Columns

Editor's Musings: Duck and Cover
I’ve been thinking about the old “duck and cover” maneuver that was taught to school students back in the 50’s as a way to protect themselves in...


Editor’s Musings - Before the Cord Was Cut: Old Time Phones and...
When I was growing up, an old-time phone was a big wooden box that hung on the wall at my grandparent’s home, later to be made into a decorative planter or sold to an...
Editor's Musings: Lipstick on a Pig and Other Cosmetic Problems
Although I’m suspicious of generalizations, I do believe that Missourians are born skeptical, which is why the state slogan “Show Me” is so appropriate. Like other state...
Editor’s Musings Oh, the Irony
Because I am a big nerd, I was recently discussing how people often use the word “ironic” incorrectly. For instance, Alanis Morissette famously...


Editor’s Musings: Let them Eat Dirt
Babies tend to look at the backyard like an all-you-can-eat buffet. Their hands go into the dirt and immediately into their mouths. They often...


How to Handle a Braggart
We all brag on ourselves at times, and, in recent years, we’ve been told that stating our strengths to people, especially our bosses, is a healthy thing. That modest degree...
Editor’s Musings: Mowing the Lawn – Who is to Blame?
When I was awakened by a lawn mower at 7 a.m. last Saturday morning, I was unhappy, to say the least. I had plans to sleep in after a busy week. Although I refrained from...
My Cancer Story
By rights, I should have written this editorial last week when we covered the Relay for Life. I tried, but then I bailed. I am conflicted about identifying myself as a...
TPNB Bank had its annual customer appreciation hog dog lunch on Friday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bank employees (left to right) Devyn Windsor, Assistant V.P. Cheryl Shatzer, and Nicole Burke worked the food table passing out chips, hotdogs, condiments, and drinks.  TPNB Customer Appreciation Day


Bounce Houses for Everyone
When I was at the Relay for Life last week, I admired the work of all the fundraising teams, but I was most drawn to the Sugar Shakers. Not only did they have face...
Sunday at the Sandbox
I’ve decided that the best form of conflict resolution may take place in the sandbox. After a stress-filled week, I considered taking a nap Sunday...


As Time Goes By
May 18, 1917 Flag Raising Was To Be May 27 Sunday Week Has Been Chosen For The Ceremonies A BIG program has been prepared. There will be drills...


Editor's Musings:Sunday at the Sandbox
I’ve decided that the best form of conflict resolution may take place in the sandbox. After a stress-filled week, I considered taking a nap Sunday afternoon to get away...
From the Publisher:
Since we started, we've heard many stories from lifelong Paris and Monroe County residents, and we've loved hearing your tales of how things used to be. This year is our...
My Turn: 100 Day Wish for Helpful Hints
With the passing of the first one hundred days of the Trump Presidency, we see both praise and criticism of the President’s performance. One hundred days seems entirely...