Democratic Party donates flags, books

Members of the Greene County Democratic Party donated an American flag, an Arkansas flag, and several books to the Greene County Public Library in Paragould this week. Pictured is Glenda Huffine, local chairperson of the Greene County Democratic Central Committee (left); Mike Rogers, director of the library; Booth Martin, representing the party; Diana Brummett, assistant director of the library; and party members Paulette Parker; John Gibson; and Judy Gibson. This photo was taken with the statue of children reading that is located in front of the library. The statue was dedicated in loving memory of Marilyn Stowers Alexander. The books donated are geared toward young readers: "The Revolutionary War" by Bart McDowell; "The Wild Stories: America's Beginning" by Tee Loftin Snell; and a workbook titled "We The People: The Citizen & The Constitution."

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

Trading experiences

Greene County District Judge Dan Stidham (left), visits with retired Paragould Police Chief - and retired U.S. Marine Major - Dennis Hyde during Friday's reunion event for law enforcement officers and friends.

Routon family reunion

The descendants of Patrick and Pearl (Johnson) Routon held their 26th annual reunion on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at Reynolds Park in Paragould, with 29 persons attending. Following the welcome and prayer by Bob Routon a pot luck meal was served. The oldest family member in attendance was Bob Routon age 91. The youngest person was Luke Hampton age 9. The couple married the longest was Bob and Kathleen Routon, 71 years. The newest married person was Hannah Burns, three months. The person who traveled the furthest was Mike and Patricia Routon from Petal, Mississippi. Persons attending were Paul Alvin and Candace Routon from Blytheville; Barbara and Kenny Ridgeway from Cabot; Larissa Collier from Conway; Sherry Graves from Gurdon; Brenda and Mattie Flippo from Hoxie; Brandy, Laura and Luke Hampton from Jonesboro; Dennis and Joyce Routon from Lafe; Bob and Kathleen Routon from Leachville; Donnie Hall from Lepanto; Judy Routon from Marmaduke; Byron and Julie Snider from Marquand, Missouri; Rita Barr, Ralph Routon, Blake Routon and Heidi Roberts, Patsy and Steve Routon, Hannah Burns and Colby Noel from Paragould; Mike and Patricia Routon from Petal, Mississippi.

Routon family reunion