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Stress and resilience are key elements of mental health that are essential in today's fast-paced and constantly changing world. It is normal to experience stress, whether due to work, family or … more
Whales do it. Birds do too, and so do bees. They all sing to communicate. Whales learn their own pod’s songs and can be heard by family hundreds of miles across the ocean. Birds have … more
I was seven years old when D-Day happened, and I didn’t quite understand what it was all about. It seemed after that day the people around me moved with a more deliberate purpose and maybe I … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the June 1923 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. Spelling and punctuation have not been changed except where necessary for better understanding. … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the June 1923 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. Spelling and punctuation have not been changed except where necessary for better understanding. … more
One of the most common shade trees in our area is the sycamore. If you have recently moved to a home with a sycamore on the property, you may be panicking because it has failed to leaf out yet. … more
Ever since I was a little boy I thought maps were a wonderful invention. I could hardly wait for Mrs. Judy, my first grade teacher, to pull down a wall map that hung above our blackboards. I … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the late May and early June 1923 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. Spelling and punctuation have not been changed except where necessary for better … more
These past few weeks I have witnessed and celebrated many young people finishing their course of study, whether it be junior high, high school, or college. While I am happy for them, I know their … more
Woodrow Trace is a friendly old peckerwood who attends our church on Easter Sundays. He’d come more often, but he’s gimpy most of the time. Ninety years old, I’m told.  He … more
Meteorological summer began June 1, and all the major weather bureaus across the globe recently published predictions for summer 2023. The one thing every weather agency agreed upon is new heat … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the late May 1923 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. Spelling and punctuation have not been changed except where necessary for better understanding. … more
What if all the things that could happen actually happened? Sometimes it would be an unmitigated disaster, sometimes it would be a delightful surprise. As a little boy, my mom and my brother … more
Tomorrow is Pentecost, the birthday of the church. All Christians are part of that church, but too many only want to be parts getting the good of it rather than active parts giving the good to Jesus … more
The strange thing about Ben Morton was there were three different versions of how he became a crippled man.  He limped badly, dragging his crippled right leg, often described as a club … more
Wellness is an essential aspect of a healthy life, and it encompasses various dimensions such as physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual wellness. Unfortunately, many people … more
It is time to give serious thought to privacy and the surveillance made possible by technology since law and civil norms always lag behind technology. With policy issues, the pendulum swings too far … more
We often hear promoters of exercise programs promise using their system will result in getting toned up. That raises the question of what does it mean to be toned? Is a toned body difficult to … more
No, I am not talking about the candy bar known as Butterfingers, unless I am trying to unwrap that tasty morsel perhaps with slick or sticky fingers and can’t get it unwrapped. When I … more
Here is a compilation of stories appearing in the May 1923 issues of the Paris Beacon-News. Spelling and punctuation have not been changed except where necessary for better understanding. CIRCUS … more
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