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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.

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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ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

Special speaker to stress importance of science and technology

Special speaker to stress importance of science and technology

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Faridodin “Fredi” Lajvardi, a nationally-recognized STEM educator, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Citizens Bank Speakers’ Series at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.  (STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.)

Lajvardi’s presentation, “Spare Parts: Improbable to Unstoppable” will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.  The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and meet and greet.  The event is free and open to the public.  The Citizens Bank Speakers’ Series at UACCB was initiated last year and featured James Bradley, author of the best-selling book, “Flags of Our Fathers.” 

Batesville Membership Luncheon

Batesville Membership Luncheon

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Batesville Chamber) - Join the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Sponsor Citizens Bank for a Membership Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Barnett Building, located at 267 E. Main St. in Batesville. Dr. Wesley Kluck, Co-Chairman of the Clark County Strategic Plan, will be the keynote speaker at the event.