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In the building that was formerly Tan Texas, Paris Tan & Spa Co. has completely remodeled and revamped the place — new owners, a new name, all new bulbs, new beds, new merchandise and premium tanning lotions.
There are 20-minute beds, 10-minute Turbo beds, and the UV-Free Mystic Tan. All of these beds are available by the single tan or 3-month memberships.
As an opening special, with the purchase of a 3-month membership, you will get a 20% discount on a bottle of lotion of your choice.
This is not just a tanning salon though, there will also be a full service hair salon — featuring a professional cosmetologist, coming in two weeks.
There is also a special line of Natural Life merchandise, which includes custom purses, pillows, pants, shirts, wallets, bracelets, coffee mugs, steering wheel covers, decorative items, and more — some of which are pictured to the left.
Paris Tan & Spa Company is owned and operated by Danci Smith, Cassie Johnson and Jeanna Smith. All being from Paris, TX, and they are excited to serve their neighbors with an outstanding service and friendly business, where the customer comes first.
The hours of operation are 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturdays, and 12-6pm on Sundays.
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“We’ve got a set of ZZ Top tickets we’re giving away to whoever makes it up the highest,” Owner Collin Hadley said at the event Saturday. “Participation was slow at first, but once MEO employees started testing their personal vehicles, people could see and understand the concept and started participating.”
People took their trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and other vehicles by Maximum Elevation at 1855 17th NE to see whose off roader could get the highest up an RTI ramp, which is used to measure suspension travel in a vehicle. Pete Lauritsten won the tickets.
“I figured, why not make it a competition,” Hadley said. “The off-road market is huge in Northeast Texas, but in a different aspect. Most vehicles that are lifted with big wheels and tires don’t serve much off-road purpose or capability.”
Maximum Elevation aims to educate customers on how to have an off-road capable vehicle that can still serve as a daily driver. The RTI ramp allows the story to test customers’ vehicles and fine tune the suspension system.
“We will also be able to show our customers before and after test results from the components we install on their vehicles,” Hadley said.
Five different projects were submitted by local non-profit organizations for review by this year’s class. The class had discussions and meetings over both, and at their October meeting it was announced, based upon a vote.
The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society is in the middle of purchasing a new building for their REACH Center (Raising Expectations & Creating Hope) on Lamar Street. This lead them to request funds for this expansion and renovations in the project outline/presentation submitted to the Leadership Lamar County class.
RRVDSS is an organization that services those in the northeast Texas, southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas areas. Its mission is to improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities through support, education, awareness and advocacy. They work to realize the complete acceptance and inclusion of individuals with mental disabilities into all aspects of family and community.
Each individual with Down syndrome, or other disability, has his/her own unique personalities, talents and capabilities and need advocates and support in this community — allowing for a better transition into family and community. This is what the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society is here to do.
The RRVDSS’ REACH Center is a lifelong education and resource center for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their families, educators and employers. They offer one-on-one tutoring, small group instruction for preschool and adult age groups, host educational workshops and trainings for both parents and educators, provide social opportunities for both children and adults with mental disabilities, and provide an up-to-date resource library for the use of our families and educators.
With this larger and more permanent location that the Leadership Lamar County class shall work towards raising funds for, the REACH Center can offer even more programs to the community of Lamar County including a teen/adult educational recreation afternoon program. This program would fill a great need in the community for people in this age group with mental disabilities.
More classrooms are needed, as well as a ‘rec room’ and a dedicated (and safe) nursery for childcare during parent education sessions.
The RRVDSS is asking for the Leadership class to help with these needs, by providing the funds required to make these needed changes, which should be completed in 6-12 months.
The Leadership class has decided on several ways to raise these funds. The biggest and main fundraiser will be the local favorite, Dancing with the Stars. However, there will also be a big golf tournament, softball tournament, basketball tournament, a ‘save-your-dimes-for-Down-syndrome’ campaign — which will fill empty soda bottles with dimes, custom t-shirts, and many other things.
The Leadership class will decide upon the dancers for Dancing with the Stars at their November meeting, with nominations and voting being held in the weeks before.
There will be more Leadership Lamar County updates, such as the dancers for Dancing with the Stars, locations of fundraisers, meeting updates, and more.
Franklin, with a BS in Nutrition with emphasis in Dietetics from Kaplan University, also has a BS in Home Economics from the University of Madras in 1996 in India, and worked as a food chemist for a food manufacturing plant.
“We are pleased to have partnered with Sharmila and look forward to her services as a benefit to PFA and it’s members.” Said Shanna Beshirs , GM. Franklin will be offering programs in nutrition, weight loss, weight management, life style changes and over all improved health. Clients who are vegetarians, or have food allergies or intolerances will not be left out, as she has specially crafted programs for their lifestyles.
Sharmila is a board member of the popular “Fit 4 Life” program that is a county wide activity and fitness awareness program. She is also and active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
For more information Paris Fitness and Aquatics at 903-785-4FIT.
AgriTourism: Information and Ideas for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
If you are involved in agriculture and understand the joys of country living, you may have a unique and fulfilling business opportunity right in your own backyard! Seminar will be presented by Paris EDC Executive Director, Steve Gilbert–don’t miss out!