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Planning first step to landscaping

Pauletta Tobey (left), president of Greene County Master Gardeners, and Dave Freeze, Greene County Extension Agent for Agriculture with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, look over one of the landscaping elements in Tobey's backyard in Paragould. Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Today is Earth Day, and that means many people are thinking about their environment, both world-wide, and within the confines of their own yards.
Some will plant trees in . . .

Thomas leads All-County girls team

Cole Turbeville / Daily Press

The 2018 Daily Press All-County girls basketball team includes: (front row, from left) Natalie Lentz, Player of the Year Allie Thomas, Abby Rogers; (second row) Scout Weatherford, Kaylee Edgar, Reesa Hampton; (back row) Anna Meredith, Zoey Beasley, Tiffany Gramling and Kalyssa Hollis.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
For the past three years Greene County Tech's Allie Thomas has been one of the most effective guards in the 5A-East.
But the Lady Eagles' standout senior saved her best . . .

Landscaping tips

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

Dave Freeze (left), Cooperative Extension Service agriculture agent, gives tips on landscaping during a recent Brown Bag Luncheon held at the Greene County Public Library by Greene County Master Gardeners. Freeze reminded those present that they can send soil samples to the extension office as they get ready for spring gardening. Also watch for detailed landscaping advice in Friday's Spring Blitz edition of The Daily Press. The Greene County Master Gardeners currently are preparing for their annual plant sale to be held at Centennial Park in downtown Paragould on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Computer concern

Dear Heloise: This problem recently has become more common than in the past, so it's worth letting people know that when they buy a computer, they probably should stick to well-known distributors and brand names . . .

Today In History

Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 20, 1898, the United States moved closer to war with Spain as President William McKinley signed a congressional resolution passed the day bef . . .