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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 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 - Sports Editor
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
Silent services parade honors 9/11 victims

Silent services parade honors 9/11 victims

Photo by Josh Allen, eParisExtra 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...

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 four winners of the 2013 Beauty is Ageless Senior Pageant, from left are, Christina Barnett – best hat/hair, Irmgard Allen – overall winner; pageant queen, Jessie Martin – talent, and Dee Smith – most creative apparel (Photo by Shelly Keller) The New Hope Center of...

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. The Paris Biker’s Church, located at 3910 SE Loop 286 (Photo by Josh...

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. Founder of SEB Ministries and speaker at this year’s God’s Satisfied conference, Shay Easter-Bills. This annual, spiritually...

07/12/2013 by Josh Allen