Archery tournament set to begin Thursday

ASA Archery Tournament

ASA Archery Tournament

Archers are targeting Paris this weekend for the Archery Shooters Association’s eighth annual Brunton Southwest Shoot Out.

The tournament begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Scottie Norrell Memorial Team Shoot. Registration is set for 8 a.m. Friday, and the action begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. for all pro classes, as well as the team shoot. Things begin early Saturday and Sunday — 6:30 a.m. both days, with registration on Saturday and sunrise services on Sunday. Saturday will see first-round shotgun starts at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Second round is set for 3 p.m., with the Red River Shootout at 6 p.m. A second round shotgun start is also set for 8 a.m. Sunday.

For more information, see the ASA tournament schedule.

Safety Meetings are held 30 minutes prior to all first round competitions. Competitors are to be on their assigned stake fifteen minutes before start time

The event started seven years ago with Archers for Christ and ASA looking into the possibility of locating a tournament in Paris. The wooded areas along the Trail de Paris near Love Civic Center were ideal. Having a facility like Love Civic Center with air conditioning and nice restrooms and RV hookups nearby – which a lot of the events don’t have access to – are an added bonus.

May 1st National Day of Prayer

prayThe Lamar County Ministers Association would like to invite the public to participate in the National Day of Prayer activities on Thursday, May 1st.

The Day of Prayer will begin at 11am with Prayer at the Lamar County Courthouse. Participants are asked to meet at the State of Texas seal, red brick sidewalk on the north side of the Courthouse.

At 11:15am there will be a “Prayer Walk” leaving from the Courthouse, the walk will continue around the downtown square, past City Hall and end in Bywaters Park.

From 11:30am-1:30pm there will be a Prayer Gathering at Bywaters Park. There will be various prayer stations available for those wishing to pray with thanksgiving, pray in repentance, pray in silence, pray with other or for others.

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.