Wayne Hendley said it wasn’t a bad day on the Mississippi on Monday, June 15 for he and his fishing buddies, Dennis Haines, Sonny Rigdon, Dalton Fields, Dave Harrison and Glen Young. The fishermen caught 12 fish ranging from 42 lbs. to 12 lbs. Pictured are Wayne Hendley, Glen Young and Dennis Haines.
The Clay County Quorum Court met on Monday, June 15 in a short meeting at the Western District Courthouse at 7 p.m. with all justices present with the exception of David Cagle. After a prayer led by Justice Dennis Haines, the Pledge of Allegiance and a motion to suspend the reading of the minutes of the last meeting, Judge Patterson said they would wait to discuss an ordinance to amend Ordinance 2020-09 until a later meeting. The judge moved to the next item, Ordinance 2020-11 and the panel appointed a Quorum Court Secretary and an emergency clause that followed. Donna Neighbors was approved as the new Administrative Assistant hired in County Judge Mike Patterson’s office after the resignation of former secretary, Ashley Ervin.
During the June meeting of the Quorum Court in the Western District Courthouse in Corning on Monday night, June 15, County Judge Mike Patterson told justices that Clay County had its first fatality due to CoronaVirus. Office of Emergency Director Alan Vaughn confirmed the deceased lived in the Eastern District and died as a result of COVID-19. The deceased was a resident at Rector Nursing and Rehab where 9 new residents recently tested positive along with 5 healthcare workers.
By Pam Lowe
By Pam Lowe