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Today In History

Tuesday, March 20, the 79th day of 2018. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 12:15 p.m. Eastern time.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 20, 1854, the Republican Party of the United States was founded by slavery opponents at a schoolhouse i ... « more »

4H-ers win 7th Beef Quiz Bowl

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The Greene County Beef Quiz Bowl team came in first in Fayetteville last month, defeating 29 other teams to be the best in the state. From left are coaches Paula Norman and Debbie Copeland, team members Taylor Copeland, Balee Mangrum and Callie Newsom, coach Terry Kelly, team member Lane Kelly and Arkansas Beef Council Promotion Director Donette Spann.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
For the seventh time in 15 years, members of Greene County 4-H clubs have won the state Beef Quiz Bowl in Fayetteville.
According to information made available by Allen Davis, Greene County Extension Agency staff chair

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West Memphis Blue Devils blasts Rams

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Paragould third baseman Cole Edwards fires the ball to first after fielding a grounder in a home game against West Memphis on Thursday afternoon. The Blue Devils won 10-1.

Daily Press staff
West Memphis belted Paragould 10-1 in a blended conference baseball game Thursday at PHS.
The Blue Devils jumped on top 3-0 in the second inning and added two runs in the third and three more in the fourth to break the game open.
The Blue Devils o. . . more »


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Kaysyn Arender, great-grandson of Jesse and Lisa Hancock, of Light, picked his first daffodils this past week. The flowers are known for symbolizing rebirth and the coming of spring, which officially arrives on Tuesday.

The ideal summer mix

Dear Readers: You may be hearing about so-called summer blend gasoline, which refineries are switching to around this time of year. Why the switch? Summer blend gas, simply put, won't evaporate as easily in hotter weather, and your car will perform . . . more »