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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


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.


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


To all landowners within the boundaries of the Independence Co. Conservation District:

Notice is hereby given that on the 7th day of March, 2017, between 8am and 5pm, an election will be held for the election of 3 directors of the Indep. Co. Conservation District of the State of Arkansas. Voting will take place in Batesville at 490 E. College St. Room 242.


UACCB to offer Microsoft Excel Trainng

UACCB & Technical Education Dept. is partnering w/ Rhonda Williams Byrd to offer a series of 3, 1 day workshops in Microsoft Excel Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3. Level 1 – March 4th, Level 2- March 28th, Level 3- April 11. Classes held from 8:30am-3:30 pm @ UACCB Main Campus building room 222. Cost is $68 each. For more info or to register email or call 870-612-2082.


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

Effective March 1st @ 8am Cold Creek Rd located in Sharp County will be closed for road repair until further notice.


The Batesville High School Drama Department is pleased to announce their spring production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. This musical romantic comedy will be presented on Friday & Saturday nights, March 10th & 11th @ 7pm & on Sunday March 12th @ 2pm in the Batesville School District Auditorium on 9th & Water St. Admission is $5 per person. All are invited to come enjoy & support the efforts of this talented group of friends.







Thursday 2

What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Wal-Mart Academy

When: 8:45 am

Where: Wal-Mart Academy, 3150 Harrison St. Batesville. Adjacent to Wal-Mart in Batesville.

All supporters, chamber members, ambassadors, board members, & staff are invited.


Saturday 4

What: Spring Workshop for Kids

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

Where: BAAC Gallery on Main St.

Space is limited, so call today to reserve your spot. 870-793-3382


Saturday 4

What: 14th Annual Yard & Craft Sale

When: 7am-3pm

Where: Ind. County Fairgrounds

Admission $1. Indoor spaces $15 & outdoor spaces $10. For more info call 870-384-0211 or 870-834-9608


Saturday 4

What: 9th Annual Friend’s In Great Places Concert

When: 7pm

Where: Independence Hall @ UACCB, Batesville

Featured guest will include, Danny Dozier, Pam Setser, Tim Crouch, Gary Rounds, Brad Apple, Kenny Loggains, Samual Cobb, & Irl Hess. Special guest this year will be Mary Parker & Chelsea Savage. Tickets $10 & can be purchased @ the door or ahead at Batesville Daily Guard, Centennial Bank, First Community Bank, UACCB & WRD Entertainment.


Monday 6

What: Acoustic Music

When: 6-8pm

Where: First Community Bank

Country, gospel, folk, etc.


Wednesday 8

What: Irrigation & Soil Health Inform. Meeting

When: 9am

Where: Oil Trough Community Center

A complimentary meal will be provided. Reg. required to accurately provide food. Please call Ind. County Conservation District 870-793-4164 ext. 3


Saturday 11

What: Resume writing basics

When: 2-3pm

Where: Indep. County Library, 368 E. Main, Batesville

If you would like to find a job but need help writing a resume, or your resume needs improvements, we would like to help! For more info call 870-793-8814


Thursday 16

What: Protect yourself from Identity Theft Program

When: 2pm

Where: Independence County Library @ 368 E. Main St. Batesville

Every two seconds, someone becomes a victim of identity fraud. Don’t become a statistic. Join us for a free educational workshop & learn how to protect your identity and what to do if your identity has been stolen. For more info call the library @ 870-793-8814.


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.


Friday 24

What: Harlem Ambassadors Hoops & Hijinks

When: 6pm

Where: Batesville High School Gymnasium

Featuring hihj-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy, music, dancing, games w/ kids in the audience, & free autographs after the show. Tickets are on sale @ or visit Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, WRD Entertainment, & the FVP Office. For more info contact or call 870-793-4011. 




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