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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...


Editor's Musings: The Death Circuit
My mother was a poet and had her work published in various magazines and newspapers. After her work Final Harvest, a poem about the death of a farmer, appeared in print,...
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,...


Hurricanes and Strong Women
As I write this piece, my friend Susan is trapped in her house near Houston. Her street is not flooded yet, thanks in part to the woods that are behind her home. Still,...
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...


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...
Editor’s Musings Oh, the Irony
Because I am a big nerd, I was recently discussing how people often use the word “ironic” incorrectly. For instance, Alanis Morissette famously...


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...


Editor’s Musings: Mowing the Lawn – Who is to Blame?
When I was awakened by a lawn mower at 7 a.m. last Saturday morning, I was unhappy, to say the least. I had plans to sleep in after a busy week. Although I refrained from...
Pixie #1 - Head Coach Gary Crusha School's Out: Mark Twain Area Baseball and Softball Association Games
Many area children have spent part of May and the month of June playing baseball or softball, thanks to the Mark Twain Area Baseball and Softball...


TPNB Bank had its annual customer appreciation hog dog lunch on Friday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bank employees (left to right) Devyn Windsor, Assistant V.P. Cheryl Shatzer, and Nicole Burke worked the food table passing out chips, hotdogs, condiments, and drinks.  TPNB Customer Appreciation Day


School’s Out: Baseball and Brown Bags
Children in the Paris area have an answer for the Monday morning blues: Baseball and Brown Bags. During the summer, the Paris R-II school district...


Bob Riley Earns 50-Year Masonic Pin
Bob Riley is humble about being earning his Masonic 50-year pin Saturday, May 13, saying that paying his dues regularly was a big part of his tenure with the...