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Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering its monthly program for senior citizens on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m.  

“We are so please to have Dr. George Lankford presenting a program on Native American legends this month,” stated Amanda Nikkel, Humanities Educator.   “Dr. Lankford is such an engaging speaker; I know our seniors will love this program.”  Afterward, France Mathis, museum volunteer, will lead participants in a Native American inspired horse hair bracelet.          

This program is free.  Space is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required.  Please call the museum at 870-793-2121 to reserve your space!

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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Main Street Searcy Swing Into Spring PSA

Main Street Searcy Swing Into Spring PSA

SEARCY, Ark. (Main Street Searcy Swing) - Main Street Searcy invites you to attend Swing Into Spring on April 23 to raise money for Main Street Searcy's downtown projects. 

On Thursday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Robbins Sanford Grand Hall will be hosting a celebration from downtown Searcy with silent and live auctions, food and live entertainment. 

Tickets are $25 per person. All of the proceeds will go towards non- profit organization Main Street Searcy. The tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the Main Street office at 279-9007.


Lyon presents the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Lyon College will present the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival April 10 till the 12.

“We invite everyone to come join us. This should be the biggest and best festival we’ve held yet,” said James Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon.

Festivities will kick off Friday evening with a Celtic concert featuring the Lyon College pipe band and dancers at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the Highland Adventure Race on April 11, which features two-person teams competing in a relay race including mountain-trail running, biking, disc golf, orienteering, kayaking and slacklining. Participants can improve their Adventure Race score by competing in Scottish-themed costumes and winning bonus events that mimic traditional Highland games including Highland dancing, sheaf toss, and asparagus toss, a humorous version of the caber toss.

Lyon presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream as first main stage production of season

Lyon presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream as first main stage production of season

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Lyon College) - A mostly freshmen class will present Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Lyon College’s first main stage production of the season Oct. 2-5. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in Holloway Theatre on campus.

Dr. Fonzie Geary II, assistant professor of theatre, said ticket prices were lowered this season to make shows even more accessible to the community. Admission is now $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Lyon faculty, staff, and students get in free with a Lyon I.D.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. The comedy centers on the connection between two pairs of lovers who find themselves compromised when they are unknowingly cast under the spell of the Fairy King.

Well-known sitarist to perform at Lyon

Well-known sitarist to perform at Lyon

By Angelica Holmes, Student Writer

On Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Lyon College will host “An Evening of Classical Music of India” in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel. Free of charge to the campus and Batesville community, the concert will feature Ustad Imrat Khan on the sitar, Ustad Shafaat Khan on the tabla and Belinda Tracey on the tambura.

Lyon mathematics professor Joseph Stover, who also plays the sitar, is enthusiastic about the concert.

“I will definitely attend the concert and can hardly contain my excitement!” Stover said. “Ustad Imrat Khan is a very well-known musician within the tradition of classical Hindustani music.”

With a career spanning more than half a century and more than two dozen recorded albums, Khan is inarguably one of the giants of Indian classical music. Besides Khan’s pure talent, listeners can look forward to a unique musical experience rich in history.

11-year-old captures essence of Arkansas through photos

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV)- Every day we pass hundreds, if not thousands of people. We see their faces, we see their clothes, but we don't always see beneath their image to their essence.

One young Arkansas girl is trying to change that, one picture at a time.

11-year-old Katie Chandler began the Facebook page Humans of Arkansas in July as a way to tell the hundreds of stories we don't see every day.

"Some people reject us and some people are glad to do it," Chandler said smiling.

"Essentially what's she's trying to do is to capture the essence of Arkansas through photographs, and anecdotes, and quotes," added Katie's mother Amanda Chandler.

Even though she's from the tiny town of Newhope, Katie has traveled all over Arkansas, cementing moments in time in Hot Springs, Little Rock and Fayetteville, introducing new characters, triumphs, and tribulations with each snap shot.