Columns

Letter to the Editor-Broadband Connectivity Gap
Dear Editor: The Monroe County Farm Bureau Board would like to thank Governor Parson for his efforts in filling the gap for broadband...

Letter to the Editor-Monroe City School Bond
A little more on the multi million dollar bond increase being proposed. Where is this extra cash supposed to come from? How many senior...

Monroe City Chamber of Commerce Spotlight: A& S Printing Services
By Abbey Gerveler A & S Printing Services is a locally owned and operated full-service printing company located at 222 S. Main St. Monroe City,...

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent #23 Macon MO...
Josephine Garlock Marrow DUV Tent #23 met in Macon MO February 26th, 2019. Glenn Kitchen provided the program: The Dorell Brothers of High Hill MO,...

City of Paris Crew: Sitting: Toni Barton, Whitney Callison, Lisa Hollingsworth. Second Row: Quentin Ashenfelter, Kevin Embree, Shelton Wheelan, Jeff Ragsdale, Sy Gholson. Third Row: Clay Wilt, Jeff Mitten, Mike Watson, Darrin DeOrnellis. Photo by Robin Gregg “Crew of the Month” City of Paris
By Robin Gregg This month I did a twist for “Hero of the Month” because it is extremely hard to pick just one from the crew at the City of...

Farmer of the Month- Z Base Farms, Inc Aaron Ensor
By Robin Gregg I am extremely honored to announce Aaron Ensor of Z Base Farms, Inc as Monroe County Appeal’s March “Farmer of the Month”. I’ve...

Outdoor Living: A Beautiful Garden Is a Work of Art
By Robin Gregg Spring is on it’s way and some of you like to garden, as do I. I’ve already started some veggies in the house and they are...

Mayor Chris Popkes. Photo by Robin Gregg. Person of the Month - Paris Mayor, Chris Popkes
By Robin Gregg Born and Raised in Paris, Missouri; Farmer and Truck Owner and Driver; Husband; Father and Grandfather; as of a year ago, Mayor...

HodgePodge Hippie Logo by Thena Franssen Once a Paris Resident, Now a Full Time Blogger of “HodgePodge Hippie”
By Robin Gregg Many of you know, Thena (Reading) Franssen originally from Paris, Missouri. But did you know she is now a full time blogger of...

Healthy Living-Fighting Dry Winter Skin
By Abbey Gerveler If your skin is naturally prone to dryness, the cold winter months can intensify its irritation. Dry, tight skin of the face,...

Market Outlook for 2019: Uncertainty is Certain
The Monroe County Appeal has started a new column for Financial Advise. Toni Hunter, Financial Advisor from Edward Jones Investments in Monroe...

Chris Willingham Photo by Robin Gregg Person of the Month - Chris Willingham
By Robin Gregg It is my privilege to recognize Paris R-II’s Principal, Chris Willingham, as February’s Monroe County Appeal’s “Person of the...

Money Tip for Students, February 2019
When you work, you will receive a pay stub each time you get paid, although it may not be a paper stub. Understanding your pay stub is vital to...

Larrick Farm Sign at the end of the their county road that signifies their location from Blacktop WW. This sign is well know throughout the area. Photo by Robin Gregg *Farmer of the Month* Larrick Farms
By Robin Gregg I am honored to spotlight Larrick Farms as February’s “Farmer of the Month”. I knew the Larricks when growing up in the northern...

**Hero of the Month** Paris Rural Fire Protection District
By Robin Gregg The Paris Rural Fire Protection District has been a volunteer based department since the early 1900’s. These volunteers risk...