Clay County Living


Tornado demolishes McDougal home

by Jim McIntosh
A severe thunderstorm unleashed rain, heavy wind and even a tornado Monday, destroying a home and other property in McDougal. The storm came as a cold front moved through northeast Arkansas Monday afternoon. A tornado was spotted near McDougal and is suspected of destroying and damaging at least four houses in the area, according to Clay  County Judge Gary Howell.

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Early voting starts Monday

General Election 2014 is here with many issues and candidates on the November 4 ballot. Residents wishing to cast an early vote may do so starting Monday, October 20 during regular business hours in the office of Clay County Clerk Pat Poole at the courthouse.

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Candidates express hopes for city

by Fred Martin
Corning’s “Candidate’s Forum” Monday night was far from a “debate” as normally expected when political hopefuls appear on the same stage. Political candidates seeking positions in local government had the opportunity to answer prepared questions from the stage of M.B. Ainley, Jr. Community Center before an estimated crowd of just less than 100.

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Homecoming dampened with loss to Melbourne

by Jim McIntosh

The Bobcats lost 49-22 to 3A-3 newcomer Melbourne Friday night on a rain-soaked field, dampening Corning’s Homecoming festivities. Coach Chuck Speer was quiet about the loss, declining to comment on a disappointing season thus far. The squad lost a heartbreaker the week before to Osceola, falling by one point after a hard fought contest.

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Junior ’Cats show improvement on road

by Jim McIntosh
The Junior Bobcats showed much improvement Thursday night playing away from home but came up short against Melbourne, losing 22-6. Trailing 8-0 in the second quarter, Corning got back into contention when Matt Ahrent scored on a 48-yard touchdown running up the gut. The PAT failed and Corning trailed 8-6. But two plays later, the Bearkatz struck again, scoring a touchdown on a long run to take a 14-6 advantage. The hosts scored again to take a 22-6 advantage into the locker room at the half, and the score would remain the same as neither team was able to manufacture a score in the second half.

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7th grade football team

This year’s Corning 7th grade football team includes the following: Matt Bippus, Cody Butler, Jarred Lane, Shane Patrick, Will Woods, Clay Smith, Rylee Grubb, David Ladd, Cooper Hopkins, Collin Wilson, Jarred Selig, Cole Guthrie, Bo Young, Austin Causey, Richard Stokes, Dillion Lane, Hunter Green.