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Spirit of Arkansas Winner – AR Kids Read

by Richard Atkinson | January 12th, 2016

This Spirit of Arkansas winner, AR Kids Read, is focused on helping the next generation of Arkansans. Founded in 2012, AR Kids Read has put an emphasis on helping the nearly 47 percent of Central Arkansas children reading below grade level. With the help of over 400 volunteers, AR Kids read is helping make a difference through reading in 45 Pulaski County Schools.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community.  To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply at http://www.katv.com/story/29483184/the-spirit-of-arkansas-nomination-form .

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Spirit of Arkansas Winner – The One

by Richard Atkinson | December 15th, 2015

It all started with “The Van” for this Spirit of Arkansas winner. Since then Aaron Reddin has expanded his work with the homeless under the parent charity, The One, Inc. Not only do they distribute clothing, shoes and hygiene  products from The Van, they also have Catherine’s House Women’s shelter, vans in Searcy and Russellville, and a shower trailer. The main goal of The One, is not just providing for the homeless, but helping them get back on their feet with jobs and eventually into homes of their own.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community.  To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply at http://www.katv.com/story/29483184/the-spirit-of-arkansas-nomination-form .

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Spirit of Arkansas Winner – Starting Over Ministries

by Richard Atkinson | December 1st, 2015

After seeing a need in his community while working as a court-appointed special advocate for children, Nick Hilt founded Starting Over Ministries. The ministry’s goal is to help reunite families that have children in the foster system. In order to be reunited, parents or grandparents must be able to provide a comfortable living situation for the child. That is where Starting Over Ministries steps in and provides donations of household goods, ranging from mattresses and bedding to dishes and cups.

Rainwater, Holt & Sexton is partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community.  To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply at http://www.katv.com/story/29483184/the-spirit-of-arkansas-nomination-form .

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Portrait for Stephen Holt Unveiled

by Richard Atkinson | November 6th, 2015


On Thursday, October 29th our firm had the distinct privilege of unveiling a portrait honoring our late partner, Stephen Holt.  Stephen passed away in January of 2013 after a courageous battle with ALS.  We are grateful to the wonderful group of coworkers, church members, and friends that attended.  We were also very honored to have Stephen’s wife and children in attendance.

Stephen will always be part of this firm.  The beautiful portrait done by Olvita Goolsby memorializes Stephen to those of us who knew him well and to generations of employees ahead that will continue to build upon his legacy.

Mike & Bob Unveil Portrait

 

 

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Have a Safe Halloween

by Richard Atkinson | October 27th, 2015

 

It’s almost time for Halloween, which means thousands of kids and their parents around the state are getting ready to Trick-or-Treat. Halloween is the highlight of the fall season for many and the source of memories for years to come.

While it should be a fun time, some safety precautions should be taken as well. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a list of Halloween Health and Safety Trips that will ensure a safe and fun Halloween for all involved.

S – Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A – Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F – Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E – Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

H – Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.

A – Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

L – Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

L – Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O – Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W – Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E – Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E – Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

N – Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Now you’re ready to dress-up, eat candy, and have fun this Halloween!

Source: (http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/)

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Race for the Cure

by Richard Atkinson | October 12th, 2015

Race for the Cure

We are so proud of our staff for supporting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday! Through the years we have seen Breast Cancer impact the life of employees and friends of Rainwater, Holt & Sexton and we appreciate this group for walking to make a difference!

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Rainwater, Holt & Sexton named one of the Best Places to Work

by Richard Atkinson | September 24th, 2015

Pic for BlogWe already knew it, but it sure is nice to be recognized! Rainwater, Holt & Sexton has been named by Arkansas Business Publishing Group as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas.

Our firm was honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, September 16 along with seventeen other deserving businesses. The selection process was not a popularity vote, but rather based on employee surveys on the topics of benefits and unique culture in the workplace. The process has shown us areas where we excel and areas where improvement is needed.  We are very proud of our staff and know they are truly our best asset.

Take a look at the article written about our firm here! 

You can also view the entire printed special edition here!

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Little Rock Car Accident Lawyers Offer Safety Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

by Keith Adkins | March 3rd, 2014

March 3, 2014

A winter storm covered the region in a blanket of snow and ice. While the weather made for a beautiful winter wonderland, it is also to blame for causing numerous Arkansas Car Accidents throughout the state.

According to an article published by the Times-Herald, numerous highways were being shut down either due to collisions or vehicles stranded due to a loss of traction. The Arkansas State Patrol reported a 10-mile stretch of highway along I-40 being shut down due to heavy traffic and similar issues were being seen in other parts of the state as well.

These reports leave many citizens wondering what they can do to stay safe while driving in winter weather. The Little Rock Personal Injury Attorneys with the law firm of Rainwater, Holt & Sexton explain there are several steps that can be taken to help decrease the chances of being in an accident on the road caused by snow and ice. They include:

  • Staying Off The Road- If you do not have to venture onto slick roads, stay at home until the weather improves.
  • Checking Vehicle Equipment- Tires should have ample tread, all vehicle lights should illuminate, windshield wipers should easily clear debris, and brakes should be properly functioning.
  • Be Prepared- Know the weather and road conditions along the route you plan to travel and bring extra supplies, such as food, water, blankets, and lighting, in case you become stranded.
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New Guidelines Say Women Should Be Screened For Cervical Cancer Less Often

by rhs | March 19th, 2012

March 19, 2012

Government officials have issued new guidelines to better protect women from the dangers of pregnancy complications that can be caused by over-testing for cervical cancer. According to THV News, the U.S. Preventative Task Force has called for women to be tested for the disease less often.

Rather than being tested once a year, regulations now say that women ages 21 to 65 should be screened for cervical cancer only once every three years. Women ages 30 and over who are at a low risk for the disease need only be tested once every five years if they receive a Human papillomavirus screening at the same time.

Doctors have claimed in the past that over-screening is leading to a high number of false positives on tests that have women undergoing unnecessary procedures that could leave them with pregnancy and fertility complications.

While officials say that women should be tested for certain conditions less, they add that it does not mean that women should skip their annual appointment with their gynecologist. One doctor stated that there are numerous other factors of a woman’s health that are evaluated during that appointment, such as contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, breast health, bone health, hypertension, and diabetes.

The Arkansas Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Rainwater, Holt, and Sexton would advise you to seek a second opinion from another doctor if you believe you have been harmed by a doctor’s diagnosis of your medical condition.

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Campaigns to Eliminate Distracted Driving in Arkansas

by rhs | January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012

A new campaign called The Great Hang Up is sweeping across the country The aim of the program is to eliminate distracted driving accidents caused by talking and texting on cell phones on America’s highways. According to Arkansas’s THV 11 News, the campaign asks that drivers sign a pledge to not operate a cell phone while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.

To participate, sign a pledge sheet and keep it in your car as a reminder to the promise you have made yourself. Then, stay focused behind the wheel by following the sheet’s simple distraction eliminating guidelines.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is also trying to bolster efforts to end distracted driving by creating their own campaign called Faces of Distracted Driving. The group has created a website with videos that show the impact distracted driving accidents have on ordinary people and their families.

While Arkansas legislators are pushing for better laws to protect motorists from distracted driving, thousands will still be hurt or killed in the state until the ramifications of the accidents the activity can cause are understood by a majority of citizens.

This is why the Arkansas distracted driving accident lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton would like to urge drivers to take a closer look at both of these programs and think about participating. Reducing the risks that distractions impose on drivers is the simplest way to eradicate a growing problem that could leave you injured.

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