BAAC announces winners of sidewalk chalk art competition during Artoberfest

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) hosted the fourth annual Artoberfest, an arts and music festival on Main Street, Saturday, Oct. 5. The festival featured over 25 local and regional artist/maker vendors, and live music by Ed Casper, Luke Middleton, and Erin Walters. The festival also included...

LISTEN: Danny Dozier talks about this weekend’s grand opening of Maxfield Park in downtown Batesville

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration for Maxfield Park will be held this weekend. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m., and the grand opening celebration will be Saturday, Oct. 12. A fundraising dinner will be served by...

LISTEN: P. Allen Smith visits with White River Now about Saturday’s ‘Taste of Moss Mountain Farm’ event at UACCB

Lifestyle expert, garden designer, conservationist, author, and television host P. Allen Smith will be in Batesville Saturday, Oct. 5, to present "A Taste of Moss Mountain Farm," at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The event...

Artoberfest coming to Main Street in Batesville this Saturday

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host the fourth annual Artoberfest, an arts and music festival on Main Street, between Third Street and North Central Avenue, Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will feature local and regional artist...

Blevins to speak at Old Independence Regional Museum to discuss new book on Ozark history

Dr. Brooks Blevins (pictured), the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozark Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, will speak Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Old Independence Regional Museum to discuss his latest work, "History of the Ozarks, Vol. 2: The Conflicted Ozarks," which details...

LISTEN: Pat Mulick talks Oktoberfest, coming this Thursday to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Batesville

Pat Mulick (pictured) dropped by the White River Now family of radio stations to chat about the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Oktoberfest, coming next Thursday, Oct. 3. The event is a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the backpack program within the Batesville...

Library announces book sale, computer instruction classes

The Independence County Library will be offering free computer instruction classes in keyboarding, beginning computers, and Microsoft Word in October. To sign up or for more info, contact Vanessa Adams at (870) 793-8814. In other library news, the Independence County Library Friends Foundation will be...

Gary B.: ‘Bark in the Park’ set for Oct. 12

The Humane Society of Independence County (HSIC) has set the 11th annual Bark in the Park at Batesville's Riverside Park for Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 12 p.m. Bark in the Park is a day for and about dogs, and everyone is invited to bring...

Citizens Bank Travel Club to preview trip to ‘Discover Greece and Its Islands’

Featured image: The Blue Chapel on the Greek island of Santorini. The Citizens Bank Travel Club will host “Discover Greece and Its Islands,” a preview presentation for its prime 2020 travel adventure, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Independence Room at the Citizens...

Thank you to White River Water Carnival supporters

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) would like to extend a special thank you to the supporters of the 76th White River Water Carnival. “Without the support of our sponsors, Friends of the Water Carnival and volunteers, this event simply would be impossible to...

Batesville Christmas Parade plans announced

Christmas may seem far away but the Batesville Kiwanis Club is already making plans for the 2019 Batesville Christmas Parade. The long-standing tradition of glowing Christmas lights filling the streets in historic downtown Batesville continues on Monday, Dec. 2. “This parade has grown so much...