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Appeals on Wheels coming back to Batesville

Appeals on Wheels coming back to Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Supreme Court will hold its bi-annual "Appeals on Wheels" event in Batesville on April 28. 

The Court will hear a live oral argument at Independence Hall at University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the argument of the Robert Friar v. State of Arkansas case.

Following the oral argument, the Justices will speak with attendees in smaller groups to answer questions about the case and the judicial process. 

For further information, contact Public Education Coordinator at the Administrative Office of the Courts Cara Fitzgerald at (501) 410-1935.

Job opportunity at Batesville Area Chamber

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber is searching for their next director of membership development. 

This full-time position is responsible for a broad range of duties including sales, marketing and administration. Through one-on-one visits and creative communication, the director of membership development will be expected to inform, attract and retain chamber members. 

If you or someone you know is interested in this position, visit www.mybatesville.org

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

Batesville museum to offer free school tours during Archeology Week

Batesville museum to offer free school tours during Archeology Week

BATESVILLE, Ark. - After receiving a grant in February, the Old Independence Regional Museum decided to use Archeology Week as a time to allow over 1,000 students to get in free. 

Not only did the Bill Jordan Education Grant give the museum a funds, but it also included the admission of 1,200 school students and a $50 stipend for each class's bus driver during Archaeology Week. 

“We are excited to have the opportunity to provide free tours to our regional schools. The Archeology Week programs offer a hands-on supplement for classes that have studied or will study Native American culture and Arkansas History,” said museum Humanities Educator, Amelia Bowman. “Archeology is essential in understanding past cultures and this is a great way for students to gain experience.”

Calif.-based band to perform at Lyon College

Calif.-based band to perform at Lyon College

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - As part of the band's national tour, Lillie Lemon will be making a stop in Batesville, Ark. on Wednesday, March 2. 

AGFC to hold boating course at UACCB

AGFC to hold boating course at UACCB

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is going to hold a boating education course in Batesville on March 7 and 8. 

The course will be six hours long both days, and it will cover boat classifications, registration, rules of the road, navigation and more. It is free and open to the public. Anyone under the age of 18 must have signed parental consent to attend the class. Consent forms will be available at the Nursing Allied Health Building at UACCB where the class is being held. 

Classes will start at 6 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8. Attendance to both sessions is required. 

To go to the boating course, you must first register online by visiting the UACCB website

82 graduate at UACCB RN pinning ceremony

BATESVILLE, Ark.  – Eighty two graduates walked across the stage at the pinning ceremony for the registered nursing program Dec. 4 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. 

Several awards were given to recognized graduates for their outstanding achievements. The Nightingale Award, named after Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was awarded to the student that not only showed that he or she adhered to the standards that Nightingale set forth, but also incorporated the "heart" of nursing. The award recognized a student who had spent time with a patient that was lonely, listened to a patient’s fears and anxieties and held the hand of a patient who was in need of human touch. An award was given to a student in the traditional RN track and a student in the online RN track. The winners of the 2015 Nightingale Award were:

Online- Jonathan Miller

Traditional- Nichole Rogers