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Today In History

Monday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2019. There are 99 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 23, 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest.
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Billy 'Doc' Gaskill remembered


Courtesy photo
Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill (left) with his uncle, Dr. Billy Wade "Doc" Gaskill, on election night Nov. 4, 1997, as they celebrate Mike Gaskill's election as mayor.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
When Dr. Billy Wade "Doc" Gaskill passed away last Friday at age 90, he left a big hole in the hearts, and a lot of fond memories in the minds of those who knew him.
He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army and Army R

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Wildcats claw Rams for first victory


Mike McKinney / Daily Press
Paragould's Nick Ashby (4) looks for running room against the Trumann defense in the Wildcats' 30-15 win over the Rams on Friday night. Ashby rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the game.

By Sean Saunders Paxton News Bureau
By Sean Saunders
Paxton News Bureau
Trumann recovered from a rough start on the road and got its first win of the season, defeating Paragould 30-15 on Friday at Rams Stadium.
"I was tickled to death with the way our defense pla. . . more »

Fire on Rector Road


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Paragould firefighters battle a fire in a shop building behind 1402 Rector Road on Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Kevin Lang said the department got the call at 9:18 a.m. Jennifer Block, who lives in the residence, said the building was used for storage. “I don’t know how it happened,� she said. Deputy Chief Kyle Jackson said he thought the structure would be declared a total loss and that the cause of fire would be under investigation. The building was unoccupied at the time and there were no injuries reported.

Potluck parity?

Dear Heloise: I've been meaning to write about the subject of potluck dinners. I myself don't like them. I thought for a potluck dinner you were to bring something that you'd make and serve to your family, and to make enough for three to six people . . . more »