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Do you still include fireworks as part of your Fourth of July celebration?
 No, never have
 Enjoy the public displays
 May pick up a few, not a big deal
 It's a tradition I intend to continue
 Wouldn't have the holiday without them
 No opinion

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As Piggott prepares for Fourth of July, Marmaduke to hold celebration this weekend
Independence Day Celebrations Scheduled (06/23/16)
As Piggott prepares for Fourth of July, Marmaduke to hold celebration this weekend
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JPs hold regular meeting at Corning
Large Crowd Enjoys Movies in the Park Finale (06/23/16)
Rector Downtown Park site for popular summer series
Howell Honored With Musical Celebration (06/23/16)
Day of music and fun held to honor Judge Gary Howell
McDowell Draws Pride From Serving His Community (06/23/16)
Looks back on 27 years as volunteer firefighter
Colemans Named Clay County Farm Family of the Year (06/16/16)
Corning area family named to honor for 2016
Ride the Fault Line Tour Visits Area (06/16/16)
Regional bike tour makes stops in Piggott, Rector and Marmaduke on Monday
Retirement Celebration Set for Judge Gary Howell (06/16/16)
Activities Saturday on the square in Piggott
School Boards Lay Groundwork for Coming Year (06/16/16)
Piggott board okays turf and track project, Rector board to make offer on purchase of armory
Specking Continues to Overcome Obstacles (06/16/16)
Marmaduke man active in Watchdog program
Celebration honors longtime supporters (06/09/16)
It was a great night for the community. It was a fabulous evening for the arts. The Clay County Arts Council's celebration honoring Larry and Cathy Norred and Richard and Shirley Simmons was spectacular. From the moment guests arrived at the Rector Community Center on Saturday night, June 4, they began to admire the items offered for silent auction while greeting friends and neighbors. ...
Leasing of National Guard armory discussed at Rector council meeting (06/09/16)
The Rector City Council discussed leasing the former National Guard armory, hiring a surveyor to conduct an LMI/census survey and approved a new flood plain ordinance during Monday's monthly meeting. Glen Sain Motors owner Danny Ford addressed the council on behalf of the local school's potential use of the armory...
Friends of Rector Library project (06/09/16)
Rector's library is the heart, soul and cornerstone of the community -- a place to read, think, browse and dream. The social center and lifeblood of the community, library books take you anywhere, explore any idea and help a person learn every type of new thing. It's the only place where you can explore the world without leaving home...
Area Farmers busy as summer nears (06/09/16)
The Clay County area has been plagued with rain over the past month, but crops are not suffering at this point and the sunny weather is right in time for the wheat harvest, said Clay County Extension agent Stewart Runsick. The rain has caused some farmers to be a little behind applying fertilizers and herbicides needed, but Runsick expects farmers in all areas to be picking up the pace and everything should be back on schedule by the end of the week. ...
Shafer named Rector postmaster (06/09/16)
Stacy Shafer was hired at the beginning of May to take over as the new postmaster at Rector. Shafer works in Rector through the week and travels home to Palestine on the weekends to be with his family. However, Shafer said in the future he may permanently relocate to Rector...
Memorial Day observed in East Clay County (06/02/16)
Piggott The 2016 Memorial Day observance was held Sunday, May 29, at the Piggott Cemetery. The annual business meeting, and election of board members, was also conducted for the Piggott Cemetery Association. Fred Ort, who was recently elected to fill out an unexpired term on the board, opened the meeting with a word of welcome to those on hand, and then introduced Shawn Parker, who provided the opening prayer...
Celebration of the Arts set at Rector Saturday (06/02/16)
The annual Clay County Arts Council's Celebration of the arts opens the evening on Saturday, June 4, with a buffet dinner catered by Traveling Wisk. In addition to honoring Larry and Cathy Norred of Piggott and Richard and Shirley Simmons of Rector, the Arts Council board will introduce the 2016 scholarship winners: Cody Christensen and Megan Johnson...
CCAC honorees of Celebration of the Arts (06/02/16)
Cultivating an extended family and supporting Northeast Arkansas and its communities with a salute to all forms of the arts, Richard and Shirley Simmons reflect the mission of Clay County Arts Council. Support for the arts in Clay County and philanthropic endeavors through community service are fundamental parts of the Simmons' family life...
Rector Downtown Central Plans Second Movie in the Park: The Minions (06/02/16)
Go Bananas with The Minions, the second Movie in the Park will be hosted by Rector Downtown Central on Monday, June 6 at the downtown park in Rector. Festivities will begin at 6:45 p.m. with a photo booth, an inflatable slide, face painting and more. Minion walking balloons will be available for purchase before the event...
Rector street projects approved by AHTD (06/02/16)
The Arkansas Highway Commission approved bids on several improvement projects to roadways in both Clay and Randolph counties on May 25, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials. Among the projects given approval were improvements to several streets in Rector, including Donna Street, Woodland Heights Drive, Cagle Street, Donaldson Street along with Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and 13th streets...
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