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BC-AR--Arkansas Weekend Planner,ADVISORY, AR

November 20, 2018


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The AP has the following stories planned for the weekend:



FOR USE Sunday, Nov. 25, and thereafter:


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After stretching the fingertip of a white glove to snap it in to place, State Archives Curator Julienne Crawford turned to a low, flat table and gingerly touched the corner of a wooden frame that encased Arkansas’ original state flag. Crawford and state preservationists are preparing the flag — as well as another early 1900s state flag that was stretched out, unframed on an adjacent table — for transport to West Virginia next year for an estimated $20,000 makeover. By Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1210 words.


TRUMANN, Ark. — The Trumann mayor, who earlier this month staved off four challengers in the general election, recently said that the city’s mail service hasn’t been the same since the U.S. Postal Service’s Jonesboro sorting center shut down several years ago. Mail is sorted through a sorting center in Memphis now. Mayor Barbara Lewallen and others aren’t satisfied with the service. By David Talley, The Jonesboro Sun. SENT IN ADVANCE: 479 words.


FOR USE Monday, Nov. 26, and thereafter:


FORT SMITH, Ark. — Statewide participation in the last semiannual Drug Take Back Day differed heavily across the Arkansas-Oklahoma border. Drug Take Back Day, held by the Drug Enforcement Administration in April and October each year, aims to lead people across the country to take unused prescription drugs to their nearest drop-off sites in hopes of combating opioid abuse. Arkansas during the last Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27 was 13th in the nation with 26,529 pounds of prescription drugs collected while Oklahoma was 49th with 717 pounds collected, according to DEA records. By Max Bryan, Southwest Times Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 484 words.


SPRINGDALE, Ark. — The number of buildings razed by the city of Springdale this year outpaced money. The 2018 budget provided $10,000 to hire contract labor. The costs so far this year are $30,425. The city has taken down four buildings this year, with two more scheduled. By Laurinda Joenks, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1383 words.

The AP, Little Rock

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