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10.26.12


 

What:  Truckload Chicken Sale

When:  Friday, October 26th, 8am

Where:  Wal-Mart parking lot, Harrison Street, Batesville

What Else:  Large breaded breast chunks will be $1.50/lb or $15/case.  Popcorn chicken will be $1/lb or $10/case.  Proceeds will help support the Christmas for Foster Children Project.

 

What:  Humane Society of Independence County Annual BBQ Meal Fundraiser

When:  Friday, October 26th, 11am-1pm

Where:  First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Batesville

What Else:  Meals are $6 and include Bev’s World Famous Boston Butt sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and dessert.  Meals of 5 or more can be delivered, but must be pre-ordered by noon on Wednesday, October 24th.  For more information or to order meals for delivery, call 870-613-3045.

 

What:  Independence County Mass Flu Clinic

When:  Friday, October 26th

Where:  Batesville – Fire Station #3, 590 White Drive, 8am-4pm; Oil Trough – City Hall, 50 Main Street, 8am-2pm; Pleasant Plains – United Methodist Church, 6101 Batesville Boulevard, 8am-2pm

What Else:  Remember the 3 C’s – Clean (wash your hands often), Cover (cover your cough and sneeze) and Contain (stay home if you are sick).  There will be no charge on this date, but it is still very important to bring your insurance, Medicaid or Medicare cards to help the Health Department recover cost if possible.  If you insurance does not pay or you do not have insurance, then there is no cost.  For more information, contact the Independence County Health Unit at 870-793-8848.

 

What:  Veterans Assistance Officer Availability

When:  Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th, 10am-7pm

Where:  Carmichael Center, 801 East Elm, Searcy

What Else:  The officer will be available to all veterans to find out if there are benefits or compensation due for their service.  For more information, contact Paul Bunn at 501-993-2555 or Arthur Phillips at 870-613-0893. 

 

What:  Independence County Master Gardeners Bulb Sale

When:  Saturday, October 27th, 8am-12noon

Where:  White River Community Garden, 1820 Myers Street, Batesville

What Else:  For more information, contact Cheryl Sibley at 870-613-1111.

 

What:  Fall Festival

When:  Saturday, October 27th, 8am

Where:  VFW Post 4501, 1680 Chaney Drive, Batesville

What Else:  There will be baked goods, jewelry, consignments and much more.  Free coffee will be served.  Proceeds will be donated to the Flag Program that provides flags for cemeteries, churches and patriotic events.  For more information, contact Ashleigh Brashers at 870-612-9809.

 

What:  Stone County EHC Quilt Show

When:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 25th, 26th and 27th, 8am-4pm

Where:  Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View

What Else:  All quilts accepted.  Check in 8am-12noon.  Free admission.

 

What:  Family Fall Festival

When:  Saturday, October 27th, 4pm

Where:  Grace Country Church, 181 Highway 58, Sidney

What Else:  Free and open to the public.  Dutch over cooking demonstrations, food tasting, games for kids and other treats will be available, including hot dogs, chili and smores.  For more information, call 870-346-5822.

 

What:  1st Annual Chili Supper and Haunted House

When:  Saturday, October 27th

What Else:  The chili will be served at city hall in Sulphur Rock from 5-7pm and the Haunted House will be in the city park from 5-9pm.  The residents of Spring Creek Manor will be holding a cake and pie auction after the chili supper.  Everyone is invited to attend and support the local fire department.

 

What:  ‘Katz Track 5K

When:  Saturday, October 27th, 8am

Where:  Starts in front of Bancorp South on Main Street

What Else:  Registration fees are $25 for adults and $20 for students.  Funds raised will benefit the Melbourne High School Cross Country Program  For more information, contact Melody Carroll at 870-373-0845.

 

What:  World Film Premiere ‘45RPM’

When:  Saturday, October 27th, 7pm

Where:  Historic Landers Theater, 334 East Main Street, Batesville

What Else:  Director Juli Jackson and other cast and crew members will be in attendance.  Tickets to the screening are $10 or $8 for age 55 and over and Foothills Film Society Members.  For tickets, call 870-251-1189 or visit www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org/45RPM.

 

What:  Melbourne Fire Department Annual Turkey Shoot

When:  Saturday, October 27th, 10am-dark

Where:  Izard County Fairgrounds

What Else:  They will have a bow shoot, clay pigeon shoot, muzzleloader shoot, 22 shoot, any pistol shoot and a still shoot.  For more information, contact Eugene Bull at 870-291-0977 or Damian Hoskinds at 870-291-2479 or 870-368-4798.

 

What:  ‘The Haunted Trail’

When:  Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th, beginning at 7pm

Where:  2199 Wilburn Road (Highway 110 East), 3 miles East of bypass on left

What Else:  Proper shoes are recommended for the uneven terrain.  Weather permitting.  The cost is $3 and all proceeds will benefit the Wilburn Fire Department.

 

What:  Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival

When:  Saturday, October 27th, 4-7pm

Where:  Desha First Baptist Church

What Else:  There will be food, puppets, bounce houses, plinko, a cake walk, a hayride, face painting and lots more games and prizes.

 

What:  Fall Festival

When:  Sunday, October 28th, 5-7pm

Where:  Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 18th and Lyon Streets, Batesville

What Else:  They will have hotdogs, games, prizes, face painting, candy, treat walk and two bounce houses.  For more information, contact Pastor Joe Don Hawthorn at 870-793-5480.

 

What:  Haunted House

When:  Fri and Sat, Oct 26th and 27th, and Mon through Wed, Oct 29th-31st, 5-8pm

Where:  405 Market Street, Horseshoe Bend

What Else:  Adult admission $2 and children under 5 are free.   On Wednesday, October 31st, there will also be a Trunk or Treat in the lower level of Diamond B Mall.  Decorated or not, you can park your car and hand out treats from your trunk, pick up bed or even your hearse.  Parking will begin at 4pm and 5pm is when the fun begins.  At 6pm there will be a costume contest in the Horseshoe Bend Theatre in the lower level of Diamond B Mall.  There will be categories for both adults and children.  The Horseshoe Bend Fire Department is having a food booth and will be serving hotdogs and the theatre will have popcorn and drinks.

 

What:  Benefit Pumpkin Patch

When:  now through Halloween, Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Where:  Hope Lutheran School, 2415 East Main Street, at Highway 25, Batesville

What Else:  They have pumpkins, straw bales and gourds. 

 

What:  Batesville Montessori Fall Fundraiser

When:  Orders must be in by Wednesday, October 31st

What Else:  They are selling beautiful, fragrant and festive live Christmas greenery.  Choose from Evergreen wreaths or garland.  To place your order, call 870-307-4474.

 

What:  Fun and Safe Halloween

When:  Wednesday, October 31st, 5-7pm

Where:  Main Street Batesville

What Else:  For more information, call 870-793-4632.

 

What:  A burial fund has been set up at Citizens Bank for Delbert Justice.  Delbert passed away Wednesday, October 17th with Stage 4 Cancer.  All donations go toward the funeral and are greatly appreciated.

 

What:  Survivors of Suicide Support Group Meeting

When:  Every 1st Thursday, 6-8pm

Where:  Josephine Raye Rogers Center, Conference Room C

What Else:  This is a peer led group.  For more information, contact Mary at 870-799-4047.

 

What:  Mt. Zion Lodge #10 F&AM

When:  Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7:30pm

Where:  985 Batesville Boulevard, across from airport

 

What:  Free Squire Parsons Concert

When:  Friday, November 2nd, 7pm

Where:  Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church, 2 miles north of Greers Ferry Dam, 2250 Heber Springs Road

What Else:  Squire is a Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame member, one of America’s best loved soloists and a prolific songwriter.  A love offering will be taken.  For more information, call 501-362-3987.

 

What:  Southside FFA Benefit Rodeo

When:  Friday, November 2nd, 7pm and Saturday, November 3rd, 4pm

Where:  Pleasant Plains Arena

What Else:  There will be events for all ages.  All proceeds will go to Southside FFA.  Coggins will be checked at the gate.  For more information or to sign up, contact Tra Webb at 501-827-7115.

 

What:  28th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

When:  Friday, November 2nd, 10am-6pm and Saturday, November 3rd, 9am-4pm

Where:  Commercial Building, Independence County Fairgrounds, Batesville

What Else:  They will have everything from baked goods to wood crafts.  Admission and parking is free.  Lunch will be available both days and breakfast will be available on Saturday only.  For more information, contact Barbara May at 870-251-1533, Donna Trotter at 870-251-2248, Barbara Tims at 870-569-4359, Zelpha Riggs at 870-793-6159 or Mary Jane Edwards at 870-283-4949.

 

What:  2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza

When:  Friday, November 2nd, 12noon-6pm and Saturday, November 3rd, 9am-3pm

Where:  Hickingbotham-Miller Exhibit Building, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Salem

What Else:  Free admission.  Zeta Omicron Chapter or Beta Sigma Phi will have a Homemade Soup Concession during the event.  All funds raised will be used for a Modern Woodmen of American Matching Funds Project for a kitchen at the Fulton County Fair Theater Building.  The building was recently remodeled and is used by the community for a number of events including weddings, family reunions, parties, etc. 

 

What:  Doc, Connie and Rusty Appearance

When:  Saturday, November 3rd, 5pm

Where:  Sharp United Methodist Church, Gainsboro Road

What Else:  Admission is free.  Potluck supper provided.  All proceeds benefit Friendship Outreach, Inc. and Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180 Reclamation and Restoration for Women in Recovery.  For more information, call 870-613-2825.

 

What:  Duck Day

When:  Saturday, November 3rd

Where:  Bald Knob Downtown Courtyard

What Else:  There will be a chili/gumbo cookoff, bluegrass music, a duck calling contest, craft vendors and school club vendors.  Music will feature the Cobb Brothers from Mountain View.

 

What:  Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans Service

When:  Sunday, November 4th, 11am

Where:  Brown Chapel, Lyon College, Batesville

What Else:  The combined Batesville Choral Society and Lyon College Concert Chorale and the Lyon College Pipe Band will offer music at this annual worship service.  For more information, visit www.lyon.edu or contact Chandra Huston at 870-307-7488.

 

What:  Medicare Open Enrollment Event

When:  Tuesday, November 6th, 9am-12noon

Where:  White River Medical Center, Conference Room B

What Else:  It’s time to compare plans and make sure you have the right health and prescription drug coverage for you.  There will be Medicare Certified Counselors on site to assist you.  Please bring your Medicare card and prescriptions with you.  For more information, contact Rebecca Box at 870-793-5358.

 

What:  Free Community Health Education Event:  Diabetes

When:  Wednesday, November 7th, 12noon-1pm

Where:  Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, Conference Room B

What Else:  Presented by WRMC Hospitalist and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tom Cummins.  Lunch will be provided.

 

What:  York Rite

When:  Every 2nd Monday, 7pm

Where:  985 Batesville Boulevard, across from airport

 

 

What:  Mt. Zion Lodge #10 F&AM

When:  Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7:30pm

Where:  985 Batesville Boulevard, across from airport

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