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Fifth annual Carius Concert coming to Melba

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the Carius Concert Series will present “Collage," a benefit concert for Main Street Batesville. “Collage” will feature the vocal talents of Cindy Carius, Penny Wolfe, and Sarah Jo Sample along with instrumentalists Danny Dozier, Mike Foster, Irl Hess, and Ken...

Paul Harris and the Cleverlys coming to Ozarka College for concert benefitting Earnie Blackley Memorial Scholarship

Townsend Spice & Supply, Steaks for Sheep Dogs, along with the Ozarka College Foundation, will present Paul Harris and the Cleverlys at the Ozarka College Melbourne campus on Friday, April 10. The concert will be held in the John E. Miller Education Complex Auditorium and...

First Community Bank to sponsor Arkansas Flower and Garden Show at state fairgrounds

First Community Bank will be the presenting sponsor at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show to be held on Feb. 28, 29, and March 1 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, featuring gardening expert P. Allen Smith, the bank said in a release. The release said...

‘Excellent’ BHS Theatre students attend Arkansas Thespian Festival 

Featured image (pictured, from left): Cody Holland, Kenly Long, Rebecca Skinner, Anni Bullard Four Batesville High School Theatre students and members of Thespian Troupe #6564 attended the Arkansas Thespian Festival at Arkansas State University, Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. Three students received Excellent Ratings for their...

Batesville Community Theatre’s ’12 Incompetent Jurors’ to convene this weekend

Colyn Bowman (pictured above, left) and Jeanette Gibbs (right) with Batesville Community Theatre recently paid a visit to the White River Now family of radio stations to chat about the BCT production, "12 Incompetent Jurors," coming this weekend, Feb. 21-23, at the Southside Schools...

Lyon students will perform Songs For a New World beginning Feb. 13

The Lyon College Music Department will present "Songs For a New World," a staged musical production. The music and lyrics were composed by Jason Robert Brown. Songs For a New World is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). The production, directed...

“The Godfather” kicks off Oaks 7 VIP Cinema/White River Now Classic Film Series Feb. 11

Before "The Sopranos," "GoodFellas," the 1983 version of "Scarface," "Casino," and the recent Oscar nominee, "The Irishman," there was the granddaddy of all American gangster dramas: 1972's Best Picture winner, "The Godfather." "The Godfather" will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the...

Steak dinner fundraiser set for Southside’s Project Graduation

A steak dinner fundraiser for Southside's Project Graduation is coming to the Triangle Cafe, Saturday, Feb. 8. The  20 dinner includes a 12 oz. ribeye, twice-baked potato, green beans, salad, and dessert. There will be two seating times (5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) available...

‘Wild About You’ fundraiser scheduled for Saturday at Southside

The second annual "Wild About You" fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southside Middle School cafeteria. A Quarter Auction will be held, and attendees will be invited to “Shop for the Cause"  from attending vendors from...

Head back to the Roaring 20s with Main Street Batesville’s Winter Gala, Feb. 7

The Main Street Batesville Winter Gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Loft located at 267 E. Main St., on the third floor of the Independence County Library. This year’s event will feature a Roaring 20s theme....

Freezing waters await participants of Saturday’s Batesville Community Polar Plunge

Participants raising awareness and funds for a good cause will endure freezing temperatures Saturday as they make a splash in chilly waters during the 2020 Batesville Community Polar Plunge at the Batesville Aquatics Center, 1420 20th St., in Batesville. Registration begins at 10 a.m.,...