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03.25.13


 

What:  Annual Batesville Optimist Club Oratorical Contest

When:  Monday, April 1st, 6:30pm

Where:  Rider Room, First Community Bank, Batesville

What Else:  The contest is open to area boys and girls who will be under 19 who have not graduated high school.  Depending on the number of entries, there will be boys and girls divisions.  Completed entry forms must be received no later than March 25th.  Local winners will compete for cash prizes, $100/first place, $50/second place, $25/third place.  Local first place winners will be advanced to the Zone Contest.  Zone winners will advance to District to compete for a $2,500 scholarship.  The title for this year’s contest is ‘Why My Voice Is Important’.  It is important to follow the rules to eliminate lost points or disqualification.  For more information or to get an application, see your school counselor or contact Chris Black at 870-834-2131.

 

What:  Williamson Prize Lecture:  Dr. Catherine Bordeau

When:  Tuesday, March 26th, 11am

Where:  Maxfield Room, Edwards Commons, Lyon College, Batesville

What else:  For more information, contact Chandra Huston at 870-307-7488.

 

What:  Gospel Singing

When:  Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30pm

Where:  Woodmen of the World Building, next to Tharp’s Barber Shop in downtown Clinton

What Else:  The King’s Highway and the Bee Branch Baptist Believers will be the featured bands.  Admission is free and everyone is invited.  For more information, contact Louis Dawson at 501-745-2025.

 

What:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Recruitment Lunch

When:  Thursday, March 28th, 11am, 12noon, 1pm

Where:  First Community Bank, George Rider Community Room, corner St. Louis and Harrison, Batesville

What Else:  ‘Lunch and Learn’ presentation about mentoring a child/youth in need.  There is no obligation to become a BIG if you attend.  To reserve a seat and time, contact Amanda at 870-612-8888.

 

What:  Health and Safety Fair

When:  Thursday, March 28th, 1-6pm

Where:  Charlotte Gym on Cord-Charlotte Campus

What Else:  Something for all ages.  Offering lots of freebies and healthy snacks.  For more information, call 870-799-3051, extension 103.

 

What:  Batesville Area Radio Club Meeting

When:  Thursday, March 28th, 7pm

Where:  First Community Bank Community Room, corner of St. Louis and Harrison, Batesville

What Else:  Anyone interested in HAM radio is invited to attend.  For more information, visit barchams.org.

 

What:  Ozark Woodland Owners Association Workshop and Meeting

When:  Thursday, March 28th, 1pm and 6pm

Where:  Independence Hall, UACCB

What Else:  Larry Morris OWOA president will conduct the afternoon sessions, which are free to all interested persons.  Afternoon speakers include a panel discussion with Tanner Johnston of Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kenny Smothers of Arkansas Forestry Commission and Stan Carter of the Extension Service.  Also, Dr. Tamara Walkingstick will speak on ‘Women as Forest Landowners’ and Rusty Rumley of the National Agricultural Law Center will speak about hunting leases and contracts.  At 6pm the group will reconvene in the same room for a bbq dinner and speaker Jason Milks of the Nature Conservancy will address landowners’ problems concerning last year’s drought.  The evening meal is free for members and $15 for non-members and families.  For more information, contact Larry Morris at 870-613-0229.

 

What:  Bake Sale Fundraiser

When:  Monday, March 25th through Friday, March 29th (while quantities last)

Where:  Southern Bank, 1583 South St. Louis Street, Batesville

What Else:  There will be a variety of goodies to choose from:  pies, cakes, cookies, etc. just in time for Easter.  Cookbooks will also be for sale for $10.  Proceeds will go to Relay for Life.

 

What:  Tactical Combat Survival Training

When:  Saturday, April 6th, 8am-4:30pm

Where:  UACCB

What Else:  The fee for the course is $40 per individual or $60 per couple.  Students must be 18 or older. Deadline to register is Friday, March 29th.  For more information or to register, call 870-612-2082.  Senior citizens over 60 receive a 20% discount, please inquire when registering.

 

What:  American Red Cross Blood Drive

When:  Friday, March 29th, 10am-2pm

Where:  Midland High School, 741 Main Street, Pleasant Plains

 

What:  Headstart Registration Free Quality Preschool

When:  Accepting applications now

Where:  Batesville Schools

What Else:  Children must be 3 or 4 by August 1st.  Kindergarten readiness, state quality approved classrooms, experienced certified staff, nutritious USDA approved meals, children with disabilities served.  Open Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm.  Bring proof of income.  For more information, call 870-698-9127.

 

What:  Easter by the River

When:  Saturday, March 30th, 9am-2pm

Where:  Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else:  There will be 25,000 eggs and 4 age groups.  Prize eggs in each age group.  Food, games, music, treasure hunt, good family fun.

 

What:  2013 Southside Project Graduation Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, March 30th, yard sale 7am-2pm, Cajun feast 11am-6pm, male beauty pageant 7pm

Where:  Southside Middle School

What Else:  1 pound of crawfish or ½ pound shrimp with corn on the cob and potatoes $10 a plate.  To pre-order, contact Kathy Davis at 870-613-2326 or Cheryl Smith at 870-307-2054.

 

What:  Bake Sale Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, March 30th, 10am-12noon

Where:  Southside Methodist Church, 39 Magnolia Street, across from Southside School.  All proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes.

 

What:  Easter Sunrise Service

When:  Sunday, March 31st, sunrise

Where:  Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Strawberry

What Else:  Preaching and special singing will be enjoyed and breakfast will be served.  Regular morning services will begin at 10am.  Regular evening services will not be held.  For more information, call 870-528-3764 or 870-844-0057.

 

What:  American Red Cross Blood Drive

When:  Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:30am-2:30pm

Where:  Batesville High School, 1 School Road, Batesville

What Else:  To schedule a donation or for more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.  All blood types are needed.  A blood donor card or driver’s license or 2 other forms of identification are required.  Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

What:  Anderson’s Promise Land Event

When:  Tuesday, April 2nd, 6-8pm

Where:  1071 Kyler Road, Batesville

What Else:  Paul Daily (horse trainer) will relate horse training with God based on trust, faith, obedience and love.  Admission is free.  Bring your lawn chair.  For more information, call 870-251-3109.

 

What:  Free Continuing Education Program ‘What’s New and Important in Osteoporosis’

When:  Thursday, April 4th, 12pm

Where:  Josephine Rogers Women’s Center, Conf. Rm. B, WRMC, 1710 Harrison, Batesville

What Else:  For physicians and other interested health care professionals.  Those wishing to attend must call to register by Tuesday, April 2nd.  A light lunch will be provided before the program.  To register or for more information, call 870-207-7595 or 1-800-745-0557.

 

What:  American Red Cross Blood Drive

When:  Wednesday, April 3rd, 9am-3pm

Where:  Southside High School, 70 Scott Drive, Batesville

What Else:  To schedule a donation or for more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.  All blood types are needed.  A blood donor card or driver’s license or 2 other forms of identification are required.  Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

What:  Survivors of Suicide Loss Meeting

When:  Every 1st Thursday night of the month, 8pm

Where:  Josephine Raye Rogers Center, Conference Room C, Batesville

What Else:  This is a peer led group.  For more information, contact Mary at 870-799-4047 or visit afsp.org.  If you are in crisis, please call 800-273-8255.

 

What:  The Upward Bound Math-Science Program at Lyon College is now accepting applications from 9th, 10th and 11th grade students for the 2013 Summer Session – June 2nd through July 14th.  Students must attend a high school that is currently served by the program, be a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States, and be from where neither parent has a college degree or meet established guidelines.  There is no cost to students.  All expenses are paid through annual funding from the U.S. Department of Education.  Application deadline is Friday, April 5th.  For more information, visit ubms.lyon.edu or call 888-577-7984.

 

What:  Walk for Life

When:  Saturday, April 6th, 9am

Where:  UACCB

What Else:  All donations will benefit the Alpha Center, who offers parenting and prenatal classes, as well as presenting sexual health (abstinence) as a positive lifestyle for singles.  For more information or to register, email alphacenterdirector@gmail.com.

 

What:  ‘Saddle Up for St. Jude’

When:  Saturday, April 6th, 8am

Where:  Rafter D Ranch, Mount Pleasant

What Else:  There will be barrel racing, pole bending, a silent auction and much more.  Camping will be available.  All proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  For more information, call or text Kayla Lee at 870-251-6616

 

What:  23rd Annual Spring Community Wide Yard Sale

When:  Saturday, April 6th, 7am

Where:  Melbourne

What Else:  Deadline to get your name and location on the list will be 2pm, Wednesday, April 3rd.  Lists may be picked up at City Hall on Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th.  Sales may be set up at the Charles C. Miller Park.  No sales will be allowed to set up in front of Fred’s, Dollar General, Custom Cuts, The Bread of Life Bible Bookstore and Hometown Market.  For more information, call city hall at 870-368-4215.

 

What:  Chuck Crain Appearance

When:  Sunday, April 7th, 6pm

Where:  West Baptist Church, 1100 North Central Avenue, Batesville

What Else:  A free will offering will be taken.  For more information, call 870-793-3302.

 

What:  American Red Cross Blood Drive

When:  Wednesday, April 10th, 12noon-6pm

Where:  Batesville High School, 1 School Road, Batesville

What Else:  To schedule a donation or for more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.  All blood types are needed.  A blood donor card or drivers license or 2 other forms of identification are required.  Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

What:  ‘Exercise is Medicine’ FREE Community Health Education Event

When:  Tuesday, March 12th, 12noon-1pm

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

What Else:  Presented by Dr. Douglas Bernard.  Lunch will be provided.

 

What:  Cemetery Clean Up

When:  Saturday, April 13th, 8am (rain date April 20th)

Where:  Egner Cemetery

What Else:  Bring your own tools.  All decoration and flowers of value need to be removed before clean up begins and may be returned after the clean up.

 

What:  5th Annual ‘Tee It Up for Literacy’ Golf Tournament

When:  Saturday, April 13th, 11am

Where:  Indian Hills Golf Course, Fairfield Bay

What Else:  A 4 person scramble.  $55 per player.  For more information, call 501-884-6018.

 

What:  10th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market

When:  Friday, April 12th, 1-6pm and Saturday, April 13th, 8am-3pm

Where:  Fulton County Fairgrounds

What Else:  For more information, call 870-895-5545 or 458-3080.

 

What:  6th Annual Threads of Life Quilt and Fiber Arts Show

When:  Saturday, April 13th, 9am-4pm and Sunday, April 14th, 1-4pm

Where:  St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington, Jonesboro

What Else:  Admission is free.  Proceeds will benefit the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.  For more information, visit www.stbarnardsfoundation.org/go/quilts or call 870-207-2500.

 

What:  Gun and Knife Show

When:  Saturday, April 13th, 9am-5pm and Sunday, April 14th, 9am-4pm

Where:  Stone County Fairgrounds, Mountain View

What Else:  Over 90 tables of guns and knives.  One of the largest shows in Northcentral Arkansas.  All proceeds from this twice yearly event are used to purchase firefighting and medical equipment for the Timbo Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders.  For more information, call 870-746-4349.

 

What:  Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is seeking donations for a yard sale fundraiser to be held on April 20th.  Drop of small items at the Batesville Public Library.  Call 870-793-5912 about larger items.

 

What:  Wilderness First Aid Class

When:  Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st

Where:  Team 1 Group Development, Jonesboro

What Else:  To register, email info@team1groupdevelopment.com or call 501-492-9481 or visit www.team1wfa.eventzilla.net.

 

What:  Gospel in the Park

When:  Saturday, April 27th, 11am-7pm

Where:  Riverside Park, Batesville

What Else:  Acts featured are Joy Mountain Trio, Quillen Edwards, The Turner’s, The Tipton’s, One Way Home Trio, Chuck Compton, New Creation and The French’s.

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