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Lyon welcomes global health expert

Lyon welcomes global health expert

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Lyon) — Lyon College will proudly present the Dr. Elizabeth Higgs Convocation at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Nucor Auditorium. Dr. Higgs will be speaking about several areas of her work with an emphasis throughout her lecture on the interdisciplinary nature of global health. She will try to communicate the need for a multi-sector, trans-disciplinary nature of making advances in global health at the population level, as well as touch on some of the United State Government Global Health Initiative’s goals and talk about work in those areas.

Extras needed for film shoot in Little Rock

Extras needed for film shoot in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Extras are needed for a film shoot in LR on Saturday, January 25th, beginning at 10am. This will be for the movie teaser trailer for the Romantic Comedy WITH YOU, and we are in need of as many people as possible. This will be a non-paying role. Information is below:

WHERE: Junction Bridge over Arkansas River on the LR side (the one behind the Rivermarket- the old railroad bridge)

WHEN: Saturday, January 25th beginning at 10am (expected to be completed by noon, at the latest)

WHAT: Teaser Trailer/Promotional Video for Feature Film WITH YOU. Extras will be walking as pedestrians on the bridge, primarily as couples. ALL REAL LIFE COUPLES ARE WELCOME. Those individuals coming out will be paired up with a partner to walk with on the bridge.

The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes century farms across the state

The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes century farms across the state

LITTLE ROCK (AAD) – The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced today that 102 Arkansas farms will be designated as Arkansas Century Farms in 2013. Arkansas Century Farm signs and certificates will be presented to owners of the farms at five locations around the state the week of November 18-22.

The Arkansas Century Farm program is a program that recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary, places no restrictions on the land, and does not require a fee.

To qualify, farms have to meet the following criteria:

  • The same family must have owned the farm for 100 years by December 31, 2013.
  • The farm must be at least 10 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

The following Arkansas farms will be awarded a sign and certificate at the following locations:

Arkansas Legend: White River Monster

Arkansas Legend: White River Monster

NEWPORT, Ark. (KTHV) – Have you ever heard of the White Rive Monster legend? Some have proclaimed it the cousin of Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster and is sometimes referred to as “Whitey”.

White River Monster sightings have been popping up since at least 1915, but have fallen to wayside since the 1970s.

Some have described the monster as a massive grey beast with fins, but Arkansas.com said a Chicago biologist believes it just a seal that somehow found its way into the river.

For more Arkansas legends and more details on this one, go to Arkansas.com: http://on.kthv.com/17ZULSx

Story Time at Independence County Library

Independence County Library Offers Children’s Story Time

Beginning Wednesday, September 4, the Independence County Library will offer Story Time for preschoolers. The program will take place every Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the library. Children will enjoy stories, videos, and crafts conducted by County Librarian Vanessa Adams. The program lasts about an hour and parents are requested to attend.

The library, located at 368 E. Main St., Batesville, is open seven days a week:  Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For questions call the Independence County Library at:  (870) 793-8814, or visit their website: www.indcolib.com for their calendar of events.

Jerry Butler and the Blu-J's to perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday Aug. 26

Jerry Butler and the Blu-J's to perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday Aug. 26

(ASU) - Jerry Butler and the Blu-J’s will perform a concert of traditional bluegrass and bluegrass-Gospel music on Monday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Butler was raised in East Tennessee where he still makes his home, and he has been playing in bluegrass bands for nearly four decades.  He started his first band at age 12.  He has been the lead singer and guitarist for numerous groups including Pine Mountain Railroad, Lorraine Jordan’s Carolina Road, Lynwood Lunceford’s Misty Valley Boys, and the Joe Isaacs Band. 

9th Annual T Tauri Movie Camp

9th Annual T Tauri Movie Camp

Jul 15 - 27, 2013
Batesville, University of Arkansas Community College and Fellowship Bible Church