Residents of The Oaks Manor in Oakland frequently gather in the spacious visiting area for a variety of activities, including a church service, which had just ended Thursday, May 31, at the independent living facility. Pictured seated, from left, are Joan Hartke, Donna Barnes and Linda Driver. Standing is Alisha Seafler, director of the senior living apartments. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
OAKLAND — The Oaks Manor, an independent senior living facility is celebrating its 10th anniversary.The senior living apartments, located just off Route 133 on Walnut Street, provide small town living for seniors who live in the 13 apartments... more
Both Lake Ridge Christian Church and Bell Ridge Christian Church are using the theme Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus for the 2018 Vacation Bible School. Special to The Prairie Press)
Area churches are busy planning Vacation Bible School for the youth of Paris and youngsters of the surrounding communities.Lake Ridge Christian church hosts VBS this week. The program begins Sunday, June 3, and continues with a closing program... more
Dandelions are the bane of those people adamant about keeping a pristine yard. Far from a noxious weed, the nutritious little plant has a variety of health benefits,  according to folk belief and popular lore. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Let’s get a disclaimer out of the way. I’m not a cook. The height of my culinary skill is pretty much a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Readers must keep that caveat in mind as they follow this adventure about consuming dandelions... more
Honors for the Paris Tiger baseball team were presented at Thursday (May 31) annual banquet at Step Station. Pictured front row, from left, are Sami Potter accepted the award on behalf of her brother TJ Potter, Brody Spencer, Brock Minor, Dylan Creech and Caleb Gates. Second row, from left, are Coach Jeff Chambers, Zach Burger, Austin Littleton, Raven Thompson, Austin O’Neal, and Head Coach Creighton Tarr. (Cindy Spencer/The Prairie Press)
The Paris Tiger baseball team put the bow on yet another record-breaking season with an awards banquet Thursday (May 30) at Step Station.The season officially ended with a 2-1 loss to Mattoon in the IHSA Class 3A Regionals May 24. The Green Wave... more
The honor guard from the Hume American Legion Post fires a three-volley salute in Young America Cemetery as part of the concluding ceremony for the Memorial Day observation at Hume. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Many people see Memorial Day as time off work, the start of summer, big sales and a reason for a cookout. There are a few who still honor the somber purpose of the day by remembering Americans who gave their lives defending freedom and liberty.Here... more
The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting its second block party Saturday, June 2, on the southside of the square in Paris. The Clark County band Bailout will be featured. (Special to The Prairie Press)
The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting its second block party from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in downtown Paris.“We think it’s a great way to kick off summer in a great setting,” said chamber secretary and event... more
Residents of The Oaks Manor in Oakland frequently gather in the spacious visiting area for a variety of activities, including a church service, which had just ended Thursday, May 31, at the independent living facility. Pictured seated, from left, are Joan Hartke, Donna Barnes and Linda Driver. Standing is Alisha Seafler, director of the senior living apartments. (Nancy Zeman/The Prairie Press)
Both Lake Ridge Christian Church and Bell Ridge Christian Church are using the theme Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus for the 2018 Vacation Bible School. Special to The Prairie Press)
Dandelions are the bane of those people adamant about keeping a pristine yard. Far from a noxious weed, the nutritious little plant has a variety of health benefits,  according to folk belief and popular lore. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
Honors for the Paris Tiger baseball team were presented at Thursday (May 31) annual banquet at Step Station. Pictured front row, from left, are Sami Potter accepted the award on behalf of her brother TJ Potter, Brody Spencer, Brock Minor, Dylan Creech and Caleb Gates. Second row, from left, are Coach Jeff Chambers, Zach Burger, Austin Littleton, Raven Thompson, Austin O’Neal, and Head Coach Creighton Tarr. (Cindy Spencer/The Prairie Press)
The honor guard from the Hume American Legion Post fires a three-volley salute in Young America Cemetery as part of the concluding ceremony for the Memorial Day observation at Hume. (Gary Henry/The Prairie Press)
The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting its second block party Saturday, June 2, on the southside of the square in Paris. The Clark County band Bailout will be featured. (Special to The Prairie Press)

Historic win

CASEY — For the first time in recent memory the Paris Lady Tigers softball team took down the high-powered Casey-Westfield Warriors 10-7 Friday (May 11).

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Despite a ferocious comeback attempt in the top of the sixth inning Saturday (May 26), the Paris Lady Tigers were unable to close the gap before falling 10-7 to top-seeded Chatham Glenwood in the C

Obituaries

Howard Martin, 92, of Venice, Fla., and formerly of Paris, passed aw

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