ROC “KIDS ON THE GO” BAKE SALE A SUCCESS

The “Kids on the Go” tykes held their annual bake sale recently with lots of goodies selling quickly. Many thanks to the ROC staff and others from the community who stopped by to satisfy their sweet tooth. The kids also got a special visit from Representative Danny Watson to highlight the morning. All proceeds from the bake sale will be used towards field trips and special projects this summer. And, if you missed this sale, a second bake sale is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN WINDS THROUGH HOPE & PRESCOTT ON WAY TO SEARCY

Rainbow of Challenges’ (ROC) athletes along with local, state law enforcement and members of the Melonvine Striders running club of Hope grouped in front of the ROC Administration complex Monday for a brief break in the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics. Members of the group shuttled the torch from Fulton to Hope and handed it off to the new set of runners who were taking the torch on to Prescott on its way to Searcy, the site of the State Special Olympic games. The games will begin Thursday, May 23 and conclude on Saturday, May 25. The mission of the Torch Run is to increase awareness and raise… Read More

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ROC TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY, MAY 21

LifeShare Blood Centers will be conducting the first blood drive of the year at Rainbow of Challenges on Tuesday, May 21. Donations may be made at the mobile donor coach located at the ROC Administration building on South Main Street from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The only requirement to give blood is the donor must be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and provide current identification. The process takes about 30 minutes and a trained technician will insure the donor is comfortable and safe. LifeShare Blood Centers is a nonprofit organization with centers supplying blood and blood components to community hospitals predominately in… Read More

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LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN TO PASS THROUGH HOPE/AREA BUSINESSES & COMMUNITY MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO COME OUTSIDE AND SUPPORT

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will come through Hope on Tuesday, May 21. The mission of the Torch Run is to increase awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics. The ultimate destination of the torch will be the Opening Ceremonies at the State Special Olympics competition at Harding University’s First Security Stadium in Searcy. The torch is scheduled to begin the journey to Hope at 9:00 a.m. on Highway 67 near the Fulton Bridge and arrive at the Rainbow of Challenges administration building on Main Street in Hope at approximately 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Once in Hope, the runners will turn left from Hwy. 67 onto Elm Street… Read More

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS AREA GAMES A TERRIFIC SUCCESS

The Special Olympics Area 11 games held recently at the Hope High School track field was a terrific success as athletes from the surrounding area gathered for competition. ROC/PNC athletes were again well-represented and several qualified for the State Special Olympics Games to be held at Harding University in Searcy from May 23-25. Special thanks go to the many volunteers such as HAPS students, area law enforcement, and Pafford EMS who made the event possible.

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ROC HOSTS SPECIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION

Rainbow of Challenges hosted a special 50th anniversary reception at Hempstead Hall as many from the business community joined current and former ROC staff members to share memories of the organization that got its start in 1969. The hall was well-decorated with many photos from the past along with a delicious array of sweet and savory refreshments. State Representative Danny Watson read and presented a special citation plus management and staff from Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home made a donation in honor of the special occasion.

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ROC CELEBRATES 5OTH YEAR OF SERVICE; SPECIAL RECEPTION PLANNED FOR APRIL 24 HEMPSTEAD HALL

What began with six children in 1969, has now grown to more than 500 children and adults in 2019 being served by Rainbow of Challenges in Hope. Patti Manus, alongside a small group of mothers of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities banded together to open what was then known as the “School of Hope”. The primary focus of the school was to provide developmental treatment and therapy for children with delays. The group soon discovered was the need was great in Hope and the surrounding area. Roots began to take hold and more children and staff where added. Volunteers came out of the woodwork. Generous help and donations came… Read More

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ROC TO RECEIVE DONATIONS FROM HERNDON-FUQUA FUNERAL HOME

Pictured are Vickers Fuqua, President of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home in Hope, Rainbow of Challenges’ CEO Judy Watson, Herndon-Fuqua Hope Director Scott Brown, and Chief Operating Officer Fred Meisenheimer upon presenting a monetary donation to ROC. The local funeral home chose ROC to make a donation for each service conducted in the name of the families served. In recognition of the ROC’s 50th Anniversary, Herndon-Fuqua will make an additional $1,000 donation. Herndon Funeral Home began serving the local community in 1899 and after many years of serving the Hope, Prescott, and Gurdon communities, the business was sold to the Fuqua family of Texarkana Funeral Homes. The partnership joined together two recognized… Read More

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ROC TO HOST OPEN INTERVIEW SESSION APRIL 11

Rainbow of Challenges will host a special “Open Interview” session on Thursday, April 11 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the ROC administration building located at 500 S. Main Street in Hope. Prospective employees will have the opportunity to fill out an application and have an interview in the same session, reducing the wait time to gaining employment. Flexible work schedules are ideal for those interested in part-time, evenings, and weekend positions. Positions are available in areas such as Hope, Prescott, Texarkana, and DeQueen. For more information contact Dorene Mosier at 870-722-1220.

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