Columns

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions to Get Healthier in 2019
By Abbey Gerveler Already three weeks into the new year, many Americans have been tested on keeping their new year’s resolutions to get...


Healthy Living-Overcoming the January Blues
By Abbey Gerveler Cold, gloomy weather, post-Christmas melancholy, haunting credit card debts, and failed New Year’s resolutions are all...


At Your Leisure – Bird Box
By John L. Davis IV I’m not one to jump on a bandwagon. I dislike hype. Far too often I’ve found the popular film or book to be a letdown. When...


Sheriff David Hoffman, Photo by Robin Gregg Hero of the Month - David Hoffman
By Robin Gregg The Monroe County Appeal has started a new section to spotlight those Hero’s in our community. January’s Hero of the Month is our...


"Person of the Month" - Tara Garside
By Robin Gregg When I started in July 2018 as Editor of the Monroe County Appeal, I met Tara Garside at the Paris Senior Citizen’s Center and...


Where is God in Your New Year? HOPE FOR TODAY
By Clint Decker Clay Center, Kansas –A long time ago there was a King named David. His Kingdom had grown, and he became great in the eyes of...


Opioid Crisis Hitting Farmers Hard-An editorial column from the...
By Eric Bohl In 2016, 908 of our fellow Missourians died of opioid overdoses. Nationwide, over 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses, and...


MY TURN NOT REALLY ANTI-GAY SO MUCH ANYMORE NOW
In the red states the political climate seems to be changing as we ap¬proach national and state elections. Most recently many conservative Re¬publican legislators have been...
100 Years Ago May 10, 1918 Uninjured in 12-Foot Drop A registered Guernsey heifer calf belonging to Lon James broke through the top of an old cistern in the Payne...
25 Tips for Improving Your MemoryREGION
1377We all have those mo-ments when we can’t find our car in a crowded park-ing lot or we frantically search for our keys as we rush out of the...


MONROE COUNTY HISTORY - As Time Goes By
100 Year Ago May 3, 1918 War Train Viewed By Hundreds The Government war train, firing a piece of artillery to announce its approach,...


MY TURN “COMEY VS. TRUMP CAN ANYONE WIN THIS ONE?”
When we heard that former F.B.I. head James Comey wrote his new book “A Higher Loyalty”, President Trump was already hammering Mr. Comey as a “slimeball” worthy of jail....
4 Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
4 Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them Constructing a smart retirement income plan isn’t easy. Throughout the working years there...


When should you get a cane?
It can be challenging to self-assess and recognize how your health and mobility has changed over the years. To make the most sound decision for...


MONROE COUNTY HISTORY - As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago April 5, 1918 Paris High School News Now that the farming season is here it is almost impossible for the country boys to remain in school. The...