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Barbaree evaluates scrimmage (08/27/16)
The Gosnell Pirates hosted Marion and Paragould at J.W. Rea Field on Tuesday evening for the AAA Benefit Game. "Philips suffered a knee injury and we will not know more until later on," said Gosnell head coach Brandon Barbaree. Neither Gosnell or Paragould scored in the first 30-minute half, though there were opportunities at the end for both teams...
Who's the best to ever play in the NBA? (08/27/16)
Since my last column, "What Happened to playing for love of the game?," some have asked me who I think is the best player of all time in the NBA or who's on my "Mount Rushmore." To answer that question, it gets really complicated for me. If we went by decades, I'd probably go with in the 60s, the best players were Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlin, Oscar " The Big O" Robertson, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor...
Chicks look good in scrimmage (08/26/16)
The Blytheville Chickasaws traveled to Pocahontas on Tuesday night for the AAA benefit game, and beat the host Redskins, 28-6. The scrimmage gives coaches a chance to see what needs improvements on and what to work on. Blytheville head coach Ben Fisher says one thing that concerned him was the Chickasaws conditioning...
Reasons to vote for Issue 3 in November
For years now, beginning with the adaptation of Amendment 82 and following with adjustments and additions to Amendment 82, the people of Arkansas have been leading an effort to make our state competitive with our sister states in the area of economic development and job creation...
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 11

-- The Rotary Club will meet at the Blytheville Country Club at noon.

Friday, Aug. 12

-- Compassion In Action and the Juvenile Probation Office will host a free community event at Walker Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, games and prizes.

Monday, Aug. 15

-- The Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly awards luncheon at the Holiday Inn at noon.

-- American Legion Women's Auxiliary Meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on American Legion Post 2. It is located on 232 N. Second Street in Blytheville.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

-- The Lions Club will meet at the Blytheville Country Club at noon.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

-- The Kiwanis Club will meet at the Blytheville Country Club at noon.

Thursday, Aug. 18

-- The Rotary Club will meet at the Blytheville Country Club at noon.

Saturday, Aug. 27

-- A Relay for Life Poker Run will begin at 10 a.m. at the Melody Theater in Leachville. More details and registration forms on the Relay for Life Poker Run Facebook event page. Call or text (870)240-6954 or (870)450-5374 for more information and registration. All profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, Sept. 3

-- The Mills will have their annual family reunion at the First Baptist Church across from the Post Office in Rector, starting at 11 a.m. Bring food, drinks, and lots of relatives and friends for a pot luck lunch. If you have any questions please call Debra Conway at 870-595-3627.

Thursday, Sept. 29

-- 10 a.m. -- 1 p.m. at Westminister Village, there will be an Annual Health & Information Expo at the Ramey Activity Center, 4404 Memorial Drive. There will be health screeings, flu shots, hearing tests, blood glucose tests, blood pressure checks, demonstrations and door prizes. All Seniors 55 and older are invited to this special event that includes free admission and parking. For more information call (870) 532-6696 or email at marketingdirector@wmv.org.

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