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Boggs' example leaves a lasting impression

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Alfred Wade "Al" Boggs, 78, of Marmaduke, passed away Sunday. Memorials may be made to Children's Home, Inc. or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To leave online tributes visit the website www.heathfuneralhome.com.

By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Services for Alfred Wade "Al" Boggs, 78, of Marmaduke, were held Tuesday at Heath Funeral Home.
Tim Wooldridge, who said Wednesday that he grew up knowing Boggs at Union Central . . .

Gators compete in conference finals

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The Gators' Alyssa Reece and Shelby Adams (right) shared high-point honors in the girls' 15-18 age division at the South Wind Conference swim finals held at Batesville last weekend. Reece, a 2017 GCT graduate, will be headed this fall to Ouachita Baptist University where she has signed to swim and run cross country.

Daily Press staff
BATESVILLE -- Several Greene County Swim Team members claimed first-place finishes Saturday as the Gators competed in the South Wind Conference finals.
Mountain Home's boys and girls captured first place overall . . .

Ribbon Cutting at Peak Fitness

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Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce member Peak Fitness recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner Jordan Richardson is pictured in front with scissors. Jordan's husband, Ronnie, is pictured in front along with family, friends, chamber members, and chamber ambassadors. Peak Fitness is a 24 hour fitness facility that offers bootcamp, spin classes, Piyo classes, personal training and traditional workout facilities with weight and cardio machines. Peak Fitness is currently open for business. They are located at 216 South Pruett St., in Paragould. Call (870) 450-6267 go to peakfitnessparagould@yahoo.com. Also visit their Facebook page.

Kindergarten prep

Dear Heloise: As a follow-up to your column about helping ease kids into kindergarten, here are some more hints: Call the school to see if you can stop by the classroom with your child a few days before school . . .

Today In History

Wednesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2017. There are 158 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 26, 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party at the Democratic National Convent . . .