Clay County Sheriff's Department is taking applications for part time male jailer and Full Time Dispatcher positions.Applicants must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Applicants need to be able to handle multitasking of duties -both physically and mentally. State requirements for job is high school diploma or accredited GED, birth certificate, driver’s license, social security card, be able to pass a criminal back ground check, pass physical, drug screening, and psychological test. Part time hours are 20 hours a week.
Applications may be picked up at the Clay County Detention Center 268 S. Second Ave in Piggott or find us on Facebook and send in an application!
With summer upon us already, we here at the Clay County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to be aware of some of the dangers and changes of schedules for many in our community.
1. Children are out of school and are out and about playing.Vehicles Buckle Up Everyone! NOT JUST BABY! Don't forget baby (or pets) in cars. In a few short minutes a car can reach over 100 degrees. Always look both ways before entering the intersection. Be mindful of backing up. Small children are hard to see if they are directly behind the car. Poisoning small children are curious and want to explore their surroundings. Be mindful of where you house your home cleaning supplies and laundry detergent. Head Injuries Children out riding bicycles, skateboards, scooters, horses or ATVs need to be wearing helmets to ensure safety while enjoying outside activities. Drowning With pools already up, going up and the local pools opening this becomes a big danger for individuals of any age. Children can drown in as little as an inch of water in a five-gallon bucket as well as a swimming pool. But don't just keep an eye on the little ones, be mindful of anyone near the water. Playground Injuries Falls off of any playground equipment (park or at home) can lead to a much serious injury given the height of the equipment or the age of the child.
2. The SunSun Damage Sunscreen is not just for the beach!!! Remember to wear it: Amusement parks Outside Family Events Sporting Events Outside Concerts Pool Parties and so many more... Heat exhaustion a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating rapid pulse heat cramps Heavy Sweating Dizziness Fatigue Nausea Headache Causes of heat exposure high temperatures high humidity strenuous physical activity Heat stroke Or sun stroke, is a type of severe heat illness that results in a body temperature greater than 104 and confusion. Symptoms Throbbing Headache Dizziness and light-headedness Lack of Sweating despite the heat Red, hot, and dry skin Nausea and vomiting Rapid Heartbeat
3. BitesMosquitos Everyone's Favorite Bug!! These bugs carry all kinds of diseases: Malaria Yellow Fever So Remember to Apply bug spray Wasps and Bees These bugs are mostly nonaggressive unless threatened by something. So remember when cleaning out those sheds and putting up those pools to be mindful of their presence. Ants With kids out playing in the yard, ant hills can become a hazard. Small children can easily over run by these small creatures and could quickly become dangerous. Snakes With the warmer weather upon us, these creatures are starting to come out of the hiding holes. So be aware of were you step when out in wooded areas or even out in your shed when cleaning because they will go anywhere to stay warm. Dogs and Cats These animals are always out and about and you can never be to cautious around a stray animal. Even if that animal is familiar to you, it only takes a second for any animal to become hostile.
But most of all, all of us here at the Clay County Sheriff's Office would like to wish you a Safe and Happy Summer.
Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller reports:
Sheriff Miller is requesting assistance from the public in locating a Mrs. Sharon Childress of La Mirada, California. Mrs. Childress was last seen around 9:00am at the Black River Bridge on Highway 62 in Corning. Mrs. Childress is a 75 year old female with Dementia, last seen wearing a blue and white striped blouse, blue capri pants, black tennis shoes, and brown purse. If located or seen please contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department (870)598-2270
Join us Friday at Parker Field for the Piggott Mohawks Homecoming. Tailgate begins at 5:00 pm beside the Band Bleachers!
Game begins at 7:00 pm
**Picture Courtesy of Piggott Mohawk Football**
Clay County Sheriff's Department is taking applications for full time female and male jailer positions and part time dispatcher positions.Applicants must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Applicants need to be able to handle multitasking of duties -both physically and mentally. State requirements for job is high school diploma or accredited GED, birth certificate, driver’s license, social security card, be able to pass a criminal back ground check, pass physical, drug screening, and psychological test. Full time benefits: state retirement, paid health insurance, paid life insurance.
Applications may be picked up at the Clay County Detention Center 268 S. Second Ave in Piggott.
"Protecting Arkansas Victims"
Arkansas law (Act 873 and Arkansas Victim Rights Law/ Act 1262) provides certain protections to victims.
Brought to you by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
24- Hours Crisis Lines
Women and Children First
Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Arkansas State Police Child Abuse
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
For a list of local shelters and links to support organizations, visit:
Back to School Time in Clay County
Back to school time is an important event for our entire community. Students are back in class. Teachers
are implementing new lesson plans for the school year. Administrators are working with budgets, school
bus routes, staffing and school safety concerns. Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, car
pools and support for their student’s activities and studies. Businesses are equipping families, teachers
and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year. Back to school is a busy time
for us all.
During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be mindful of our school traffic zones especially
during the morning hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our
schools and in neighborhoods where children play. Slow down and increase your stopping distances.
School buses are back on the road. Be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout
your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses. With school traffic, anticipate delays in your
travel and leave early so you’re not in a rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the
road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.
I want to thank all of you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in our
community. Our children are counting on us – let’s work together to make “back to school” a rewarding,
fun, and safe time for all Clay County residents.
Sheriff Terry Miller
BACK TO SCHOOL AT THE RANCH
In just two short weeks, our Ranch boys and girls will be going back to school. There is so much to do between now and then! Hundreds of pairs of shoes and jeans will be tried on. Dozens of backpacks will be purchased and stuffed with new school supplies. There will be many fresh back-to-school haircuts given.
That’s the exciting part of back to school at the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches. But what you may not realize is that for many Arkansas boys and girls, just getting to school can be complicated.HOW THE RANCH HELPED THREE SIBLINGS
Brandon’s mom was constantly in and out of jail for drugs. He never met his dad. He and his six siblings lived with their mother – when she wasn’t in jail. His siblings had multiple fathers, but none stuck around long enough to know their children.
Brandon and his brothers and sisters were neglected with no one to make sure they had food or their most basic needs met. Their grandmother stepped in to care for them when she could. But that support wasn’t enough. At age 15, Brandon’s future was looking pretty bleak.
However, three years ago, Brandon and his younger brother and sister were able to come to the Ranch. They quit having to move around from shelter to shelter, and at the Ranch, they now have a stable home and loving house parents who care about their success, in and out of school.
This May, Brandon graduated high school with a high GPA! The Class of 2017 even dedicated their class gift to the success of our two graduating seniors! Brandon is enrolled in college classes this fall and is working for the City of Batesville this summer.WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS YOUNG MAN’S LIFE?
People like you. How? Because the ASYR is funded almost entirely through charitable donations. Ever day, our donors make a difference in the lives of the 30-40 boys and girls who live at the Ranch. And they will stay at the Ranch for as long as they need a place to call home, whether it's three months or three years.
Today, there are many children across Arkansas who are hungry and neglected because their parents spend money on drugs instead of food and basic care. They long for a stable, loving home like we provide at the Ranch.HOW YOU CAN HELP
School is starting back just two weeks from today, and we have lots of boys and girls to outfit for the school year! With a gift of just $285, we can buy clothes, shoes, a fresh haircut, school supplies, even a backpack for a child. Click here to make a gift today!
You can imagine what it's like for our boys and girls getting a new back pack and new shoes, some for the very first time! Their eyes light up with excitement, and they know they are going to have a great school year, because they have house parents and other staff at the Ranch who love them and are going to make sure they do their very best.
But we can't do this important work without you! You can make a difference in these children's lives today.SOME OF OUR GREATEST NEEDS: $285 can outfit 1 child for the 17/18 school year! $150 can clothe one child for the year. $125 can buy school supplies for a high schooler. $50 can provide 5 fresh back-to-school haircuts. $45 can purchase a new pair of shoes for a child who has only known hand-me-downs. $30 can provide 2 new backpacks.