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

September 27, 2018


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The AP has the following stories planned for the weekend:



For use Sunday, Sept. 30, and thereafter:


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Surgical Hospital has expanded into the quick, convenient health care segment that has swept across Arkansas in recent years. In January, the North Little Rock surgical hospital opened its first ASH Urgent Care to treat children and adults for a variety of non-life-threatening injuries. And it plans to open more. ASH isn’t alone. Sherwood Urgent also is in negotiations to open more urgent care centers in Arkansas. By Mark Friedman, Arkansas Business. SENT IN ADVANCE: 605 words.


FOUKE, Ark. — Ten years ago in September, about 100 members of the Arkansas State Police and FBI descended on properties in the small community of Fouke, which were owned by Tony Alamo Ministries. As marked and unmarked cars snaked onto the properties, news cameras, reporters and curious locals watched the public beginning of the end to a ministry many have described as a cult. The agents seized records, conducted interviews and removed six young girls, ages 10 to 17, from the property and into the custody of Arkansas child welfare authorities. By Lynn LaRowe, The Texarkana Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 496 words.


For use Monday, Oct. 1, and thereafter:


FORT SMITH, Ark. — In the midst of calling play-by-play for Northside football games, Buzz Sawyer will periodically throw it over to the reporter stationed on the Grizzlies’ sideline. That sideline reporter will offer updates on such events as injuries or a word of advice from a coach to a player prior to a big play. The reporter happens to be his daughter, Sarah Sawyer. She’s in her first year as the sideline reporter for the Grizzlies’ revamped broadcast. By Buck Ringgold, The Southwest Times Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1103 words.


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Shortly after her first runway show, Northwest Arkansas fashion designer Alyssa Graves joked that maybe someday she’d make it to New York Fashion Week. Just six months later, she was showing her designs on one of the biggest stages in fashion. In only her second show, the 25-year-old Bentonville native presented six pieces in a combined show with emerging designers from around the world. By Jaime Dunaway, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 442 words.

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