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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

LISTEN: Batesville Parks and Rec reps visit with Big Daddy about December events and more

Lowen Lermitte and Jacob Rawlings with Batesville Parks dropped by the White River Now studios to talk about the wrap-up of the Iron Distance Wellness Challenge and upcoming December events from Batesville Parks and the Batesville Community Center. Listen below to the interview. Lowen Lermitte and...

Christmas parades scheduled throughout the area

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and holiday parades are being planned for areas around the region. The Kiwanis Club of Batesville will be hosting "A Dickens of a Christmas" Christmas parade at 6 p.m on Monday, Dec. 3 on Main Street, and...

Southside Schools teams for shopping spree at Harps; winner donates winnings to food pantry

The band program at Southside Schools teamed with Harps and Thrivent Financial for their fall fundraiser. Tickets were sold and a drawing was held for the ten-minute shopping spree at Harps of Southside. The winner, Ken Rawlings, donated his winnings to the Southside 4H...

Sixth annual Furry Frenzy Toy Toss Set For Nov. 27

The 2018 Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss, which benefits the United Way's Angel Tree program, putting Christmas gifts in the hands of children less fortunate, has been set. The event will take place in James C. Becknell Gymnasium during the Lyon College men’s...

Batesville Montessori holiday 3K and fun run scheduled for Nov. 29

Batesville Montessori School, in partnership with the city of Batesville, will host White River Winter Wonderland, a 3K and fun run. The fundraising event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29. Racing bibs and t-shirt pickup begins at 5p.m. The line-up is set for...

UACCB student learns best practices for crop, soil health during internship

When the opportunity to intern with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service presented itself this summer, Ricki Gilbert rolled up her sleeves and dug right in. Gilbert, an agriculture technology major at the University of Arkansas Community College at...

Citizens Bank Employees’ Fund supports ‘Kups for Kids’ to fight hunger

The Batesville High School (BHS) EAST Lab will use a $500 donation from Citizens Bank employees to help fund its “Kups for Kids” program which helps alleviate child hunger throughout the area. The program was created by EAST, an acronym for Education Accelerated by Service...

United Way Angel Tree names available Nov. 12

The United Way of North Central Arkansas will begin releasing the names of children participating in this year's Angel Tree program, Monday, Nov. 12, the agency noted in a press release. Each year, United Way of North Central Arkansas helps hundreds of children each year...

Past president shares about his time at Lyon in memoir

Article by Madeline Pyle What do a tornado, an airplane crash, and an increased endowment have in common? They all occur in Dan C. West’s memoir, Causeway to a Bigger World, during chapters covering his time at Lyon College, then Arkansas College. President of the college from...

Batesville Community Theatre bringing ‘Charlie Brown’ to Southside Schools Auditorium this weekend

A production of the classic, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, is coming to the Southside Schools Auditorium thanks to the Batesville Community Theatre (BCT). Performances will be this weekend, Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. with a Nov. 11 matinee performance...

Local students enjoy a trip to Sea Camp

Some fifth-grade students at Eagle Mountain Elementary in Batesville recently enjoyed Sea Camp on Dauphin Island, Ala. The group attended classes each day while working on STEM (science technology engineering math) activities and spent time learning how to measure waves and debris beaches; crawling in...

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