What: Open Fall Enrollment for HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)
What Else: Enroll now for HIPPY. HIPPY is a free, at-home education program for children aged 2 (if the child will be 3 by Dec. 31st), 3, 4 and 5 (if the child turns 5 after Aug. 1st). Parents are provided free educational materials, books and supplies to work with their child at home to help lay the foundation for kindergarten. Even if your child is in a preschool program, you may qualify for HIPPY. For Sharp and Lawrence County, call 870-886-3212 or for Independence County, call 870-251-4024.
What: Mt. Zion Lodge #10 F&AM
When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30pm
Where: 985 Batesville Boulevard, across from airport
What: Dog Wash and Dip Rabies Clinic
When: Saturday, August 18th, 9am-1pm
Where: Corner Drug Store, Melbourne
What Else: This will be the last time for this season. Wash and dip $15. Wash without dip $10. Low cost rabies vaccinations and other vaccinations available. Free hot dogs while supplies last. See Scooby Doo.
What: Fellowship Service
When: Sunday, August 19th, 3pm
Where: New Testament Holiness Church, 590 West Mark Street, Batesville
What Else: Churches from around the area are invited. Speaker will be Tony Hammack, Pastor of Jubilee Family Church.
What: Annual Welcome Weekend
When: Saturday, August 18th through Monday, August 20th
Where: Lyon College, Batesville
What Else: New students will be moving into their dorms. Other events include ‘A Taste of Batesville’, which features food booths set up by area restaurants, hot air balloon rides, all-college picnic and cardboard raft race.
What: Gospel Singing
When: Tuesday, August 21st, 6:30pm
Where: Woodman of the World Building, downtown Clinton, next to Tharp’s Barber Shop
What Else: Admission is free. Featured groups will be ‘The Sustaining Grace’ and ‘The King’s Highway’. For more information, call 501-745-2025.
What: ‘Reduce Menopause Symptoms’ Program
When: Wednesday, August 22nd, 12noon-1pm
Where: Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging in Conference Room B
What Else: Free community health event about bioidentical hormones presented by Dr. E.J. Jones. Lunch will be provided.
What: NADC Head Start Recruitment
When: Through Summer
What Else: HEAD START offers: Free preschool, M-F 8-3. Free meals and snacks. Experienced, certified teachers. Kindergarten readiness. Children with disabilities also served. Apply now and bring proof of income. Child has to be 3 or 4 by August 1st. Call 870-793-3234.
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.