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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 Those are the first words at the top of Margaret Ashmore‘s website and are the words that she conducts her life by — spreading the ‘Good News’ of Jesus to anyone...

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. The entire...

07/31/2014 by Josh Allen

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

Tourism director sends

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

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 friends and...

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, family members, teachers and those that the young man touched through life attended, lighting a candle to represent the ‘eternal flame’ of his...

05/20/2014 by Josh Allen

Dylan's Driver wants you

Dylan's Driver wants you

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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm to 3am....

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 - Sports Editor

Scouts lend helping hands to Kiwanis

Scouts lend helping hands to Kiwanis

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 their annual — and very popular — Pancake Days fundraiser. The scouts helped by clearing...

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

Silent services parade honors 9/11 victims

Silent services parade honors 9/11 victims

To memorialize the 12th anniversary of the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, firefighters, and county and city officials gathered for a silent parade in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. The parade began at 10 a.m. and started at the...

09/11/2013 by Josh Allen

Seniors' beauty honored at pageant, thousands raised for the New Hope Center

Seniors' beauty honored at pageant, thousands raised for the New Hope Center

The New Hope Center of Paris Women & Children Shelter was the beneficiary of the inaugural Beauty is Ageless Senior Beauty Pageant, held on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Celebrate It! Premier Home Care & Hospice created the event with hope to honor the elderly women of the community,...

09/10/2013 by Josh Allen

Awana registration today at East Paris Baptist Church

Awana registration today at East Paris Baptist Church

East Paris Baptist Church will hold Awana registration today. The Awana program will begin on Wednesday, August 28, with a Back to School Bash in the church’s gym from 6-7:30 p.m. You can register at the info center or the church office. Awana is an international evangelical ministry...

08/21/2013 by Josh Allen

Paris Bikers Church offers men free pancake breakfast Saturday

Paris Bikers Church offers men free pancake breakfast Saturday

The Paris Bikers Church will provide a free, all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday at 8 a.m. Special guest speaker, David Heart, of Circle C Ranch in Detroit, Texas will give a presentation at the event. A motorcycle is not required, and all men are welcome. The event is...

08/15/2013 by Josh Allen

Paris Biker's Church has big plans on Saturday

Paris Biker's Church has big plans on Saturday

The Paris Biker’s Church invites everyone to its three events on Saturday, July 20, starting with a mens’ breakfast and ladies’ brunch, then ending with an outside church service in the evening. All three events are free and a motorcycle is not required. The mens’...

07/18/2013 by Josh Allen

Get revived at 2013 God's Satisfied Woman Conference coming July 27

Get revived at 2013 God's Satisfied Woman Conference coming July 27

For those looking for a revival or spiritual awakening, SEB Ministries & Enterprises, Inc. is hosting the God’s Satisfied Woman Conference. This annual, spiritually rejuvenating event will take place July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Momentum is gaining as women from all across...

07/12/2013 by Josh Allen