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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
The old adage that a five-pound weight gain is inevitable during the holiday season is a myth. According to the National Institute of Health, the average American gains just under one pound during … 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
The aroma of freshly baked pie wafting from a cozy kitchen instantly warms the hearts of those basking in its glory. Fall is prime pie-baking season, and there is no better time to try your hand at a … more
Labor Day signals the shift from lazy summer afternoons and abbreviated office hours to the busyness and excitement of fall, but it also reminds us to do something we often forget to do—simply sit … more
When Jennie Hughes was being considered as the choreographer for the Paris Community Theater’s show “Mamma Mia,” she was given a challenge by the show’s director Stuart Metcalf. Hughes was … more
Springtime is here and that means camping season has arrived as well. Many families long for weekends spent in nature and roughing it for a few days with a pack of basic supplies and a blanket … 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
Have many readers have heard the expression of someone living up to their name? The amazing apple tree in our yard has lived up to its name this year and many people have been blessed as a … more
The Illinois 4-H Foundation honors extraordinary 4-H alumni, volunteers, and former 4-H staff annually at the Illinois State Fair. This year, Edgar County’s own Brad Cash received this … more
Between sports, meetings and regular everyday life at The Prairie Press, I have to admit Christmas has snuck up on me this year. I hope to get my tree decorated this weekend. I had planned to do … 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
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
It’s been exciting six weeks and particularly fulfilling to watch the second musical production of “Mamma Mia” come together with the Paris Community Theater. Opening night was exciting and 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
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