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Independence County Library to open public computers

The Independence County Library will open their public computers to patrons beginning Monday, Aug. 24, the library said in a media release. In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, patrons are asked to call the library to make an appointment to use computers. Patrons...

Local artists come together for UNITY mural in downtown Batesville

Local artist and Professor of Art at Lyon College, Dustyn Bork, designed and painted a large scale colorful mural promoting peace, social justice, and to help our community of Batesville to come together -- the UNITY mural. Bork designed the image with the help of...

BAAC holding youth exhibition from ‘Art Box’ participants

Featured image: Hodge Cox holding up his favorite projects from the Summer Art Box Students, grades K-6th, enjoyed creating projects in the Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) Summer Art Box. This year, students learned about artists René Magritte, Paul Gauguin, Antoni Gaudí, Amedeo Modigliani, and William...

Arts Council hosting “take home” summer art camp

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host a “take home” summer art camp for kids this month. The council is busy putting together art kits, which include all supplies needed to create fice outlined projects and many more. Students will learn about a variety of...

Lyon art department helps Main Street blossom

Featured image: Lyon alumna Victoria Hutcheson works on the "Blossoming Main Street" mural. The Lyon College Art Program has completed a new mural in downtown Batesville. The new mural, "Blossoming Main Street," depicts an apple blossom on Main Street to represent the recent growth of Batesville’s...

BAAC Gallery on Main reopening next week

The BAAC Gallery on Main will open to the public starting Tuesday, June 30, starting back to their regular hours of Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) recommends...

‘Voice’ contestants Cory Jackson, Marybeth Byrd performing at Salem Civic Center July 24

Tickets are now on sale for Arkansas’ own contestants on the NBC-TV program, "The Voice," Cory Jackson (pictured above, right) and Marybeth Byrd (left), performing in concert on Friday, July 24, at the Salem Civic Center, located at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem...

Free movies in the Citizens Bank Pocket Park begin this weekend

Citizens Bank and Main Street Batesville are teaming up to bring "Toy Story 4" to Citizens Bank's Pocket Park on Main Street, Friday, June 26. Attendees are encouraged to bring the entire family to enjoy the shops and restaurants, and then around dusk, "Toy Story...

Memphis music festival, barbecue cooking contest canceled

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and other “Memphis in May” events have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Tennessee city. Both the music festival and the barbecue cooking contest are the cornerstones...

Oaks 7 VIP Cinema: New movies, classics on tap for this week

The recently renovated Oaks 7 VIP Cinema in Batesville is open and features a slate of new releases and classics. And until further notice, the admission for all shows is $5.50. Beginning June 5 through June 11, the following movies are showing at the Oaks...

Most-attended outdoor play opens in Arkansas amid pandemic

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas play that has been dubbed as the nation’s most-attended outdoor drama opened its season with strict social-distancing guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Friday night's opening of the Great Passion Play, which depicts the last days...