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My Turn – by former owner and publisher Richard Fredrick

No Budget Conference? How many times have we heard some Republican Senator or another blast the Senate Democratic leadership for not passing a budget? Their criticism has always had a…

JUST A THOUGHT – by Lisa Talton

It Still Takes a Village… I received an email from a reader last week that I want to share part of with you. “One thing that I have noticed is…

As Time Goes By ~ Yesteryears

90 Years Ago  May 4, 1923 Sold 80 Acres For $80,000: W.O.L. Jewett, formerly of Shelbina, sold his 80-acres near Los Angeles for $1,000 an acre. A big strike of…

Just Ask Dave- by Publisher David Eales

Thanks… Memorial Day is a somber reminder of what we to owe those who gave the greatest sacrifice for us – their lives in defense of our freedom. When I…

My Turn – by former Owner and Publisher Richard Fredrick

The Graduates (continued) This past Thursday in this space I sought to defend our younger generation in general and our recently high school graduates in particular from criticism that they…

JUST A THOUGHT – by Lisa Talton

This past weekend we were in Quincy for the Gus Macker 3 on 3 Tournament. All four of my children played in it and were very excited to be a…

As Time Goes By – yesteryears

90 Years Ago June 1, 1923 Paris High School Vocational Agriculture Class Ties For First Honors In the State: The Vocational Agriculture Class of the Paris High School, taught by…

JUST ASK DAVE… ~ by Publisher David Eales

JUST ASK DAVE… ~ by Publisher David Eales

Amazing Students… It was my honor and pleasure to be the guest speaker at the Paris R-II Elementary Honors Assembly, on Monday, May 20. The assembly recognized both Honor Roll…

MY TURN ~ by Richard Fredrick

I had the pleasure once again of attending a local high school graduation. The kids seemed so well behaved and focused this year. Emotion was visible in every talk and…

Just Ask Dave ~ by Publisher David Eales

Just Ask Dave ~ by Publisher David Eales

Graduation… It is a time of pride, pride in our future; and it is a time of tears; tears of good byes and for our fledglings leaving the nest and…