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Fresh Start Announces New Director

BY MELANIE WADE – Millie Ratzloff has been named the new Executive Director of Fresh Start Pregnancy and Resource Center in Mena. Candace Riner has served as interim director of Fresh Start for the past ten months. Riner said she is excited to continue to serve on the board of directors and volunteer to assist the center and staff with ...

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Walk for Life Raises More Than $7,500 for Fresh Start

BY MELANIE BUCK – Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center held a Walk for Life on Saturday, April 15, at Janssen Park and raised more than $7,500 that will benefit expectant mothers and fathers with a variety of resources at the center. To raise money for the event, registered participants asked for pledges from family, friends, and businesses, and then walked ...

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Twenty-Seven Groups Boomeranged Their Baby Bottles Back to Fresh Start Pregnancy Center

SUBMITTED BY FRESH START – Every Mother’s Day for several years now, Fresh Start Pregnancy Resource Center delivers hundreds of baby bottles to churches and organizations in Polk County who agree to help with their largest annual fundraiser.  This year, twenty-five churches and two organizations filled baby bottles with coins, cash and checks.  The participants had about six weeks to fill ...

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Fresh Start to Hold Their First Annual Fundraiser Banquet: ‘Come Grow with Us’

Fresh Start will hold their First Annual Fundraising Banquet “Come Grow with Us” on Thursday, November 5, at 6:30 PM. Their special guest is Ashley Rainey Escue, daughter of Dennis and Barbara Rainey, President, CEO and cofounder of FamilyLife, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. Ashley is the mother of seven sons (biological and adopted) and a foster mom ...

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Beasley Announced as New Director of Fresh Start Pregnancy Center

BY MELANIE BUCK – Jeanne Jordan, of Fresh Start Pregnancy Center, has announced that she is stepping down from the position of director and is, as she said, “passing the torch on,” to Elizabeth Beasley. Jordan founded Fresh Start more than 7 years ago and has been the director for 3 ½ years. Watching the seed that she planted grow ...

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