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White River Medical Center • Batesville, AR

Senior Systems Analyst
Future Fuel Chemical Co. • Batesville, AR

Director of Operations
Intimidator Group • Batesville, AR

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Member Events
Baseball vs. Central Baptist College
Fri., April 1 • 12 p.m.
Fred Wann Field

Softball vs. Hannibal-LaGrange University
Fri., April 1 • 12 p.m. (Doubleheader)
House Softball Field

Baseball vs. Central Baptist College
Sat., April 2 • 12 p.m. (Doubleheader)
Fred Wann Field

Softball vs. Missouri Baptist University
Sat., April 2 • 1 p.m. (Doubleheader)
House Softball Field
College: Ready, Set, Go!
UACCB is hosting an event on Tuesday, April 5, for community, parents, and future students of ANY college. Prospective students can get help from almost every department on campus and receive a free BBQ dinner. For more info, please call 870.612.2139. Hosted by UACCB Admissions.
The 2022 Red Hot Ladies Luncheon will be held Friday, April 8th in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

The luncheons are intended to raise awareness about issues impacting the lives of women, and inspire them to make positive changes and commit to a healthy lifestyle. About 300 women are expected to attend the festive affair, which includes a popular silent auction.

Since 2006, this series of popular ladies events have raised about $140,000 in support for various non-profit organizations that serve the health-related needs of women and their families in Batesville, Independence County, and surrounding communities.

This year’s featured speaker will be Peggy "Pegg" Miller, LCSW.
The beneficiary of this year’s Red Hot Ladies Luncheon will be New Hope Refuge of Independence County. New Hope Refuge is a minimum 7-month, faith-based and Christ-centered program for women 19 years of age and older who are struggling with substance abuse issues.

The doors will open at 11 a.m. prior to the luncheon for the silent auction, which features items and services donated by dozens of local businesses.

Reserved sponsorship tables for eight guests for the Red Hot Ladies Luncheon are available for $200. Individual tickets are available for $25 each with open seating. To reserve tables or obtain other information, call Ashley Engles at 870-698-9650.
Luncheon and drawing tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance at the Citizens Bank Headquarters Branch.
Children's Advocacy Center Spring Gala
Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Please save the date for the Children’s Advocacy Center’s You’re So Golden Gala! All proceeds from this event help the Children's Advocacy Center of Independence County provide services to children victimized by abuse. The agency is funded through community support, grants, and foundation support, making events like this vital in continuing to serve children and families in our area.

Events for the evening include Special Guest Speaker, First Lady Susan Hutchinson, followed by a live auction, dinner & drinks, and live entertainment by Dalanie Taylor.

Individual tickets are $50. VIP tables for 8 are $600.

You may purchase tickets through our PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App accounts. Write "GALA" in your subject line. Venmo: CACIC • Cash App: $CACIND • Paypal

Good day Chamber Members!

My name is Pam Palermo and I am the new Director of Institutional Events at Lyon College. We have an amazing event coming up April 23rd.

Our 3rd Annual Scots Spectacular will be an evening filled with Fun, All you can eat Gourmet “Grazing Stations,” Silent & Live Auctions - including our own Auctioneer, Live Comedy of Hole Hecklers’ John Marc Chamber, Live Music, & Dancing!

To purchase a ticket, visit

To donate items to our Silent or Live Auction and get your business prominently displayed, please contact me at or call (870) 307-7362

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the 3rd Annual Scots Spectacular!


White River Softwash

White River Softwash provides professional exterior cleaning solutions for residential and commercial clients. With top-of-the-line and specialized equipment, we can safely and effectively clean all exterior surfaces, including roofs, brick, concrete, vinyl, metal, flagstone, and more!

870.376.8685 |



Halo Hills Training and Boarding

Halo Hills offers public dog training classes on Monday and Tuesday nights at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Independence County Humane Society. The new Halo Hills facility will be up and running by the 2nd week of April.


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Under the Family Violence Prevention umbrella, Batesville Rape Crisis Center will be making TEAL ribbons and bows for the month of April in honor of sexual assault survivors and victims. For a small donation, we will bring them to area businesses or homes to be put on display throughout April.
Haley Smith goes "Above & Beyond" Haley Smith, Secretary at Sulphur Rock Elementary, was named Monday to receive the March “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award.” With a heart for students, faculty and staff, Haley takes on multiple projects to help keep the school running smoothly. Congratulations!

The Batesville Area Arts Council is pleased to present clock/work, a group exhibition at the BAAC Gallery on Main (226 E Main St) March 8 – April 23, 2022. clock/work is a multi-media group exhibition centered on the structure and iconicity of sports as a way of relating to society more broadly and sifting through topics of identity, representation and engagement. Time, or more specifically time constraints, are the basis for the ways in which the majority of sports and games function. Featuring the work of Maryamsadat Amirvaghefi, Abigail Smithson, and Breanne Trammell, clock/work explores those functions; the works range from being critical to celebratory of the individual elements that combine to create our shared culture within sports.

Maryam Amirvaghefi, born in Tehran, Iran, currently works at the University Of Arkansas School Of Art as an Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Instructor. Amiravghefi’s mixed media works include painting, video art, and sculpture pieces. Abigail Smithson is an artist based in Batesville, Arkansas. With a focus on documentation, her work is rooted in the appreciation, translation and act of making records. Basketball is her muse; she uses the game as a lens for viewing issues surrounding the body and representation. Breanne Trammell is an artist currently based in Fairfield, CA, who prioritizes using lo-fi and common materials like T-shirts, bumper stickers, and classified ads—non-privileged and public sites of potential discourse to create multi-media work.

Please join us for a gallery reception on Thursday, April 7, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., with a member-only Happy Hour starting at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dennison Heights Duplex currently has 2-bedroom, 2-bath Duplex openings.

1-year lease $895/month with $895 Deposit. No Pets.

Contact Linda With Kramer Leasing LLC.

Call: 870-251-2468
Text: 870-600-0775

Fleaman Barkus is a thrift store operated by the Humane Society of Independence County—a non-profit organization benefiting the homeless dogs and cats of Independence County. The store serves as a means to raise funds for the continual success of HSIC.

If you're doing spring cleaning this week, drop off your donation items with our friends at Fleaman Barkus.

Consider volunteering if you're looking for a fun way to give back to Furry Friends. You can help sort the donated items, organize the store, greet the customers, and more.

Old Independence Regional Museum’s (OIRM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mandi Curtwright is the Executive Director of OIRM effective February 15, 2022. Curtwright joins the museum with a wealth of knowledge in public relations, management, grant writing and nonprofit management. Mandi joins current staff Terri Crawford, Humanities Educator and Laura Reed, Office Manager.

“I understand the history of our area and its importance to the citizens,” Curtwright said. “I’m excited to take on this role. It’s an opportunity for me to continue the momentum at the museum. I’m optimistic and looking forward to where the journey leads.”

Curtwright has been involved in various fundraisers benefitting OIRM. She has also been a supporter of the museum’s mission and events. Curtwright has also led educational events at the state level pertaining to historic preservation and has advocated on behalf of historic property owners.

Curtwright was honored as one of the ”20 to Watch” in 2013 by Arkansas Democrat Gazette, “Spirit of Independence” by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2021, and was honored as a Distinguished Alumni for “Community Service” by her alma mater.

Curtwright has lived in Independence County her entire life. She graduated from Midland High School in Pleasant Plains in 2005. She married Adam Curtwright in 2006 and moved to Batesville while they were attending the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The Curtwrights have three children.

OIRM members are invited to a Members Mingle at the Museum on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. to meet and welcome the new director.

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice of business in Independence County, providing advocacy promotion and resources for chamber members.
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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce sets the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, business growth and achieving a high quality of life in the Batesville Area.
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