PHS held Beta Club induction this week in time. Meanwhile, the girl’s P.E. program will be discussed at the PTA meeting. The organization will also host their annual chili and stew supper at the PHS cafeteria Nov. 30. And don’t forget the Belle and Beau contest, the entry pictured this week was six year old Cynthia Jetton.
Christmas Seal chair Mrs. Rex (Joyce) Watson reminded everyone to answer that important fundraising letter. Meanwhile, singings were set at Wright’s Chapel and Bethel General while a revival was planned at the United Pentecostal Church of Piggott.
Fall Fest royalty at PHS were—Phil Starling and Faith Renard as king and queen, with alternates David Harrell and Beverly Harris; Holly Litz and Roy Stender; Regena Langley and Eddie Hurst and Billy Jewell and Mary Rogers.
At the Carolyn Theater—“The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid.”
Harry Niewald of St. Francis found a balloon in late October that had been released at a football homecoming game in Appleton, Minn. Sept. 29. From the ads, Ben Franklin had a seven piece aluminum cookware set for $9.97 or 30 disposable diapers for just $1.17.
A feature on PHS junior Barry Johnson explained how the 16 year old had already embarked on his chosen trade of taxidermy. Prompted by teacher Dolores Bellers to request information from a magazine ad, Johnson had completed a correspondence course. His first work was a Pie Billed Grebe, a species of grouse.
In sports, Greenway dropped two games at Lake City after “the taller boys got in foul trouble.”
Sad news to report, as Cora Lehman Harlan died Nov. 14 at the age of 102 years and six days. She had come from Ohio as a child, and in 1905 began a teaching career that took her to Mars Hill, Bomar, Pollard and Piggott. She married I.W. Harlan in 1906 and they built a house on North Third Street where she lived until she was 100. (the home still stands, and is Rhonda Harlan’s hair and nail salon). Also in the news Cathy (Mrs. Fred) Williams is the new Chamber of Commerce secretary.
The Piggott Times was honored by the Arkansas Education Association with an award at their state convention. Newspaper employee Julia Jones was pictured accepting the school bell from Millie Swift.
Fall Fest king and queen at PHS this year were Scott Holifield and Christy Turner while the alternates included Jimmy McIntosh, Michelle McIntosh, Kirk Redmond, Tina Magee, Jerry “Burr” Massey and Jackie Myers. Talent contest winners were Stacy Wade, Valerie Crossfield and Ronald Johnson.
At the Carolyn Theater, “Young Doctors in Love.”
Piggott Federal Savings and Loan rates were—8.75 percent for a 91 day certificate; 9 percent for a six month money market; 9.85 for a 30 month certificate and 10.1 percent for a three and a half year certificate. Meanwhile, a 40th anniversary celebration will be held Nov. 17 for Homer L. and Viola Williams of Pollard.
In sports, the Greenway Tigers junior boys fell to Lafe with Matt Hollis leading the scoring--meanwhile Kelly Harmon paced the girls in a win as they improved to 4-1.
County employees presented a plan to the quorum court that calls for a 10-percent pay increase for both them and elected officials, although no action was taken. Meanwhile, Sheriff Darvin Stow reported that $2,000 had been spent on lodging prisoners at Wynne since the jail was closed in June. He noted the $18 a day charge, and the five hour driving time for deputies for transports.
The jobless rate in Clay County was 8.6 percent in September, well above the state rate of 7.2 percent and 21st of the 75 counties.
AGFC reports they’ve purchased 177 acres of wetland along the Black River in Clay County, adjacent to the Dave Donaldson WMA. And, the city of Piggott has applied for a grant from EAPDD that, if approved, would pay for the construction of a recreational complex consisting of three baseball fields, concession stand with restrooms, fencing and other amenities.
Floyd and Mozella Johnson, and Opal and Louie Morrisett, the couples wed in a double ceremony way-back-when, enjoyed a quiet dinner for their 65th anniversaries. Meanwhile Alma (Widmer) and Troy Cox will mark their 40th anniversary Nov. 27.
The Mohawks prep for roundball season with only Keith Beaver as a returning starter. Meanwhile, the Lady Mohawks three talented seniors—Tina Jones, Deanna Conley and Kim Grimes, are expected to lead their squad. By the way, smoking is now prohibited in the lobby of the PHS gym.
Lt. Gov. Jim Guy Tucker appeared at an appreciation event in Piggott. Tucker, who had served as acting governor during the presidential campaign—and would eventually take over the job, noted several areas of concern. Most notably was Medicaid funding, followed by a four-lane highway between Northeast and Northwest Arkansas (412) and school funding.
The Quorum Court is considering a budget that would include a 10 percent pay increase for elected officials, and 3 percent for employees, for the coming year. Meanwhile, Ronny Dixon won the city council runoff with Junior Harris.
A benefit gospel show for the victims of Hurricane Andrew will be held at the Piggott Community Center. Meanwhile, the Piggott Sonic received a beautification award from the Chamber of Commerce for their recent renovation. Pictured were manager Connie Vaughn, assistant manager Peggy Sanders and shift leader Teresa Foster.
It’s the end of an era at Ferrellgas, as Shirley Benson is retiring from the company after working 29 years for the firm and its predecessors. Marking Veteran’s Day this year the memorial wreath was placed by VFW Ladies Auxiliary president Triply Muse and Post Commander Royce Williams.
The Lady Mohawks dropped a pair to Clay County Central, with Nikki Pounds leading the seniors with 19 while Ruth Ann Green had 16 for the juniors. The Tribe stumbled in a jamboree against Westside and Greene County Tech, but bounced back and swept the Stanford Razorbacks. Kyle Seal paced the seniors with 18 while Rob Nichols tossed in 26 in the junior win.