The annual Piggott Lions Club TV auction will be held Nov. 4 in the vacant lot between Dixon Radio and TV and city hall. Congrats to Mr. and Miss PHS for 1972, Phil Starling and Holly Litzelfelner. And Friday, Oct. 13 was unlucky for Piggott State Bank employee Barry Hester, as he wrecked his motorcycle along U.S. 62 West resulting in “painful” injuries.
The Greenway Fall Festival was also held Oct. 13, with the Junior Class raising the most money and crowning Kathie Gookin and Jimmy Speer as king and queen. County check stations for the upcoming deer hunting season includes J&J Hardware in Piggott, Craft’s Store in Knob, Rector City Hall, Farm Services in Knobel and the Corning Police Department.
At the Carolyn, “The Hired Hand” and a re-release of “The Graduate.”
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Bellers of Carryville are set to mark their 50th anniversary in the coming days. And, the Arkansas State Police reported they were cracking down on hitchhikers. The story noted that 29 pedestrians had been killed on state highways in the past two years.
From the want ads. For sale in Pollard, corner lot for $700. Help Wanted at Carryville Gin—experienced tie-out man, $2.50 an hour, and two suck feeders needed at $2 an hour.
In sports, the Mohawks lost to Highland 16-7 despite interceptions by Paul Hoggard and Don Winton and an Eddie Hurst fumble recovery. Meanwhile, the senior “B” team beat Rector 22-6 on their new football field, then shut-out Hoxie 6-0. Singled out for defensive play against the Mustangs were Myrl Lack, Bert Watson and Lane Hinkle.
City officials continue to negotiate with Fast Food Merchandisers, Inc. on occupying the old Gossard Building as they still hold an option on the property. Also in the news, the county landfill was the main topic at the Quorum Court meeting.
A benefit magic show for St. Jude is set for Oct. 23, featuring local magician Anthony Baker and guest Jon Bucher. The annual Girl Scout Halloween Parade will be held in the coming weeks; and Vicki Winton of Piggott was chosen as a maid for the ASU homecoming court.
At the Carolyn Theater the feature is “Joni.”
Members of the LPN class from Black River Vo-Tech who trained at Piggott Community Hospital and The Home for the Golden Years were—Ruby Rogers, Brenda Tate, Tina Thrasher, Jo Williams, Judy Cox and Judy Newton. And, Carlos Crittenden showed-off a three-and-a-half foot Copperhead snake killed by a county road crew northeast of McDougal. The crew also included Carl West, Gaylon Dunlap and Ronnie Courtrell.
The Mohawks fell to the defending AA state champion Highland Rebels by a score of 27-6, with Mark Self scoring the lone touchdown for the Tribe. Singled-out for effort were Neil Morgan with two fumble recoveries, David Moody with another and noseguard Brian Haley. Meanwhile, the junior Mohawks fell to Paragould by a score of 14-0.
Consideration of how to pay for the new jail was tabled until January by the Quorum Court at their meeting, as the JP’s decided it was not wise to ask for a tax increase during the holidays. Also in the news, a public meeting is set to discuss new sewer rates for Piggott, as city leaders look for ways to pay for a new wastewater treatment plant.
Hours at the three libraries in Clay County have been extended, as they will now be open Saturday mornings. Meanwhile, Feather Light Manufacturing has moved from their Jackson Street location into the old Ross-McFarlin Ford building. And, the Piggott Lions Club placed a marker on the courthouse lawn in recognition of P.U. Dennison, who donated the petrified wood in front of the courthouse.
At the Carolyn Theater this week the feature is “The Big Easy.”
Homecoming queen at PHS is Toni Crawford, and her court included Angie Turner, Selina Russell, Annette Morrow, Peggy Ruhl, Carrie Moffitt and Jenia Brown. And, the annual Girl Scout Halloween Parade will be Oct. 24.
New Alpha Club officers at PMS are Traci Veal, Misti French, Scott McCrillis, Kee Estraca, Sarah Ort and Michael McNatt. Feed grain target prices set by the USDA this year are $2.97 for corn, $2.82 for sorghum and $1.57 for oats.
In sports, the Mohawks fell to Highland 35-19. Meanwhile, volleyball team members recognized on senior night were Kim Grimes, Deanna Conley, Tina Jones and Rhonda Jenkins. The team will be hosting the district tournament while the junior girls took second behind Ridgecrest in their district.
Local leaders were informed that no funding for the planning of the Boydsville Lake Project had been budgeted for fiscal 1993. Estimated cost of the study was set at $250.000. Meanwhile, Ora Dean Sale of Piggott attended the presidential debate in St. Louis. Her daughter Deborah was working for the Clinton-Gore campaign at the time.
Oct. 27 will be Industrial Honors Day in Piggott, and the businesses to be recognized include—Aerial Bouquets, Creative Wood Products, Darling Store Fixtures, Magee Company, Precision Metals, Woodhall, Wise Company, Feather Light, C.T.M., Matrix Telecommunications and Master Marketing.
At the Kennett Cinema the feature is “Pet Semetary Two.”
LPN graduates from the Kennett Area Vo-Tech School include—Lesa Taylor of Rector, Lorna Rogers of Greenway, Mona Latimer of Piggott and Wilma Featherston of Greenway. And, an open house and ribbon cutting is set at the new Open Roads Motel Oct. 25.
Cellular phone service is coming to more of the county, as Cellular One announced they’re building a tower near Knob. Phones cost around $275, and the base plan at $39.95 a month allows you 60 minutes of talking time and no long-distance roaming charges in a five county area.
The junior volleyball Mohawks took second in district to Westside, while the senior girls are seeded third going into their tournament. The football Mohawks fell to Walnut Ridge 19-6 with Chad Taylor scoring the lone Piggott touchdown.
It was also announced that the football conference would re-align for the coming year, as Rivercrest and Batesville-Southside are to be replaced by Nettleton and Westside.