Local chapter of Association of Physicians of Indian Origins forms

October 18, 2017 America is facing a physician shortage in the coming decade. States like Arkansas, particularly in rural areas, are feeling the effects already. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, it is predicted that America will be short anywhere from 61,700 to 94,700 physicians by 2025. While urban areas in wealthy states will likely see little impact from this change, it will … Continue reading Local chapter of Association of Physicians of Indian Origins forms

Sleeping safe saves lives – Grandmother shares story of losing young grandson to SUDC

October 18, 2017 As a physician, Verona Brown was already all-too-acquainted with the subject of death, but nothing can prepare you to lose a child or grandchild so unexpectedly. Most people in the U.S. have heard of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), which is the sudden unexplained death of a child a year old, but children older than that can also die without explanation when … Continue reading Sleeping safe saves lives – Grandmother shares story of losing young grandson to SUDC

Miners Day set for this weekend

October 13, 2017 CUSHMAN — He may not have worked in the mines, but this year’s Miners Day parade grand marshal has left his mark on Cushman. Norman “Red” Brown, 83, has lived in the tiny town for more than 60 years. During that time, he has seen Cushman change from a thriving town, with its economy driven primarily by its manganese mines, to a … Continue reading Miners Day set for this weekend

Sharp Co. axes $20 ambulance levy for southern townships – Residents will now pay regular emergency medical charges

October 12, 2017 ASH FLAT — Residents in the southern townships of Sharp County will now be paying the same as everybody else when they make use of an ambulance. The Sharp County Quorum Court voted 8-0 on an ordinance to discontinue the furnishing of emergency medical services and the levy of $20 annual service charge on residents who reside south of the section line … Continue reading Sharp Co. axes $20 ambulance levy for southern townships – Residents will now pay regular emergency medical charges

CC Emergency Water Agreement sent back due to lack of clarity

October 11, 2017 An emergency water agreement between the Cave City and the local nursing home will not move forward this month due to a lack of clarity in the agreement. The Cave City Council tabled the agreement at its Sept. 26 meeting because of concerns over what the purpose of the water would be used for in case of an emergency. The agreement states: … Continue reading CC Emergency Water Agreement sent back due to lack of clarity

Hardy Mayor ousts another police officer, council backs descision

October 11, 2017 A former Hardy police officer’s request to have the council reconsider his Sept. 30  termination by Hardy Mayor Jason Jackson failed following a vote by Hardy City Council Oct. 7. Officer Scott Hart, who was terninated and is still in the police academy, approached the council at the beginning of the meeting and told the council he was appealing his termination. As … Continue reading Hardy Mayor ousts another police officer, council backs descision

QC remembers Las Vegas victims – Purchase of new trash truck approved

Oct. 10, 2017 It was a meeting light on business for the Independence County Quorum Court on Monday night, but the mood began heavy with the victims of the Las Vegas massacre being remembered. The quorum court also approved increased sick leave for an employee and the purchase of a new truck. The meeting began with 58 seconds of silence, a second for each victim. … Continue reading QC remembers Las Vegas victims – Purchase of new trash truck approved

Batesville native uses area as setting in stories

October 10, 2017 When you’re an author, one of the most important things you do is give a story a voice of its own. Sometimes, that voice comes from the narrator, sometimes the characters themselves and yet others, it comes from the setting which the story itself takes place. Batesville, and its surrounding area, has found itself in such a role in some of the … Continue reading Batesville native uses area as setting in stories

Telemedicine may be the future of rural health care

September 27, 2017 For some of those reading this, seeing the doctor without going to their office is something they’ve already done. For others, telemedicine may be something they’re unfamiliar with and unsure about. But, it is coming and it will change the way medicine is practiced, much like the cellphone changed how people communicate. On Friday, Gary Paxson, chief information officer at White River … Continue reading Telemedicine may be the future of rural health care

Orthopedic surgeon discusses ‘whole care’

September 21, 2017 There’s more to taking care of patients than treating the illness itself. Going into surgery and recovering is just one piece of a larger work, which involves pre-surgery care and post-recovery care, in the patients’s overall well-being. That was the message that Dr. Jeff Angel, surgeon at the Medical Park Orthopedic Clinic, who spoke to the Batesville Rotary Club Monday about the … Continue reading Orthopedic surgeon discusses ‘whole care’