Six Corning Bobcat football players made the All-Conference first team in the 3A-3 Conference. They were Jake Rangel, Gary Comstock, Clayton Crosby, Nikoda Amiker, Dakota Wilkins and Jordan Grubb. Four players made the All-Conference second team. They were Fisher Francis, Landon Lucas, Parker Davis and Eli Mason. Corning also had the State Honorable Mention Award go to Jake Rangel and an All State Award go to Gary Comstock. Coach Larry Treadway said, “As a team, we won six ballgames, finished 5th in the Conference and made the playoffs.”
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Entergy Arkansas customers in Corning will experience improvements in the reliability and quality of their electric service as a result of $104,656 in maintenance and upgrades completed recently.
Each year the Clay County Courier, local businesses and our readers celebrate the first baby born within the city limits of Corning. 2021 will mark the 56th year of the First Baby of the Year Contest and before we launch our contest for the 2021 baby in January, we want to check in on our 2020 First Baby of Corning, Kyson Drew McMasters.
The citizens of Knobel and the surrounding communities held their 31st annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 19 at 5 p.m. The parade has stood the test of time due to the commitment of local residents to their town and neighbors. Mayor Stanley Ashby said that Knobel residents, Stanley Stormes and Tom Fairchild were instrumental in beginning the parade in 1989. Stormes has had an entry in the parade every year for the past 31 years. The Knobel mayor said when they first decided to host a Christmas parade the decision was made for the purpose of the parade to be strictly to share Christmas spirit with no contests for the floats or vehicles, because as he said, everyone is proud of what they do and what they create for their entries in the parade.
The Corning City Council met at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 14 at the M.B. Ainley, Jr. Community Center for the last regular city council meeting of 2020. All councilmen were in attendance with the exception of Trent McKinney. After regular protocol to begin municipal meetings and the approval of minutes, income, expense reports and purchase order and bills, Mayor Ahrent began addressing the Old Business of employee insurance; particularly insurance for employees only. He explained that the change would be for new hires only, not for the existing employees that are currently on the payroll. Ahrent said, “I’ve talked to the County and that’s all they’re providing for is employee only insurance. That’s kind of the direction we’d like to move towards.” The city would gradually come out from under the financial burden of including payment for employees’ family insurance as employees retire or leave city employment in the future.