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Lights brighten Peach Orchard’s Christmas

by Fred Martin
One can hardly pass through Peach Orchard without seeing the brightness of the Rush Family Christmas celebration. Leonard and Diana Kay Rush have worked for more than a month preparing a gigantic Christmas display at their home on Highway 90 right in the middle of Peach Orchard with over 30,000 lights, numerous blow-ups, nativity scene with figurines and even a Santa Claus walking around in the their home.

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Local bowler repeats as champ

by Jim McIntosh
Kristie Pratt has done the unthinkable, repeating as the Class D champion during the 33rd annual Arkansas State USBA WBA Senior Singles Tournament last month. Pratt advanced to competition  in the USBC National Senior Bowling Tournament in Reno, Nevada next summer after posting the second highest score among all bowlers in the tourney.

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Masonic Santas making deliveries

Monday of this week was a busy day for three Santas representing Corning Masonic Lodge #719. For this annual event, Anthony Banks, Bert Swan and Garland Arnell were making folks happy presenting gift bags to widows of Corning Masonic Lodge members. There were 22 delivered in Corning, Rector, Pocahontas and towns in between throughout the area.

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Bobcats falls to Hoxie; Juniors off to good start

by Jim McIntosh
Corning lost Friday to Hoxie 57-35 in their first 3A-3 conference outing of the season. Playing at home, the Bobcats fell behind early, trailing 12-6 after the first quarter. Dalton Carpenter led Corning with 8 points as the Bobcats fell to 3-4 on the season, dipping below .500 for the first time.

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Lady ’Cats split on conference games

by Jim McIntosh
Corning fell to 7-2 with a loss on the road to Osceola Monday night, where they suffered a 68- 63 overtime setback. The Lady ‘Cats lost by virtue of a pair of three-point shots in overtime after being tied 56-56 at the end of regulation. Becca Young scored 21 points and Ashley Payne added 11 for Corning.

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Football players capture accolades

by Jim McIntosh
Four Bobcat football players were named to the 3A-3 All- Conference Team and one was named both All-State and All- Conference. Klint Harvey, scouted heavily by college scouts for his offensive lineman skills, was named to Class 3A All- State team and will serve as an alternate for the All-Star game. Harvey anchored the line of the Bobcats, serving at left tackle on offense and also played D-line.

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