The Nikki Lee Atwell Foundation was set up as a memorial
foundation, to honor a young lady who passed away Oct 8, 2002 in a
car accident. It was founded to help individuals ages 10 and
up through scholarships, grants, endowments and donations in
the Arts, Music and Humanities serving Izard, Stone and
Independence Counties in Central Arkansas.The Foundation also
helps the needy in all capacities.
Batesville Native, Dale Hanks has released a new book, Best Christmas Ever. Not for the prudish sense of humor it is based on growing up in Batesville and experiences with local moonshiners and bootleggers. A different kind of story - it's a fun read and although the names have been changed, you just might recognize someone you remember!!! A limited number are available for $10 at the Nikki Lee Atwell Foundation business, The Shady Hollow in Calico Rock,