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Carnival, improved attendance mark 2014 event
New and Improved Clay County Fair a Hit (09/18/14)
Carnival, improved attendance mark 2014 event
Native American Day Draws Good Crowd (09/18/14)
Local museum hosts 11th annual event
Clay County Rodeo This Friday and Saturday (09/18/14)
Rodeo action set at fairgrounds arena in Piggott
Clay County Arts Council Fashion Show is Set (09/18/14)
CCAC making plans for major fundraiser
Run-Off Set in Piggott School Board Election (09/16/14)
Rahn and Roberts out-poll Sanders, run-off set for Oct. 7
Full Schedule for Saturday in Piggott (09/13/14)
Final day of fair, Native American Day to enjoy good weather
Former County Judge, State Rep., Travis Boyd Dead at Age 70 (09/11/14)
Knobel native later served as OEM coordinator
It's Clay County Fair Time (09/11/14)
Annual fair runs through Saturday, carnival open daily
Native American Day This Saturday (09/11/14)
Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum to mark 11th annual event on grounds of local museum
Three Candidates for Piggott School Board (09/11/14)
School election is Tuesday, Sept. 16, early voting underway
Rector Board Honors Turner, Celebrates Increased Enrollment (09/11/14)
Turner recognized for 23 years of service at board meeting
Rector campaign stop to be featured on CNN (09/04/14)
The highly contested U.S. Senate race between Tom Cotton and incumbent Mark Pryor which brought a CNN interview team to the Rector Labor Day Picnic, will be featured on the network between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer...
Good Crowds for Annual Rector Labor Day Picnic (09/04/14)
Weather cooperates, turnout good for full weekend of activities and events in Rector
Searchers Recover Body of Missing Man (09/04/14)
No foul play suspected in death of Greenway area man
Candidates Visit Rector Labor Day Picnic (09/04/14)
Senate race draws national attention
Native American Day Set at Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum (09/04/14)
Native American flute performance added for 11th annual event
Large Crowd Enjoys Ultimate Oldies Show (09/04/14)
Popular entertainers pack RCC in Labor Day Weekend performance
Search party locates body of missing man (08/31/14)
Local authorities and volunteers are searching for Johnny Wade Schmidt, who was reported by family as missing from his home near Greenway early Sunday morning. Schmidt, 68, was last seen Saturday night, and is believed to have left his home either late in the night or early morning...
Full Schedule For Rector's Labor Day Weekend (08/28/14)
Something for everyone as community marks annual celebration
CCAC Makes Donation in Support of SCCC (08/28/14)
Arts Council offer donation to frequent venue for events
Ultimate Oldies Show at Hand (08/28/14)
Popular performance a highlight of Labor Day weekend
Volunteers Come Together (08/28/14)
Neighbor 2 Neighbor works to improve Rector
Clay County Fair Plans Complete, Parade Entries Sought (08/28/14)
Annual fair set for Sept. 10 to 13, armbands on sale for carnival
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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible - with a circle drawn around the White House....
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