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INBRE grant and awards lead to important addition to chemistry lab

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Four Lyon students and two faculty members have received awards from the IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) for their research efforts and work in various aspects of Lyon’s science programs.

The INBRE Undergraduate Student Mentoring Program gives fellowships to Arkansas juniors and seniors majoring in science, math, and computer science so they may participate in summer research programs at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, or the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. These fellowships also include stipends and budgets for research supplies as well as travel expenses to present the students’ summer research at national conferences.

The students who received these fellowships were Jason Lochmann, ’16, Jean de Dieu Mugiraneza, ’16, Megan Parks, ’17, and Jami Schmidt, ’17.

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Lyon students attend West Magnet College Day

Lyon students attend West Magnet College Day

BATESVILLE, Ark. – For Brandi Allen and her kindergarten son, Rhys, College Day at West Magnet Elementary did not seem right without real college students.

The school’s Red Ribbon Week for awareness of drug-free living included special themed dress-up days during the week. On College Day, Rhys brought his Scots sword and wished he could hang out with some Lyon football players.

Her son’s wish gave Allen an idea. She contacted his teacher and some Lyon students and coordinated a visit to the classroom. These students celebrated College Day by reading stories to all of the kindergarten classes. Jennifer Keys, Bethany Butler, Becca Burrow, and Kristen Blagg represented the Phi Mu sorority among the student volunteers. Scots football players Jon Alexander and Jordy Wyble also volunteered, as well as APPLE Project Upward Bound staff members Jeanette Youngblood, Cory Godbolt, and Allen herself.

UCA, BACC. WRPDD to host "Saving Your Small Town" training event

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas’ (UCA) Center for Community & Economic Development is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to host “Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development” for North Central Arkansas community leaders.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, UCA will partner with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and White River Planning and Development District (WRPDD) to offer the boot camp in Independence County. The training will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Maxfield Room (Room 119) in the Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus.

BACC to hold synergy HR, LLC ribbon cutting

BACC to hold synergy HR, LLC ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Synergy HR, LLC on Thursday, Nov. 5

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at Synergy HR, LLC located at 3240 Harrison St. in Batesville.

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

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Batesville football players remembered at game


BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Batesville High School football team took the field Friday night at Pioneer Stadium, but it was without two special players.
      
Sophomores Camdon “Cam” Osborne and Will Olson died in a car crash Monday night. Four other sophomores were injured in the crash, two of them are also on the football team. At the game, the team and the community honored the young men both on and off the field.

The Pioneers played against Greene County Tech Friday night, absent of one of their offensive lineman and sophomore quarterback.

“Both families wanted us to play. They love these other kids and they know how much their sons would have wanted to be out here,” said King.

BACC to hold Breck's RV Park and Country Store ground breaking

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ground breaking for Breck’s RV Park and Country Store on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The ground breaking ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. at Breck’s RV Park and Country Store located at 897 Batesville Blvd.

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

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.