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Stories from Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas sales up some, down some (12/27/11)
Shopping reaches a high point during the Christmas season, traditionally starting on Black Friday, and remains steady through Christmas as people wrap up their holiday shopping. With Christmas day falling on a Sunday this year sales weren't as high for some as they had hoped, while others saw a spike in activity and customer traffic...
Firefighters plan first-ever reunion (12/27/11)
Retired and current employees of the Blytheville Fire Department will soon have the chance to share memories at the first ever Blytheville Fire Department Reunion. Former firefighter Bob Edwards, who is helping organize the event, says that they are working towards a three-day event in the spring, with dates yet to be announced...
Leave the gunfire out of New Year's celebrations (12/27/11)
Regarding the approach of New Year's Eve this weekend, Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson would like to remind the public that the city of Blytheville has an ordinance against discharging a firearm within the city limits. This includes firing a gun in the air on New Years Eve...
Cotton/corn production meeting is Jan. 9 (12/27/11)
The annual cotton/corn production meeting conducted by the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Mississippi County Cooperative Extension Service is set for Monday, Jan. 9, beginning at 8:30 am. It will be held at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser...
Armorel teams make early NEA exit (12/27/11)
JONESBORO -- Both the Armorel Tiger boys and girls teams were ousted in the first round of the NEA Tournament. The boys lost a 68-46 decision to Izard County Consolidated on Friday night and the girls lost to 1A-3 East foe, Crowley's Ridge Academy, 59-37, Monday morning...
Bennie Williams (12/27/11)
Mr. Bennie Williams, 90, of Blytheville, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born June 16, 1921, to the late Willie Williams and Lillie Williams, he was a member at New Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Williams leaves his wife, Augusta Williams of Blytheville;...
Jewell 'Dink' Kirk (12/27/11)
Mrs. Jewell "Dink" Kirk, 95, of Osceola, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Osceola Healthcare. Born Aug. 2, 1916, in Murray, she was a homemaker and a member of Westside Baptist Church in Osceola. She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Jewell Hale; her husband, Woodrow Kirk; her sister Irene Holt; and her brothers Carlie Hale, Emmett Hale, and Bobby Hale...
Patricia Green Butler (12/27/11)
Mrs. Patricia Green Butler, 87, of Osceola, passed away at her home Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. She was born Sept. 8, 1924, in Blytheville, to the late Carl and Iva Jarbou Green. Patty was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She continued to cheer for the Razorbacks until her final days...
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