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PJC Releases Certified List of Fall Graduates

PJC Releases Certified List of Fall Graduates

Some 200 students participated in the fall graduation ceremony at Paris Junior College held Dec. 18, 2015. This was the third year a fall graduation was held to accommodate more students at PJC. After the processional entered the Hunt Center, Phi Theta Kappa president Joel Mutchler gave the...

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North Lamar's Versache Buchanan Signs with Alcorn State

North Lamar's Versache Buchanan Signs with Alcorn State

Versache Buchanan has signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at Alcorn State.   Reprinted with permission from The Panther Press. ...

02/05/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Win Third in a Row

Pantherettes Win Third in a Row

After starting the first half of district play with a 2-3 record the North Lamar Pantherettes find themselves with a 5-3 record with two games left. This, in part, thanks to a 54-46 win at Atlanta. This is the second team that defeated North Lamar during the first half of district only to lose...

02/04/2016 by Greg Higgins
Crosstown Showdown on Saturday at Wildcat Gym

Crosstown Showdown on Saturday at Wildcat Gym

Crosstown Showdown between the boys basketball teams from Paris High School and North Lamar High School on Saturday, February 6th at the Wildcat Gym. The Paris High School baseball team will be holding a chilli supper fundraiser during alll the games (serving from 3:30pm-7:30pm) in the PHS...

02/04/2016 by eParisExtra
PHS Students Win Essay Contest

PHS Students Win Essay Contest

Each year the Paris Council of Garden Clubs and members clubs sponsor contestants in The National Garden Club, Inc. essay contest. Four Paris High School seniors taught by Sandra Strom are the local winners of the contest.  All four essays advance to the district level of...

02/04/2016 by eParisExtra
Cats Close Out Leopards, 63-45

Cats Close Out Leopards, 63-45

For three quarters the Liberty-Eylau Leopards had the 8th-ranked Paris Wildcats right where they wanted them, but the Cats finished the District 15-4A game in championship form, 63-45, to move one step closer to defending their district title. Pictured:  Moving Jalon Pipkins to point guard,...

02/03/2016 by Tim Taylor
Header by Hall Gives Ladycats 1-0 Win

Header by Hall Gives Ladycats 1-0 Win

The third time proved charming for the Paris Ladycats who finally subdued their 2015 season-ending adversary, the Crandall Lady Pirates, 1-0, on a goal by sophomore Katy Hall with just 5:04 remaining in their pre-district soccer match Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium. Crandall eliminated a...

02/03/2016 by Tim Taylor
Pantherettes Survive in Pittsburg

Pantherettes Survive in Pittsburg

For the first time during district the North Lamar Pantherettes have won two games in a row and have a winning record because of it (3-4). North Lamar upended Pittsburg on the road 44-40. (Photo by Bev. White) North Lamar trailed 22-15 at the half but their defense only allowed the Lady...

02/03/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Speeds Past Pittsburg Behind Big Second Half

North Lamar Speeds Past Pittsburg Behind Big Second Half

The North Lamar Panthers led 27-25 at the half. Then, they proceeded to out score the Pirates 44-31 in the second half on thier way to a 71-56 victory on the road. North Lamar finishes the first half of district with a 2-3 record and will be on the road in Atlanta Tuesday night. North...

02/03/2016 by Greg Higgins
PJC Releases Fall President's and Dean's List Students

PJC Releases Fall President's and Dean's List Students

Paris Junior College is pleased to announce students who made the President’s and Dean’s lists for academic achievement during the fall 2015 semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average, (straight A’s) on a minimum of 15 semester...

02/03/2016 by eParisExtra
PHS Students Place High at Recent UIL Academic Meets

PHS Students Place High at Recent UIL Academic Meets

Paris High students placed at recent academic meets. Seniors Caroline Janes and Maggie Maxwell placed first in Duet Acting at the Austin chapter of the National Catholic Forensic League to qualify for the Grand National Tournament to be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Sacramento. Kendra...

02/02/2016 by eParisExtra
Roxton ISD Employee Wins Award from Modern Woodmen of America

Roxton ISD Employee Wins Award from Modern Woodmen of America

Modern Woodmen of America presented Jill Hinton of Roxton ISD with the Hometown Hero Volunteer Award. With the award Jill chose the Roxton Food Pantry as her charitable organization and Modern Woodmen of America made a $100 donation to the Roxton Food Pantry.  Pictured are Diane Stegall...

02/02/2016 by eParisExtra
Hot and Healthy Breakfast at Chisum Elementary

Hot and Healthy Breakfast at Chisum Elementary

Students at Chisum Elementary enjoy hot, healthy breakfasts every morning.  Pictured with Food Service Director Wanda Armstrong are first grader Kayden Ralson and Pre-K student, Braelyn Emeyabbi.   ...

02/02/2016 by eParisExtra
NLHS Earns Speech Championship at Mt. Pleasant Meet

NLHS Earns Speech Championship at Mt. Pleasant Meet

North Lamar High School students participating in University Interscholastic League (UIL) academics are preparing for district by attending invitational or practice meets in the local area.  Host schools abide by UIL rules just as they do in UIL district, regional and state meets.   The...

02/02/2016 by eParisExtra
Crockett students ‘tackle hunger’ with Souper Bowl of Caring

Crockett students ‘tackle hunger’ with Souper Bowl of Caring

The Crockett Intermediate School student council members joined the Kroger Souper Bowl of Caring Saturday to ‘Change the Game’ during the weeks leading up to the Big Game.  Over $300 was raised for the Downtown Food Pantry. Photographed with Kroger manager David Diaz are (front row)...

02/02/2016 by eParisExtra
PHS Swim Team Advances to Regionals

PHS Swim Team Advances to Regionals

On Saturday, the Paris High School Swim Team competed at the District 10-5A Swimming Championships at Austin College in Sherman. The girls swim team came in second with a total of 76 points and the boys team finished 4th with a total of 39 points.  Both relay teams advanced to the Regional...

02/01/2016 by eParisExtra
Professionals Speak to NL Students about Career Options

Professionals Speak to NL Students about Career Options

Lamar County Attorney Gary Young and Paris Investigator Chris Bean spoke to students at North Lamar High School about career options. Students in Tiffany Page’s AVID class learned how closely the two professionals worked together on a daily basis and were educated on how the men depend on the...

01/31/2016 by eParisExtra
February 19th Last Day to File for School Board Seats

February 19th Last Day to File for School Board Seats

Friday, February 19, 2016 is the deadline for filing for any of the open school board seats. The election is May 7, 2016. There are sixteen open seats for Lamar County school boards. Three seats open at North Lamar ISD; three seats open at Paris ISD; three seats open at Prairiland ISD; two...

01/31/2016 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Law Enforcement Exploring Post

Paris High School Law Enforcement Exploring Post

Paris ISD employees recently met with local law enforcement officials to discuss implementing a Law Enforcement Exploring Post at Paris High School. Offering full support for the program on top row are Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass, Patrol Captain Tommy Moore, Assistant Chief Randy Tuttle,...

01/31/2016 by eParisExtra
Continuing Education in February at PJC

Continuing Education in February at PJC

Several new classes are available in February from the Paris Junior College Continuing Education Department, including winter bird watching and fitness and computer classes for senior citizens. To register for a class, call 903-782-0447. The Driver’s Education class, approved by the...

01/30/2016 by eParisExtra