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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Stories from Friday, August 16, 2013

City may freeze hiring, use of parks & rec fund (08/16/13)
Thursday night, the Blytheville City Council's Finance and Purchasing Committee voted to freeze both hiring and spending money from its Parks and Recreation CD.
Back-to-School Bash set for Sunday (08/16/13)
Volunteers got together at Pathway Church Thursday night to start stuffing the 1,000 backpacks that will be given away during Sunday night's Back-to-School Bash.
Two arrested in MCEC copper theft case (08/16/13)
The copper thefts which were behind a two-hour power outage for customers of Mississippi County Electric Co-op on Aug. 8 have led to two arrests.
Wet weather has been costly for city (08/16/13)
The Blytheville area suffered a very wet few weeks recently, with rain falling every day for a 10-day stretch from Aug. 3-12, and the amassed precipitation has had a more broad effect than many may realize.
Circuit Clerk hoping to add staff (08/16/13)
The Mississippi County Circuit Clerk's office is looking to gain approval from the Quorum Court to open a new position in the office after layoffs last fall left the department understaffed.
Blytheville Police reports -- 8-16-13 (08/16/13)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Report:
Mary Lou Cagle (08/16/13)
Mrs. Mary Lou Cagle, 78, lifelong Leachville resident, and widow of Mr. Nathan Cagle, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
Faye Mae Nelson Milhorn (08/16/13)
Faye Mae Nelson Milhorn, 80, of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at her home.
My birthday, Elvis' death day ... today (08/16/13)
Twenty-five years separate my birthday (Aug. 16, 1952) from Elvis Presley's death day (Aug. 16, 1977).
More hens won't better ward of the fox (08/16/13)
I often hear some people complain that the "system" is rigged against the "little guy." That big powerful interests use their influence over legislators and government administrators to gain advantage and unjustified profit. Almost always, the prescription is the same: more regulation and resultant bigger government...
Economic development tax not working (08/16/13)
The rich are getting richer and the poorer are getting poorer. The above statement is very obvious in the city of Blytheville, and it absolutely is not necessary. The citizens of Blytheville do not have any representation. All benefits are for a selected few (the good old boy clique), while all citizens are required to pay the bill. A few examples will support this contention with some facts, which the good old boys despise...
Community comes together to benefit kids (08/16/13)
Once again, our community has come together to benefit our children. The recent school supply drive for Gosnell Schools was a great success. We would like to thank all those in the community that participated, as well as Sudbury Broadcasting, Braces by Burris, Malco Cinema 3 and Hoghead Inflatables...
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