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Stories from Friday, May 22, 2009

Man threatens to blow up Kennett Wal-Mart (05/22/09)
A Kennett man was arrested Wednesday and charged with terroristic threatening after making a threat towards the Kennett Wal-Mart store. Wal-Mart officials told police a man came into the store and became angry with them. The officials said as a result of the anger, the man said he was going to blow the store up...
'I Believe' golf tourney set (05/22/09)
The Gary D. Holmes "I Believe" Memorial Scholarship Inaugural Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 13, at Thunder Bayou in Blytheville. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Gary D. Holmes Memorial Foundation. The scholarship will help deserving young students in their needs of educational assistance...
Area man killed in Iraq (05/22/09)
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- An Army medic from Jonesboro serving in Baghdad was among three American soldiers killed Thursday when a bomb was set off in a vehicle at an outdoor market, his family said. Paul Faris Brooks, 35, was on his second tour in Iraq, according to his mother, Barbara Brooks...
Training diverse for local firemen (05/22/09)
Most people define a fireman as someone who extinguishes fires. The truth of the matter is that being a fireman requires a diversified training curriculum, according to Blytheville Fire Chief Ivory Diamond. The structural firefighter requires 320 hours of training. The Haz Mat technician requires 80 hours of training and a 24-hour refresher course. The Airport Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) requires 48 hours of training a a four-hour yearly refresher...
Local woman headed to Kandahar (05/22/09)
As a student at Blytheville High School, Rosie Pease wasn't sure what she wanted to be when she grows up. Although she's still not certain, she knows it will have some connection to ammunition. Pease joined the Army at 17. She first went to South Carolina for basic training, then to Alabama for ammunitions training. She's now an ammunitions specialist at Fort Lewis, Wash...
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