Batesville Area Arts Council presents new exhibition

Featured image (via Batesville Area Arts Council): “Enter” 2021 – Landon M. Perkins / Cut Reflection Tape on Paper / 24 x 24 In. The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is presenting “Convergence,” an exhibition by Landon M. Perkins, at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St., through Nov. 19. Perkins is an …

LISTEN: Local 4-H members talk National 4-H Month

Pictured above (from left): Area 4-H Students Natasha Hightower, Keylee Harris, and Daniel Latus visited with White River Now about October as National 4H Month. October is National 4-H Month. 4-H is designed to prepare young people to step up to the challenges in their communities and provide youth with the skills to lead for a …

Obituary: Elizabeth Garrick

Elizabeth Ann (Metcalf) Garrick of Batesville, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born March 2, 1934, in Bradford, the daughter of Joe and Edna (Brinkley) Metcalf. Garrick retired from AT&T, and was a member of the Oil Trough Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, …

Obituary: Jesse Dean Cowling

Jesse Dean Cowling, 88, died Oct. 19, 2021, at Wood Lawn Nursing Home, Batesville, Arkansas. The deceased was born Jan. 12, 1933, the son of John P. and Nell Abbott Cowling of Mineral Springs, Arkansas. Jesse grew up, attended, and graduated from the public schools of that community. He was also a graduate of Southern …

Obituary: Lewis Blue Price

Lewis Blue Price age 86 of Batesville departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Ogden, Utah to John Wesley and Edna (Blodgett) Price. Lewis enjoyed writing poetry. He graduated from college with a Master’s Degree in History, Geography, and Journalism. He was …

Obituary: Steve Queary

Steve Queary, 71 of Batesville passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.  He was born Sept. 24, 1950, in Batesville, Arkansas to James and Marie Queary.  He was a retired automotive parts salesman, having worked many years for Automotive Parts Inc and more recently for Bumper to Bumper Automotive both in Batesville. He was preceded …

Obituary: Calistro “Cal” Puentez Jr.

Calistro “Cal” Puentez Jr., 59 of Pleasant Plains passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.  He was born May 2, 1962 in Lubbock, Texas to Calistro Puentez Sr. and Manuela Montoya Puentez.  He was a retired truck driver and a member of Banner Faith Full Gospel Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; two …

Obituary: Corine Adams Robinson

Corine Adams Robinson, 93, of Newport departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.  She was born March 25, 1928, in Bowen Ridge, Arkansas to Artemus “Otto” Adams and Albertine Denton Adams. Robinson was a member of Greater Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.  She was affectionately called TudaBill or Aunt Bill by everyone who knew …