Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (AHFH) was started in 2000, according to executive director Ronnie Ritter, as an organization coordinating hunters, processors and organizations providing food for those unable to afford it themselves. He said the group receives support from farmers and hunters, and also from businesses and churches.
The Cougars enter the game still reeling from a 36-7 defeat at the hands of likely conference champions Gurdon, but won four consecutive contests prior to the loss and have amassed a fairly impressive record as they eye the number two spot in the league.
It’s a contest that would seem to fall overwhelmingly in the Outlaws’ favor, as the Bears have not won a game since losing to Dierks 40-0 this time last season. The closest they have come to a victory this year was at Genoa Central, where they tied the Dragons at 26 to close their preseason schedule.
Despite the apparent advantages, Outlaw Head Coach David Bennett said Dierks will still need to play fundamentally sound football if the team hopes to preserve its playoff hopes.
Both teams enter the contest fresh off of convincing wins over opponents that rely on execution rather than outright athleticism to win ballgames. Malvern drubbed Fountain Lake 49-24 last week, while the Scrappers handed Mena a 35-7 thrashing, setting up a Halloween matchup in which both teams will need to adapt to faster, stronger football.
Carson Miller, the overall winner and fastest time in the men’s division, set a new marathon record with a 1:40:21 performance. Second place in the men’s overall time was 1:45:15, set by Samuel Young.
The fastest time in the women’s division was 2:05:18, set by Bee Miller. Second place in the women’s overall category was set by Cove native Alexis Wood with a time of 2:08:06.
Local resident June Pinson stated in a recent interview that, barring any complications, her new business, JJ’s Market, hopes to have its doors open sometime in December - or as she said, “by Christmas dinner.”
The store will carry a full line of produce as well as meat that will be cut fresh daily. Pinson also said that she hopes to be able to make fresh deli sandwiches along with meat and fruit trays.
Other goods the market will carry include canned and baking goods, eggs, milk and other dairy products in addition to chips and snack foods.
Since April, Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department has lost five deputies for no other reason than money, according to Singleton, who offered a possible solution for finding the funds to raise the department’s average salary - if the costs of running the jail aren’t too steep.
Singleton opened the discussion by reminding the court of the letter he sent them in April explaining that he had lost two seasoned deputies who left for more money. The current salary of a Hempstead County Deputy is $24,700.
Bill Rhodes of Sheridan has gained not only national, but international attention for his hand crafted box turkey calls, appearing on several well-respected television programs and being invited to give demonstrations and display his products and techniques at hunting shows across the country.
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday though, he was in Nashville Pawn on Main St. in Nashville. Rhodes was on hand to provide some of his exclusive calls for the store to begin carrying.