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Monday, July 13, 2020

First Community announces ‘Community Comes First’ program for customers

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An area bank has announced a program in response to the COVID-19 situation. First Community Bank announced today the “Community Comes First Program.” Amid the developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), First Community has developed a two-pronged program. Its “90-Day Loan Deferral Program” is for customers who...

Gary B.: Banking without going to the bank

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Area banks are communicating with their customers and the general public and reminding them of the many online, drive-thru, and website services available. Although lobbies and in-door services are still available in most area banks, it is good to note the way you can complete...

Arkansas Business ranks women-owned companies; one area business makes the list

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The recent (March 9-15, 2020) issue of Arkansas Business contains some very informative articles on women-owned businesses in Arkansas. The magazine has also ranked women-owned companies by number of employees. The list is led by a North Little Rock company, Welsco, Inc., which has 129...

Hill and Pyle promoted in Marketing and Communications Office at Lyon

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Lyon College promoted Chris Hill (pictured above, right) and Madeline Pyle (left) Director of Creative Services and Director of Communications, respectively. These promotions aim to unify the efforts of the Marketing and Communications Office as the college strives to become a nationally-known liberal arts...

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...

Community businesses allow Batesville High School students unique work-based opportunities

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Information and photos provided by Laura Howard, Batesville School District Community business partnerships allow Batesville High School students the opportunity to participate in paid work-based learning internships and apprenticeships. March 5 and 6, Batesville School District recognized five additional students committed to E3 internships/apprenticeships with...

Atlas Asphalt is the lower bidder on eight ARDOT projects

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Photo from ARDOT's Twitter profile Atlas Asphalt, with headquarters in Batesville, is the apparent low bidder on eight projects at $13.7 million dollars for the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).  Results from Wednesday’s bid letting shows Atlas was the apparent low bidder on two projects...

Forbis joins Citizens Bank Board of Directors

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Jeff Teague, chairman of the board of Citizens Bank, has announced the appointment of Mark S. Forbis to the Citizens Bank Board of Directors, according to a release from the Batesville-based financial institution. Forbis recently retired after a 31-year career with Jack Henry & Associates,...

WRMC recognized as Top 100 rural and community hospital; only hospital in Arkansas to receive recognition

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White River Medical Center (WRMC) recently announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX,...

Suddenlink presents check for FarmBots program at BHS

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Featured image (pictured, from left): Tonia Daniel, retail sales agent with Suddenlink Communications/Altice; Autumn Raviscioni, director of Our Father's Table; Ronald Mergy, instructor at Batesville High School; Candace Kirkendoll, communications community engagement specialist with Suddenlink Communications; Cadin Edgin, 10th grader; Sarah Winkle, 11th grader;...

Main Street Batesville projects honored at state conference

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Featured image (from left): Robb Roberts (executive vice president, First Community Bank); Phil Baldwin (CEO, Citizens Bank); Mandi Curtwright (executive director, Main Street Batesville); David Thompson (owner of Thompson's Jewelry and co-chair of The River Haunt); Ashley Walker (board member, Independence County Library); Danny...