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Batesville Area Chamber holds ribbon cuttings for Coca-Cola mural, Holy Cow Burger Company

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated two ribbon cuttings in downtown. On May 9, members of the community gathered to celebrate the restoration of the historic Coca-Cola mural located at the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue. The century-old mural was restored...

Citizens Bank hosts ‘Celebrate America’ in Riverside Park, Thursday, July 4

“Celebrate America,” the annual Fourth of July celebration of our nation’s founding, will be hosted by Citizens Bank for the 22nd consecutive year on Thursday, July 4, at Riverside Park in Batesville. A full afternoon and evening of fun, food and music is scheduled along...

The River City Cruisers Car Show date announced

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The River City Cruisers return to the 76th White River Water Carnival, Saturday, Sept. 7 at Batesville’s Riverside Park. There will be Top 100 plaques, Best of Show, antiques, classics, street rod, muscle cars, rat rides, and much more.  Entry fee is $20 per car, and...

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...

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...

Crye-Leike’s “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” underway

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Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center’s third annual “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” contest is currently underway. This year, it’s a Christmas photo contest. Contestants should use their imagination to stand out from the crowd. It could be a photo of anything Christmas-related from the Elf...

77th Annual White River Water Carnival canceled for 2020

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Due to health and safety concerns, the 77th Annual White River Water Carnival scheduled for September 2020 will not take place this year, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce officials announced Wednesday morning. “With an abundance of caution around public health concerns for spread of COVID-19,...

Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles annual event marks 15 years

Riding enthusiasts agree: some of the best motorcycling in America is in the Ozarks.  Built on that simple premise, a festival organized fifteen years ago with no budget and heavily dependent on volunteers. The first event drew about 350 motorcyclists. Now, thousands of bikers...

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...

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...

Eagle Mountain kindergarten students spread Christmas cheer through carols

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Featured image: Eagle Mountain Elementary students in the lobby of First Community Bank during this week's Christmas carols outing. Kindergarten students at Eagle Mountain Elementary recently spent an afternoon singing Christmas carols at Woodlawn Nursing and First Community Bank in Batesville. Participating classes included Gena Barker's...