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Today In History

Friday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2017. There are 282 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 24, 1765, Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.
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School districts discuss future plans

Gary Exelby / Daily Press
The hybrid food service team at Greene County Tech High School: (from left) Diane Rath and Dorothy Gray of OPAA, Victoria Wantulok of Tech and Tammy Saylors of OPAA, above.

By Gary Exelby gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Public school districts not only work daily on educating students, but they develop longterm plans, sometimes decades ahead, to ensure they are up to date and offering the best education possible with the latest techno

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Remembering the Red Heads

Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Paragould native and former All American Red Head Shelby Faulkner holds up a copy of "Breaking the Press," a book about the history of the team and how it came to be. "Breaking the Press" author Tammy Moore Harrison will be holding a book signing on Monday at the Arkansas State University Reng Student Union.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
For nearly half a century Northeast Arkansas was home to one of the most exciting attractions in all of sports -- the All American Red Heads.
From 1936 to 1986 the women's barnstorming basketball team traveled . . . 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.

Make germs on the tray fly away!

Dear Heloise: Most airplane flights these days do not have enough time between layovers for the cleaning crew to wipe down tray tables. To keep from picking up germs, I pack several antibacterial wipes and keep them in my purse to wipe down the tra . . . more »