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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — GardenCorps is looking for a new program host site to continue helping community gardens in Northwest Arkansas and across the state. Arkansas GardenCorps is a six-year, state-based AmeriCorps program currently hosted by the Access to Healthy Foods Research Group at the Arkansas Children's Research Institute in Little Rock. It placed service members at 15 different sites throughout the state this past year, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. By Ashton Eley.


FORT SMITH, Ark. — The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith has an impressive collection of guns and documents related to famed Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves. Almost a year out from a planned opening of the new $60 million museum, it's the lawman's family tree the curator wants most. Dave Kennedy, curator of collections and exhibits, said recently the museum is still in search of Bass Reeves's descendants, the Southwest Times Record reported. By John Lovett.



SAN ANTONIO — As the days shorten and the summer heat subsides, bakers turn their attention to the tastes of the season: pumpkin and apple for Halloween treats and Thanksgiving pies; chocolate, pecans and peppermint for winter festivities. The San Antonio Express-News reports so, too, do the nation's thriving subculture of craft breweries, which vie for customers with frosted mugs of nutty Oktoberfest-time lagers, pumpkin-infused autumn ales and spicy gingerbread stouts for chilly holiday nights. By Lynn Brezosky. AP Photos.


ARKANSAS-CORRUPTION-NONPROFIT — An Arkansas mental health treatment company says it's working to purchase the Arkansas operations of a similar Missouri company tied to a political corruption investigation.

PINE BLUFF SCHOOLS — An Arkansas Department of Education assistant commissioner has been appointed the new superintendent of the Pine Bluff School District after it was taken over by the state.


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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas gave up 25-straight fourth-quarter points in a stunning loss at Colorado State last week. The Razorbacks are expected to get another early season test when they host North Texas on Saturday. By Kurt Voigt. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 3 p.m. CT.


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