Clay County Clerk Pat Poole said there was an unusually heavy voter turnout, even for a presidential year on the first day of early voting on Monday, Oct. 19. By 2:45 p.m. there had been 412 voters in the county. Totals for the day were Corning had 210 voters come out to cast ballots, while Piggott had 262 voters. Poole’s office has also done 259 absentee mail-outs. On the second day of early voting as of 3:15 p.m. on Tues. Oct. 20, the ballots cast were at 815. Poole stated the early voter turnout has been remarkable for Clay County.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is once again participating in the “National Take-Back Day” according to the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. The event is an effort to remove unwanted, unused, and potentially dangerous controlled substances and over the counter medications from residents’ medicine cabinets. This next event will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Take Back Event will be held at the following locations:
The Clay County Quorum Court met on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. with justices present with the exception of Justice Rhonda Ahrent.
The October Corning City Council meeting was held Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at the M.B. Ainley, Jr. Community Center. The meeting was pushed back a week to the third Monday of October. After the opening protocol, the meeting began with Mayor Greg Ahrent discussing the Old Business of the sewer and drainage projects.
Over the past five years a Corning organization along with area heroes and Santa Claus have brought joy and caring to local families in the form of shopping trips for children in community businesses. The Corning Cares organization has assisted families and local businesses in spending approximately $50,000 in donations to ensure that local children in need had Merry Christmases.