Piggott homeowners are encouraged by the city to tap-into the new sewer lines being run throughout town, saving future costs and damage to the streets. Meanwhile, an Oklahoma man died when his small plane crashed north of Peach Orchard in the past week, although the wreckage was not discovered until the following day.
A special service is set for Sunday, Oct. 1 at New Hope Baptist Church to dedicate the new church organ, purchased in memory of Doug Batey.
Local contestants taking part in the Mid-South Fair Youth Talent show included Sharleena Rowe, Mark Evans and Cindy Parker, Terry True and The Countrymen, which included Craig Morris, Marty Felts and Mike Dickerson.
At the Carolyn Theater this week it’s more Raquel Welch (and there’s nothing wrong with that) as “Hannie Caulder.”
Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Jeffress of Greenway marked their 50th anniversary with a drop-in Sept. 17, at their home and over 50 people stopped by. Meanwhile, Virginia Bennett, a native of Jackson, Miss., is the new Extension Home Economist for Clay County, taking over for the retired Lola Lehman.
In sports, the Mohawk Booster Club purchased a three-man blocking sled for the football team, and it is now in use. Meanwhile, the Tribe fell to Malden 27-0, with Roy Stender returning from a broken hand to lead the team in rushing, followed by sophomore John Payne. Another sophomore, Kim Eskew, continues to do a good job running the offense as quarterback.
The Retail Merchants Committee of the Piggott Chamber of Commerce is holding a Community Harvest Hoedown Friday, Oct. 1. Meanwhile, the Greenway PTO will hold a Fall Fest at the picnic grounds in that community Thursday, Sept.30.
Gerald Runyon and Jim Duty were recognized by the regional Postal Center, and given awards by Postmaster Bobby Hoskins. Duty won the monthly safety slogan contest; while Runyon was rewarded with the safety award for the month. He had recorded over 656,000 miles on his rural route in 23 years, without an at-fault accident. Meanwhile, the youth of First United Methodist Church have begun an effort to build a putt-putt golf course at the Home for the Golden Years.
At the Carolyn Theater this week the feature is “Night Shift” with Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton and Shelley Long.(although, at this point only Winkler was well known)
There was a break-in at the Casual Shoppe in Piggott. According to owner Agnes Mannis the only things missing were four dollars in change and 10 boxes of ladies underwear. Mannis noted this is the second time that a large quantity of ladies underwear had been taken from the store.
Workers are removing the remnants of the huge red oak tree that had stood in the yard of the First United Methodist parsonage. The tree had died forcing removal, and at the time measured 15 feet around the trunk.
In sports, the Mohawks shut-out Rector 26-0 with Benny Fry scoring two touchdowns, one coming off a Brian Grimes fumble recovery. Also earning praise were Travis Cashion, Troy Jenkins, Brock Swann and Mark Self.
Groundbreaking was held Sept. 26 for the re-building of the bandstand on the Piggott courthouse lawn. Junior Wiley is overseeing the construction, and Joe Cole is still accepting donations toward the project at his local law office. Meanwhile, cotton yields are up this year—generating one-and-a-half bales per acre on dryland and two-and-a-half bales per acre on irrigated land. About 12,000 acres in Clay County are in cotton this year.
Efforts are underway by fourth grade teachers Laura Sue McKenney, Debbie Dunlap and Joyce Crossfield to start a Just Say No Club, in conjunction with Counselor Barbara Carrens. And, the First Presbyterian Church will mark its 100th with special services Oct. 2. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Dixon Poe, who served the church in the early 1950’s.
At the Carolyn Theater this week “Adventures in Babysitting.”
George Herren retired from the city utility department, having worked since Feb. 10, 1975. Prior to that he spent 25 years at Brown Shoe. And, Ray Brandon retired from Wise Company as maintenance man. He had worked at Brown Shoe beginning in September of 1958, and had stayed with the building during the transition to the new owners.
Rebel Market announced they were no longer offering Quality Stamps at no-charge, due to competition within the local market. And the first rock concert slated for the new Convocation Center will be Oct. 21 as Night Ranger brings their “Big Life Tour.”
In sports, the Tribe fell to Clay County Central 28-14, with current Mohawk coach Dave Hendrix scoring two touchdowns for the Cougars. He also set up a touchdown by Billy Stone by picking off a Piggott pass. Todd Self had both Mohawk TD’s.
The county road tax issue will be decided Oct. 4, and if passed would generate over $380,000 per year. The 1992 PHS football homecoming queen is Angie Stewart, and her court includes Johnna Spikes, Vickie Kazzee, Amber Haley, April McCoy, Lara Featherston, Jenifer Howell, Patrice Hargrave, Kristy Brown and Julie Howell. Volleyball beau is Michael Harrell.
Triax Cable explained outages due to solar interference, which was expected to affect coverage each afternoon from Oct. 2 to 9. And congrats to Junior Harris, he won the new Chevrolet pickup given away at the Delta Fair in Kennett.
It’s a boy for Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Cole of Piggott. Matthew Ronald Cole was born Sept. 21, at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff. And Courtney Michelle Poole got her first haircut recently from Diane Holifield at Suzy’s in Piggott.
Lady Mohawk volleyball Coach Darlene Bowlin has shuffled her line-up, moving Nikki Pounds to setter and using Penny Hosea and Dedra Beck as back-line defensive specialist in place of Laura Ort and Misty French. Meanwhile, the Tribe beat Hoxie 13-6, with Tim Mowery and Michael Harrell scoring the two touchdowns. Keith Samples also added the PAT following Mowery’s four yard run, but the kick that followed Harrell’s 41-yard romp was blocked. And, the junior Mohawks pounded Hayti 36-6.