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Today In History

Today is Monday, July 25, the 207th day of 2016. There are 159 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 25, 1956, the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm off the New England coast late at night and ... « more »

Crawford promotes STEM education

Sarah E. Banker / Daily Press
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford was in Paragould on Monday touring both American Railcar Industries and Allen Engineering. Local educators joined him on his tour of the facilities. Crawford said the tour is to help connect educators with industry leaders to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. Crawford is pictured at Allen Engineering where he was able to test drive a Mechanical Super Pro (MSP) Riding Trowel after a tour of the facilities.

By Sarah E. Banker

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford was in Paragould on Monday hosting a manufacturing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education tour.
Crawford, a Republican, represents the 1st Congressional D

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Ford keeps rolling at state

Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Paragould Glen Sain Fordís Tyler Pace stretches for a ground ball in the Zone 2 championship game recently at Jonesboro. Ford continued its winning streak last weekend, beating Jacksonville, Sheridan and Benton to go to 3-0 in the Junior American Legion state tournament.

Daily Press staff
LITTLE ROCK — With wins over Benton and Sheridan this past weekend, Paragould Glen Sain Ford put itself in the "catbird's seat" in the Junior American Legion state tournament at Arkansas-Little Rock.
Paragould moved its tournament record to 3-0 . . . more »

Just pretending

Erik Wright / Daily Press
Jamie Mangrum brought her two boys Luke, 7, left, and Jacob, 2, to Just Pretend for the first time last week. The boys enjoyed playing in the sandbox and staying out of the heat and isolated rain showers.†Just Pretend is located at 206 South Pruett in downtown Paragould.

The patterns are picture-perfect

Dear Heloise: I crochet with thread. Many of the PATTERNS come with a picture, but the details of the stitch sometimes are difficult to see. For many years, I used a magnifying glass to enlarge the picture. Recently, I took a picture with my cellphone. I then was . . . more »