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Stories from Saturday, May 21, 2011

Harrison Q&A; (05/21/11)
Former Blytheville Mayor Barrett Harrison answered several questions Friday afternoon about the city of Blytheville failing to pay more than $2 million to the IRS in payroll taxes. Here are some of the questions from the 40-minute interview, followed by his answers...
Harrison maintains he didn't know city payroll taxes weren't paid (05/21/11)
Barrett Harrison says he'll take the blame for the city failing to pay more than $2 million in 2009 and 2010 payroll taxes, but the former Blytheville mayor maintains he had no idea they were unpaid until the Internal Revenue Service showed up at his new office, the Blytheville Gosnell Regional Airport Authority...
Blytheville Police reports 5-22 (05/21/11)
Recent reports, according to the Blytheville Police Department: A Blytheville woman reported Friday that she had been struck in the face by a man's fist near the intersection of Walls and Denny streets. The man fled before officers arrived. On Thursday, a resident of Grandview Street reported the theft of fuel and a radio from a vehicle. The loss was listed at $200...
Local students celebrate graduation (05/21/11)
Blytheville and Gosnell seniors walked the stage to receive their diplomas Friday night at their respective graduations. (Right photo) Haley Bunch (right), Madison Crawford and the other Blytheville High School graduates toss their caps into the air immediately after graduation ceremonies Friday night at the BHS Gym. Approximately 160 graduates received their diplomas in a ceremony that was moved indoors from Haley Field at the last minute because of threatening weather...
Fair makes historic ride for museum (05/21/11)
Today, 70-year old Loa Fair, a resident of Westminster Village, will embark on a 316-mile bicycle tour of the Arkansas Delta to raise awareness and funds for the Delta Gateway Museum. Fair has been training for months for his historic ride to help furnish the museum's community meeting and education room...
Firemen train for major wrecks (05/21/11)
Members of the Blytheville, Armorel and Gosnell fire departments, along with the Blytheville Emergency Squad, participated this weekend in a 16 hour course on school bus extrication, presented by the Arkansas Fire Academy. According to Dave Ferguson, regional instructor with the Fire Academy, the class not only taught how to cut into a wrecked school bus, but also how to work a mass casualty accident. ...
After rainout, Tigers to play for 1A title Sunday (05/21/11)
CONWAY -- Another weekend, another cancelled state tournament game. One week after rain postponed 1A state tournament games at Armorel High School and the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex, bad weather forced cancelations of all scheduled baseball championship games on Friday at the University of Central Arkansas...
"Mousefur" (05/21/11)
This week's Pet of the Week at the Blytheville Humane Society is Mousefur, a young female Toroiseshell cat. Mousefure is a wonderful, sweet cat. She is up-to-date with routine shots. For more information, call the Humane Society at 870-838-5512 or send e-mail to [email protected]
Eva Worlund (05/21/11)
Mrs. Eva Worlund, 89, of Blytheville, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. The widow of Richard Worlund, she was born in Yarbro to Augustus and Clara (Stewart) Jordan and was a longtime area resident. Mrs. Worlund was the youngest of 14 children, all of whom preceded her in death. ...
Christopher "Chris" B. Sullivan (05/21/11)
Mr. Christopher "Chris" B. Sullivan, 38, of Kennett, Mo., died Thursday, May 19, 2011. The son of Gene Sullivan and Patricia (Parish) Lampley, he was born Nov. 9, 1972, in Blytheville. He married Tammy Angel Nov. 8, 2003, in Kennett. He was a computer technician at Arkansas Northeastern College...
Burley Randolph Lang (05/21/11)
Mr. Burley Randolph Lang, 76, of Osceola, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, in his home. Born Dec. 10, 1934, in Guntersville, he was a farm worker and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Meardy and Annie Davis Lang. Mr. Lang leaves one daughter, Judy Schuster of Blythe;...
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