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Stories from Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hodges seeks District 55 seat (02/18/12)
At a young age, Monte Hodges said he felt a desire to serve others. Now the Blytheville City Council president is leaving a lucrative, 18-year banking career to pursue another public office. Hodges is seeking term-limited State Representative Tommy Baker's District 55 seat, vying to become the democratic nominee on May 22...
Colleagues remember first responder who died in line of duty (02/18/12)
In December, Mississippi County lost a longtime volunteer fireman and first responder. Freddy Childress, 37, was a charter member of the county's first responder program, and had been working to save lives in the Wilson area since 1998. According to Kevin Jackson, who is a paramedic and EMS supervisor at Mississippi County EMS, as well as the coordinator of the Mississippi County, Childress was part of the first group to respond to a county-wide request for first responders. ...
Board certifies votes (02/18/12)
Member of the Mississippi County Election Commission met Friday to certify the school election recently held in South Mississippi County. The election passed a millage tax increase. The Commission also discussed filing for all candidates who will run in the upcoming May primary. The draw for ballot position will be held at 10 a.m. on March 6, for all races which will appear on the ballot...
'Meet and Greet' held (02/18/12)
Residents had a chance to sit down with members of the Blytheville City Council Saturday during the first "Meet and Greet."
Feeling Patriotic before Presidents Day (02/18/12)
Blytheville students were feeling patriotic Friday.
Bullock to speak at Coalition banquet (02/18/12)
The Mississippi County Coalition For A Tobacco Free Arkansas is hosting its 9th Annual Saving the Lives of Arkansas Children Health Celebration Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Blytheville. The church is located at 600 E. ...
Chicks hang with Mustangs in first half, but fall 74-58 (02/18/12)
FORREST CITY -- For a half Friday night at Mustang Arena, Blytheville went toe-to-toe with league-leading Forrest City. Then reality set in as the second half started. Leading 26-22 at the half, Forrest City put together a 20-5 run to pull away from the Chickasaws and then sprinted to the finish, winning 74-58...
Margaret Darlene Wilson (02/18/12)
Mrs. Margaret Darlene Wilson, 60, of Blytheville, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.
Norma Faye Watts (02/18/12)
Mrs. Norma Faye Watts, 75, of Manila, died early Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. at her home. Born in Houlka, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Verlon Collums Stone and had been a Manila resident for the past 25 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Manila. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, one grandson, Todd Copeland, and one great-granddaughter, Ioanna Marcus...
Sherry Louise Campbell (02/18/12)
Mrs. Sherry Louise Campbell, 66, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb, 16, 2012, at her home in Blytheville. She was the daughter of the late Grover and Katherine Hollis Whittle and the wife of Charles H. Campbell Sr. She was retired from Safeway, and had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Wagner and Dr. Craig. She was a member of the Blytheville Country Club and was of the Episcopal Faith...
How it all started ... (02/18/12)
I am often asked how long I have been so involved with animals. My answer would take to long in a casual conversation.
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