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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 21, 2016

Deborah Wooten

Former counselor, tornado survivor joins kidney commission

“They said I would never walk again, but I fooled them,” said Deborah Wooten, clutching frayed issues of the Arkansas Democrat and the White County Citizen between her fingers. On their pages, gently unfolded, the tattered newspapers from 1952 tell how the then 1-year-old Wooten, born Deborah Rollins, was one of five motherless children who survived the disastrous tornado that struck small-town Judsonia that March. The tornado left Wooten disabled, a life experience she said has shaped why she looks forward to helping others in need of medical assistance. A retired certifie... READ MORE

Stephanie Wade: Batesville nurse creates lasting impression on staff By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — Four years ago during Stephanie Wade’s first delivery as an obstetrics nurse, she said she was terrified.