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Fulton County Fair Scholarships

Graduating seniors who have participated in county, district or state fairs have the opportunity to apply for the Fulton County Fair Scholarship. Apply online @ Complete & turn into the Fulton County Fair office by March 31, 2017.


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


Project Graduation- Calico Rock High School sponsoring several fundraisers. Raffle tickets are $5. Bad Boy mower, Remington 700 rifle. Purchase from any senior class member or call Katy Johnson 870-297-2242. Drawing March 18. Do not have to be present to win.


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


Calico Rock Presents Bill Of Rights Exhibit

Honor the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights @ the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center now through Feb. 25th. The pop-up exhibit was developed by the National Archives & is being presented @ select locations throughout the nation. The exhibit shares some history of the Bill of Rights & challenges guests to appreciate the freedoms found in them. Tues-Sat 9am-5pm. For more info call 870-297-6100


Batesville Ares Arts Council presents Signal Lost

Artwork by Joe Ford. The exhibition will be on display @ the BAAC Gallery 226 E Main St. Batesville, Jan10-Feb25. The gallery reception for this exhibition will be held on Fri. Jan. 20th from 5-7pm, w/ a brief artist talk @ 6pm. Free & open to the public. Sponsored by Citizens Bank. Gallery hours are Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm.


Jr. Pioneer Basketball Tryouts

Dates & Times @ BHS Gym

March 11th Sat. @ 8-9:30am

March 13th Mon @ 6-7:30pm

March 15th Wed @ 3:30-5pm

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.


Tamale’s for Tutoring Fundraiser

Tickets for the Literacy Projects first annual Tamale’s for tutoring fundraiser are on sale now. Must be pre-ordered tamales before Feb. 24th. To purchase tickets please contact the Literacy Project @ 156 S. 3rd St. Batesville or go to For more info please see the event on Facebook, call 793-5912 or email Pickup scheduled for Feb. 25th  from 10am-2pm @ St. Mary’s Catholic Church 3800 Harrison St. Batesville.


2017 Winter Home Entergy Crisis Assistance Program

Program begins Tuesday Feb. 21st & runs through May 31st or until it appears funds are depleted, whichever occurs first.

Requirements for applications to be taken and processed:

-Proof of income for all household members for the previous month, including verification of any contributions from family & friends. Applicants stating income is 0 must provide written statement verifying how they pay their bills.

-Information on the date & place of current or last employment for all household members. Any member 18 or older without a job must provide verification of unemployment.

-Proof of child support being received

-Proof of utility assistance if applicant receives subsidized housing

-Need a copy of both electric & gas bill. Must be shut off or 10% lower on propane

-Proof of ID (DL)

For more info contact your local NADC office @ the following numbers:

-Fulton County 870-895-3628

-Indep. County 870-793-5765 ext 230

-Izard County 870-368-4329

-Sharp County 870-994-7353

-Stone County 870-269-4381

Applications taken Mon, Tues, & Wed. from 8-11am & 1-3:30pm


Through March 30th

Grief share support seminars Thursday’s 2-4pm @ West Side Baptist Church. 7026 Greers Ferry Rd. Greers Ferry, AR 72067. For more info contact Constance Cothren 501-877-6427






Saturday 18

What: Macrame Workshop

When: 10am-12pm

Where: Batesville Area Arts Council on Main St.

Supplies provided to create your own wall hanging. Cost $35. Get $10 off w/ current student ID. Space limited. Pre-register call 870-793-3382


Saturday 18

What: Special Conceal/Carry Gun Class

When: 9am

Where: 200 Crow LN. Sulphur Rock

Cost: $100 Per person. Included in cost is your chance to win a Ruger LCP or Diamondback 380 auto conceal carry pistol. ($328 value). Contact Tracy Wallis 870-612-4200 for more info. Instructor #95-146.


Saturday 18

What: Cindy’s Cure Chili Celebration

When: 4-7pm

Where: Batesville National Guard Armory

This chili celebration is for cancer victim Cindy Mundy. There will be food, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, & much more. Chili tickets are $7. Donations appreciated. Contact Stephanie Roberts for tickets 870-307-5382. Online auction on Facebook (Love Mom) ends 2/18/17 @ 3pm & will continue Live at the Armory.


Saturday 18

What: Hunter Education Certification Class

When: 8am-6pm

Where: AGFC Headquarters. 2 Natural Resources Dr. Little Rock, AR 72205

Class will be held in the Agri classroom @ the south end of the main building. Lunch will not be provided. Anyone who hunts in the State of Arkansas born after Dec. 31st 1968 must successfully complete this course to legally hunt in Arkansas. Anyone 10 yrs & older is encouraged to attend. This course is FREE to the public. Pre-registration is optional but recommended. Pre-register @


Monday 20

What: Acoustic Music

When: 6-8pm

Where: First Community Bank

Country, gospel, folk, etc.


Tuesday 21

What: Class to instruct on the use of eReaders & access free eBooks

When: 10am

Where: Indep. County Library

The class will be taught by Donovan Mays, Coordinator of Technology Support @ the Arkansas State Library in Little Rock. For more info call 870-793-8814


Tuesday 21

What: Cirque Zuma Zuma

When: 6:30pm

Where: UACCB

Cirque Zuma Zuma combines the mysticism of Africa w/ the excitement of a theatrical cirque performance. With live music & percussionists, the talented cast performs an action-packed show of pole & aerial acts, Egyptian limbo dance, S. African gumboot dances and more. Tickets $10 each & can be purchased @ UACCB or any First Community Bank branch. For more info call 870-612-2040


Saturday 25

What: Annual Delta Visual Arts Show

When: 10am-6pm

Where: Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts. 201 Hazel St. Newport, AR 72112

Come celebrate the creativity of over 200 people @ one of the largest gatherings of artists, authors, & musicians in Arkansas. For more info or to volunteer please call 870-523-1009.


Saturday 27

What: Volunteer Training Session

When: 9am

Where: Arkansas Hospice Office 2233 Harrison St. Batesville

Lunch will be provided. After completing the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Training Program, certified volunteers are eligible for assignments to hospice patients or families. For more info or to register email Sarah Hagerman @ or call 870-793-1938 from 8-5pm Mon-Fri.




Saturday 18

What: 6th Ann. Marshal High School Chocolate Roll Contest & Festival

When: 9am

Where: The Marshal High School Gymnasium, Marshal, AR.

The public will choose the 2017 Chocolate Roll Baker Champion. 5K walk/run will begin @ 9. Classic car show & shine parade at 10. 2Chocolate roll make and take workshops @ 10 & 12. Entertainment of music & dance all day. Contact Brenda Smyth 870-448-6224 for more info. 



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