Blood Drive on Thursday

blood driveThere will be a Blood Drive sponsored by the Paris Regional Medical Center on Thursday, July 31st from 7am-4pm.

Located at the North Campus of the Paris Regional Medical Center,  865 Deshong Drive in Lewis Hall.

For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Lanie Jennings at (903) 571-9667.

Age 16 may donate with parental consent, age 17 year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for giving blood.

All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation and present a government-issued photo ID. It is also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood.

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“Can-Can Follies” to Benefit Lamar County Meals on Wheels

meals on wheelsThe Lamar County Meals on Wheels is doing a new & fun fundraiser called “Can-Can Follies.”  This fun event will be Friday, August 8th and Saturday August 9th at the Paris Junior College Theatre.

The “Can-Can Follies” will feature well-known people from the Paris community participating in a series of hilarious skits. Some of those participating include Kenny Dority, Eddie Clement, Greg Wilson and  District Attorney Gary Young.

The skits are all set to music; however there is no singing involved, instead everything is lip synced.

The skits consist of everything from Pee Wee Herman to Elmer Fudd to the Blues Brothers. In these very humorous skits, participants are encouraged to be downright goofy to support a very good cause.

The approximate 2-hour show will begin both nights at 7pm.  Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students.
To purchase a ticket, or for information on how to volunteer, contact us at (903) 784-2580.

Meals on Wheels is committed to ending senior hunger and provides meals to the seniors of Lamar County.



Back-to-School Shot Clinics

vaccineStudents can attend one of the four low cost, back-to-school shot clinics available through the Paris-Lamar County Health District.

The first shot clinic is tomorrow, July 19th at 10am.  The next shot clinic is the following Saturday, July 26th. Followed by one on August 2nd and the final one of August 9th. All shot clinics are from 10am-2pm and will be held at the Paris -Lamar County Health District building, located at 400 West Sherman Street.

No appointments are needed, but the child must be 18 years old or younger and a parent must be with the student. Students must also have a shot record with them. Health department officials encourage parents not to wait until the last minute to get their kids shots.

To participate in the shot clinic, the child’s vaccines cannot be covered by insurance. Medicaid, as well as private pay, are accepted. The cost is $5.00 per child.

If you have any questions, call (903) 785-4561.

Canaanland Church Hosts “UNASHMED” Youth Conference

UnashamedThe Canaanland Church in Reno will be hosting a youth conference next week, July 20-27th, titled “UNASHAMED.”

The speakers for the week include Daniel Norris (7/20); Joe Oden (7/21), Chase Stogsdill (7/22), JW Davidson (7/23 & 24) and Josh Radford (7/25, 26, & 27).

Service times are Monday-Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 6pm.

The Canaanland Church is located at 7055 Lamar Road in Reno.

For more information call (903) 783-1720 or

Walk with a Doc Scheduled for Tonight

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

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

Another “Walk with a Doc” is scheduled for tonight at 6pm at the Trail de Paris, Collegiate Entrance.

Walk with a Doc is a nonprofit program that has 148 chapters, mostly in the U.S., offering free 30- to 45-minute doctor-led walks in parks and malls. The goal is to encourage people to exercise and be healthy. The Lamar County chapter was started this past spring.

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