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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 BleuDog ribbon cutting

BACC to hold BleuDog ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon cutting for BleuDog on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m.

BleuDog, located at 1375 E. College St. in Batesville, will also be hosting Adopt-A-BleuDog from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that Saturday, May 9.

The adoption event is held in partnership with the Humane Society of Independence County and title sponsor Southern Bank. All adopted pets will receive a free health screening. In addition, vendors and a live radio broadcast will be on site, and BleuDog will give away prizes. RSVP at www.mybatesville.org.

This event is free to the public. All community supporters, chamber members, ambassadors, board members, and staff are invited to attend. 

BAAC to host business after hours

BAAC to host business after hours

BATESVILLE, Ark. (May 6, 2015)—The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Business After Hours on Thursday, May 28.

Business After Hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the BAAC Gallery on Main at 226 E. Main St. in Batesville.

Art will be up for display and refreshments will be served. All Chamber members and guests are invited to attend. Attendees can RSVP at www.mybatesville.org

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering its monthly program for senior citizens on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m.  

“We are so please to have Dr. George Lankford presenting a program on Native American legends this month,” stated Amanda Nikkel, Humanities Educator.   “Dr. Lankford is such an engaging speaker; I know our seniors will love this program.”  Afterward, France Mathis, museum volunteer, will lead participants in a Native American inspired horse hair bracelet.          

This program is free.  Space is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required.  Please call the museum at 870-793-2121 to reserve your space!