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Spotlight on The Carriage House

Spotlight on The Carriage House

The Carriage House, located at 21 Clarksville Street in downtown Paris, offers a full line of high-end jewelry and watches this holiday season. Located in the same building that housed Gene the Jeweler’s for 60 years, the Carriage House offers a wide selection of 10K and 14K jewelry, bridal...

11/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Turner Industries Honored at Texas Workforce Conference

Turner Industries Honored at Texas Workforce Conference

Turner Industries was recognized as a Texas Employer of the Year finalist at the Texas Workforce Commission’s 18th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Nov. 19-21 in Grapevine. The five finalists were chosen from 28 employers nominated for contributions to their community’s workforce...

11/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

As an integrated part of any hospice team, the hospice volunteer strives to ensure the highest quality of life possible for the person living with a life-limiting illness. Each hospice patient has team of professionals, which includes a chaplain and bereavement coordinator, the medical staff...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

After years in the making and a constant wonder surrounding the proposed new development on Paris’ southeast Loop, citizens are now seeing some movement, as the project is beginning the initial phases of construction, and it appears that the years of work to get to to this point have paid...

11/22/2014 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County Class Met at Campbell's Soup

Leadership Lamar County Class Met at Campbell's Soup

The 2014-2015 Leadership Lamar County class met on Thursday, November 13, at Campbell’s Soup.  The class focused on Conflict Resolution in the workplace and everyday life.  Speaker/Consultant, Rick Miller, discussed Conflict Resolution with leaders for a portion of the day.  Mr. Miller...

11/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Lakes Medical Center to break ground Friday

Paris Lakes Medical Center to break ground Friday

Developer Ron Parker holds a mark-up of a drawing of the Paris Lakes project on Loop 286 on the city’s southeast corner. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards) Over two years ago eParisExtra.com first broke the news that Paris could be home to a new hospital/planned community...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Can More Jobs Push Stocks Higher?

Can More Jobs Push Stocks Higher?

For the ninth month in a row, the economy created more than 200,000 jobs in October. That’s the best string of job increases since 1995. October’s increase was 214,000 jobs, which was below the 235,000 expected, according to Bloomberg. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8% from...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Considering Health Care Costs in Retirement

Considering Health Care Costs in Retirement

With all the uncertainties of the future, it’s difficult for people to know exactly how much to save for retirement. While it may be relatively easy to gauge how much you’ll need for everyday living expenses like food and housing, other expenses such as the costs for health care can be a...

11/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Savory Sisters Catering Open for Business

Savory Sisters Catering Open for Business

The Blossom, TX based catering service Savory Sisters has quickly become a growing business serving Northeast Texas with homemade southern cuisine. Tiffany Phillips, owner of Savory Sisters, said the caterers began as a long line of family cooks. “Cooking large amounts for a lot of people has...

11/10/2014 by eParisExtra
How to Respond to a Volatile Market Environment

How to Respond to a Volatile Market Environment

There’s no denying that the stock market can periodically give investors a scare. We were reminded of this again in October when the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost nearly 900 points in under a week, its worse drop since early 2014.1 When such dramatic movements occur, some people react by...

11/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Prepare Far Ahead for Long-Term Costs

Prepare Far Ahead for Long-Term Costs

November is Long-term Care Aware-ness Month – a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially significant costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them. To begin, just how...

11/01/2014 by eParisExtra
Kimberly Clark Faces $500 Million Lawsuit from Ebola Surgical Gowns

Kimberly Clark Faces $500 Million Lawsuit from Ebola Surgical Gowns

On Wednesday, the California law firm Eagan Avenatti filed a $500 million law suit in federal court against Kimberly-Clark for allegedly making false claims that their surgical gowns protect against Ebola. The law firm claims that millions of the gowns have been sold putting health care...

10/31/2014 by eParisExtra
Long-Term Care Planning: Then and Now

Long-Term Care Planning: Then and Now

When you think about long-term care, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it may be nursing homes or something associated with aging and increasing medical needs. In a broad sense this is appropriate, but much has changed in the last decade or two in regards to long-term care...

10/18/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Agrees to Compensation for Investigatory Documents

PEDC Agrees to Compensation for Investigatory Documents

PEDC Chair Steve Grubbs Tuesday afternoon, the PEDC voted unanimously to pay an outstanding balance of $6, 882.50 to Defenbaugh and Associates for work regarding an investigation into past PEDC activities.  The PEDC has attempted several times to contact Danny Defenbaugh, and according to...

10/15/2014 by eParisExtra
What Does an Unstable World Mean for the Markets?

What Does an Unstable World Mean for the Markets?

The past few months have seen a number of troubling situations develop around the world. Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian conflict has continued, and recently airstrikes began against the Islamic state extremist group in Syria. The growing list of global concerns may add to a sense of...

10/08/2014 by eParisExtra
A stay in the luxurious past...with gourmet breakfast!

A stay in the luxurious past...with gourmet breakfast!

The 1871 Old Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast is located at 731 Clarksville Street, Paris, Texas. (eParisExtra photo by josh Allen) Can you imagine lounging in the evening before going upstairs to bed in a house that’s over 140 years old, built in 1871? That dream could come true at the...

10/04/2014 by Josh Allen
PEDC Announces that J. Skinner Satisfied all Obligations on Bridge Loan

PEDC Announces that J. Skinner Satisfied all Obligations on Bridge Loan

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) announced yesterday that as of August 15, 2014 J. Skinner Baking has satisfied all obligations with respect to a $2M bridge loan. The bridge loan was originally provided to J. Skinner Baking, Paris Texas Plant, by the PEDC in September...

10/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for A Texas Locksmith

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for A Texas Locksmith

Last Thursday, September 18th, the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for new member, A Texas Locksmith. The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening was catered by Casa Del Mare and sweets provided  by Chocolate Kettle. There were door prizes as well as product and tool...

09/23/2014 by eParisExtra
5 Retirement Planning Activities for Small Business Owners

5 Retirement Planning Activities for Small Business Owners

Thomas A. Callaway, CRPC®Financial Advisor |Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. As a small business owner, you’ve worked hard to create a successful enterprise. While it can feel challenging to set aside money for retirement while running a successful business, when you reach the golden...

09/19/2014 by eParisExtra
LifeSynergy Coaching and Counseling Ribbon Cutting

LifeSynergy Coaching and Counseling Ribbon Cutting

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for LifeSynergy Coaching and Counseling. Members of the Chamber  welcomed new Chamber Members and  Co-Owners Carla Moffitt and Wendy McNeal of LifeSynergyCoaching and Counseling. The new counseling center, located in the Chisum...

09/18/2014 by eParisExtra