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Annual "Spirit of Giving" is on Saturday

The First United Methodist Church’s “Spirit of Giving” is an annual Community Christmas Party held each year the Saturday before Christmas. This year’s event will be held at the Courthouse parking Lot and begins at 11am. The parking lost will be transformed into a...

12/19/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Donates Coats to Lamar County Head Start

PJC Donates Coats to Lamar County Head Start

Student organizations, faculty and staff of Paris Junior College donated 47 coats to Lamar County Head Start just in time for cold weather recently, and one PJC student group donated enough hats and gloves to go with them. The in-kind donation was worth nearly $1,500, according to Head...

12/16/2014 by eParisExtra
65th Annual Youth Auction Tonight

65th Annual Youth Auction Tonight

Tonight is the 65th Annual Youth Auction for the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley. Come out to First Baptist Church Family Life Center or follow along live on the internet by clicking www.livestream.com/bgcrrv  and call in to the phone bank to bid.  The number is...

12/05/2014 by eParisExtra
VITA TAX PREP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

VITA TAX PREP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

United Way of Lamar County is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping improve financial stability in our community. Did you know 1 in 2 families lack the savings to cover basic expenses for three months if unemployment, a medical emergency or other crisis leads to a loss of stable...

12/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Boys and Girls Club 65th Annual Youth Auction

Boys and Girls Club 65th Annual Youth Auction

The 65th Annual Youth Auction for the Boys and Girls Club is Friday, December 5th at 6pm in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. There will be over 300 items to bid on and you can watch the auction live on Suddenlink Channel 16 or tune in on KPLT 1490 AM. For more information on how...

11/25/2014 by eParisExtra
12th Annual

12th Annual "Tree of Angels"

The 12th annual “Tree of Angels” will be Thursday, December 4th at 6:30pm at Central Presbyterian Church. The “Tree of Angels” ceremony is held for all crime victims, families, friends, and ALL people against violent crime in our communities. Central Presbyterian Church...

11/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Powderly Community Thanksgiving Feast

Powderly Community Thanksgiving Feast

A free Thanksgiving Feast will be served on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th from 11am-1pm at the Aaron Parker Elementary Cafeteria in Powderly. This free meal, music and fellowship is sponsored by the Community of Powderly and surrounding area churches. ...

11/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Brookshire's Gives Donation to the CAC

Brookshire's Gives Donation to the CAC

Brookshire’s Grocery recently gave a donation to The Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris.  Brookshire’s Store Director Rocky Dority presents a check in the amount of $2,000 to Rebecca Peevy, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center.   ...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Children's Advocacy Center Hosts

Children's Advocacy Center Hosts "Lunch and Learn"

On Friday, November 14th the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris hosted another “Lunch and Learn.” Rebecca Peevy, (pictured right) CAC Executive Director states, “Without awareness and education, the cycle of child abuse will continue. With this in mind, The Children’s...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
United Way Campaign Raises over $632,744 for Local Non-profits

United Way Campaign Raises over $632,744 for Local Non-profits

United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) today announced the community raised more than $632,744 to help 22 non-profit programs improve lives through their work in Lamar County. Strong volunteer partnerships with local businesses, community events and a focus on the building blocks to a better life...

11/07/2014 by eParisExtra
Deport Methodist Thanksgiving Fundraiser

Deport Methodist Thanksgiving Fundraiser

This Thanksgiving let the folks at Deport Methodist do the cooking for you. They are offering a variety of traditional Thanksgiving meal favorites. Jane Swint’s Famous Dressing is available in a large container (feeds 8-10) for $15 or small container (feeds 4-6) for $8.  Juanita Sparks...

11/06/2014 by eParisExtra

"Dunk the Banker"

Help support the Salvation Army and save your favorite banker from the “DUNK!” Bring non-perishable, non-expired food items to your bank of choice.  The banker with the least amount of items will be dunked on Thursday, November 13th at Lamar Place Senior Living. Items may be...

11/05/2014 by eParisExtra
Food Drive at McCoy's Building Supply

Food Drive at McCoy's Building Supply

McCoy’s Building Supply, located at 3525 N Main Street (outside the loop, on 271 North) is holding a food drive for the Downtown Food Pantry. You can drop off canned food and dry goods now through November 1st 2014.  Please check the expiration date on all donated food items, and only...

10/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Downtown Food Pantry Has New Website

Downtown Food Pantry Has New Website

The Downtown Food Pantry has announced they have a new website. Their homepage is at www.downtownfoodpantry.org. In addition to having more information about the food pantry and ways to volunteer, the newest component is online giving. By simply clicking on the “Donate Now” button...

10/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Donation for Toys for Tots in Memory of Timmy Chapman

Donation for Toys for Tots in Memory of Timmy Chapman

Dylan’s Drivers collected a portion of the registration fee from the Dylan’s Drivers Poker Run for Toys for Tots in memory of Timmy Chapman.  Ronnie and Vicki Ballard are shown presenting the check to Glenn and Donna Chapman.   ...

09/30/2014 by eParisExtra
Holy Cross Annual October Luncheons Start Thursday

Holy Cross Annual October Luncheons Start Thursday

The Women of Holy Cross Episcopal Church will be holding their annual “October Luncheons” beginning this Thursday, with homemade Chicken Spaghetti. The menus for the following Thursdays are as follows: October 9th is Gumbo; October 16th is Lasagna; October 23rd is Holy Cross...

09/29/2014 by eParisExtra
American Red Cross Lamar County Hosts Campaign Rally for Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home

American Red Cross Lamar County Hosts Campaign Rally for Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home

On Thursday, October 2nd the American Red Cross Lamar County Chapter will host their “Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home” Campaign Rally where local residents can learn how to form a team, become a corporate sponsor, or make a donation. The Campaign Rally will take place at...

09/28/2014 by eParisExtra
YOUR UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY 2015 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

YOUR UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY 2015 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

The United Way of Lamar County’s 2015 Campaign is in full swing, energized by the members of its 2015 Campaign Committee. Led by Campaign Chair Zach Saffle, Pierson Fendley Insurance – Committee members include: Industry Division (Goal $376,500) – Sue Labbe, Turner Industries Commercial...

09/26/2014 by eParisExtra
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