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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
FUMC Pasture Golf Tournament Slated

FUMC Pasture Golf Tournament Slated

First United Methodist Church is hosting the 1st Annual Linda and Tom Graves Memorial Golf Classic at Red’Arc Farm Pasture Golf Course in Direct, Texas, on Monday, May 25 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Both avid and novice pasture golfers will team up on Memorial Day to benefit the Zip Code...

05/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Customer Wins $1,000 Belk Gift Card at Charity Day

Customer Wins $1,000 Belk Gift Card at Charity Day

A customer from the Paris Belk store won a $1000 gift card during the store’s charity day event 5/2/15. Pictured are (left to right) winner Cassandra Rogers(the $1000 gift card winner) along with Bryce Hollje, Mikaila Rogers and Debb Fleming all from Crockett Operation Wildcat Pride...

05/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Higgins Students Donate Blankets to Children's Advocacy Center

Higgins Students Donate Blankets to Children's Advocacy Center

The Gifted and Talented first graders at Higgins Elementary presented the Children’s Advocacy Center 75 child-sized blankets for children who come to the center and are in need of comforting.  The community service project began in February and were presented to Executive Director Rebecca...

05/06/2015 by eParisExtra
28th Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic Results

28th Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic Results

Saturday was a perfect day for fishing.  It was also a perfect day for the 28th Annual Uncle Jesse Big Bass Classic, the annual fundraiser for Denver Pyle’s Children Charities.  273 anglers and 26 teams completed for cash and prizes with the $5,000 grand prize going to Kent Driggers for...

05/04/2015 by eParisExtra
9th Annual Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament

9th Annual Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament

The 9th Annual Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament benefitting Maddies Gift is Saturday, May 9th. The golf tournament will begin at 7am at the Paris Golf & Country Club.   Tee times are at 8am and 2pm. For more details go to www.maddiesgift.com email maddiesgift@suddenlink.net or call 903...

04/26/2015 by eParisExtra
CAC

CAC "Hope Floats Balloon Release" Rescheduled for Next Friday

Due to the forecast of thunderstorms, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris will have its annual “Hope Floats Balloon Release” on Friday, May 1st at 10:30 am. The public is invited to attend. In honor of April Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, the CAC will release...

04/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Uncle Jesse's Big Bass Classic Fishing Tournament Saturday, May 2nd

Uncle Jesse's Big Bass Classic Fishing Tournament Saturday, May 2nd

The 28th Annual Uncle Jesse’s Big Bass Classic Fishing tournament will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Pat Mayse Lake. Entry forms are available online at www.unclejessefishing.com and all mail-in entries must be post marked no later than April 26, 2015.  The regular entry fee is $50...

04/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Walk of Hope

Walk of Hope

There will be a “Walk of Hope” on Wednesday, April 22nd from noon-1pm in downtown Paris. Walk of Hope is to raise awareness for victims of crime. The walk will begin at the Culbertson Fountain.  A rain date is scheduled for April 29th. For more information call Jane Adams...

04/18/2015 by eParisExtra
UNITED WAY SAYSTHANK YOU TO VITA VOLUNTEERS

UNITED WAY SAYSTHANK YOU TO VITA VOLUNTEERS

At the end of each tax year, we are amazed at the dedication and impact our VITA Volunteers have on our local economy.  The 2014 Tax Season officially ended April 15, 2015, and our volunteers worked hard at assisting low-income families and seniors in preparing and filing their income tax...

04/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Spotlight on the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society

Spotlight on the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society

The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society was created by parents of a child with Down syndrome in the Paris area in 2004.  The purpose of the organization was to reach out to other parents of children with Down syndrome in the area. The first organized event of the organization was the...

04/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Cinderella Dresses for Prom

Cinderella Dresses for Prom

The Cinderella Project will be open every Saturday in April for any young lady in Lamar County shopping for a prom dress.  The best thing about The Cinderella Project is that dresses are free!  Store hours will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church located at 1771 Bonham...

04/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.  The local Autism Speaks chapter is encouraging local residents, schools and businesses to show their support by displaying blue lights at night during the month of April for the “Light it up Blue Campaign.” Local volunteers for Autism...

04/02/2015 by eParisExtra
BBQ Benefit Supper for Aiden Walters

BBQ Benefit Supper for Aiden Walters

The North Lamar High School Pantherette Softball Team will host a benefit supper for six year old Aaron Parker student Aiden Walters on Friday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the NL Softball Field.  The $5.00 meal includes a barbecue sandwich, chips, drink and dessert.  Donations will be...

03/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hires New Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hires New Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, has appointed Kristen Bollman to the position of Regional Executive Director for Lamar County of Texas. Kristen, a native of the Paris, Texas community, brings eleven years of experience to the...

03/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Local EMT and Volunteer Firefighter Loses Home in Fire

Local EMT and Volunteer Firefighter Loses Home in Fire

Earlier this week Shane “Spanky” McDowra lost his  tonight in a structure fire. While there were no injuries, it was a total loss – all he has is the shirt on his back. Shane is a full time EMT-I for Paris EMS, and a volunteer firefighter for Faught VFD, Powderly VFD and...

03/11/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way Funding Applications Available

United Way Funding Applications Available

United Way of Lamar County’s 2015 Community Investment Allocation process has begun.  Non-profit agencies which provide programs and services meeting the health and human service needs of Lamar County are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding. Letter of Intent...

03/11/2015 by eParisExtra
 Kiwanis Pancakes Good for the Soul

Kiwanis Pancakes Good for the Soul

Whether working or eating at the Kiwanis Pancake Days, a day is brightened with this annual event.  Students from North Lamar ISD will be among those eagerly waiting in line this week to have their plates filled with pancakes hot off the grill.  Above Stone Middle School 8th grader Emily...

03/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Tree Give‐Away Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tree Give‐Away Saturday, March 7, 2015

As a result of the recent ice storms and in an effort to encourage citizen commitment to “Keep Paris Beautiful, Make Lamar County Shine”, Keep Paris Beautiful (KPB) will hold once again host a tree give‐away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the west parking lot of...

03/04/2015 by eParisExtra