BC-AR--Arkansas Weekend Planner,ADVISORY, AR
The AP has the following stories planned for the weekend:
FOR USE Sunday, Dec. 2, and thereafter:
TEXARKANA, Ark. — Downtown Texarkana set aside holiday celebrations recently to celebrate two of the cities’ identifying historical ingredients: railroads and Scott Joplin’s ragtime music. Dozens of city, county, chamber and commercial officials packed into the Flying Crow passenger rail lounge car to celebrate Joplin’s birthday. By Greg Bischof, Texarkana Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 627 words, pursuing photos.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — With a little more than a month left in his 12-year tenure as mayor, Mark Stodola has yet to pack up his office. He’s still working on several projects, some of which he’s been chipping away at for years. Though he’s opted not to seek a fourth term, Stodola, 69, said he doubts his advocacy for Little Rock will end at midnight Dec. 31. By Rachel Herzog, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1124 words.
FOR USE Monday, Dec. 3, and thereafter:
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Archivists at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History are still looking for Wonder Valley. The first motion picture shot entirely in Arkansas has been lost to time. The color film used in 1951 faded. No viewable copies of the movie are known to exist. But in the meantime, the museum has acquired a set of 30 still photographs from the movie, which they hope to post on the museum’s website next year. By Bill Bowden, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 627 words.
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Patrick Bell doesn’t usually talk about his family, especially not his great-grandfather Louis Jesse Bell, who studied under A.T. Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine. Born Louis Jesse Patrick Bell III, he naturally resisted the idea of studying medicine. That’s what was expected of him, having 11 family members who have worked in medicine. He wanted to forge his own path. But Bell later saw how practicing medicine can make a difference. By Jadyn Watson-Fisher, Southwest Times Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 981 words.
The AP, Little Rock