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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
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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Choosing Miss Rector of 1957
Posted Thursday, August 28, at 9:15 AM

"Clay County Democrat" Editor, Wendell Crow August, 1957 31 Beauties Registered For Contest By noon Wednesday, 31 girls had been registered for the "Miss Rector of 1957" contest. The beauty contest, which is one of the main attractions of the Labor Day Picnic, will be at 7 o'clock on the stage...

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Vincent Family Reunion is Held
Posted Thursday, July 31, at 8:52 AM

"Clay County Independent" Editor, Ben Daulton July 30, 1926 Vincent Reunion On last Saturday, July 24th, J. R. Vincent represented the oldest son of S. B. Vincent, who was one of the early settlers of Clay County having lived here when Rector and the surrounding country was a famous hunting ground. ...

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Alexander and Staten Wed in Piggott
Posted Thursday, July 10, at 9:20 AM

"Rector Vitascope" Editor, C. M. B. Cox July 9, 1914 Alexander--Staten The secret leaked out Tuesday eve that A. M. Alexander ("Lon") and Miss Anna Staten drove to Piggott Sunday eve July 5, 1914, in John Q. Utley's car and that there they were happily married, Rev. A. Yates, pastor of the Presbyterian church of that city officiating...

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Class Officers Reported for 1953
Posted Thursday, July 3, at 8:58 AM

I would like to thank Mrs. Patty Sue Ahlf Mitchell for sending me copies of two photos of two teams that participated in sports at Rector High School in the late 1920's. Her father, Chester "Checko" Ahlf, was on the 1927 Clay County Football Champions team. ...

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Southeast Rector Revisited
Posted Thursday, June 12, at 9:53 AM

"Clay County Democrat" Editor, O.T. Ward June 7, 1934 Southeast Rector Mr. Clyde Robertson and family returned to their home at Benton, Ill., last Sunday after spending a few days here with his mother, Mrs. Gertie Brasher and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Howe, also of that place accompanied them here, where they visited old friends of Rector...

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Holiday Closings Noted
Posted Thursday, June 5, at 9:26 AM

I would like to thank Mrs. Ruby Burdin Maddox for bringing, to the Rector Library, a school photo taken at Vincent School c. 1942 or 1943. The teacher was Miss Eunice Wright. Some of the students pictured were Louise Williamson, Ottie Shockley, Glenda Masterson, Donald Eason, Virginia Webb and Eulas Gunn. This picture will be added to the Library's collection of Rector area school pictures. Thanks Ruby for sharing Rector area history with us...

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Accident Hits Wedding Party
Posted Thursday, May 29, at 9:42 AM

1910-1919 May 15, 1912 Accident To Wedding Party Mr. "Chick" Delaney and Miss Stella Wood were married at Piggott last Wednesday. Mr. Claude Wood and Miss Jewel Livesy accompanied them on the round trip from Rector. Returning home, they had a wreck at Joe Watson's. The surrey ran off a bluff on the side of the road and was capsized. Fortunately no one was hurt, but the wedding party was be-muddied a sight...

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Obituary of Eliza Parks
Posted Friday, May 23, at 10:49 AM

1900-1909 May 1908 Rector Vitascope or Rector Newsboy Obituary Of Eliza Parks Eliza Phillips was born near Charleston, South Carolina, July 14, 1831. Her mother dying soon after, she was carried by her sister to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she lived until womanhood...

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Guard Activation Sets Record
Posted Thursday, May 8, at 9:09 AM

I need to make a big correction regarding graduation pictures mentioned in the introduction to the first news item for April, dated April 9, 2014. The dates that I listed are the years that we have a picture at the Rector Library. So, here are the dates for the years for which we still need copies: 1917-1919; 1921-1926, 1928-1929; 1930, 1933-1934, 1936; 1941-1942, 1945, and 1947-1949. We would certainly appreciate receiving copies of any of these Rector High School graduating classes!...

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Cranford-Marlar Nuptials Reported
Posted Wednesday, April 30, at 2:44 PM

"Clay County Democrat" Editor, Niel Clark April, 1949 Cranford -- Marlar Vows Exchanged in Fourth St. Methodist Sunday Afternoon The wedding of Miss Jewell Dean Marlar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Marlar of this city, and Robert D. Cranford, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Cranford of Bald Knob, was solemnized at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Fourth Street Methodist Church...

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New Mail Service For Rector
Posted Thursday, April 17, at 10:16 AM

"Clay County Democrat" Editor, Francis Murray April 7, 1938 New Mail Service In Rector Gives Complete Satisfaction A check up by the postmistress on the results of the new mail service recently establish between Rector and Knobel and the following results are announced...

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