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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

LISTEN: Batesville Parks and Rec reps visit with Big Daddy about December events and more

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Lowen Lermitte and Jacob Rawlings with Batesville Parks dropped by the White River Now studios to talk about the wrap-up of the Iron Distance Wellness Challenge and upcoming December events from Batesville Parks and the Batesville Community Center. Listen below to the interview. Lowen Lermitte and...

Lyon Homecoming: Fighting Scots take the field

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Featured photo: Lyon’s mascots Carson Matthews (left) and Patrick Mitchell (right) made their mark during Homecoming and Family Weekend. Lyon College Junior Carson Matthews and sophomore Patrick Mitchell donned their kilts and war paint, and the Fighting Scots returned to the field on Saturday, Sept....

Batesville Public Safety Committee meets again on fire department residency requirements

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Article by Teisha Bagwell, White River Now The question remains unanswered.  Should firefighters, both full-time and part-pay (volunteers) be required to live in the Batesville city limits to serve? The question stems from the lack of a written policy. For many years, it was an unspoken rule...

Results are in from the HeART Your Community Meeting

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The results are in from the HeART Your Community Meeting. Over 200 community members gathered in early September to share their vision for the future of the community through guided conversation and art. The purpose of the meeting was to gather input and identify priorities for...

Workers’ Safety Conference held at UACCB

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Featured image: An attendee at yesterday's Worker's Safety Conference registers for a door prize at an exhibition booth. The 2019 Workers' Safety Conference was held yesterday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). The non-profit conference was hosted by the Regional Industrial Safety...

Lyon hosts annual Academic Day

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Lyon College held the annual math and science competition, Academic Day, Saturday, March 2. The top three winners in each math test will now advance to the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contest on April 27. One hundred twenty-nine students from 11...

Peace Rally at Lyon College promotes kindness, compassion

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“You cannot equate your purpose with goal-based achievements.” Lindsey Carter (pictured), a graduate of Lyon College and executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Independence County, shared this message at the fourth annual Lyon College Peace Rally on Thursday, Sept. 19. The theme...

LISTEN: Christmas Brings Hope collection set for this weekend

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Nathan Reinhart (pictured, left) and Ted Hall (pictured, right) stopped by the White River Now studios to talk about Christmas Brings Hope collection coming up this Sunday.  

Ozarka College receives grant for new flight simulator

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Ozarka College has been awarded a $115,786 grant from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics for the purchase of a Redbird full-motion flight simulator. This 90-10 match grant allows Ozarka College to provide only 10 percent of what the simulator costs, the college noted in...

WATCH: Bork named the recipient of October 2019 “One for All” award

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Pictured above: Dustyn Bork (left) and Morgun Henson (right) First Community Bank and White River Now are proud to honor our area’s unsung heroes for the differences they make in our community with the One for All honor. The winner receives $100 from First Community Bank...

WRMC Prostate Cancer Screening event a success; over 300 men participate

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Jeff Wyatt, a WRHS employee and one of the many volunteers during the White River Medical Center Prostate Cancer Screening, collects a sample from a participant to test his PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) level. Over 300 men were screened, and 35 of those men were...