Piggott School will open Monday, Aug. 28 for a half day, with the first full day of school Tuesday, Aug. 29 according to superintendent J.B. Swift. Meanwhile, the Jaycees report that the Piggott Pool will close Sunday, Aug. 13, effectively marking the end of summer.
Becky Russell was crowned Miss Greenway 1972 and her alternates were Brenda Johnson and Sharon Kendall. Little Miss Greenway is Shawnda Bond, with alternates Pam Petty and Kim Broadway. And, Timmy Hill, Melissa McAllister and Craig Neely were the winners of the baby contest.
John Ed and Georgia Lingle have sold Home Insurance Agency to Charles Gregory and Jim Winton of Clay County Abstract and Insurance, and report that agency manager Bill Hogue is now with the new owners.
At the Carolyn Theater this week, John Wayne in “The Cowboys.”
Work began July 5 on a 16,000 square foot addition to the Brown Shoe building in Piggott, but the construction has been hindered by rain. And, the Arkansas State Police report that a total of 359 people have died on the state’s roadways in the first six months of the year.
King and Featherston Ford had some great used car deals, including—a 1966 Falcon, 1966 Mustang V-8, a 1968 Impala, a 1970 Impala and a 1967 Plymouth station wagon. See sales manager Junior Harris.
The Piggott All-Stars placed third in a tournament at Leachville, with pitching wins by Steve Rowe and Terry Jones. The team is coached by Eddie Mobley and Midge Conley.
Piggott Schools will convene for a half-day Thursday, Aug. 19 and the first full day of school will be Friday, Aug. 20. Greenway schools will also hold their first classes of the year that day. In a related note, Angie Evans was crowned Miss Greenway 1982 and her alternates were Tina Ballew and Phyllis Bridgeman. Little Miss was Amy Harmon and her alternates were Lorna Rogers and Jennifer Hill.
A total of 11 members of the PHS class of 1942 held their 40th year reunion at the home of Helen Haywood. The Gribble family held their reunion Aug. 8 at the War Memorial Building, and the following evening the building hosted a 50th anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. William Jordan.
At the Carolyn Theater this week the feature is “Poltergeist.”
A Democratic Rally will be held Aug. 21 at the Piggott Community Center and will include—democratic nominee for governor Bill Clinton, Congressman Bill Alexander, Attorney General Steve Clark and Lt. Governor Winston Bryant.
The Pollard softball team, sponsored by Piggott State Bank, is going to state. The roster of players and mangers included—Bob Causey, Mike Hardin, Rob Bolen, R.C. Pounds, Tony Johnson, Mark Benson, Gene Johnson, Danny Hardin, Gaylon Dunlap, Peck Culver, Lloyd Adams, Roger Cale, Dennis Harmon, Earl Harmon, Rick Pounds, Ronnie Dunlap and Steve Braman.
The Piggott School Board rescinded an earlier pay raise at their recent meeting, citing a bookkeeping error for the change. Initially it appeared that an extra $100,000.00 could be distributed, but the actual number turned out to be $15,000.00. Meanwhile, the Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting is set for Aug. 21 and will feature Senator David Pryor as keynote speaker. The senator will also help dedicate the new HUD apartments on West Main Street earlier that day.
Little Miss Clay County for 1987 is Julia Morrisett, and her alternates include Heather Flanigan, Erica Birmingham and Leslie Goben. And Kyle Seal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Seal, was the winner of the Modern Woodmen of America Civic Oration contest. He’s a seventh grader at Piggott Middle School.
At the Carolyn Theater this week the feature is “RoboCop” while the Kennett Cinema featured “Revenge of the Nerds II.”
Larry Featherston has petitioned to have the old Ford dealership building annexed into the city. His plans are to move his lamp company, Featherlight Manufacturing, in the structure.
Steve Farmer of Fisk took first in the Clay County Fair Youth Talent Contest, with second place going to Kevin Rouse of Piggott. This year’s fair also featured rodeo, wrestling, a karate demonstration and antique car show.
The Greenway High School class of 1937 held their 50th year reunion with five of the seven members in attendance. Those on hand included Dale Haywood, Juanita (Schmidt) Call, Dorris Cox, Cora (Woolf) Jackson and Bert Copeland. Class member Nelson Fox was unable to attend, and the final classmate, Jim Toler, was deceased.
The annual Clay County Fair will begin Aug. 15 with mud races, team penning, showdeo, rodeo, wild horse races..and of course, beauty pageants. Meanwhile, Piggott Schools will convene Aug. 31 and this year’s lunch prices are—eighty-five cents for elementary, ninety-five cents at Piggott Middle School and high school students will pay a dollar.
In other news, The Piggott High School classes of 1952, 1972 and 1982 all held reunions in the past weeks. Diana Davis of KAIT visited Piggott recently with a film crew to tape a “Good Neighbor” segment on Walter Mallard. He earned the distinction by volunteering over 1,000 hours at Piggott Community Hospital.
The financial report for the Piggott Picnic is in, with gross receipts of $63,272.66 and expenses of $39,298.54 leaving a net profit of just under $24,000.00 for the cemetery association.
Clay County Law Enforcement Explorers are raffling a Marlin 30/30 as a fundraiser. Pictured with the gun were members Shane Hogard, Brian Settlemoir and Justin Moody. Other post members were Chris Crawford, David Engle, Jason Howell, Leon Issac and Scott Nettles.
In sports, first year coach Robbie Mosley has 23 players signed up for the Piggott Mohawk senior football squad. Coming off back-to-back 8-2 seasons, Mosley will have just three returning starters as the Tribe looks forward to the coming season. They’ll kick-off the campaign Sept. 4 against the Cougars of Clay County Central.
And one of last year’s stars, Joey Staples, is working hard to earn himself a job as a kickoff specialist for Coach Ray Perkins, and the Arkansas State University Indians.