Lyon College

What Else: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

 

Good for use thru Friday, 05/30, thru Sunday, 06/01/14

What: Arkansas Craft School Sustainability Weekend by the County's Famous Cooks

When: Lunch served from 12 pm – 1 pm each day, dinner Saturday night served from 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Where: At Tomahawk Creek Farm in Stone County, 10 miles southeast of Mountain View.

What Else: Cost for lunch is $12 each day, dinner cost is $25.  You will need to purchase meals at least three days in advance.  Call the Craft School 870-269-8397 or visit www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/31 – 06/01/2014

What: Arkansas Craft School announces Sustainability Weekend

When: Presented by the Arkansas Craft School, all day: crafts, lunch, dinner, you will need reservations for lunch and dinner

Where: 110 East Main St., Mountain View, AR

What Else: Contact for reservations 870-269-8397 or visit www.arkansascraftschool.org

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/31/14

What: Championship Bull Riding returns to Salem

When: 7:30 pm Kids Calf Scramble and Mutton Busting, 8 pm Bull Riding

Where: The Fulton County Fair, Hwy 62 West in Salem, AR 72576

What Else: Admission is $12 for teens and adults; $5 for children age 5-12. Contact 870-895-5565, the contestants should contact Cline Hall at 501-412-3644.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 05/31/14

What: Fox Fun Fest

When: 10 am – 8 pm

Where: Fox Community Park, Fox, AR

What Else: Parade, softball, craft vendors, music, waterslide, street dance, food. Admission is free.

 

June 2014

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/01/14

What: June Singing/Pot Luck

When: Just show up, this event has happened every June 1st since the early 1800's.

Where: At Lee's Chapel Cemetery Sandtown Road, Batesville at the church next to cemetery

What Else:  People come from different states to the event. For donations to the cemetery go to Citizens Bank (Main Bank) and please put your name on the deposit to Lee's Cemetery Sandtown Road, Batesville, or send them to Jim Hasting #7 Hasting Circle, Batesville 307-2455 or Doris O'Neill 4445 Sandtown Road, 283-5242.

 

Good for use thru Sunday, 06/01/14

What: Ozark Foothills Literacy project to Hold Tutor Training Workshop

When: 2:30 pm

Where: Literacy Project Office, 608 Water Street, Batesville, AR

What Else: Please call 870-793-5912 or email info@literacyindependence.org

 

Good for use thru Friday 06/06 – Saturday 06/07/14

What: Annual Portfest Festival

When: Friday Blackfoot band performs at 7 pm, Marshall Tucker Band at 8:30 pm; Saturday Four West will perform at 5:30 pm, and Jon Pardi is performing at 7 pm

Where: Portfest is held on the banks of the White River at Jacksonport State Park, three miles north of Newport off Hwy 69.

What Else: Kids six and under get in free.  Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets.  Coolers are welcome but there will be a $10 cooler fee at the gate.  Free parking, for more information go to www.portfest.org

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/06/14

What: The Chamber Golf Classic

When: Call Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce for starting time

Where: Batesville, AR

What Else: Register online with your member number Allison.phelps@mybatesville.org or call Allison 870-793-2378

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/07/14

What: Boots & Bling Cattlemen's Thing, Dinner, and Dancing

When: 6:30 pm

Where: The Cleburne County Fairgrounds

What Else: Tickets $50 each.  Ryan Couron will play to support the Cleburne  County Cattlemen's scholarship fund.  For more information call 501-206-1429.  Reserve your ticket by May 29th.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/07/14

What: Genealogy Workshop

When: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: Powhatan Historic State Park

What Else: Fee $10, please bring a sack lunch or plan to visit a local restaurant.  To register call 870-878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/07/14

What: Annual Highway to Heaven Poker Run

When: 10 am last bike in at 2 pm

Where: Riverside Park, Batesville, AR, Pavilion #2

What Else: Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served at no cost to riders and passengers.  Riders $10/Passenger $5.  One with best poker hand will win $100.  For more information please call 870-613-2942.

 

Good for use thru Thursday, 06/12/14

What: Habitat for Humanity of Independence County "Home Is Where The Heart Is", annual banquet and silent auction

When: 6 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm

Where: at Landers Theater, 322 East Main, Batesville, AR

What Else: Tickets $25 per person, & $300 per corporate table of 8

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/13/14

What: Batesville Area Arts Council's Annual Summer Celebration and Silent Auction, Dinner, Drinks and live music

When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 424 East Main Street in Batesville

What Else: Tickets are $40 each in advance, $45 at the door and are available at Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, Batesville Chamber, Carlee's Hallmark and the BAAC Gallery at 226 East Main Street.  For more information call 870-793-3382 or baac@suddenlinkmail.com

 

Good for use thru Friday, 06/13/14

What: PECO Foods Presents the John H. Hickman Foundation Trap Tournament

When: Call the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce for time 870-793-2378

Where: At the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex, Batesville, AR

What Else: Teams consist of five shooters and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each flight. Team Registration is $300, Individual Registration is $75 and there are Sponsorship Opportunities Available.  For more information call the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-793-2378.

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/14/14

What: Kids Fishing Day

When: 7 am – 11 am

 Where: Lake Charles State Park, 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR

What Else:  870-878-6595 for more information

 

July 2014

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

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