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The family of Beulah Hughes is celebrating her 90th birthday with a surprise party 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.Born Feb. 9, 1928, Hughes was employed by several Paris businesses … more
KANSAS - The new owners and operators of the small diner in Kansas are forming relationships one fresh-cooked meal at a time.Mark and Sarah Beals of Paris opened the restaurant called Grandma’s … more
"Comfort food: any food eaten, not only for its pleasing taste but also for a sense of contentment, nostalgia, etc. that it provides."—Webster's New World College Dictionary 4th … 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
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
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
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
There are times when I write this column I wonder if anyone is reading it. The last month or so, I’ve found many people not only enjoy the recipes but are trying them.Last week’s column … more
Now that it’s December, I feel like I can begin thinking about Christmas. I hope to put my tree up this weekend, put candles in my windows and maybe consider some shopping.I can’t think … more
While I think everyone enjoys sitting down with family for Thanksgiving dinner, one of my favorite parts of the food holiday are the leftovers — and what you can do with them.When Don and I … more
When I was growing up, my Mom was in charge of making the pies and the dressing or Thanksgiving at Grandma and Grandpa Dennison’s house.Thanksgiving was always a big deal for our family. We … 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
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
Time goes by so quickly it seems with leaves turning, farmers harvesting and children back in school.As I was leaving HRC the other day, after working on Dolly Parton Imagination Library … more
Elaine Good couldn’t stop smiling as her Canadian family moved through the serving line at the family farm in August.More than 40 family members made the trip from  Calgary and Winnepeg to … more
Next weekend is Labor Day and that means one thing — college football — and tailgating.The beautiful weather Friday evening to usher in the high school football season — how about … 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
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
My friend Gary Butler. who has joined The Prairie Press as a regular columnist, wrote in today’s edition of his memories of attending the Edgar County Fair as a child.Gary and I are about the … more
As I was coming out of a stop Friday, Warren Sperry stopped me and asked me if I was fixed for tomatoes, cucumbers and other wares from his garden. My answer of course was, “Can you ever … more
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