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Sold out BACC annual meeting takes guests to the disco, Honors Award Winners

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BACC) Annual Meeting and Gala was held Friday, Jan. 25 at the Batesville Community Center. The “Friday Night Fever” 70s-themed event attracted nearly 400 guests and celebrated community work toward IMPACT goals in 2018 and outstanding business and...

First Community to build banking center in Brookland

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First Community Bank has purchased property at 8101 Highway 49 in Brookland, Ark., and has received regulatory approval to build a sixth northeast Arkansas banking center that will mark the 28th location in the bank’s branch network. “The Brookland branch is the result of our...

Charity Golf Tournament raises green for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

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IMAGE: First Community Bank’s chairman & CEO, Dale Cole (center, in tie), and president & COO, Boris Dover (left of Cole) present Matthew Cleveland (far left), Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches chief development officer and Nancy Fulton (far right, chief executive officer of the Ranch...

Palmieri Achieves Board Certification in Medical Practice Management

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Judy Palmieri, White River Health System (WRHS) Clinic Division Executive Director of Finance, earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) by the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The American College of...

WATCH: Last call at Kelley Wyatt’s — longtime Batesville restaurant closes today; view the final buffet

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Kelley Wyatt's Restaurant, a longtime Batesville eatery, served its final lunch buffet today. The restaurant, which has operated off and on in Batesville at various locations since the mid-1930s, posted the following announcement on their Facebook page late yesterday afternoon: The lunch buffet, which was famous...

Rayford appointed to state coalition

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The Arkansas Department of Education Division of Public School Accountability has appointed Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce COO Jamie Rayford to their Family and Community Engagement Coalition. Rayford also currently serves as a Community Resource Partner for ForwARd Arkansas.   In a letter received Thursday,...

Harps purchases 20 regional supermarkets including Newark’s Town and Country

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Springdale, Ark.-based Harps Food Stores, Inc. has purchased 20 stores in northeastern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri from Town and Country Grocers of Fredericktown, Mo. Five of the northeast Arkansas locations include Newark, Harrison, Highland, Pocahontas, and Piggott. A press release said the timetable for the deal...

Gary B.: New owners taking reins at T.D. Home Center in Mountain View

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New things are coming to Mountain View as new owners take over the reins of T.D. Home Center, located at 315 Sylamore. The new owners are Contessa and Jason May, also the owners of May Motor Company in Mountain View. The Mays say their daughter,...

UACCB instructor selected as Interstate Passport facilitator for state

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Article By Hannah Keller Flanery UACCB communications and marketing coordinator In 2016, Beverly Meinzer (pictured), a chemistry and physical science instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB), attended a meeting in Boulder, Colo. to learn about a new transfer initiative called Interstate...

Lyon senior to start his own business after graduation

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Two years ago, Zachary Stewart (pictured) was a nursing student at a state university with a need for stout coffee. Now graduating from Lyon College with his B.S. in business administration, he’s opening his own coffee shop in Batesville, Nova Joe’s. Before transferring to Lyon...

Warden promoted to president of LaCroix Precision Optics

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LaCroix Precision Optics of Batesville recently announced the promotion of Kirk Warden to president of the company, effective July 2, 2018. Ray LaCroix, Jr., who has served as president since 1985, will assume the role of chairman of the board, noted a release announcing...