DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, OCT 24TH
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is once again participating in the "National Take-Back Day" in an effort to remove unwanted, unused, and potentially dangerous controlled substances and over the counter medications from our medicine cabinets. This next event will be held this Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Take Back Event will be held at the following locations:
Clay County Sheriff's Department (outside front door)
268 S. Second Ave.
Piggott, Arkansas 72454
Rector Police Department (inside police department)
409 S. Stewart St.
Rector, Arkansas 72461
Corning Police Department (drop at front office)
308 W. Main St.
Corning, Arkansas 72422
The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to children and to public health and safety. This event is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.
In the past, flushing medications and drugs seemed to be a safe and responsible method of disposal. We now realize that the drugs do not completely disintegrate and are contaminating our waterways. Wastewater treatment plants and septic systems are not generally designed to treat pharmaceutical waste. The risk to the health of our waters is significant when we contribute to pollution by what we pour down our drains. This ends up in our creeks, rivers, and lakes, and it places our drinking water supply at an unnecessary risk.
The National Take-Back Day program is FREE and "No Questions Asked". The drop off locations will accept pills and medications in the bottle or in a bag or other disposable container. People may remove any or all labels from the bottle or containers if they wish. The process is very easy..... simply drive up, go to the box or designated area, and drop them off.
All pills and pharmaceuticals collected will later be destroyed using drug incinerator equipment. Anyone having questions about The National Take-Back Day or drop off procedures may contact the Sheriff's Office for information.
Clay County Sheriff
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.
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.
Sheriff Terry Miller would like to thank everyone who participated in both the Corning and Piggott parades and hopes everyone enjoyed watching the parades.
Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller reports:
On July 3rd, at 8:31 p.m. the Piggott Police Department conducted a traffic stop on West Main. Shenan Lockard, 51, of Piggott was operating the vehicle and known to have an active warrant through the Piggott Police Department. Piggott Officers requested the assistance of K-9 Deputy Marko. During the exterior and interior sniff of the vehicle, K-9 Marko gave two alerts on the interior. No substance was found in the vehicle. Mr. Lockard was transported to the Clay County Detention Center.
During booking, 2 grams of a white crystal substance were located on Mr. Lockard's person. In addition to his warrant, he is currently awaiting a probable cause heiring for possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and furnishings prohibited articles.
Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller reports that on Saturday June 24, 2017, around 3:00 P.M. an Arkansas State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a Red Ford F-150 pickup truck from Texas. The stop occurred on highway 67 west of Corning. The trooper made contact with the driver, Curt Ritchie and a passenger Cathy Summers. After running both of the subjects through ACIC, the trooper learned that Ms. Summers had a Felony Arrest Warrant out of Texas and the driver had a suspended DL. Both were then placed into custody.
The trooper then asked for assistance from the Clay County Sheriff's Department. After the subjects were secured, the trooper began an inventory search of the truck. During the search the trooper located 23.4 pounds of Marijuana. Both subjects were then taken to the Clay County Detention Center and are being held awaiting a Probable Cause hearing. Both subjects were traveling from Texas heading North.
Sheriff Terry Miller reports that on the afternoon of June 26, 2017 deputies with the Clay County Sheriff's Department received word that a man wanted in Butler County and Doniphan, MO for separate incidents involving a dispute over child custody, identified as Jeff Resnik, was possibly in Clay County. Deputies went to a boat ramp north of Success close to the AR-MO state line. Officers located the Resnik's truck and boat trailer. Deputies were able to utilize boats provided by some citizens as well as Arkansas Game and Fish and were able to locate Resnik and the children safely. The children were returned to their mother. Resnik is being held for Butler County. Sheriff Terry Miller would like to thank all those involved for their assistance.