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Archives for February 2013

Thomas Callaway Earns Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Thomas Callaway, local financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial recently earned the professional certification of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM (CRPC®), as awarded by the College for Financial Planning. “At Ameriprise Financial, we work hard to meet the needs of our... read more

02/26/2013 by eParisExtra

Justiss Super Bowl BoxTop winners

The Annual Super Bowl BoxTop Contest at Justiss Elementary was a big success again this year.  Students scored 1057 touchdowns with 10,570 BoxTops to earn their school $1057. Students went above and beyond by bringing in BoxTops to win a Super Bowl Party for their team of either the Green... read more

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen

Puppet show teaches anti-bullying; Cas Haley makes guest appearance

A Dallas based puppet show named ‘Band of Puppets’ brought Aaron Parker students an anti-bullying program. Eric Neal, a friend of Cas Haley’s, began his career of producing puppet shows for schools in 2008.  He and his co-producer, Camille Cortinas travel to schools in the Metroplex... read more

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen

PJC students presenting Black History Month program

‘Black History is American History’ Program Presented by Paris Junior College Students Members of the Paris Junior College African American Student Union are busy rehearsing a program to be presented next Wednesday. The event, “Black History is American History”, begins at... read more

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen

Aikin celebrates the Love of Reading

For the second year in a row, Aikin Elementary is celebrating the love of reading with the Give a Book – Take a Book Drive. Students and the community are encouraged to bring gently used books to the Aikin Library.  Last year, over 900 books were collected, and the school is optimistic... read more

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen

Parker Elementary receives grant through ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program

Aaron Parker Elementary School received a $500 grant from Kwik Chek/McCraw Oil through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program.  The grant will assist the North Lamar elementary campus in the promotion of math and science. The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program is designed to provide... read more

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen

Chisum High School announces 'One Act Play & Dinner Theatre'; Get your tickets now!

The Chisum High School theatre department will be performing “Cain: A Mystery” on March 7th at 6:30 in the High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 if bought by March 6th, and $12 at the door. Purchase of a ticket includes performance and a delicious dinner — stuffed chicken,... read more

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen

Several more burglaries & thefts reported; Paris PD Press Release - February 25, 2013

On February 24th, officers responded to Walmart, where it was reported that two persons were observed taking numerous items from the business without paying for them. The suspects were seen entering a vehicle and leaving the area. A tag number was given to officers and the vehicle was later... read more

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen

Surging PJC women defeat San Jacinto behind Ashley Johnson's 18 points, 8 rebounds

PARIS – Three weeks ago, the question was whether the Lady Dragons – who lost eight of their first nine conference games – would even qualify for the Region XIV women’s post-season tournament. Don’t look now, but Paris Junior College has won four of its last five – the latest... read more

02/26/2013 by Charles Richards

Paris PD adult arrests over the weekend; February 22-24

Clayton Wayne Barbee, 19, Reckless Driving, Evading Arrest/Detention Amanda Rae Biggers, 24, Possession of Marijuana >2oz <=4oz, Failure to Identify Fugitive, Failure to Display DL David Allen Bradley, 24, Burglary of Habitation, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana... read more

02/25/2013 by Josh Allen

Region 5 & 14 women's junior college basketball rankings and scores update

WOMEN’S   JUCO (Thru Feb ... read more

02/25/2013 by Charles Richards

Region 5 and 14 Women's Junior College Basketball Standings and Scores (through Saturday, Feb. 23)

WOMEN’S   JUCO               (Thru Feb ... read more

02/25/2013 by Charles Richards

Sing Your Heart Out!

If you read my column often, you know that I am passionate about the Paris Community Theatre. I think PCT is a cultural gem to Paris and needs to be supported. In case you don’t know, PCT receives no funds from the city, state, or federal government. PCT is 100% funded by ticket sales,... read more

02/25/2013 by eParisExtra

North Lamar Baseball Change

The Panthers Baseball game which was scheduled for today, Monday, February 25 with Prairiland has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 26 because of the weather. ... read more

02/25/2013 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Bilingual Customer Service at Lamar National Bank

Lamar National Bank is proud to announce the hiring of Ana Morales, 24, as a new customer service representative.  Ms. Morales, who is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish, is a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.  She is married TO Louis Morales who works at Load Trail, and they have two... read more

02/25/2013 by eParisExtra

Paris ISD Board of Trustees Names Finalist for Superintendent

The Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees, at a February 25, Special meeting, named Paul Jones, in Saltillo ISD, as finalist for superintendent. By law, the Board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire on March 18. Mr. Jones is slated to replace retiring Superintendent Paul... read more

02/25/2013 by eParisExtra

Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrests & bookings over the weekend; February 22 - 25

Syndika Raynard Rose, 36, Violation of Parole Brandarius Deodray Lane, 21, Theft of Property >=$500 <$1500 Nicholas L. Smith, 50, Driving While Intoxicated – 2nd Alexis Akish Williams, 31, Theft of Property >=$500 <$1500 Erich Lee Compton, 30, Assault Causing Bodily Injury... read more

02/25/2013 by Josh Allen

Obituaries Monday, February 25

John William “Sonny” Burton, 74 of Paris, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at ParisRegionalMedicalCenter. A graveside service has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at ShilohCemetery with Rev. Don Morton officiating.  The family will receive friends at... read more

02/25/2013 by Josh Allen

Our furry family members are not immune to the toxicity of second-hand smoke either!

  Dogs are two times more likely to develop cancerous tumors when living with a smoker – the most common forms relate to second-hand smoke including cancer of the nasal passage and lungs. Cats can swallow smoke and soot while grooming themselves. The risk of developing feline lymphoma... read more

02/25/2013 by eParisExtra

TxDOT honors employees for safety records

The Paris District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held its 29th annual safety banquet on February 5th at the Love Civic Center in Paris. A total of 195 Paris District employees were recognized by TxDOT for their accomplishments in driving and working safely without accidents... read more

02/25/2013 by Josh Allen