St. Bernards breaks ground in Monette

St. Bernards breaks ground in Monette
There's a new medical clinic coming to Monette after St. Bernards broke ground on it Monday. (Source: KAIT) (Gunter, Laura)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - There’s a new medical clinic coming to Monette after St. Bernards broke ground on it Monday Nov. 26.

The new Buffalo Island Family Medical Clinic will provide family medicine and urgent care services.

A family physician in the area, Dr. Brian Baltz, is excited about the future of healthcare in Monette.

“It’s signifying a long-term commitment to health care in this area,” said Dr. Baltz. “We wanted everyone to come out and see the new land, where the building is going to be built and what we’re going to see here in about 6 months or so.”

Physicians, administrators, city officials and staff members were all on-hand for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Monette Mayor Jerry Qualls realized just how important this is for a town the size of Monette.

“Smaller towns always it encourages us and helps us a lot,” said Mayor Quall.s “We’re always proud to see growth in rural areas and this is going to help us a great deal.

The new medical center will be located at 21090 Highway 18 near the corner of Highway 18 and Highway 139.

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