The 4th annual multisport event for KIDS: Sat., July 11, 2015 - Lyon College : Batesville, AR - Ages 5 to 18 : Swim / Run
Registration open: Call 870-793-5912 or email for assistance.
Age 5-6: Pool Swim 25 yards, Bike Run .25 mi
Age 7-9 : Pool Swim 50 Yards, Run ½ Mile
Age 10-12 : Pool Swim 100 Yards, Run .75 Mile
Age 13-18 : Pool Swim 150 Yards, Run 1 Mile

The 1st annual ADULT Super Sprint Triathalon, A USAT sanctioned event
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:30 AM -- Lyon College : Batesville, AR -- Ages 18 and up : Swim / Bike / Run
Registration open: Call 870-793-5912 or email for assistance.
Swim: 150 yd -- Bike: 8.9 mi -- Run: 1.7 mi

A limited number of scholarships are available for the Splash & Dash; please call to inquire.

Happy racing! Nicole Stroud

Summer Day Camps at Jacksonport State Park


Summer Day Camps will be offered at Jacksonport State Park from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Pioneer Craft Camp will be held on June 24-26. Discover your frontier spirit and learn pioneer skills of yesteryears. Each day has a different topic. Deadline to register is June 22 at 3 p.m. Summer Science Camp is July 15-17. Learn about the Lives of Birds on July 15, Mammals of the White River on July 16 and learn about Snakes, Turtles and Amphibians on July 17. Both camps are for ages eight to 12 years old. Admission is $10 per day or $25 for all three days. Advance registration is required. Call 870-523-2143 for more info.

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Arkansas Hospice’s Batesville office is seeking volunteers to help care for patients in Independence and Jackson counties.
A vital part of the hospice care team, Arkansas Hospice volunteers are caring, committed people from all walks of life who gain a sense of satisfaction from making a difference in the lives of others. These volunteers provide ongoing support wherever a patient calls home in a variety of ways that include making personal visits or phone calls, sitting with patients to give caregivers a rest and, most of all, listening and sharing thoughts and feelings. Other opportunities include helping with office work and participating in our pet therapy program.
All Arkansas Hospice volunteers must be trained and certified. In addition, individuals must pass a background check and driving record check and provide evidence of a current driver’s license and automobile insurance. A tuberculosis skin test is also required if providing direct patient care. For more information, please email Harriet Hawkins, director of volunteers, at or call 870-793-1938, or toll-free at 877-794-1938, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Arkansas Hospice is a community-based, not-for-profit organization caring for nearly 600 patients and their families each day in more than 30 Arkansas counties. For more information, please visit

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WRHS Foundation Receives Grants to Make Clinics HeartSmart


It can happen in the blink of an eye: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs, the heart stops beating, and blood stops flowing to vital organs. With SCA, getting help in the first 10 minutes is critical, and without quick, life-saving treatment, the survival rate for those experiencing SCA is as low as 5%. Something as small as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a portable device that can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm, can be the difference between life and death according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation lists physician offices as a location with a higher incidence of SCA, making AEDs in the White River Health System (WRHS) clinics an important tool in rural healthcare.
The WRHS Foundation decided to create HeartSmart facilities within WRHS by equipping the WRHS clinics with HeartStart FRx AEDs. In this endeavor, they have secured three grants totaling more than $9,200, allowing them to purchase AEDs for the Cave City Medical Clinic, Drasco Medical Clinic, Hardy Medical Clinic, Pleasant Plains Medical Clinic, Newport Diagnostic Medical Clinic, Stone County Primary Care Clinic, and the Tuckerman Medical Clinic.
“The goal of project HeartSmart is to increase the survival rate associated with SCA,” said Dana Thomas, Grant Coordinator. “The AEDs will improve early access to emergency care and early defibrillation for SCA. They will be a great resource for our clinics, and an invaluable asset for visitors to the clinics.”
The Drasco Medical Clinic’s purchase of an AED was made possible in part by a grant from the Cleburne County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. The grant amount of $700 allows the WRHS Foundation to purchase one AED for the clinic.
WalMart in Batesville (store #119) provided a grant in the amount of $1500 to purchase an AED for the Pleasant Plains Medical Clinic. The grant was made possible by the WalMart Local Giving Community Grant Program.
Additionally, the National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA) granted $7019.10 to purchase five AEDs. These AEDs will be purchased for the Cave City Medical Clinic, Hardy Medical Clinic, Newport Medical Clinic, Stone County Primary Care Clinic, and Tuckerman Medical Clinic.
“We are very grateful for the generosity of the organizations to allow us to bring this much needed device to clinics in Cleburne, Independence, Jackson, Sharp, and Stone counties,” said Amanda Roberts, WRHS Foundation Director. “They are aiding us in achieving our goal of creating HeartSmart facilities and further aiding in improving the health of our communities.” Annie Solis

Pictured here, Yolonda Reed, APRN at the Pleasant Plains Clinic, and Dana Thomas, WRHS Grant Coordinator, display one of several Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) purchased for many of the WRHS clinics. The purchase of the AEDs for the clinic was made possible by grants from the Cleburne County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation; WalMart in Batesville (Store #119); and the National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA).

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