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Blood Drive

1/17/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Lyon College, 2300 Highland Rd

1/20/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Walmart, 3150 Harrison

1/21/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Walmart, 3150 Harrison

1/26/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., University of Arkansas Community College, 2005 White Drive

1/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mt. Zion Lodge #10, 985 Batesville Blvd



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.


One lane of Greers Ferry Dam temporarily closing

Beginning @ 8am Dec. 19th thru Dec. 23rd for the start of maintenance on the dam’s tainter gates. Work will continue Jan. 2nd. Thru Nov. 2017. Please expect delays, obey traffic lights, & drive safely around equipment & work crews. For more info call 501-362-2416.



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


WWII Veterans invited to travel with Cedar Ridge School District to the Arkansas RemembersPearl Harbor Ceremony in Little Rock.

Please help Cedar Ridge School locate as many WWII Veterans to honor them for their service w/ a visit to the Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor Ceremony. This year will be the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Meet Wednesday Dec 7thh @9am in parking lot behind Colton’s and Southern Bank. Send names & contact info of any WWII Veteran of interest or questions to Kenneth McSpadden @ or 870-799-8691



All That I Am Books

Inside the Village Mall is now a FedEx office drop off center. Open until 7pm to accommodate customers. FedEx ground pickup is at 2pm Mon- Fri. FedEx Express is Mon @ 2pm and Tues-Fri @ 6pm. Postage and USPS services such as stamps, supplies and printing for Every Direct Door Mailing is also available. For info call 870-201-1520


Fundraisers for Project Graduation Calico Rock High School is sponsoring several fundraisers. Raffling a bad boy mower and Remington 700 rifle. Tickets $5 ea. Purchase from any senior class member or Katy Johnson @ 870-297-2242. Don’t have to be present to win. Drawing March 18.


Ozark Foothills Literacy Project Fundraiser

Through the month of December raffle tickets will be on sale @ the literacy office @ 156 S 3rd St & @ the Melba Theater. Grand prize is a family fun night package including 4 tickets to the Melba, a vintage Melba print, two $5 gift cards to Unique Nosh, a $10 certificate to Paper Chase Bookstore, 2 free coffees from The Pinto, & meals for a family of 4 @ Big’s of Batesville. Tickets are $1 ea., 5 for $3 or a book of 20 for $10.



13 Week Grief Share Seminar beginning Jan. 5th

When grieving the loss of a loved one, it is sometimes devastating to discover many other related losses. This seminar imparts hope and understanding for what you are going through. It consists of a 3-part program, including DVDs that offers priceless tips & info. About how to move forward after your loss, a discussion group about what you saw in the DVD, and a workbook that helps you sort out your feelings & emotions and reveals how the Lord can be your Hope and your Healer. Meet every Thursday from 7-9pm @ West Side First Baptist Church, First Adult Classroom, in Greers Ferry. Contact Constance Cothren @ 501-887-6427 for more info.


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


First Church Of Nazarene Extreme Kidz basketball for 3rd & 4th graders

Cost $35. Deadline Jan. 18th. Runs from Jan 21st- March 4th. Designed to teach bask skills and promote good sportsmanship. Call 870-698-1944 to register or for forms & more info.


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.





19 The Independence County Senior Citizens Program Reception. 10:30 am, Batesville Senior Center, 1590 College St., Batesville

The reception is in recognition of receiving their official wellness site certification from the State of Arkansas. Guest entertainer will be Michael Kelley performing his “Voices that Change” routine. Batesville Senior Center has been working for two years to receive this certification. Receiving this certification means that senior citizens that attend the center are being offered a great balance & variety of wellness programming that can greatly improve quality of life. For more info call 870-793-8821


19 BRO-GA, Men’s only Yoga Class. 6-7:30 @ Batesville Area Arts Council

A Playful environment to introduce yoga concepts to men in the Batesville Community. Invite a buddy & experience a new way to manage stress, decompress, & improve fitness for optimal health. Cost is $15 per person, or $10 for current students w/ online registration.  Reg. online @ or call 870-793-3382.




20 Learn about Hibernation: 10am-1pm, Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis St, Springfield MO 65806

We will have puppet shows, story time, & our hibernation area where kids can discover what life is like for a hibernating animal. Admission is free.


20 Ind. County Library to host program: Low cost, healthy eating. 2-3 pm@ Ind. County Library. Trying to start the new year w/ a healthy eating program but having problems staying within your budget? Join Julian Carpenter from the County Cooperative Extension Service& learn how to eat healthy on a low-cost menu. For info 870-793-8814 or email @



21 Ind. County Library to host Genealogy Program: Place Mattes. 2pm@ the Ind. County Library. Recreate the paths of your ancestors by using old land records w/ today’s technology. Find out how to use setting & location in your genealogical research to relate to your ancestors on a more personal level. For more info call 870-793-8814 or email @


27 Independence County Commodity distribution@ 8:30am, NADC Office Located 9th & Oak Street. Applicants will need proof of ID & income. We will be giving out a variety of items.



28 Chinese New Year: 10am-4pm, Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis St, Springfield MO 65806. Build a pagoda, make a Chinese lantern, practice Chinese calligraphy, learn about fireworks, experience traditional Chinese music & dancing, learn how to use chopsticks, & be a part of the Dragon Parade.


31 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 10am, Medical Complex, Southside, Batesville across from the airport to celebrate the grand opening


31 Children’s Theatre on Tour@ 6:30pm. @UACCB, Batesville

Performing Stone Soup, doors will open at 6pm. Admission is free. For more info. On The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on tour, contact Jessica Wright @ 501-396-0350 or For info about this event call 870-612-2040














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