Freedom Fest Coming to Charlotte

July is the month the nation celebrates its freedom and independence, and it will also be the month that the residents at John 3:16 Ministries will celebrate their freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. John 3:16 will host a fundraiser dinner and concert featuring Matthew West on Saturday, July … [Read more...]

CHI St. Vincent Sponsors Pet Adoption Days in Sherwood to Celebrate the Power of Human Kindness 

CHI St. Vincent has partnered with the Sherwood Humane Society to host Pet Adoption Days. As part of their healing ministry and efforts to improve the physical, mental and spiritual well being of the communities they serve, CHI St. Vincent will cover the cost of all fees to adopt a pet at the … [Read more...]

BACC to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for the First, Exclusive Jeep® Showroom in Arkansas

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new exclusive Jeep® showroom at Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Ram + Jeep on Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. The showroom, designed for those who already love the iconic brand and those exploring Jeep for the … [Read more...]

Main Street Batesville to host free Summer Concert Series 

Main Street Batesville and the City of Batesville will present some hot music on summer nights when they host a four-part free Summer Concert Series that will kick off this month at Maxfield Park. The inaugural concert will feature two local talents and the Dan Conklin Band to open the series on … [Read more...]

Informational Meeting about Revised Design Plans for Bridge Replacement over Illinois River

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will conduct an in-person public involvement meeting from 4–7 p.m., Thursday, June 23, at the Holiday Inn Express Boardroom, 2100 Highway 412 West, Siloam Springs, about the revised design plans for the Highway 59 bridge over the Illinois … [Read more...]

IMPACT Independence County and the City of Batesville to Launch Creative Strategies to Connect Young Children to Benefits of Nature

Cooperative efforts among IMPACT Independence County and the City of Batesville’s Parks and Recreation department are underway to improve access to outdoor play and learning opportunities for area youth. Spending regular time in nature improves young children’s mental, emotional and physical health, … [Read more...]

Museum To Host Food Tasting Event and Reception

The Old Independence Regional Museum (OIRM) will be  hosting a historic foods tasting event that will highlight the various exhibits within the Museum.  The event will be held on Thursday, June 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The food tour will  include foods from the Great Depression, foods served by … [Read more...]

BAAC’s Summer Celebration a Success

Batesville Area Arts Council's annual Summer Celebration fundraiser was held on Saturday, June 18, at Lyon College's Highland House presented by First Community Bank. The event surpassed its initial fundraising goal, raising more than $12,000 for the non-profit organization.  "We … [Read more...]

Boozman Legislation Heading to President’s Desk to Be Signed into Law

A pair of legislative initiatives championed by U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) to modernize Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) breast cancer screening policies and the delivery of lifesaving care for women veterans unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives late Wednesday … [Read more...]

Arkansas Craft School Receives a National Endowment For the Arts

The Arkansas Craft School is one of 62 organizations nationwide, and the only organization in Arkansas, selected to receive a 2022-2023 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $18,000 will support a community reading program focusing on Sarah Smarsh’s  Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in … [Read more...]