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Food Drive at McCoy's Building Supply

Food Drive at McCoy's Building Supply

McCoy’s Building Supply, located at 3525 N Main Street (outside the loop, on 271 North) is holding a food drive for the Downtown Food Pantry. You can drop off canned food and dry goods now through November 1st 2014.  Please check the expiration date on all donated food items, and only...

10/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Downtown Food Pantry Has New Website

Downtown Food Pantry Has New Website

The Downtown Food Pantry has announced they have a new website. Their homepage is at www.downtownfoodpantry.org. In addition to having more information about the food pantry and ways to volunteer, the newest component is online giving. By simply clicking on the “Donate Now” button...

10/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Donation for Toys for Tots in Memory of Timmy Chapman

Donation for Toys for Tots in Memory of Timmy Chapman

Dylan’s Drivers collected a portion of the registration fee from the Dylan’s Drivers Poker Run for Toys for Tots in memory of Timmy Chapman.  Ronnie and Vicki Ballard are shown presenting the check to Glenn and Donna Chapman.   ...

09/30/2014 by eParisExtra
Holy Cross Annual October Luncheons Start Thursday

Holy Cross Annual October Luncheons Start Thursday

The Women of Holy Cross Episcopal Church will be holding their annual “October Luncheons” beginning this Thursday, with homemade Chicken Spaghetti. The menus for the following Thursdays are as follows: October 9th is Gumbo; October 16th is Lasagna; October 23rd is Holy Cross...

09/29/2014 by eParisExtra
American Red Cross Lamar County Hosts Campaign Rally for Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home

American Red Cross Lamar County Hosts Campaign Rally for Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home

On Thursday, October 2nd the American Red Cross Lamar County Chapter will host their “Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home” Campaign Rally where local residents can learn how to form a team, become a corporate sponsor, or make a donation. The Campaign Rally will take place at...

09/28/2014 by eParisExtra
YOUR UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY 2015 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

YOUR UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY 2015 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

The United Way of Lamar County’s 2015 Campaign is in full swing, energized by the members of its 2015 Campaign Committee. Led by Campaign Chair Zach Saffle, Pierson Fendley Insurance – Committee members include: Industry Division (Goal $376,500) – Sue Labbe, Turner Industries Commercial...

09/26/2014 by eParisExtra
World renowned Christian educator, missionary and speaker to be in Paris on August 28

World renowned Christian educator, missionary and speaker to be in Paris on August 28

For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. — 1 Corinthians 2:2 Margaret Ashmore (Photo from www.margaretashmore.com) Those are the first words at the top of Margaret Ashmore‘s website and are the words that she conducts her life by —...

08/16/2014 by Josh Allen
New Hope Center of Paris releases 2014 resident 'Wish List'

New Hope Center of Paris releases 2014 resident 'Wish List'

The New Hope Center of Paris continues to grow and carry out their mission of providing transitional shelter to homeless men, women and children. With their new and improved shelter at 4th and Sherman St., they have the capability of housing many more than ever before, allowing them to address...

08/15/2014 by Josh Allen
Homelessness coalition continues steadfast mission to help those in need

Homelessness coalition continues steadfast mission to help those in need

In the summer of 2013, a unique group of organizations joined forces in order to provide assistance and aid to those individuals affected by homelessness. In the year’s time since the different organizations came together for the good of service — all specializing in different...

08/15/2014 by Josh Allen
Free summer concert this weekend

Free summer concert this weekend

Local band, Blackland, will be performing a free concert on Saturday, August 16, on the lawn of the assisted living facility, Lamar Place (formerly Paris Oaks), for the residents and anyone else in the community that wants to come and enjoy. “When we decided to put this event on, we...

08/12/2014 by Josh Allen
Benefit for Robert Forsyth to be held Sunday, August 17

Benefit for Robert Forsyth to be held Sunday, August 17

Longtime Paris community member, Robert D. Forsyth, has been recently diagnosed with a terminal disease, and hist family and friends have put together a benefit in his honor and to raise funds to help with the medical expenses that come with such a tragic diagnosis. “He [Robert] has been a...

08/10/2014 by Josh Allen
Local church hosts Vacation Bible School at George Wright homes

Local church hosts Vacation Bible School at George Wright homes

The Paris Biker Church is extending their mission to the George Wright homes over the next few days by offering Vacation Bible School to children at 6 p.m. each evening through Saturday. The VBS started on Wednesday, and the first night’s turnout was good (approximately 30...

08/01/2014 by Josh Allen
Red Cross of Lamar County encourages community to help send holiday cards to our troops

Red Cross of Lamar County encourages community to help send holiday cards to our troops

The Red Cross chapter of Lamar County kicked off its inaugural “Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home” campaign last week, beginning an effort to get the community involved in sending cheerful holiday cards to active-duty soldiers during the coming holiday season. Female soldiers...

07/31/2014 by Josh Allen
Tourism director sends

Tourism director sends "a million thank yous" to those who made 30th Anniversary Tour de Paris a success

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director, Becky Semple, sent in to eParisExtra.com a letter that she’s written to thank the many volunteers and individuals that work so diligently and tirelessly each year to make the Tour de Paris a success. This year, according to Semple,...

07/29/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Biker Church to host 'Outside the Walls' service with free hot dogs on July 26

Paris Biker Church to host 'Outside the Walls' service with free hot dogs on July 26

Click to enlarge On Saturday, July 26, the Paris Biker Church will go ‘Outside the Walls’ to host a worship service — featuring live music, a message and free hot dogs — at Wade Park from 7-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the event, so bring your...

07/15/2014 by Josh Allen
Family and friends gather to mourn the tragic loss of Gage Russell Kennedy

Family and friends gather to mourn the tragic loss of Gage Russell Kennedy

A candlelight vigil was held Monday evening as a memorial to Gage Russell Kennedy at the fountain on the downtown Plaza. Many friends and family members gathered around the Culbertson fountain on Monday for a memorial vigil to mourn the tragic loss and celebrate the life of Gage Russell...

05/20/2014 by Josh Allen
Dylan's Driver wants you

Dylan's Driver wants you

Paul Allen, Executive Director of Dylan’s Drivers Dylan’s Drivers, the program designed to prevent drunk driving by giving people free rides home, has given just over 3,600 rides since it was launched here two and half years ago. The service is non-judgment and fun and is available...

05/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Upcoming Rodeo Sign-up's for Mutton Bustin' and JR Barrels are Today

Upcoming Rodeo Sign-up's for Mutton Bustin' and JR Barrels are Today

In preparation for the 55th Annual Paris Rodeo, TODAY (April 28th) is the day for JR Event contestants to sign-up.  Ages 6 & under Mutton Bustin’ and 10 & under JR Barrels contestants can sign up today 9am-3pm by calling 903-782-9000.  The rodeo will run Friday May 2nd and...

04/28/2014 by Greg Higgins
Scouts lend helping hands to Kiwanis

Scouts lend helping hands to Kiwanis

Scouts gather for a group photo while helping out at the 2014 Kiwanis Pancake Days. (Submitted photo) Boy scouts from Troop 11 and cub scouts from Pack 12, in an effort to continue their service to our community, volunteered to lend helping hands to the Kiwanis organization in early March at...

04/01/2014 by Josh Allen
Local cub scouts lend a helping hand at the Downtown Food Pantry

Local cub scouts lend a helping hand at the Downtown Food Pantry

Local Pack 12 cub scouts offered some helping hands in stocking the food shelves at the Downtown Food Pantry last weekend, getting the job done in just two hours. The boys were energetic and had a lot of fun, especially being able to walk into their large freezer, while serving their community,...

01/25/2014 by Josh Allen