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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
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