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: Ozark Woodland Owners Association Board Meeting
When: Thursday, September 6th, 8:30am
Where: County Cooperative Extension Service, 1770 Meyers Street, Batesville
What: ‘Dog Days of Summer’ 5th Annual Doggie Pool Party
When: Saturday, September 8th, 11am-2pm
Where: Mickey Mouse Pool, 1990 Harrison Street, Batesville
What Else: All dogs are invited to enter the Best Water Trick Competition. Donation of $5 for 1 dog or $10 for 2 or more dogs. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. All donations go directly to support the Humane Society of Independence County in its mission to provide for homeless animals. For more information, call 870-793-0090 or 870-307-5305.
What: ICARE Cruising for Critters 3rd Annual Poker Run
When: Saturday, September 8th, 9am
Where: Corner Drugstore, Melbourne
What Else: $15 for first hand. $5 for each additional hand. Lunch is included. For more information, contact Sheilla at 870-291-1937 or Karren at 870-404-4657.
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: ‘Singin in the Hall’
When: Saturday, September 8th, 6:30pm
Where: Parkview Baptist Church, 2600 North St. Louis, Batesville
What Else: Guests will be Coby Turney and Kristi Spurlin. Admission is by donation and there will be a concession stand. All proceeds benefit Friendship Outreach Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180 and all gifts are tax deductible. For more information, call 870-307-1815.
What: 2012 Times and Traditions Festival
When: Saturday, September 8th, 10am
Where: Newark City Park
What Else: Wrapping up the musical entertainment will be American Idol finalist Lauren Gray at 8:30pm. Admission is $5 for adults, with kids 4 and under free. For more information, call 870-349-2004 or 870-251-4786.
What: Native American Exhibit ‘The Birth of the Ozarks’ Grand Opening
When: Saturday, September 8th, 11am
Where: Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative building, Main Street, (Highway 5 at White River Bridge)
What Else: To join the ‘walk’ either on foot or horseback or if you have a team drawn wagon, contact Gloria Gushue at 870-297-4129.
What: Annual Patriotic Dinner and Program
When: Sunday, September 9th, 6pm
Where: Hutchinson Mountain Community Center
What Else: To honor our country and remembering those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. And also to honor those local men and women who have devoted their lives to the community’s security and protection, like rescue workers, firefighters, law enforcement personnel and active and former military personnel. A hamburger/hot dog cookout will be provided. There will also be a musical program presented by Sharon Grady. For reservations or more information, call 870-251-2616.
What: Healthcare Provider CPR
When: Monday, September 10th, 6-10pm
Where: Alan Davis Conference Center
What Else: There is a fee of $40. Call to register at 870-793-3351.
What: Batesville Future Farmers of America Chapter Meeting
When: Monday, September 10th, 7pm
Where: Batesville High School Cafeteria
What Else: All are welcome to come, in particular 8th and 9th graders and their parents.
What: Independence County Swim Team Torpedoes Sign Up
When: Monday and Tuesday, September 10th and 11th, 4:30- 6:30pm
Where: Lyon College Pool, Batesville
What Else: For ages 5-18, all levels. For more information, call 870-307-4229 or 870-613-1721.
What: ‘The Joy of Living’ Women’s Interdenominational Bible Study
When: resuming classes on Tuesday, September 11th, 10-11:30am
Where: West Baptist Church
What Else: A loving nursery will be provided. All ladies are welcome to come and study together. For more information, contact Jennie at 870-307-1342.
What: Gospel Music Program
When: Tuesday, September 11th, 6:30pm
Where: Woodman of the World Building, downtown Clinton, next to Tharp’s Barber Shop
What Else: Admission is free. Come enjoy an evening with the Nelson Family and the King’s Highway. For more information, call 501-745-2025.
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.