The Kruth Talks

The Kruth Talks

Tales Of Tailgating

Razorback football tailgating returned in fall fashion, but with a few changes. Now all signs and banners must be approved by the university. Tents cannot be staked into the ground. No smoking on campus, although a few fiendishly smoked butts were traced amongst the stadium steps.

Alcoholic beverages are to be drained into a plastic cup — not even a koozie cover-up will suffice. Because there is no alcohol sold in the stadium and no re-entry, many tailgaters try to get a good enough buzz to carry through the game. Not always a good solution. At the opening game of the season there were 13 public intoxication arrests.

Wild, Wild Life

Mayor Lioneld Jordan revealed the Fayetteville City Council is moving toward registering as a National Wildlife Federation Community and Wildlife Habitat. This would create a wealth of volunteer opportunities and put Fayetteville on the map as the first city in Arkansas to be registered.

Hammer Time

The Habitat for Humanity of Washington County broke ground on its 45th house on Sept. 10. Congratulations to Joseph Marquez, who will become the proud owner of the house being built at 814 S. College Ave. Volunteers of all skilled trades are needed, not only at the build site but at the store. Please visit 1421 E. 15th St. in Fayetteville to volunteer.

Doggone Good Discount

If creating shelter for humans isn’t your thing, maybe helping out four-legged friends is. The Fayetteville Animal Shelter is preparing for some renovations to its kennel building, the holding area for all strays for the first five days.
To make room, the $60 adoption fee for dogs has been cut to $30 through Oct. 9.
Your canine will be vaccinated, tagged with a microchip, neutered or spayed, treated for fleas and ticks and issued a city license. If you’ve been thinking of adopting, now is the time.
Visit to pick out your new family member. Foster parents are also needed for these improvements to the facilities. The shelter claims need for 125 foster homes now though Nov. 17. To get involved, call 444-3456.

Get Ready To Rumble

Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 brings the bikers back in town, and we all know these events are only as successful as the volunteers who work them. Get on the inside of all the action and e-mail
All the action won’t be on Dickson Street though. The AMP will host Bikes, Blues & Hot Rods Too. Volunteers will receive a raffle ticket for a guitar signed by the 2010 Blues Music Award recipients. Send e-mail to to volunteer there. There will also be music every night at the AMP.
The Washington County Fairgrounds will host the Arkansas BBQ Cookoff. And as always the poker run will take place along the Pig Trail.
I can’t wait to grab a $7 lemonade and a $5 funnel cake at the annual event!

Bulky Waste

Here’s the Fall Fayetteville Bulky Waste Clean Up Schedule: Ward 4, Sept. 18, Owl Creek and Shaver Foods; Ward 3, Oct. 9, Elks Lodge and Vandergriff Elementary; Ward 1, Oct. 16, Root Elementary and Solid Waste Facility; Ward 2, Nov. 6, Woodland Junior High and Church of Christ. All occasions are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appliances or toxic waste. For a list of accepted items, visit or call 575-8398.

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