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Stories from Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lifeblood center closes its doors (03/01/11)
The Lifeblood donor center in Blytheville has closed in a restructuring of the company's operations, according to Jennifer Balink, vice president of donor relations.
Blytheville Police reports -- 3-1-11 (03/01/11)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department.
Cash, drugs seized in bust (03/01/11)
More than $13,000 in cash and $14,000 in drugs were seized Friday by law enforcement officers in Mississippi County from a Gosnell area residence.
Cities must follow procedures to condemn property (03/01/11)
There are several steps required for a municipality to condemn a property and clean it up.
Police taking over code enforcement (03/01/11)
Effective Tuesday, Code Enforcement will be under the supervision of the Blytheville Police Department.
Non-Violence Youth Summit convenes (03/01/11)
Local pastors, outreach leaders, school administrators and other community leaders were present at the Wiley Center for Healing in the Hood's 2011 Non-Violence Youth Summit.
Blytheville sets make-up days (03/01/11)
Students in the Blytheville School District will attend school on March 8, May 31 and June 1 to make up the remaining three days of school missed for snow, the school board agreed Monday night.
Students commended at Gosnell board meeting (03/01/11)
Gosnell High School Principal Brian Carter took time in his report to the school board in Monday night's meeting to commend some of the school's top students on their recent achievements.
Lady Tigers end season (03/01/11)
The Armorel Lady Tigers season came to an end over the weekend with consecutive losses to Crowley's Ridge Academy and Bay in the 1A Region 3 Tournament at Izard County.
Chicks open 5A State Tuesday night (03/01/11)
The Blytheville Chickasaws begin 5A state tournament play at 8:30 tonight in Alma against Huntsville, the fourth seed from the 5A-West.
Petrino speaks to large crowd (03/01/11)
The University of Arkansas Razorback head football coach Bobby Petrino was the guest speaker at the Mississippi County Razorback Club Monday night.
Promoting "Patriotic Pride" (03/01/11)
Miss Lights of the Delta, Ashley Walthall, has been promoting her platform "Patriotic Pride: Supporting Our Troops" in Blytheville. Fifth-grade students from Blytheville Intermediate School collected items such as batteries, beef jerky and other snacks to send to our troops that are fighting for freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...
Bruce Hart (03/01/11)
Mr. Bruce Hart, 70, of Blytheville, formerly of Simi Valley, Calif., passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
William Ronald 'Ronnie' Laffoon (03/01/11)
Mr. William Ronald "Ronnie" Laffoon, 71, of Leachville, passed from this life Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.
Ozell 'Babe' Young (03/01/11)
Mr. Ozell "Babe" Young, 72, of Blytheville, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Not cool enough to appreciate the Oscars (03/01/11)
I guess I haven't been cool since about 1997. Of course, for anyone who knows me, this isn't much of a news flash. As many will no doubt be quick to point out, I've probably never been cool.
Spring has sprung, the fairy hats are blooming (03/01/11)
Although spring does not officially begin until the spring, or vernal, equinox on March 20, meteorologists and a whole lot of us crusty old gardeners consider March first the beginning of the spring season.
Youth group lends a welcome helping hand (03/01/11)
This letter is intended to tell the general public about a great youth group. We always hears on the news about those that go astray but seldom hear of the goodness our youth have in their hearts. I am considered to be a senior citizen by some individuals, and was cleaning the leaves out of my ditch so the drainage would not get blocked. ...
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