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UACCB and First Community Bank partner to bring national talent to Batesville

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UACCB, in partnership with First Community Bank, bring national acapella talent M-Pact to perform in concert at Independence Hall. The first concert entitled "White Christmas" is set for this Friday evening, December 14th, 7 p.m. at UACCB. M-Pact is celebrating 20 years of music and touring. ...

Batesville student places third in the Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest

Batesville Junior High sixth grade, McKenzie Treat, placed third in the third-sixth grade category with her artwork titled, "Running Buffalo Clover" in the Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest. All the winning pieces of artwork will be on display at the Witt Stephens Jr. Nature Center...

LISTEN: Main Street’s ‘Fun and Safe Halloween’ festivities planned

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Main Street Batesville's Mandi Curtwright recently visited with Big Daddy Randy Alan at the White River Now family of radio stations about this year's "Fun and Safe Halloween" festivities in downtown. Last year, it was estimated that 5,000 attended the event. The spooky fun is...

Oscar Mayer “Wienermobile” rolls into town

The famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was in town yesterday and parked in front of the Batesville Walmart. "Hotdoggers", wienermobile attendants, greeted fans and distributed collectible Wiener Whistles. Side note: a "hotdogger" uses an average of 75 puns per day.

Independence County still providing services through pandemic

The chairman of the Independence County Library, Bill Walmsley, issued a statement today reminding everyone the library is still offering services at this time. "On behalf of our board, Director Vanessa Adams, and our staff, I would like to inform the people of Independence County...

Main Street Batesville to celebrate “An Old Fashioned Christmas” this weekend

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This weekend, Main Street Batesville will celebrate "An Old Fashioned Christmas." The event will feature a wide variety of activities, performances, vendors, and shopping - all on Main Street in Batesville. Mandi Curtwright (pictured) recently visited the studios of the White River Now family of...

Learn all about quilting with informational meeting at Old Independence Regional Museum

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Featured image: A velvet “Crazy Quilt” made by Mary E. Todd Heuer in the 1930s, gifted to OIRM by Don Heuer If you're interested in learning to quilt and enjoy sewing or crafting items from material, the Old Independence Regional Museum (OIRM) will be hosting...

Gary B. takes a look at the 2018 Independence County Fair; Restless Heart, Statler Bros.’ Jimmy Fortune to perform

The 2018 Independence County Fair will be a six-day event in mid- July, running July 16 through July 21. This year's fair will feature eight pageants including Junior Miss and Miss Independence County. And what’s a fair without all the animals on display:  poultry, rabbits, livestock,...

LISTEN: A Joyful Heart Ball set for Saturday in Batesville

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Bringing some tasty baked goodies with them, Sara and Barrett Moore dropped by the White River Now studios this week to chat about the fourth annual Joyful Heart Ball. Listen below to their conversation:   The Joyful Heart Ball is a community dance party thrown especially for...

Independence County Library now accepting donations online

The Independence County Library has recently improved its website and is now able to accept online donations, according to a press release from the library. Online donations can be made by heading to the library's website, IndCoLib.com. Under the "Friends Foundation" tab, click "Donation." You'll...

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...