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Stories from Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Small quake near Blytheville (02/17/09)
No reports of damage have been reported after Mother Nature gave Blytheville residents an overnight visit. According to the Cooperative New Madrid Seismic Network, a micro earthquake occurred at 2:09 a.m. this morning, with a magnitude of 2.6, and centered a mile southwest of Blytheville. The quake was reported to be 8 miles below the earth's surface...
Stimulus package expected to boost local industry (02/17/09)
President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan should have a major impact on the local economy, Mississippi County Economic Developer Clif Chitwood said Monday. The plan, expected to be signed into law today, will include a section that pumps billions into American infrastructure, which will, of course, require steel...
Officials pleased with 15 minutes of fame (02/17/09)
Local officials were pleased with the way Nucor was represented Sunday night on the CBS national magazine news show "60 Minutes." The 15-minute segment was filmed in Blytheville Jan. 15-16 at Nucor-Yamato Steel and Nucor Steel Hickman, showing the steel-making process and focusing on the "Buy American" clause of the recently passed stimulus package. Interviews were also conducted at the Blytheville/Gosnell Area Chamber of Commerce...
Black History celebration held at local church (02/17/09)
Little Rock stressed the importance of remembering our past, without letting it hinder our progress during her keynote address Sunday at the 24th Annual Mississippi County Black Cultural Association's Black History Celebration at Mount Moriah Baptist Church...
Local band sought for Ritz concert (02/17/09)
Area bands and musicians are invited to take part in a live music performance coming up next month at the the Ritz Civic Center. "Support Live Music" is an ongoing program presented as a fundraiser for The Arts Council of Mississippi County. It provides an opportunity for local/area garage bands to perform on stage with professional lighting and sound systems to enhance their performance. ...
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