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What is it?

Gary Exelby / Daily Press

What is it? That’s what readers have been asking about the device atop the trailer of this tractor, which has been immobilized at the eastern end of the Highway 412 bypass due to a breakdown. The device appears to be a 110-foot steam boiler; the truck and trailer are awaiting issuance of a permit to continue traveling on Arkansas roads.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
No it's not an intercontinental ballistic missile - although it's big enough to be one.
Numerous questions have come up about a 2018 Kenworth tractor-trailer combination sitting on . . .

Lentz 'excited' for All-Star weekend

Cole Turbeville / Daily Press

Marmaduke's Natalie Lentz is looking forward to Saturday's high school girls All-Star basketball game at UCA in Conway. Lentz is a member of the East All-Star squad.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
Marmaduke basketball standout Natalie Lentz gets one last chance to hit the hardwood before closing the book on her high school career.
The Lady Greyhound guard earned a spot . . .

Show of Wonders

Gary Exelby / Daily Press

Audience member Ava Ruthven assists magician Rocky Clemens in a magic trick revealing the presence of "The Ghost of the Collins" - "It's a pretend ghost," Clemens added -- during the Greene County Public Library's Summer Reading Program presentation at the Collins Theatre in downtown Paragould on Wednesday. Next week's presentation, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Collins, features the Stevens Puppets returning to perform Sleeping Beauty. The Summer Reading Program performances are free to the public.

Butter versus margarine

Dear Readers: butter or margarine -- what's your preference? Here are some hints to help: One tablespoon of butter has about 100 calories and 7 grams of saturated fat. The same amount of margarine has around 70 . . .

Today In History

Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to . . .