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What's your favorite Christmas-time specialty food?
 Christmas cookies
 Seasonal candies of all types
 Fudge and your chocolate-covered varieties
 Peanut brittle
 Divinity
 Ham or other meat item
 Other baked items (breads, rolls, etc.)
 All of the above

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Aldermen end months of deliberation on water system upgrades/repair
Water Tower Paint Project Approved by Rector Council (12/08/16)
Aldermen end months of deliberation on water system upgrades/repair
Piggott Christmas Fest Set for Saturday (12/08/16)
Celebration set for 2 to 5 p.m. with annual parade to follow
DHS Seeks Help For Kids at Christmas (12/08/16)
Volunteers sought to help make a brighter holiday season for those less fortunate
Rector LEGO Team Competes at Regionals (12/08/16)
Earns trip to state competition
Piggott Council Talks Budget, Approves Rate Increase (12/01/16)
New trash pickup rates go into effect Jan. 1
Rector Chamber Lighting Contest Set, Parade at Hand (12/01/16)
RHS junior high football team named Grand Marshals
DCFS Seeks Volunteers to Help Kids, Families (12/01/16)
Not just a holiday effort, support needed all year
CCAC Call for Auditions (12/01/16)
Actors and crew needed for "Night of Chocolate" production
Piggott Christmas Fest is Dec. 10 (12/01/16)
Annual parade caps day as event moves to Saturday
Christmas Season at Hand (11/24/16)
DHS collection effort set, Rector Christmas Parade and Piggott Christmas Fest
QC Approves Budget, Rate Increase at Meeting (11/24/16)
Trash pick-up rates to go up Jan. 1
Rector City Council Tables Water System Improvements (11/24/16)
Cost, financing issues reviewed at special meeting
RCC Craft Show a Success (11/24/16)
Fundraiser for center draws good crowd of vendors, shoppers
Piggott Native Kim Eskew Named CEO of Harps (11/24/16)
PHS grad promoted on retirement of Collins
Veterans Day Observed (11/17/16)
Wreath ceremony held at county veterans memorial
Rector Community Center Hosting Craft Fair (11/17/16)
Annual fundraiser set for Saturday, public encouraged to attend
School Boards Cover Variety of Issues (11/17/16)
Rector board enjoys Lego team demonstration, Piggott board considers Parker Field project
CCAC Announces December Events (11/17/16)
Appreciation event, audition call scheduled
Local Veteran Attends 5th Marine Reunion (11/17/16)
Jones attends gathering of combat veterans in Texas
Turnout Heavy for General Election (11/10/16)
Unofficial results for Clay County announced
Piggott Veteran Served as a Witness to History (11/10/16)
Jones reflects on long career with Marines, annual observance previewed
PHS Marching Mohawks Second in State Competition (11/10/16)
Pride of Clay County ends successful marching season
HHF Donation Provides ULockit Devices (11/10/16)
Rector student safety increased due to new effort
Dr. Sheridan Celebrates 70th Birthday (11/10/16)
Long-time local physician honored on birthday at PCH
National Headlines
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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats beat a tactical retreat and promised to continue their fight next year for months-long health care benefits for retired miners....
  • Post-election, Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware....
  • John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space....
  • Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. He slammed Hillary Clinton for receiving speaking fees from the bank....
  • Trump jovially rejoins campaign trail, tosses hat to a fan
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Appearing jovial and relaxed, Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, enthusiastically prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday's Senate runoff election and protect the party's 52-48 margin in Washington....
  • Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online....
  • It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war....
  • Obama orders review of election-season hacking
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday....
  • Syrian forces squeeze Aleppo, bring new wave of evacuations
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of men who have disappeared and are feared to have been seized by the government....
  • Conspiracy theorists: 'Pizzagate' shooting just a false flag
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- For conspiracy theorists, the bizarre rumors of "pizzagate" didn't end when a man brought a gun to a Washington restaurant this week in a misguided attempt to rescue nonexistent child sex slaves. Instead, the shooting sparked discussion that the conspiracy runs deeper....
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