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Death of Anna Young is Reported
Posted Thursday, March 26, at 9:34 AM
1900-1909 March 1907 OBITUARY Anna Young, wife of Crockett Young, born Jan. 30, 1874 and died March 12, 1907, age 33 years 1 month and 13 days. Sister Young was taken very bad with pneumonia and only lived a few days. She professed a hope in Christ and joined the M.P. church at Pleasant Grove in the year 1893, of which she has lived a faithful member ever since, and died in triumph of a living faith...

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Rector Home Demonstration Club Meets
Posted Thursday, March 12, at 10:23 AM

1950-1959 Clay County Democrat Editor, J.R. Herrick Mrs. Lawrence Elsass Has Rector H.D. Club The Rector Home Demonstration Club met on March 14 at the home of Mrs. Lawrence Elsass with Mrs. Jack Hurst as co-hostess. Twenty-four members, two guests, Mrs. Fuson Crowson and Mrs. M. Cucheran of Michigan, and six children enjoyed the luncheon which was served at the noon hour...

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FFA Father and Son Banquet Held
Posted Thursday, March 5, at 2:39 PM

1940-1949 Clay County Democrat Editor, Horace C. Anderson March 27, 1947 Future Farmers Of America Honor Fathers The Rector Chapter of Future Farmers of America had its annual Father and Son banquet at 6:30 Thursday evening at the American Legion Hut. About 125 persons attended the annual event...

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Rector Commercial Club Elects Officers
Posted Thursday, February 26, at 10:00 AM

1930-1939 Clay County Democrat Editor, O.T. Ward Feb. 10, 1938 Commercial Club Held Election Of Officers Tuesday E.F. Kennedy is President; And V.E. Upton Named Secretary-Treasurer The Rector Commercial Club held its annual meeting for the election of officers on Tuesday night of this week, and elected the following officers: Prof. E.F. Kennedy, president, and O.T. Ward, vice-president; V.E. Upton, secretary-treasurer...

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Reporting the Death of Grace Lane
Posted Monday, February 23, at 2:16 PM

As your writer begins our February history column, I am reminded that life on this earth is often taken for granted. I will certainly miss my conversations with Ryan Rogers, as I always e-mailed my column to him. The politeness with which he addressed everyone is very rarely seen anymore. Ryan was a genuine person who was truly interested in what someone had to say to him, and I always enjoyed visiting with him when I was in Rector. He will be missed!...

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More on the Death of Mrs. Mary Blanch Qualls Bickers
Posted Thursday, February 5, at 11:49 AM

1910-1919 This week's history column is a continuation of last week's discussion of the death of Mrs. Mary Blanch Qualls Bickers and the Resolution of Respect written to honor her. Last week, your writer shared information regarding the several Fraternal Organizations that were plentiful in the earlier days. Let me now share a little history about Mrs. Bickers and her family...

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Tribute of Respect From Ladies of The Maccabees
Posted Thursday, January 29, at 10:12 AM

"Rector Vitascope" Editor, C.M.B. Cox January, 1910 Tribute Of Respect From Ladies Of The Maccabees Mrs. Blanche Bickers was an honored member of the Hollister Hive, No. 16, and, for several successive terms had been record keeper of our order, and was true and faithful to the trust reposed in her. ...

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Changes for Downtown Rector Businesses
Posted Thursday, January 22, at 9:36 AM

"Pilgrim's Progress" Editor, J.W. Dellison January, 1900 This is a newspaper article (ad) written in January, 1900, by George H. Hardin. "Numerous changes are occurring since the first in business circles. First the dissolution of Messrs. Harding & West. ...

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Death of Mrs. Hust is Reported
Posted Wednesday, December 31, at 9:57 AM

"Clay County Democrat" Editor, J.R. Herrick December, 1950 Death Takes Mrs. Hust Mrs. Mary Evaline Hust died at her home in Rector in December 17th. She was 87-years-old, having been born Mary Evaline Carbow in Jackson County, Arkansas, on May 7th, 1867...

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The Passing of Harriet Lynch Reported
Posted Thursday, December 18, at 10:36 AM

"Clay County Democrat" Editor, Francis Murray December, 1942 Mrs. Harriet A. Lynch Died Last Wednesday Mrs. Harriet A. Lynch was born June 1, 1865 in Illinois and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Flora Province in Jonesboro, December 23, 1942...

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RHS Alumni Group is Formed
Posted Thursday, December 11, at 11:10 AM

Your writer is very happy to report that the Historic sign in front of the Scatterville Cemetery has been touched up by J.D. Crews of Rector. Jimmy Don shared news of his work with me, on one of my trips down to Rector in November. Thanks so much for your immediate response to my plea for help in our history column, J. D. Now, if we can drum up more support for saving the historic Unterberger and Rexall Drug Store buildings downtown!...

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Shortened Session Prompts Student Alarm at RHS
Posted Wednesday, November 26, at 9:17 AM

"Rector Post" Editor, Harry H. James November, 1922 Rector High School Rector, Arkansas, November 6, 1922. TO THE PATRONS OF THE RECTOR HIGH SCHOOL: In view of the fact that the Board of Education of Rector has announced that this session will continue only eight months and in view of the fact that the Rector High School can not maintain the high standing it has won among the colleges of the State and at the State University unless the schools continue for a term of nine months, we, the undersigned members of the Senior Class of the Rector High School invite and urge all patrons of the Rector High School to meet us in the auditorium of the Rector High School at 3 o'clock on the afternoon of Thursday, November 9th, for the purpose of devising ways and means of extending the session so that we will have a full nine months' term. ...

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South East News Items Shared
Posted Thursday, November 13, at 8:53 AM

"Rector Vitascope" Editor, C. M. B. Cox November 2, 1912 South East Items Several from this neighborhood attended the Baptist association last week. Among those that went were Rev. G. R. Tyler and Mt. and Mrs. F. J. Teague. J. H. Snowden and family moved to their new home Monday...

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Double Wedding Held at Blue Cane
Posted Thursday, November 6, at 10:56 AM

Your writer would like to share with our readers that most of our rural cemeteries are being well kept up at this time! I would like to share that the Historical Marker at the Scatterville Cemetery is hard to read. Mrs. Randleman would not be happy about that! Hopefully, interested parties will look in to what needs to be done to correct the disrepair...

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Death of Mollie McCoy Reported
Posted Thursday, October 30, at 10:31 AM

"Clay County Democrat" Editor, J. R. Herrick October, 1951 Obituary of Mollie McCoy Mrs. Mollie McCoy, born near Rector, February 2, 1872, passed away at her home in Rector October 31, 1951. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ola Wooten, Mrs. Eva Gogue and one grand-daughter, Berna Nell Gogue. She professed faith in Christ at an early age...

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Mrs. Ida Wilcher Dies in Michigan
Posted Thursday, October 16, at 10:26 AM

"Clay County Democrat" Editor, Horace C. Anderson October, 1947 Mrs. Ida Wilcher, 66, Dies at Home of Son In Michigan Funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. Elmo Thomason at the Fourth Street Methodist Church in Rector, for Mrs. Ida Wilcher, who departed this life on October 16, at the home of her son, in Flint, Mich. ...

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Reports of a Girl Scout Get Together
Posted Thursday, October 9, at 12:48 PM

Your writer would like to thank Marvin Gatewood for calling me regarding our 1st history column of September. I wrote an editorial concerning the possible destruction of 2 of Rector's historical 2-story buildings on the west side of Main Street. Marvin is also a proponent of Restoration of Rector's Downtown buildings! Hopefully, Marvin and Jane can get support and ideas from many other folks on preserving our Downtown!!...

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McNiel Birthday is Reported
Posted Thursday, September 25, at 9:54 AM

"Clay County Independent" Editor, Ben Daulton September 10, 1926 J. Edward McNiel Entertains Mrs. Sidney B, McNiel entertained at her home Wednesday afternoon from three to five in honor of J. Edward's seventh birthday. The hours were spent playing games and a refreshment were served...

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Anna Wiley Blackshare Dead at 28
Posted Thursday, September 18, at 10:09 AM

"Rector Vitascope" Editor, Paul Jones September, 1914 Mrs. Annie Wiley Blackshare, born March 13th, 1886 near Liberty Hill church, departed this life at Estelene, Tex., being 28 years, 6 mos. and 12 days old. She was married to Ezra Blackshare in 1pril 1903 and of this union six children were born, three of whom died in infancy and three, Jewel, Ogburn and Murrell still live. ...

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Saddened by the News
Posted Wednesday, September 17, at 9:11 AM

On my recent trip home for Labor Day, I was told that the Historic M. A Daniel Drug Store building and the Historic Sig Unterberger building, just to the south (on Main Street), were going to be torn down soon!! My "heart is breaking" at this news. What will it take to save and make these 100 year old buildings "stable" again??...

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