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  1. Bob and Linda Zdora on February 28, 2018 at 8:31 am

    CENTURY 21 LeMac Executive Broker Bob Zdora, 2017 REALTOR® of the Year!
    Bob Zdora of CENTURY 21 LeMac Realty the Z-Team Realtors in Mountain Home Arkansas has been selected as The 2017 ROY (REALTOR of the year), by a committee of his peers of the North Central Board of Realtors. Jewel Pendergrass owner/broker of CENTURY 21 LeMac Realty said “I have rarely seen a REALTOR more deserving of this award than Bob Zdora. We are so proud that he has been recognized for his outstanding service to the real estate profession and to our Community. Bob represents us well!”

    “The REALTOR®-of-the-Year award is an annual peer award of the Arkansas REALTORS® Association granted to the one REALTOR® who best exemplifies the REALTOR® spirit. It is based on criteria set by the National Association of REALTORS® and includes business accomplishments, community service, activity in the local, state and national REALTOR® organizations and adherence to the Golden Rule in all life situations. This award has been presented annually since 1960.” (Sited from ARA web site)

    Bob Zdora and his wife Linda of 45 years, relocated to the Twin Lakes Area in 2003. Together they became The Z-Team Realtors of Century 21 LeMac Realty. Bob is a USMC Viet Nam Vet and a retired Sgt. of Police, City of Chicago. After obtaining an Arkansas Real Estate License Bob went on to earn his Executive Brokers license, SRES Senior Real Estate Specialists, ABR Accredited Buyers Representative and (GRI) Designation, Graduate REALTOR® Institute highest designation, complete by September 1, 2017.

    Bob and Linda are members of multiple Civic Organizations, Elks, TL Retired Police, TL Gun Club, TL Home Builders, Chamber of Commerce members Mountain Home, Cotter-Gassville, Norfork, Yellville and Flippin. Bob also a sits on the Marion County Equalization Board and is the Marion County Arkansas Republican State Committee Man.

    Thru the years Bob has been active at the North Central Board as a MLS tour guide, Feed Our Children fund raisers and Board Breakfast committee. Bob was asked to assume the job of Principal Broker for Colonial Real Estate Company when owner/broker John Rouse, passed away. His job was to effectively close the office, see transactions to a successful close, notify& assist listed clients to move their properties to other local RE companies and assist the agents to relocate their licenses. When all was completed he returned his license to CENTURY 21 LeMac Realty The Z-Team Realtors.

    Bob and Linda currently sponsor an intern program to help mentor individuals with a career in Real Estate. The Z-Team has sponsored 4 individuals who have passed and obtained a Arkansas Real Estate license, they are Jordan Womack, Mallory Lynch, Darlene Clark and Reese Tubbs, long time agent joined The Z-Team Realtors in 2016 he lives and services the Melbourne, Calico and Mt. View areas.

    Bob is most noted and recognized for his weekly radio show on 97.1 fm Mountain Talk Radio. “This week in Real Estate with Bob Zdora”. His program airs at 7:16 am each Friday morning for the last 10 years. He brings information about the local RE market, stats and the importance of working with local banks and REALTORS in the Twin Lakes Area. This program is available on line at mountaintalk97.com audio on demand.

    Bob represented the North Central Board of Realtors, ROY at the 93rd State of Arkansas Realtors Convention held in September 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Contact Bob at 870-405-5407 or from the Z-Team Web site RetireToArkansas.Net. And listen to his radio show on Mountain Talk Radio 97.1 fm every Friday morning at 7:16 am.

    Feel free to contact me regarding this submission. Linda Zdora 870-405-0793 HelloZteam@gmail.com
    I also have a photo to go with this article . Thank you!

  2. Yvonne James on July 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm

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    Drawing authors from Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Arkansas, and Mississippi, we introduced our first Literary Pop-Up Shop in December 2017 in a Bartlett, TN community center. Today, we are offering authors and entrepreneurs monthly opportunities to tap into the massive market of one of West Tennessee’s premier indoor shopping mall’s – Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN! “Book Signing and More Marketplace at Wolfchase.”

    In September 2018, we are expanding to include Central Arkansas! We are kicking off our “Insane Book Signing and More Marketplace at McCain” the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 at McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR 72116! We are inviting all local authors and entrepreneurs to become a part of this great event! Whether they are buying or selling, they do not want to miss it! All genres are welcome. Tap into the marketplace at McCain Mall. All interested persons can view our Listing of Events and register at yvonnejames.com/events-1. For more information, they can contact Yvonne James at creativeartist-yvonne@outlook or (901) 907-6828.

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  3. LOCAL WEIGHT LIFTERS AT WORLDS

    Eddie Morgan of Jonesboro did a 611 pound deadlift for a First Place World Championship and broke the world record for Push Pull (total of dead lift and bench press) by 125 pounds in the 61 to 67 age group when he bench pressed 303 pounds and dead lifted 611 pounds for a total of 914 pounds at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) Meet in Las Vegas in November. This was his 13th World Championship without a defeat. He was awarded two First Place Gold Metals and a World Record.

    Morgan lifted 700 pounds in 1997, 690 pounds at an AAU meet in Rogers, Arkansas in 1998 and set a world record for lifting 661 pounds at the WABDL Worlds in 2012. He holds the American record for a 630 lb. squat.

    Morgan is a graduate of West Memphis where he played football. He was a member of 1975 ASU football team, one of two undefeated teams in the history of the school’s football program, and was All Southland Conference Defensive Tackle in his Junior and Senior Years. He was drafted by the New York Giants and played pro football in the Canadian League.

    Mike Frizzell’s 530 pound bench press set an all time bench press record for the 61 to 67 age group. He was also inducted into the WABDL Hall of Fame.

    Eugene Merrill won first place and a World Championship with a 485 pound deadlift in the 54 to 60 age group.

    Arnold Weaver won two World Championship First Place trophies with a 601 pound lift. Weaver held the Law and Fire Single Ply World Record of 584 pounds and the Two Ply Bench Lift World Record of 589 pounds.

    Matt Crawford took first place in the Masters 40 to 46 age group and second place in the Open, bench pressing raw 424 pounds in his first World Championship.

    Raven Chadwick, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Chadwick, benched 66 pounds and dead lifted 185 pounds winning all three categories and breaking her own World Record Push Pull with a 254 pound total and setting a World Record.

    Eddie Morgan has taught special ed at Trumann for 33 years where he also drives the school bus and trains his special ed students to lift weights competitively. Prior to that, he taught and coached at Parkin, West Memphis and Calico Rock.

    Morgan is preparing 20 to 30 of his special ed students for this year’s Arkansas Southern Nationals where lifters will include men and women and students. His students have set world records in their respective classes and won national championships in the team division at the Southern Nationals.

    The Arkansas Southern Nationals Weight Lifting Championships will be Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Haven Hotel at Phillips Drive and Caraway in Jonesboro. All lifters who compete will automatically qualify for the World Championships to be held in November, 2019, in Las Vegas.

    Entry forms are available by calling Eddie Morgan at 870-219-1452 or by e-mailing Tom Morgan at otho1950@hotmail.com with Arkansas Southern Nationals in the subject line.

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