Clay County Living


Fire near Hart’s building

Corning firefighters spent all night Tuesday at the Corning Industrial Park after officials were notified of a fire at the former Hart’s Furniture building. According to Corning Mayor Rob Young, who also serves on the fire department, the blaze engulfed a shed on the property near the building, but the main building was not damaged.

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Mums the word . . .

Corning High School FFA is selling mums for $15 each. They are in 12-inch pots and measure approximately two feet across the plant. Colors available are red, bronze, and purple. Please see any FFA Member or come by the Agri building from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday to purchase. Later times can be arranged for pick up. Proceeds from the sale helps the Future Farmers of America program locally. Pictured are, from left, kneeling: Ryan Curtis, Ridge Briney, and Jesse Williams. Standing: Payton Smith, Ashley Bettis, Noah Bass and Mackinah Davis.

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Riceland expands

Riceland Foods is making major additions and changes at its Corning grain drier which, when completed, will speed receipt of grain from its farmer-members in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. Scott Gower, Riceland vice president for commodity operations, explained the changes to Riceland farmer-members attending a briefing recently at the M.B. Ainley Community Center.

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Bobcat golfers take second in 3A-3 District

Corning finished second in the 3A-3 District golf tournament last week in Cedar Ridge. The Bobcats ended competition with a team score of 278, just short of Cedar Ridge’s winning post of 265. For Corning, Seth Robinson was the most accurate with a score of 85. Jonathan Williams shot a 95, Jonathan Halcomb finished with a 98 and Drew Calhoun would up with a 128. Low medalist honors went to B. Birmingham of Manila who shot an 82 on the day.

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New offensive strategy revealed

by Jim McIntosh

Corning suffered a 42-6 loss to Rivercrest at home in their Class 3A-3 conference opener last Friday night. Although the score was lopsided, Coach Jeremy Stout was quick to point out that the game got away from the team in the second half.

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