Shock from robbery still lingering on

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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While police on Thursday morning continued to look for the pair who held up the Gentry Kut and Kurl beauty salon at gunpoint the previous morning, Joyce Cook, salon owner and victim, was fighting off tears and trying to get over the shock of her ordeal.

“It’s worse today than yesterday,” Cook said. “I woke up this morning and just bawled.”

Cook has owned the Kut and Kurl Salon at its present location in Gentry (224 S. Otis and set back just a little from Arkansas

Highway 59) for more than 30 years — somewhere between 32 and 35 years, she guessed — and nothing like this has ever happened to her before.

But Wednesday morning changed all that.

Cook, who ...

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