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Paris Junior High will host a girls basketball tournament on Saturday, December 14, at the school’s gymnasium.
Below are the tournament brackets for seventh and eighth grade:
This morning at 10am Paris High School senior, Tanner Napier received the Award for Excellence from the U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also present at the awards ceremony was Brock Richards, Pro Football Hall of Fame, U.S. Army Major General Allen Batschelet, Commanding General U.S. Army Recruiting Command and local Army representatives Lieutenant Colonel Promotable Wesley MacMullen, Staff Sergant Kelly Morris and Major Promotable Eddie Smith from Texas Christian University ROTC and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes (New England Patriots & LA Raiders). The ceremony was at the PHS gymnasium.
Tanner recently signed with Arkansas State University to play golf.
Thank you letters to the disaster relief teams working Lamar County were written during Nora Sullivan’s computer class at Everett Elementary. Many of the students wrote from their hearts expressing appreciation from working on electric lines to cleaning up fallen trees and branches after the recent ice storm. Excerpts from the letter writers include:
“I would thank them because I had a hard time being warm in our cold home.” ~ Ruben Enns
“I would like to thank Lamar Avenue Church of Christ and Red Cross for their love and support. They helped me a whole bunch.” ~ Gibson Dyess
“I thank Oncor so much because my family had a very hard time. I thank all of the generous men that are out there that are working in the cold right now.” ~ Rebecca Dueck
“I would thank Lamar County Electric for working in the cold and trying to help us and if you live far away I hope you get home safe. I just can’t thank you enough because we had a hard time cooking, staying warm and I wish you a Merry Christmas.” ~ Melodee Robinson
“I would like to give a big thank you to the Texas Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief Team for cutting down tree limbs. It was very generous of you all.” ~ Kaitlyn Miller
“I would like to give a big thank you to Lamar Avenue Church of Christ and American Red Cross for feeding people and letting little 1 year olds sleep there. It’s very generous of you. We have been through some very hard times.” ~ Jasey Armstrong
“Thank you (Lamar County Electric Co-Op) for your kindness, support and love.” ~ Jackson Stevenson
“I would like to thank them (electric groups) for the patience they have trying to get our power on.” ~ Daniel Unger
The Chisum FFA Senior Chapter Conducting Team maintained their integrity as the highest scoring and placing leadership team in the history of Chisum ISD by placing 9th at state this past weekend.
They advanced to state competition for the 3rd straight year out of over 1,020+ possible 1A to 5A FFA Chapters in Texas.
The Texas FFA State Leadership Development Events were held December 6 & 7 at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. The team picture shows all members, and the awards that they have acquired the past 3 years.
As a team in Senior Chapter Conducting, they have won 1st place at District - 2011, 2012, & 2013, 1st place at Area - 2012, 2nd place at Area - 2011 & 2013, 2nd place at Alba-Golden Invitational Contest – 2013, 1 State Semi-Finalist Top 20 Teams in Texas 2011 and 9th place State Finalist – 2012 & 2013.
“This was an exceptional group of young men and women,” Chisum agriculture dept. official Tracy Denny said.
Frank Artuso, CEFCO District Manager, and Food Fast #1098 Manager Jennifer Wentworth present Crockett Intermediate School Assistant Principal Debi Robbins a $500 donation to help fund the fifth grade Sky Ranch field trip.