Meredith Cooper, of San Antonio, Texas, and her 8-year-old daughter, Heather, visited a memorial of 26 metal crosses near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Special to The Prairie Press)
Navy veteran Mike Field has always been mindful of security everywhere he goes. As a church member, he takes that even more seriously.He is a member of a large church in Southern Illinois with around 1,200 members that has invested quite a bit in... more
The Paris High School orchestra played for class plays and singing groups. (Special to The Prairie Press)
The year 1918 holds many memories of the past as the First World War came to an end.Looking through the pages of the yearbooks of history many interesting facts are revealed about what was going on in the school building that was only nine years old... more
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Sweet but with a lemony finish.Crisp, tangy to the point of tartness.Spicy and fragrant.No, I’m not discussing the merits of fine wines. I’m talking apples!Although we usually talk about apples in the fall — after all, October is... more
CHRISMAN – The Chrisman Cardinals were confident going into the Jan. 9 game against Schlarman following two big wins against Georgetown and Tri-County the previous week.Chrisman Coach Zack Patterson explained to his players before the game it... more
Paris High School assistant principle Mark Cox talks with student Michael Hunter during study tables for freshman students Thursday at PHS. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Paris High School’s co-principals Lorraine Bailey and Carol Jones didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year, but the two women have already made a big impact on the students, faculty and staff at the school.... more
Members of the organizing committee for the annual Cause for Paws wine tasting and silent auction are busy preparing for the event, set Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Members include seated, from left, Brenda Wright and Monica and Leo Smith. Standing, from left, are Mike Morris, Hellie and Craig Smith and Regina Quinn. Tickets for the event are available at The Prairie Press office as well as from Morris and Wright. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
The annual Paul Warner Cause for Paws wine tasting is set Saturday, January 27, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.The $25 tickets for the fundraiser includes hors d’oevres, wine tasting and beer and liquor tasting as well as a silent auction,... more
Meredith Cooper, of San Antonio, Texas, and her 8-year-old daughter, Heather, visited a memorial of 26 metal crosses near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Special to The Prairie Press)
The Paris High School orchestra played for class plays and singing groups. (Special to The Prairie Press)
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Paris High School assistant principle Mark Cox talks with student Michael Hunter during study tables for freshman students Thursday at PHS. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Members of the organizing committee for the annual Cause for Paws wine tasting and silent auction are busy preparing for the event, set Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Members include seated, from left, Brenda Wright and Monica and Leo Smith. Standing, from left, are Mike Morris, Hellie and Craig Smith and Regina Quinn. Tickets for the event are available at The Prairie Press office as well as from Morris and Wright. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)

Betty Graham

ARTHUR – Betty Jean Graham, 92, of Paris, and formerly of Arthur, died at 2:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at her residence. She was a retired nurse.

Naomi Myers

MARSHALL – Naomi S. Myers, 96, of Marshall, passed away at 8:07 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Burnsides Community Health Center.

Beverly Martin

Beverly Ann Martin, 81 of Paris, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Providence Health Care, St. Mary of the Woods, Ind.

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Sports

Players and fans braved the gloomy forecast and headed for Eveland Gym as the second half of the 2017-18 basketball season got underway Sunday.

Panthers 13, Tigers 11

Obituaries

MARSHALL – Michael Louis Myles, 64, of Martinsville, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at his residence following a battle with cancer.

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