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The 24th Annual Crime Stoppers Ranch Rodeo — one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for Lamar County Crime Stoppers — is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Paris Rodeo & Horse Club Arena.
“There will be lots of fun and excitement, so come out and enjoy the Lamar County Crime Stoppers Ranch Rodeo, sponsored by Uptown Properties” said Sally Wright, Lamar County Crime Stoppers chairman.
This major fundraiser for the organization has been a regular event since 1990. Tickets are $5 per adult and children 12 and under get in free.
The ranch inspired rodeo features five events: wild cow milking, maverick branding, pasture roping, double mugging and team penning.
In addition to the events, entertainment is scheduled for the crowd as well. Face painting for children 8 and under that come dressed as a clown will be provided. Several door prizes donated by local businesses and individuals will be given away to eligible participants.
Richard Drake Construction is sponsoring the calf scramble for children ages 12 and under, and cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place boy and girl.
Again this year, Paris Chevrolet is sponsoring a paper airplane competition. A Chevrolet truck will be driven around the rodeo arena and spectators will attempt to throw their paper airplane into the bed. All the paper airplanes — made from paper supplied in the program — that are in the truck bed when the truck comes to a stop are awarded a share of the $200 prize.
Sanitation Solutions is again this year sponsoring a word search puzzle, featuring event sponsors and goes on after the rodeo ends. Completed crosswords can be mailed to the Crime Stoppers office, with correct puzzles entered into a drawing for a $50 prize. Entries must be received by July 5 to be eligible.
The Texas Crime Stoppers mascot, Crime Buster will be making a special appearance this year.
The local non-profit organization which is certified by the Texas Crime Stoppers Council — a division of the Texas Governor’s Office — helps clear cases, assist in arrests, recovery of stolen property, and the seizure of illegal drugs, all through the use of anonymous tips.
Crime Stoppers offers a mechanism for citizens to become involved without the fear of reprisal, apathy or having to testify in court. Tipsters calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information concerning felony crimes, wanted persons, the recovery of stolen property and seizure of illegal drugs.
For over 27 years, Lamar County Crime Stoppers has been reducing crime in Paris and Lamar County.
If you have information about felony crimes or wanted persons please contact Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS (8477), on-line at www.785tips.com, text message by adding “tip120′′ in front of your message and sending it to “crimes” (274637) or if you have a smart phone, you can use our new mobile app called Tipsubmit, free in your App Store.
If you submit a tip that leads to the arrest of a suspect and/or the recovery of stolen property or drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 and your identity remains anonymous.
Join Crime Stoppers and help them support their organization on Saturday, June 22, at the Paris Rodeo & Horse Club Arena for their 24th Annual Ranch Rodeo. The fun starts at 7:30pm.
The Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite everyone to the 29th Annual ‘Tour de Paris’ bicycle rally on Saturday, July 20th.
“We have a route for everyone,” stated Tourism Director Becky Semple. ”Ride through our downtown, into our beautiful county, enjoy our many Rest Stops, southern hospitality, and a juicy hamburger and fruit smoothie at the finish!”
Spread the word about the big race and invite everyone you know.
“We want to have the biggest and best bicycle rally we have ever had in Paris, Texas,” Semple said.
Go to www.tourdeparis.org for more information and to register for the 29th ‘Tour de Paris’.
Keep an eye on the Extra! for more about the race and the route as it is released.
The theme for this year’s Juneteenth celebration Saturday is “Power of Prayer.”
Things kick off at 11 a.m. with a parade beginning at Martin Luther King Church of Christ at 20th Street Northeast and Martin Luther King Drive. From there, the parade heads West on MLK to Fitzhugh, then to Tudor Street, 3rd Street Northeast to Lamar Avenue and Bonham Street, and finally North on 7th Street Northwest to Leon Williams Park.
Registration starts at 10:15 am and costs $5.
Afternoon activities at the park start with a prayer circle lead by pastors from the Ministerial Alliance.
A car show is set for this year with divisions for motorcycles, cars, antique cars and trucks. Motorcycles are eligible to win first through fourth place awards; cars can earn first through third; and antique cars and trucks can win first and second place.
Other activities include spade and domino tournaments. There will also be a dance competition with first, second and third place prizes for entries such as the Electric Slide, Wobble and Cupid Shuffle.
Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19. The tradition began in Galveston in 1865, making it the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of slavery’s end in the United States.
The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2012-2013 has worked tirelessly in the last few months preparing for the highly anticipated and popular 4th annual Dancing With the Stars event to take place on Saturday, June 15.
With all the proceeds going to the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society’s R.E.A.C.H. Center as the class’ project for the year, the work and preparation has been worth it and this is sure to be the best DWTS yet.
Our Paris Celebrity Dancers this year are Tom Caldwell, LaJuana Eckel, Cayton Flippen, LaWanda Knight-Ladell, Tray Turner and Michelle Wall. They will each be paired up with a professional dancer from the surrounding region for one night of highly competitive and fun dancing entertainment.
With the addition of an alcohol sponsor recently, this year the Leadership Lamar County class will have the opportunity to offer a free wine and beer bar that will start at 6pm, followed by a gourmet dinner at 7pm.
There will be both a silent and live auction, with the Dancing with the Stars starting at 8pm.
Dress in style for the 1920′s ‘Great Gatsby’ setting. The event is themed ‘A Starry Night in Paris…Save the Last Dance’.
This is a ‘must do’ event in Paris. It’s grown each year, and this year looks to be the best one yet. It is for a great cause, and all proceeds of this event and funds raised by this year’s Leadership Lamar County class go to the benefit of the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society and the construction and renovation of their new R.E.A.C.H. Center.
For more information about sponsorships, advertising or to purchase tickets, please contact one of the following:
The Paris Community Theatre proudly presents and welcomes you to The Pink Panther Strikes Again by William Gleason. Sponsored by Digital Mammography of Northeast Texas, Turner Industries, Radiology Center of Paris, Magnetic Imaging of Paris and RRV Radiology Association, the production runs this weekend, June 14-16 and 20-23, in historic downtown Paris at the Plaza Theatre on the square.
Synopsis: The Pink Panther Strikes Again has been regarded by some as the best of the clumsy Parisian detective’s “comeback” films of the 1970’s. Driven insane by the stupidities of Clouseau, ex inspector Dreyfuss transforms into a master criminal. Kidnapping the inventor of a death ray, Dreyfuss threatens to use the demon device indiscriminately unless Clouseau is offered as a “sacrifice.” A hunted man, Clouseau is forced to adopt one transparent (but hilarious) disguise after another. He is rescued from being incinerated by Dreyfuss when Soviet spy Olga falls in love with him and strives to protect him.
The PCT showing will be directed by William Walker, a theatre teacher at PJC and board member of Paris Community Theatre. All ages welcome.
Tickets may be reserved by Email at: email@example.com, by calling the Theatre Office weekdays 1-5 PM at 903-784-0259 or online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Show times are as follows: 7:30 p.m. June 14 and 15th, 20th thru the 22th and 2:30 p.m. on June16 th and June 23rd. Tickets are $10.
Austen Naron – Chief Inspector Clouseau
Ryan Box - Dreyfus
Mike Risinger - Dr. Fassbender
Tara Girard – Margot
Shelby Gilliam – Olga Berriosiva
Lucas Robertson – Cato
Kaytlyn Zimmer – Mrs. Japonica, Assassin, Ensemble
Emily McDaniel – Mrs. Bullock, Assasin, Ensemble
Lisa Martin – French Lady, Inmate, Mrs. Leverlilly, Assassin, Ensemble
Jonathan Frakes – Dr. Duval, Tournier
Paige Collins – Orderly, German Agent, Assassin, Ensemble
Edward Kelley – McLaren, Hindu Harry, Assassin
Brittani Spang-Klotz – Mafia-type, Mrs. Shork, Technician, German Waitress, Ensemble
Steven Pyles – Cairo Fred
Kathryn Comer – Orderly, Mrs. Stutterstutt, Assassin, Ensemble
Justin Gallant – Frenchman, Jarvis, Messenger, Desk Clerk, Ensemble
Spencer Sansom – Waiter, Francois, Mr. Shork, Drummond, Assassin, Ensemble