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Riceland hosts winter meeting

by Fred Martin
The annual meeting of Riceland, Corning District, was held Tuesday of this week with a large number present. Riceland Vice President of Commodity Operations Scott Gower addressed the crowd detailing Riceland’s operation and how it is affected by the world market. Gower began by talking about the previous harvest, a “big crop in rice and soybeans,” he called it. Then he added that wheat continues to dwindle.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week starts in county Sunday, March 1

by Fred Martin
Arkansas and many other states designate Severe Weather Awareness Week as an opportunity to increase awareness of and response to severe weather hazards. These special weeks are scheduled throughout the spring, targeting a time before the spring severe weather “season” typically begins in that state. Clay County Judge Gary Howell joins Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson urging everyone in 
Clay County to be aware that unexpected storms may cause damage in the county and advises persons to stay informed when warnings are issued and be prepared to take cover.

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Corning SCUBA enthusiast makes splash in Florida

by Fred Martin
Juggling is the niche of Deta Chappell, Corning High School senior. Deta’s juggling activities include finding time for National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Drama Club performances and good grades, to which she has added SCUBA diving and is taking this pastime seriously. “Before I ever started SCUBA diving, I looked at it as being very interesting and fun, and it could give me the experience to see a lot of things that only a few people ever get to see,” Deta shared.

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Eight in row, Lady ’Cats in Regional

by Jim McIntosh
The Lady Bobcats are the epitome of success. It’s important not to forget that, particularly when they meet with difficulty. Difficulty appeared in Monday night’s 3A-3 District championship where they finished as runner- up to nemesis Rivercrest in a 70-59 loss in Manila. Rivercrest is the reigning Region 3 champion and has won the Regional tourney the past three years.

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’Cats make playoffs

by Jim McIntosh
For the first time in six years Corning Bobcats will compete in the Region 3 basketball tournament after defeating historic rival Piggott last Thursday. The Regional tourney begins Thursday in Manila as the Bobcats will play Flippin from the 3A-1 East District. Flippin and Valley Springs met for the finals of their district Tuesday in Melbourne.

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