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

October 11, 2018

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The AP has the following stories planned for the weekend:

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For use Sunday, Oct. 14, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-PARK INTERPRETERS

PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. — The new interpreters for Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park believe they’ll feel right at home on the site of the 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove because both are Civil War re-enactors. Bart Taylor is a re-enactor for the Union side, and Matt Mulheran is a re-enactor on the Confederate side. The two started in Prairie Grove during the park’s busiest weekend of the year, the Clothesline Fair held over Labor Day weekend. By Lynn Kutter, The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 654 words.

EXCHANGE-OUTSTANDING CHEF

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — To understand professional chef Robert Newton’s career, you start with a base of Mountain Home and throw in a dash of Germany and a pinch of Vermont. Then add in almost two decades’ worth of New York City before topping it off with a bit of Nashville, Tennessee. Newton, a former New York City restaurateur and the current executive chef for the Gray & Dudley restaurant in the 21c Museum in downtown Nashville, was recently inducted into the Mountain Home Education Foundation Hall of Honor. By Scott Liles, Baxter Bulletin. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1112 words.

For use Monday, Oct. 15, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-4H CHICKENS

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The sounds of clucking and crowing can be heard from the front entrance of Hot Springs Junior Academy thanks to the success of a new project by EAST students. The EAST program has set a new standard for tying in student-led technology and creativity with agriculture, and with that, a fully operational chicken coop was built near the school’s garden at the front of the building, according to a news release. The chickens who call this space home were raised through the Arkansas 4H program. By Beth Reed, The Sentinel-Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 538 words.

EXCHANGE-ARKANSAS-FOSTER CARE

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The girl Eric Gilmore saw waiting at the bus stop one day more than 10 years ago had just turned 18. She had one bag of clothes, a bus ticket to Fort Smith and enough bipolar medication to last one night. And, suddenly, she was alone. After years in Arkansas’ foster care system, she had aged out. In the decade-plus since Gilmore saw the teen at the bus stop, the number of foster care children who age out of the state’s care has remained steady at between 200 and 250 a year. The population is vulnerable, Gilmore said, and officials in the Little Rock community are working to help them bridge the gap between foster care and adult self-sufficiency. By Clara Turnage, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1634 words.

The AP, Little Rock

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