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Today In History

Thursday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2016. There are 23 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Kids get books with Santa at library

Jeremy Ellis / Daily Press
Reading on the Ridge, a local reading council, recently donated 100 books to Greene County Public Library's Children's Program.

By Jeremy Ellis jellis@paragoulddailypress.com
Although it is the busiest time of the year for him, Santa Claus made an exclusive stop at the Greene County Public Library this week.
In preparation for Father Christmas's arrival, the staff of the library created and

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PJHS girls, boys sweep Tech

Mike McKinney / Daily Press
Tech's Brooke Justus tries to drive past Paragould's Olivia Hancock in Thursday night's girls game at the PHS gym. Paragould prevailed in overtime 22-20 on Hancock's game-winner.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
It took a last-second shot, but the Paragould Junior Lady Rams held on to beat the Greene County Tech Junior Lady Eagles on Thursday night on Doc Paynter's Court.
In a defensive battle, Paragould's Olivia Hanco. . . more »

AMMC Foundation hosts Holiday Auction

Jeremy Ellis / Daily Press
Colonel Tom Rhoads and Sr. Miss AMMC Addison McCreless auction a snowman decoration at the annual Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Foundation Holiday Auction, which was held Monday evening. Twenty-two items were sold, and a total of $3,500 was raised. According to Foundation Director Shay Willis, the proceeds will benefit AMMC's Safe Sleep Education Program, which aims to create the safest possible sleep environments for babies.

Active blogging

Dear Heloise: I am retired and a senior citizen. To keep my mind active, I created a blog featuring my family. It was so much fun getting together all of the funny stories, etc. Then I created a second one, and now I am on my third. This is a good . . . more »