What: Independence County Commodity Distribution
When: December 18th 8:30 am
Where: At NADC in Miller Gym on 550 Oak St., Batesville
What Else: All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution on or on that date. You must bring proof of income and a proof of ID. Call 870-793-5765 ext. 230.
What: Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Wednesday, December 18th 10 am-4pm
Where: Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge, Batesville Blvd. across from the Airport
What: Amish Goodies Day, selling pies, tarts, cinnamon rolls, cakes, cookies, breads, Amish honey.
When: Wednesday, December 18th after 2 pm
Where: Third Street Farm Store, Batesville
What Else: Contact 870-793-5979 Please pre-order by 3 pm Monday the 16th
What: Independence/Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association’s Scholarship Fund
When: Dec. 17th at 6:00 pm
Where: UACCB at Independence Hall, 2005 White Drive
What Else: 6 pm Silent Auction, 6:30 pm meal, 7 pm Live Auction
What: Arkansas Craft School Announces 2014 Classes
When: Now posted online www.arkansascraftschool.org
Where: Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View, AR
What Else: At least 46 craft workshops will be offered this year. Encourage early registration, go to website. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit will now secure your place in class. The balance of tuition due three weeks before the first day of class. Scholarships will be available to students based on financial need and merit. Call Terri Van Orman at 870-269-8397.
What: Innocent Hears Animal rescue “Santa Clause Is Coming To Town”
When: December 12-21st from Noon – 4 pm
Where: TD Home Center, next door to Wal-mart in Mountain View
What Else: Get your pictures with Santa, and pick up some home baked yummys from the bake sale.
What: Department of Human Services Blood Drive
When: Wednesday, December 18th 9 am – 4 pm at Bloodmobile
Where: 1095 White Drive, Batesville
What: The Batesville Area Radio Club and Christmas Potluck
When: Thurs, 19th at 6:30 pm
Where: The Community Room at the First Community Bank at St. Louis and Harrison Streets.
What Else: for more information go to http://barchams.org/.
What: Holiday Sale at Lake Charles State Park
When: November 18th thru December 20th Hours are November Sun-Sat 8-12, December Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. and Sun. 8-12
Where: 3705 Hwy 25, Powhatan, AR 72458
What Else: Holidays items on sale, McCoy Knives, Arkansas Sharp Stone, etc. for more information please call 870-878-6595.
What: UACCB Foundation Rudolph 5K Run
When: Thursday, Dec. 21st at 5:30 pm
Where: The race will start and end at the Pocket Park on Main St. in Batesville
What Else: Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students (18 and under). Day of race registration is $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and under). All proceeds will go to the Foundation and help students offset the costs of continuing their education. To pre-register contact Tina Paul 870-612-2017.
What: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
When: Tuesday, Dec. 24th at 7 pm
Where: At the Landers Theater on Main Street, Batesville
What Else: Fellowship Bible Church presents an Advent Celebration: “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”. Call 870-613-3213
What: Journey Lights Tributes: Eagle’s Lyin’ Eyes Live in Concert
When: Tues., Dec. 31st, doors open at 7:00 pm
Where: West Plains Civic Center
What Else: Ticket info at ticketmaster.com or West Plains Civic Center Box Office, 417-256-8087 or 877-256-6034, tickets $20 - $35. For more information call 870-710-0674
What: New Star Promotions New Year’s Eve Celebration
When: Tuesday, Dec. 31st from 7 pm – 12 pm
Where: West Plains Civic Center West Plains, Mo
What Else: Call the West Plains Civic Center 417-256-8087 for more information. New Star Promotions is dedicated to the educational advancement of the performing arts. Tickets $20-$35.
What: Independence County – January is National Give Blood Month
Where: Jan. 2 from 1-6 p.m. at Independence County Courthouse, 192 E. Main St. in Batesville, Ark. Jan. 9 from 1-6 p.m. at White River Medical Center, 1710 Harrison St. in Batesville, Ark.