Every day, people across Arkansas make donations to Goodwill Stores. There are over 20 stores statewide, with new stores opening in Jonesboro and Paragould. Jonesboro's current location on South Caraway has been in the community since 1992. The new location will be across the street. Proceeds from the stores help create jobs in Arkansas. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.
KASU-FM, the non-profit radio service of Arkansas State University, will present “Highway 49 Revisited,” a five-part radio series examining business growth along Highway 49 from the Hilltop area of Jonesboro through Brookland to Paragould. These half-hour programs will be broadcast on 91.9 FM and streamed live at www.kasu.org<http://www.kasu.org> Monday through Friday, April 9 through April 13, at 8:20 a.m. each day.
Paragould High School is one of several schools in the state that has placed a wellness center in the school. The wellness center helps students with physical and emotional problems. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.