Main Street Batesville announces summer lineup in concert series

Main Street Batesville announces a sensational lineup of productions in the “Concerts in the Loft” series. All performances will be held in the Barnett Building Loft on Main Street in downtown Batesville and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

“Our upcoming concert series has a diverse and innovative line-up of talented singers and musicians that reflect our continued tradition of bringing joy into the hearts of our audience,” said event producer Danny Dozier. “We will be offering something for everyone to enjoy.”

June 17: Secondhand Street Band

The Secondhand Street Band is an eclectic musical collective formed on the streets of New Orleans that combines the traditional sound of New Orleans jazz and funk with contemporary elements and popular reimaginings. As a crew of misfit street performers from all over the United States and abroad, SHSB has crafted an energetic and interactive live show that packs the block daily, grabbing the attention of Royal Street’s diverse crowds.

Museum program: Sports and the Media

Mark Lamberth and Paul Glover are Batesville media all-stars who will share their experience in the sports field during a panel discussion at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at Old Independence Regional Museum, located at 9th and Oak Streets in Batesville. This program is the fifth one in the “Our Teams - Our Pride” museum series in support of the Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit that will be installed later this year in the museum.
Mark Lamberth has been the radio voice of Pioneer football for 21 years and was the logical choice to serve the same role for the Scots when Lyon College restarted football two years ago. Mark has also done play-by-play announcing for Pioneer and Scot basketball and baseball over the years. He is active in thoroughbred horse racing, and served as chairman of the Arkansas Racing Commission International in 2015-2016. Mark is president of Atlas Asphalt, Inc. and is engaged in other business interests in the Batesville community. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas. He and his wife Dianne have two children and seven grandchildren.
Paul Glover has written every important sports story for the Batesville Guard for over 30 years. He has covered sports events for all the local school districts and for Lyon College. A native of Conway, Paul is a 1980 graduate of UA-Little Rock who moved to Batesville in 1984 to work for the Guard newspaper. He and his wife Pamela have two children and three grandchildren.
Lamberth and Glover will tell about particular tricks of the trade that they have learned along the way, and the most memorable events that they have covered. Among other topics will be valuable lessons that they have learned over the years that have strengthened their ability to communicate effectively. They will also be challenged to recall significant errors they may have made that have helped them grow in their sports reporting. Another challenging subject that they will address is what changes in the world of sports has been pivotal to today’s reporting of those events.
Bruce Johnston, museum program chairman, encourages all those interested in local sports to attend this program, and bring their own questions for Glover and Lamberth to answer.
The program will be free and open to the public.  Normal museum hours are: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and $1.00 for children.  The museum is located at 380 South 9th street, between Boswell and Vine Streets in Batesville.  
Old Independence is a regional museum serving a 12-county area: Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff.  Parts of these present-day counties comprised the original Independence County in 1820’s Arkansas territory.

UACCB Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications (Deadline April 1)

UACCB Foundation accepting scholarship applications; video essay now accepted
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for summer 2017 and fall 2017/spring 2018 semesters.
Summer scholarships pay tuition for one class. Fall/spring scholarship amounts vary depending on grade point average and number of hours enrolled. Applications available at The deadline to apply is April 1 for summer scholarships and July 1 for fall/spring scholarships. In addition to completing an application form, students must submit a 500-word essay or a video essay. The video essay should be between 2 and 2 ½ minutes and in an mp4 or MOV format. This is the first year for the foundation to accept video essays.
“Scholarship opportunities have always been a main goal of the UACCB Foundation,” said Tina Paul, director of development. “Being able to provide summer scholarships when other scholarship opportunities or Pell grants are not available was a huge benefit for students. Now for those student that are not comfortable writing an essay, the foundation will accept video essays. It’s just another way the foundation can support UACCB students as they pursue their educational goals.”
The UACCB Foundation have provided over $45,000 in scholarships the last two academic years and is on pace to award even more during fiscal year 2018. For more information regarding the UACCB Foundation or scholarship opportunities, contact Tina Paul at or 870-612-2017. Hannah Keller

UACCB Fall Chancellor’s and Dean’s List

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has released the 2016 fall chancellor’s and dean’s lists. Students who made the chancellor’s list achieved a 4.0 GPA during the spring term. Students who made the dean’s list achieved a 3.5 GPA during the spring semester.

Chancellor’s List
Terry Hearn

Stephan Payne   
Kristi Spurlin
Randa Garlin
Bradley    Slaughter
Quinton Smith
Ashlyn Candler
Savannah Hooper
Ashley Phipps
Kevin Canarte
Brooke Halford
Guadalupe Reyes
Brian Wright
Emily Crumpton   
Christina Parr
Kessie Jenkins
Adrian Walker
Cadie Pinkston

Kelce Whitaker

Drew Smith

Cave City
Cheyenne Childers   
Phillip Reeves
Brittany    Heigle
Kayla Presley

Erica Tilley

William    McMahan
Joshua Wilkes   

Cassandra Hayward

Locust Grove
Aaron Weaver   

Ashley Grimes   

Mountain View
Vickie Stair

Mount Pleasant
Susan Hegarty

Abby Summers

Frederick Moore

Oil Trough   
Karissa James

Pleasant Grove
Luke McMahan   

Pleasant Plains
Santford Moody
Emily Foster
Timothy Johnson

Rose Bud
Teresa    Buchanan

Tien Le   

Carla Shaw

Jessica Walling   

Sulphur Rock
Rex Fletcher   

Dean’s List
Ash Flat   
Andrea    Churchill

Heather Fortune

Kristie Wade   
Matthew Esteb
Ashley Sinclair
Amy Kreutzer
Rachel Wright
Meagan Ivy
Abby McNeil
William    Stephan
Samantha Dallas
Nailah Swanson
Korbin Inman
Bethany Cross
Savannah Magee
Nicole Charbono
Jeffrey Perry
Robert Hatfield
Kourtney Johnson
Sky Loggains
Calin Clark
Trazelle Tickner
Ashley Laird
Leighton Leddy
Kayla May
Brandon Taylor
Bayleigh Harmon
Jacob Wood
Ricki Gilbert
Sarah Frisbee
Nathan Howard
Gabriela Vargas
Karina Chavez
Hayden Browers
Jackie Stacks
Alex Vallejo
Thomas Williams

Elizabeth Tucker
Jacob Vanoven

Cave City
Abigail Scott
Emily Neeley
Jacob Strickland

Morgan    Bishop

Jessica Nicol

Shelby    Marshall

Tracy Logan
Jessica Umana

Dalton Treece

Caleb Williams   
Sierra Henry

Heber Springs
Mary Alton

Michael    Meller

Jessie Culver   

Ashley Naugle

Dennis    Swanson

Locust Grove
Summer Braswell
Angela Nanney

Monica    Goings
Emily Wright

Mia McKinney
Marty Goings

Pleasant Plains
Shannon Burrow

Madalyn Vanwinkle
Olivia Tuggle

Lowell Vickery

Michael-Ryan Zrebski

Sulphur Rock
Craig Richardson   
Kyler Grissom

Monique Dashner

United Way Launches Tackle Hunger Food Drive

United Way of North Central Arkansas and its partners are launching the Tackle Hunger Food Drive to help stock the pantries of local organizations providing meals and food items to individuals in the community.  The food drive, which will run through the Friday before the Super Bowl, will benefit the local school backpack programs, which puts food in backpacks of needy children to ensure they have food each weekend, local food pantries, and groups providing hot meals to those in need.
In an effort to encourage community support and maximize donations, United Way has turned this food drive into a competition and is calling it The Super Bowl of Caring.  The contest began Monday, January 16th and ends Friday, February 3rd (Friday before the Super Bowl).
“We are excited to run a contest to help local groups that are feeding those in need,” Allison Phelps, Executive Director of United Way said. “Local businesses participating as drop-off locations will compete against one another to score the most points, at the end of the contest the business with the most points will win the Super Bowl of Caring Trophy, which is a Lombardi replica, and bragging rights.”  The drive is requesting a multitude of items, some worth more points than others, so there is something to fit everyone’s budget.  
United Way’s most needed items include: Ramen noodles, Vienna sausages, Easy Mac, canned vegetables (Veg-All; Carrots; Greens), canned pasta, gummy snacks, coffee filters, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, animal crackers, napkins, Pop-Tarts, instant oatmeal, apple juice, cranberry juice, coffee creamer, plastic spoons, fruit cups, Peanut butter, individual boxes of cereal, coffee, or monetary donations to purchase food.
The donations will be picked up and points tallied weekly by a representative of United Way.  The winner will be announced on Monday, February 6th via press release and the United Way of North Central Arkansas’ Facebook page.  
Current drop-off locations (and competitors) are:
Centennial Bank, location at 1895 Harrison Street – Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Citizens Bank, located at 200 S 3rd Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
First Community Bank, located at 1325 Harrison Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Merchants & Planters Bank, located at 555 E Main Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Southern Bank, located at 1583 S St. Louis Street – Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
White River Medical Center, located at 1710 Harrison Street.
If you would like more information about the Tackle Hunger Food Drive or would like to compete for the Super Bowl of Caring Trophy, contact the United Way office for more details at 870-793-5991 or Kim Tucker

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