Columns

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...
Editor’s Musings: A Farm Fatality
When I was five years old, my father was killed in a tractor accident. It was 1965, and he was working in the field all alone, driving a small John Deere on a slope. The...
Editor’s Musings
A few weeks ago, I was stuck in a long line of traffic behind a tractor that was pulling a large plow on a narrow, curvy, blacktop road. The line kept growing, and everyone...
My Turn
Test Him First Ladies As we move into spring, we begin to see and hear about many of our young friends and acquaintances planning to be married. And while we are happy for...
Editor’s Musings
Exciting Changes to Community Coverage The Monroe County Appeal recognizes that our main job is to provide community coverage that you won’t find in other media. Although...
As Time Goes By
March 30,1917 (picture named William McCann Curtright) This is a picture of William McCann Curtright, Collector-elect of Paris, Missouri. William...


The Paris Savings Bank stood where the Monroe County Appeal now stands. Monroe County Appeal Sesquicentennial
The Monroe County Appeal is happy to announce the celebration of our 150th anniversary this summer. The newspaper, like the community, has a rich...


As Time Goes By
March 30,1917 (picture named William McCann Curtright) This is a picture of William McCann Curtright, Collector-elect of Paris, Missouri. William...