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BACC holds Emerson Art School Ribbon Cutting

BACC holds Emerson Art School Ribbon Cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Emerson Art School located at 619 S. Broad St. in Batesville on Thursday, September 17. 

IMPACT Committees set next meeting dates

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The IMPACT Independence County committees began forming at the second community-wide IMPACT meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10.

The co-chairs, which were selected via committee vote at the September 10 meeting, will undergo chair training at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) on Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Following Thursday’s co-chair training, the IMPACT committees will begin their respective meetings.

Four named Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Four outstanding teachers were named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists at a recognition event today with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key. 

“Selecting just four teachers from an exceptional group of talented educators was a difficult process,” Key said. “The four state finalists chosen, however, have demonstrated leadership, knowledge and the ability to inspire students in the classroom. I congratulate them, as well as their administrators and fellow educators.”

The four state finalists are as follows:

Meghan Ables

11th Grade English/Literacy
Stuttgart High School
Stuttgart School District
Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 

Brenda Galliher

BACC holds Oscar's Barbecue & Catering Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

BACC holds Oscar's Barbecue & Catering Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Oscar’s Barbecue & Catering on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Bad Boy, Inc.

Museum receives aid from Knights Templar Masons

Museum receives aid from Knights Templar Masons

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Knight Templar Masons recently provided aid to Old Independence Regional Museum for its upcoming fundraiser. 

Gerald Nash, Master, Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge #10 and Ted Stepanek, Commander, St. Elmo Commander #13 presented the museum with $1500.00 to support the USO style dance taking place at National Guard Armory on September 19.  

As part of the event, the 17-piece Stardust Big Band from Hot Springs will perform period music. The generous donation from the Knight Templar Masons covered over half of the expense of the band. The remaining cost has been paid through an Arkansas Arts Council Arts on Tour grant.

Standing at the County Courthouse in Batesville

Standing at the County Courthouse in Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - There will be a standing at the country courthouse in Batesville on Saturday at noon to try and restore the Batesville flag, according to Starla Conklin. 

Conklin stated that there will be speakers from Mississippi and Oklahoma. An individual from Georgia is reportedly using the event as an opportunity for footage for his documentary. Members from the League of the South will allegedly be there as well. 

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UACCB nursing program meets accreditation requirement

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s nursing program has met full accreditation compliance for Standard 2: Faculty Degree Requirements. 

According to Marietta Candler, UACCB interim division chair of nursing and allied health, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing determined after a follow-up report the community college’s RN program had 100 percent of full-time faculty possessing a master’s degree and greater than 50 percent of part-time faculty possessing a master’s degree. ACEN accreditation is a voluntary process that is peer reviewed and enhances quality improvement in nursing education.