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Stories from Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Candidate Q&A; (05/05/10)
In an effort to help readers get informed for the upcoming primary election, the Courier News recently submitted questions to candidates in several of the major races. Today's spotlight is on the race for Mississippi County sheriff, featuring candidates Tommy Bennett Jr., Dale Cook and Ed Guthrie...
Pelicans spotted at Big Lake (05/05/10)
A white pelican flies over Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge. There were four seen recently at Big Lake. American White Pelicans nest in colonies of several hundred pairs on islands in remote brackish and freshwater lakes of inland North America. They winter on the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts from central California and Florida south to Panama, and along the Mississippi River at least as far north as St. Louis. In winter quarters, they are rarely found on...
Blytheville touts success of prom (05/05/10)
Blytheville School District and Blytheville High School leaders thought they had a plan that would help make the annual BHS Prom a special event that provided lasting, positive memories for the students long after the final song had been played. Now that those leaders have had some time to judge the results of this plan, they confidently say that the new measures will be as much a part of future proms as stunning dresses and jaw-dropping tuxedos...
Master Gardeners plan plant sale (05/05/10)
The Mississippi County Master Gardeners will hold their first-ever plant sale at this year's Main Street MayFest, being held Saturday. Joe Evans, Master Gardener, explained that there will be two types of plants for sale. The first will be a daylily called Happy Returns...
Kindergarten roundup begins (05/05/10)
Kindergarten registration began Monday at several school districts in Mississippi County, including Blytheville and Gosnell. According to Tiffany Kennemore, assistant principal at Gosnell Elementary, kindergarten registration is one of the first school activities parents get to be involved in with their child...
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