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“This is our third year to be the sponsoring agency for the Carson and Barnes Circus,” said Henry Shaw, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club. “Proceeds from the event go to support our club house operations and help us keep memberships affordable to anyone that wants to join the club.”
Carson and Barnes will hold shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 11. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley.
Tickets are available at David’s Meat Market, Paris Coffee, Ballard Insurance and Rent-A-Center on Lamar Avenue. Or they can be purchased online at www.bigtopshow.com.
“Membership to the Boys and Girls Club costs only $15 per year, and events like the circus make sure we can continue to keep the membership costs for our kids at the same level,” Shaw said.
Rehearsals are currently underway for Paris Community Theater’s production of “Run for Your Wife”, a hilarious British farce, written by playwright, Ray Cooney, which had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York.
It’s about a taxi driver, who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Everything that could go wrong, does, as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding. Hilda Mallory is directing this production.
This fast paced, rollicking comedy is full of laughs as the cast attempts to go through their daily routines. The action takes place in the home of John and Mary Smith in Wimbledon and in the home of John and Barbara Smith in Streatham. Primarily, the main set, which is the lounge of a modern flat, “doubles” for both homes. Throughout the play, action will be taking place simultaneously in each of the flats, but the inhabitants of each flat are, naturally, oblivious to the others. John seems to be missing since he does not turn up where he is supposed to be, and both wives become so anxious that they contact the police in their respective section of London. In fact, he had an altercation with some rowdies and ends up in the hospital. He is taken to his home in Wimbledon by Detective Sergeant Troughton, where he discovers that he has lost a lot of time and memory. Enter his up-stairs neighbor, Stanley Gardner, who becomes embroiled in John’s attempts to keep his secret life from unraveling.
The cast includes John “Terry” Bull as John Smith, the taxi driver; Sherry Scott as Mary, the first wife; Becki Wisenhunt as Barbara, the other wife; David Fielding as Stanley Gardner, the upstairs neighbor of John and Mary, who unwittingly gets drawn into the complications; Jim Hamaker as Detective Sergeant Troughton; Charlie Thompson as Detective Sergeant Porterhouse; Justin Gallant as Bobby Franklyn, the flamboyant up-stairs neighbor of John and Barbara; and Audrey Faires as the Reporter.
Stage crew includes Betsy Mills as Assistant Director; Justin Gallant as Stage Manager; Audrey, Faires Assistant Stage Manager; Josh Maxwell, Technical Director; and Charlie Thompson, Set Construction.
“The play is a little risqué,” director, Hilda Mallory, said. “Suggestive, with sexual innuendo, filled with mistaken identities, sight gags and enough comic lines to fill an encyclopedia of humor, but it might not be suitable for everyone. It is not offensive, just full of fun for everyone.”
“Ameriprise Financial is sponsoring “Run for Your Wife,” Mallory said. “We are really grateful to Thomas Callaway and James Callaway, financial advisers at Ameriprise, for taking the interest in our theater and helping bring this production to our many friends and theater lovers.”
Play dates are March 21-23 and 27-30 at the Plaza on the Square. For more information, call the PCT office at 903-784-0259 and reserve your seats.
Apply now for an action packed adventure into the world of the Fire Service. This is a hands-on class where students will be able to learn about our equipment and actually use it on mock scenarios.
The Class will include the use of air packs, personal protective equipment, hose deployment, thermal imaging camera operations, Hazardous Materials response, portable fire extinguishers, EMS operations, extrication with the Jaws of Life and first aid. The Fire Marshal will teach investigation techniques and public education and possible review a fire scene.
This is not a classroom course. The students will be active in working with the firefighters in hands-on activities.
Saturday May 10th students will travel to Sulphur Springs to the fire academy where they will put all of their information into practice.
We hope that you will come join us. Maximum number of students is 15, so don’t delay in signing up.
Call 903-784-9225 to get on the list. Hope to see you there.
The Kiwanis Club of Paris was started in 1951 and originally had 58 club members. The first Pancake Days raised $235 and served 350.
The club now has 130 members and last year served 8,212. To do that it takes 2,400 lbs. of pancake mix, 23,500 ounces of syrup, 2,304 lbs. of sausage, 240 gallons of milk, 285 gallons juice, 19,000+ butter servings, 3-4 thousand cups coffee, 27,000 oz. soft drinks , 96 lbs lard, 24,000 napkins, 1000+ man hours of hard work.
Pancake Days are March 7th and 8th and tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door. Tickets available at Lamar National Bank.
The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research is inviting residents in the Smith watershed to a public meeting to discuss a water quality project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 6th in the Council Chambers Room at the Paris City Hall located at 150 1st St SE in Paris. Sign-in will begin at 5:45pm and the meeting will start at 6:00pm.
Smith Creek is within the Red River Basin within Lamar County. Smith Creek extends from the confluence with Pine Creek north of Paris to the upstream portion of the stream in north Paris in Lamar County. Smith Creek is on the state’s list of impaired waters for having bacteria levels that exceed water quality standards for primary contact recreation.
At this meeting, landowners and citizens will have the opportunity to learn about a new project, Recreational Use Attainability Analysis for Ten Creeks in the Red River and Neches River Basins, which focuses on assessing the level of recreational use occurring among Smith Creek.
Since decisions made about these waterbodies will affect landowners, citizens, industries, and municipalities, local participation is fundamental to the success of this project. Stakeholders will be asked to provide guidance on the direction of this project.
Stakeholders will be given an opportunity to review historical land use data and discuss how this effort will create an updated recreational use classification for the Smith Creek watershed.
Nikki Jackson, with the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, will give background information on Smith Creek and introduce the recreational use attainability analysis project. “Stakeholder input on survey sites and recreational use is crucial to the success of the project,” Jackson said.
This project is funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board through a general revenue nonpoint source grant to the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research.
For more information about the meeting, visit the project website at http://tiaer.tarleton.edu/ruaa/index.html or contact Jackson at 254-968-1902 or email@example.com
The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board administers Texas’ soil and water conservation law and delivers coordinated natural resource conservation programs through the State’s 216 soil and water conservation districts. The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board is the lead agency for planning, implementing, and managing programs for preventing and abating agricultural and silvicultural nonpoint sources of water pollution. The agency also administers a water supply enhancement program through the targeted control of water-depleting brush; works to ensure the State’s network of 2,000 flood control dams are protecting lives and property by providing operation, maintenance, and structural repair grants to local government sponsors; and facilitates the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee.