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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...
Historical Society to Present Black Jack Pershing Portrayal
The World War I Soldiers of Monroe County, Missouri, written and published by Monroe County Historical Society, will be available for purchase at...


Audrey Vitt: HIP Boutique is Just the Beginning
Audrey Louis Vitt is just twenty years old but she is already an entrepreneur as well as a student at the University of Missouri. Her life is also...


As Time Goes By
May 18, 1917 Flag Raising Was To Be May 27 Sunday Week Has Been Chosen For The Ceremonies A BIG program has been prepared. There will be drills...


May 18 Will Be Open House at Monroe Manor’s Cottage
PARIS – Almost a year after construction began, and two years subsequent to initial planning, Monroe Manor Nursing Home will open the doors for...