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Data reveals 47% of us have braces at some point in our lives. Braces are most commonly associated with the teenage years, but there is no age limit for their use. Some choose to improve their smiles … more
Addiction is a complex and chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It can have serious physical, mental and emotional consequences, and can make it difficult for individuals to … more
Individuals with developmental disabilities often face challenges in gaining independence and living independently. Life skills training can help these individuals with developmental disabilities … more
What in the world is going to happen in technology, especially in the field of computers, be it hardware or software? I remember back in 1946 thinking about a television set and wondering how … more
Our community, like many in our state and nation, are living with many people struggling with a variety of addictions, primarily drugs and alcohol. Good people and organizations in Paris are working … more
There’s a small change in today’s Prairie Press most of our readers will not notice. On page 2A, in the information box located at the top left, there’s a new volume number which is … more
I recently entered the men’s restroom at the Chrisman Café to wash my hands.  It’s a nice, friendly small-town eatery.  On the wall, facing me, were some framed words of … more
The summer is winding down, but there is still time to enjoy ice cream, the undisputed king of summer treats. Ice cream makes the top-10 dessert list in every country. It’s not just for … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the late August/early September 1924 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. The September 1923 volume is misplaced so Out of the Past is 99 years instead of a … more
Getting farther away from the period when air conditioning was not common is getting harder to remember how we coped. I wonder if we had better sweat glands that provided our bodies with a type … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the August 1924 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. The August 1923 volume is misplaced so Out of the past is 99 years instead of a century ago. FOR … more
Employment is essential for individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve independence and live a fulfilling life. However, adults with developmental disabilities face barriers to … more
Recently, I came across a study I found to be fairly sad. Although I don’t know the exact number, this study found a majority of Americans don’t know their neighbors. Another study … more
When Harley, a good Paris friend of mine, set his GPS for Burlington, Colo., he drove with confidence it would deliver him there. Burlington is on I-70, which should have been a simple geographic … more
It’s the last week of August and home gardeners are busy pickling, canning, freezing and drying this year’s production to store and enjoy later — all in time for September as … more
Schools are back in session and in the rush between sleeping as late as possible and getting to school on time, breakfast is too often overlooked. Skipping breakfast is a bad idea. According to … more
Rosie and I have been visited by great grandkids this summer, and we have sure enjoyed watching them. One time was at our family reunion, and we have an 11-year-old staying with us for a couple … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the August 1924 issue of the Paris Beacon-News. The July 1923 volume is misplaced so Out of the Past is 99 years instead of a century. RUM RUNNERS … more
It’s mid-August and monarch populations are peaking. Those beloved butterflies with orange and black stripes and white dots on their wings seem to dart in random paths through the air. … more
A feature of the churches I serve is the public sharing of joys and concerns on Sunday mornings. This gives those in attendance a chance to publicly share their blessings and needs.  It … more
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