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Two UACCB students awarded scholarships to University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

BATESVILLE—Two University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville students were recently awarded the Independence County Arkansas Alumni Chapter’s Scholarship to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Each student received $500 to help with the cost of their education. These scholarships are awarded to transfer students seeking to continue their education at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville after completing a degree at UACCB.

Jennifer Theos and Hannah Stroud both earned their Associate of Arts in General Education degree from UACCB. Theos, a Memphis native, said Arkansas was where she belonged. She will use her scholarship to help with tuition costs at Fayetteville where she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape and turf sciences. She is minoring in agricultural business and anticipates she will graduate in May 2017.

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Water Carnival to feature Kidzone for all ages

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival Kidzone will feature a new lineup of carnival entertainment that will accommodate everyone from small kids to adults.

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Director of Programs and Events Jamie Beck said of the 2015 Kidzone, “This year’s Kidzone is something completely different. We have a full lineup of interactive games and rides. We are so excited to offer attractions that accommodate Water Carnival visitors of all ages!”

Batesville completes P.R.E.P.

Batesville completes P.R.E.P.

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Batesville has successfully completed the requirements for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Prospect Readiness Education Program (PREP).

PREP offers communities hands-on training in all aspects of the economic development prospect visit. The program provides local economic development teams with the necessary training and resources to properly prepare for, execute, and follow up on prospect visits to their respective communities. To date, 14 Arkansas communities have completed the program.

BACC to hold Shaytique Boutique and Tanning ribbon cutting

BACC to hold Shaytique Boutique and Tanning ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Shaytique Boutique & Tanning on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m.

Shaytique is located at 951 Batesville Blvd.

All community supporters, chamber members, ambassadors, board members, and staff are invited to attend.

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72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and 2015 sponsors are pleased to announce the 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule of events that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Riverside Park in Batesville.

BACC President/CEO Crystal Johnson stated, “This year’s Water Carnival events will bring back some favorites like the Bone Collector and White River’s Got Talent. And visitors to Riverside Park will enjoy new attractions like the revamped Kidzone, Duck Boat Races, and the Crash Derby. Other entertainment will feature Miss Batesville, Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen, Miss White River and Miss White River Outstanding Teen as well as Miss Independence County. The Water Carnival is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to the area to have a family-friendly day on the White River, and the event is a great boost to our tourism economy. We hope to see an even bigger crowd than we saw last year.”

Lyon trap team remembering member with memorial tournament

Lyon trap team remembering member with memorial tournament

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Competitive shooters will gather at the Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex on Aug. 15 to honor the memory of Zachary Lillard.  

Lillard, a member of the Lyon College Trap Team, died June 6 in a canoeing accident. He had recently completed his freshman year at Lyon and was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

“Kern was one of our best shooters, one of our best friends, someone you were guaranteed to have a good time with, and a true blessing to his family, friends and community. I intend for this to become an annual event in his memory and hope future generations of students may benefit from the scholarship fund in Zach’s name,” said Landon Downing, assistant director of admissions and the team’s coordinator.

Denim Blues Back-to-School sale

Denim Blues Back-to-School sale

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Tax-free weekend is just around the corner and Denim Blues in Batesville is wanting to get in on the festivities. 

To add to your savings, Denim Blues is holding a deal where all Miss Me jeans are buy one and get another 50 percent off. The whole entire store will also be 20 percent off including summer sale items. 

Tax-free shopping begins the first weekend in August.