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Tell Us About Your 'My Town Hero'!

Tell Us About Your 'My Town Hero'!

Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond? Maybe they’re always helping people, or greets everyone with a smile. Perhaps they’ve beat unthinkable odds or have accomplished something exceptional.

We want to highlight them. To have your My Town Hero featured, email the following information to web@thv11.com:

  • Their name,
  • Their hometown,
  • Their contact information,
  • A photo of them, and
  • What makes them extra special

Include “My Town Hero” in the email subject line, and we’ll take care of publishing it for you. Their story might even be told on air by THV11's Denise Middleton.

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.”

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

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum will be hosting a Christmas program for area senior citizens on Tuesday, December 16, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Museum volunteer Ann Mobley will demonstrate a variety of homemade Christmas crafts. Afterwards, participants will create their own Christmas tree ornament. This program is free. Space is limited to 25 participants and reservations are required. 

Call the The Old Independence Regional Museum at (870) 793-2121 to make a reservation. 

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday.  Regular admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for children.  The museum is located at 380 South 9th Street, between Boswell and Vine Streets in Batesville.   

Edward Jones to host BACC membership luncheon featuring Survivor contestant

Edward Jones to host BACC membership luncheon featuring Survivor contestant
BATESVILLE, Ark. - Edward Jones will host the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BACC) December Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 11: 30 a.m. in the Maxfield Room on the Lyon College campus. The luncheon will feature special guest and Survivor contestant, Latasha Fox. Fox is a native of Alton, Illinois. Upon graduation from Alton High School, she attended Illinois State University (ISU). While attending ISU, she participated in several organizations, including the track team, the varsity cheerleading squad, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and several others. After graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Fox obtained her CPA license and began her career. She also began her professional cheerleading career with the St. Louis Rams, which lasted from 2000-2006.