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You have the chance to win this CAR – plus other things – and help build the RRV Veterans Memorial

You have the chance to win this CAR – plus other things – and help build the RRV Veterans Memorial

The Red River Valley Veterans Memorial — located next to our signature Eiffel Tower — will be one of the biggest of its kind upon completion, roughly the size of a professional football field. The memorial is now about to start phase two of its construction.  Phase one was...

08/22/2012 by Josh Allen
United Way of Lamar County Campaign Kick-off Party

United Way of Lamar County Campaign Kick-off Party

United Way of Lamar County announces the 2013 Campaign Kick-off Block Party, to be held at the Red River Valley Fair Grounds, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10am — 2pm. As you may, or may not know, the Diversity Task Force was disbanded last fall.  One of the more successful efforts of...

08/16/2012 by Josh Allen
Gift of Love: You could win this beautiful bike & help bring funds to the New Hope Center

Gift of Love: You could win this beautiful bike & help bring funds to the New Hope Center

The 2005 Harley Screaming Eagle Fatboy that is being donated for the New Hope Center’s Annual Fundraiser by Kimberly Fasken started out as a Gift of Love. “My husband Andy surprised me with this bike on Valentine’s Day 2005.  We had ridden our motorcycles out to eat.   Andy had taken...

08/12/2012 by Josh Allen
Coplin family thanks community for support, Brenda still hopeful

Coplin family thanks community for support, Brenda still hopeful

After battling breast cancer, Brenda Coplin was sadly again diagnosed with cancer — this time AML Leukemia. She and her family thank those who helped them Battle for Brenda, and continue to. An enormous ‘thank you’ is extended to this community from the Coplin family —...

08/10/2012 by Josh Allen
Back to the Schoolyard School Supply Drive to benefit underprivileged children in our area

Back to the Schoolyard School Supply Drive to benefit underprivileged children in our area

The Kelvin L. Hicks Foundation, Inc. & ‘Everybody is Somebody Center’ is raising funds for the annual Back to the Schoolyard School Supply Drive, which will take place on August 18 at the Paris Fairgrounds from 11am to 2pm. The hopes are to provide underprivileged children with...

08/08/2012 by Josh Allen
Chili's teams up with Dylan's Drivers

Chili's teams up with Dylan's Drivers

Once a month, Chili’s Bar & Grill will be teaming up with Dylan’s Drivers to help raise funds for their expenses.  Dylan’s Drivers will receive 10% of food sales on a particular night, once a month. All you have to do is go to Chili’s — eat as much as you can...

08/02/2012 by Josh Allen
Dylan's Drivers' Rides for a Reason 2012

Dylan's Drivers' Rides for a Reason 2012

Dylan’s Drivers is preparing for their first annual fundraiser, Rides for a Reaon 2012.  The event is to be held on September 22 at the Love Civic Center in Paris.  The fun will last all day, beginning at 8am with a 5k ‘fun run’/walk and ending sometime after 4pm. Shortly...

07/25/2012 by eParisExtra
The Downtown Food Pantry needs your plastic bags

The Downtown Food Pantry needs your plastic bags

Everyone knows of the plastic bags that sit in your cabinets at home — bag inside bag, waiting to be used.  As we go to get groceries each time, our items come in small bags bearing the logo or name of Wal-Mart, Brookshire’s, Kroger, Dollar General, etc. Some people save a...

07/23/2012 by eParisExtra
Cypress Basin Hospice and First United Methodist Church Present Camp Brave Heart – A bereavement camp for children ages 6 and up

Cypress Basin Hospice and First United Methodist Church Present Camp Brave Heart – A bereavement camp for children ages 6 and up

When a child experiences the loss of a loved one, they need help dealing with the strong emotions of grief.  Camp Brave Heart is a bereavement camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one – a grandparent, a parent, a sibling or a friend. The free three-day camp combines...

07/18/2012 by eParisExtra
To celebrate an amazing Relay for Life 2012, a Wrap Up Dinner will be held on Thursday

To celebrate an amazing Relay for Life 2012, a Wrap Up Dinner will be held on Thursday

Article by Josh Allen/Managing Editor – eParis Extra! The Paris 500…Lamar County’s Race for a Cure — the theme and title of this year’s Relay for Life event — couldn’t have went better.  The teams that participated all did spectacular and a huge thank...

07/09/2012 by eParisExtra
Be ready for the Flash Mobs at this year's Relay for Life

Be ready for the Flash Mobs at this year's Relay for Life

There are some teams that will be participating in Flash Mobs this year and you need to be ready because you will most likely be caught off guard.  They will come in a flash and leave in a flash, leaving you confused and laughing.   For those of you that are not sure what a Flash...

06/23/2012 by eParisExtra
Are you ready? Relay for Life is less than a week away

Are you ready? Relay for Life is less than a week away

This year’s Lamar County Relay for Life — themed Paris 500…Lamar County Race for a Cure — is less than a week away.  The annual event is being held at North Lamar’s R.L. Maddox Stadium on the walking track from 7pm on Friday, June 29 until 5am on Saturday, June...

06/23/2012 by eParisExtra
Get a custom name Relay for Life T-shirt at Brookshire's

Get a custom name Relay for Life T-shirt at Brookshire's

Brookshire’s is selling the above photographed T-shirts as a fundraiser for Relay for Life up until the Friday before Relay. The shirts are to remember those that are Gone but not Forgotten and honor those that are Still Fighting.  Relay for Life is just around the corner.  Let’s...

06/22/2012 by eParisExtra
Get your 'Luminaria' bags for Relay for Life - the Race for the Cure is in 2 weeks

Get your 'Luminaria' bags for Relay for Life - the Race for the Cure is in 2 weeks

Relay for Life is two weeks from today.  The event will take place at North Lamar’s RL Maddox Stadium from 7pm to 7am on June 29.  The theme this year is Paris 500…Lamar County Race For A Cure.  There will be so much fun, celebration, and dedication going around on that night —...

06/15/2012 by eParisExtra
Be the Match Registry - You could save lives - Come and register this Thursday

Be the Match Registry - You could save lives - Come and register this Thursday

On Thursday, June 14, from 2pm to 6pm, at Paris Family Physicians, Be the Match Registry Team Brenda will be taking samples and consent forms from future members of the Be the Match registry, in hopes to find a match for Brenda Coplin to cure and help her terminal illness, AML Leukemia.  This...

06/13/2012 by eParisExtra
Infant receives lifesaving heart transplant, Softball tournament to help with the costs

Infant receives lifesaving heart transplant, Softball tournament to help with the costs

Infant Aubrie Miller began fighting for her life before she was even born. In February, during a routine ultrasound, her mother learned Aubrie suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy. After she was born on March 14, little Aubrie was immediately transferred to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas...

06/10/2012 by eParisExtra
Reminder: Relay for Life

Reminder: Relay for Life

The Relay for Life Committee will meet at 5:30 Thursday night in the back room of Chili’s. Committee Members are asked to please be there.  This is the last ‘real’ meeting before Relay.  Everyone needs to be there. Team Captains will meet at 6:30, same place. There will be...

06/06/2012 by eParisExtra
Garage Sale to Benefit Relay for Life; Busy Week for Fundraising Teams

Garage Sale to Benefit Relay for Life; Busy Week for Fundraising Teams

The Lamar County Relay for Life team, Cancer is a Word Not a Sentence, is having a garage sale and baked goods and lemonade sale on Saturday, June 10 from 7am to 2pm at 2552 SE 41st St. Paris, TX. If you should have any items that you would like to donate, please call Brandi Allred at...

05/30/2012 by eParisExtra
Co-Ed Softball Tournament to benefit young Aubrie Miller

Co-Ed Softball Tournament to benefit young Aubrie Miller

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05/29/2012 by eParisExtra
Fundraising Fun benefiting Relay for Life for the whole family AND your dog

Fundraising Fun benefiting Relay for Life for the whole family AND your dog

Mark your calendar for June 2nd.  The EXCELerators are hosting a Run 4 a Cure 5K Marathon, 2 mile walk, and a 1 mile ‘kids fun run’. The event will be held at the Love Civic Center Pavilion at 8:00am.  Children 10 and under are free, but a parent must be present and a registration...

05/25/2012 by eParisExtra