Off and running

The annual Spa Running Festival pulled record attendance numbers Saturday morning, drawing participants from across the United States along with state and local runners.

Increasing accountability

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final installment of a multipart series on opioids, considered to be the fastest-growing abused substance in Garland County by local health officials.

Brush fire

Piney volunteer firefighter Bryan Carpenter walks into the woods near Sunshine Acres Trail, off Oak Grove Road, on Saturday.

Decorating day

Garland County maintenance tech Mitch Solsby prepares to hang a wreath on the Garland County Court House Friday afternoon.

More gun control not the solution

This past week my favorite unprofessional writer Eugene Robinson published his usual tripe in The Sentinel-Record. Eugene was outraged at the massacre in the Texas church tragedy, as many of us were. His solution was more gun control, when the problem was a combination of failure of the mental health care system and lack of compliance with existing gun control laws.

Sunday Items of interest

Elks have Thanksgiving dinner for members, guests Elks Lodge 380, 122 Abbott Place, will host a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday for members and their guests. Cost is $12 for ages 11 and up; children 4-10 are $6; and 3 and under eat free. If interested in volunteering to help in the kitchen, contact Dave Matusky.