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ABOUT THIS MONTH'S COVER:
As winter’s snow swirls all around
her, Iris Shepherd plays beautiful
music on her violin. Her mother,
Traci Shepherd, captured the
It’s a New Year with New Stories!
As we roll into a New Year,
resolutions are important, but
so is a review of 2016. As I look
through the past year’s issues,
I’m proud of our community and its
direction. For example, there have
been new initiatives, such as Preserve
Paris, which are steadily improving our
Several books were published
that highlighted our county. Several
hardworking, charitable organizations
raised record-breaking amounts of
money to aid their good causes. A
new Downtown App turned heads as
our community used technology to
improve commerce and tourism. And
finally, inspiring individuals continue
to push us onward. And now, 2017,
here we come!
With this issue we offer a fond
farewell to a woman who has been a
fixture at our public library for three
decades. Our spotlight is on Freda
Reddick, who offers a glimpse into her
life at the library and beyond.
We drop in on Tommy Scarbrough,
who offered up a unique item at Helping
Hand last year. Discover how this
auction item turned out in Arts and
Entertainment. Speaking of folks with
a charitable nature, readers will enjoy
meeting Michelle Brewer, whose shed
is an answer to many a prayer.
We bid farewell to Annie Mayoza
Holmes who inspired food lovers with
her delicious recipes in Paris Cuisine.
She’ll tempt your taste buds one last
time with her fabulous pork chops in
this issue. We’ll miss you Annie, and
we appreciate you!
Meanwhile, Bill Neese tells us about
a New Year’s to remember. Angie
Dotson debunks some health-related
wives tales. Parisian Theatre owner,
Larry Smith discusses the Oscars, and
a touching tribute to Dr. Ted Callicott.
Our gardening guru, John Watkins
shares a little garden trivia, while Larry
Ray and Shannon McFarlin recount
some amazing history.
Have a happy, healthy New Year!
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine