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Drag-racing granny to be on Street Outlaws


Plum Crazy and the drag-racing granny in action. Jackie Ellenburg at the wheel of her 1993 Ford Mustang Hatchback at the start of one of her many drag races. Jackie has won so many trophies that she has had to give some of them away.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
The 1960s rock group Jan and Dean used to sing about a drag-racing "little old lady from Pasadena."
But Jackie Ellenburg of Paragould would likely have blown her doors off had the . . .


Valley View Blazers roll past Rams 42-20


Mike McKinney / Daily Press

Paragould's Eric Galvan (27) is stopped by Valley View defenders Josh Adlong (88) and Mason Burnett in Friday's conference game at Ram Stadium. The Blazers defeated PHS 42-20.

By Cole Turbeville
cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
Valley View scored on all but two possessions at Paragould on Friday night en route to a 42-20 conference win.
The Blazers (3-1, 1-0) jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never . . .


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 . . .


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 . . .