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According to Rick Hamm, a sponsored shooter from Missouri, the tournament is one of only 7 like it in the entire United States, and the only one like it in Texas. Paris is the home of the only ASA Pro/Am archery tournament in the Lone Star state.
Below is a small photo gallery of some of the archers and things going on at the Civic Center. The event ended on Sunday, but not before the Pros had a shoot out that morning to end it. The awards ceremony featured cash prizes awarded by the ASA and belt buckles in 31 different categories presented by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce.
Archers and fans of archery get ready for this weekend. The Southwest Shoot Out sponsored by Delta Targets is here again this year. This tournament is a part of the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour and will feature some of the best archers and shooters in the country right here in your city.
One notable shooter to be making an appearance is eParisTexas.com sponsored archer, Christy Crawford. Chirsty is a native of Paris and one of the country’s finest women shooters. She is an avid outdoors-woman and professional collegiate athlete. She has gained quite the notoriety as an archer and as since been hired on by Shoot Like a Girl, Inc. to be the National Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator. Shoot Like a Girl is a company that specializes in inspiring and empowering women to participate in shooting sports with confidence.
Along with Christy and thousands of other participants, the Love Civic Center will be filled with archers from all over ready to win this shoot out. From early morning until the evening on Thursday through Sunday over 2000 people are expected to attend this nationally recognized tournament. There will be lots of activities, competitions, and family fun. Everyone is encouraged to attend and see what the sport of competitive bow shooting is all about. If you are a hunter or an outdoor lover, this will feel like home to you.
Click the link below to view a schedule of events for Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25.
Also, just underneath is a link to see the Extra’s video from last year’s ASA event that was held at the Love Civic Center.
About 150 people attended the ceremony, which was held at the Red River Valley Fair Grounds. The banquet was proceeded by a National Eagle Scout Association meeting for all Eagle Scouts, including the group from this year.
Below are some photographs.
Delta Waterfowl Foundation is a Conservation Organization with a vision to secure the future of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting. On Saturday March 3rd, the Lamar County Chapter of Delta Waterfowl along with a few kids from Paris Jr. High Outdoor Adventure Program did just this by placing Wood Duck boxes on Pat Mayse Lake.
The Lamar County Chapter holds a yearly dinner banquet as their main fundraising event and receives 25% of their net earnings to use on a local level of which they call the Waterfowl Heritage Funds. For 2012, a portion of the Waterfowl Heritage Funds were used to purchase materials to build nesting sites for resident Wood Ducks on Pat Mayse Lake.
The students of the Outdoor Adventure Program at Paris Jr. High took on the task of building the boxes for an in school project. Three of the students who built the boxes were able to join the Lamar Chapter on March 3rd to ride around the lake and place 25 of the boxes they built.
The day was a huge success and a special thanks go out to Paris Jr. High Outdoor Adventures Program, Capital Lumber for donating the Cedar, Blossom Hardware for the engravings on the boxes, North Texas Fab for the Predator Shields and all of the committee members of the Lamar County Chapter of Delta Waterfowl for their time and efforts to help secure the future of waterfowling.
View a few more pictures below:
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently awarded this bridge replacement contract to East Texas Bridge, Inc. for $866,123.90. This project to replace six existing bridge facilities in Red River County and Lamar County began Monday, March 5, 2012. The first bridge planned to be replaced is on Lamar County Road 44100 at Branch of Pine Creek. Other structures to be rebuilt in Lamar County are on LCR 27300 at Whittenburg Creek, LCR 26600 at Noble Creek; LCR 26702 at Noble Creek. The two structures to be replaced in Red River County are located on CR 1240 at Gouchy Creek and CR 1243 at Cuthand Creek.
These bridges will be constructed to accommodate a 24′ roadway. These locations will be closed to through traffic during construction. Construction on Whittenburg Creek will begin in April. Cuthand and Gouchy Creek will begin in May. LCR 44100, LCR 27300, RRCR 1243 and RRCR 1240 should be completed and re-opened to traffic by September 2012. Work should begin on LCR 26600 and LCR 26702 at Noble Creeks in August and should be completed in December. If all goes as planned, the construction of these six bridges should take approximately ten months. Access to adjacent properties near the construction areas will be maintained throughout the duration of contract work.
TxDOT urges the traveling public to not drive around barricades and observe warning signs during construction of these bridge projects.