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My Brother Jerad and I grew up dancing together in our living room. First in Mama’s arms and later poised on our parents’ toes before we could walk. About four years ago, we started … more
For the past several years I have been privileged to exercise with a great group of women mostly from Indiana. We love to work out together and we especially love to talk. We have shared many joys … more
Coats keep us warm from the cold and in the winter around the Midwest they are an absolute necessity.At Christmas not only do we have toy drives, but also coat drives so everyone can have a warm coat … more
I don’t think it’s any secret that I love Savannah, Ga. Even when it’s 100 degrees with 99 percent humidity or when the yellow pollen covers everything, I love the Hostess City. As you read … more
I was driving into Paris from a trip to Hume and lunch at The Twisted Piston (that’s for another column) when I passed Donnie Farris set up on the old Orndorff and Wright lot on state … more
As consumers turn more and more to the Internet to research and discover new products, one of the viral sensations of 2017 — and a popular Christmas gift — is the Instant Pot®, a … more
HUME – It is never too early to start learning about the benefits of healthy food and three members of the Shiloh High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) … more
I don’t know about you, but is there anything better than strolling the Downtown Paris Farmers Market on a Saturday morning?This time of year those of us who don’t have a garden find our … more
By GARY HENRY ghenry@prairiepress.net Here is something everyone can support. Monday is National Blueberry Pancake Day. It is unknown who was originally behind this idea or how Jan. 28 came … more
Nothing signals the start to the winter holiday season quite like a platter full of freshly baked cookies, from sugar-dusted crescents to chocolate-dipped macaroons and sprinkle-topped wafers. … more
Since the beginning of time the methods of cooking have changed in many ways. Some say for the better where others say they wish they had the old ways back. One thing is certain though, no matter … more
HUME – Students in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America program at Shiloh High School served a hot breakfast Oct. 25.“We do it almost every quarter,” said student … more
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 … more
It is time to turn on your oven. That is what my son Matt said when he called from Denver. He said he turned on his oven and made chocolate chip cookies. Cooler weather puts everyone in a baking … more
Nancy has been writing about some of her favorite summer recipes and here are a few of mine.  I especially enjoyed reading about tomato sandwiches as I grew up eating tomato sandwiches. We … more
Next weekend is Easter — April 1 — and I’m confident most of the home cooks are already planning their Easter meal for family.I’ve never really understood why ham is served at … more
Sunday is the Super Bowl and while I sincerely doubt there are many local New England Patriots or Los Angeles Rams fans, still many Americans will get together with friends and families to watch some … more
Dining is more than grabbing a fast food sandwich, eating on the run or inhaling a meal at the desk.On the other hand, it does not always have to be haute cuisine with complicated recipes and exotic … more
The new Domino’s Pizza store on Jasper Street in Paris is part of a long-range plan.Franchise owner Sam Duvall started in Charleston, added Mattoon and now has a new operation in … more
In Sikeston, Mo., there is a restaurant called Lambert’s which advertises that it throws rolls — and it does. They are huge and very tasty. On Interstate 70 near Highland, is a place that … more
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