Commercial Lot for Sale on Lamar Avenue

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Paris ISD to Host Girls Basketball Camps

basketballParis ISD will host a Paris Ladycats Basketball Camp the first week of summer at the Paris High School Gymnasium for incoming 2nd  through 6th graders

This basketball camp for girls will run Monday through Thursday, June 9 – 12, from 9:00 A.M to  11:00 A.M.

Paris ISD will also host its first Girls Basketball Team Camp for Area incoming 7th – 9th Grade Student-Athletes. The camp will be run by Paris ISD, Cooper ISD, and Chisum ISD Coaches.

For more information on either camp, contact Theodore J. Mackey, PHS Girls Athletic Coordinator, Head Girls Basketball & Asst. Track at 903-737-7400 ext. 2523

 

 

 

 

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Saturday is Bike Day at the Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market in downtown Paris

Farmers Market in downtown Paris

May is National Bike Month and the Farmer’s Market is bringing the month long celebration to a close with Bike Day at the Market.  From 8:00am until 10:00am, anyone who rides a bicycle to the Farmer’s Market Saturday the 31st, will receive a coupon for a free cup of coffee from “That Guy’s Coffee”.  Some market vendors will have cookies or other treats for the cyclists to enjoy.

Councilman Edwin Pickle will give a talk on the importance of bike safety at 9:00 am.  Bikes and bike memorabilia will be on display and the south parking lot will be set up with an obstacle course, and an area for bike games. Each participant in a bike game will receive a free Farmer’s Market Button (while they last).

The games will be suitable for young and old alike.  Games will include a “How Slow Can You Go” course, and a “Ride the Thin Line” game.  There will be bikes on hand to ride for those who can’t bring their own.

“Part of our mission as vendors at the Market Square is to enrich, enliven and entertain while providing local products to the community.  We hope that this event will accomplish that mission. We encourage everyone to discover the joy of bicycling and if they can ride their bikes to the Market, that is even better. They save gas, get great exercise, have some fun and help the local farmers earn a living. It’s win-win for everyone.”

“Cycling is an excellent form of exercise, and according to the Sierra Club: Pedaling Prosperity, 2012 – If Americans made one 4 mile round-trip by bike instead of car each week, we’d burn nearly 2 billion fewer gallons of gas annually.  At $3.64 a gallon, that’s a savings of $6.6 billion.”

National bike month was established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists.  Originally founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelmen, the League works to promote and protect cyclists of all types.  The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month and has a website where information and education about bicycling can be found.  The website is located at http:/bikeleague.org.  National Bike Month was established in honor of encouraging and educating people to step outside of the house or car and onto a bicycle.

The Market Square is located at 400 1st SW, one block south of the Square in Downtown Paris.  There are currently eight to ten vendors setting up at Market Square each Saturday Morning.  That number is expected to increase during the month of June as more farmers have produce to sell.   Currently available for sale each Saturday are lettuce, greens, beets, turnips, onions, potatoes, cabbage, eggs, coffee, breads, baked goods and a variety of other items.  Stalls are available by the month for $25.00 or $10.00 per day.  Contact Cheri Bedford at 903-784-9293 for more information.

North Lamar drops first game in playoff series with Argyle

Jacob Cowling lays down a bunt in Game 1 against Argyle.

Jacob Cowling lays down a bunt in Game 1 against Argyle.

For the first time during the 2014 playoffs, the North Lamar Panthers find themselves in a 0-1 hole going into game 2. For only the second time in 10 tries, the Panthers find themselves coming off a loss in the postseason. This loss, however, didn’t come in extra innings like the first one. Unfortunately for the Panthers this game ended in the fifth inning as Argyle run-ruled the Panthers after a 15-3 victory.

Things looked promising for the Panthers as they once again scored in the first inning of a playoff game. With the one run scored against Argyle lefty Parker Mushinksi, North Lamar has now scored in the first inning in eight of the 10 games they’ve played during the playoffs. This run scored because of a walk, single and an error on the catcher.

The 1-0 lead was short lived though as Argyle scored three in the bottom of the inning. From the first pitch, Panther senior Daniel Gibbons appeared to be struggling with his command. Gibbons only lasted two innings for North Lamar as he walked seven batters and gave up nine runs on five hits.

The big blow came in the second inning. With North Lamar trailing 3-2, Argyle hit a pair of three-run homers to blow the game wide open. Argyle would add six more runs in third inning off Ty Jones. Hunter Reeves would finish the game on the mound for North Lamar, recording the final four outs of the game without allowing a run.

Hunter Reeves receiving a sign from third base coach during game 1 against Argyle.

Hunter Reeves receiving a sign from third base coach during game 1 against Argyle.

“I was excited I got to go in [to pitch],” Reeves said after the game. “It’s been a while.”

Reeves also led the team at the plate as he had two of the three Panther, including a double in the fifth inning. North Lamar will try to bounce back from this loss as they host Argyle on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. Brandon Dusenberry should get the start for North Lamar and will try to put the team back on track.

“We’re going to come back tomorrow night and be ready to play baseball,” Panther coach Scott Igleheart said after the game.

By: Greg Higgins, eParisExtra