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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Today's Reason: The Gosnell Cotton Festival (08/19/14)
"101 Reasons to Feel Good about Where we Live" is a year-long celebration of the many good things in our community.
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Community News
A new school year officially got underway Monday, with students in the Blytheville, Gosnell and Armorel school districts all heading back to school.
Marshall ends scrimmage with bang (08/16/14)
FAYETTEVILLE - On his 20th birthday, Arkansas sophomore running back Korliss Marshall of Osceola not only took the cake but took first-team time away from backup quarterback Austin Allen closing the Razorbacks' open scrimmage Saturday attended by an estimated 3,500 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium...
Chicks to hold meet and greet (08/13/14)
The Blytheville Athletic Department is hosting a meet and greet for athletes, coaches and parents at 6 p.m. Monday at Chickasaw Gym. Athletes, parents and all members of the community are encouraged to attend and meet the coaches and staffs of the Blytheville athletic department...
Tales from another first day of school
One of my favorite first-day-of-school traditions in the Weld family is the annual photo, taken every year in front of the same little hibiscus tree in our front yard.
Under the Weather, Over the Moon
I've had a bit of a cold this week, and as a result, I'm having trouble staying focused on just one topic. In an attempt to quell some of the out-of-sorts energy bouncing around inside my head I'm going to cover a number of things in this week's column.
It's time for an intelligent dialogue about mental illness
I was already researching this column when Andy Weld's column about Robin Williams was published last week. I usually try very hard not to write on topics that have recently been covered. This time, I just felt it was too important to let it go.
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