Quick action by rodeo clown Lee Shane is credited with saving the life of Lane Hinkle of Piggott during the 4-H Horse and Pony Show. Shane, a 24 year old Milwaukee, Wis. native, rushed to Hinkle’s aid after he fell during a flag race and swallowed his tongue. He was assisted in the rescue by Jim Crittenden and Clifford Latimer. In a related note, Ira Maddux of McDougal won the new Ford pickup given away at the fair.
Miss Rector 1972 was Pam Fahr and her alternates included Beverly Holifield, Brenda Barber, Marki Mosely and Ann Patterson. Fahr was also crowned Miss Clay County and her court included Sue Floyd, Pam Pollard, Susan Cate, Ann Blackshare along with Holifield and Mosely.
At the Carolyn Theater this week “Catlow” and “Junior Bonner.”
More shows from the KAIT lineup—Saturdays it was Hee Haw, followed by Alias Smith and Jones and The Streets of San Francisco. Friday night featured The Partridge Family, Room 222, The Odd Couple and Love, American Style!
Also from the ads, Carryville Gin Co-Op offered cotton picker grease at $5 for 35 pounds.
In sports, the Mohawks fell to Corning 29-0, with Bob Houser once again leading the team in rushing. One positive were the two interceptions by Steve Piland. The Mohawk “B” team beat Rector 22-6 with Mark Mann scoring a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Kim Eskew hit Butch Robertson for another TD, with John Payne picking up the conversion. The final Piggott score came on a three yard run by Terry Pollard. Mike Jones led the Blackcats in rushing, and David Riney had a 62 yard kickoff return for their touchdown.
The Piggott City Council discussed the issue of organizations conducting fundraising “roadblocks” at the four-way-stop in town, and decided to allow the practice to continue as long as the city was not held liable. Also in the news, Stewart “Stew” Dehls sustained serious injuries when he wrecked his motorcycle along West Clay Street.
Meleia Utley was named Miss Rector and her court included Paula Dowdy, Teresa Jones, Courtney Calvin and Shelli Dills. Meanwhile, Johnna Bradshaw was crowned Miss McDougal, and her court included Paula Blume and Carol Crowson.
At the Carolyn Theater it’s Kenny Rogers in “Six Pack.”
Employees at the Home for the Golden Years recognized for longtime service were Lawanda Chilcutt, Gaye Smart, Evelyn Gunn, Pauline Harris, Eva Tanner, Mary Wallace, Lavern Haley, Nettie Tinsley, Mildred Smart and Mary Pike.
Johnny Rodriguez is featured entertainer at this year’s Delta Fair in Kennett, while the Arkansas State Fair will feature Don Williams and Helen Cornelius.
Now at Haywood Motors in Piggott the new Plymouth Reliant K, featuring a five-year, 50-mile warranty and estimated mileage of 41 highway and 26 city.
In sports, the Kennett Indian’s Boris Whiteside was too much for the Mohawks as they fell 33-0. Meanwhile, the junior Mohawks dropped a 14-8 decision to Highland.
A total of 963 students are enrolled in Piggott Schools, with 81 in both the second and eighth grades. This year’s senior class at PHS has 79 members. Latest numbers indicated that Corning averaged 1,417 students and Clay County Central averaged 842. Also in the news, this year’s McDougal Picnic netted $7,355.00 to benefit the upkeep of the Post Oak Cemetery.
A special day has been set to recognize the accomplishments of Dr. Gordon Duckworth, and his 32 years of service. It was also announced that the street leading to Piggott Community Hospital would be re-named in his honor. Pictured were the members of the planning committee—Berniece Stewart, Janie Brinkley, Thelma Johnson, Margie Crockett and Gwen Duckworth.
At the Carolyn Theater this week “LaBamba.”
The Expressway, with locations in Piggott and Rector, offered a catfish filet dinner for $1.99 or a chicken leg quarter and roll for ninety-nine cents.
Production estimates this year include 77.05 million bushel of soybeans, or 23 bushel an acre; rice at 5,200 pounds per acre and cotton was expected to yield 660 pounds per acre.
In sports, the junior Mohawks fell to Highland 20-8 with the only Piggott score coming on a 70 yard run by eighth grader Craig Beck. Meanwhile, EPC’s Jerome Madden led the Warriors to a 40-14 win over the Mohawks, prompting Coach Ed Winberry to note—“he’s better than Chuck Monk.” Madden had 126 yards rushing and 163 yards in kick returns on the night. Todd Self scored both TD’s for the Mohawks, but his brother Jason separated his shoulder on the first play.
The Piggott City Council considered the purchase of 33 acres from Olen McFarlin, adjacent to the industrial park, at their recent meeting. Meanwhile, the annual report for Piggott Schools indicated 94.5 percent attendance the previous year, and a 93-percent graduation rate. In a related story, Jim Gearhart beat Robert Jackson 179-152 in the school election.
Harold Jinks of Piggott has been chosen as a presidential electorate for the Democratic Convention, and will have the chance to cast his ballot for his friend Bill Clinton. The state party also named one of their annual awards the “Harold Jinks Award for the Outstanding Man of the Year.”