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Sunday 05/01/2016
Take the time to pray with us all
Posted: May 01, 2016 - 6:00 am

All the people of Paris and Lamar County are encouraged to be a part of the annual Day of Prayer on Thursday, either by joining the prayer walk or by taking time to pray wherever you are.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Child sex abuse affects all
Posted: April 29, 2016 - 11:05 am

He was wearing dinosaur socks when I met him. Cute, colorful socks — the kind that make you smile.

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Wednesday 12/16/2015
Students inspire a successful Toys for Tots
Posted: December 16, 2015 - 10:57 am

As the 2015 Lamar and Delta County Toys for Tots Campaign comes to a close, I want to say how inspirational this year has been.

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Thursday 12/10/2015
Origin of Sitton Ducks
Updated: December 10, 2015 - 12:32 pm

It’s funny — in the real world, as well as cartoons — how names “catch on.” 

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Sunday 12/06/2015
Investment tips for the end of the year
Posted: December 06, 2015 - 6:00 am

Who knows where the time goes? Although 2015 is almost in the books, you can still make some year-end investment and financial moves that may help you get off to a good start in 2016. Here are a few suggestions: 

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Sunday 11/29/2015
Tracing family descendents
Posted: November 29, 2015 - 6:00 am

Ninety-eight percent of Americans are descendents of immigrants.  

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‘Love the Coopers’ has talented cast
Posted: November 29, 2015 - 6:00 am

Love the Coopers” is a mess of a film, considering its talented cast. It feels like someone had a good idea for a sitcom and then decided to throw it into a two-hour movie. But director Jessie Nelson, who did “I Am Sam” and “Stepmom,” should have known better. It has the unfortunate gimmick of a narrator, that serves mostly as a distraction. If this is our holiday comedy, we‘re in trouble.

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Coping with death around the holidays
Posted: November 29, 2015 - 6:00 am

The holidays are upon us. Your anticipation is overwhelming and you are wondering how you will cope with the approaching holiday season.

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Sunday 11/22/2015
Start your own investment ‘traditions’
Posted: November 22, 2015 - 6:00 am

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in 1924) and football (the first broadcast Thanksgiving Day game was played between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in 1934). Traditions are important, and you may want to establish some in one of the key activities of your own life: investing. 

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Wednesday 11/18/2015
Stars shoot both ways
Posted: November 18, 2015 - 11:20 am

Most folks whose age is within a quarter-century of my Uncle Mort’s 103-plus years are happy to be moving at all. A few are willing to catch falling stars, tickled at the prospect of experiencing one final “whoosh,” even if pointed downward.

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