Category: Clay County

Hunters Enjoy Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt

PIGGOTT – Twenty hunters from around the country participated in the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum’s Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt and Dinner at Liberty Hill Outfitters in Rector last weekend. The hunt celebrated author Ernest Hemingway’s hunting legacy in Northeast Arkansas.

Hemingway was a regular visitor at his in-laws, the Pfieffer family of Piggott, Ark. One of his favorite pastimes during his visits was quail hunting on Crowley’s Ridge. The hunt, a continental style pheasant hunt, was hosted by Liberty Hill Outfitters. Chow at One Eighteen prepared the quail dinner. Continue reading “Hunters Enjoy Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt”

First degree murder conviction in Clay County

CORNING, AR – Scott Ellington, District Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announces that a jury in Clay County found Bryan Curtis, 46, guilty of First Degree Murder on Friday.

The case concerned the June 12, 2016 shooting death of James Prater, 55. Continue reading “First degree murder conviction in Clay County”

March 4: HPMEC to Host Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt

PIGGOTT — A bird hunt and dinner will celebrate author Ernest Hemingway’s hunting legacy in Northeast Arkansas, as the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum hosts Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt and Dinner at Liberty Hill Outfitters in Rector, Saturday, March 4.

Hemingway, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was a regular visitor of his in-laws, the Pfeiffer family of Piggott, Ark. One of his favorite pastimes during his visits was quail hunting on Crowley’s Ridge. In December 1932, Hemingway invited his editor Maxwell Perkins to join him for a week of duck hunting in the Delta. The museum recently re-created these experiences with John Hemingway (Hemingway’s grandson) and Jenny Phillips (Perkin’s granddaughter). Continue reading “March 4: HPMEC to Host Papa’s Upland Bird Hunt”

Piggott Student Wins HPMEC Art Exhibition


PIGGOTT — Caleb Riddle, a senior at Piggott High School, is the winner of the 15th annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition. Winners were announced Feb. 4 at a reception at the Piggott City Market. Riddle’s winning piece is called Blue Man Staring.

Second place was Preparation by Bianca Thomas of Puxico (Mo.) High School. Third place was Radical Bruh by Jessie Martin of Bay High School. A number of honorable mentions were also awarded.

The annual juried art competition invites students within a 50-mile radius of Piggott to submit art for exhibition at the museum. This year, works were submitted by 11 school districts in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. The Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center of Piggott provided prizes for the competition. Continue reading “Piggott Student Wins HPMEC Art Exhibition”

HPMEC to Host Annual Short Story Contest


PIGGOTT – The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) is sponsoring its fourth annual short story contest.

All submissions are due to the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum no later than April 3, 2017. Winners will be notified by May 1.

This is a statewide competition open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in an Arkansas college or university, regardless of major. The only stipulations are the submitted material must be an unpublished fictional short story on any subject matter no more than 2,500 words in length. Winners will receive a free spot in June’s writers’ retreat and will be invited to give a public reading at the museum.

This year’s contest will be judged by Andrea Hollander, the author of four full-length poetry collections: Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Woman in the Painting; The Other Life; and House Without a Dreamer, which won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Continue reading “HPMEC to Host Annual Short Story Contest”