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Today In History

Friday, June 23, the 174th day of 2017. There are 191 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History:
On June 23, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin (ah-LEK'-say koh-SEE'-gihn) and their advisers opened a three-day summit at Gl ... « more »



Puppets perform Aladdin at Collins


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
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BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The Summer Reading Program of the Greene County Public Library took a trip to China with Aladdin, courtesy of Stevens Puppets Wednesday morning.
Stevens performed the story Aladdin, from the 1001 Nights. . . more »

Danny Ford Tournament gets underway


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Jonesboro's Thomas Fletcher fires a pitch from the rubber against Mountain Home in the Glen Sain GMC Danny Ford Tournament at Bland Park on Saturday. Mountain Home won, 8-0.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
By Cole Turbeville
cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
After being delayed a day due to stormy weather, the Glen Sain Danny Ford Tournament at Bland Park finally kicked off on Saturday.
After the Charleston Fly. . . more »


Marmaduke celebration


Steve Gillespie/Daily Press
Kirsten Mansfield tries to sink a fellow cheerleader in the dunking booth with a softball throw during the Marmaduke Independence Day Celebration on Saturday. The dunking booth, run by Marmaduke Cheerleaders, raised money to help with the cost of uniforms and other needs. Mansfield is an incoming ninth-grader in the Marmaduke School District.

Fight the mites!

Dear Heloise: How do you kill dust mites? I just moved into my first house, and I don't want any dust mites in my house. -- Juliana L., Blacksburg, Va. Juliana, dust mites love our homes because they live on dead flakes of skin and dander shed by p . . . more »