Registration continues for Uncle Jesse’s 28th Annual Big Bass Classic on May 3

Kelley Meredith celebrates her win at the 2013 tournament

Kelley Meredith celebrates her win at the 2013 tournament

It is not too late to enter as team or as an individual for the  Uncle Jesse’s 28th Annual Big Bass Classic Fishing tournament.

The Uncle Jesse’s 28th Annual Big Bass Classic was started by Dener Pyle of “Dukes of Hazard” and is  a great opportunity to support the young people of Lamar County through various children’s charities.

The fishing tournament will be Saturday, May 3 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pat Mayse Lake, Sanders Cove. There will be lots of prizes and trophies.

Fishing commences at 6 a.m. and must be in the weigh-in line by 3 p.m.Tournament proceeds are designated for various children’s charities of Lamar County.

For more information, contact the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce at 903-784-2501 or email

Master Gardeners Lamar County Plant Sale

Farmers Market in downtown Paris

Farmers Market in downtown Paris

The Lamar County Master Gardeners Association Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, May 3rd from 9am to 2pm at the Farmers Market, located on SW 1st Street in Paris behind the Paris Public Library.

The Plant Sale will include native and adapted perennials, small shrubs, roses and vegetables. All plants for sale are grown by members of the Lamar County Master Gardener Association and are suitable for this zone and are reasonably priced.

Paris Biker Church Hosts Free Pancake Breakfast

Biker Church Fellowship Pancake breakfastThe Paris Biker Church is hosting a free fellowship Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19th at 8am.

The breakfast will include sausage, bacon, coffee, milk or juice. After breakfast they encourage everyone to attend the Paris Harley Chili Cook-Off. The Paris Biker Church will be having a team compete in the chili cook-off.

Second “Walk with a Doc” Thursday night at Dragon Park

Walkers at Dragon Park at the 1st "Walk with a Doc"

Walkers at Dragon Park at the 1st “Walk with a Doc”

The Lamar Delta County Medical Society will host another “Walk With a Doc” on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6 pm at Dragon Park behind Paris Junior College (across from the Love Civic Center).

Walkers will enjoy a refreshing walk with Dr. Amanda Green and other health care professionals, who will provide support and answer questions during the walk. There will be a 5-10 minute presentation at the beginning of the walk, and a limited number of free pedometers and T-shirts will be available for participants.

Blood pressure monitoring will be available on site. Dr. Green encourages anyone in the community of any age to join the walk. This is a free program and preregistration is not required. Future walks will be announced via the Walk With a Doc website,, and are currently scheduled for May 15 at 6 pm.

walk with a doc 2The Paris Walk with a Doc program is part of a state-wide initiative funded by a grant from the Texas Medical Association Foundation with major support from the Aetna Foundation. The grants help TMA doctors host walks with their patients, as well as provide marketing and promotional materials, and cover technical support from the Walk With a Doc organization.

Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. “This program has had tremendous participation and success in many other cities around the country, ” said Dr. Green. “I’m very pleased to be part of this exciting and simple program that shows improved health results for so many people.”

Why walk? “There is no question that increasing exercise, even moderately, reduces the risks of many diseases, including coronary artery disease, breast and colon cancer, and Type 2 diabetes, ” said Dr. Green. “Research has even shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour that you exercise regularly.” According to the American Heart Association, walking as little as 30 minutes a day can provide these health benefits: improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, help maintain a healthy body weight and lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well-being, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

walk“Walk With a Doc allows physicians to interact with their patients outside the office, where they can see their doctors practice what they preach. What’s discussed in the office is put int motion outside the office,” said Debbie Fuller, MD, vice president of the TMA Foundation and immediate past chair of the TMA Council on Health Promotion. She said patients’ comments and questions during the walks tend to feed off one another as they discuss general health and lifestyle issues with a person they trust – their physician. “It’s me and my patients, real-life in sweats together, just talking about health and well-being while we’re out getting exercise,” she said.

About the Lamar Delta County Medical Society (LDCMS): LDCMS members include 60 local general medicine physicians as well as subspecialists. The membership has supported the local Kids’ Marathon, Hard Hats for Little Heads, as well as 5-7 $1000 scholarships yearly to promote Paris students interested in health careers. To learn more, go to

About Texas Medical Association (TMA): TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. FMA Foundation raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of the TMA. To learn more, go to

About Walk With a Doc: Walk with a Doc is a non-profit organization that encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages, to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a board certified cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. To learn more, go to

100 Target Trap Shoot this Sunday, April 13th

skeet1-150x150The Paris Skeet and Trap Club will be holding a 100 Target Trap Shoot this Sunday, April 13th.

The Shoot is open to any age, ATA member, 4H member. Bring a gun and they will squad you.  The club urges 4H shooters, near and far, to come out.  Saying “this is a golden opportunity to get in another mock competition practice before your District shoot! You are welcome to join us!”

The Adult Entry fee for the 100 targets is $25.  The entry fee for Youth, 17 and under, and 4H members is $12 and each will shoot 2 rounds of 16 yard line trap. There will be one to two youth prizes awarded, depending on how many shooters they have.

This is not a registered shoot.  The PSTC will begin throwing registered targets in mid May.

The Trap Shoot will have 25– 16 yard line targets; 25– handicap targets; 50 doubles targets.