Roots that grow – Millers are connected to past, looking to future

June 27, 2017 SAGE — Izard County’s Farm Family for 2017, like many other farm families, have a connection to generations before them. But, one thing about the Millers is that they’ve used that connection to build their farm, quite literally. The Millers own more than 700 acres, which they use for cattle farming and hay growing, in between Zion and Sage. Pulling up in … Continue reading Roots that grow – Millers are connected to past, looking to future

Night of music honors Jimmy Driftwood – Talent from near, far perform at show to raise money for statue of singer

June 26, 2017 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Musicians from as far away as Maryland turned out to perform at the Jimmy Driftwood Project concert in Mountain View on Sunday, June 11. With little in the line of compensation, the musicians joined together to put on a four-hour long show in honor of singer/songwriter Jimmy Driftwood, who is credited with putting Mountain View on the map, and … Continue reading Night of music honors Jimmy Driftwood – Talent from near, far perform at show to raise money for statue of singer

State highways in need of dollars – AHTD to become ARDoT next month

June 21, 2017 Soon, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will be no more. In a few weeks it will be replaced with the Arkansas Department of Transportation, or simply ARDoT. Coming along for that change is District 5 Engineer Bruce Street. Street was the last guest to speak to the Batesville Rotary Club at Kelley Wyatt’s before they started their new club year with … Continue reading State highways in need of dollars – AHTD to become ARDoT next month

Living the dream – Sharp County’s farm family has made farming a full-time job

June 20, 2017 Colton Asberry may be young, but he’s already an old hand at farming. He’s been working his own farm full-time for seven years, and has been doing farm work since he was a child at his parents’ farm. “I was raised from a small child in farming and that’s all I ever done,” said Colton, 28. After graduating from Cave City High … Continue reading Living the dream – Sharp County’s farm family has made farming a full-time job

Pocahontas Downtown Playhouse showcases passion of actors

June 14, 2017 While it may be more than an hour from Batesville, the general manager of The Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas wants you to know it’s worth the trip. “I think the Downtown Playhouse is one of the biggest secrets in northeast Arkansas [that’s] starting to get out now,” said Downtown Playhouse Manager Kelly Grooms. “We sold four season tickets for our first season … Continue reading Pocahontas Downtown Playhouse showcases passion of actors

For home delivery, many women turn to midwives – Regulations could lead to more unassisted births at home, practitioners say

June 13, 2017 When Brianna Crabtree of Batesville decided she wanted to have a natural birth, she began to look outside of the hospital system. Crabtree, and many women like her, felt that going to a hospital for delivery would take control from them and put it in the hands of an obstetrician. Worse, if she found an obstetrician who was natural-birth friendly, there was … Continue reading For home delivery, many women turn to midwives – Regulations could lead to more unassisted births at home, practitioners say

Sunny weather expected for Food Truck Friday

June 8, 2017 The food trucks are going to give it another go. Area food trucks will be descending on Riverside Park Friday to sell lunch and dinner. With Friday predicted to be both sunny and pleasant, with a high of 82 degrees, it looks like a good day to spend outside. “The rain this year has unfortunately spoiled several events scheduled so far,” said … Continue reading Sunny weather expected for Food Truck Friday

Chamber looks to revamp city’s brand

June 7, 2017 What jumps to mind when you hear someone say “Batesville?” That’s the question that chamber of commerce Tourism Director Kyle Christopher wants to answer. Christopher spoke to the Batesville Kiwanis Club Friday at Kelley Wyatt’s Restaurant. His topic: Branding Batesville. “Branding is a thing that is going to come,” Christopher said, adding that the city may have a brand by the end … Continue reading Chamber looks to revamp city’s brand

Peco covers chickens, from hatching to death

June 7, 2017 Chickens hatched into a Peco hatchery in the Batesville area will likely spend their entire lives within the area’s Peco facilities, according to Peco Live Operations Manager Rusty Langle. Langle gave the Batesville Rotary Club an overview of the company and an update on its Pocahontas operations at their weekly meeting at Kelley Wyatt’s in Batesville. “My job is to make sure … Continue reading Peco covers chickens, from hatching to death