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[25 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 5,374 views]
Chili’s pitching in to help Searcy Goodwill store

The Goodwill store in Searcy was destroyed by a fire and a temporary one was set up within a week. No one was hurt in the fire and that is fortunate. What is not fortunate is that the store must be rebuilt and nonprofit, charitable organizations such as Goodwill aren’t exactly known for maintaining large building funds.
Chili’s restaurants throughout Arkansas are stepping in to help by donating 10 percent of their proceeds on Wednesday, June 25, to Goodwill in support of the Searcy rebuilding effort. All Chili’s restaurants in the …

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[26 May 2013 | No Comment | 3,602 views]
Week in Review (May 16-25)

We haven’t posted a Week in Review here at First Arkansas News for some time, but it’s time we did. Why? There’s a lot going on during the week these days and we’d hate for anyone to miss something important. So, click the links below to find a story or two that you might have missed. Check back every Sunday for a summation of the prior week’s stories so you can stay informed (or, at least, get a handle on what exactly we’re doing around here).
* Creating Obstacles — Pastor …

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[24 May 2013 | One Comment | 6,858 views]
Goodwill opens new store in Rogers

Members of the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, and Goodwill Industries of Arkansas President and CEO Brian Itzkowitz and staff celebrated the grand opening of a new 30,000 square foot facility at 4301 South Dixieland Road in Rogers, Arkansas, on Wednesday.
The building boasts a state of the art career center with computer labs and classrooms, as well as a retail store and convenient Donation Drive-Thru.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome such an important organization to our community, and we applaud the great work Goodwill Industries of …

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[7 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 2,724 views]
Goodwill cleans house

Goodwill of Arkansas is entering everyone making a donation by April 15 into a drawing for a chance to win a $250 house cleaning.
That’s right — clean out those closets, grab some unused items from your garage and generally come up with some quality items to donate to the charity and you might win a $250 house cleaning from Molly Maid of Greater Little Rock. The free house cleaning is the main prize, but Goodwill will award a $100 gift certificate to the second place winner and a $50 gift …

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[8 Jan 2012 | 8 Comments | 6,354 views]
Goodwill celebrating 85th anniversary

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is celebrating its 85th anniversary and everyone is invited to the party. In honor of the milestone, Goodwill has created a special anniversary section on its website. Also, visitors to bit.ly/goodwillar85 will find a timeline, a collection of newspaper articles written about Goodwill, and photographs covering the past eight decades. Goodwill plans to offer big savings to its supporters throughout the year as well.
“Special sales and promotions will be popping up all year,” Goodwill’s Director of Marketing and Communication Susan Crossley said. “We will announce sale …

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[8 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 1,787 views]
Goodwill donors rewarded with coupons

It’s the most wonderful and possibly busiest time of the year. Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is here to help. Finish last minute holiday shopping and make room for new gifts in one trip to your local Goodwill.
Now through the end of the year, receive a 20 percent coupon every time you shop and donate. Coupons are available at www.goodwillAR.org and Goodwill’s Facebook page.
Goodwill has 25 convenient locations that accept donations. All donations are tax deductible and receipts are available upon request. For this year’s tax return, donations must be made …

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[11 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 6,746 views]
Big Lots returns to Benton on April 22

Well, here’s some good news for bargain hunters in Saline County — Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) will again have a store in Benton on April 22.
Benton residents will likely recall that Big Lots had a store in town for a few years on 1716 Military Road, but that one closed a couple of years ago and now houses a Goodwill store that opened in February (for fans of trivia, that location started out as a Safeway store).
The new Big Lots is located in Military Plaza at 1426 Military Road and a …