Townsend Wolfe Dies; Memorial Service Today
Townsend Wolfe, photographed by Andrew Kilgore for Arkansas Business in December 1985.

Townsend Wolfe Dies; Memorial Service Today

Townsend Wolfe, the retired longtime director of the Arkansas Arts Center and a transformative figure on the arts in Arkansas, died Saturday at his home in Little Rock.
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JBU Fundraising Effort Passes $100M

John Brown University of Siloam Springs says it's received more than $100 million in gifts and pledges toward the $125 million goal of its "Campaign for the Next Century."
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Arkansas Food Bank Announces Record Distribution for 2016

The Arkansas Foodbank, which merged with the Arkansas Rice Depot on Jan. 1, 2016, announced Wednesday that it distributed a record 25 million pounds of food last year, besting the previous record set in 2014 by almost 2.6 million pounds.
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