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White River Health System selects VP administrators

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...

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

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...

Home Depot manager speaks at Batesville Mayor’s Community Meeting

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...

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...

Gary B.: New owners taking reins at T.D. Home Center in Mountain View

New things are coming to Mountain View as new owners take over the reins of T.D. Home Center, located at 315 Sylamore. The new owners are Contessa and Jason May, also the owners of May Motor Company in Mountain View. The Mays say their daughter,...

Online business publication features Independence County

Independence County Judge Robert Griffin pointed us in the direction of an online publication, Business View North America.   Independence County is featured in the publication's March/April 2019 edition. The publication visited with three community leaders:  Judge Griffin, the Founder and CEO of First Community Bank, Dale...

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...