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Sunday, September 27, 2020

BHS Drama Department presenting comedy Oct. 12-14

The Batesville High School Drama Department will present a comedy entitled Deadly Ernest by Donald Payton, Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.  There will also be a matinee performance on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.   The show will be performed...

LISTEN: Gary B. talks this Saturday’s ‘Bark in the Park’

The community is invited to a major fundraiser for the Humane Society of Independence County. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Riverside Park in Batesville and is called: “Bark in the Park." The society is in need...

Main Street Batesville to host trick-or-treating event

Spooky fun awaits at this year’s Main Street Batesville “Fun and Safe Halloween,” Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. "The public is invited to stroll the vibrant residential and business areas of Main Street as residents and merchants pass out candy and...

18th annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest now accepting submissions

The Ozark Foothills FilmFest, described as "...an eclectic celebration of the cinema arts that takes place in April each year in Batesville...," is looking for entries for the 2019 festival. One of the few film festivals taking place in a truly rural community, the Ozark...

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...

‘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...

Rodney Crowell, blues, fireworks, and more to be part of this year’s Depot Days in Newport

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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell to headline 21st annual Depot Days Festival The 21st annual Depot Days music festival is set to take place Sept. 28 and 29 on historic Front Street in downtown Newport. The festival is described in a press release for this year's event...

Main Street Batesville announces Farm to Table Dinner 2018

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Main Street Batesville (MSB) has announced plans for its upcoming 2018 Farm to Table Dinner. This year the event’s presenting sponsor is Merchants & Planters Bank. Proceeds will benefit MSB and support its efforts. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018. Hors-d'oeuvres...

‘The Darkness’ — Main Street Batesville’s haunted house returning this Halloween season

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The masterminds and fear experts at Batesville’s The Darkness are working overtime to give you the scare of a lifetime, according to the folks at Main Street Batesville (MSB). The Darkness exists within "the cavernous, winding rooms of an old industrial complex at 570 Stadium...

First Community Bank wins Best Float for the 75th White River Water Carnival Parade

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) announced First Community Bank as the winner for the Best Float award from the 75th White River Water Carnival parade. The parade was scheduled to take place at Riverside Park in Batesville on Saturday, Sept. 8, however, rain...

WATCH: Ernie Pectol discusses Newark’s Times N’ Tradition’s fest coming Sept. 8

Country and rockabilly singer Narvel Felts will headline the 25th annual Times N' Tradition (TNT) Festival at the Newark City Park, Saturday, Sept. 8, in Newark. Felts, who hit the Billboard country singles charts with his version of Dobie Gray's classic "Drift Away," "All in...