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BREAKING NEWS: Government Shutdown Leads to Boat Ramp Closures at Mark Twain Lake – other ramps remain open

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has closed boat ramps managed by the agency as of October 1, 2013, due to the government shutdown. Access to…

Rain Falls-In-To Paris

Rain Falls-In-To Paris

The weather did not cooperate with the 2013 Fall-In-To Paris – rain did Fall-In-To Paris. The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce in concert with numerous city merchants and individuals sponsored…

Red Cross Blood Drive collects 63 productive units

The American Red Cross Blood Drive was held Thursday, Sept. 26, at the First Baptist Church, in Paris.  Sixty three productive units were collected. Receiving donor pins were: Jerry Crigler,…

BREAKING: Corps of Engineers announces local lake closings for government shutdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing for the closure of all USACE-operated campgrounds and day-use parks nationwide beginning Tuesday, October 1, if the potential shutdown of the…

Fall-In-To Paris fills the downtown area with fun, fellowship, food and music

Fall-In-To Paris fills the downtown area with fun, fellowship, food and music

The popular annual Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Fall-In-To-Paris festival will be held this Saturday, Sept. 28, in the streets adjacent to the county courthouse and downtown Paris. The Paris…

Chili Contest, Extreme 5K and Little Mr & Miss Farmer part of Fall-In-To Paris

Chili Contest, Extreme 5K and Little Mr & Miss Farmer part of Fall-In-To Paris

The popular annual Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Fall-In-To-Paris festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the streets adjacent to the county courthouse and downtown Paris. The Paris…

NECAC to help homeowners

The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC), a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency, has been awarded a $10,500 grant to help people…

Elk Fork Bridge to close for 20 days

Weather permitting, MO 154, 5 miles east of MO 15, will close on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 a.m. to begin rehabilitative work on the Elk Fork Salt River Bridge…

Monroe County Fair 4-H Queen captures second runner-up at State Fair

Monroe County Fair 4-H Queen captures second runner-up at State Fair

Monroe County 4-H Fair Queen Roberta Burns, Cannon Kids, finished as second runner up at the Missouri State Fair Queen Contest. Contestants vying for the crown were judged in multiple…

Grain Belt Express could bring revenue

Grain Belt Express could bring revenue

During an informational meeting, on Wednesday, July 31, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, in Monroe City, local residents, including the Monroe County Commissioners and 40th District Representative Jim Hansen…