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Friday, August 14, 2020

Independence County Farm Bureau represented at recent convention

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   Image via Arkansas Farm Bureau Pictured, left to right: Delois Staggs, Raymond Staggs, Tom Hess, Jeanice Hess, Stacy Wagoner, Eddie Wagoner, Glen Mohlke and Pearlean Mohlke represented Independence County Farm Bureau at the 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention Jan. 6-9 in Nashville, Tenn.

Ozark Gateway: Batesville’s getting a food truck park

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Ozark Gateway has the story on a new downtown Batesville venture: The Food Lot -- a park specifically for food trucks. Food truck parks allow mobile restaurants to permanently locate for a fee. The Food Lot will be located on the vacant lot at Central and College....

U.S. Department of Labor recovers back wages for Searcy hotel employees

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After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the operator of the M Star Hotel in Searcy, Ark., Jai Mata LLC, has paid $53,055 in back wages. The wages were to 11 employees to resolve violations of the Fair...

Citizens Bank named National Community Commitment Winner by American Bankers Association Foundation

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Citizens Bank was nationally recognized Monday, Oct. 8, with a 2018 Community Commitment Award from the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation for its Impact Loan & Grant Program and its role in the IMPACT Independence strategic community plan. The award cites Citizens Bank for its...

Batesville Community Theatre receives $25,000 pledge for building campaign from First Community

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Pictured: Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank; Brandt McDonald, AVP teller operations assistant at First Community Bank and BCT board member; Tommie McDonald, BCT board vice president; Colyn Bowman, BCT board president; and Angie Weaver, BCT board member. First Community Bank has...

WATCH: Micah Beard and Gary B talk about #GivingTuesday

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The Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranch is partnering with Citizens Bank and the White River Now media family this #GivingTuesday to raise funds for the day-to-day operating costs of the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranch in Bethesda. Citizens Bank Market President Micah Beard recently sat down with Gary B....

UACCB, Lyon aim to create seamless transfer for teacher ed students

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https://youtu.be/yJObXwLQW8c Nearly two years after a series of meetings at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB), and Lyon College signed a set of agreements yesterday that will provide seamless transfer from the two-year college to the...

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...

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

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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...

Lyon junior starts county’s first Latino outreach organization

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When Lyon College junior José Balderas Jr. looked into volunteer organizations to help out the local Latino community, the last thing he expected was to start the first. He established Create, Rise, Educate, Achieve, Represent (CREAR) in 2019 to offer educational programs, provide resources to...

WRMC PEP Club reaching new heights

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“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...