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The Lowe Down

There’s never a dull week in the newspaper business. This week I am reminded of an ancient proverb, “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” Our local newspaper, The Courier, endeavors to bring to light and to many conditions in our community. Good journalism brings light as wellwritten articles and news stories that appear in our pages. Sometimes we aim the light toward a problem that needs attention, not to tear down our community but to illustrate an opportunity for improvement. In order to fix a problem, you must first identify the problem. Sometimes our light shines on births, deaths, our veterans, our city council, political races, school news, our Chamber of Commerce, Fourth of July, and Harvest Day celebrations. We also cover police reports, our fire department, and sporting events. Since 1883 the Clay County Courier tells the stories of our citizens from cradle to grave regardless of political affiliation or socioeconomic status.

On Memorial Day we will again highlight our veterans, those who put sacrifice above self for the betterment of everyone. I am honored to serve those who have so gallantly served our country. Corning’s water quality issues which are not yet rectified, are greatly improved. Our drinking water quality is a problem that I brought to light and will continue to report in the pages of the Courier. Although the Courier did not claim credit, we worked in the background to help build Corning’s infrastructure including meeting with energy providers so that our community can have more reliable electric service. The Courier will continue to promote the infrastructure of our community. We have addressed a multitude of opportunities to improve the quality of life in Corning for all of its citizens through the pages of the Courier.


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Clay County Courier

810 N Missouri Ave.
P.O. Box 85
Corning, Arkansas 72422-0085
(870) 857-3531