Obituary: Martha Sue (Newsom) Smith

Martha Sue (Newsom) Smith, 70, of Batesville, passed away November 29, 2021. She was born June 25, 1951, in Batesville to William Boyd Newsom and Tommie Imogene (Willmuth) Newsom. She was a 1969 Graduate of Batesville High School. Martha was of the Episcopal faith. Survivors include her husband, Michael Lee Smith of the home; one …

Obituary: Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller, 58, of Batesville, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021. She was born May 21, 1963, in Bakersfield, California to Kenneth Nelson and Vera Keys Nelson. Nancy was a very opinionated lady; loved her family and friends, but her grandchildren were her favorite people. She enjoyed horseback riding, camping, watching racing, window shopping, and …

Obituary: Gean R. Hudspeth

Gean R. Hudspeth, 93 of West Plains, Missouri (formerly of Evening Shade) passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021.  She was born September 8, 1928, in Sandtown, Arkansas to Neal and Nellie Russ Roach.  She was a truck driver, factory worker, and homemaker. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of the Sidney …

Obituary: Ginger Carol Thomas

Ginger Carol Thomas, 48, of Evening Shade passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at her home.  She was born December 19, 1972 in Batesville, Arkansas to Larry and Betty Galloway Wilson.  She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Cave City. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Noel …

Obituary: David Lee Lawrence

David Lee Lawrence, 73, of Wideman, Ark., died Friday, November 26, 2021. David was born May 27, 1948, in Chardon, Ohio, to the late Ruben and Ellen “Branson” Lawrence. David was of Christian faith and attended church at the Assembly of God in Cushman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. …

Obituary: Faye Janice White

Faye Janice White, 87, passed away on November 24, 2021. She was born in Steele, Missouri, on February 10, 1934, to O.B. Marlin Via and Eve Hopkins Via. Janice loved her family and friends. Her favorite pastime was talking and visiting with people. She loved the Lord, the church, and the bible; and spent many …

GIVING TUESDAY: Join White River Now at Citizens Bank today to support the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

Today is Giving Tuesday, and Citizens Bank is teaming with the White River Now media family to support Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches (ASYR), the transformative foster care organization where children get a second chance to be kids

Jack Dorsey stepping down as Twitter CEO; chief technology officer Parag Agrawal to take over, effective immediately

Jack Dorsey, CEO and co-founder of social media platform Twitter, said on Monday that he is stepping down as CEO. The 45-year-old Dorsey will remain on Twitter’s board of directors until next May, according to an email to staff that Dorsey tweeted. Twitter’s chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal, will replace Dorsey as CEO effective immediately, …

President Joe Biden speaks about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, saying it is “cause for concern, not a cause for panic”

President Joe Biden said on Monday the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is a “cause for concern, not a cause for panic.”  While health experts work to learn more about the quickly spreading strain, Biden said researchers believe that current vaccines should be adequate against the variant. Biden also continued to advocate COVID-19 vaccinations, saying …