Travel nurse, Kylie Ballard is learning all too well the effects of COVID-19 on patients across the United States.
Head Coach Larry Treadway and the Corning Bobcats were recently featured in the 2020 High School Football Media Day held Friday, July 24. Every year Soncom Media hosts a live stream broadcast and provides an insider view of northeast Arkansas high school football teams; their coaches and players. The event was sponsored by NEA Sports, Northeast Arkansas Fox and Soncom Media Productions. Hosts for Friday’s event were Ryan Fletcher, Steve Clayton, along with Brandon Reid and Blake Guinn. The broadcast began at 8:30 a.m. with the Corning Bob-cats appearing on the live stream at 9:45 a.m. Bobcat Head Coach Larry Treadway provided insights into the mindset and plans for the upcoming football season along with players, Nikota Amiker - quarterback, running back and defensive back, Jake Gutierrez - running back, quarterback and safety and Clayton Crosby - running back, defensive back, outside backer. Treadway explained, “These kids play a lot of positions. All three of these guys are skilled people,” he continued, “I list a lot of things with them because they play a lot of positions. These three guys have never come off the field. And at Corning, we'll have 25 to 30 kids and all these kids will have to play.”
Corning Lions Club recently donated 10 automatic external defibrillators for county and city law enforcement patrol units. Lion Lisa Holsapple reported that the club was able to purchase five AED for Clay County Sheriff Department officers and five for the Corning Police Department.
According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, funds from the Sales and Tax Use Distribution for the month of May were sent to the county and the cities of Corning, Rector and Piggott last week. The local tax distributions are turned back to the Cities and Counties within 2 months of the date that they are reported to the DFA. Drew Smith, DFA Revenue Division Manager, said that the DFA does not quantify how well cities and counties perform as it pertains to their sales and use tax collections. “Each individual City and County would have certain measures for determining their current financial position based on bond repayments, on-going projects, etc.,” he explained.
The BRAD Public Transportation bus is transporting residents in Corning again after a hiatus due to COVID-19. Rhonda Ahrent, Executive Director of the Black River Area Development said, “It’s just a soft opening this week. We are easing back in and testing COVID protocols.” The bus is running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. right now.” Ahrent said, “We are still looking for a bus driver for that area.” Currently the driver is from Walnut Ridge. Persons interested in making arrangements for a ride may call 1-888-723-4640.