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Monday, July 22, 2019

Charity Golf Tournament raises green for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

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...

UACCB nursing division chair receives distinguished faculty honor

July will mark 25 years of service for Marietta Candler at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB), and she said she can never see herself doing anything else. “Teaching gets in your blood. I fell in love with it my first year,...

Batesville School District to present strategic plan at upcoming town hall meets

Talk in Batesville, the last few days, has mostly centered on a new strategic plan developed under new Batesville School District superintendent Dr. Michael Hester. Among the goals of the plan is to provide additional revenue for teachers and other school employees in...

Gary B.: Gas prices hit over $3 a gallon in parts of state

Gasoline prices continue to rise from $2.11 a gallon in late November of last year to a national average of $2.99 today. In Arkansas, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded ranges from $2.27 a gallon at McGehee to $3.09 a gallon at...

James named to M & P Community Bancshares board

M & P Community Bancshares, holding company for Merchants and Planters Bank and M & P Insurance and Investment Services, announced today the addition of Jennifer James to their bank and holding company’s board of directors. James is a fourth-generation rice, soybean, and corn farmer in...

Pasha Alexander joins First Community Bank

Pasha Alexander has joined First Community Bank as a secondary market loan originator in Batesville according to an announcement from Dale Cole, the bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are happy and excited to have Pasha join our team at First Community Bank,”...

Block Insurance celebrates ribbon cutting in Batesville

Block Insurance, at 2121 Harrison St. in Batesville, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for the opening of their new location . Established in 1914, Block Insurance also has offices and Blytheville and Paragould. The phone number...

Citizens Bank promotes Sandefur to new leadership role

Jerrod Sandefur has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at Citizens Bank, according to Micah Beard, north central Arkansas market president for Citizens Bank. Sandefur has extensive experience in banking and business, and he joined Citizens Bank in 2016 as a...

Batesville Area Chamber president/CEO graduates from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute for Organization Management

The Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, recently announced that Crystal Johnson, IOM, president/CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to...

Rotary Club of Batesville holds 2019 Community Awards

The Rotary Club of Batesville held its 2019 Community Awards at the civic club’s officer induction and annual awards night, Monday, June 24, at Colton’s Steak House on St. Louis St. in Batesville. Honorees included: Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens (right, with the Rotary Club of...

Renovations on Batesville’s Main Street to keep workers busy for next few weeks

Downtown Batesville will be busy for the next few weeks, according to Bob Carius with the Main Street Batesville board. First Community Bank is scheduled to begin renovation today of the Platter Inn building for their Main Street branch bank. The renovation will take several...