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Lyon junior starts county’s first Latino outreach organization

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When Lyon College junior José Balderas Jr. looked into volunteer organizations to help out the local Latino community, the last thing he expected was to start the first. He established Create, Rise, Educate, Achieve, Represent (CREAR) in 2019 to offer educational programs, provide resources to...

UACCB instructor selected as Interstate Passport facilitator for state

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Article By Hannah Keller Flanery UACCB communications and marketing coordinator In 2016, Beverly Meinzer (pictured), a chemistry and physical science instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB), attended a meeting in Boulder, Colo. to learn about a new transfer initiative called Interstate...

WRMC welcomes first baby of 2020

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Image: Alma Lebrato, Diego’s mom (middle left), and Matthew, Diego’s dad (middle right), take a photo with the White River Medical Center (WRMC) staff that helped during labor throughout the night. Diego was WRMC’s first baby to be born in 2020. Pictured from left...

Winner of Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center’s Christmas photo contest announced

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Dianne Palmer Reed (pictured above, center, with White River Now's Butch Ketz, left, and Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center's Lackey Moody) is the winner of the third annual Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center's Christmas photo contest. Reed's winning photo (below) was posted on the Crye-Leike...

Holiday characters greet students at Eagle Mountain Elementary

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Snow machines and a parade of holiday characters welcomed Eagle Mountain Elementary students to school last Wednesday morning. Elf, Rudolph, and Santa were among the greeters. "Students, parents, and staff had a great morning with lots of fun. Special thanks to our PTO for organizing...

Eagle Mountain Elementary students collect cans for Christmas Brings Hope

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Featured image (from left): Eagle Mountain fifth grade students Anderson Fisher, Dawson Matthews, Adalynn Baxter, and Wren Wyatt help pack non-perishable items at the Independence County Fairgrounds for delivery to individual families. Image submitted. Eagle Mountain Elementary collected over 1,000 more cans than their goal...

Eagle Mountain kindergarten students spread Christmas cheer through carols

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Featured image: Eagle Mountain Elementary students in the lobby of First Community Bank during this week's Christmas carols outing. Kindergarten students at Eagle Mountain Elementary recently spent an afternoon singing Christmas carols at Woodlawn Nursing and First Community Bank in Batesville. Participating classes included Gena Barker's...

UACCB alum chosen to present at national occupational therapy conference

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Article By Hannah Keller Flanery, UACCB communications and marketing coordinator Stephanie Bolin (pictured) will add another success to her impressive academic journey in March when she presents at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)'s national conference in Boston. Bolin, a graduate of the University of...

Southside kindergarten classes learn about giving while sharing the joy of Christmas with Silver Angels

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Featured image: Southside students collected items for area seniors this year. It's been said that many seniors will spend this holiday season alone. During the busiest time of year, some seniors cannot be with their families due to distance, and sadly, some are simply forgotten. Yet...

December issue of White River Valley Homes now online at White River Now

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If you're in the market for real estate or you'd simply like to read about various properties for sale throughout the area, you can now view the latest edition of White River Valley Homes, long known as "the real estate listing magazine of Batesville,"...

WRMC takes part in TAKEheart Initiative

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White River Medical Center (WRMC) was recently selected to become a TAKEheart partner hospital as a "Learning Community Hospital." TAKEheart is an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-initiative designed to assist hospitals and health systems in increasing cardiac rehabilitation referrals, enrollment, and retention to...