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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
 All of the above

Top News Videos
Variety of activities for holiday weekend
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
Boyd Retires as OEM Coordinator (03/27/14)
Former Representative, County Judge, steps down
Rector FFA Students Excel (03/27/14)
Outstanding in shows and career development events
Annual Career Fair Held at PHS (03/27/14)
Full day of events, presentations held
National Headlines
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    HONOLULU (AP) -- Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen....
  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
    NANJING, China (AP) -- Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound....
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
    PERTH, Australia (AP) -- From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on....
  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found....
  • Sub search for missing jet two-thirds complete
    PERTH, Australia (AP) -- As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires burst on takeoff....
  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'
    JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing....
  • John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium....
  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security
    BOSTON (AP) -- For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race....
  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests....
  • Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform
    HAVANA (AP) -- The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb....
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