Batesville’s Main Street Farmer’s Market


The Main Street Farmers Market will take a break the next two Saturdays with no Market on Saturday, August 22nd or the 29th. For September, the Market will be open the first and third Saturdays, September 5th and 19th, not every Saturday as planned. Due to the difficult weather this Spring and Summer, local farmers are struggling with their crops. “The wet, cool spring with very heavy rains followed by the intense heat we experienced in July has really affected the farmers in this whole region,” said Cheryl Anderson, of Garden Girl Farm Fresh Produce and More in Pleasant Plains.
Look for early apples at the September markets as the first crops are coming in as well as tomatoes, peppers and the last of the okra. Clark Farm, Mahan Farm, and Garden Girl have planted for cool weather crops already and will bring lettuces, radishes, japanese turnips, kale and other greens to the October Markets. And Lonnie Clark is pleased with how his pumpkin crop is looking and will be selling cooking and carving pumpkins at the October Markets as well. Garden Girl Farm Fresh Produce and More will be at the September Markets, Saturday September 5 and 19th with produce, 100% grass fed beef and pasture raised chicken and pork, local cheeses, jams and Harvest Fresh vinegars.
Downtown Pie Company, Brood Farm, and HomeMadeHome will all be at the September Markets selling delicious individual pies, handmade goatmilk soaps and lotions, fresh eggs, and handcrafted spoons. And 2 local artists will be selling pottery and paintings.
Live music and children’s activities are scheduled for both September Market Days. Check the Main Street Batesville Facebook page for all Market events. For more information on Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market please contact Market Manager, Jean Larson, at 208-869-1445 or email her at

Eye On Jackson August Retraction


Mr. Frank Plegge is the photographer of the ASUN Walton Hall image used as the cover of Eye On Jackson's August issue. He is a local photographer and Artist in Newport with many beautiful photographs exhibited in local businesses. I apologize, as co-owner, graphic designer and editor of the local publication, for misrepresenting the photograph when I stated that Jeremy Shirley took the photograph. Mr. Frank Plegge's photo of Walton Hall is shown here and a great example of his eye catching work. Joseph ThomasWaltonHall

Chill Factory On Board With The Bull 105.7


The Chill Factory, among other area businesses, are taking donations on behalf of The Bull 105.7 Radio Station and their Back To School Supply Drive helping to ready kids for the 2015-2016 school year. Bring your school supply donations to Chill Factory, Batesville, Arkansas' very own Frozen Yogurt, Frozen Custard, Italian Ice and Gelato Shoppe located at 220 East Main in the historic downtown Batesville and get 10% off of your new favorite thing while the campaign last.

Cave City Watermelon Festival Schedule


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Lyon College releases dean’s list – Hannah Keller


Lyon College announced students who were named to the Spring 2015 dean’s list. To be on the dean’s list, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade-point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours a semester. The 103 students named to the list are as follows:
Ashdon K. Allen
Maggie E. Beshears
Caitlin A. Campbell
James A. Canard
Robert A. Christian
Stacy N. Essary
Amanda M. Ford
Justin K. Hunter
Trevor R. Jones
Matthew C. Martin
Jean D. Mugiraneza
Gina A. Reed
Ryan H. Story
Nicholas S. Westcott
Samantha M. Westcott
Adriana B. Green
Madison K. McGraw
Cameron Bowden
Ralynn L. Brann
Becca L. Burrow
Emily N. Riley
Morgan N. Gurke
Calico Rock
Keeley A. Wooten
Cave City
Kelsi M. Garrett
Allison M. Green
Ashley E. Green
Morgan N. Miller
Cave Springs
Damon A. Akin
Carolyn Ward
Rebecca L. Philpott
Robbi D. Riggs
Eureka Springs
Jacob A. Lackey
Spencer H. Chiddister
Christopher J. Duft
Stephanie K. Jones
Toni M. Lack
Fort Smith
Jacob Haddock
Michael A. Hunter
Spencer D. Hart
Taylor R. Grigg
Hope M. Woods
Cheyenne R. Kellum
Kristen Blagg
Kollin S. Walters
Adam S. Watkins
Sylvia Zavala
Wesley R. Perkins
Mindy L. Jones
Little Rock
Caroline R. Baber
Samuel B. Brineman
Madeline M. Roberts
Jami G. Schmidt
Shylene A. Scott
Francesca V. LoBianco
Mountain Home
Jason W. DeMoulpied
Shelby P. Frazier
Benjamin M. Worlow
Mount Pleasant
Conor S. Lawrence
Mountain View
Anna L. Mickler
Kelby D. Newcomb
Travis R. Tinkle
Clayton D. Butler
Mary S. Hackworth
Jordan C. Steele
Marvin McCalman
North Little Rock
Walker H. Culp
Morgan A. Webb
Pine Bluff
Jason A. Lochmann
Kayla J. Floyd
Kelsey J. Goodman
Lillian L. Landis
Heather D. Keirn
Jared D. Self
Marisa M. Ayers
Cara D. Tomlinson
Micah L. Graves
Luke B. Kinder
Megan G. Parks
Emma Kemper
Harrison S. Moore
Violet Hill
Hannah L. Templin
Walnut Ridge
Colby W. Whitlow
Mason J. Barnes
Mobile, Ala.
Billy W. Kittrell
Hayward, Calif.
Stephanie V. Spiteri
San Dimas, Calif.
Yumiko I. Hiroto
South San Francisco, Calif.
Connor T. McNab
Bogota, Colo.
Monica L. Ayala Martinez
Herrin, Ill.
James A. Jones
Pineville, La.
Nicole M. Sanders
Coconut Grove, Fl.
Jerome A. Ziv
Clarkton, Mo.
Joe A. Campbell
Neosho, Mo.
Tamires R. De Souza
Pottersville, Mo.
Halley Watson
Albuquerque, N.M.
Stephanie M. Haft
Dayton, Tenn.
James D. Spahr
Chesterland, Ohio
Kristen A. Elia
Grand Prairie, Texas
Hannah L. Hairston
Houston, Texas
Alyssa C. Batiste
Kennedale, Texas
Jordan M. Braswell
Fort Worth, Texas
Amelia H. Gayle
Ballarat, Australia
Alexandra J. Patrono-Smith
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Maria B. Alonzo

Glow On


Before you can GLOW, you have to register! Early registration ends at midnight on July 17.

Chamber members can register a team of 4 for only $35. Use code: CHAMBER

Join us at Riverside Park in Batesville, Ark. on August 29, 2015, for the Afterglow 5K. This night-time experience is not so much about how fast you run but more about how good you look while you’re enjoying the music-filled, glowing course with your friends and family.

For preparation purposes, you should know that this is not your ordinary 5K. We’re all about standing out, making a statement and being loud—with our voices and attire. So put on your white, neon, battery pack lights, tutus, glow sticks, whatever you can find. We give out awards for the most awesome costumes, so don’t worry if you’re out of shape because there’s still an opportunity for bragging rights.

Once you’re glowing—because that’s what’s most important at this event—we’ll start the race at 8:00 p.m., when you’ll take on the most exhilarating 5K course of your life. Run, jog, walk or stroll through our glow zones and pound the pavement to the beat of pumped up music as you enjoy a festive night in the Ozarks.

But the fun doesn’t end after you cross the finish line! The After Party—complete with music, black lights and tons of Glow Runners—kicks off at 9:15 p.m. and lasts until 11:00 p.m.

Team Registration

Chamber Members Early Registration Team of 4 – $50

*For teams of more than 4, extra participants may be added on for the cost of a single registrant.

Individual Registration

Early Registration (Adult) - $15

Youth (12 & Under) - $10

Sign up as soon as you can because registration is being held to the first 1500 participants. The number seems high, but attendance last year was unbelievable. It’s that cool!

Participant Package

Official Afterglow T-Shirt

Glow items

Invite to the After Party


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