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As fall approaches which of these choices of football games do you prefer?
 High School or even Junior High
 Elite High School teams
 Any level college team
 Upper Level college teams
 Any professional game, including arena football, CFL and such
 The National Football League
 Don't care about football

Top News Videos
Full county-wide rundown of upcoming municipal election
Municipal Filing Complete for 2014 (08/21/14)
Full county-wide rundown of upcoming municipal election
Longtime Rector Residents Named Grand Marshals (08/21/14)
Couple have been attending Labor Day Picnic since the 1940's
Special Singing to Benefit Food Pantry (08/21/14)
Bobby Richardson slated as guest performer
Familiar Face Absent From Rector Elementary School (08/21/14)
Manning enjoying the benefits of her retirement
Armband Sales Continue for Clay County Fair Carnival (08/21/14)
Fair to feature Crescent City Amusements
Municipal Filing Deadline Passes (08/14/14)
Ballot set for fall, contested races develop
Cagle Shines at State Pageant (08/14/14)
Chosen as Ms. Senior Arkansas, set to represent state
Coyle, French Complete Long Careers at PES (08/14/14)
Long time local teachers combined for a total of 67 productive years in the classroom
Ultimate Oldies Coming to Rector (08/14/14)
Popular performance to be part of Labor Day festivities
HPMEC to Host Lost Generation Dinner (08/14/14)
Event to benefit museum's educational efforts
84th Annual Greenway Picnic a Success (08/07/14)
Erica Cluck crowned Miss Greenway for 2014
New Truck for Greenway FD (08/07/14)
New unit on display at annual picnic
Roofe Seeks Rector Mayor Post (08/07/14)
Municipal filing period continues
Carnival Coming to Clay County Fair (08/07/14)
Armband sales underway as carnival scheduled for annual fair
Plans Continue for Rector Labor Day Events (08/07/14)
Pre-registration for 5K underway, pageant schedule announced
Minis Takes the States Tour Visits Clay County (08/07/14)
Coast-to-coast Mini tour travels through region en route to Boston
Mini Takes the States Tour Visits Region (08/04/14)
Over 1,000 Mini's passing through en route to Boston
Summer Storm Pounds Area (07/31/14)
Wind damage widespread from late-July system
Annual Greenway Picnic is Set (07/31/14)
1953 GHS Tiger basketball team honored
Municipal Filing Period Continues (07/31/14)
Candidates continue to file for local positions
Tax Free Weekend at Hand in Arkansas (07/31/14)
State and local taxes exempt on back-to-school items
EBC Hosting Puppet Show (07/31/14)
Solid Rock Puppet Ministry to perform at local church
National Headlines
  • IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France
    PARIS (AP) -- Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister....
  • Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi
    DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said....
  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours....
  • 3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe....
  • California beach town sees flooding from hurricane
    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast....
  • Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report
    ROTHERHAM, England (AP) -- Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham....
  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday....
  • AP source: American militant said killed in Syria
    NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) -- An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday....
  • Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting....
  • Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers....
Strange Headlines
  • Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather....
  • Crested Butte to be Bud Light's 'Whatever' town
    DENVER (AP) -- Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign....
  • Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help....
  • New York meat truck driver charged in stinky spill
    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) -- State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill....
  • Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin
    FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) -- The person who broke into an off-the-grid cabin in remote western Maine didn't get away with money, jewelry or other valuables. Police say the thief took a pair of bear heads....
  • Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program....
  • Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster
    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster....
  • Colorado marshal can't adjust to high altitude
    NEDERLAND, Colo. (AP) -- Nederland, Colorado's town marshal says he is resigning after just six months because he can't adjust to the altitude....
  • Moose shows up at German office canteen
    BERLIN (AP) -- Maybe he got hungry?...
  • Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota
    VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) -- The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup....