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What will you remember most about the winter of 2013-14?
 The impact of the winter weather on schools, business and such
 The impact the weather had on roads, bridges and infrastructure
 The high utility bills related to the bad weather
 Missing much more school than average, and its impact
 Thunder-snow, and other blizzard type conditions
 Not much
 All of the above

Top News Videos
Variety of activities for holiday weekend
Easter Celebrations Set for Coming Weekend (04/17/14)
Variety of activities for holiday weekend
CCAC Brings Unique Puppet Show to Rector (04/17/14)
Bits N' Pieces show to be staged at Rector Community Center thanks to CCAC
Works of Jared Vaughn Featured at Art Show (04/17/14)
Public invited to show Friday afternoon, April 18, at Piggott State Bank
Piggott School Board Meets (04/17/14)
Approve purchases of band uniforms, new computers
Moon Rock Exhibit Coming to MKPM (04/17/14)
Local museum to host display of moon rocks, meteorites
WATCH D.O.G.S. Program a Success at PES (04/17/14)
National program comes to local campus
FFA Auction Highlights Big Weekend in Piggott (04/10/14)
Good crowds on hand for annual events as weather cooperates
CCAC to Host Puppet Theater (04/10/14)
Two big shows set at Rector Community Center
Clay County Relay for Life Schedule Set (04/10/14)
Organizers announce dates for breakfast, survivor dinner and relay
PSB to Host Art Show by Jared Vaughn (04/10/14)
Show to feature works of popular artist in main lobby
Wiley-Jones to Read Memoir at HPMEC (04/10/14)
Local native returning for book reading at Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum
Big Weekend At Hand in Piggott Area (04/03/14)
Piggott FFA auction, city wide yard sale highlight events and activities for Saturday, April 5
Williams Seeks to Link Past and Future (04/03/14)
Rector Community Museum director attends state meeting
Basketball Legend Lemon Visits Clay County (04/03/14)
Meadowlark makes return visit, speaks at local churches
Rector Memorial Park A Treat for Residents (04/03/14)
Rector Nursing and Rehab residents enjoy access to nearby park as weather improves
PCH Participates in PHS Career Day (04/03/14)
Hospital staff share work information, experiences with students on medical careers.
Scurlocks Remain Active in NFB (04/03/14)
Organization seeks to educate public on blindness, and the needs of the blind
Events Scheduled in Downtown Piggott (03/27/14)
Band, gospel concerts to mark anniversary of bandstand
Gamblin Publishes First Book (03/27/14)
Volume designed as a reference tool
Health, Safety and Science Fair Draws Big Crowd (03/27/14)
Annual fair at PES continues to grow
Boyd Retires as OEM Coordinator (03/27/14)
Former Representative, County Judge, steps down
Rector FFA Students Excel (03/27/14)
Outstanding in shows and career development events
Annual Career Fair Held at PHS (03/27/14)
Full day of events, presentations held
National Headlines
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  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers
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  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
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