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Miss Arkansas ends her tour at OGMS

Gary Exelby / Daily Press

Miss Arkansas, Maggie Benton, discusses what it means to "put yourself out there" to Oak Grove Middle School sixth-grader Maggie Freeman during an assembly in the school gym. Benton concluded her statewide travels as Miss Arkansas at the school Friday.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Maggie Benton has traveled the entire state during her tenure as Miss Arkansas 2017-2018.
She closed out that tour by bringing her three-part message to Oak Grove Middle . . .

Development is key in summer ball

Mike McKinney / Daily Press

PHS head coach Dakota Weatherley sees the benefits in extended high school ball, which gets under way next week for local teams.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
For the second straight summer both Greene County Tech and Paragould baseball fans will be treated to an extra month of action.
Both the Rams and the Eagles are extending . . .

Gator guest

Steve Gillespie / Daily Press

Chris Foshee, wildlife officer with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, introduces a two-year-old alligator to the Paragould Exchange Club during its regular weekly meeting as club member Debi Peeler takes a photo. Foshee talked about the role of wildlife officers in Arkansas and the various animals they deal with. Alligators are primarily in the most southern parts of Arkansas because temperatures get too cold for them to live for too long in the northern part of the state. Foshee also supplied guides on birds and snakes found throughout Arkansas to club members. For more information about the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, visit the website www.agfc.com.

Now hear this: Your flight was missed!

Dear Heloise: My husband works at the San Antonio airport. Recently, he had a customer who didn't show up for her flight. He paged her from his station, and then he paged her three times throughout the airport. . . .

Today In History

Wednesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2018. There are 222 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 23, 1618, the Defenestration of Prague took place as Bohemian Protestants angry over what they saw as a threat to their religious freedom thre . . .