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Proceeds from 2014 event to benefit PES student Dayton Gilkison
Accident claims life of Rector man (10/01/14)
A tragic accident has claimed the life of a Rector man early Tuesday morning, according to a report issued by the Arkansas State Police. Adam Wheeler, 25, was killed following a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by Andrew Paul Mross of Paragould. ...
Rickman/Brown Memorial 5K at Hand (09/25/14)
Proceeds from 2014 event to benefit PES student Dayton Gilkison
Unique Program Offered at RES (09/25/14)
Rachel's Challenge promotes compassion and caring
Ticket Deadline Nears for Chamber Banquet (09/25/14)
Annual Piggott Chamber of Commerce banquet set for Oct. 14
Trail Elected to Rector School Board (09/25/14)
Local attorney unopposed for vacant seat
PES Hosting Annual Fall Festival (09/25/14)
Popular event set for Friday, Sept. 26
New Extension Agent for Western District (09/25/14)
Newest staff member to work out of Corning office
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
National Headlines
  • New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West....
  • Senior Republican wants Secret Service chief out
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Republican lawmaker called for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, and a senior Democrat said he is not comfortable with her leading the agency, as support for Pierson eroded Wednesday in the wake of her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in....
  • Obama, Netanyahu: Great challenges in Middle East
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with the U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities....
  • Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned they will step up their actions if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday, possibly occupying several important government buildings....
  • Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked....
  • Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients
    FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) -- The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go....
  • 5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Burned by the stock-market crash during the financial crisis, investors have poured a trillion dollars into bond funds in the past six years. They like the interest payments that bonds throw off, and that their prices barely move day to day....
  • Why the bond market is more fragile than you think
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A bottleneck is building in the global market for bonds....
  • Team seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patient
    DALLAS (AP) -- A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting agency said Wednesday....
  • High court weighs same-sex marriage cases
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now....
Strange Headlines
  • Correction: Buffalo Silos-Beer Ad story
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based Labatt Breweries....
  • New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding
    TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding....
  • Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
    BEIJING (AP) -- The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks....
  • Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember
    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog - and lasers....
  • FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked - but at least you can get your money back....
  • Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors....
  • Jail escape in Washington not detected for 2 days
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- An inmate's escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man's defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn't be found....
  • Police nab suspect after he's invited into home
    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal....
  • Falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses....
  • Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest....
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