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June 2014
 

The Humane Society of Independence County

will be offering monthly dog dip/baths the first Saturday of  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 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 at 409 Vine Street 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: "Goin Fishin" Vacation Bible School

When: 10 am – 3 pm

Where: Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 629 Allen Chapel Road, Batesville

What Else: For more information call 870-251-1278

 

Good for use thru Saturday, 06/28/14

What: Open House Stone County Museum

When: Tours at 1 pm; Open House 2 pm – 4 pm

Where: 206 School Avenue, Mountain View, AR

What Else: Music provided by local musicians

 

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 to Wednesday, 07/02/14

What: Great American Flame-In

When: 10 am – 5 pm

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

What Else: Inviting other Copper Flame Painters to join in a Great American Flame-In.  Visitors are welcome to visit with flame painters in the Copper Colorist workshop in the Craft Village.  Admission to the park is $12 for adults and $7 for children 6-12.  For more information call Melody Miller at 870-269-2909.

 

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 Wednesday, 07/02/14

What: Acoustic players, musicians, singers, jam with others, sing some oldies and patriotic stuff.

When: 7 pm

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

What Else: For more information call Ed Casper 870-307-0258.

 

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 Sunday, 07/06/14

What: Sanders Family Reunion

When:

Where: VFW at 401 Park Street, Calico Rock, AR

What Else: Potluck, bring food and drinks bring musical instruments and play or sing with us. Call Marcia Lawrence 870-269-5551

 

Good for use thru Wednesday, 07/09/14

What: Tutor Training

When: 9:30 am – Noon

Where: Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, 608 Water Street in Batesville, AR. For more information please call Nicole Stroud 870-793-5912 or info@literacyindependence.org

 

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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