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20th Century Club's Lodge

20th Century Club's Lodge

Did you know that 1.4 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year? Maybe you know someone who has cancer or is receiving treatment — a friend, relative or a coworker. And it’s possible they travel to central Arkansas where a number of the nation’s premier cancer treatment facilities are located. Being far away from the comforts of home during this challenging time can be both frightening and frustrating. That’s why the 20th Century Club’s Lodge was founded — to make a difference in the lives of patients by giving hope away from home.

In a typical year, the 20th Century Club’s Lodge provides about 1,500 nights of no-cost housing to more than 240 patients. Our Lodge is more than a place to stay — it is a caring, compassionate environment that builds a bridge of hope over a chasm of worry.

Ark. National Guard organizes drug takeback

Ark. National Guard organizes drug takeback

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas National Guard will assist in the prescription drug Takeback this year in an effort to help prevent the illegal use or misuse of prescription drugs in the state.

According to the 2007 Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) survey, Arkansas had the worst teen prescription pain reliever abuse problem in the United States.

Seven super foods we seldom eat

Seven super foods we seldom eat

Tired of eating the same stuff over and over? Consider adding these nutritious, delicious choices to your dining repertoire.

Parents talk business, have fun at fair

Parents talk business, have fun at fair

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- The Southside School District will host its Community Parent Fair from 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Southside Elementary.

Representatives will local agencies, programs and businesses will be on hand to talk with attendees. Free promotional items, information and door prizes will be available.

Free health screenings including those for vision, blood pressure, blood sugar, height and weight, and stress reduction will be offered by students in UACCB's nursing program. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's 1,000 gallon mobile aquarium will also be on disply. For more information, call the Southside Parent Resource Center at (479) 251-4024.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Arkansas trauma council building statewide network

Arkansas trauma council building statewide network

WHO: North Central Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council

WHAT: TRAC Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: White River Medical Center, Conference Room B, 1710 Harrison Street, Batesville, AR  72501

WHY: This is a scheduled meeting of the North Central Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council as we work to build a trauma system in Arkansas.  The meeting is open to the general public.  If you have any questions or need directions please contact the Trauma Section at 501-671-1428.                       

For more information on the trauma system in Arkansas or the Trauma Council, go to http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/

Batesville Health Care hosts open house

Batesville Health Care hosts open house

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Bateville Health Care is having an open house. People will be able to tour the newly-renovated facility and meet the new staff, including administrator Stephen Daughety and nursing director Andrea Nicholson.

The clinic is located at 1975 White Drive. Call (870) 698-1853 for more information.