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Cox-Plunk engagement

Dana and Jack Cox, Jr. of Paragould, Arkansas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shelby L. Cox, to Brennan M. Plunk, son of Melisa and Eugene Plunk of Fouke, Arkansas.The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Karen and Jay Dollins, and Jean and Jack Cox, Sr., all of Paragould, Arkansas.Shelby is a 2015 graduate of Paragould High School and currently attends Texarkana College in Texarkana, Arkansas where she is pursuing a career in nursing.The prospective groom is the grandson of Gracie and John Coker, and Veronica and Garland Scott, all of Fouke, Arkansas.Brennan is a 2014 graduate of Fouke High School and received his lineman certificate from ASU-Newport in 2015. He is employed with Southwest Arkansas Electrical Cooperative as an apprentice lineman in Texarkana, Arkansas.The couple will exchange vows at 10:30 a.m. May 27, 2017, at the Maison Dupuy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following their honeymoon in New Orleans, the couple will make their home in Fouke, Arkansas.

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Chamber hosts 11th Merchant Showcase

Last year's Chamber of Commerce Merchant Showcase filled the Paragould Community Center. This year's, to take place Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, is sold out, according to Chamber membership manager Teresa Branch. Courtesy photo


By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Local businesses will have an opportunity this Tuesday to educate the community on what they offer. A total of 94 vendors will be at the Paragould Community Center for the 11th Annual Merchants Showcase, according to P . . . more »

   

Circuit Court charges filed

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@ Paragoulddailypress.com
The following charges have been filed against indicated individuals in Greene County Circuit Court during the period Feb. 13-17, 2017:
• Harley Ray Duffel, 26, of Paragould has been charged with one count each of po . . . more »

   

Town Hall crowd documents remarks for elected officials

By Steve Gillespie Editor@paragoulddailypress.com
Donnie Huffine spoke about concerns he has for the country to four empty chairs and a crowd of about 50 people Thursday night.
He said he felt like Clint Eastwood, referring to the actor's address at the Republican . . . more »

   

Students gear up for Business Expo

Laura Sims, left, buys one of the stuffed "Sew Cute" sheep from Sew Cute business owner Maddie Freire.

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By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Greene County Tech's Middle School was all business this week.
According to Tech PACE teacher Tammy Thompson, a total of 21 seventh-grade teams - along with 28 sixth-grade teams - had their wares out for sale in the sc . . . more »

   

Dentists focus on children's health

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Area dentists have been focusing on children lately because February is National Children's Dental Health Month.
"It's an effort by local dentists to educate the public on kids' dental health," Paragould dentist Alan A . . . more »

   

Johnson, Moore speak out on SJR8

By Steve Gillespie Editor@paragoulddailypress.com
State Sen. Blake Johnson (R-Corning) was one of 21 senators who voted last week in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment to limit damages awarded in lawsuits.
The state Supreme Court removed a similar propose . . . more »

   

LEAD to honor lawmen, veteran

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Saturday is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
So, Liberty Hill Outfitters is hosting its inaugural Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD) event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Hill Outfitters at 2 County Road 470 nor . . . more »

   

Gazaway offers amendment to proposed tort reform

By Gary Exelby Gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
Does State Rep. Jimmy Gazaway support tort reform as embodied in Senate Joint Resolution 8?
The short answer is "no." But there is much more to the issue than a single word.
"I am adamantly opposed to it in its present . . . more »