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Stories from Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Economic development coalition being formed (12/06/06)
A Highway 49 coalition aimed at giving an economic boost to this area of Northeast Arkansas is in the works after three state economic leaders and about 40 community leaders from Rector, Piggott, Paragould and Marmaduke gathered Tuesday night, Nov. 28, at the Rector Community Center to share thoughts and ideas about how a regional effort can benefit the area...
Council okays trash pickup rate increase (12/06/06)
Following a year of increased fuel prices, there will be an increased charge for residential trash pick up in Rector. Alan Shelton of Shelton Sanitation, who handles the city's refuse collection, asked for the change at Monday's City Council meeting...
Phillips looking for cooperative effort in Marmaduke (12/06/06)
Following a general election and a runoff, Byron Phillips was declared the winner in the Marmaduke's mayor race. Facing five other candidates in the Nov. 7 election, Phillips emerged an early favorite, gathering 136 of the 301 total votes. Former mayor Robert Dowler received 81 votes, finishing second. Lacking the 15 votes needed for a majority, Phillips had to face Dowler in a runoff election on Nov. 28...
Steinhouser presents "On Hemingway, Three views" (12/06/06)
Sunday afternoon the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, and the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum joined forces to present a Chautauqua entitled "On Hemmingway, Three Views." The performance featured touring literary scholar and Chautauqua performer Betty Jean Steinhouser of Florida, as she personified three women authors who were contemporaries of Hemmingway...
Soldier sends thank-you letter home to Piggott (12/06/06)
To everyone who contributed to Iraqpak care packages I send my sincere thanks and appreciation for taking the time out of your day to send us care packages. It's always a huge morale booster to get mail and to know that the people back home care what we are doing here. I share the carepackages with all my guys and they much appreciate it as well. It's hard to say in words how much we all appreciate what you all are doing...
Iraq Paks packed--again! (12/06/06)
Piggott's Iraq Pak volunteers had their second day of packing on Saturday, Dec. 2. Thirty-five boxes of snacks and goodies, magazines, toiletries, and other items requested by the 875th Engineering Battalion scattered in Iraq were mailed out on Monday, Dec. 4...
Editorial: Is bathroom humor ever clean? (12/06/06)
I enjoy bathroom humor. Nah, not the really gross and vulgar kind but the clean kind--if there is such a thing. The thing about the bathroom and bathroom activities aren't just something folks like to talk about. We're embarrassed about it…yet we all do it. There's no getting around it--it's human...
Chamber encourages residents to shop Piggott (12/06/06)
The Piggott Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage everyone to "Shop Piggott" this Holiday Season. The Chamber believes it is very important that everyone shop locally. Not only does it help out our friends and neighbors who work and own businesses right here in Piggott, but it also generates tax dollars, which help fund our city services. ...
Eric Fuller: Just call him the next Billy Graham? (12/06/06)
Eric Fuller took Jesus at his word when He said go and tell the world. Fuller, a 2000 PHS graduate, is in the planning stages of what will become a regular part of his ministry. "We're holding our first crusade," he said, "on February 10-20 in Huehuetenango, Guatemala."...
Annual Tour of Homes continues with the Hill home (12/06/06)
Residents of Piggott are likely to pass by Sue Hill's home at least once during the week. It's hard not to--just after the second sharp turn going out of town, the yellow brick and vinyl home will catch the attention of the Christmas light seeker, and is one of the featured homes on the Traditional Ladies annual Tour of Homes...
Santa will come to town with parade (12/06/06)
The Piggott Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Christmas Fest, Saturday, Dec. 9. A parade will once again kick off the event this year. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and participants are still encouraged to participate. Registration is free. There are many registered already, but plenty of room for more...
Piggott part of new Highway 49 economic coalition (12/06/06)
A Highway 49 coalition aimed at giving an economic boost to this area of Northeast Arkansas is in the works after three state economic leaders and about 40 community leaders from Rector, Piggott, Paragould and Marmaduke gathered Tuesday night, Nov. 28, at the Rector Community Center to share thoughts and ideas about how a regional effort can benefit the area...
Cougars post wins over Turrell, Weiner (12/06/06)
The Cougars rattled off 10 straight points in the third quarter to help boost them to a 36-31 win over the Turrell Rockets in 2A-3 conference action last Friday night in Rector. Trailing 15-13 at the half, the Cougars saw Turrell move ahead 17-13 before they began their run as Jase Speer buried a short jumper in the post with 6:16 left in the quarter. ...
Cougar boys pick up tourney wins (12/06/06)
Sometimes being second isn't so bad. In the case of the Bay Yellowjackets, the second seed in the Pre-Holiday Tournament being held this week in Rector, being second backfired when they were topped by the seventh-seeded Cougars, 47-46, in the final seconds by the Cougars second option on an inbounds play...
Lady Cougars ease past Lady Rockets (12/06/06)
The Lady Cougars exploded onto the court with a 9-0 opening run en route to imposing their will upon Turrell Friday night in Rector, 57-23. Abbe' McCarroll, Amber Haynes and Hannah Parsley all three picked up steals and finished at the rack for a total of six in the opening volley. Jordan Cornelison buried a jumper and a free throw as the Rector girls got out to a hot start...
Piggott Junior and seventh grade girls loe at home to Hoxie (12/06/06)
The Piggott Lady Mohawk junior squad resumed action Monday night losing a four point decision at home to Hoxie by a final of 35-39. Penny McCluskey paced the way for the Tribe with 15 points. The junior girls stayed with the somewhat bigger Lady Mustangs in the first quarter, and trailed by two 8-10 at the end of the first. ...
Piggott girls drop games to Manila and Hoxie (12/06/06)
The Piggott Lady Mohawks dropped two games to conference foes in the past week, losing to Manila at the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament last week and a home game to Hoxie on Monday. Last Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Mohawks took on Manila in the first round of the tournament at Lake City and fell by a final of 50-33...
Mohawks drop two games at Naylor Tourney (12/06/06)
Going into last week's Naylor Invitational tournament the Piggott senior boy's basketball squad stood undefeated at 6-0, but had played a bit ragged at times. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Neelyville Tigers took advantage of the Tribe's rustiness and pulled off a six-point victory 55-49. Then on Thursday night the host Naylor Eagles enjoyed the benefits of some hometown officiating to notch an eight point win...
Dr. Milton L. Tate (12/06/06)
Dr. Milton L. Tate, 85, well-known Kennett veterinarian, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 2, 1921. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Natalie Rosenfeld Tate; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sara Jo and Scott Goldstein, Linda and Curtis Sims and Deborah and Russell Welsh, and two grandchildren, Jacob and Michelle Goldstein...
Mary Estella Payne (12/06/06)
Mary Estella Payne, 92, of Rector, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 16, 1914, in Essex, Mo., to the late Malinda and Doc K. Butler, she was a cook/waitress and a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Edward Lee "Buck" Roberts (12/06/06)
Edward Lee "Buck" Roberts, 71, of Piggott, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Piggott, to the late Abner George and Elsie (Wood) Roberts and was married March 22, 1957, to the former Linda Ashcraft...
Gordon Warren Lynn (12/06/06)
Gordon Warren Lynn, 49, of Rector, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 20, 1956, in Kennett, Mo., to Ruth Deniston Lynn and the late James Allen Lynn, he was a welder at American Railcar Industries. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Lynn of Kennett; one step-daughter, Jodi Watson of Rector; two sisters, Ginny Lynn Smith and Mary Elizabeth Lynn Carter, both of Kennett, and two step-grandchildren, Hadleigh and Case Watson of Rector...
Mark Allen Taylor (12/06/06)
Mark Allen Taylor, 35, of Success, died November 26, 2006. He was a farmer and a member of the Palatka Church of Christ. Survivors include his father and mother, Johnnie and Mary Smart Taylor; one daughter, Brooke Taylor of Corning; one brother, Clay Taylor, and wife, Nicole, of Success; grandparents, Bud and Geraldine Taylor of Success; grandmother, Mary Lou Smart of Paragould; two nieces, Ally and Maddy Taylor; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins...
Letha Kay Wallace (12/06/06)
Letha Kay Wallace, 51, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Piggott, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on October 20, 1955 in Rockfalls, Ill., and was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Ann Shaw. She was united in marriage to Gary Wallace on May 24, 1996...
Dr. Milton L. Tate (12/06/06)
Dr. Milton L. Tate, 85, well-known Kennett veterinarian, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 2, 1921. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Natalie Rosenfeld Tate; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sara Jo and Scott Goldstein, Linda and Curtis Sims and Deborah and Russell Welsh, and two grandchildren, Jacob and Michelle Goldstein...
Edward Lee "Buck" Roberts (12/06/06)
Edward Lee "Buck" Roberts, 71, of Piggott, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, in the St. Bernards Medical Center om Jonesboro, Ark. He was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Piggott, the son of the late Abner George and Elsie (Wood) Roberts. He was united in marriage Linda Ashcraft on March 22, 1957. To this union five children were born...