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‘Cats sweep Osceola in double header

by Jim McIntosh

 

Corning swept Osceola last Thursday and took care of business against Harrisburg on Friday, posting three consecutive wins in baseball action last week at the Bobcat Baseball field. The squad shut out 3A-3 opponent Osceola Friday in a double header, winning the first game 13-0 and notching out a 10-0 victory in the nightcap in a pair of five inning contests shortened by virtue of the mercy rule.

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Lady ‘Cats to begin Monday

The Lady Bobcats have not yet begun softball season due to weather postponements. This week, school is out for Spring Break but once the vacation is over the squad will resume play, traveling to Walnut Ridge for a non-conference game Monday.

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TV weatherman visits CJHS science class

by Jim McIntosh

 

Misty Jolly’s seventh grade science class benefited from some hands-on science studies Thursday, March 19 when they were visited by Andrew Wilson, meteorologist from KAIT Region 8 News. The in-school field trip enabled students to see up close and personal how forecasters are able to predict weather with reasonable accuracy.

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Corning High winners and accomplishments

by Fred Martin

 

It’s a busy time of the year for artists and musicians of Corning High School . . . time to show their talent in competition with others. This is not the first year Corning has stepped to the front and out-performed students of many other schools.

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Truck wipes out bridge . . .

by Fred Martin

 

Traffic on Highway 67 west of Corning was disrupted early Wednesday morning after an accident involving a northbound 18-wheeler. The truck, belonging to SNL Distribution Services of Birmingham, Alabama, left the roadway and overturned into a ditch on the north side of the highway just east of Farm Services,Inc

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McIntosh named Managing Editor

by Fred Martin
Jim McIntosh is not new to covering news about Corning, whether it be sporting events, meetings or spotlighting uniqueness of individuals and their accomplishments. A new challenge has now been added to his agenda, that of managing editor of Corning’s Clay County Courier, a weekly publication dedicated to reporting news of local interest.

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Good Friday services, April 3 in Corning’s United Methodist

Corning Ministerial Alliance will host their annual Good Friday services, April 3 in First United Methodist Church at Pine and Third streets in Corning. Speaker will be Rev. Don Settles of the Current-Gaines Baptist Association. Other ministers of the area will participate in the service that begins at 7:00 p.m. Special music will be provided. An offering will be taken to provide funds for Corning Samaritan Services, an organization dedicated to helping transients and those in need.

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New softball field completed

by Jim McIntosh
Location, location, location. The real estate mantra is also applicable to athletics where a home field advantage is a welldocumented fact. Not only will the Lady Bobcats softball team play at home Thursday but they will play on a brand new field that was unveiled this week in its new location on the high school campus. The completion of that complex is the culmination of a project three years in the making that began with the persistent vision of Corning Schools SuperintendentKellee Smith and brought to fruition by the dedicated efforts of volunteers.

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Bobcats go to 6-1

by Jim McIntosh
Hot hitting in the top of the ninth earned Corning a 12-10 victory over Hoxie Monday afternoon in a slugfest at Mustang Field. The extra-innings game was the second in a row for the Bobcats who, once again, were able to find a way to pull out the victory in a very close battle. “I really like how these guys are fighting when they get backed into a corner,” said Bobcat Coach Dustin Eddington. “That’s our second extra inning win in a row. Our bats are starting to liven up and we’re had a lot more hits in this game. We hope to improve that aspect more and more.”

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Stubborn Team Alumni takes Donkey Ball title

Organizers of Neelyville Project Graduation raised $2,100 in proceeds after a successful Donkey Basketball game last weekend. According to Shannon Davis, a teacher and PG coordinator, the event drew nearly 500 in attendance, producing one of the largest crowds at Tiger Court. About 410 tickets were sold, with preschool and younger admitted free of charge.

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