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Paris FFA Receives National Honor: Nominated for Premier Chapter Award
The Paris High School FFA chapter has been named a Model of Innovation finalist by the National FFA organization and will be competing for first...


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...


Technical Sergeant Jacob Allen and Beth Custer to Wed
Denny and Lynn Allen and Guy & Deborah Custer are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Technical Sergeant...


Left to right Kelsie Wilson on Fooler of Holliday, Mo. 
Carlee Long on Niles of Madison, Mo. 
Trista Trivette on Cody of Holliday, Mo. 
Kaelynn Bartels on Itsy of Madison, Mo. Monroe County Horsemanship Group Wins Honors at Missouri State Fair
The Monroe County Horsemanship Group traveled to Sedalia, Mo., for the Missouri State Fair 4H/FFA Horse Show July 27-30. The game classes were...


Tax Board Prepares Plans to Use Funds
Thanks to area residents passing the sales tax levy last spring, the City of Paris has a new influx of cash that is to be used to improve downtown business districts and...
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...
Connor Eckman showed several pigs at the 2017 Monroe County Fair. One animal was purchased by Dr. Handlin and Leslie. More Fair Coverage


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...


URGENT! Paris Red Cross Blood Drive
The Paris Red Cross Blood Drive is Thursday, July 13, at the Paris First Baptist Church from 1:00-6:00 p.m. There is an emergency need for blood and blood platelets. A...
Senator Claire McCaskill discussed a range of issues during the Town Hall held July 6 at the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center. McCaskill Finds Friendly Audience in Monroe City
When Claire McCaskill traveled Missouri for her latest round of town hall meetings, she deliberately chose deep-red counties where she expected to...


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...
Ka-BAM! Bike Across Missouri Riders Cycle into Paris
The BAM riders' estimated time of arrival varied during the day of June 14. They were originally expected to arrive between 10 and noon, but they...


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...
Monroe County Girl Goes Missing
MISSING - 17-year-old Alyssah Thomas was reported missing on the morning of June 13, 2017. She was last seen on the evening of June 12, 2017, at...