Clay County Living


‘Exceptional’ Saturday in the Park

by Fred Martin
Every Harvest Festival for the past 27 years has offered something memorable, but for the 28th annual event last Saturday, it has to be the cooperation of the weather that allowed thousands to browse the grounds in shortsleeved shirts, and many wearing flip-flops. The start of the 5K at 9:00 a.m. coincided with Corning Cub Scouts “Presenting the Colors” on the Wynn Park Stage during opening ceremonies.

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Best in Show . . .

Gail Quinn took Best of Show and several first place awards during the State Fair competition last week in Little Rock. Gail advanced to the competition after capturing District and County Fair honors in Jonesboro and Piggott, respectively, earlier this year. “She is so talented you can’t believe it,” said Kristi Baker, CHS art teacher. “She is going to go far with her talent.”

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Meet the Candidates

To inform our readers, The Courier offers information as submitted by candidates seeking public office for mayor and alderman in Corning city government. Candidates appear from left, as they are listed on the November 4 General Election ballot.

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Bobcats must win to make playoffs

by Jim McIntosh
A momentum shift late in the second quarter was a gamechanger for Corning as they fell to Hoxie 62-20 Friday night playing their last home game of the season. Playing one of the top teams in the region and one of the top two in the 3A-3 conference, Corning was stellar for nearly a half but a turnover, as it often does, changed the momentum and created a hole the Bobcats could not climb out of.

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Outstanding year for Corning Clay Commanders

It has been a big year for Corning Clay Commanders, one to remember as well as one for the record books. During 2014 these Corning High School students: Ian Debord, Brent Niedermeier, Austin Scrogin, Chase Watson and Jesse Williams competed in several AIM (Academics, Integrity and Marksmanship) events. AIM is the official youth program of Amateur Trapshooting Association.

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Looking for room . . .

A Junior Bobcat ball carrier looks for running room in a recent game. The squad fell 36-6 to Hoxie Thursday night. They play their final game Thursday against Manila.

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