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Today In History

Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017. There are 283 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 23, 1792, Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 94 in G Major (known as the "Surprise" symphony because of an unexpected crashing chord in the second movem ... « more »



CRDC, family pay tribute to Hamilton


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The CRDC unveiled a painted portrait of Lawrence Hamilton this week at the Arkansas Early Learning Inc. Lawrence Hamilton Center. Pictured are family members Bill Pratt (left), Andrea Stockert, Pat Pratt, Caleb Stockert, Maurice Hamilton, Taylor Hamilton and June Hamilton.

Daily Press Staff
The family of Lawrence Hamilton, along with members of Crowley's Ridge Development Council, paid tribute to his memory this week.
Hamilton, 95, of Paragould, passed away on Dec. 1.
Born in Lafe, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was

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CRC savors 1st trip to nationals


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CRC players (right) led a session on shooting layups during a kids clinic at Claypool school in Winona Lake, Ind. The Lady Pioneers visited Claypool during their trip to Indiana for the NCCAA National Championships last week.

By Erica Ewing CRC Sports Info Director
By Erica Ewing
CRC Sports Info Director
After an up and down season, the stars seemed to align for the Crowley's Ridge Lady Pioneers. When the team arrived in Oklahoma City, Okla., for the NCCAA Central Region Tournament the . . . more »


Exchange Club contribution


Steve Gillespie / Daily Press
The Paragould Exchange Club recently contributed a total of $800 for backpack programs at Greene County Tech, Marmaduke and Paragould School Districts. Pictured are Libby Martin (left) and Tori Gibson representing PSD, Karen Cremeens, Exchange Club president, and Robin Williams and Brandi Slayton, representing GCT. The backpack programs provide food for students to take home.

Seedling starter

Dear Heloise: Right about now, many people start to think of spring gardening. To get seedlings started, I cut off the lid to an egg carton (foam or cardboard) and use the individual egg slots. I place dirt in each egg holder and plant two or three . . . more »