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Stories from Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Bowden earns promotion (12/28/05)
Change has been a constant for paramedic Huston Bowden of Rector, who for years has stayed on top of the latest medical technology and protocols as base manager of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center's ambulance service in Rector. But Bowden put on a new hat and took on a new challenge earlier this year when he was named director of ambulance operations for AMMC. ...
High gas bills anticipated (12/28/05)
It's going to be an expensive winter for natural gas customers. That was the message to the Rector Lions Club last Tuesday in a program by Andrew Storf, northeast regional manager for Arkansas Western Gas Co. "It isn't good news, but it is what it is," Storf told the Lions concerning the various factors that have caused natural gas prices to rise dramatically this year...
Rector businesswoman Ina Jernigan dies at 91 (12/28/05)
Former Rector businesswoman Ina Jernigan, known as much for her love of nature and gardening as for her keen business instincts, died Thursday, Dec. 22, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro at age 91. Born July 23, 1914 , to Louella "Ella" Mebane Crockett and J.L. Crockett on a farm in the Crockett community west of Piggott, Mrs. Jernigan came to Rector in 1922 when her father bought a Ford agency here. She later became a partner in Crockett Oil Company of Rector...
"Live It" program teaches good habits (12/28/05)
Several Piggott Elementary students are enjoying a fun program designed to help them be the healthiest they possibly can. PES sixth grade students took part in the week-long "Live It" program Dec. 5-9. "Live It" encourages children to be physically active and make healthy eating choices. ...
Piggott Elementary students excel on the Benchmark (12/28/05)
Over 260 medals were presented to students who excelled on the Arkansas Benchmark Exam during an academic rally at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the Piggott Elementary School gymnasium. PES Principal Kevin Reddick conducted the ceremony as students received medals from their teachers for the previous year, due to the Benchmark Exam being taken last spring...
Junior chess team takes first place in region (12/28/05)
The Piggott School District had the honor of hosting the regional junior high chess competition for the Chess Association of Arkansas Schools (CAAS) on Saturday, Dec. 10. Piggott's junior high team emerged victorious with first place in the 1A-2A competition. Sponsor Candy Williams said it was the first time the junior squad brought home a first place trophy...
'Hounds wallop Walnut Ridge in Tourney (12/28/05)
The Marmaduke Greyhounds used a balanced scoring attack to coast to an 80-46 victory over Walnut Ridge in the first round of the NEA Tournament this past Thursday at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The Hounds were dominant throughout: 18-8, 40-24 and 64-38...
Lady Cougars fall in second round of NEA (12/28/05)
After streaking past opening round opponent Biggers-Reyno, 55-30, this past Wednesday, the Rector Lady Cougars found themselves matched up with a much more sound Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhound team on Thursday in the NEA Invitational Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The Lady Cougars trailed after each break in the action: 10-4, 23-15 and 35-21...
Cougars hang tough with Warriors in tourney (12/28/05)
It was a back-and-forth struggle as the Rector Cougars faced the East Poinsett County Warriors in the opening round of the NEA Tournament last Wednesday. Rector trailed by three, 52-49, when a questionable charging foul was assessed to point guard Jackie Graham at midcourt. The defender appeared to be moving backwards prior to the contact, but the call stood, giving EPC possession of the ball with 55 seconds remaining...
Lady 'Hounds top Weiner; advance to quarterfinals (12/28/05)
When the Marmaduke and Weiner girls teams met last Friday afternoon in the NEA, it turned out to be a true, but unintentional, first round game for both squads. The Greyhounds garnered an actual first round bye due to their eighth-seed. Weiner gained a bye due to the forfeit of Cross County, which was to be their first round opponent...
Lady Mohawks fall to Timberwolves (12/28/05)
With Lauren Hickson in early foul trouble, the Piggott Lady Mohawks offense sputtered in the first half, as the team eventually fell to the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves 44-26 in the second round of the NEA Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro this past Thursday. Piggott trailed 23-12 at halftime before falling behind 32-18 heading to the fourth quarter...
Mohawks knocked out of tourney by Tigers (12/28/05)
The Mohawks fell 82-57 to hot shooting from the field by the Tigers of Maynard in their second round matchup of the NEA Tournament this past Friday in Jonesboro. Piggott held a 17-15 advantage after the opening quarter, but fell behind 40-29 at the half. The Mohawks faced a 63-41 deficit going into the final frame...
Mohawks beat Warriors in opening round (12/28/05)
A big fourth quarter enabled the Piggott Mohawks to pull away from the Ridgefield Christian Warriors en route to a 46-34 victory in the opening round of the NEA Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro this past Wednesday. The Warriors held a 7-6 advantage after the initial quarter. Piggott fired back, taking a 20-12 advantage at the half and led 28-22 after three periods...
Marie Ellen White (12/28/05)
Marie Ellen White, 47, of Marmaduke died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. A homemaker, she was born Oct. 6, 1958, in Pontiac, Mich., to Levonia (Farmer) Damon and the late Johnnie Edward Damon Sr. She was married to Robert "Slick" White, who preceded her in death Nov. 5, 2003. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marmaduke...
Margaret Sain Tatum (12/28/05)
Margaret Sain Tatum, 84, of Bartlett, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. She was an active member of Bartlett Baptist Church and the Esther Sunday School Class. She loved her church, her family, her flower garden and was a friend to everyone she met. Margaret was the heart and soul of her family...
Edith Alma Chilcutt (12/28/05)
Edith Alma Chilcutt, 93, of Greene Acres Nursing Home, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005. Born Oct. 21, 1912, in Boydsville to the late Napoleon Grissom and Senia Grissom, she was a seamstress and sales lady for Debonair Shop and Ima's and was a member of the Second and Walnut Church of Christ. She was married to Leonard Chilcutt on Aug. 17, 1933. He preceded her in death in 1995...
Zelma Pearl Dees (12/28/05)
Zelma Pearl Dees, 91, of Piggott died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, in Kennett. She is survived by four daughters, Doris Erwin, Mickie Besserman, JoAnn Oliver and Barbara Sutfin; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Redman...
Sylvia Virginia Hughes Wright (12/28/05)
Sylvia Virginia Hughes Wright, 90, of Piggott died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, in the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1915, in St. Francis, the daughter of the late Ed and Anna Ward Hughes. She was united in marriage to Raymond Andrew Wright on Jan. ...
Minnie Belle Benson (12/28/05)
Minnie Belle Benson was born Dec. 12, 1905, at Clinton, Mo., the daughter of the late William and Dellia Belle Shelton Green. She died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at the Piggott Community Hospital at the age of 100 years and nine days. She celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, Dec. 12, at Murphy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Piggott...
Chrystian Allen Seigrist (12/28/05)
Chrystian Allen Seigrist was born at 9:10 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2005, at Twin Rivers Hospital in Kennett, the son of Doug and Melissa Fears Seigrist. He died at the same time. The Lord called him to be his number one angel. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Leota Glass High, and Bill and Rosie Fears; maternal great-great-grandparents, Jess and Pearl Glass, and Lee and Clara High; paternal grandparents, George Woodrow and Thelma Inez Seigrist; and one stepbrother, Bryce Leon Seigrist.. ...
Beauford Gerald "Rocky" Hefner (12/28/05)
Beauford Gerald "Rocky" Hefner, 85, of Piggott died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2004, in the Murphy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Piggott. He was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Knobel, the son of the late James Orto and Virginia Adaline Raiger Hefner. He was united in marriage to Nellie Walker. They had one son...