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Today In History

Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2017. There are 101 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 21, 1897, responding to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, the New York Sun ran its famous editorial by Francis P. Church that decl ... « more »



Airport Day at Kirk Field to be held by PPA


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Paragould Municipal Airport Manager Roger Slayton with one of the airplanes at Kirk Field. The Paragould Pilots Association will host Airport Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the airport, weather permitting.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Saturday is Airport Day at Kirk Field.
"The Paragould Pilots Association will be hosting it from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting," said airport manager Roger Slayton. "The association will have six aircraft at the

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Rams hoping to slow down Blazers


Mike McKinney / Daily Press
PHS defensive coordinator Mike Mathis talks to players on the sideline during last Friday's game against Trumann at Ram Stadium. The Rams open conference play tonight, hosting Valley View.

By Cole Turbeville
cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
Non-conference play didn't go as planned for Michael Sloas and his Paragould Rams.
The Rams are struggling defensively through three games, giving up an average of 41 points per game. The offense wasn't much be. . . more »


Relaxing at the lake


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Pam Thompson of Senath, Mo., regularly comes to Reynolds Park in Paragould, as she did this week, just to feed the geese there. "I love to come and watch them," she said.

In defense of service dogs

Dear Heloise: I am a United States veteran. Having lost one leg and a hand while serving my country, I have a service dog, Chip, who helps me and who I couldn't get along without. People in my little hometown understand that my dog has to go where . . . more »