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Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Batesville

Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is bringing the Kelly Miller Circus to Batesville on  Thursday, May 3. Located at Riverside Park, performances will be at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.The tent raising will begin at approximately 9 a.m. on the morning of the show. The public...

Melba to host ‘Talladega Nights’ screening with NASCAR legend Mark Martin

The Melba Theater in Batesville will be having some NASCAR fun with a special screening of the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sunday, April 15, with special guest, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. The event is a benefit for Batesville High School's...

ASU-Newport to feature ‘shattered glass’ workshop

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Students can take broken glass and turn it into art at Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN).  Local artist Julie Reardon is coming to ASUN to teach both children and adults to create unique creations from shattered glass. The class, “Spring is in the Air,” is scheduled...

‘Mr. Southerner Beauty’ contest rescheduled for March 13 in Southside

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Men, be sure to check your pantyhose for runs. That is if you are a contestant in the Mr. Southerner Beauty contest. The event, which was originally scheduled for January, will be held Tuesday, March 13, at the Southside Middle School Cafeteria beginning at...

Pumpkin Patch to benefit Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

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The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches (ASYR) is holding its second annual Pumpkin Patch, and this year visitors will have the full month of October to enjoy it. Presented by First Community Bank, the event includes one pumpkin per visitor and free access to activities such...

Historic Main Street Batesville building transformed into a modern, luxury hotel

Photo from The Royal on Main Facebook page A historic commercial building that was built in 1897 has been transformed into a luxury modern hotel in downtown Batesville. The Royal on Main is located on Main Street and has eight modern, luxury suites. Each suite includes a mixture...

Drone footage of Riverside Park in Batesville

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Riverside Park in Batesville, Ark. is one of the prettiest Christmas displays in the state. The display was revealed on November 22, 2017 and cars have been touring the park nonstop.  Visitors can walk through the display and even enjoy a carriage ride. Drone footage...

CNN ranks The Skillet in Mountain View as one of the ten best restaurants across America for Thanksgiving

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If you're looking to celebrate Thanksgiving without the hassle of cooking and cleaning, CNN is recommending The Skillet restaurant in Mountain View as one of the ten best restaurants in the country to enjoy all the delicious turkey day fare. The Skillet is located...

40th Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College April 12-14

Every April, Lyon College holds the Arkansas Scottish Festival, one of the premier Scottish festivals in the United States. Established in 1980 as the Highland Games, the festival is emblematic of the College, its Scottish heritage, and its Presbyterian connection. Over the years, the...

‘Roots and Boots: An Evening with Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye’ coming to ASU-Newport

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Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye are scheduled to appear as part of ASU-Newport’s Patron Series at the Center for the Arts, located at 7648 Victory Blvd. in Newport. The event will be Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Entitled “Roots and Boots,” the...

Cave City Celebrates with the 40th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival

Since 1980, Cave City has celebrated the World’s Sweetest Watermelons with an atmosphere of fun, family and music. The town is gearing up to host the 40th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival this week, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. Friday,...