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Old Independence Regional Museum hosts "A Night at the Museum"

Old Independence Regional Museum hosts "A Night at the Museum"

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Inspired by the Night at the Museum films, Old Independence Regional Museum will host A Night at the Museum on Friday, October 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

This family-friendly event will feature a fun evening of character interactions, crafts and refreshments.   Admission for the evening is $5 per person.  Bring your camera because photos are encouraged, no flash please.  Visitors are invited to come as they are or dress in their favorite costume.

In the museum’s Civil War exhibit, visitors will meet Emily Weaver, Nannie Wilson and Emma Burr, three teenaged girls living in Batesville during the Civil War.  These ladies didn’t let the war get them down.  They enjoyed the new social opportunities that the war brought to Batesville by hosting balls and parties for the soldiers.   Join the ladies, as they discuss the latest happenings.

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BACC to hold Myers-Davis Life Coaching ribbon cutting

BACC to hold Myers-Davis Life Coaching ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Myers-Davis Life Coaching on Thursday, Oct. 1

The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at 1141 E. Main St. in Batesville. All community supporters, Chamber members, ambassadors, board members, staff, and the public are invited to attend.

Myers-Davis Life Coaching will also hold an open house for the public on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts 2015-16 Science and Arts Café lecture series will feature Henderson State University professor Dr. Travis Langley and several ASMSA faculty members.

The first lecture on Thursday, Oct. 8, features ASMSA French instructor Bryan Adams, who will present “French Crash Course Using the AIM Method.” AIM stands for Accelerative Integrated Methodology, which uses gestures, music, dance and theater to help students learn a new language. Adams’ lecture will help attendees learn some French using AIM during the session.

Now you can brunch like the royals at Castle on Stagecoach

Now you can brunch like the royals at Castle on Stagecoach

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A restaurant in Little Rock is allowing the public to travel back in time for a brunch with royalty. 

Nestled on 100 acres of land on Stagecoach Road in Little Rock sits a castle fit for a queen or king and now, open to the public for events. The Castle on Stagecoach has been offering the venue for rentals suitable for all types of events including weddings, corporate parties, bridal showers, holiday dinners and so much more.  

The owners decided it was time to start a monthly event in an effort to allow anyone in the public to come enjoy a champagne brunch, tour of the grounds and enjoy live music.

"The food and experience is wonderful.  Everyone should experience this," said guest, Rance Golden.

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BACC holds Emerson Art School Ribbon Cutting

BACC holds Emerson Art School Ribbon Cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Emerson Art School located at 619 S. Broad St. in Batesville on Thursday, September 17. 

IMPACT Committees set next meeting dates

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The IMPACT Independence County committees began forming at the second community-wide IMPACT meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10.

The co-chairs, which were selected via committee vote at the September 10 meeting, will undergo chair training at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) on Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Following Thursday’s co-chair training, the IMPACT committees will begin their respective meetings.

Four named Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Four outstanding teachers were named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists at a recognition event today with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key. 

“Selecting just four teachers from an exceptional group of talented educators was a difficult process,” Key said. “The four state finalists chosen, however, have demonstrated leadership, knowledge and the ability to inspire students in the classroom. I congratulate them, as well as their administrators and fellow educators.”

The four state finalists are as follows:

Meghan Ables

11th Grade English/Literacy
Stuttgart High School
Stuttgart School District
Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 

Brenda Galliher