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THE KRUTH TALKS

By Amber Kruth

A mere 77 years since Prohibition ended and there’s alcohol springing up everywhere. There are advertisements selling beer at the gas pump and liquor stores on every corner, and now, Maxine’s Tap Room is getting the hard stuff. If you haven’t been to Maxine’s — a legacy on Block Avenue — you’re a rookie in this town. Known for having the coldest draft and the coolest cats, Maxine’s Tap Room is your old man’s kinda bar, in the good kinda way.

I Spy Blue

The Blue Man Group wasn’t only seen at the Tennessee Tech game, but rumors whisper that one of the members frequented Hog Haus on Dickson Street. I’m surprised I didn’t get more than one source report on this … really, how hard is it to spot a Blue Man?

Need To Feed

When you are headed to the ’Bama game this weekend, pack an extra can or two … to donate to the World Food Day drive.

Keep the brew for you and your buddies, and bring along a donation to give at gates 1, 8, 12 or 16. Tyson Foods will match contributions 10-1! Although grabbing a can from the back of your pantry is making the effort, here are some choice items that are really desired: peanut butter, juice boxes, canned fruit, pasta, flour, tuna or chicken, canned tomatoes, corn, green beans, applesauce, rice, beans, granola bars and cereal.

If you are already packed down with too much to carry, donate cash at www.nwafoodbank.org.

Helping Locally

If saving the world seems too much to handle, then help a local senior. An announcement from the U of A states, “Now through Nov. 15, we are collecting the following items: 44 cent postage stamps; No. 10 envelopes; gas cards in any amount; copy paper; plastic forks, knives, and spoons; packets of Splenda, sugar, and Sweet N Low; paper towels; and hand sanitizer. Bring donations to the Walton College Career Center, WJWH 226. Donations will go to the Fayetteville Senior Center. There are 38 seniors on the waiting list of Meals on Wheels. These donations will offset costs and help sustain our elderly, right here in NWA.

Such Language

Are you fluent in Spanish and Marshallese? Are you seeking a clinical psychology graduate degree at the University of Arkansas? A $79,250 grant will help two candidates pursue their clinical psychology career over the next three years so put your best foot forward. The recipients will get on-site training at the Community Clinic in Rogers and Springdale as well as have a year to dedicate to research on low-income, mental health needs.

Cold Hogs

While reading up on all this U of A news, I came across something they call “Ice Hogs.” Do you know that the U of A has an ice hockey team? And they were division champions last year? And went to the National Championship? Check them out on razorbackhockey.com, or at the Jones Center where they play. Tickets are $2 for students, $5 for adults and kids under 10 are free.

NWA ACT Ranked High

Local area students averaged higher than the national average on ACT scores, a welcomed achievement to Arkansas Education news. The national composite average was 21.0; Fayetteville scored an average 23.9, Springdale 21.8, Rogers 22.1 and Bentonville 23.2

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