The AP has the following stories planned for the weekend:
NOTE: The Arkansas Perspective staff feature has been discontinued.
For use Sunday, Aug. 5, and thereafter.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Local artists can participate in a survey that asks what type of affordable living, working or display spaces they want to see in Northwest Arkansas. Representatives from Artspace, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization that assists in artistic and cultural facility planning efforts nationwide, recently released an Arts Market Survey to begin phase two of a regional arts planning initiative. They will present a report at the end of the year to community leaders and developers who could create more spaces designed for artists. By Andrea Johnson, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 616 words.
DODDRIDGE, Ark. — Mining 61.8 million tons of sand from the Red River near Doddridge for hydraulic fracturing in Texas and Louisiana will not require explosives, an official said. “Unlike sand-mining operations in other states throughout the country, there will be no blasting techniques used in the company’s mining program,” said Ryan McMaster, sales and business director for Performance Proppants, the company mining the sand. The sand deposit in Doddridge allows Performance Proppants to produce the coarser mesh product its customers seek, McMaster said. By Jim Williamson, The Texarkana Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 645 words.
For use Monday, Aug. 6, and thereafter.
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Over 200 children on a recent Saturday used cardboard boxes to transport themselves back in time to the establishment of Fort Smith. The “My City is a Fort” Fort Building Contest drew children to the Chaffee Crossing Historic District to construct forts out of cardboard boxes. The contest is one of several events in 2018 that celebrates Fort Smith’s bicentennial. By Max Bryan, The Southwest Times Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 456 words.
JONESBORO, Ark. — It all started with a minnow trap in 1948. Now, 70 years later, Arkansas Glass Container Corp. produces and distributes glass products globally. The company recently celebrated its anniversary by hosting vocational educators from throughout Northeast Arkansas. By Keith Inman, The Jonesboro Sun. SENT IN ADVANCE: 630 words.
The AP, Little Rock