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July 11, 2023

The Seventh Annual Howard L. House Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by First Community Bank, will be held on August 5 and 6 in Batesville, Arkansas, at The Course at Eagle Mountain with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Independence County.

The tournament was established to honor the memory of long-time Batesville resident, Howard L. House, who passed in 2014. Mr. House was a beloved community member, a successful businessman, a strong advocate for children’s rights, and he was heavily involved in helping others in the community.

“We are excited to continue this annual tradition in honor of Howard’s memory,” said Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank. “This tournament is an excellent way for us to support the Children's Advocacy Center of Independence County and its important work.”

The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Independence County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that opened in November 2018. In an effort to decrease trauma and re-victimization in child abuse victims, Child Advocacy Centers were formed around the country. The center provides coverage for Independence, Izard, Stone, Sharp and Fulton Counties. It is the 17th CAC in Arkansas and one of over 700 across the United States.

“The tournament is a great way to bring together our community to celebrate and remember my father’s life and legacy,” said Dianne Lamberth, daughter of the late Howard House and board member emeritus of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Independence County. “What better way to honor him than by supporting an organization that helps children in need? Especially one he was so passionate about.”

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Independence County board of directors, comprised of a team of business leaders, includes Dr. Pat Mulick, board president; Dr. Katie Yarnell, vice president; Jason Taylor, treasurer; Amanda Reaves, secretary; Kyle Christopher and Jimmy Hodges. Emeritus board members are as follows: Dianne Lamberth, Beatrice Moore, Janis Walmsley and Arlene Martin.

The two-day golf tournament will begin at 10:00 a.m. each day. If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Justin Taylor at 870-612-3400 or


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