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Male beauty pageant Friday evening kicks-off activities
Annual Car Show Set to Roll in Piggott (05/19/16)
Male beauty pageant Friday evening kicks-off activities
CCAC Announces Honorees (05/19/16)
Celebration of the Arts to honor local couples
Graduation Day Arrives (05/19/16)
Classes of 2016 hold commencement exercises
Piggott Board Approves Compromise Plan (05/19/16)
Opt out of turf project for Parker Field, proceed with track construction
Results Good for Letter Carriers Food Drive (05/19/16)
Local collection nets nearly two tons of donations
FCCLA Donkey Basketball a Big Success (05/19/16)
Event packs PHS middle gym with excited fans
Commencement Set for Piggott High School (05/11/16)
Graduation set for 77 members of the class of 2016
Rector High School Holds Graduation (05/11/16)
Commencement held for class of 2016
School Boards Meet (05/11/16)
Piggott board sets public meeting on million dollar football field project
Postal Food Drive is Saturday (05/11/16)
Letter carriers picking up food items in most locations
MHS Set for Graduation (05/11/16)
Class of 2016 set to graduate
Graduation Set for Rector High School (05/05/16)
Commencement set for Sunday for class of 2016
DHS Collecting Items for Foster Kids (05/05/16)
Donations of "basic needs" items being collected throughout May
Rector Council Discuss Repaving, Rescue Task Force at Meeting (05/05/16)
Fire department purchases truck for tanker conversion
Holes in Greenway Prompts Lawsuit (05/05/16)
Excavating stopped after temporary injunction was issued
Planting Season in Full Swing (05/05/16)
Weather cooperates with farming efforts
Vangilder Set to Retire From Extension Office (04/28/16)
After 35 years will begin new career as agronomist
Piggott Council Meets (04/28/16)
Alderman address a variety of issues at monthly gahering
Charlie Crow Guest Speaker at History Luncheon (04/28/16)
Former Rector resident shares growing up in the 50s
Are You a Face in This Crowd? (04/28/16)
Organizers of upcoming celebration seek info on photo
RDC Hosts Business Seminar (04/28/16)
MainStreet Arkansas consultant speaks
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