COVID cases increasing locally, (full BCMC Board report)

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. Two cases were treated as…

Meeting the 2022 Bradley County Farm Family of the Year, Jason and Laura West of West Oak Farms

Meeting the 2022 Bradley County Farm Family of the Year, Jason and Laura West of West Oak Farms

Laura West has been a member of three Bradley County Farm Families of the Year. Her grandparents, Mary and Eugene Hamilton, and her father, Terry Don Pritchard, were previous recipients of the title. She is a current recipient, along with her husband, Jason West, and daughters Landen, 19, and Paisley, 13, who operate West Oak…

Keepin’ it juicy! World famous Tomato Eating Contest held this past weekend(winners announced)

Keepin’ it juicy! World famous Tomato Eating Contest held this past weekend(winners announced)

On Saturday, the annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Tomato Eating Contest was held, with three divisions, a celebrity division, a 12 and under division, and a professional division. Celebrities included Bryan Sanders for his wife, gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was also present; state Land Commissioner Tommy Land; District 94 state Rep. Jeff…

Thomas Frazer buys first box of tomatoes at the All-Tomato Luncheon

Thomas Frazer buys first box of tomatoes at the All-Tomato Luncheon

As is an annual tradition, the first box of Bradley County tomatoes were auctioned off during Saturday’s historic All-Tomato Luncheon at First Baptist Church in Warren. The proceeds go to a scholarship fund. Thomas Frazer, Chairman of Warren Bank and Trust and owner of Frazer Funeral Home, submitted the winning bid of $2,600. Tony Cathey…

Goodness gracious “Great Bowls of Fire Contest” features the best salsa in Arkansas(winners announced)

Goodness gracious “Great Bowls of Fire Contest” features the best salsa in Arkansas(winners announced)

There is simply no greater salsa competition than right here in the home of the South Arkansas Vine Ripened Bradley County Pink Tomato! The Great Bowls of Fire Salsa Contest, sponsored by Warren Bank and Trust, was held this weekend during the annual Festival in Warren. Winners were: Lauren Bryant, best looking; Holley McVay, best…

Tomato Festival ‘storms’ back in style: 2022 Festival a big success

Tomato Festival ‘storms’ back in style: 2022 Festival a big success

The 66th annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival came in with a bang long before the last fireworks exploded. Hurricane-strength winds blew through the Arts and Crafts shed where over 80 vendors were assembled, sending tables flying and torrential rain. Booths were literally ripped apart but the vendors soon recovered. Several tents with other vendors around…

Kaiden Hale crowned 2022 Miss Pink Tomato, +full pageant results

Kaiden Hale crowned 2022 Miss Pink Tomato, +full pageant results

The 2022 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Pageants were held Saturday evening, June 4 at the Heritage Community Center to crown a new Miss Pink Tomato, as well as a number of other titles including Petite Miss, Pre-Teen Miss, and Teen Miss Pink Tomato. Seventeen year-old Kaiden Hale of Monticello was crowned the 2022 Miss…

State Farm Agent Joey Cathey presents $10K to Donald W. Reynolds YMCA of Warren and Bradley County

State Farm Agent Joey Cathey presents $10K to Donald W. Reynolds YMCA of Warren and Bradley County

Local State Farm agent, Joey Cathey has a long history of demonstrating what it means to be a Good Neighbor by stepping up to help his community. On May 19, 2022, Joey Cathey presented Donald W Reynolds YMCA of Warren and Bradley County with a $10,000 grant from State Farm® as part of our Outstanding…

Hospital staff served barbecue and ice cream Thursday in honor of National Hospital Week

Hospital staff served barbecue and ice cream Thursday in honor of National Hospital Week

Legacy Rehabilitation served hospital employees a free barbecue lunch to the staff at the Bradley County Medical Center Thursday, May 12, 2022. Union Bank sponsored Adams Ice Cream Truck for each employee to get a free treat. They were on site from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and then again for the night shift employees…

BCMC administration cook and serve pancake breakfast for staff to kick off Hospital Week

BCMC administration cook and serve pancake breakfast for staff to kick off Hospital Week

May 8 through May 14, 2022 is National Hospital Week. Monday morning, the Bradley County Medical Center began the celebration with a pancake breakfast. Members of the BCMC’s administration cooked pancakes and served employees. After the breakfast was held, Warren Mayor Denisa Pennington made a proclamation honoring the BCMC for their hard work in the…