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Stories from Saturday, June 11, 2011

Relay For Life held (06/11/11)
There were 18 local Relay For Life teams who entered and more than 90 survivors participated Friday night during the annual event at the Arkansas Aeroplex. After their lap around the course, the survivors released their purple balloons into the air.
Cars and Cycles Against Cancer held (06/11/11)
More than 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles made stops at the Arkansas Aeroplex Saturday for the annual Cars and Cycles Against Cancer. Cars from all eras, makes and models were on display. Money raised from the event goes to the American Cancer Society...
Group aims to 'Stop the Violence' (06/11/11)
God's Holy Temple at 2065 S. Division Street, is hosting their second annual "Stop the Violence" Youth Awareness Week activities. It will consist of a four-day youth camp for students in first through 12th grades. The camp will be from 10 a.m. until noon each day. At the end of camp, each camper will receive a bag lunch to take home with them...
Election Commission takes step towards digital redistricting (06/11/11)
The Mississippi County Election Commission voted in its Friday meeting to hire Rob Middleton of the East Arkansas Planning and Development District to begin the process of digital redistricting for the county. Due to a drop in population below 50,000, two JP districts will be lost in the county, dropping the number of positions on the Quorum Court from 13 to 11. ...
Blytheville hosts Southern States Championship (06/11/11)
The Sports Car Club of America's Tire Rack Southern States Championship began Saturday and continues today at the Arkansas Aeroplex. The event is one of the SCCA's four national competitions.
Casons lose tough one to Sikeston (06/11/11)
The Blytheville Century 21 McWaters Casons were two outs from picking up a 6-5 win over Sikeston Saturday afternoon before the visitors scored five runs in the inning to steal a 10-7 win over the Casons at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. Ben Freed's bases-clearing, three-run triple to right- center field with an out in the top of the seventh broke a 6-6 tie and helped lead Sikeston to the victory...
Sportsplex hosts softball districts (06/11/11)
The 14-U and 10-U softball district tournaments took place Saturday at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. By the afternoon, Blytheville teams had won a game and lost two. Here's a look at the action. 10-U Jonesboro 12, Blytheville 6 Blytheville led 6-3 in the bottom of the third before Jonesboro scored nine runs in the inning to win, 12-6, in three innings...
David Lee Parnell (06/11/11)
David Lee Parnell, 44, of Earle, died June 10, 2011 in his home. He was a truck driver and farmer. Mr. Parnell leaves his wife, Nicole Peer of Earle; Two daughters, Carrie Ann Parnell of Earle and Courtney Marie McHalffey of Blytheville; Two sons, David Lee Parnell, Jr. of Earle and Billy Joe Parnell of Blytheville;...
Terry Mack Kirk (06/11/11)
Mr. Terry Mack Kirk, 63, of Duluth, Ga. and a former resident of Blytheville, died Saturday, April 2, 2011 at his home in Duluth. Terry was born to Guy Hulon and Alma Olive Dedmon Kirk on Aug. 24, 1947 in the No. 9 Community and raised in the Huffman/Armorel area. Kirk attended the Armorel Baptist Church and was a graduate of Armorel High School...
Mattie Caldwell (06/11/11)
Mattie Caldwell, 84, of Macon Miss., formerly of Blytheville, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Noxubee County Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cobb Funeral Home.
Robert Barnett (06/11/11)
Robert Barnett, 49, of Blytheville, died June 6, 2011. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Wilson Funeral Home.
Willie Mae Real (06/11/11)
Mrs. Willie Mae Real, 86, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of Steele, departed this earthly life Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Frenchman Bayou, the daughter of Jack and Addie Barner. ...
Humane Society has too many friends to mention (06/11/11)
Webster's Dictionary defines friend as "an ally, supporter or sympathizer." I can stand up tall and say that the Humane Society has so many friends too numerous to mention.
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