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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
 Other
 All of the above

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Plenty of activities on tap for holiday weekend
Easter Weekend Marked With Full Schedule (04/23/14)
Plenty of activities on tap for holiday weekend
RES Students Accept the DARE Challenge (04/23/14)
Sixth graders celebrate completion of program
Piggott Community Hospital Receives Quality Award (04/23/14)
AFMC program recognizes excellence in health care
One-Of-A-Kind Performance at RCC (04/23/14)
Unique puppet showed staged at RCC thanks to CCAC
Local Art Show Features Jared Vaughn (04/23/14)
Piggott State Bank hosts showing of artist's works
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
National Headlines
  • Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute
    TOKYO (AP) -- Standing next to Japan's leader, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully....
  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'
    TOKYO (AP) -- Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine....
  • Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea....
  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration....
  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech....
  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations....
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait
    JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon....
  • Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case
    MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) -- Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out....
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law
    ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) -- Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances....
  • Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind
    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008....
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