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Water Control/Dam Safety Annual Operating Meeting at Mark Twain Lake
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake invites everyone to the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Tuesday, November 27th at...


Monroe County General Election-November 6, 2018 Final Cumulative...
Election Summary Report General Election-November 6, 2018 Monroe County, Missouri Final Cumulative Results Monroe County has 6,059 registered...


“A Hometown Christmas”
By Robin Gregg “A Hometown Christmas” is this years theme for the Paris Chamber event scheduled for December 6. The Paris Area Chamber is...


Last Honor Flight of 2018, November 5
Our final flight of 2018 will take place today, Monday, November 5. After a trip to Washington, D.C., buses carrying 110 veterans arrive in...


Anita Dunkle, Collector of Revenue for Monroe County on the left will be retiring at the first of the year and Chrissy Graupman on the right, who has no opponents running against her for the office in the election Tuesday. Dunkle Retiring as Collector of Revenue for Monroe County
Anita Dunkle, Collector of Revenue for Monroe County on the left will be retiring at the first of the year and Chrissy Graupman on the right, who...


Lawrence LeClaire, Tara Garside, Aly Francis, Don Murphy and Larry Castleman Paris Senior Center Blessed with Donations
Paris Senior Center has been so blessed with these two great donations. First donation was from Aly Francis. Aly had her hog processed and...


The Child Center, Inc. in Hannibal Moves to New Location
Abbey Gerveler—October 29, 2018 Last week, The Child Center, Inc., a child advocacy center (CAC), announced its office’s new location at 8965 Hwy...


Aunt Dilsie Heard the Phantom Horn
By Dr. Jim Foster “Goodbye, old home, I’ll see you no more no more.” Thomas Vaughn Bodine, The Paris Mercury The death of Tom Bodine,...


Front of the Monroe County Abstract & Title Building. Photo by Robin Gregg Paris Chamber Spotlight: Monroe County Abstract & Title
By Robin Gregg Will you be purchasing a house and/or land anytime soon? If so, then, more than likely, you will be visiting the Monroe County...


Xi Beta Xi Sorority Halloween Parade 2018
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Just Bead It
By Robin Gregg Have you ever looked at a magazine and thought to yourself, “I could make jewelry out of this!” Danny and Pam Langdon, from...


NECAC advises of application dates for energy assistance
The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is getting ready to process applications for energy assistance in its 12...


Four MEC lineworkers answered the call: Scott Owen, Nick Stueve, Trevor Bax, and Ben Williams. Electric co-ops sending crews to Florida for hurricane repairs
For the second time this fall, electric cooperatives in Missouri sent crews to help repair damage caused by Hurricane Michael. The crews left...


Help Nominate Monroe City for a $500,000 boost!
By Robin Gregg The Small Business Revolution is on a mission to revitalize small towns, one small business at a time. Each season, America...


Drug Take-Back Events
The Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force will hold several Drug Take-Back events during the month of October. The Task Force is providing an...