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Stories from Thursday, January 26, 2012

High winds destroy shop, camper (01/26/12)
High winds during a storm Sunday night, Jan. 22, created concern throughout the area, with much of Northeast Arkansas included in a tornado watch. In the case of at least one area family, the concern was justified. Sheila Vaughn was in the kitchen of her home at 5384 Route 139 between Piggott and Holly Island when the storm hit at 8:43 p.m. Sunday...
Grammy winner excited about return to Rector (01/26/12)
As a renowned gospel, country and rhythm-and-blues style performer, Jason Crabb has found appreciative audiences across the globe. His acclaimed voice has resulted in numerous Dove Awards, in addition to a Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album Grammy in 2010 for his self-titled solo debut which featured the crossover hit "Somebody Like Me."...
Piggott hospital designated as Level IV trauma center (01/26/12)
Piggott Community Hospital (PCH) was designated Nov. 10 as a Level IV trauma center. In becoming a Level IV hospital, PCH had to meet rigorous standards set forth by the state in the care of a trauma patient. PCH passed the initial processes to receive a designation and be reviewed every four years to maintain trauma credentials...
Rector home damaged in fire (01/26/12)
A fire possibly caused by an electrical malfunction heavily damaged the Nick Thompson home in Rector on Monday afternoon, Jan. 23. The Rector Fire Department was called to the home at 320 East First Street at 3:50 p.m. Heavy smoke was pouring from the southeast corner of the home and the first firefighter on the scene found heavy fire in a back room, which spread into the walls and attic and into the adjoining kitchen and utility room...
Mohawks split two at home (01/26/12)
The Mohawks split a pair of games last week in Piggott. Friday night, the Mohawks cruised past Harrisburg, imposing their will upon the visiting Hornets, 69-25. This one was never in any doubt, as the Tribe got out to an early 21-8 advantage. Piggott had seven players enter the scorers' column in the opening quarter. ...
Lady Cougars top Cross Co., Walnut Ridge (01/26/12)
The Lady Cougars notched two key victories in the past week. Monday night, the girls from Rector cruised to a 20 point win over the hosting Cross County Lady Thunderbirds in Cherry Valley, 65-45. The Lady Cougars were led by 15 points from sophomore Kendal Gunn. Senior Jessica Scott and sophomore Rebekah Scott each finished with 10 points to further the Rector cause...
Cougars notch important victories (01/26/12)
The Cougars picked up two important victories last week, topping Riverside and Walnut Ridge. Rector spoiled homecoming for the hosting Bobcats Friday night in Walnut Ridge, securing a 54-42 win. The Cougars got out to a big lead early, holding the hosts to just a free throw in the opening frame to lead 19-1. Rector led 31-15 at intermission, but saw Walnut Ridge fight back to cut it to single digits heading into the fourth, 42-35...
Woman, an enigma (01/26/12)
Women have been getting men in trouble for a long time. It dates back to the first woman, Eve, who persuaded Adam to disobey God. Recently our preacher spoke about the Creation and God's plan for man. Seems God thought Adam, the first man, needed a suitable helpmate; a maid...
Leland Wayne Gibson (01/26/12)
Leland Wayne Gibson, 77, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Jan. 21, 2012, at his home. He was born on Sept. 26, 1934, in Holly Island, Ark., and was the son of the late Faber O. and Lena May (Cullum) Gibson. He was united in marriage to Frances Birmingham on July 21, 1956, and to this union two daughters were born...
Matthew Isaac Brown (01/26/12)
Matthew Isaac Brown, 7, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. He was born on June 2, 2004, in Kennett, Mo., and is the son of Isaac and Elisha Logsdon Brown. Matthew was a second grader at Piggott Elementary School and attended Living Word Tabernacle. He was an Honorary Arkansas State Police Colonel of Troop C...
Phyllis (Deniston) Cate (01/26/12)
Phyllis (Deniston) Cate, 83, of Bay, formerly of Rector, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Ms. Cate was born on Sept. 18, 1928, to the late General and Sarah (Wright) Deniston in Rector...
Joyce Fay Harmon Smith (01/26/12)
Joyce Fay Harmon Smith, 65, of Paragould, Ark., passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born Joyce Fay Braman on Feb. 21, 1946, to James and Lorene (Bennett) Braman. She was united in marriage to James Winslow Harmon on Nov. 18, 1962, and to this union one son, Daniel Steven Harmon, was born...
Gary Robert Hill (01/26/12)
Gary Robert Hill, 54, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born Feb. 28, 1957, at McDill Air-Force Base in Tampa, Fla. He was the son of Coatsy and Ollie Wright Hill. He was preceded in death by his father, Coatsy Hill...
Violet Odean Haley (01/26/12)
Violet Odean Haley, 78, passed away Dec. 29, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Odean was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Clay County. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilson Haley; parents, George and Pearl Kelley, and sister, Phylis Quarah Book...
Judith Ann Kleffel (01/26/12)
Judith Ann Kleffel, 63, of Rector, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at her residence. She was born Oct. 16, 1948, in Portageville, Mo., and was a homemaker. Survivors include one son, Michael Reed of Rockford, Ill.; one daughter, Kellie Reed of Fouke, Ark., and her companion of 15 years, Timothy Smart of Rector...
Teddy Thomas Hart (01/26/12)
Teddy Thomas Hart, 60, of Kennett, Mo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. He was born Dec. 28, 1951, to John and Sybil (Wilson) Hart. Teddy was preceded in death by his father, John Hart, and two sons, Mitchell Hart and Joey Hart. Surviving Teddy are his mother, Sybil Hart of Kansas; two sons, Thomas Hart of Piggott and Tyler Hart of Kennett; two daughters, Teriesa Hart and Marci Hart of Kennett; numerous grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Hart of Rector and John Hart of Kennett, and two sisters, Sharon Bearden of Kansas and Kathy Lane of Mississippi.. ...
Jayley Kay Harper (01/26/12)
Jayley Kay Harper, infant daughter of Eric Harper and Savannah Hurt, was born into Heaven on Jan. 22, 2012, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. In addition to her parents she is survived by grandparents, Larry and Robin Harper of Caraway, Ark., Donnie Hurt of Blytheville, Ark., and Lisa Parker of Monette Ark...