Main Street Batesville has hired a consultant to visit downtown and offer suggestions for revitalizing and advancing the area. As of December 5th, 2013, Main Street Batesville was declared to be within full compliance with Main Street Arkansas. Since then, the Main Street board has been diligently working on plans and programs to revive the program. Part of the plan was to hire a consultant.
On Wednesday, February 5th, consultant Dan Burden will facilitate a meeting with the public at the First United Methodist Church located at 615 East Main Street in Batesville. The meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Attendees should RSVP to the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at 870.793.2378 no later than Tuesday, February 4th.
Main Street Batesville Executive Director
The Course at Eagle Mountain will be hosting Business After Hours on February 6th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. All chamber members and guests are invited to attend. Guest speakers will be Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and Parks Director Jeff Owens. They will give an update on the City of Batesville. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Dress is business casual. The Course at Eagle Mountain is located at 800 Gap Road in Batesville.
For more information contact the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 870.793.2378 or visit www.mybatesville.org.
The Literacy Project, which serves Fulton, Sharp, Izard and Independence Counties, teaches adults who are learning to read and adults who are learning English. The Literacy Project relies on trained volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for its adult students. There are approximately 10 students currently waiting for tutors in the Batesville area.
The Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop on Sunday, January 12 at 2:30 p.m. The workshop will be held in the Batesville Municipal Building, 500 East Main Street, 2nd floor, Batesville, AR. To register for the workshop, or for more information, please call 870-793-5912.
The Literacy Project is a UnitedWay member agency and part of the Arkansas Literacy Councils network of adult literacy organizations. For more information about the Literacy Project, please contact Nicole Stroud at 870-793-5912 or visit www.literacyindependence.org.
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