C'est La Vie
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Area churches are busy planning Vacation Bible School for the youth of Paris and youngsters of the surrounding communities.Lake Ridge Christian church hosts VBS this week. The program begins Sunday, … more
Let’s get a disclaimer out of the way. I’m not a cook. The height of my culinary skill is pretty much a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Readers must keep that caveat in mind as … more
Someone once said vacations should be looked at as hills and canyons. Expect and accept there will be highs and lows, no matter where you travel.  I must say the recent vacation Tom and I took … more
Paris High School has course opportunities for more progressive and adventurous students to take closer control of their educational possibilities.While the school was under construction, local … more
As the temperatures (finally) begin to feel like spring, I’ve been thinking about spring-cleaning. Does anybody do that anymore?In the Roberts household, I don’t recall Mom announcing, … more
I can’t imagine how you mothers do it.Pick the kids up after school, get them to the ball game or track meet or practice and then home again for a late dinner — unless there’s … more
I was able to spend Easter dinner on Saturday with most of my family, hosted by my sister and brother-in-law Cheryl and Dale Curl.Cheryl is a wonderful cook and baker and probably should be writing a … more
Eggs — the wonderful protein — are cheap, easy to prepare and versatile. They can be poached, boiled, coddled, baked or fried. Fold them into an omelet or bake them in a casserole. … 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
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
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 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
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