This week in time…the Piggott City Council was informed that $35,000 in federal revenue sharing was on its way. It was also noted that utilities manager Ledrew Mosbey was retiring at the end of the year, and will be training his replacement. That would be Teddy Bellers, 22, the current bookkeeper of Piggott Cotton and Grain. Aldermen were also told that work on the new tennis courts is underway.
“Uncle” Alonzo Pillow, a resident of General Baptist Nursing Home, will mark his 104th birthday Oct. 10. He was born in Paris, Tenn. in 1868 and came to Piggott as a child. Meanwhile, Mrs. Rex (Joyce) Watson will chair the local Christmas Seal Drive this year.
At the Carolyn Theater this week—“Bedknobs and Broomsticks” along with John Wayne in “Rio Lobo.”
The Arkansas delegation of Gov. Dale Bumpers; senators McClellan and Fullbright and congressmen Alexander and Hammerschmidt all testified on Capitol Hill on the need for the Norfork Bridge Construction Project. The plan seeks to replace the ferry across the lake on U.S. 62 at Henderson.
Dixon Radio and TV featured Zenith console stereos at $449.45. Each had a 140 watt amp, AM/FM stereo tuner and record changers—plus an 8-track drop in deck at no extra charge. Meanwhile, Davis Brothers had a Westinghouse dryer for $149.95.
The Mohawks fell to Pocahontas 21-8, with Roy Stender scoring the lone Piggott touchdown and Billy Jewel adding the two-point conversion. David Harrell recovered a fumble to end one Redskin drive, and also made a touchdown-saving tackle to end another.
A delegation from Piggott attended Gov. Bill Clinton’s first Arkansas Cineposium in Little Rock, learning about opportunities in the film industry. At the city council meeting Denver Turner inquired about repairing the lights at the tennis courts, but the matter was tabled.
Recent graduates of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy include Bill Alstadt of the Piggott Police and Jerry Williams of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. This week also included an update on the construction at Chalk Bluff, which is nearing completion. About six and a half acres are developed, leaving the other 48 in natural setting. The project includes about 3,650 feet of sidewalk.
At the Carolyn Theater this week it’s Burt and Dolly in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”
Royalty at the Greenway Fall Festival included Kevin Millikin and Johnna Schmidt for elementary school and Britten Hardin and Janette Bridgeman for high school. Crown bearers were Michael Hollis and Amanda Midkiff.
Fred Ort is now affiliated with Sale Real Estate as a broker/salesman. And, the Catfish C.B. Club will hold a coffee break Oct. 10 at the Piggott Community Center.
In sports, the junior Mohawks beat Corning 8-0 with Ricky Wheat scoring the lone touchdown on a 42 yard run. Mike Lewis led the Tribe in rushing, followed by Deron Pollard and Todd Doty. Meanwhile, the senior Mohawks fell at Salem 13-8. The only Piggott score came on a 24 yard pass from Mark Self to Brock Swann. Others contributing were Coy Mauldin, Benny Fry, Troy Jenkins and Thad Hinkle.
The very first Local Emergency Planning Committee was formed this week in time, and included members from across the county such as—Judge Harry Niewald, Sheriff Darvin Stow, Tommy Haywood, Carolyn Williams, Kenneth Foster, Bill Hogue, Gerald Speer, Donald Henry, David Reese and Bob Cochran. Meanwhile, a public meeting has been planned in Piggott to explain funding options for the proposed wastewater treatment plant.
PHS student Tanya Gill was honored recently, as her painting won first place in the Delta Fair Art Show. Also in the news, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Eaton of Rector will celebrate their 50th anniversary Oct. 18 in the cafeteria at Clay County Central High School.
At the Carolyn Theater this week—“House II.”
PES kindergarten students made life-sized paper cut-outs of themselves, as they studied “The Outside of Me.” Pictured with their efforts were Kenny Davis, Geoffrey Norred and Natasha Cate. Meanwhile, it was announced that a re-organizational meeting of the Catfish C.B. Club would be held Oct. 8.
The junior Mohawks whipped previously unbeaten Corning 34-24, with Craig Beck returning the first two Bobcat kickoffs 85 yards each for TD’s. Ricky Shaw also had touchdown runs of 73 and 55 yards, with Joey Staples kicking the PAT’s. Leading the defensive effort were lineman Keith Haywood and monster man Lambert Williams. Meanwhile, the senior Mohawks fell 21-14 to Gosnell. Todd Self and Tim Muse scored the TD’s with Nat Finley kicking the PAT’s.
Clay County Clerk Charles Pollard, and deputy clerk Una Pollard, visited PHS recently and registered eligible students to vote in the upcoming general election. Meanwhile, efforts to raise ACT scores in the local district are paying off—with English scores up 3.3 percent, math up about 2.6 percent and reading up a full percentage point.
A major construction project is underway at the Piggott State Bank drive-thru, as it is being expanded to four lanes. Meanwhile, a reception is planned for Piggott Postmaster Bobby Hoskins for his retirement. Hoskins was a 29 year veteran of the Postal Service, and had served locally for 11 years. And, a 50th wedding anniversary celebration is set for Oct. 18 at the United Methodist Church for Mr. and Mrs. Denver Oxley.
At the Kennett Cinema this week, “Single White Female.”
The Chalk Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the park; the annual Brown Shoe Reunion was held at the St. Francis Baptist Church and Harold Jinks was one of nine Americans to receive the Lawrence O’Brien Democratic Activism Award for 1992. He was recognized with the honor recently in Washington.
In sports, the Mohawks fell to Corning as they could only muster 54 yards in offense, with the bulk of that generated by Tim Mowery and Eric Simpson. And, Tate Fuwell was shut-down in the re-match with Corning as the junior Tribe fell 14-6. The only Piggott touchdown came on a 46 yard sweep play by Fuwell, as the much-larger Bobcats prevailed.