BHS announces Career Fair 2019

The Batesville High School (BHS) Career Fair has been scheduled for April 2 at BHS. Over 40 careers will be represented for students in grades 9-12 during the event which will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Paul Vitale, a speaker and native...

Sarah Lane promoted to lead retail banking at Citizens Bank

LITTLE ROCK – Sarah Lane has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Officer for Citizens Bank, according to Adam Mitchell, president at Citizens Bank. “In this new role, Sarah will have direct responsibility for all aspects of retail banking including staffing, retail...

Annual UACCB Career Fair highlights employment opportunities

The Career Fair was held yesterday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). Businesses and organizations from across the region participated in the annual event where attendees learned about employment and career opportunities. Melanie Martin, office coordinator with White River Area Agency...

Pastoral care an instrumental part of mission at WRMC

White River Health System (WRHS) has announced Chad Graves, a local pastor with over 25 years of pastoral care experience, has been employed since January to enhance WRMC's pastoral care program. As pastoral care, Graves provides care to patients, families, and staff. He also helps...

First Community Bank partners with P. Allen Smith to design and install pollinator gardens

First Community Bank is partnering with conservationist, author, and television host P. Allen Smith on a statewide initiative to design and install pollinator gardens at over 20 of its bank locations throughout Arkansas, including Batesville and Southside. "Bloom With Us" will beautify the community while...

Searcy named winner in Small Business Revolution, $500K renovation after weeks of voting

Searcy has won a spot on the Hulu reality show Small Business Revolution – Main Street. After weeks of voting, the town has won a $500,000 revitalization of six small businesses and the downtown area. The renovations will be featured on the...

Provost speaks to Batesville Rotary about Lyon College’s plan for growth

Dr. Melissa P. Taverner, provost at Lyon College, spoke to the Batesville Rotary Club Monday and said the college is looking to build the college student population to around 1,100 students during its four-year strategic plan. This is the first year of that plan. Taverner...

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

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,...

UACCB RN students to make multiple community health presentations

Registered nursing students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville are looking to make a meaningful impact on the community by making multiple community health presentations designed to educate the public on a variety of health topics. The Community Health Project Collaborative, coordinated...

Vinson welcomed to Stone County Medical Center Pros

Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) recently welcomed Kristie Vinson, physical therapist, to SCMC Pros as a therapy supervisor, according to a press release. As a physical therapist, Vinson utilizes evidence-based treatments, including therapeutic exercises and manual therapy to assist patients in returning to their previous...

WRMC PEP Club reaching new heights

“I give because if what I give can help even just one person, and brighten their day just a little bit, it’s well worth it” – PEP Club member, Robert Martineau. This is one of the many reasons why employees at White River Health System...