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Goforth wins GAC player of week honor

RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas-Monticello senior Jordan Goforth averaged 30 points per game in a pair of road victories to earn her second Great American Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award for the 2015-16 season and fourth weekly honor of her career.

Blossom softball splits pair

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkansas-Monticello softball split a pair of games on the final day of the Ronnie Hawkins Invitational on Sunday, beating Missouri Western 9-6 and losing to Northeastern State 8-1.

Opiod addicts face difficult path to recovery

Q. Our daughter, who is in her late 40s, has become addicted to pain medication. She was taking it as prescribed for injuries received in a car accident, and now she is taking eight or nine pills a day. Could you please explain the dangers of these medications so that she and others will understand the problems of pain pill addiction?

Hogs hoping to bounce back against Bulldogs

FAYETTEVILLE — Things changed in an instant.“Instant” is using some license, but in a week —felt like an instant — it’s possible Arkansas will have gone from alone in second place in the Southeastern Conference to bottom third. And that after just three games.