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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
This week's Poll
Are you in support of the City of Blytheville's 2016 budget cuts?
 Yes, it's sad to cut jobs but the money has to come from somewhere.
 No, they made some bad calls this time.
 I think cuts needed to be made, but they should have been done differently.

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A winter storm dumped snow and ice on Blytheville early Friday morning.
Stanford wins Big Game contest (02/09/16)
Carol Stanford of Blytheville is the winner of $50 and is the Big Game Contest winner. Stanford picked the Denver Broncos to beat the Carolina Panthers, 19-16. Stanford's final score was the closest and only seven points off of the actual final score, 20-14...
BBSB signups begin Saturday (02/09/16)
Blytheville Courier News Registration for the 2016 BBSB Cal Ripken baseball and ASA softball will begin Saturday, February 13 at the Greater Blytheville Chamber of Commerce building. Registration will take place on the Saturday the 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 16th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, February 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m...
Big signing day at Blytheville (02/09/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-The honors and accolades continue to fall on to the Blytheville Chickasaw football program. This time its in the form of education as seven players from the 2015 5A-East conference championship team will continue their football careers at the college level...

Coping with death and grief
Sooner or later everyone will experience that gut wrenching, dagger in the heart type of pain called grief. I have dealt with it myself on a personal level, sometimes with family members who have lived a long fulfilled life, and other times with very young untimely and completely unexpected death. ...
A little birthday love letter...
Dear Zoe Faith, Today you turn two years old, and you are at the same time both so big and so small that I can't wrap my brain around it - just depends on the lenses I'm viewing you through at the time. For nine months two years ago, I carried you. I was not, as our family and friends will likely tell you one day, the kind of woman who carried a baby with the most ease or grace, but I never regretted one nausea-filled day...
And we have jumped from ice to tornadoes
The weather in Arkansas is unpredictable at best, and once again we have proved that by jumping from ice storms and weather in the teens to a chance of tornadoes in less than two weeks. As you know, I have to write this column a couple of days before it runs, and as with all things weather in Arkansas the forecast may change back to snow in that time period, but since as I am writing the forecast calls for a good chance of severe weather tonight (Tuesday), I thought maybe it was time to dust off the old tornado/severe weather safety tips.. ...
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