Bradley County, AR

LifeShare Blood Drive set for July 12 at BCMC with dire need for donations

WARREN, Ark – There will be a LifeShare Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 12 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. as blood is critically needed at this time. The blood drive will take play in the LifeShare bus that will be set up in the BCMC Rural Health Clinic parking lot. The BCMC Rural Health Clinic is located at 304 East Central Street across the street from the Emergency Room entrance at Bradley County Medical Center.
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America turns 246 years old July 4, +local schedules and firework regulations

The United States of America turns 246-years-old July 4, 2022. The Nation began as an imperfect Union and was given little chance of survival by the national powers that existed at the time. America has struggled through its history to form a more perfect union and has enjoyed great success at times, while battling through many difficult valleys. Through it all, our people have held firm to the Constitution and have expanded it through time. More work lies ahead, but the system is there to succeed if we have the will to do so.
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Warren Rotary Club makes donation to Library Blessing Boxes

Warren Rotary Club recently made another generous donation of food and hygiene supplies to the Blessing Boxes located at the Warren & Hermitage Branch Libraries. These donated items continue to bless the Bradley County community. The Warren Library Blessing Box is located on the western portion of the Warren Library property. The Hermitage Blessing Box is located just off of Main Street near the Hermitage Library.
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Warren Lions Club addresses MASH Class at BCMC

Members of the Warren Lions Club addressed the MASH Class currently studying at the Bradley County Medical Center. The MASH class, which stands for Medical Applications of Science for Health, consists of high school students who have an interest in serving in the healthcare field. They take part in the program to get an overall view of the different aspects of healthcare and the careers that are available.
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Arkansas Center for Forest Business has tall forest story to tell

Warren, Arkansas — The Arkansas Center for Forest Business has built a database full of Arkansas forest facts. The newly created center wants to share its statistics with economic decision-makers and civic groups. This week Dr. Matthew Pelkki, Director of the ACFB, Dr. Sagar Chhetri, postdoctoral economist, and Ana Gutierrez, research associate with the Center appeared before the Bradley County Economic Development Office at the invitation of BCEDC chairperson Bob Moore. The trio presented collective information and hard numbers regarding forest and forest industry economic contributions in Bradley County and then answered questions from the group. The presentation provided data that support what many already know – the value of the wood industry to Bradley County is inescapable.

BCMC Auxiliary purchases new stretcher for ER

The Bradley County Medical Center Auxiliary recently presented a check to the hospital for the purchase of a new stretcher for the Emergency Department. The stretcher will cost $5,806.29. The BCMC Auxiliary is always willing to help on projects around the hospital which includes the purchase of new equipment such as this stretcher. Chief Nursing Officer Jamie Wolfe is pictured accepting the check from Liz McKinstry of the BCMC Auxiliary along with Materials Management Director Terry Young.

BCEDC hears report about forestry business in Arkansas from Dr. Matthew Pelkki

Details about the newly developed Arkansas Center For Forest Business were presented to Bradley County Economic Development Corp. board members Monday night. ACFB Director Dr. Matthew Pelkki was accompanied by research associate Ana Gutierrez and post-doctoral scientist Dr. Sagar Godar Chhetri. Pelkki said state funding for the program began last...

Warren Waves YMCA Swim Team wins AAU State Championship

The Warren Waves YMCA Swim Team won the 2022 Arkansas AAU State Championship this past weekend at a meet held at the Pine Bluff Aquatic Center. Warren waves swimmers put together a total of 190 personnel best times to win both the men’s and women’s divisions, as well as the combined division Championship.

Pastime: The Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich

This is a most delicious Pastime – even if it is bereft of a good sized, vine-ripened Bradley tomato – a rare, almost mythical delicacy craved far beyond the border of my home town with the red brick streets – Warren. But sitting here some 250 miles...

BCMC names Huitt CEO after interim stint

WARREN, Ark. (6/24/22) – Bradley County Medical Center announced Friday that it has removed the interim label from Leslie Huitt’s title as she officially takes over the role of Chief Executive Officer for the hospital. A native of Hermitage, Ark., Huitt has been operating as the Interim CEO...

Linda Nichols

Linda Bradley Nichols, 81, of Rye, died Sunday, June 19, 2022. She was born Monday, February 10, 1941 in Bradley County, AR, a daughter of the late Marvin Bradley and Georgia McKinney Bradley. She was retired from the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center for 27 years of service, she also...

New salon and shop ReVIVE holds grand opening Friday

ReVive Boutique, 1336 W. Central, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Owner is stylist Kennedy Clark who has six years experience. ReVIVE is a full service salon with a boutique. It has women’s clothing, men and children’s gifts, beauty products, and home decor. ReVIVE also tries to have as many local vendors as possible, including artwork from “The Tree House”, “Shed shirt designs”, hand-made bows from Marti Pennington, and Shop Jazy Mae design polymer clay earrings and much, much more.

COVID cases increasing locally, (full BCMC Board report)

COVID-19 positive cases as handled by Bradley County Medical Center have increased significantly recently, BCMC board members were told at their monthly meeting Thursday at the Brunson Medical Complex. Chief Nursing Officer Jamie Wolfe said there were 10 positive cases in May but in June, those cases increased to 27....

County Judge gives update on Courthouse tower repairs

Eight of the nine members of the Bradley County Quorum were present Tuesday, June 21 for the monthly Court meeting. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Marilyn Johnson with the Bradley County Medical Center reported on work ongoing to make the BCMC safer, particularly on the southern end of the facility near the emergency room. She also told the court more security officers are being added to the hospital for protection of patients, staff, and visitors. Johnson invited the Justices to attend a health assessment meeting July 18.