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Whelans Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary
Artie and Carolyn Whelan of Clapper will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 23. Carolyn Boss and Army Pvt. Artie Whelan were married...

Valentine’s Day Luncheon Held
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“Our Story Our Town”
The 13th annual Senior Expo is taking place during the Bicentennial this year. The theme of the Expo is “Our Story Our Town.” Senior Expo will...

Cook, Stacy Beer, surprising Barbara Karr with her lunch. Photo courtesy of Monroe City Nutrition Center Office Staff to the Rescue
February can be summed up as icy roads, cold winds, warm smiles and hugs . Many days last month the office staff of the Monroe City Senior...

Robin Gregg, Monroe County Appeal Editor on left awarding Maggie Middleton her roses and gift certificate. Photo by Janice Carman Valentine Contest Winner Awarded
By Robin Gregg The 2019 Monroe County Appeal's Valentine Contest was won by Maggie Middleton, simply by submitting a Valentine Greeting to her...

Back Row Standing: Princess Opal Johnston; Prince Robert Cornick; Front Row Seated:  Queen Margaret Tawney and King Buddy Mongler; Photo by Robin Gregg Miller's Residential 2019 Valentine Royalty
Congratulations to the 2019 Miller's Residential Valentine Royalty: Prince Robert Cornick; Princess Opal Johnston; King Buddy Mongler; and Queen...

Sandy Davidson is a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and a Curators’ Teaching Professor at MU and is an attorney for the Missourian. Limits on Sunshine Law are Serious Blow to Transparency
By Sandy Davidson A proposed change in Missouri’s Sunshine Law, part of House Bill No. 445, is dreadful. It could shut off the ability of...

Everett and Lela Arnett. Photo by Robin Gregg **Love Story of the Year** Everett and Lela Arnett
By Robin Gregg When I was searching for a couple that had spent most of their lifetime together, I wasn’t expecting to have such a sweet couple...

Pruning and spring care help winter-damaged trees
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This winter’s snow and ice took its toll on trees. Proper pruning now, followed by extra care in the growing season, gives trees a...

Give your Valentine's Day flowers some TLC
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Valentine’s Day flowers, like love, can stand the test of time if given a little TLC. Call it flor-amore. Your flowers will last...

Mattinglys Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary
Gale and Sue (Mudd) Mattingly were married on February 8, 1969 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Paris. The couple celebrated this...

Macon Electric Cooperative Earns Safety Achievement
Safety comes first at Missouri’s electric cooperatives. That’s why Macon Electric Cooperative participated in a rigorous effort to comply with all...

The Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron, the Garden’s homage to the world’s tropical plants and ecosystems. Discover the Heartland-A Visit to The Missouri Botanical Garden
By Abbey Gerveler As the tri-state area is stuck in cold weather, and trees and plants appear to be bare and lifeless, spring may seem like...

Kyle and Maggie. Photo courtesy of Maggie Middleton Farm Kid Love
By Robin Gregg Maggie first saw Kyle Middleton at a tractor pull when a mutual friend tried set them up. Kyle was in fire gear volunteering with...

Monroe County Health Department, Paris Mo. Photo by Robin Gregg Monroe County Health Department February Schedule
 GENERAL “WALK-IN” CLINICS Clinic will include immunizations, blood pressures, blood draws, and other health services. LOCATIONS: Monroe City...