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Stories from Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blytheville Police reports -- 2-16-11 (02/15/11)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department.
Injured officer headed to rehab center (02/15/11)
Blytheville Police Officer Cody Gentry, who was injured in an accident on Jan. 13, is being transferred today to a rehabilitation center in Atlanta.
County car debate gets revved up (02/15/11)
Tempers flared and comments became snappish as County Sheriff Dale Cook and Justice of the Peace Barry Ball traded barbs during a meeting of the Quorum Court's Finance Committee on Monday afternoon.
Suspended coach will be terminated (02/15/11)
An Osceola coach has been suspended pending a 30-day appeal period and will be terminated from his employment, said Osceola Superintendent Mike Cox.
Hospital systems seeking grants for computers (02/15/11)
The hospital system is in the process of applying for Small Hospital Improvement Program grant money for use in replacing office computers next year.
Joe Harris Jr. (02/15/11)
Joe Harris Jr. of Osceola continues to go "the extra mile" for the people of Mississippi County.
Chicks cruise to win over Nettleton (02/15/11)
Blytheville raced to a 16-1 first quarter lead and never looked back, topping the Nettleton Raiders, 56-33, in high school boys basketball action Tuesday night at Nettleton.
Chicks move into tie for second (02/15/11)
Despite being idle over the weekend because of weather-related postponements, the Blytheville Chickasaws moved into a tie for second in the 5A-East.
Tigers punch ticket to Region 2 Tournament (02/15/11)
BLACK ROCK -- The Armorel Tigers advanced to next week's Class 1A Region 2 courtesy of a 65-51 win over Weiner Monday night in the 1A-3 East District Tournament opener.
Chicks to play at Nettleton (02/15/11)
The Blytheville Chickasaws head to Jonesboro tonight to take on the Nettleton Raiders with the girls game starting at 6 p.m. Friday's canceled game at Wynne has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 25. Greene County Tech swept Beebe Saturday in the only 5A-East games played over the weekend. The Forrest City-Paragould and Nettleton-Batesville games are rescheduled for Wednesday.
Pirates win District Tournament opener (02/15/11)
TRUMANN -- The Gosnell Pirates extended their season another day with a 55-50 win over the Highland Rebels Monday night in the first round of the 4A-3 District Tournament at Trumann High School.
Junior Chicks top GCT (02/15/11)
The Blytheville Junior Chickasaws defeated Greene County Tech Monday night, 42-28.
Junior Chicks top GCT (02/15/11)
The Blytheville Junior Chickasaws defeated Greene County Tech Monday night, 42-28. The Junior Chicks (8-8, 4-7) will wrap up their season at 3:30 p.m. today at Batesville in a makeup game. On Monday, Blytheville got a double-double from Ray Burton, who scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the way...
Razorback fans annoyed by 'overachieving' (02/15/11)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas coach John Pelphrey obviously didn't realize he apparently achieved some fans' annoyance by repeatedly referring to his Razorbacks as overachieving or overachievers. "That may be the buzzword of the day that nobody likes," Pelphrey said deep into a Monday press conference that took more bounces than the basketballs on the court for Monday afternoon's practice.
Arkansas coach expects new bats to alter game (02/15/11)
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn began planning for this season more than two years ago, after getting word of the impending change in bats across the college game.
As Rotnei Clarke goes, so go the Razorbacks (02/15/11)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Not everyone's role on this Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team seems clearly defined. But Rotnei Clarke's role is so defined that it should be worthy of Webster's Dictionary.
William Joseph Allen (02/15/11)
Mr. William Joseph Allen, 57, of Osceola, died of a stroke Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Memphis.
Oscar "Bud" Laranta Graham (02/15/11)
Mr. Oscar "Bud" Laranta Graham, 23, of St. Louis, died Feb. 7, 2011, in St. Louis.
Eugene D. (Gene) McGuire (02/15/11)
Mr. Eugene D. (Gene) McGuire went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Elmcroft of Blytheville.
Betty Graple Pratt (02/15/11)
Betty Graple Pratt, 90, of Paragould, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Monette Manor.
Lee Scott Jr. (02/15/11)
Mr. Lee Scott Jr., 66, of Blytheville, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro.
James 'Jim' Ellis Ward (02/15/11)
James "Jim" Ellis Ward, 77 of Blytheville, departed this life Sunday Feb. 13, 2011, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Moreland Boyd White (02/15/11)
Mr. Moreland Boyd White, member of a pioneer Mississippi County family, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, in South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola.
Ausie Young (02/15/11)
Mr. Ausie Young, 90, of Blytheville, died Tuesday at his home.
Howell, Ford plan wedding (02/15/11)
Cheryl Howell of Gobler and Terry Ford of Blytheville are planning a Feb. 18 wedding in Branson, Mo.
A closer look at the 2010 Census numbers (02/15/11)
It's hard to take the results of the 2010 Census -- released last week for Arkansas -- as anything other than bad news.
Cleaning up Mississippi County (02/15/11)
This letter is intended for all the citizens of Mississippi County. This is in regard of the story in the Courier News on Feb. 15 about the Sheriff's plan to purchase patrol vehicles. According to the story, there is one justice of the peace that believes the Sheriff Department and working deputies are not in need of this equipment. ...
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