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Today In History

Thursday, May 24, the 144th day of 2018. There are 221 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 24, 1968, the Rolling Stones single "Jumpin' Jack Flash" was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records.
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Gardner named AREA Superintendent of the Year

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press
Marmaduke Schools Superintendent Tim Gardner (left) receives a citation from the Arkansas House of Representatives presented by State Rep. Joe Jett, who represents House District 56.

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Marmaduke Schools Superintendent Tim Gardner has been chosen Superintendent of the Year by the Arkansas Rural Education Association for the northern portion of the state.
Gardner, who has announced his retirement, h

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Greene County Tech baseball hands out awards

Courtesy photo
Winners of GCT's top baseball awards for the 2018 season were (from left): front -- Calup Hedger, Westin Shelton, Cody Miller, Peyton Hart; back -- Conner Justus and Cade Cancilla.

Daily Press report
The Greene County Tech Golden Eagles recently handed out awards for the 2018 baseball season at their end-of-the-year banquet at the high school.
Senior first baseman/pitcher Westin Shelton was selected as team MVP and also named All-State in Cla. . . more »

Gator guest

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press
Chris Foshee, wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, introduces a two-year-old alligator to the Paragould Exchange Club during its regular weekly meeting as club member Debi Peeler takes a photo. Foshee talked about the role of wildlife officers in Arkansas and the various animals they deal with. Alligators are primarily in the most southern parts of Arkansas because temperatures get too cold for them to live for too long in the northern part of the state. Foshee also supplied guides on birds and snakes found throughout Arkansas to club members. For more information about the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, visit the website www.agfc.com.

Recreational lightning?

Dear Heloise: How safe am I in my recreational vehicle during a lightning storm? The bulk of the RV is fiberglass, but it sits on rubber tires. -- Henry U., Evergreen, Colo. Henry, in the event of a lightning storm, go to the metal tow vehicle (car . . . more »