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Arkansas lowering eligibility age for virus vaccine to 65

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Featured image: Hutchinson at Tuesday's statewide COVID-19 briefing. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has lowered the eligibility age for receiving the coronavirus vaccine from 70 to 65. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the move, saying it will make the vaccine available to another 115,000...

Batesville Police, Independence County Sheriff’s Department comment on mask mandate

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The Batesville Police Department and the Independence County Sheriff's Department have released statements regarding Gov. Asa Hutchinson's statewide mask mandate. From Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill: The Batesville Police Department has a responsibility for the safety of the citizens of Batesville and the citizens who work...

Arkansas governor urges weekend catch-up on vaccinations

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging pharmacies, hospitals, and other providers to schedule extra hours this weekend for coronavirus vaccinations to make up for a slowdown because of this week's snowstorms. The governor on Friday also urged people who are...

White River Medical Center now offering 3D mammography

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Pictured from left to right are members of the Radiology team with one of two 3D mammography machines: Missy McClain, BSRT (R)(M); Amy Williams, RT (R)(M); Andi Henson, BSRT (R)(M); Michelle Warden, MD, Radiologist; Lori Konkler, RT (R)(M). Thanks to the support of community members...

UACCB teams with Econo-Mart on COVID-19 vaccination clinic for staff

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Jodie Hightower (left), assistant to the chancellor at UACCB, was the first UACCB employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Paul Holifield (right) of Econo-Mart Pharmacy during the clinic. / Images via UACCB UACCB held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for employees on Jan. 22. In a...

State reports 42 more virus deaths, hospitalizations continue to drop

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 42 more deaths from the coronavirus as the state's virus hospitalizations continue to drop. The state Department of Health said Tuesday that the state’s COVID-19 deaths now total 5,148, while its hospitalizations dropped by two to 775....

Hutchinson: States need to take lead in distributing vaccine

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says states need to take the lead in administering the coronavirus vaccine as the number of new virus cases in the state dropped. Hutchinson on Friday was among a bipartisan group of governors and mayors who...

Citizens Bank employees help make Christmas bright

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Featured image: Citizens Bank employees (from left) Jasmine Hilliard, Laura Vanmalden, Cindi Griffin, and Randy Seale place items in bags for delivery to Batesville area nursing home residents. The prospect of nursing home residents feeling lonely and isolated during the holiday season inspired a group...

LISTEN: White River Medical Center opens WRMC Medical Detox Unit

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White River Health System (WRHS) has announced the opening of the WRMC Medical Detoxification Unit located inside White River Medical Center (WRMC). The WRMC Medical Detox Unit is a three to five-day program for adult patients voluntarily detoxing from prolonged substance abuse or alcohol...

Batesville business provides comfortable shoes for nurses, doctors on front lines of COVID-19 battle

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Comfortable shoes are a luxury when you’re a doctor or nurse on the COVID-19 front line. Some of those on the local front line “walked” into a surprise gift recently when a downtown Batesville business, Natural State Running, donated 40 pairs of shoes, valued at...

Johns Hopkins University: Numbers decline in state COVID-19 cases, deaths

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health reports 58 fewer people hospitalized with the coronavirus, 1,341 newly confirmed or probable virus cases, and 11 additional deaths due to the illness caused by the virus. The health department on Saturday reported totals of...