Regena Langley was crowned homecoming queen at PHS this week in time, and her court included Faith Renard, Holly Litz, Debbie Pollard and Mona Conley. Meanwhile, Josie Brandon was recognized for 25 years of service by the state Social Services Department. On a sad note, Bill Jones of Kennett, brother of local businessman Claude Jones, died in an accidental shooting at his home.
With Halloween at hand the First Methodist Youth were set for the UNICEF drive. Pictured were Sarah Gregory, Cindy Camp, Tracy Wheeler, Kevin Knauts, David Gregory and Hattie Mae Richardson. It was also announced by Chamber of Commerce President John R. Lingle that the annual meeting was set to—“elect officers and two board members, and decide whether the chamber will continue for another year, or not.”
At the Carolyn Theater this week it’s Clint Eastwood as “Joe Kidd.”
Paul Garrison reported 43 people took advantage of the First Baptist Church bus ministry for a ride to Sunday school this week. Kids were also given wax teeth and moustaches for Halloween.
Otasco had a big sale on Brunswick tires, ranging from $9.99 for 6.50 x 13 to $15.99 for 8.25 x 14. Jumper cables were just 77-cents, antifreeze $1.33 a gallon and radiator hoses 89-cents each.
The Mohawk B team completed an unbeaten season with an 8-6 win over Hoxie. Terry Pollard scored from 31 yards out and John Payne had the two-point conversion. Joe Looney recovered a fumble late to seal the win.
With the General Election at hand politics dominated this week, with hotly contested local races and a heated gubernatorial fight between Bill Clinton and Frank White. Also in the news, events for Halloween include the Family Night at the Home for the Golden Years, AARP Spook Night and a variety of contests at the Jr. Food Mart to benefit the putt putt golf course project.
New pastor at the First Assembly of God in Piggott is Rev. C.W. Bland, who comes from Texas with wife Linda and daughters Kathryn, Renee and Carlyne. And 90 kids took part in the Girl Scout Halloween parade.
At the Carolyn Theater this week the feature is “Murder by Phone.” (I don’t remember it either)
From the ads—Jones Furniture’s Halloween sale included a five piece dinette for $99.95. Piggott Tractor and Equipment offered 9.9 percent interest on lease deals. And, GTE wanted to know if your address has changed for the new phone book.
In sports, three junior Lady Mohawks (all eighth graders) were selected All-District for volleyball. The group included Tonya Swann, Marty Wallis and Tracy Noles. Meanwhile, the football Mohawks fell to Walnut Ridge in their homecoming game 41-6 with Troy Jenkins hitting Thad Hinkle for a touchdown pass for the only score. But, it was a big game for the junior team as Mike Lewis scored twice in a 16-14 win over Hoxie. Todd Doty had the two-point conversion and fumbles were recovered by Tim Wagster and Brent Hartsfield.
Around 200 Piggott residents attended a public hearing on increasing sewer rates to pay for a new wastewater treatment plant. Primary spokesmen for the citizens were Bob Shanklin and Gus Camp. Meanwhile, a tragic accident at Holly Island Farm Center claimed the life of Edwart “Ed” Duty, 62, of Piggott. He was killed when a metal pole he was holding came into contact with high-power lines.
This year about 120 kids, and a few adults, took part in the Girl Scout Halloween Parade. Winners in the adult division were Rose Crafton and Judith Dees. County Extension Agent Gayla B. Taylor explained the benefits of eating tofu, or “a very old way of using soybeans that has just started to find its way into our kitchens.”
At the Kennett Cinema, “The Lost Boys.”
Mr. and Mrs. Hank Golden of Piggott marked their 50th anniversary Oct. 25 and, the children of Edna Harris are hosting a birthday celebration for her Oct. 31. From the ads, Harps, with locations in Rector, Walnut Ridge and Berryville had a pound bag of candy bars for $1.79 with coupon.
The junior Mohawks beat Hoxie to move to 3-2, which was impressive considering the junior squad hadn’t won a game in three years. The Lady Mohawks fell to Westside twice in the district tournament to finish third, while Nettleton beat the Warriors for the title. And the Mohawks were “emotionally distraught” according to coach Ed Winberry following their 23-21 homecoming loss to Walnut Ridge--despite Todd Self’s 230 yards on 26 carries.
Crop residue from heavy rains was blamed for a fish kill recently on the Black and St. Francis rivers. And, Red Ribbon Week poster winners at PES were Micah Morgan, Amanda Lovelace, Kelli Scott, Mike Conner and Aaron Chavez. The General Election is Nov. 3 and “the candidacy of native son Bill Clinton for president has sparked a flurry of interest.”
PES Librarian Tica Camp was pictured reading the book “The Search for the Smell of Christmas” to students. A copy of the book was donated by The Treasure Chest, which would host a visit by the book’s author in November. And, the Piggott Nursing Center will hold their annual Halloween cake walk.
Piggott Cub Scouts held a roadblock for the BRAD food service program and made the presentation to Ava Jean Crittenden. On hand were Derek Benjamin, Sidney Binkley, Ridge Benjamin, James Hill, Den Leader Vicky Benjamin and Cubmaster Jim Duty. And, new youth/music minister at the First Baptist Church is Kent Barnes.
The Lady Mohawks finished third in 3AAA-North and won’t make the state tournament this year. The football Mohawks fell to Highland 14-0, despite a last ditch trick play. Trailing 7-0 late the Tribe opted for a halfback pass from Michael Harrell to Chad Taylor which was intercepted and returned 82 yards for a TD. Meanwhile, Tate Fuwell had four touchdowns, and Mason Mack and James Miller combined for five quarterback sacks, as the junior Tribe beat Hoxie 28-0. And finally, the Piggott peewees beat Clay County Central 28-0 with touchdowns by Randy Lemmons, Brian Simpson, Danny Seal and Cole Baldwin.