Clay County Living


Christmas in the Park is ready . . .

After nearly a month of work by a small number of volunteers, the annual lighting ceremony for Christmas in the Park will open Corning’s holiday festivities Saturday, November 29 at Wynn Park. Under the leadership of Glendal Boyd and Stacy Jackson, thousands of lights have been  stretched and various Christmas displays are in place for activities to start at 5:00 p.m. Saturday

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Agape Gift Box ministry prepares for Christmas

By Jim McIntosh
The Apostle Paul, in his letter to a church, quoted Jesus by saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” It may sound overstated but at this time of year, in the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, gift buying, food preparation along with community and church responsibilities it can be difficult to grasp the simplicity of the statement.

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Johnie Brooks was more than met the eye

by Jim McIntosh
“Be a simple kind of man… forget your lust for the rich man’s gold. All that you need is in your soul.” The sporadic lyrics of that classic rock song can be applied to the late Johnie Brooks. A life of simplicity, void of any lust for gold. Another passage from the LYNYRD SKYNYRD song states: “Take your time, don’t live too fast…”

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CHS Giant . . .

Corning’s Klint Harvey, a senior, boasts 6-7 size and is helping with the Bobcats’ inside game this season. Corning lost to Crowley’s Ridge Academy in Paragould Tuesday, Nov. 18, falling 73-71 in a close contest as Noah Bass led the Bobcats with 24 points and Dalton Carpenter and Tim McMasters each contributed 14.

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Young sinks 25 points . . .

Becca Young is one of the Lady Bobcats’ starting 5 and brings experience and skill to this year’s squad. The Lady ‘Cats started off the year aggressively with a victory over Maynard, winning by an impressive 64 points in which 15 three-pointers landed successfully.

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7th grade runner-up . . .

The Corning 7th grade Lady Bobkitten captured second place in the Pocahontas Tournament over the weekend, notching out wins over Walnut Ridge, Nettleton and Pocahontas before losing to Greene County Tech in the championship. Front, Kelsey Watson, Sunshine Williams, Abby Bauschlicher, Emily Kimble, Kassadee Pritchard, Emma Russom. Back: Assistant Coach Josh Cagle, Jerri VanNada, Kassie George, Katie Clifton, Hannah Blankenship, Alexis Taylor and Head Coach Jerry Songer.

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