Category: Randolph County

Several in Pocahontas honored as historical convention begins

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – The Arkansas Historical Association began its 76th annual conference in Pocahontas on Thursday, April 20.

Titled “Great War, Great Changes,” the convention will delve into the deep history of the area, especially during the era of the World Wars and what followed.

The three day convention in the hills of Randolph County began with two awards being presented Thursday night at the Randolph County Heritage Museum in the downtown square of Pocahontas. Continue reading “Several in Pocahontas honored as historical convention begins”

Cousins to share the stage in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – Growing up in a theatre can be a kid’s dream.

Such was the childhood of two acting cousins – Leah Evers and Katie Bourgeret Caldwell -who will share the stage as the adult leads in the Imperial Dinner Theatre’s upcoming production of “Annie” (sponsored by Bella Piazza).

Evers is the manager of Verizon Wireless and lives in Pocahontas with her two children, who are also active at the Studio for the Arts which is the nonprofit that owns the Imperial. Caldwell hails from St. Louis where she grew up, but now resides in Pocahontas and works for Wayne’s Electric.

Evers, who plays a mean Miss Hannigan, is the daughter of Andee Evers, CEO of The Studio.

“I’ve never known anything different,” she says, “We all had the biggest playpen a kid could ever have.” Continue reading “Cousins to share the stage in Pocahontas”

Downtown Pocahontas shines at night

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – The historic downtown square in Pocahontas is as active as ever and a new project has added life to a section of downtown, even at night.

A “Lights Over Pocahontas” project was recently completed downtown, on North Marr Street, in Pocahontas. The section of Marr, approved at last month’s city council meeting to be the official Arts and Entertainment District, is called NoMa and consists of eight blocks of North Marr Street.  Continue reading “Downtown Pocahontas shines at night”

New “Love Lock Lane” installed in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – If you really love someone, there is a new way to show it in Pocahontas, thanks to the generosity of a local business.

The Pocahontas Love Lock Lane was recently installed at Black River Overlook Park in Pocahontas by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. The fencing was donated by Lesmeister Guesthouse to create the Pocahontas Love Lock Lane at Black River Overlook Park.

Without any fanfare, over 20 couples have already discovered the new addition to the park and installed their locks, the Lesmeister blog said. Continue reading “New “Love Lock Lane” installed in Pocahontas”

Imperial Theatre offering discount to “Annie the Musical” in April

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – The Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas is on a mission to get families out of the house, away from their smartphones, and around a table for a memorable night.

Featuring only quality entertainment suitable for the entire family, the Imperial is a non-profit group which brings culture and enriches the community in Pocahontas. Located across from Black River Technical College on Highway 304 East just as you come into town, the Imperial will be featuring “Annie the Musical” in April. Continue reading “Imperial Theatre offering discount to “Annie the Musical” in April”