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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

New life for Dogpatch USA property?

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InsideFortSmith.com reports the long-closed Dogpatch USA near Jasper might be home to a new tourist destination. Click here for all the info.  

New Southside restaurant celebrates opening with Chamber ribbon cutting

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill, Thursday, Nov, 30. Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill is located 39 Jones Dr. in Southside. Jones Drive is directly past the Southside Harps Foods location on Batesville Boulevard. Oscar’s Smokehouse &...

2017 Batesville Christmas Parade

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https://youtu.be/A43f-ySYbnk

HBO doc on Arkansas meth use features rehab center with local ties

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The newly released HBO documentary, Meth Storm, focuses on meth addiction in rural Arkansas, and the film includes a look at a year-long faith-based rehabilitation center based out of Perry County with ties to the WhiteRiverNow.com region. The center, Renewal Ranch, was started about five...

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...

‘A Very Melba Christmas’ returns to the Melba

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The Melba Theater is once again hosting “A Very Melba Christmas,” a series of 12 Christmas classics back on the big screen and presented at no charge. “Last year’s attendance exceeded expectations and many of our shows were at full capacity,” said Adam Curtwright,...

Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble to perform in Jonesboro

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The Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble will continue their 2017-2018 concert season on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall at Arkansas State University. Symphonic Winds will perform first, beginning with Alfred Reed’s “A Festival Prelude.”  Next they will play “Old...

Blanchard Springs Caverns announces winter schedule

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Blanchard Springs Caverns, located 15 miles northwest of Mountain View, near the town of Fifty Six, will begin its winter schedule effective Nov. 5. Blanchard Springs Caverns will be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from November through March. The caverns are closed...

Newark TNT Fest scheduled for Sept. 9

The Newark Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced details for the 24th annual Times-N-Traditions (TNT) Festival in Newark scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade through town. At 11 a.m., the event will move to Newark Park with...

Runaway Planet to play FilmFest fundraiser

Ozark Foothills FilmFest, Inc., a Batesville educational non-profit organization, will present Arkansas bluegrass band, Runaway Planet, at a fundraising event, Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. The event will take place at Elizabeth's, 231 E. Main St. in Batesville. Runaway Planet is “...a traditionally-based bluegrass...