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[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,081 views]
Week in review (1/16-1/22)

It’s been quite a week here at First Arkansas News and we’re well aware that a lot of our readers were likely busy, too.
For those wanting to play a little catch up, we’ve got you covered — just click on the below stories to see what you might have missed over the past few days.
Yes, we are in the habit of posting these “week in review” articles and we hope that makes it easy for some people to keep up with us. However, there are better ways to follow the …

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[17 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | 3,606 views]
Plunging for Special Olympics Arkansas

Mitchell Mote, a Benton Realtor and immediate past president of the Benton/Bryant Realtors Association, wanted to start the board’s Special Olympics Arkansas fundraising efforts off right.
What did he do? He jumped in Hurricane Lake on Saturday morning in 33-degree water after presenting area Realtors and affiliated businesses a challenge — he’d hop in the lake if contributors donated some cash.
Realtors and affiliates responded to Mote’s challenge by giving $199.23 to Special Olympics — far exceeding Mote’s initial goal of $100 and getting close to the newer goal of $200. You …