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Today In History

Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2018. There are 47 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall ... « more »



Saluting those who served


Photos by Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 Commander Rush Nash (left), salutes and Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill (right) stands in contemplation as DAV member Robert Strehlow (center), plays "Taps" after Nash and Gaskill placed a wreath in remembrance of those who have fallen in defense of freedom.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Officials and organizations remembered the nation's veterans at the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 11.
And for at least one official, Veterans Day has a personal meaning.
"My dad quit school in 11th gr

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Jr. Rams win Bald Knob tournament


Courtesy photo
The PJHS Rams won the Bald Knob Invitational Tournament for the second year in a row Saturday, defeating Newport in the finals. Team members are (from left): front -- Hall Benson, Gavin Hall, Connor Bailey, Landon Manning, Davion Williams; back row -- coach Tim Lamb, Zach Newman, Jamison DaVault, Kelby Fisher, Tyler Brown, Jake Brittingham, Kendall Hines, Dayton Sanders, Blake Stormes, Ashton Oakes, Jerry Facon, Logan Smalling and head coach Blake Ward.

Daily Press staff
Daily Press staff
BALD KNOB -- The Paragould Junior Rams repeated as champs of the Bald Knob Invitational basketball tournament last weekend, defeating Newport 32-23 in the finals.
Gavin Hall led the Junior Rams with 17 points. Landon Manning adde. . . more »

Local author book-signing


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Author Carolyn Hester, originally from Gainesville but now living in Wynne, signs a copy of her children's book What Happened to Yesterday? for Hendrix Bazzell at her book-signing event held at the Greene County Public Library this week. Hester, a retired teacher, said she got the idea for the book title from her then-2-year-old son.

Time for pumpkin pie spice!

Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for pumpkin pie spice that came in very handy the last time I made a pumpkin pie. However, that was last year. Could you repeat that spice combination? -- Frances P., Kaysville, Utah Frances, I'd be happy to do that f . . . more »