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Stories from Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Helicopter called to Big Lake to help rescue lost hunter (10/21/09)
A Blytheville man who got lost while hunting over the weekend was found safe and sound, according to Mike Godsey of the Blytheville Emergency Squad. Robert Lucy was hunting near the Arkansas/Missouri state line in the Big Lake Wildlife Refuge, north of Gosnell, early Sunday morning, when he apparently lost his way. ...
Gosnell board gets close look at literacy lab (10/21/09)
GOSNELL -- Members of the Gosnell School Board toured a new literacy lab in the elementary school and saw how students are being encouraged to read. The lab features a document camera and computerized Smart Board so that books, papers and even faces can be displayed on a screen on the wall. Students are encouraged to read 25 books per school year. Statistics show that students who read at least 25 books a year rank in the 90th percentile of advanced and proficient readers...
Settlement offer rejected (10/21/09)
With a 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the Blytheville City Council and Mayor Barrett Harrison rejected a settlement offer from former police officers Jason Wolfenbarger and Earnest Frye, who were terminated last spring for failing to comply with the city's residency policy...
Council lowers city property taxes (10/21/09)
The Blytheville City Council lowered property taxes 1 mill Tuesday night, a month after it had kept the tax rate the same. The rate is now 4 mills instead of 5, after the measure passed, 5-0. On Sept. 16, Blytheville Mayor Barrett Harrison vetoed a resolution passed at the previous Blytheville City Council meeting that kept the city's millage rate at 5 mills...
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