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United Way Campaign Kicks Off with Mud Volleyball Tournament

United Way Campaign Kicks Off with Mud Volleyball Tournament

The 5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament will kickoff this year’s United Way campaign on Saturday, September 12th at the Paris Rodeo Arena. Teams are still needed. Entry fee is due by Friday, September 4, 2015 by 5pm. Maximum number of the team players is six and at least one female has...

09/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Murder Mystery Fundraiser for New Hope

Murder Mystery Fundraiser for New Hope

A Murder Mystery Dinner Party is planned as a fundraiser for New Hope Center of Paris. The event will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Celebrate It! Tickets are $55 each or $100 a couple and are available at Kwik Kopy, Toyota of Paris, Rocking E Moving & Storage, Spencer’s...

08/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Dylan's Drivers Rides for a Reason September 19th

Dylan's Drivers Rides for a Reason September 19th

The 4th Annual “Rides for a Reason” benefitting Dylan’s Drivers is to be held Saturday, September 19th at the Love Civic Center. The day will begin at 8am with a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Orr Honda, followed by the Dylan Ballard Memorial Motorcycle Ride at 9am. There will also...

08/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity "7th Annual Redneck Golf Tournament"

The 7th Annual “Redneck Golf Tournament” benefitting the Lamar County Habitat for Humanity will be held Saturday, September 19th at the Pine Ridge Golf Course. The tournament fee is $50.00 per player and it will be a Four Player Scramble Shot-gun starting at 8:00 am. For details...

08/25/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way to Kick Off Annual Campaign

United Way to Kick Off Annual Campaign

The Annual Campaign for the United Way will be kicking off soon.  The Lamar County United Way has a goal this year to raise $600,000. The board is committed to the phrase, “Raised here! Stays Here!” meaning that  100% of the $600,000 goal stays here in Lamar County. 100% of the...

08/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial Ribbon Cutting

Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday August 19th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce for the new member the Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial. The 4th Annual Jenny Burton Rushin Memorial BBQ Cookoff will be held October 10th at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit...

08/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Brush with Kindness

Brush with Kindness

Habitat for Humanity looking for volunteers to help paint a house in Reno on Saturday, August 15th.. Work on the home, which is sponsored by Liberty National Bank, will begin at 8am. The home is located at 533 Spruce Street. For more information contact Judy Martin, Executive Director of...

08/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Foster and Adoptive Parents Needed

Foster and Adoptive Parents Needed

There are approximately 88 children in Lamar County in Foster Care and only about five homes available. For those interested in learning more about opening your home to a help a child in need, an upcoming informational session is planned. The meeting for those interested in becoming a Foster or...

08/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Homeless Coalition

Lamar County Homeless Coalition "People Helping People"

The Lamar County Homeless Coalition will be holding a community focused program on August 15th at 4pm at the fairground gates, “People Helping People” School supplies will be passed out until they are gone. Lamar County Homeless Coalition is a collaborative effort to confront...

08/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Successful Partnership Helps Make Prescription Medication More Affordable

Successful Partnership Helps Make Prescription Medication More Affordable

United Way of Lamar County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, today announced that local residents saved $694,898 on prescription costs, as a result of the successful partnership...

08/08/2015 by eParisExtra
CASA Country Swing August 15th

CASA Country Swing August 15th

The CASA Country Swing Event is scheduled for August 15th at 5:30pm at the Love Civic Center. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple and include dinner of steak or chicken fajitas and fixings catered by Hole in the Wall, music and entertainment by The Legends and a Live and Silent...

08/04/2015 by eParisExtra
YOU’RE INVITED TO BECOME A VITA VOLUNTEER!

YOU’RE INVITED TO BECOME A VITA VOLUNTEER!

United Way of Lamar County connects working families with opportunities to boost their earning through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. What is VITA? Free, volunteer income tax assistance – the program helps individuals and families with annual incomes up to $53,000, get...

07/31/2015 by eParisExtra
5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament Kicks Off United Way's Annual Campaign

5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament Kicks Off United Way's Annual Campaign

United Way of Lamar County kicks off its 2016 Annual Campaign on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 8:00 am at the Paris Rodeo Area, with their 5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament.  This down and dirty fun event features four to six player teams, many more spectators, and lots of opportunity to...

07/24/2015 by Josh Allen
12th Annual Johnny Stallings Great Paris Turtle Float

12th Annual Johnny Stallings Great Paris Turtle Float

The 12th Annual Johnny Stallings Memorial Great Paris Turtle Float returns July 25th to the Love Civic Center.  This event is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley and is your chance to win up to $3,000. Here’s how it works: 5000 of the coolest...

07/15/2015 by eParisExtra
Michelle Hobbs Wins Dancing with the Stars

Michelle Hobbs Wins Dancing with the Stars

At the 6th Annual Dancing with the Stars, Michelle Hobbs of Lamar National Bank danced her way to the title of winner. Dancing with the Stars was put on this year as a fundraiser for Lamar County Crime Stoppers and featured local “stars” Michelle Hobbs, JD Marrs of Tower Onsite,...

06/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris EMS Donates Fans to Meals-On-Wheels

Paris EMS Donates Fans to Meals-On-Wheels

Patricia Alexander, Case Manager for Lamar County Human Resource Center, is shown accepting summertime fans from Sam Martin, Paramedic.  Paris EMS uses 100% of the money collected during their annual Fill-The-Boot campaign to help Lamar County children and seniors.  During the summer, they...

06/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Baked Potato Fundraiser for McKenzie Reese

Baked Potato Fundraiser for McKenzie Reese

Stillhouse Rehab and Healthcare will be delivering a Baked Potato Lunch on June 25th as a fundraiser for McKenzie Reese. McKenzie is just two years old and has just been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. The Reese family is at Children’s Hospital in Dallas awaiting for chemotherapy to begin...

06/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Relay for Life Begins Friday Night

Relay for Life Begins Friday Night

The annual Lamar County Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held this weekend, June 26-27. Relay for Life  is an all night relay and will be  held at R.L. Maddox Stadium on the campus of North Lamar.  Opening ceremonies begin at 7pm on Friday evening. For more...

06/22/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Sends Relief to Van

North Lamar Sends Relief to Van

Overnight upon hearing about the tragedy in Van, Texas, North Lamar ISD was in full gear to help those in a town 90 miles away.  Among those were students in Kenda Felker’s class at Stone Middle School who gathered a car load of water, food, school supplies, homemade cards, and money for...

05/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Van Relief Efforts

Van Relief Efforts

As the North Lamar Panthers move on to the Area Round of the playoffs, baseball might be the furthest thing from the mind of their opponent. Late Sunday night, a tornado ripped through the city of Van. With the tornado, came a lot of destruction as well. As of Monday morning, there are at least...

05/12/2015 by eParisExtra