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Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock Implant’s The State’s First Heartmate III


Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock (BHMC-LR) implanted the state’s first HeartMate III, a left ventricular assist device, today as part of a clinical trial called MOMENTUM III. “This is extremely exciting for our end-stage heart-failure patients,” said Dr. John Ransom, a cardiovascular surgeon and surgical director of the Baptist Health Heart Transplant Program. “Our program […]

When Opportunity Knocks, Open the Door


If you’ve been around long-time investors, you’ll probably hear them say, ruefully, “If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of such-and-such computer or social media company, I’d be rich today.” That may be true — but is it really relevant to anyone? Do you have to be an early investor of a […]

Ozark Health Nursing News

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Ozark Health Nursing & Rehab Center welcomed the new Activity team Karon Curtis and Deena Rath. We enjoyed visiting at our meet and greet where we discussed upcoming events. Staff and residents had a blast with the 21 CCLC afterschool program where we planted flowers in our courtyard; afterwards we enjoyed a refreshing soda in […]

Van Buren County Republican Meeting


The Van Buren County Republican Committee will be meeting at Jack’s in Fairfield Bay on Monday June 15. We will eat at 6 p.m. and the meeting to start promptly at 7 p.m. Your dinner choice will be off of the menu. For more information contact Linda @ 745-1136 or Chairman Rick @ 723-8433. Please […]

Jeff Lynch Joins American Bankers Association

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Jeff Lynch, President and CEO of Eagle Bank and Trust, has been appointed to join the American Bankers Association’s Banker Advocacy and Grassroots Committee. Serving with fellow bankers from across the country, Lynch will be on the front lines of grassroots engagement for the banking industry. “No matter where we live, as bankers, we face similar […]

Reinvesting Dividends Can Be a Smart Move


As an investor, you’ll eventually need to make all sorts of decisions — and some will be difficult. But there’s one choice you can make that can be relatively easy: reinvesting stock dividends. It’s simple to reinvest dividends — you just need to sign up for a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). Once you do, you […]

Business Profile: Sophisticuts Salon

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New to Shirley, but certainly not new to Hair Styling, Delores Napier, Betty Colbert and Kim Walker have the combined experience of over a centenarian. Delores Napier has worked in numerous salons in and around the Bay area, even working as an instructor at The Hair Styling Academy in Little Rock. Sophisticuts Salon has been […]

“Munis” Can Still Work for You – Even in Tough Times


No matter where you live, the chances are good that a state or local government near you may be having some difficulty in balancing its budget. As a citizen, you’re probably concerned about how this situation will affect your life and your community. But as an investor, you may also wonder how this might affect […]

If Rates Rise, What Should You Do with Bonds?


Interest rates are at historic lows. But they will rise eventually. If you invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, what might higher rates mean for you? As is almost always the case in the investment world, there’s no simple answer. First, it’s important to distinguish between short-term and long-term interest rates. The Federal Reserve […]

How Can You Become a “Healthy” Investor?


May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This “month” is designed to encourage people to follow a healthy, active lifestyle. You can take steps toward this goal, of course, but why not carry the concept of improving health to other areas of your life — such as your investments? Toward that end, consider these […]