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Stories from Thursday, December 29, 2011

Economic Development Tax helps county to compete (12/29/11)
Since its inception in 2003, the Mississippi County Economic Development sales tax has collected approximately $24 million and been a part of creating or retaining around 2,000 jobs within the county, according to numbers provided by the office of Economic Developer Clif Chitwood and the board of the Great River Economic Development Foundation. ...
Hospice care becoming more mainstream (12/29/11)
Hospice care is becoming a growing option for healthcare across the country. Some, however, still may not be aware of what hospice care is and what it provides for the recipient, as well as its availability in the local area. Hospice care is considered to be the model of quality, compassionate care for those facing life-limiting illnesses, according to Legacy Hospice, Inc., located in Osceola, which provides residents living in Mississippi, Crittenden and Poinsett counties with hospice services. ...
AAA provides some safe driving tips (12/29/11)
For many the holidays are spent traveling to see friends and family. Though people will often fly for long distances, many will still drive. With an increase in traffic comes an increase in accidents. So whether one spends the season driving across the country or across town here are some tips from AAA to keep you safe while on the road...
Unwanted gift cards shouldn't go to waste (12/29/11)
It has happened to us all, maybe at a Secret Santa giveaway or a relative who doesn't know us well, but surely each of us has been the recipient of a gift card that we knew we were not going to use ... ever. It is estimated that out of the $58.3 billion dollars in gifts cards that were purchased this year at least ten percent will not be used. ...
Blytheville Police Reports 12-29 (12/29/11)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department: Dec. 27 Lou Ethel Jackson, 73, was taken into custody and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. While supposed to be in her care, a four-year-old child was found in the streets alone, with wet clothing...
Blytheville holds off Rebels at Dyersburg (12/29/11)
DYERSBURG, Tenn.--The Blytheville Chickasaws advanced in the consolation bracket of the Dyersburg Invitational Christmas Tournament with a 57-51 win over the Tipton Rosemark Academy Rebels Wednesday afternoon at Dyersburg High School. The Chicks will play for 5th place in the tournament at 2:30 p.m. today against the Lausanne, Tenn. Lynx...
Mary Alice McDermott Wagnon (12/29/11)
Mrs. Mary Alice McDermott Wagnon, 86, of Blytheville, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Blytheville to Clarence M. and Loyce Edith Dickson McDermott, she was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and retired from Consolidated Supply Company. ...
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