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Harvest Festival’s Tractor of the Year

by Fred Martin
When Martin Ahrent began farming north of Corning in 1950, the first tractor he bought was a used John Deere 1947 D Model from Corning Implement, local John Deere dealer. This model tractor had been
used successfully on large farms in Kansas and Iowa and by the mid to late-40s had made their way southward into rice country.

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Paving underway in Peach Orchard

by Fred Martin
Peach Orchard is getting a new look . . . new pavement on their streets as part of Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department grants through East Arkansas Planning and Development District. Mayor Dianne Neill sought funding through a second phase of grants to cities and towns.

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Corning battles Class 2A giant

by Jim McIntosh
Corning went up against one of the better football teams in the state last Friday, losing 50-20 to East Poinsett County at home. EPC star quarterback Aaron Scales was a beast on the field, accounting for 416 yards of offense and five touchdowns, proving too much for the Bobcats. EPC is ranked third in the state  in Class 2A by the Associated Press. Scales threw for 268 yardsand had 148 yards on the ground. Defensively, he accounted for 18 tackles and caused two fumbles, serving as a singular force in the contest.

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Junior ’Cats have tough bout with Pocahontas

by Jim McIntosh
The Junior Bobcats went up against a strong Pocahontas squad Thursday night, falling 40-8 in a runaway. Coach Robert Killebrew expected a tough contest, stating that Pocahontas is probably the best team the Junior ‘Cats will face this season.

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McNamee wins the cash . . .

You can count on Harold McNamee to win The Courier’s Pick the Winners contest sometime during each football season, but he did it early this year by predicting 15 of 18 games in last week’s contest. Shelly Johnson, H.C. Hearring and Rudy Johnson were just one game behind with four misses. Clinton-Highland contest gave most everyone problems, as did games between South Carolina-Georgia, Piggott-Portageville, Riverview-Walnut Ridge and a few others.

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