Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Registration Now Open for the
9th Annual T Tauri Movie Camp
Clayton Bernard at 2012 Movie Camp.
The T Tauri Movie Camp is accepting registrations for its ninth annual summer youth program. Launched in 2005, T Tauri has offered a wide variety of workshops related to video production to aspiring filmmakers up to the age of 18. Workshops range from two to four days.
The 2013 Movie Camp offers three workshops: Acting on Camera, Claymation and Script to Screen. Acting on Camera will take place at the Landers Theater Building, 332 E. Main in downtown Batesville. The workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 15-17. It is open to students entering grades 5 through 12. Tuition for Acting on Camera is $75 and includes all equipment and supplies. Students provide their own lunch and beverages. Workshop instructors are Jules Taylor, an experienced acting, comedy, improv and musical theater instructor; and Michad Holliday, an independent filmmaker and production specialist for the Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Claymation will be offered July 22-23 on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). The workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to students entering grades 4 through 10. Workshop tuition is $75 and includes all equipment and supplies. Instructors include Juli Jackson, an established media artist working in film, video, photography and animation, who recently directed her first feature film, 45RPM; and Reginald Davis, an independent filmmaker, freelance photographer and AETN programmer who also mentors students at Conway High School.
Script to Screen, a narrative filmmaking workshop, is open to students entering grades 6 through 12. The workshop takes place July 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at UACCB. Students work in teams of six, each with an adult instructor, to create short narrative films, from concept to closing credits. Workshop tuition is $100. Instructors include Michad Holliday, Juli Jackson and John Pasmore, a veteran documentary filmmaker who has focused on films about the Delta and the mid-South. His films include New Madrid Fault Zone-America’s Ticking Time Bomb and The Dyess Colony: A New Deal Comes to Arkansas, which screened at the 2013 Ozark Foothills FilmFest.
The T Tauri Movie Camp is not a residential program. Students and their parents or chaperones from outside the area are encouraged take advantage of a discounted rate at the Batesville Comfort Suites Hotel; the Movie Camp rate is available for reservations made before July 1. In addition to the workshop sessions, the T Tauri experience also includes an official T Tauri t-shirt, a DVD featuring all of the movies made at camp in the current year, a “Wrap Party” cook-out and a Finale Screening at Independence Hall on the campus of UACCB. The Finale Screening is open to the public and showcases all of the films and acting exercises created in this year’s workshops.
For biographies of instructors, detailed descriptions of workshop activities and goals and registration information, go to www.ttauri.org or call (870) 251-1189.
The T Tauri Movie Camp is the youth division of Ozark Foothills FilmFest, Inc., a 501(c)(3) rural non-profit organization dedicated to excellence and accessibility in the cinema arts. “T Tauri” is the astronomer’s term for a new star. g
Economic Report Now Available
Employees across First Community Bank’s network of branches have been busy teaching second grade students in the Batesville, Cave City, Cedar Ridge and Midland school districts the importance of developing good money habits, according to Boris Dover, the bank’s president and chief operating officer.
“During the fourth week of April, we had the pleasure of interacting with hundreds of second graders to introduce the basic financial skills they will need to carry them throughout their lives,” said Dover. “The sooner children learn the importance of managing money, the better. We understand that these students are tomorrow’s leaders. First Community Bank is committed to help them now, so that they will be prepared for the future.”
“Teach Children to Save Week” is part of a national program developed by the American Bankers Association’s Education Foundation to teach children about the importance of saving. Through fun activities, second grade students are encouraged to “spend a part, save a part, and give a part.” g
to Ozark Furniture
Ozark Furniture in Batesville is pleased to announce the return of Lisa West Dombroski to their staff. Lisa worked at Ozark Furniture in the late 1990s and returns with an extensive twenty year background in furniture and appliance sales. Lisa is married to Tim, who is the owner of Dombroski Roofing, and she is the mother of two children -- a daughter, Brittany who attends Lyon College, and a son, Kaleb. “I am so excited about coming back to one of the best employers in my career and am equally excited about being
able to offer one of Arkansas largest selections of Ashley Furniture and Whirlpool Appliances,” said Dombroski. Ozark Furniture is located at 170 North Central Ave. in Batesville and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. g
Mark Martin Chevrolet recently completed a thorough remodel at their location at Highways 69 and 9 in Melbourne. Square footage was added throughout the store, and the pre-owned lot was expanded to fit over 80 pre-owned vehicles. Free wi-fi service and drinks are now offered in the customer waiting area, as well. Photo Submitted
The Clay County Electric Team of Tony Hudson, Michael Counts and Chris Cox finished in first place recently at the Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) High Voltage Lineman Rodeo on the ASUN Campus. The trio of linemen competed in such events as Insulator Changing, Pole Climbing, Hurt Man Rescue and Rope Plaiting to win the event. Joining the trio for the trophy presentation were (from left) Pat McClafferty of Arkansas Electric, Hudson, Counts, Cox and ASUN Chancellor Dr. Larry Williams. Photo submitted
PTK Members Provide Service to the Community: Members from the Beta Mu Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville collected non-perishable food items and school supplies around campus during the month of April. Members delivered the food items to three different food banks in the area after reading about a shortage earlier in the semester. The food banks that received donations were: Help and Hope in Batesville, Cedar Ridge Food Pantry in Oil Trough, and The Master’s Table at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church in Bethesda. The school supplies were donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas and will be distributed as needed to the children in that program. Members from PTK also volunteered at the recent Big Brothers Big Sisters picnic for the “bigs” and their “littles”, along with those children waiting for a match. Pictured left to right: Ryan Story, Tamara Steadman, Eve Sims, Maggie Beshears, Brandy Ayers, Lisa Bolles, and Tracy Myers, Photo submitted
Several White River Medical Center (WRMC) employees gather at the recent WRMC Employee Emergency Room Campaign Celebration. The celebration acknowledged the success of the campaign, which was conducted by the White River Health System (WRHS) Foundation. A total of $256.905.46 was pledged by 491 employees, which will go towards the upcoming expansion and renovation of the WRMC Emergency Department. The Employee Emergency Room Campaign Celebration also marks the beginning of the Foundation’s Capital Campaign for the ER Expansion. Construction is expected to begin later this year. Photo submitted
Vital Link Celebrates Team: EMS Week 2013
In 1973, President Gerald Ford signed the first proclamation establishing EMS Week. Since that time, EMS Week is celebrated every year to recognize the accomplishments of the men and women who dedicate themselves to saving the
lives of others and to educating the public about emergency preparedness. This year’s EMS Week theme is, “EMS: One Mission. One Team.”
Vital Link was established in November 1983 as Independence County Emergency Medical Services by concerned citizens and health care professionals who recognized the need for high quality and dependable emergency medical services for Independence County. Looking to the future, Independence County Emergency Medical Services’ name was changed to Vital Link, as it best represented the vital services provided by linking people to other health care providers. Since that time, Vital Link’s service area has been expanded to include Izard and Stone Counties.
“Vital Link exists to provide high quality emergency medical services while treating our clients with dignity as we strive to provide excellent care,” says Karen Ryan, Vital Link CEO. “Our organization is very fortunate to have EMS employees that strive to meet or exceed the aforementioned Vital Link Mission. Each and every person is doing a wonderful job and I commend them for their daily dedication to provide a vital public service that dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury. I feel it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of the entire Vital Link Team.”
Vital Link is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that has provided ambulance services in North Central Arkansas since 1983. Vital Link currently serves Independence, Izard, and Stone Counties. In addition to emergency and medical transportation, Vital Link also offers ambulance service memberships, pre- employment and random employee drug testing, EMS billing services, and emergency vehicle maintenance and repair; contact the business office at (870) 793-3351 for more information.
Vital Link is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), one of only four CAAS accredited services in Arkansas and one of over 140 accredited ambulance services in the entire country. g
Hodge Joins Coldwell Banker Choice Realty
James Hodge has joined Coldwell Banker Choice Realty as a sales associate working out of the Batesville Boulevard office.
Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Choice Realty, Hodge met the Arkansas real estate licensing requirements and is completing the comprehensive Coldwell Banker training program. Hodge has four years experience in residential real estate sales, and has been in the field of customer service for over 30 years. He is looking forward to serving the people of Independence County and the surrounding area. As an owner/operator of a farm himself, Hodge plans on specializing in farms and land.
“I am happy to be at Coldwell Banker Choice Realty with a great group of dedicated, honest and loyal people,” said Hodge.
“We’re glad to have James on our team,” said Missy Aaron, broker/owner at Coldwell Banker Choice Realty. “He has a background in farming, has a large network of people and is extremely knowledgeable about the Batesville area.”
Hodge is a graduate of Cord-Charlotte Schools and is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and Arkansas Cattleman’s Association. He is a native of Batesville and resides in Sulphur Rock.
Coldwell Banker Choice Realty located at 513 Batesville Blvd, can be reached at (870) 793-7778. Coldwell Banker Choice Realty has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker System for nine years. g
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