As the number of active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas hits new records on a near daily basis, hospitals are feeling the strain. “We are overwhelmed,” said a doctor who works at a large hospital in Central Arkansas, one of eight medical providers the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network interviewed for this story. Most asked to have their names withheld in order to speak candidly.
The Eddie Mae Herron Center will host a Christmas Memory Walk ceremony Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m., to dedicate the memory brick garden installed around the flagpole and statue at the Center. The bricks were sold over the years as a fundraiser for the center.
The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Christmas Parade on Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. Line up is at 5:30 p.m.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that the state is making plans to be ready for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution whenever it gets here. The first delivery of the vaccine, estimated at 25,000 doses, could be delivered within 24 hours after approval by the FDA, he said.
The Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Board outlined its final plans for the upcoming Dec. 15 Christmas parade and discussed annual dues and other issues in its meeting Nov. 19.