Students take part in WRMC’s Explorer Post

Jessie Cargill and Gloria Ragle spoke with students during the recent Explorer Post meeting at White River Medical Center. The students learned about Ragle’s position as a patient care technician. Cargill (pictured below, right) assisted with blood pressure training and discussed the University of...

North Heights Church of Christ to host dinner for local heroes

North Heights Church of Christ in Batesville is hosting an appreciation dinner for local "True Heroes." All local firefighters, EMTs, med-flight, law enforcement, public servants and their families are welcome to attend. The dinner is set for Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at North Heights...

Eagle Mountain celebrates 100th day of school

The staff and students of Eagle Mountain Elementary recently celebrated the 100th day of school with a variety of events. Music Teacher Gloria Brown peeks through the 100 Days archway. Jill Sandlin's class featured some students dressed as people 100 years old. Pictured back row, from left:...

WRMC participates in Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign

Every baby born at WRMC in February will receive a hand-knitted red hat to raise awareness for heart disease, the number one killer of adults in America, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect. It's part of the Little Hats,...

Batesville Schools now peanut free

The Batesville School District has gone "peanut free," according to Superintendent Dr. Michael Hester. The move was made in order to take a proactive approach to protect students with severe peanut allergies. Signs are being placed throughout district campuses to remind students and parents that...

WATCH: Maxfield Park — A White River Now Exclusive

White River Now had an opportunity to visit with the vice president of Main Street Batesville and the man leading the Maxfield Park project, Danny Dozier. Dozier gave an exclusive tour and shared the rich history and unique intricacies of the up-and-coming city park. Maxfield...

Humane Society of Independence County: Keep pets warm during cold temps

White River Now's Gary B. recently visited with Kristy Harrison of the Humane Society of Independence County. Harrison said the shelter now has 54 dogs and about half that many cats. She said it is really a nice selection and would be a good...

WRMC clinic provides education on heart failure

According to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arkansas ranks third in the nation for death from heart disease. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the state. To fight these...

Lyon College art student receives STEM grant for caving photography

Earlier in January, Lyon College senior art student Nichole Cook, ‘19, applied for a STEM Minority grant from the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (ASGC), and her proposal was granted. Under the advisement of biology professor and Cavers of the Batesville Region of Arkansas (COBRA) Grotto...

Gary B.: Study shows student-athletes perform better in school

In partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education and the Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) has released a study relating to students’ success in the classroom to their participation in extracurricular activities. Students from the 2018...

LISTEN: A Joyful Heart Ball set for Saturday in Batesville

Bringing some tasty baked goodies with them, Sara and Barrett Moore dropped by the White River Now studios this week to chat about the fourth annual Joyful Heart Ball. Listen below to their conversation:   The Joyful Heart Ball is a community dance party thrown especially for...

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