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Arkansas’ virus deaths surpass 5,000, hospitalizations drop

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' total deaths from the coronavirus have now surpassed 5,000. The Department of Health reported on Thursday that the state's COVID-19 deaths rose by 24 to 5,009. Its COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped by 69 to 815. The state’s coronavirus cases rose...

WRHS’s Gary Paxson talks new 3D mammography technology

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A significant tool in the fight against breast cancer will soon be available through White River Health System (WRHS). According to WRHS President/CEO Gary Paxson, White River Medical Center (WRMC) will be offering 3D mammography beginning in mid-February. One in eight women will develop invasive breast...

Hutchinson won’t extend 11 p.m. virus curfew for bars

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he won't extend an 11 p.m. curfew that was imposed for bars and some restaurants because of the coronavirus. Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the decision, citing a recent drop in hospitalizations and new cases. The curfew...

Arkansas reports 27 new virus deaths, hospitalizations down

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — Arkansas has reported 27 new deaths from the coronavirus while the number of people in the hospital because of the virus has dropped. The Department of Health on Monday said the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began...

Governor tells ABC News vaccine distribution under Biden has been ‘seamless’

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Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine has been “seamless” under the administration of President Joe Biden. Hutchinson said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that anything that can be done to speed up production of vaccines, including invoking the Defense Production...

Stone Bank to sponsor blood drive Feb. 9

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Stone Bank in Mountain View is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arkansas Blood Institute’s mobile unit that will be parked at the bank located at 802 E. Main St. The drive is being conducted...

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...

Rolling average number of new coronavirus cases down 34 percent in state

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,777 new cases of the coronavirus and 17,686 active cases on Wednesday, a drop of more than 700 from a week ago. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that efforts to slow the virus appear...

Arkansas reports 44 coronavirus deaths, drop in new cases

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 44 more deaths from the coronavirus, even as the state saw a steep drop in new cases. The Department of Health on Monday reported the state's COVID-19 deaths increased to 4,650. The state’s new coronavirus cases rose...

WRHS Foundation partner with Cafe V for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries Sale

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The White River Health System Foundation is partnering with Café V for a Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries Sale. Proceeds from the sale support 3D Mammography at WRHS. This is a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day while giving back! The deadline to place orders is Wednesday,...

The Children’s Clinic announce winners of second annual writing contest

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Pictured left to right: Victoria Morris, Paiton Turner, and Christian Marks The Children’s Clinic in Batesville recently held its second annual writing contest. Children were encouraged to write a story about “a favorite holiday memory,” “when I grow up,” or “I remember when.” Contest winners include Victoria...