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Yuletide Guide - Reduce Holiday Waste
The holiday season is a joyful time of year. But the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also tend to be very wasteful. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
Yuletide Guide - The Hottest Toys This Holiday Season
The hottest toys this holiday season Christmas may be celebrated toward the end of the year, but at the annual New York Toy Fair, the season for thinking about toys begins...
Yuletide Guide - Cinnamon Ornaments & Figgy Pudding
Cinnamon Ornaments To Make the Dough • 1 cup of flour • 1/2 cup of salt • 1/2 cup of cinnamon • 3/4 cup of very warm water...

Yuletide Guide - Holiday Traditions
Every family has different traditions during the holiday season. For some families, one holiday tradition may include an uncle getting dressed up...

Pictured with Mrs. Hammond (left), is Rotarian Jo Reynolds. Paris Rotary Club Hosts Christmas Is Caring Coordinator
Diana Hammond, Coordinator for Christmas is Caring, was the guest of Rotarian Jo Reynolds at the weekly meeting of the Paris Rotary Club on...

James Monroe Chapter of DAR holds Vietnam Veterans Dinner
National Society of DAR works in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DOD) to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War to say...

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,...
114929 Debbie Boulware with her daughter, Paula Bross, prepare their tables in advance of their afternoon 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...

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