City workers were pictured putting up Christmas decorations this week, and everyone was reminded of the Belle and Beau contest. The PHS class of 1946 held their first reunion Nov.25 at Cavaness’ Café with 23 of the 45 members present. Meanwhile, little Rodney Crossfield marked his sixth birthday Thanksgiving Day with a party.
The Piggott Police reminded motorists of the law against loud mufflers on cars, trucks and motorcycles and noted the fine was $27. The driver’s license point system was also printed in this week’s edition, outlining the various points for different offenses and how many it took for suspension.
At the Carolyn Theater the features included Walt Disney’s “The Biscuit Eater” and “Silent Running.”
Cargill and Sons reminded customers to stop by for their 1973 calendar, and noted it would now be over 27 years at the Hotpoint sign. Meanwhile, Joe Roberts brought in a 7.5 pound radish that measured over 25 inches around.
Due to illness The Farmer’s Store in Greenway is for sale, contact V.R. Golden for information. And, Purcell’s Department Store in Rector is holding a quitting business sale.
Sheriff Wayne Smith reports that two persons escaped from the county jail over the weekend. And, fire destroyed a barn on the Roy Hicks farm at St. Francis according to Piggott Fire Chief C.C. “Corky” Edwards.
In sports, the Tribe was swept by Gosnell. The junior squad was led by Neil Cate and Sherrell Hoggard, while Alan Morris and Roy Stender paced the seniors.
The annual Piggott Christmas Parade was set for late afternoon Thursday, Dec. 2. Meanwhile, the Holiday Home Show will feature the Layl and Barlow homes. Sad news out of Knobel, as Joey Ralph Warbritton, 29, reportedly died of alcohol poisoning after drinking moonshine purchased at a Paragould business.
Joe Glass and William Buck of the Arkansas Motion Picture Office will speak to the Chamber of Commerce board meeting. The local film commission includes Betty Russell, Carlene Crowson and Don Roeder. Milestones to report include a 63rd wedding anniversary for Mr. And Mrs. O.C. Ellis of Piggott.
No deer hunting in Zone Three this year according to AGFC, along with one, two, four, five, six, nine and ten. Births to report include a daughter to David and Mona Scott of Piggott. Kelli Renae arrived Nov. 17, at Arkansas Methodist in Paragould.
CNN has announced a new weather line set up for the holidays in conjunction with the National Weather Service. And, KAIT announced that they’ll air the Tournament of Roses Parade for the first time Jan. 1, thanks to Wallace Fowler’s sponsorship through his KFC franchises.
The Lady Mohawks beat Greenway and Westside in the past week, led both times by Melissa Berry. Coach Mike Trantham also bragged that Sherri Watson was 8-8 at the free-throw line in the games, while Berry missed only one.
The quorum court approved five percent raises for employees and elected officials in their new budget. The exception was deputies, who would get eight percent. Speaking of the sheriff’s department, they recovered a new Chrysler stolen from Haywood Motors in Piggott from a gravel pit near Greenway. The car had been driven over 1,000 miles and was a complete loss due to damages.
The Arkansas Health Department provided an assessment of the aging of Baby Boomers, and the impact they would have on health services. Some 76-million people were born from 1946-1964 and would “begin to gray by the year 2011,” according to the article.
The community choir will perform their fourth annual Christmas program Dec. 6 at the First Christian Church. Members pictured practicing were Kenneth Renshaw, Triply Muse, Mary Byrd, Helena Ruhl, Doris Causey, Loretta Hutchins, Loretta Holt, Tracey Meadows and Juanita Moffitt.
Wilma Jinks hosted the Presbyterian Women’s Study Group, with Cora Jackson as speaker. Meanwhile, Charlotte Vaughn, Maxine Johnson and Pearl Newton were pictured decorating the Chrismon tree for the United Methodist Church’s upcoming services of the same name.
In sports, the Tribe fell to Pocahontas with Keith Beaver and Lance Holcomb in double figures. The junior boys lost by one, with Mark Box and David Sutton top scorers. The Lady Mohawks dropped a game to Clay County Central, despite Mia Crowson doing a good job shutting down the Lady Cougars Dana Adams. The junior girls were led by Tammy Belote in the loss, while Ward, White and Johnson paced the Cougars.
The Piggott Chamber of Commerce will host a chili cook-off Saturday, Dec. 5. Pictured with commemorative t-shirts were Paul Hoggard and Mike Cook. Meanwhile, Anthony Knowlton, who had walked away from the local jail in July, was arrested in Ft. Smith after he was mistaken for his brother—also a jail escapee. And city workers were busy putting up those familiar red and gold candle ornaments on light poles throughout Piggott.
The Northeast Arkansas Area Development Commission is hosting a meeting Dec. 3 as they encourage mayors, judges and community leaders from across the region to be more cooperative. And, scientist at Memphis State have computer mapped the New Madrid Fault, showing it to be a twisted-T shape. The base of the T was near Marked Tree, with the top running Northwest to Southeast into the corner of Tennessee.
Jarrod Davis, eleven and a half month old son of Sheila and Terry, got his first haircut recently from Ronnie Graddy. It’s a girl for Shawn and Jennifer Parker, and they’ve named the new arrival Jillian Alizabeth. She was born Oct.22 at Lucy Lee. And, Larry and Misti Lovelace had a son Nov. 21 at Lucy Lee, and they’ve named him Colby Austin.
Terry Burdin of Crockett shot his first deer Nov.27, an eight point buck harvested near his hometown. And Randy Johnson of Corning shot a 14 point buck near Boydsville.
All conference Mohawks were Matt Self, Michael Harrell and Keith Sample. Self had 152 tackles, Harrell rushed for 426 yards and recorded 64 tackles while Sample added 71 more tackles, had four interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Chad Taylor and Jason Lance were honorable mentions.