What: Batesville Choral Society Rehearsal
When: Monday, August 27th, 7-9pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church chorus room, 775 East Boswell
What Else: Ms. Karen Graham is the director and Mr. Russell Stinson serves as accompanist. This year the Vivaldi Gloria will be the main piece for the Christmas concert scheduled for Friday, December 7th, at Lyon College. The group is welcoming all interested singers, both new members and former members. No audition is required, only an interest in learning and performing quality choral music. For more information, contact Alice Witterman, secretary, at 870-793-5928.
What: Measure the Candidates
When: Thursday, August 30th, 6pm
Where: Sharp County Fairgrounds
What Else: The meeting will be open to the public, for anyone who wants an opportunity to meet the candidates for the upcoming election and an opportunity for the candidates to share their views on the important issues.
What: Benefit Yard Sale
When: Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st, 7am
Where: Cushman Fire Department
What Else: Clothing will be $1 a bag. Lots of stuff. Proceeds go to a family in need.
What: Thank U-2! Celebration
When: Saturday, September 1st, 5-7pm
Where: Across the street from Oil Trough United Methodist Church
What Else: Featuring ‘New Creation’ of Melbourne. Bring your friends, family, lawn chairs, appetite and singing voice for this evening of gospel music as they honor all those who helped in rebuilding the Oil Trough Community Center. There will be hot dogs, cold drinks, homemade desserts and great gospel music as they praise God and fellowship in his name. For more information, contact Pastor Rob Ernest at 870-307-2712.
When: Sunday, Aug. 26th, 5pm and Monday-Saturday, August 27th-September 1st, 6pm
Where: New Song Baptist Church, 423 College, Williford
What Else: Evangelist is Reverend Kim Bridges from First Baptist Church in Marmaduke. Interim Pastor is Reverend Jim Swinford. For more information, call 870-966-4300.
What: 1950-1951 Desha High School Class Reunion
When: Saturday, September 1st, 5pm
Where: Kelly-Wyatt’s Restaurant, Batesville
What Else: They will also be meeting at 8am for breakfast on Saturday morning. For more information, contact Katie Hicks at 870-793-6458 or Nona Jeffery at 870-251-2891.
What: Story Time
When: Every Wednesday morning beginning September 5th, 10:30am
Where: Independence County Library, 368 East Main Street, Batesville
What Else: Children will enjoy stories and fun in the Children’s Department. For more information, visit www.indcolib.com or call 870-793-8814.
What: Rubber Ducky Regatta Benefit
When: Saturday, September 8th, 5:30pm
Where: White River Bridge/Riverside Park, Batesville
What Else: Ducky’s are $10 and are available now at Liberty Bank on Main Street in Batesville. The first 3 ducky’s to cross the finish line will win prizes with first place to be a Bad Boy Mower. Proceeds to benefit uninsured adults at Christian Health Center of Batesville.
What: 2012 Summer and Regular Crisis Intervention Program
When: Monday, July 9th through Sunday, September 30th or until funds are depleted
Monday through Wednesday, 8am-11:30pm
Where: Northcentral Arkansas Development Council, Inc., Batesville
What Else: For applicants to be considered in a crisis situation, they are required to have received a shut-off notice from their energy supplier with a shut-off notice date to be within 7 days from the date of application. This will be for ELECTRIC ONLY. The following are requirements needed before applications can be taken and processed: 1. Proof of income for all household members for the previous month, including verification of any contributions from family and friends. Applications stating income is zero must provide written statement verifying how they pay their bills. 2. Information on the date and place of current or last employment for all household members. Any member 18 or older without a job must provide verification of unemployment. 3. Proof of child support being received. 4. Proof of utility assistance if applicant received subsidized housing. 5. A copy of an energy bill or receipt from energy supplier.