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Vintage Jewelry Presentation to be held at Museum

Vintage Jewelry Presentation to be held at Museum

Twyla Wright, museum curator, invites the public to a program on Antique and Vintage Jewelry to be held at Old Independence Regional Museum on Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m.  Sisters Kitty Skinner Wilson and Cindy Skinner-Stewart will talk about jewelry in general, show pieces they own, and examine some that belong to the audience. “We have a rare opportunity to gain information from qualified experts while enjoying the experience!” said Wright.

“If a piece of jewelry is more than 100 years old we say it is Antique. Vintage jewelry is usually categorized as from about 1940 to 1980,” said Kitty. “Tools that are used to examine jewelry are: a microscope, a 10X loupe, a diamond scribe, an electronic diamond tester, an electronic gold tester, gold scales, and diamond scales,“ she added.

The public is invited to bring along jewelry that they want more information about, such as its metal type, stone type, and the era of the piece.

Poet to Speak at Lyon College

Poet to Speak at Lyon College

Poet Natasha Sajé will host a writer’s life interview, public reading and book signing Thursday at Lyon College. The interview will be at noon in the Alphin Board Room of the Alphin Building, while the public reading and book signing will be in Bevens Music Room.

Sajé was born in Munich, Germany and grew up in New York City and northern New Jersey. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins and a doctorate from the University of Maryland.

Sajé’s first book of poems, “Red Under the Skin,” won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and the Towson State Prize in Literature. She is also the author of a second poetry collection, “Bend.”

She is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and has been teaching in the Vermont College M.F.A. in Writing Program since 1996.

Batesville Team Wins World Archery Tournament

For the third year in a row, Eagle Mountain Magnet School’s archery team found themselves in Orlando competing for a world title. On October 8th, for the second time in three years, they won. Batesville qualified for a trip to Disney World by placing first in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament and second in the National Archery tournament in the Schools program national tournament in Kentucky. Their score of 3291 set the new elementary school world record, beating the previous world record of 3287.

They never would have made it without Coach Susan Parker. Parker has been a PE instructor in the Batesville schools for more than 20 years and has coached the team since its formation in 2009. “This is an incredible opportunity for our student and our state.

Batesville Area Arts Council to hold reception

Batesville Area Arts Council to hold reception

The Batesville Area Arts Council has announced the winner of the 2011 White River Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibit consists of thirty three works involving a variety of different mediums and will be set up until October 28th. A public reception will be on October 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2011 Christmas Parade Chili Bowl: Chili Cook-Off

2011 Christmas Parade Chili Bowl: Chili Cook-Off

 

Deadline for registration is December 2nd. Non-refundable after December 2nd. Cost: $50 for one entry, $60 for two entries. Cooks compete for awards (and bragging rights!) 1st, 2nd, 3rd place - Judges Award
For cooks' rules and more information please log on to www.mybatesville.org or pick them up at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce