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Our community, like many in our state and nation, are living with many people struggling with a variety of addictions, primarily drugs and alcohol. Good people and organizations in Paris are working … more
There’s a small change in today’s Prairie Press most of our readers will not notice. On page 2A, in the information box located at the top left, there’s a new volume number which is … more
I recently entered the men’s restroom at the Chrisman Café to wash my hands.  It’s a nice, friendly small-town eatery.  On the wall, facing me, were some framed words of … more
The summer is winding down, but there is still time to enjoy ice cream, the undisputed king of summer treats. Ice cream makes the top-10 dessert list in every country. It’s not just for … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the late August/early September 1924 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. The September 1923 volume is misplaced so Out of the Past is 99 years instead of a … more
Getting farther away from the period when air conditioning was not common is getting harder to remember how we coped. I wonder if we had better sweat glands that provided our bodies with a type … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the August 1924 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. The August 1923 volume is misplaced so Out of the past is 99 years instead of a century ago. FOR … more
Employment is essential for individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve independence and live a fulfilling life. However, adults with developmental disabilities face barriers to … more
Recently, I came across a study I found to be fairly sad. Although I don’t know the exact number, this study found a majority of Americans don’t know their neighbors. Another study … more
When Harley, a good Paris friend of mine, set his GPS for Burlington, Colo., he drove with confidence it would deliver him there. Burlington is on I-70, which should have been a simple geographic … more
It’s the last week of August and home gardeners are busy pickling, canning, freezing and drying this year’s production to store and enjoy later — all in time for September as … more
Schools are back in session and in the rush between sleeping as late as possible and getting to school on time, breakfast is too often overlooked. Skipping breakfast is a bad idea. According to … more
Rosie and I have been visited by great grandkids this summer, and we have sure enjoyed watching them. One time was at our family reunion, and we have an 11-year-old staying with us for a couple … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the August 1924 issue of the Paris Beacon-News. The July 1923 volume is misplaced so Out of the Past is 99 years instead of a century. RUM RUNNERS … more
It’s mid-August and monarch populations are peaking. Those beloved butterflies with orange and black stripes and white dots on their wings seem to dart in random paths through the air. … more
A feature of the churches I serve is the public sharing of joys and concerns on Sunday mornings. This gives those in attendance a chance to publicly share their blessings and needs.  It … more
Some guys are born to be hunters and fishermen.  I never had those genes in my DNA makeup. Consequently, I’ve never been on many small boat rides. Never water-skied. Never fished … more
Each year at the Edgar County Fair, candidates for Miss Edgar County are required to give a speech.  This year, one of the candidates encouraged those in attendance to volunteer.  She … more
Mirrors are on cars and trucks for a reason. Actually, a very valid reason. They help you avoid accidents.  It aggravates me to ride with drivers who turn their heads to look rearward … more
I need glasses to read with unless I am transferring information on a sheet of paper to the computer screen. I usually type the stuff I write with size 14 lettering. If I am in the mode of … more
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