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Today In History

Friday, May 26, the 146th day of 2017. There are 219 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 26, 1917, a tornado in central Illinois killed 101 people, mostly in the Mattoon-Charleston area.
On this date:
In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by ... « more »



Celebrating emergency medical services week


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Jeff Wolfenbarger, EMT (left); Jeff Murphy, paramedic; David Mounts, EMT; and Bryson Hensley, paramedic, are part of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center's Ambulance Service.

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Kevin Moslander is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
He was born at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, where he works today with AMMC Ambulance Service as an EMT and dispatcher.
For Moslander, 48,

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PJHS recognizes top athletes at banquet


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Winners of the Paragould Jr. Lady Ram volleyball awards for the 2016 season are (from left): Claire Shollenbarger, Preslee Sharpe, Taylor Beasley, Shea Malone and Bella Deatherage.

Daily Press staff
Daily Press staff
Paragould Junior High student-athletes and coaches along with parents gathered at the Paragould Community Center on Monday for school's annual sports banquet.
Coaches looked back on the highlights from the 2016-17 school year an. . . more »


AMMC opens new ambulance center


AMMC opens new ambulance center
The Arkansas Methodist Medical Center has opened a new ambulance center located at 4505 W. Kingshighway in Paragould. Pictured are AMMC Director of EMS Huston Bowden (left) and AMMC Paramedic Jeff Murphy in the center's ambulance bay. The Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and hosted a Business After Hours event for the center Tuesday.Cole Turbeville / Daily Press

The makeup of microfiber

Dear Heloise: What is microfiber? How is it labeled at a store? What are brands to look for? -- A Reader, via email Microfiber is a synthetic fiber that's one-fifth the diameter of a human hair. The most common types of microfibers are produced fro . . . more »