Annual canoe, kayak race is June 15

Annual canoe, kayak race is June 15

The annual Batesville Canoe and Kayak Race will be held June 15. The 8-mile course race will start at Lock 2 at Locust Grove and finish at the White River Bridge at Batesville. Registration will be from at 8 to 9 a.m. at Lock 2.   Watercraft need to be at water’s edge...
Expo sees record number of vendors

Expo sees record number of vendors

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual business expo in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center and this year’s event featured a record number of vendors. “Our event grows every year, but this year was the icing on the cake! Without...
Barbershop caters to traditional style

Barbershop caters to traditional style

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — From its court square location to the old time feel one gets walking through its doors, Perry’s Barber Shop looks like something straight out of a Norman Rockwell illustration. Yet, its down-home service is not something that’s gone with the...
Tis the season for getting out

Tis the season for getting out

Getting back to nature is easy this time of year with plenty of spots to gain some R and R., and maybe some fish while you’re at it. One such spot allows outdoor enthusiasts and RV lovers to stay close to Batesvlle’s Polk Bayou via Creekside RV in Independence County....