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White River Medical Center named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

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White River Medical Center (WRMC) has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, according to a press release. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence,...

Batesville Area Chamber and ForwARd Arkansas celebrate new law using excess state lottery funds for scholarships

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On Friday, leaders from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and ForwARd Arkansas gathered in Independence County to celebrate their success in championing a new law, Act 456, the Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarship. Co-sponsored by Sen. James Sturch (R), Act 456 will use excess...

‘Arkansas 200’ list recognizes two from Batesville

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Two Batesville community leaders have been selected among the top 200 influential people in the state, according to the inaugural “Arkansas 200” list compiled by Arkansas Business. Crystal Johnson, president and CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, was recognized among Economic Development leaders. ...

Home Depot manager speaks at Batesville Mayor’s Community Meeting

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Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh (left) welcomed Calvin Wright (right), manager of The Home Depot on Harrison Street, to last night's Mayor's Community Meeting at The Best Dam Steakhouse. Wright presented the mayor with his personal Home Depot work apron and spoke to the crowd...

First Community Bank Lending Center opens in Little Rock

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First Community Bank has opened a lending center at 4900 Kavanah Boulevard in Little Rock according to Dale Cole, Chairman and chief executive officer of the organization. “We purchased the building at the corner of Kavanaugh and Cantrell which was previously an Allied Bank...

Batesville Chamber holds ribbon cuttings for Montessori, Real Goods Market

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held ribbon cuttings for two events last week. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Batesville Montessori School’s new infant addition. Montessori staff saw an increased demand for infant care and began planning to expand...

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...

Citizens Bank promotes Helen Shaw

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Citizens Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Helen Shaw to Vice President – Corporate Security Officer and Facilities Manager, the financial institution said in a release today. “Helen has proven herself to be an exceptional leader for Citizens Bank, especially through her diligence...

White River Health System selects VP administrators

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Gary Paxson, president and CEO of White River Health System (WRHS), recently announced the selection of four Vice-President (VP) officers within the system: Lindsey Castleberry as VP of human resources and general counsel; Jeff Reifsteck as assistant VP and chief information officer; Jody Smotherman...

Local finalists to be recognized at BACC Annual Meeting & Gala

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s (BACC) Annual Meeting and Gala will be held on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Batesville Community Center. The “White River Lodge” themed event is expected to attract in excess of 400 guests and celebrate community accomplishments from 2019. “We are...

White River Health System offering care 24/7 via online platform

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According to a recent media release, White River Health System (WRHS) is launching WaveLink, an online platform that allows patients to connect with a provider through a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera. The online platform allows patients to schedule immediate real-time video/virtual visits...