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FFA All The Way
February 7th, 2017 was a big day for a little girl. Grace Graupman, the two-month-old child of Brandon and Becky Graupman, was to go in for a heart...

A Little Bit of Snow Can Cause Big Driving Problems
Last week’s snowfall in Monroe County did not lead to much accumulation, but the roads became slick and caused multiple accidents. When it comes to...

Meet Your Neighbor
Allison Miller is the new student journalist for the Monroe County Appeal and will be doing a column on school events each week. Although she is just seventeen, Allison...
Regional Missouri Bank Board Members Recognize Employee Promotions
PARIS — The Regional Missouri Bank Board of Directors announced their slate of promotions January 19, 2017. Regional Missouri Bank has been a local, community bank since...
2017 Bluff View Re-Regulation Dam Tainter Gate Work
Mark Twain Lake, February 2, 2017 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has announced plans for a public informational meeting to be held on Wednesday,...
The Monroe County United Way wants to thank everyone in the community who helped them meet their goal of $3500. United Way Thank You

Grain Belt Express Suffers Another Setback
The Grain Belt Express project recently suffered a significant setback on their third attempt at acquiring a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity that would enable them...
Prince Candidates: (Back Row L-R) Brayden Meals, Tyler Buck, Dalton Graham, and Jimmy Layton.
Princess Candidates: (Front Row L-R) Jaylyn Dennis, Macy Holohan, Josie Rentschler, and Madison Thomas. Prince And Princess Candidates

Don Williams Memories
Larry Turner member of the Paris High School Class of 1967 presents a book entitled “The History of Missouri State Basketball Championships”...

KRISTA CHARLICK TO GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Krista Charlick graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Friday, December 16, at 1 p.m. She received a Bachelor...

Half Cent Sales Tax Increase
The Monroe County Commissioners’ Office will be seeking a half-cent sales tax increase in April of 2017. Presiding Commissioner Mike Minor, Western...

Missouri Woman Says Hello
As your new editor, I’d going to be taking some time to get to know the area and its citizens, but I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you a...
Pink Out Fundraising Game a Big Success
Two students from Paris R-2, Lauren Embree and John DeOrnellis, along with the Monroe County 4-H Leader, the late Jacquie Stuart, started the Pink...

Missouri House Hosts Governor Greitens for Annual State of the...
Members of the General Assembly gathered in the House Chamber Tuesday evening to listen to new Governor Eric Greitens share his vision for the direction Missouri should...
Meet Your Neighbor: Tanya Kolosick
Tanya Kolosick ended up in Paris by luck and design. She is now the new Assistant Publisher of the Monroe County Appeal, a job she could not have...