Top 5 Good News Stories for the Week of October 9

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Because Good News Matters,  every Friday we'll take a look back at our Top 5 Good News moments of the week.

5. Our first stop along the "sweet" tour of good news this week brings us to the annual Arkansas State Fair. For the first time in 48 years, officials are adding an extra day for Arkansans to enjoy the food, fun, rides and more. With over 50 vendors and 17 new rides, the fair is bound to be delightful for everyone.

For more on the State Fair, click HERE. 

4. Northwest Arkansas is our next destination as we find 7th grader, Sofi Overton. The pint-sized entrepreneur saw a need in her area and found a solution. On Thursday,  Overton pitched her business plan to a panel of judges for a chance to win nearly $12K for her business,
Wise Pocket Products. Her business, helps to add  storage solutions into children clothes, such as pockets for cellphones. 

You can find more on Sofi and her business HERE.

3. If your mom took folic acid during her pregnancy, or if you went through newborn screenings or even if you stayed in the NICU, you are a March of Dimes baby. One Northwest Arkansas family found out the impact that March of Dimes can play first hand as their family of four advanced to five. 

To learn more about this family's experience with March of Dimes, click HERE.

2. Our next bit of good news comes in from Ft. Smith, where a Sergeant and a 7th grade student meet. They have both faced many different obstacles in life, but one thing that is the same is that they are both amputees. Now, after meeting for the first time on Wednesday, the unlikely duo will overcome their own personal challenges to conquer the Little Rock Warrior Dash as one.

Race over to see the full story HERE.

1. Our top good news story of the week comes from Sherwood. As dozens of bikers invaded the town on Monday. Local residents soon found out that the bikers came from all over the state for their new friend, 8-year-old Alex Bruorton. Alex, who suffers from 'Cloves' syndrome, which affects his facial features. Has recently become a target for harsh bullying at school. After his story was posted online the Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) started their engines and escorted their new friend to class.

To find out more about Alex's escort to class, click HERE. 

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If you run across good news in the Natural State be sure to send it to us either through email: News4@kark.com or through our Facebook.


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