Thursday, January 28, 2016

Urgent Team Cullom Clinic: New Hours, Meet The Staff

Quality Healthcare is Right Around the Corner

Urgent Team Cullom Clinic understands when it’s urgent to you, the healthcare solution needs to be compassionate, comprehensive and convenient. Understanding that sprains, illnesses, and ailments don’t happen on a schedule, Urgent Team is excited to announce they’re extending their hours to better accommodate your needs. Starting February 15, the Center will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, including during the lunch hour. The offices are located at 700 W Keiser Ave in Osceola next to First Commercial Bank (formerly SouthBank). 

Urgent Team provides a range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, and wellness care, such as vaccinations. They treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care, but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to an Emergency Department. Best of all, no appointment is ever needed, making it convenient for families.

They also provide quick, convenient care for occupational health needs. From pre-employment drug screens and DOT Physicals to workplace injuries, they develop individualized protocols for each company.

Their team of healthcare professionals is committed to providing immediate family care with exceptional service at affordable prices in a comfortable setting. At Urgent Team, you will be greeted with a smile when you walk through the door. In addition to Kenneth Holder, M.D. and Family Nurse Practitioner Lakisha McDaniel, our experienced team of health providers also includes a medical assistant, a lab technician, an X-ray technician and a nurse.

With no appointment needed and convenient hours, Urgent Team offers peace of mind for patients that comes with knowing they have access to quality medical care when their doctor’s office may not be open.

Urgent Team is proud to play a part in providing health services to the wonderful community of Osceola. 


Originally from Joiner, AR Nurse Practitoner Lakisha McDaniel graduated high school from
Rivercrest and earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She has more than nine years’ clinical experience in pediatrics, women’s health, nephrology, and internal medicine in treating acute and chronic illnesses. McDaniel most recently worked at Advance Health, a Leading provider in managed care in Northeastern Arkansas conducting in-home health assessments for plan members. Formerly, she worked at Well Child Inc., Newstart Family and Obstetrical Clinic, and Methodist University Hospital in Memphis
McDaniel is joined by Team Lead Amanda Nichols, MA & Lab Tech Krisha Archibald, and X-Ray Tech Jenna Gibson. 

For more information, call 870-563-6512 or visit

Source article submitted by:  
Candace Smith
Urgent Team Community Relations Manager 
Some modification by OSMCChamber

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Osceola/SMC Chamber Launches Biggest Loser Community Challenge

***Updated 1/27/2016***

Osceola, Arkansas — An exciting, national wellness initiative is launching across the country in February and our communities are invited to join the MOVEment! NBC and The Biggest Loser are launching The Biggest Loser Community Challenge in February, and the Osceola/South Mississippi County Chamber of Commerce is on board as a local Wellness Leader.  This Company vs Company competition invites teams of four to join an eight-week, online health & wellness community challenge. The challenge is for companies of all sizes (no limit to the amount of teams you can sign up!) and people of all fitness levels.  It is designed to get our community moving, eating better and having fun!

Businesses are encouraged to register teams of employees to represent their company in the challenge. For only $100 for a team of four, this exciting wellness offering is an affordable and fun way to kick start the new year for employees. Chamber Executive Director Ammi Tucker stated, “this is a great opportunity to encourage wellness within your business, industry, or group of friends, as well as get in on the Southern tradition of friendly competition.” Registration is open now, and competition begins February 29 and runs through April 25, 2016.

As an added local incentive, local fitness facilities are discounting their memberships during the program period. Osceola Parks & Recreation and Osceola Fitness are partnering with this Chamber initiative to offer BLCC participating individuals a discounted membership rate during the program, which runs until April 25. With the one-time purchase of a membership card, participating team members would get their individual membership to the OPAR community center for $10 per month, and it could roll over to normal rates after the promotional period. Osceola Fitness is also discounting their memberships by 20% for BLCC participants during the competition.

“This challenge is for everyone. No matter what your goals are you’ll find something in it to help you achieve your next level of fitness,” says Dolvett Quince, Biggest Loser and Community Challenge Trainer.

Past contestants of The Biggest Loser will guide teams through eight weekly challenges. Challengers will also receive weekly motivation and nutrition tips from trainer, Dolvett Quince. Participants will earn points for each minute of activity they engage in, as well as additional points for completing weekly tasks and logging additional challenge activities designed to improve nutrition and overall wellness. Each participant will have access to their own private wellness account and mobile app, where they will journal challenge activities, access weekly health guidance and keep their eye on friends and competitors on live leaderboards. The focus of the challenge is not on weight loss and all personal information, including weight, is completely private. WARNING: Side effects may include weight loss!

Prize draws will be made each week, with over 10,000 prizes to be won across the country, including trips to LA to see the Finale live!  More information, registration and key dates can be found online at: When registering your team, please be sure to mark WMC-TV 5 as the NBC affiliate and select “Osceola-South Mississippi County C/C – Osceola, Arkansas” as your Chamber. Full details available at