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MY TURN THE DEMONSTRATORS NEXT STEP?
There is a good feeling in many of us in seeing the large peaceful demonstrations spearheaded by young students in protest of the senseless killing of innocent children....
EDITOR’S MUSINGS Vote! Vote! Vote!
For the last time before the election, I know you have heard it before, but it is almost time to head to the polls again as the Municipal Election...

It’s election time!
It is almost time to head to the polls again as the Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 3. Now is the time to take matters into your own hands and vote for...
That Other Addiction
We have so far ignored our attachment to those handy digital devices that command our attention at almost any time of the day or night. Whenever our cell phone signals that...
Obituaries
Joe G. Eckley 1938-2018 Joe G. Eckley, 79, of Paris, died Friday, March 16, 2018, at Boone Hospital Center. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, March 20. at 11...
As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago March 22, 1918 Bank Resources in Monroe County $3,245,486 Monroe County banks show an era of prosperity without a parallel in this territory....
New Petunias Pack a Punch of Color
Bursting with color and relatively low-maintenance, petunias are a longtime favorite of gardeners. But that wasn't always the case. Many older cultivars did not...
St. Paddy’s Day is a Dud for Planting Spuds in Missouri
The admonition for gardeners to plant their potatoes on St. Patrick's Day is probably good advice for some parts of our country, but not for Missouri, said University of...
Blue hydrangea. Credit: Shared under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 2.0) by Flickr user Liz West. Hydrangeas, the bold chameleon of plants
Bold, eye-catching hydrangeas appear at floral shops and garden centers now through Mother’s Day. “Hydrangea’s regal elegance is uncommon...

MONROE COUNTY HISTORY - As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago March 8, 1918 Hogsett Has Big Loss Lightning struck the barn on the M. T. Hog¬sett farm, north of Paris last Thursday...

Monroe County Commission Minutes Monday,
February 26 The Monroe County Commission met pursuant to adjournment, on Friday's, February 26, with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike...
MY TURN THINKING ABOUT SLAMMING THE DOOR SHUT FOR FAMILIES
Part of the proposed reform of our immigration system has to do with limiting family-based or so-called chain immigration. This is the process under which citizens or green...
Why We Do What We Do!
Spend an hour with the men and women organizing the Blow Cancer Away Dinner and Auction or with the individuals organizing the annual Relay for...

Six foods that fight aging
What if the fountain of youth was already in your fridge? A healthy diet can do more than simply keep your weight in check -- the right foods can...

Forgetting Something? Six things memory loss can signify
It's normal for a loved one to become more forgetful as he or she ages. But how can a family member distinguish nor-mal absent-mindedness from...

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