Independence Library Begins Free Computer Classes

(BATESVILLE, AR) – The Independence County Library, located at 267 East Main Street in Batesville, will begin teaching computer instruction classes in its new Computer Instruction Room. Some of the classes being taught are Beginning Computers, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics, and Gmail Basics. Classes are free; the only requirement is that you have a valid library card. For a complete list of classes available, visit the library’s website:, or visit their Facebook page. If you would like to speak to someone at the library about the computers classes, call Vanessa at 870-793-8814. For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Independence County Library in person.

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.