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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Stories from Wednesday, June 12, 2013

City applying to State Aid Street Program (06/12/13)
The city of Blytheville is applying for a $3.1 million street project on Byrum Road and Elm Street through the new State Aid Street Program.
Cosmic artwork to be displayed at libraries (06/12/13)
The Mississippi County Library System's summer reading program "Dig Into Reading" will feature a special showing of artwork and memorabilia from Apollo 12 and Skylab 3 astronaut Alan Bean.
Cooling assitance available via EOC (06/12/13)
As the summer heat starts to ramp up, Mississippi County citizens struggling to pay their electric bills can turn to the Equal Opportunities Commission for emergency assistance.
Blytheville Waterworks to supply Yarbro (06/12/13)
Blytheville Waterworks will now supply water to Yarbro.
Blytheville to beef up code enforcement (06/12/13)
The city of Blytheville plans to add two part-time code enforcement officers soon, Councilman John Musgraves, chairman of the Code Enforcement Committee, told the board Tuesday night.
Gosnell finalizes mosquito program (06/12/13)
The city of Gosnell has finalized its plans to begin its own mosquito control program.
Blytheville Police reports -- 6-12-13 (06/12/13)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department:
Local teams will have new league foes in '14 (06/12/13)
The Arkansas Activities Association has announced its reclassification for 2014-16. All six county schools are staying put, but their conferences will look a little different in 2014-16. Valley View, currently in the 4A-3, will move up a classification and join Blytheville in the 5A-East...
Denso wins 16U softball tourney (06/12/13)
Trailing 6-3, Denso came back with four runs in the third and a run in the fourth and held on for the 8-7 win over Lions in the 16U championship game Tuesday night at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. Madison Beal picked up the win and singled at the plate for Denso. Laci McGhee, Annabella Pursani, Emily Jo Gentry, Jackie Brees and Kianna Handford led the way on offense...
James Curtis Lewis (06/12/13)
Mr. James Curtis Lewis, 60, of Blytheville, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville.
Elizabeth L. Partee (06/12/13)
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Partee, 74, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Jonesboro.
Harrison missteps in request for reimbursement (06/12/13)
Not long ago, I swore I was done writing about Barrett Harrison and the city of Blytheville's IRS situation. I'd said everything I had to say on the subject, and anything more was just an exercise in redundancy.
Dads should be heroes (06/12/13)
When I was just a few years old, I lived in a farm house in front of a farm a few miles west of Gosnell. I remember walking to the backyard and watching the tractors and trucks, swinging or playing in the back yard. I remember sitting in the back yard watching for my dad...
Time for a new county judge? (06/12/13)
In the Wednesday, May 30, Courier News, a front page headline read, "County judge a partner in new firm." Wouldn't it have been more accurate to say, "Countyjudge uses county equipment for personal use?" Would this situation not conflict with private contractors that could do the same type of work?...
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