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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
The Courier News is adjusting its publication schedule because of the upcoming holidays.

For the weeks of Dec. 22 and Dec. 29, newspapers will be published and delivered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

There will be no newspaper on Thursday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) or Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 (New Year's Day). The CN office will also be closed both days.

This week's Poll
What is your favorite holiday treat?
 Candy canes
 Gingerbread cookies
 Sugar cookies
 Ribbon candy
 Chocolate-covered pretzels
 Peanut brittle
 Hot cocoa

Community News
The Blytheville Christmas Parade was held Friday night, with dozens of floats and other entries making their way down Main Street. Farmers Bank & Trust won top honors for commercial float, and the Burdette Fire Department was the winner in the...
Tigers repeat as Senath tourney champions (12/19/14)
SENATH -- The Armorel Tigers are back-to-back Senath-Hornersville Christmas Tournament champions, after defeating Delta C-7, Friday night, 51-46. Nash Winters had a big night for the Tigers, scoring 24 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. He was 6 of 8 at the line, including 5 of 6 in the fourth quarter as Armorel held off Delta...
Lady Tigers fall to Tuckerman at FedEx Forum (12/19/14)
MEMPHIS -- While the end result on the scoreboard wasn't what the Armorel Lady Tigers were looking for, they had an experience that they'll likely never forget. Friday, the Lady Tigers had an opportunity to play in an NBA arena, squaring off with Tuckerman at the FedEx Forum, which is home to the Memphis Grizzlies...
Chicks top Seminoles; Prude's 32 not enough for Lady Chickasaws (12/19/14)
OSCEOLA -- Blytheville built a 15-point first half lead and withstood a furious fourth quarter rally by Osceola to claim an 81-75 non-conference win over the Seminoles Thursday. The Chickasaws held a 14-12 lead after a pair of free throws by the Seminoles Tevin James with 2:34 to play in the first quarter. But Blytheville would score the final eight points of the period to take a 22-12 lead after one quarter...
This is all very scientific ...
So I took a highly technical poll from a large selection of the area's population, and came up with the definitive ranking of best Christmas songs.
While visions of iPads dance in their heads
It's Santa letter time again at the Courier News. Saturday is the day when we will publish our annual special section containing letters to Santa Claus written by local children.
The things we'll never unknow
A few weeks ago, this year's BLI class toured the local schools. As we walked through the Blytheville Primary School, one of my classmates made a remark about how being an adult is so much different than she thought it would be when she was running around the halls of her elementary school.
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