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Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
This week's Poll
Do you support paying a higher millage rate (an additional 5 mills) in order for the Blytheville School District to have approximately $8 million for giving raises to successful teachers (thereby lowering teacher turnover) and approximately another $8 million for building/upgrading athletic facilities at the school?
 I don't know yet.
 Uh...what's a mill?!?

See Who is Wanted by the Blytheville Police Dept.
The Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce held the annual Blytheville Christmas parade on Thursday night. The theme was "A Hero's Christmas," and the parade was sponsored by Nucor-Yamato Steel.
Column: A look back at the local 2016 football season (12/03/16)
When the local football teams started their quest to make deep runs into the playoffs at the beginning of July, I didn't know what to expect for the Blytheville Chickasaws or the Gosnell Pirates since it was my first time ever covering the two teams...
Lady Pirates beat Trumann (12/02/16)
By JOSEPH FONDREN Blytheville Courier News GOSNELL-- The Gosnell Lady Pirates defeated a 3-4A rival, the Trumann Wildcats, Thursday night, 59-48. Junior guard Zkiah Kuykendall was injured earlier in the week with a knee injury so Gosnell relied on sophomore guard Destiny Smith- Batchelor who shined down the stretch and also left three Wildcat defenders on the ground before making a layup to help the Pirates go up, 51-41, late in the fourth quarter. She would end up with nine points on the game...
Icing FT shooter pays off for Gosnell in 86-85 win over Harrisburg (11/29/16)
GOSNELL-- Gosnell Pirates new head coach Jimmy Porter decision to ice the shooter after making the first free throw with 1.1 second left in the game helped the Pirates beat a scrappy Harrisburg Hornets team on Tuesday night, 86-85. Marquel McKinney electrified the crowd in the middle of the third quarter with a dunk that put the Pirates up, 57-33. At the end of the third the Pirates were winning, 63-56...
The danger of the "Fake News"
Blytheville Courier News On Thanksgiving I saw a Facebook meme that quoted President Abraham Lincoln as saying, "The problem with quotes found on the Internet is that often they are not true," The same applies to news, just because it is on the Internet and "looks legitimate" doesn't mean that it is. ...
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Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24

-- The BHS Class of 1966 will host a 50 year class reunion. For more information, call (870)762-1850.

Saturday, Sept. 24

-- Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will host its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include a children's carnival with games such as Ping Pong Ball Toss, Krazy Kans, Baseball Toss, Sports Zone, face painting, inflatables and more. There will also be a silent auction and raffle for hand pierced and hand quilted quilt and Hays Grocer gift cards ($300, $200 and $100).

Monday, Sept. 26

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

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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