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BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 2:30 pm, AR

February 3, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arkansas. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Little Rock bureau aparkansas@ap.org or 1-800-715-7291.

The Little Rock bureau is reachable at: 501-225-3668.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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EXCHANGE-NONPROFIT-DENTAL GRANT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. _ Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic hosted an open house recently to celebrate its newly updated oral hygiene program thanks to a $10,000 grant from Delta Dental and the Hot Springs Area Community Foundation. “This is a big leap for us in helping the uninsured and underserved in Hot Springs, and we are so excited,” Dr. Jack Porter, chairman of the CCMC board of directors, said to The Sentinel-Record. By Emily Bacon.

EXCHANGE-SCHOOL VISIT-CENTENARIAN

ASHDOWN, Ark. _ Students at Ashdown Elementary had a century-old treat on their 100th day of school, as 100-year-old Lessie B. Green took time to read them a story. She read “The 100th Day of School” by Angela Shelf Medearis to the group of excited children, some of whom were dressed in their best granny and grandpa gear, complete with silver hair, curlers and painted-on wrinkles. By Jennifer Middleton.

IN BRIEF:

MARSHALS MUSEUM _ A group in Fort Smith has announced its opposition to a proposed temporary sales tax to help finance exhibits in a U.S. Marshals Museum in the western Arkansas city.

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