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Friday, October 23, 2020

First Community Bank raises funds for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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First Community Bank employees recently formed a committee to participate in fundraising efforts for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is a cause that is nationally recognized every September. With a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer, the American...

Entergy Independence Plant recently donated to the WRHS Foundation Crisis Fund

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Pictured from Left to right (back row) is Ashley Snedker, Sr. Administrative Assistant; Todd Nichols, Sr. Production Superintendent; Erin Price, Supervisor, Planner/Scheduler; Craig Brown, Sr. Maintenance Planner; Roy Branscum, Sr. Maintenance Planner; Todd Bradberry, Plant Manager; (front row) Sheila Mace, WRHS Public Relations Coordinator; ...

AEA: Educators raise school safety, student learning concerns

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Educators are now on the frontlines of the coronavirus public health crisis, and the Arkansas Education Association (AEA) is reporting receiving "troubling" reports of unsafe practices and policies that undermine educators’ ability to provide effective learning for our students, the organization said in a...

Entergy Independence Plant donates to WRHS Foundation Crisis Fund

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The Entergy Independence Plant recently donated to the White River Health System (WRHS) Foundation Crisis Fund. The fund is designed to provide assistance for the medical community as needs continue to be identified during the COVID-19 crisis. Previous funds have been used to provide meals for...

How COVID-19 has affected relationship between BHS staff and students

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Different learning options, communication changes, different roles -- yes, COVID-19 has affected many aspects of education in Arkansas public schools. The two assistant principals at Batesville High School, Steven Robertson and Kevin Bledsoe, talked about those changes when they recently visited with White River Now's...

AP: Arkansas reports 16 more virus deaths, 35 more in hospital

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is reporting 16 more deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, and 35 more people hospitalized as the number of new cases continues to rise. The Department of Health on Monday reported that the number of deaths...

The Children’s Clinic holds 6th Annual Drawing Contest. 

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The Children’s Clinic recently held its 6th Annual Drawing Contest. Patients, ages 1-18 years of age were invited to enter the contest. Winners of this event included: Eriella Potter, Noellia Pollett, London Watts, Chase Levitt, Lydia Domiguez, Jonathan Townsley, and Paige Kimble. Winners received art supplies...

Cedar Ridge Schools looking to return to classrooms on Sept. 21

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The Cedar Ridge School District is looking to have students back in their classrooms on Monday, Sept. 21. Cedar Ridge Superintendent Dr. Sherry McMasters (pictured) said the high school will now have an additional week of virtual learning in addition to the elementary school. "We will...

Campbell recognized as ‘Healthcare Hero’ by Sen. Boozman

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Jennifer Campbell (pictured above, left), registered nurse at White River Medical Center (WRMC), was recently recognized as a ‘Healthcare Hero’ by U.S. Sen. John Boozman (right) for her work on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis.  Boozman has been touring healthcare facilities across the state...

Gary B.: Latest COVID stats from Independence, Stone counties

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Four deaths related to COVID-19 in Independence County have been reported since Sunday and Monday of this week. The four bring the number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county since March of this year to 12. The county currently has recorded 823 positive cases...

Hutchinson slams lawsuit curtailing the state’s emergency orders; surge in new cases as students return to college

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Featured image: Gov. Asa Hutchinson at Thursday afternoon's statewide briefing on the pandemic At Thursday’s statewide COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson criticized a lawsuit filed that morning by a group of state legislators and citizens who say the state’s emergency orders need to be lifted...