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Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014
Today's Reason: The Kiwanis Club (04/15/14)
"101 Reasons to Feel Good about Where we Live" is a year-long celebration of the many good things in our community.
This week's Poll
EARLY LOOK: Who is your pick for Blytheville mayor in this year's election?
 Tommy Abbott
 James Sanders
 Hoping for another candidate

Photos from the aftermath of the winter storm that hit the Blytheville area March 2-3.
Rayder wins local hoops contest (04/15/14)
Layne Rayder of Blytheville came within 8 points of winning the nationwide BRACKETBUCKS contest and finished third overall. He was one of three contestants to correctly pick all four Final Four teams -- Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin and eventual champion, Connecticut...
Local prep games canceled (04/15/14)
Weather continues to play havoc with local baseball and softball schedules. Blytheville, Gosnell and Armorel all canceled baseball and softball activities for Tuesday. Blytheville's 5A-East doubleheader against Batesville has been moved to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. Gosnell's doubleheader against 3-4A rival, Valley View, is tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday. Armorel baseball moved their 1A-3 East game at Bay to 4 p.m. Wednesday...
Jonesboro snaps Pirates' 7-game win streak (04/11/14)
GOSNELL--The Gosnell Pirates dropped a non-conference showdown against the Jonesboro Hurricane, 13-2, Thursday night. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak by the Pirates. "We'd been playing real good there," said Pirate head coach Bret Jackson. "We didn't do what we had been doing. We didn't throw strikes, we booted the ball around and made errors in the field. When you play a good team, you can't do that."...
Sportsplex deserves continued investment
The local youth baseball season is expected to officially get underway tonight, after soggy fields delayed the start of the season by a couple of days.
Book Review: "Flight of the Butterflies"
In my search for reading material for the grandkids, I sometimes stumble upon a jewel. Such a find was "Flight of the Butterflies" by Roberta Edwards.
Difficult conversations down the road
Last week, I was reading an article on whatever techie website I was visiting, trying to track down rumors about the next iPhone, and the article referenced athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the two athletes who raised their gloved fists in a symbol of human rights solidarity at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
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