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Austin named Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

Gary Exelby / Daily Press

From right: Paragould Director of Parks and Recreation Pat Austin visits with lifelong friend Janie Hudson about Austin's selection as 2018 Paragould Christmas Parade Grand Marshal, as Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill praises Austin to the assembled employees of the city on Monday afternoon.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Pat Austin has done a lot for Paragould, and the Main Street Paragould board of directors is recognizing her by naming her Grand Marshal of tonight's 2018 Christmas Parade.
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Shootout finals canceled due to weather

Cole Turbeville / Daily Press

Paragould's Kalyssa Hollis follows through on a free throw in Thursday night's First National Bank Shootout game. The Lady Rams were set to play in the finals on Saturday before it was canceled due to inclement weather. The Lady Rams earned a win in Friday night's semifinals over Batesville behind Hollis' 24 points.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
Fans who hoped to get an early look at a key 5A-East matchup between Paragould and Nettleton will now have to wait until January.
The two teams were set to play in the First . . .

Posing for a purpose

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

Helynn Lolin, 7, of Paragould, poses with the character Belle from the Disney film "Beauty and the Beast" (1991), and Georgia Lloyd, 2, also of Paragould, poses with the character Elsa from the Disney film "Frozen" (2013). Other Disney characters and Santa Claus were available to take pictures with children Saturday at the Paragould Community Center as a Greene County Relay For Life fun-raising event for the American Cancer Society. Next year's Greene County Relay For Life event is scheduled for June 7. For more information about Relay For Life or the American Cancer Society visit the website www.cancer.org.

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Dear Heloise: What are the best times to travel? My husband and I want to go to Europe, but my husband hates crowds and waiting in line. -- Eleanor T., Taos, N.M. Eleanor, the best time of year is probably before . . .

Today In History

Friday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2018. There are 24 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as part of its plan to conquer Southeast Asian territor . . .