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Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015
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The Gosnell Pirates christened their new artificial turf field with a 55-13 rout of Brookland. The game was the Pirates' first in front of the home crowd this season. Here are a few images from the contest.
Chicks get key conference win over Nettleton (10/02/15)
Two weeks ago, the Blytheville Chickasaws jumped out to a 26-7 first half lead against the Marion Patriots only to see the lead evaporate and ultimately lose, 43-40. Blytheville head coach Ben Fisher said a couple of quick defensive scores in the first half kept his defense on the field and may have caused his team to wear down as the game progressed...
Pirates crush Cave City (10/02/15)
CAVE CITY -- Once again, Gosnell used a big first half to defeat a 3-4A conference opponent. The Pirates jumped out to a 34-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 40-8 win over Cave City. Gosnell improved to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in league play, after handing the Cavemen their first conference defeat...
Friday Night Scoreboard (10/02/15)
Friday's Scores The Associated Press Alma 41, Siloam Springs 24 Arkadelphia 48, Waldron 26 Ashdown 51, Bauxite 13 Bald Knob 53, Rose Bud 12 Batesville 45, Paragould 0 Beebe 13, Jacksonville 12 Benton 41, LR Hall 0 Bentonville 21, FS Northside 10 Blytheville 48, Nettleton 21...

Alternative energy is the future for Arkansas
Arkansas is well positioned to take advantage of the changes in national environmental regulations energy policy. Coal-fired plants produced about 53 percent of the state's electricity, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration...
Here's a chance to do something real...
I had the pleasure this week of attending a fundraising benefit for Blytheville's pregnancy crisis center, Acts of Hope. And now I'm going to shamelessly pitch for them because they are exactly the kind of thing our community desperately needs. I'm always harping on and on about how we all just need love, and that we need to see each other with the eyes of love and act towards each other with love in our thoughts and our hands, and how that is the only thing that will ever really heal our broken society. ...
Don't judge and be thankful
This week has had a share of heartbreaking events for me, but one has been particularly transformative. I don't know exactly why this event has impacted me so profoundly, but it truly has. The first lesson learned is to not judge people too harshly, you never know what has brought them to their low state in life. The other lesson is "there, but by the grace of God, go I"...
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