White River Medical Center joins campaign to register donors

White River Medical Center (WRMC) has joined other area hospitals, healthcare organizations, and Arora (the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency), to create a donation-friendly community through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign for organ donation. This national initiative, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and …

Humane Society takes in 40 pets after West Helena evacuation

The Humane Society of Independence County (HSIC) is helping with relief efforts after officials evacuated nearly 300 pets from an east Arkansas facility. According to a release from the Bissell Pet Foundation, the pets were evacuated from egregious conditions in a large-scale animal cruelty case in West Helena. After the closure of the facility, Bissell …

LISTEN: Children’s Advocacy Center to host picnic Friday

Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Steffanie Evans dropped by and spoke with Arkansas 103.3’s Teisha and Wes on Slightly Scrambled earlier this week to chat about today’s (Friday, Oct. 29) event. Listen to the full interview below. <!–[if lt IE 9]><![endif]–> https://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/1601/2021/10/29092754/Childrens-Advocacy-Interview.mp3 Chad Whiteaker and the Road Crew will be there today from 11 a.m. …

Sheriff’s Department answers domestic violence calls, investigates thefts

A high number of domestic violence calls have been answered by the Independence County Sheriff’s Department over the past few days, according to Sheriff Shawn Stephens. Stephens said eight domestic violence incidents were investigated over the weekend and through Tuesday, Oct. 26. He said charges have been filed in two of those cases, four cases …

Silver Alert issued for Pangburn woman

A Silver Alert has been issued for a White County woman who was reported missing by authorities yesterday.  The Arkansas State Police activated the alert for Sandra Lynn Hendrickson, 63, of Pangburn, Tuesday night. According to the ASP, the Pangburn Police Department requested the activation. Hendrickson was last known to be at 204 Mountain St. …

WRMC’s Gottschalk completes first Inspire procedure for sleep apnea

Douglas Gottschalk, DO, Otolaryngologist (ENT) at WRMC ENT Clinic, completed the first Inspire procedure on Oct. 14, 2021, at White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville. Inspire is an FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment for people who cannot use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy.  OSA affects 22 million Americans. It occurs when the …

Early voting begins today for Southside School’s Future Story

The Southside School District takes its future plans and millage proposal before early voters beginning today.  Early voting will go through Nov. 1 with Election Day on Tuesday, Nov.  2. Early voting can be cast from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Southside City Hall on Highway 167 South. The city hall will also be …

Stars of Hallmark movie return to Mountain View for new film

Two actors who filmed movies in Mountain View over the past three years were recently back in the area filming a movie they hope will again be featured on the Hallmark Channel. Galadriel Stineman (pictured above) and her husband, actor Kevin Joy, are starring in a movie titled “Plus One at an Amish Wedding.” Stineman …

Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Batesville earlier this month dies

A male pedestrian hit by a turning vehicle in Batesville earlier this month has died. The Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatality Report says Lewis Blue Price, 86, was crossing the roadway at the intersection of Highway 167 (St. Louis Street) and College Street on Oct. 15 when he was struck by a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado …

Southside School District honors longtime educator Fred Denison Sr. 

Article submitted by Jamey Simpson, communications, Southside School District / Image via Southside School District “If there was ever one person who incorporates all of the characteristics of a ‘true’ Southerner, it’s Fred Denison Sr. His lifetime service to the district is unmatched and second to none,” says Brad Cummings, president of the Southside School …