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Birthday Wishes for Mrs. Hickman
Posted Thursday, April 28, at 10:12 AM
1910-1919 Rector Vitascope or Rector Newsboy April 1912 Mrs. E.L. Hickman Last Saturday, April 13, 1912, was the 75th birthday of Mrs. E.L. Hickman and her children and friends, wishing to make the day one long to be remembered as it was the day that marked three quarters of century of a good and useful life, gathered at her home on East Side bringing baskets of good dinner, and besides this, many tokens of remembrance in honor of one who is esteemed and loved by all who know her. ...

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Province-Lynch Wedding Announced
Posted Thursday, April 14, at 10:00 AM

Introduction: Your writer would like to thank David Dale for his e-mail in March regarding our July 8, 2015, history column, detailing the "death by lightning" of his grandfather, Woodie H. Dale, in 1929. David mentioned that his father was Gerald Dale, who recently passed away in 2015. ...

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Denny Named All-District for Blackcats
Posted Thursday, March 24, at 9:17 AM

1950-1959 Clay County Democrat Editor, Neil Clark March 9, 1950 Don Denny Named On All-District Don Denny, Rector's smooth-working hook-shot artist, closed out his high school cage career in style last week when coaches and officials in the district basketball tournament named him to a position on the all-tournament team...

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Dissolution of School District
Posted Thursday, March 10, at 9:55 AM

1940-1949 Clay County Democrat Editor, Francis Murray March 19, 1942 NOTICE OF HEARING OF SCHOOL PETITIONS In the Matter of Dissolution of School Districts This is to notify the qualified electors of Ebenezer School District No. 24 of Clay County, Arkansas, that a petition purporting to be signed by a majority of the qualified electors of Ebenezer School District No. ...

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Pittman Runs for Mayor
Posted Thursday, February 25, at 9:53 AM

1930-1939 Clay County Democrat Editor, O.T. Ward February 13, 1936 PITTMAN TO RUN FOR CITY MAYOR HAS BEEN MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL FOR PAST TWO YEARS In this week's issue of the Democrat we are authorized to announce the candidacy of Grover Pittman for the office of mayor of the City of Rector, in the election to be held in April...

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King-Abney Nuptials Are Said
Posted Thursday, February 11, at 9:47 AM

Your writer received an e-mail in January from Sam Smith of Rector. He shared that he attended grade school at Heubner School during his first couple of years in school, 1947 and 1948 (the school then closed). He mentioned that his teacher there was Willene Gardner and that her obituary was recently in the Times-Democrat having died at the age of 94. I certainly appreciated learning the name of Ms. Gardner, as I did not know of her "history" or her role as a teacher at Heubner...

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News of Davis-Gogue Nuptials Reported
Posted Thursday, January 28, at 11:03 AM

1910-1919 Rector Vitascope Editor, Paul Jones January 1912 Robert Davis and Miss Polly Gogue were happily married at the home of Rev. W. S. Winstead, who spoke the words that made them husband and wife, January 18, 1912, at 3 o'clock. The bride and groom are among the best young people on Route No. Two and are both respected and esteemed for their many good qualities...

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Mrs. C.V. Barber Dead at Age 65
Posted Thursday, January 14, at 10:06 AM

1900-1909 The Campbell Citizen B.W. Overall and Son January 31, 1902 Mrs. C.V Barber was born February 14, 1836, and died January 24, 1902, age 65 years, 11 months, and 10 days. Mrs. Barber died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Huggins on Rose Hill here and carried to Rector, Arkansas, and interred in the Liberty Hill Cemetery...

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Mary's Chapel HDC Officers Elected
Posted Thursday, January 7, at 8:54 AM

Happy New Year to all of our readers as we enter the year 2016!! 1950-1959 Clay County Democrat Editor, J.R. Herrick Jan. 5, 1950 Mary's Chapel HDC Officers Elected The Mary's Chapel Home Demonstration Club met Wednesday, Dec. 21, for their annual all-day meeting and Christmas Party at the home of Margie Fish...

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Death of George W. Gordon Reported
Posted Wednesday, December 23, at 7:07 PM

1940-1949 Clay County Democrat Editor, Francis Murray December 1942 George W. Gordon Funeral Held Last Friday Afternoon George W. Gordon was born February 2, 1873, and died December 2, 1942, at the age of 69 years. He was born in Clay County and has lived in Rector for the last 35 years. For several years he was in business in Rector, retiring about 12 years ago...

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Bradsher-Waldron Wedding Reported
Posted Thursday, December 17, at 10:32 AM

1930-1939 Clay County Democrat Editor, O.T. Ward December 1934 BRADSHER-WALDRON A recent wedding of much interest to the people in and around Rector was that of Miss Freeda Bradsher and James A. Waldron. The marriage took place at Kennett, Mo. The Rev. Francis M. Lane, pastor of the Methodist church of that city, officiated...

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Lions Help at Christmas Time
Posted Thursday, December 10, at 11:26 AM

1920-1929 Clay County Independent Editor, Ben Daulton December 17, 1926 LIONS PLAN HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR NEEDY ONES OF RECTOR The Lions, at their regular bi-monthly luncheon held last Wednesday noon, endorsed a plan to have a Community Christmas Tree. The Club is cooperating with all the churches and civic organizations in Rector and no doubt the Community Christmas Tree will be a success...

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Berry and Davis to Wed in Memphis
Posted Monday, December 7, at 4:25 PM

1910-1919 Rector Vitascope Editor, C.M.B. Cox November 1912 BERRY-DAVIS The Vitascope editors are in receipt of an invitation to attend the marriage of Miss Ruby Caroline Davis, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Tinsley Davis, to Mr. Walter Mack Berry at the Court Avenue Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, November 5, 1912, at 8:30 o'clock in Memphis, Tennessee...

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Basketball Season of 1952 at Hand
Posted Thursday, November 19, at 10:24 AM

1950-1959 Clay County Democrat Editor, J.R. Herrick November 6, 1952 First Home Game of Basketball Sees Puxico Here Tuesday Night, Nov. 18 With school opening Monday, Coach Clyde Benson has announced his basketball schedule for the season, with the first game of the year at Advance, Mo., Friday night, Nov. 14...

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Death of Luther Hayes Reported
Posted Thursday, November 12, at 10:01 AM

1940-1949 Clay County Democrat Editor, Francis Murray November 1942 Luther Hayes Passed Away Last Saturday Luther Hayes was born in Williamson County, Ill., January 8, 1877, and departed this life November 14, 1942, at the age of 65. He professed faith in Christ in 1930 and lived a true Christian life...

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French-Cossey Nuptials Reported
Posted Thursday, October 29, at 10:17 AM

1930-1939 Clay County Democrat Editor, Francis Murray October 1939 FRENCH-COSSEY In a quiet ceremony performed Saturday night at eight o'clock, Miss Marguerite Cossey became the bride of Desimond French. Rev. G.G. Pixley, pastor of the Methodist church of Leonard, performed the ceremony. The only attendants were Van Beal, Clayburn French and Winnifred Pixley...

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Rector High Wins Another One!
Posted Thursday, October 15, at 11:07 AM

1920-1929 Clay County Independent Editor, Ben Daulton October 28, 1927 RECTOR HIGH SCHOOL WINS ANOTHER The fast football team of the Rector High School won a fast game from Hayti, Missouri, Friday, October 21, 1927, 19-0. This game was one of the best games played this season...

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Jeffress-McCrady Wedding Reported
Posted Thursday, October 8, at 10:42 AM

1910-1919 Rector Vitascope or Rector Newsboy October 1912 JEFFRESS-M'CRADY Joseph Jeffress and Miss Lela McCrady were married October 6th at the home of the parson, Rev. J.W. Cox, who officiated. They are both prominent young couple of Clay county and have a number of friends who wish for them happiness, joy and a life of prosperity...

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Local Students at State University
Posted Thursday, September 24, at 11:24 AM

1900-1909 Rector Vitascope Editor, Charles Cox September 28, 1907 News From All Sides Rector, Clay County Metropolis Ralph McNiel came in Thursday of last week and ordered The Vitascope sent to his address at Fayetteville where he goes to enter the State University for another year. Besides Ralph, there are several others from here -- Miss Montie Thurston, Henry Thurston, Finis Liddell, Maude Outlaw, Geo. Weigart, Jesse and Landon Whetstone...

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Remembering Ray's Radio and Television Service
Posted Thursday, September 17, at 11:25 AM

1950-1959 Clay County Democrat Editor, J.R.Herrick September 17, 1953 I know that many of our older readers from Rector will remember Harry Ray Fryman, the radio and TV repairman who opened his shop in the later 1940's. Your writer remembers his repair shop on Third Street (I don't know when he moved from Ballard Street). ...

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