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[24 May 2013 | One Comment | 6,857 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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[10 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 3,325 views]
Lifelong Learning Expo coming to Rogers

Learning isn’t just something we do in school, nor is it something we do only as a child. The Lifelong Learning Center of Northwest Arkansas is dedicated to the idea that people of all ages can learn and the act of learning helps keep people young.
The center, which opened in Bentonville earlier this year, offers a wide variety of enrichment courses for adults. LLCNWA is also hosting a Lifelong Learning and Activity Expo July 16 and July 17 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.
“Henry Ford once said that …

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[25 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 3,683 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: Insert Ark-building joke here

This will come to no surprise to most First Arkansas News readers: it’s been storming a lot in the Natural State the last week. There’s been numerous tornado warnings throughout the state, but that’s not been the primary concern, it seems. Up in these parts of Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley at least, we’ve had at least three days straight of high winds, hail and rain. Lots of rain. Too much rain. (To track just how much, check out the NOAA website) To give a few ideas of how …

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[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,477 views]
Week in Review — April 3-10

It was a busier week than usual here at First Arkansas News as stories kept flying in for some reason.
Is that a complaint? Heck no. However, it’s been busy around here and we do hope our readers didn’t miss out on some of the more significant stories. As always, we encourage people to stay up to date through using one of the free, convenient services we hope people find convenient — click it up to subscribe to our RSS feed, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or subscribe …

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[3 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 2,879 views]
Spring Into Business Expo coming April 16 to Rogers

ROGERS—The 2nd Annual Spring Into Business Expo features many new vendors and a new location, but will have the same focus on helping the public learn about products and services from local businesses.
This year’s Spring Into Business Expo is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers. The event has its own Facebook page, which is where information about new vendors is being added.
Started in 2010, the Spring Into Business Expo was designed to give home-based businesses in Northwest Arkansas a storefront for …

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[3 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,077 views]
FLW returns to Beaver Lake this morning

This is a press release issued by the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce
ROGERS–After a year hiatus, the Walmart FLW Tour is returning to Beaver Lake.  The Walmart Open, which will be held March 3-6 in Rogers, will begin the 2011 FLW Tour Majors season.  According to a recent economic impact study, the estimated impact of the tournament will be nearly half a million dollars as fans, fishermen and their families visit northwest Arkansas during the 4-day tournament.
“It is only fitting that we begin our first Walmart FLW Tour Major of 2011 …

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[9 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,678 views]
You have to see it to believe it

You’ve already seen Ethan Noble’s story about the snow in Central Arkansas and Lana F. Hutchins Flowers’ story about the effect Wednesday’s record-breaking snow had on Northwest Arkansas.
Now, you’ll get an array of photos showing  the beauty and  frustration that snow caused today.
A quick note about today’s snow before we start the photos: The snow accumulation broke a statewide record. The former record was, from what I can find, 23 inches. Siloam Springs got 24.5 inches of snow. So yes, those measuring the snow had to use yardsticks instead of …

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[9 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | 7,376 views]
Northwest Arkansas Is Closed Due to Inclement Weather

There was not a single snowflake falling in Benton County at 2 a.m. Wednesday.
When the alarm went off at 6:15 a.m., I rolled over to look out the French doors, and saw a world of white. The ground was white. The air was white from falling snow. The patio was white. The vehicles were white. The street was white.
By mid-afternoon, two feet of snow covered my back yard. And, as I am snowed inside, I will change the date stamp on my digital camera, which is stuck frozen on 2010.
The …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,973 views]
Conference to focus on orphan care

ROGERS–When most people hear the word “orphan,” they think of a child whose both parents have died and they assume the best option is adoption.
Neither is necessarily true. An orphan is any child who has been removed from his or her family (including foster care). While adoption is a solution in some cases, there are ways to help those who are already removed from their parents, and to prevent that removal in the first place.
A conference coming Feb. 25-26 to Rogers will break the usual stereotypes surrounding the idea of …

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[10 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,403 views]
Social media source of snow-related fun, trickery

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-The northwest part of the Natural State didn’t see quite as much “nature” (read: snow) Sunday and early Monday but that didn’t stop social media from becoming ablaze.
Two different school districts experienced snow-related social media issues, one being filled with mostly good-natured frivolity but the second was more problematic.
The Fayetteville Public Schools’ Facebook page became popular Sunday night as a large number of students used the site to beg officials to cancel school and to complain that a decision was not made until the early Monday morning hours when …