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72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and 2015 sponsors are pleased to announce the 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule of events that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Riverside Park in Batesville.

BACC President/CEO Crystal Johnson stated, “This year’s Water Carnival events will bring back some favorites like the Bone Collector and White River’s Got Talent. And visitors to Riverside Park will enjoy new attractions like the revamped Kidzone, Duck Boat Races, and the Crash Derby. Other entertainment will feature Miss Batesville, Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen, Miss White River and Miss White River Outstanding Teen as well as Miss Independence County. The Water Carnival is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to the area to have a family-friendly day on the White River, and the event is a great boost to our tourism economy. We hope to see an even bigger crowd than we saw last year.”

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 

WHEN:

July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*

WHERE:

Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

Chamber Golf Classic winners awarded

Chamber Golf Classic winners awarded

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Awards were given to the winners of the 10th Annual Chamber Golf Classic.

In June of 2015 at The Course at Eagle Mountain, 120 golfers from thirty teams competed. Teams were divided into three flights. 

Winners are as follows:

1st Flight    

1st Place – Bartlett Tire

2nd Place – Walmart Supercenter 

3rd Place – Vital Link

2nd Flight   

1st Place – The Cone Group

2nd Place – S.F. Fiser & Company 

3rd Place – Douglas Tate & Friends

3rd Flight   

1st Place – Kangaroos

2nd Place – Cup’d Up Outdoors

3rd Place – Lyon College

Visually impaired woman awarded Consumer of the Year

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Arkansas Department of Human Services) - Renee Meeler of Batesville, who is visually impaired, has been named the area’s outstanding Consumer of the Year by the Department of Human Services Division of Services for the Blind (DSB).

Meeler is employed as a Program Eligibility Supervisor with DHS Division of County Operations Access Arkansas Processing Center in Batesville. She was involved in the center’s inception four years ago.

DSB Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Darline Tucker nominated her for the achievement award because of her determination to overcome adversity and succeed at work. “Mrs. Meeler has worked in one capacity or another with DHS for the past 27 years, which is an exemplary accomplishment in my opinion and serves as a testament to her impressive work ethic and dedication.”

BACC to hold main street loft ribbon cutting

BACC to hold main street loft ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Main Street Loft on Thursday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m.

The ribbon cutting will be held in conjunction with the mayor’s monthly meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. The Main Street Loft is an event venue located on the third floor of the Barnett Building at 267 E. Main St. in Batesville.

The Main Street Loft is now available for event rentals. To reserve the space, call Main Street Batesville at (870) 698-1555.