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National FFA Scholarship Awarded to Local Student
INDIANAPOLIS (National FFA Organization) The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000.00 AGCO Dealer scholarship to Betsy Embree of the Paris...


Paris SSM Clinic Abruptly Closes: Will Provide Limited Services...
Cherie Graupman, office clerk at the Paris SSM Health Medical Group, may still have a job, but it won’t be in the Paris clinic. She and the rest of...


Former Local Woman Rides Out Hurricane Irma in Closet
According to Kristen Williams Kayson, her father, local farmer David Williams, 78, was so worried about her during Hurricane Irma that he sent his...


115717 Nancy Riechmann and Jeannette Eilers man the cashbox at their sale.
Paris All-City Garage Sale a Family Affair The Eilers-Riechmann garage sale wasn’t scheduled to begin until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8,...


Paris and Madison Fire Units Deployed to Shelbina District Fire
Both Madison and Paris fire departments were called to help fight a house fire located 12 - 15 miles outside of Shelbina in Lentner on Monday,...


Paris Missionary Aids Texas Hurricane Victims
Tom Davis has spent days surrounded by Hurricane Harvey devastation. He and other members of the Non-Denominational Christian Home Fellowship...


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Judy Harmon Retires: Angelia Baker Sworn in as New Assessor Judy Harmon Begins New Chapter
Monroe County Assessor, Judy Harmon, Retires Judy Harmon has served the people of Monroe County for eight years as county assessor. Her successor,...


Maggie Middleton shows Anjou calf at Missouri State Fair Finals. Local Cattle Operations Shine at Missouri State Fair
Three local families known for their Anjou cattle met in Grand Champion Maine Anjou Bull drive at the Missouri State Fair. Despite a large number...


A Total Eclipse of Common Sense
Monday’s eclipse was a big deal. Huge, even. Like most big events, it generated much information. When the helpful topics like safety precautions...


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...