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Stories from Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Rector High will graduate 41 Friday (05/09/07)
The 41 members of the Rector High School Class of 2007 will say farewell to high school days and step into the future when they receive diplomas in graduation ceremonies at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the new RHS gymnasium. Five outstanding students have been named as valedictorians of the Class of 2007. Each has a perfect 4.0 grade point average. They are Jordan Cornelison, Lauren Faulkner, Jessica Hill, Abbé McCarroll and Josh Vangilder...
City Council considering mandatory trash pickup (05/09/07)
The prospect of establishing a mandatory trash pickup service continues to be a topic of discussion at the Rector City Council. During Monday's monthly meeting, mayor Ron Kemp and aldermen Cam Cate, Glen Leach, David Freeman and Laverne "Mac" Manchester heard from Shelton Sanitation owner Alan Shelton concerning the matter...
Rector grad shining in Savannah program (05/09/07)
of Art and Design (Editor's Note: This article is reprinted with permission from the Savannah College of Art and Design at Savannah, Ga. A 2006 graduate of Rector High School, Will Mobley is the son of Julie Mobley of Little Rock, formerly of Rector, and the late Mike Mobley of Rector.)...
Annual Talent show held recently (05/09/07)
Rector High School's Stage XXV performing arts troupe took the overall prize in the school's annual talent show held Tuesday night, May 1, at the RHS cafetorium. The 10-member group sang and danced to a song from the animated Disney film "The Little Mermaid." Group members are Jessica Hill, Whitney Conley, Rocio Cavazos, Amanda Layer, Ashley Williams, Carolina Palacio, Jake Hollis, Colby Wynn, Cole Thomas and Zac Whiteside...
List of Marmaduke applicants grows to 24 (05/09/07)
The Marmaduke School Board is continuing to interview candidates for superintendent of the Marmaduke School District. Twenty-four candidates have applied for the position so far. They include: Going into the application process, the school board was uncertain of the response...
Relay 2007, the theme was hope (05/09/07)
There's an old saying in some parts that when the weather is bad "somebody ain't been paying the preacher." That wasn't the case for this year's Clay County Relay for Life. Beautiful spring weather greeted participants at this year's Relay, which was held Saturday along the banks of Piggott's Heritage Park Lake. At day's end, nearly $65-thousand dollars had been raised to fight cancer, and hundreds of laps had been walked around the lake...
It happened here, years ago (05/09/07)
1967 This week in 1967 the new owners of The Piggott Banner, Clifford Cole, Harold Jinks and Orval Faubus, published a declaration of policy for the newspaper they had recently purchased from Laud Payne. It was also reported that Ramona Magee would leave the newspaper after four years of service...
Editorial: Hate speech laws are dangerous (05/09/07)
Hate speech is a dangerous thing. And I don't necessarily mean speaking it. One of the issues our government (both state and federal) is currently debating/discussing/considering is hate bills. Fortunately for all Arkansans, the Arkansas version of the Hate Crimes bill (SB 264) was defeated this year. You can bet it will be back, though--this is the ninth time bonehead legislators have tried to pass this sort of bill...
Chamber hires new secretary (05/09/07)
A new voice and face greets those who visit The Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce. BJ Mann was hired as the Chamber secretary on April 13. Mann, originally from Mississippi, will assist visitors to the area and help point them in the right direction. She'll also answer the phone and assist those seeking information about Piggott and the surrounding area...
Countdown to SuperCruise (05/09/07)
What's that rumble off in the distance? A train? Thunder? Wait, it's Street Rods! Yes, it is that time again. Just one week away from the gorgeous street rods, the mean muscle machines and the ever popular classic cars rolling through the streets of Piggott...
PACE group helps solve murder mystery (05/09/07)
Was it Colonel Mustard in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Mrs. Peacock in the ballroom with the candlestick? Or maybe Professor Plum in the study with the pipe? Or, just maybe it was Fanny Dango who killed Nasty Nate in the Buffalo Breath Saloon with 75 PACE students and parents watching...
Confederate forces hold off Yanks at Chalk Bluff (05/09/07)
Northern Clay County was alive with the sounds of cannon and small-arms fire Saturday and Sunday afternoons, as the 144th anniversary of the battle of Chalk Bluff was marked. On Saturday, the first of the two-day observance, those in attendance were treated to a sharp-shooting demonstration, followed by the battle re-enactment. Sunday featured church services, a special ceremony to mark the birthday of Robert E. Lee, and a second re-enactment...
Lady Cougars earn state win, fall in second round (05/09/07)
Elizabeth Loveless fired a five-hit shutout and Rector put the game away with a three-run fifth inning as the Lady Cougars rolled to a 4-0 victory over Des Arc in the first round of the 2A State Softball Tournament Friday afternoon at Regional Park in Pine Bluff...
Faculty bounces intramural champs (05/09/07)
Winning streak continues as Priest throws-up last second prayer By TIM BLAIR Times Sports Staff A near-capacity crowd filled the PHS gym last Thursday afternoon, as the annual faculty-student basketball game was held. When the final buzzer sounded the faculty had held on for a 62-60 win to keep their unbeaten streak alive...
Sports Editorial: Who would be on your Piggott "dream team?" (05/09/07)
As graduation draws near, along with the imminent completion of the "new" Piggott High School gym, I find myself waxing nostalgic about the soon-to-be-retired structure, and the kids that have played there over the years. A roster of thousands, which includes both my daughter Heather and my son Kenneth...
Wilma Sue Whitworth (05/09/07)
Wilma Sue Whitworth, 63, of Rector, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007. Born March 6, 1944, in Clay County to the late William Ray Midkiff and Johnnie Pearl Reynolds, she was a lifelong resident of this community and a 20-year employee of Emerson Electric...
LeRoy R. DeLuryea (05/09/07)
LeRoy R. DeLuryea, 87, died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was a member of New Life Family Church and also was a past master Mason and an Eastern Star member. He enjoyed being a square dance caller and instructor with the Hooker Switch Square Dance Club. He was a retired machinist from Martin Sprocket and Gear and also a retired real estate broker...
Edna B. Terry (05/09/07)
Edna B. Terry, 88, of Kennett, Mo., died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at National Health Care in Kennett. She was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Rector, to the late Mansfield Price and Martha Bell Brinson Massey and was married Jan. 14, 1933, to Arthur E. Terry, who preceded her in death in 1977...
Marlis Cyphrine Eddy (05/09/07)
Marlis Cyphrine Eddy, 78, of Rector died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Kennett, Mo. Born Aug. 17, 1928, in Rector to the late Fred and Viola (Meredith) Jackson, she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She also was preceded in death by her husband, David Eugene "Gene" Eddy, on June 5, 1993; one son, Billy Eddy, on Aug. 14, 1971, and one brother, G.T. Jackson, in 1989...
Anna Belle Collier (05/09/07)
Anna Belle Collier, 87, of Paragould, formerly of Marmaduke, died Thursday May 3, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born April 20, 1920, in Obion County, Tenn., to the late William and Isabell Adkison. She was a homemaker and attended Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould, but her heart belonged to the Marmaduke Church of Christ...
Eva Florence Bricker (05/09/07)
Eva Florence Bricker, 89, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Piggott, to the late Efrus and Mary Elizabeth (Jackson) Jordan and was married to Harley Burdette Bricker on Nov. 6, 1938, in Piggott. She was a retired nurse, having been employed by St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Mo...
William Otis Watson (05/09/07)
William Otis Watson, 87, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Popular Bluff Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Crockett to the late Bert and Clara Watson. Mr. watson served in the Navy during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. He married Jewell Francis Brandon in November 1945. They had two children, Vicky Watson Luce of Adrian, Mich., and William (Bill) Watson of Rector. Mr. Watson then married Isabel Rodruquez on June 25, 1962, in Benghazi, Libya...
Edna B. Terry (05/09/07)
Edna B. Terry, 88, of Kennett, died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at the National Health Care in Kennett. She was born Dec. 17, 1918 in Rector, the daughter of the late Mansfield Price and Martha Bell Brinson Massey. She was united in marriage to Arthur E. Terry on Jan. 14, 1933. He preceded her in death in 1977...
William Otis Watson (05/09/07)
William Otis Watson, 87, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Popular Bluff Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Crockett to the late Bert and Clara Watson. Mr. watson served in the Navy during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. He married Jewell Francis Brandon in November 1945. They had two children, Vicky Watson Luce of Adrian, Mich., and William (Bill) Watson of Rector. Mr. Watson then married Isabel Rodruquez on June 25, 1962, in Benghazi, Libya...
Eva Florence Bricker (05/09/07)
Eva Florence Bricker, 89, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Piggott, the daughter of the late Efrus and Mary Elizabeth "Jackson" Jordan. She was married to Harley Burdette Bricker on Nov. 6, 1938 in Piggott. She was a retired nurse, employed by St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Mo...
Jack Melton (05/09/07)
Jack Melton, 91, of Melbourne, Ark., died Friday, May 4, 2007 in Murphy Health Center in Piggott. He was born Jan. 15, 1916 in Melbourne, the son of the late Tilford and Ida Haney Melton. He was preceded in death by; one son Harold Melton; one daughter, Ruthie Floyd; two brothers, and two sisters...
Ortha Lucille Stewart (05/09/07)
Ortha Lucille Stewart, 93, of Piggott, died Monday, April 30, 2007 in the Piggott Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1913 in Bunga, Ill., and was the daughter of the late Albert and Hallie McGehee Stallings. She was united in marriage to Howard Stewart on Nov. 23, 1929. To this union four children were born...