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Old Independence Regional Museum hosts "A Night at the Museum"

Old Independence Regional Museum hosts "A Night at the Museum"

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Inspired by the Night at the Museum films, Old Independence Regional Museum will host A Night at the Museum on Friday, October 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

This family-friendly event will feature a fun evening of character interactions, crafts and refreshments.   Admission for the evening is $5 per person.  Bring your camera because photos are encouraged, no flash please.  Visitors are invited to come as they are or dress in their favorite costume.

In the museum’s Civil War exhibit, visitors will meet Emily Weaver, Nannie Wilson and Emma Burr, three teenaged girls living in Batesville during the Civil War.  These ladies didn’t let the war get them down.  They enjoyed the new social opportunities that the war brought to Batesville by hosting balls and parties for the soldiers.   Join the ladies, as they discuss the latest happenings.

BACC to hold Myers-Davis Life Coaching ribbon cutting

BACC to hold Myers-Davis Life Coaching ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for Myers-Davis Life Coaching on Thursday, Oct. 1

The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at 1141 E. Main St. in Batesville. All community supporters, Chamber members, ambassadors, board members, staff, and the public are invited to attend.

Myers-Davis Life Coaching will also hold an open house for the public on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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. 

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.

IMPACT announces next community meeting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The IMPACT Independence County Planning Committee has announced that the next community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 p.m. in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.

The final results of the IMPACT survey will be revealed at the community meeting, and the planning committee will give information to those interested in serving on an IMPACT Independence County committee. Chairs and co-chairs for each committee will be nominated, and dates for future committee meetings will be determined.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Center for Community and Economic Development will provide a training on Thursday, Sept. 17 at UACCB in Room 104 at 6 p.m. for the selected chair and co-chairs for each IMPACT committee.

Water Carnival to feature Kidzone for all ages

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival Kidzone will feature a new lineup of carnival entertainment that will accommodate everyone from small kids to adults.

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Director of Programs and Events Jamie Beck said of the 2015 Kidzone, “This year’s Kidzone is something completely different. We have a full lineup of interactive games and rides. We are so excited to offer attractions that accommodate Water Carnival visitors of all ages!”