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Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
This week's Poll
Have the local candidate debates, produced by the CN and posted on our Facebook page, helped you either learn more about the issues, learn where the candidates stand or help you make a more informed decision whom to vote for?
 I don't know because I'm not on Facebook.

See Who is Wanted by the Blytheville Police Dept.
Pictures of the 36th annual Blytheville Chili Cook-off
Chicks lose heartbreaker to Pioneers (10/21/16)
BATESVILLE -- The Blytheville Chickasaws blocked two Batesville punts, leading directly to points, Friday night, at Pioneer Stadium. Blytheville all-state running back Demekko Clark returned from injury to rush for 263 yards. The Chicks picked off the Pioneers on back-to-back possessions in the second half, with both turnovers leading to Blytheville touchdowns and a 12-point lead with 7:35 left in the battle of 5A-East second place teams...
Pirates take control of 3-4A conference (10/21/16)
POCAHONTAS -- With two regular season games remaining, the Gosnell Pirates took control of the 3-4A conference Friday night, as they knocked off host Pocahontas, 18-12, in a battle of unbeaten league teams. The Pirates defeated the defending 3-4A champions, the Pocahontas Redskins, after a four yard run by sophomore CaDarius Young sealed the deal with 1:49 left to play in the game...
Friday Night Scoreboard (10/21/16)
Friday's Scores The Associated Press Alma 49, Harrison 14 Ashdown 39, Arkadelphia 29 Bald Knob 59, Marianna Lee 6 Barton 48, LR Episcopal 0 Batesville 33, Blytheville 30 Beebe 38, Pulaski Mills 6 Bentonville 49, Rogers 7 Bryant 48, Cabot 20 Camden Fairview 42, Hope 21...
Throw the bums out and vote in my rascal
The earliest usage that I've been able to find for the phrase, "Throw the bums out" is from a 1926 edition of That Saturday Evening Post, but clearly the sentiment is timeless. I am happy to say that I now have renewed faith in the democratic process of American elections. ...
Sheriff takes stand against pot measures
As Sheriff of Mississippi County, Arkansas with 29 years in law enforcement, I have several reasons for opposing the two medical marijuana constitutional issues on the November ballot. While there are some differences between the two, collectively the concerns are described in paragraphs further below. However, there is a major underlying cause for alarm of which you may not be aware. Employers cannot base hiring, disciplinary or firing decisions on marijuana use...
To GO LIVE or not to GO LIVE, that is the question
Abraham Maslow, the American psychologist that created "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" once said, "In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." The words of that quote rang especially true Thursday evening as we at the CN attempted to once again bring more innovative content to our valuable readers, but this time LIVE. ...
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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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