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Stories from Thursday, April 21, 2011

Raid comes up empty for BPD (04/21/11)
Blytheville Police conducted a raid on an apartment near the corner of McHaney and Franklin Thursday afternoon. Blockades were set up and Special Response Team officers entered the home as the neighborhood residents watched.
Highway 61 upgrade contract awarded (04/21/11)
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Mississippi County, according to commission vice chairman John Ed Regenold of Armorel.
Power returning following storm (04/21/11)
Entergy customers in north Mississippi County who are still without power should have their powered restored by the end of Thursday according to Entergy customer service manager Paul Brewster.
Recovery going well for Officer Gentry (04/21/11)
Blytheville Police Officer Cody Gentry, who was injured in a January accident while on duty, came home for a short visit April 9.
ANC gearing up for reaccreditation (04/21/11)
The Board of Trustees for Arkansas Northeastern College discussed the school's impending reaccreditation evaluation during its Wednesday meeting.
Escapee hides in Osceola courthouse (04/21/11)
An Osceola man escaped police for the second time Monday by hiding in the Osceola Courthouse, before being apprehended the next day in Jonesboro.
Drug take-back day set for April 30 (04/21/11)
The Blytheville Police Department will be sponsoring a prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, April 30.
Blytheville Police reports -- 4-20-11 (04/21/11)
Recent reports, according to the Blytheville Police Department:
Loud music leads to drug charges (04/21/11)
On April 13, Sharon Smith of 604 N. Pearl in Osceola was taken into police custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct/loud music.
Tigers win slugfest with Cooter (04/21/11)
COOTER, Mo.-- The Armorel Tigers improved to 10-9 on the season by winning a 14-11 slugfest over the Cooter Wildcats Wednesday afternoon. The two teams combined for 33 hits on the afternoon. "Both teams seem to be running a MASH unit right now with all of our injuries," said Tiger head coach Charlie Brown...
Chicks fall to Forrest City (04/21/11)
FORREST CITY-- The Blytheville Chickasaws dropped a 5A-East double-header to the Forrest City Mustangs Tuesday afternoon losing the first game, 9-3, and dropping the night cap, 19-9. In game one, Forrest City scored two in the first and second innings, one in the third, two in the fifth and a run a piece in the sixth and seventh innings. Blytheville scored two in the top of the second and another run in the fifth...
Crosskno Farms edges Grand Slam (04/21/11)
Cal Ripken baseball continued Wednesday night on an unseasonably cold and blustery evening at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. Here's a wrap up of the action. MINOR LEAGUE Crosskno Farms 3, Grand Slam 2 Crosskno Farms scored a run in their final at-bat to break a 2-2 tie and squeeked out a 3-2 win over Grand Slam Wednesday night in Cal Ripken Minor League action. Grand Slam scored two runs in the top of the third before Crosskno Farms tied it up in the bottom of the fourth...
Thelma Louise Cathey (04/21/11)
Miss Thelma Louise Cathey, 92, of Blytheville, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville.
Etta Surprise (04/21/11)
Mrs. Etta Surprise, 87, of Blytheville, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
The reason to celebrate this Easter (04/21/11)
It's an Easter tradition ... See what the Easter bunny left. Get dressed up. Go to your favorite church. Eat a nice dinner. Hunt a few eggs. Enjoy the day with family and friends.
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