BC-AR--Arkansas Weekend Planner,ADVISORY, AR
The AP has the following stories planned for the weekend:
NOTE: The Arkansas Perspective staff feature has been discontinued.
FOR USE Sunday, July 8 and thereafter:
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A small battle brewing over the taking of a U.S. Army tank isn’t happening in some distant land, but in North Little Rock’s Burns Park. An M60 main battle tank, climbed upon by children for decades while on display in Burns Park, has been ordered returned for maintenance. The Arkansas Army National Guard at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock is to retrieve the tank as soon as possible on behalf of the U.S. Army Center of Military History, which oversees historical Army equipment and owns the tank. By Jake Sandlin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 969 words.
GASSVILLE, Ark. — Nancy Neaves cannot wait to become Gassville’s newest resident. Neaves, 58, is participating in the federal government’s Mutual Self-Help Housing Program and will eventually own a two-bedroom house on Walnut Street in Gassville. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development division, and is managed locally by the Northwest Regional Housing Authority. By Scott Liles, Baxter Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 496 words.
FOR USE Monday, July 9 and thereafter:
JONESBORO, Ark. — An old Jonesboro building has sat vacant for decades. But after the National Park Service placed it on the National Register of Historic Places recently, plans are in motion to bring it back to life. Jetton General Contractors of Paragould has agreed to buy the 1889 C.A. Stuck & Sons Lumber Office Building and will convert it into its new headquarters. By Keith Inman, The Jonesboro Sun. SENT IN ADVANCE: 503 words.
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Students in the Fort Smith School District Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program got to partake in a unique experience last month. The cadets traveled to Robinson Maneuver Training Center in North Little Rock with their instructors to participate in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, an annual JROTC training camp. About 25 cadets from Northside and Southside High School attended the camp and were given the opportunity to ride in a Black Hawk helicopter before heading home. By Thomas Saccente, The Southwest Times Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 783 words.
The AP, Little Rock