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 15 students currently waiting for tutors.
The Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. It will be held in the Literacy Project office, 608 Water St., Batesville, AR. To register or for more information, please call 870-793-5912, email email@example.com, or look us up on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/literacyindependence
The Literacy Project is a United Way member agency and part of the Arkansas Literacy Councils network of adult literacy organizations. For more information about the Literacy Project, please call 870-793-5912 or visitwww.oflp.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Thomas
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.