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Paris Independent Bikers sponsor a Christmas celebration at Paris Healthcare Center

Paris Independent Bikers sponsor a Christmas celebration at Paris Healthcare Center

Members of the Paris Independent Bikers and Paris Bikers Church gathered in holiday spirit and giving at Paris Healthcare Center to give presents and spread cheer amongst the residents. “We wanted to sponsor a Christmas Celebration at Paris Healthcare Center because many other Motorcycle...

12/18/2012 by Josh Allen
Click here to donate to the United Way - Sandy Hook School Support Fund

Click here to donate to the United Way - Sandy Hook School Support Fund

In response to awful tragedy that took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, a Support Fund has been set up by United Way so that funds can be donated towards the support of the victims that were involved. According to National School Public...

12/18/2012 by Josh Allen
The Rotary Club of Greater Paris adopting families for Christmas

The Rotary Club of Greater Paris adopting families for Christmas

Rotarians Tom Caldwell and Susan Chapman prepare to deliver gifts to needy families. The holiday season is upon us and once again with the generosity of the Rotary Club of Greater Paris will allow families in need to know they are not forgotten. Chris Johnson, Treasurer of the Greater Paris...

12/17/2012 by Josh Allen
Boys & Girls Club celebrate Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for newly finished renovations

Boys & Girls Club celebrate Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for newly finished renovations

The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 took on the project of renovating the Boys & Girls Club.  The new remodeling is now finished and the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony earlier this week in celebration.   ...

12/14/2012 by Josh Allen
Pavers are still available to purchase as Christmas gift for Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

Pavers are still available to purchase as Christmas gift for Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

by Nic Huber – eParis Extra! Eighty one military veterans will be receiving a very unique Christmas present this year, as their names will be forever engraved in the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial near the Love Civic Center. The veterans will be presented a Christmas card with a...

12/14/2012 by Josh Allen
Paris Church of God to Present Christmas Through Music and Drama This Sunday

Paris Church of God to Present Christmas Through Music and Drama This Sunday

Join the Paris Church of God this Sunday, December 16 as they present “Celebrate the Season…Celebrate the Son!”: a Christmas program that encorporates both drama and music. Service times are 10:45 and 6:00 p.m. ...

12/14/2012 by Greg Higgins
Gifts from the Heart

Gifts from the Heart

Hospice Plus has a station through RSVP that is called Gifts from the Heart.  This group meets at Prime Time and has made prayer shawls for hospice patients and blankets for the Cancer Center. Their most recent project was to make lap blankets for nursing home residents for Christmas.  These...

12/13/2012 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County class thanks Chili's, Every 1st Monday will be a Give Back Day benefitting LLC

Leadership Lamar County class thanks Chili's, Every 1st Monday will be a Give Back Day benefitting LLC

As a benefit to our community, on specific days, Chili’s in Paris offers a Give Back Day to a local non-profit organization, where 10% of sales go to them if the customer shows the Chili’s staff the Give Back Day flyer. The Leadership Lamar County class of 2012-2013 will be the...

12/04/2012 by Josh Allen
Volunteers needed to sort Toys for Tots this Tuesday

Volunteers needed to sort Toys for Tots this Tuesday

Toys for Tots could use a hand as they sort through what they’ve collected so far at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the YWCA, located at 138 Lamar Ave. For more information, contact the YWCA at 903-785-5221. Toys will continue to be collected for the distribution scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec....

12/02/2012 by Jeff Parish
Newly Renovated Boys and Girls Club Ribbon Cutting

Newly Renovated Boys and Girls Club Ribbon Cutting

The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 invites you to the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated Boys and Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley. Please mark your calendars for: Saturday December the 8th at 10:00 A.M. This noble endeavor was made possible because of several...

11/29/2012 by eParisExtra
FUMC Women of Faith invite your family to a Christmas fellowship event

FUMC Women of Faith invite your family to a Christmas fellowship event

First United Methodist Church of Paris, Texas invites you to join them in the Fellowship Hall for a Women of Faith simulcast on Friday, November 30, 2012 7:00-9:30pm. Tickets: $10.00  Call 903-785-4557 for tickets and information. Childcare provided (requires reservations) Location: 322 Lamar...

11/23/2012 by Josh Allen
Marine Corps League hosts Toys for Tots fundraiser at the Depot on Saturday

Marine Corps League hosts Toys for Tots fundraiser at the Depot on Saturday

On Saturday, November 24, the Marine Corps League of Paris will host a Toys for Tots fundraiser at the Depot. Santa Claus will be there for photos with the children and ‘smoked BBQ brisket’ plates will be available at a reasonable price.The gates open at 3pm.  Santa Claus will be...

11/21/2012 by Josh Allen
Executive Board announces Leadership Lamar County class restructuring for 2013-2014

Executive Board announces Leadership Lamar County class restructuring for 2013-2014

The Leadership Lamar County Board has announced its first restructuring plan for the summer of 2013. Leadership Lamar County began with a concept brought to Paris by now-retired attorney Mary Clark. Clark witnessed the success of another community’s leadership development class that...

11/16/2012 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County's 'REACH' t-shirts go on sale this weekend

Leadership Lamar County's 'REACH' t-shirts go on sale this weekend

With the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society as the organization that the Leadership Lamar County class of 2012-2013 has chosen to raise funds for, the word ‘reach’ seemed like a good place to start on a t-shirt design. As you may or may not know, the RRVDSS’ logo is an...

11/14/2012 by Josh Allen
Red Cross volunteer outreach set for Tuesday

Red Cross volunteer outreach set for Tuesday

The Lamar County Chapter of the American Red Cross needs disaster volunteers. For those interested in helping, a Volunteer Outreach Event is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapter’s office, 2673 N. Main St. Ste. J. The outreach comes as the Red Cross faces one of its largest relief...

11/10/2012 by Jeff Parish
Insurance company makes generous donation to Dylan's Drivers

Insurance company makes generous donation to Dylan's Drivers

RVOS Insurance Company, Lodge 207, recently made an amazing donation of $7000 to Dylan’s Drivers in support of their mission. “This is a company that Ronnie and I represent and they have been very generous to our program,” stated Dylan’s Drivers cofounder, Vickie...

11/06/2012 by Josh Allen
The New Hope Center of Paris makes one man the lucky winner of a Harley Davidson

The New Hope Center of Paris makes one man the lucky winner of a Harley Davidson

On Saturday, November 3, the New Hope Center of Paris held a ‘meet and greet’ with free hotdogs and live music to raffle off an amazing Harley Davidson motorcycle as a fundraiser for their cause. James Casey Greenhall is the one lucky winner of a Harley Davidson Screamin’...

11/04/2012 by Josh Allen
Paris Rotarians help to save the lives of children in Africa

Paris Rotarians help to save the lives of children in Africa

It’s hard to believe that there is a person out there with the sacrificial mindset and humble, fearless nature that is required to give a large portion of yourself to the benefit of those in need; on a daily basis and in a place very unlike home and far away. eParisExtra had the honor and...

10/30/2012 by Josh Allen
City of Paris grant builds man a new home

City of Paris grant builds man a new home

Paris resident, Homer Spencer, is the lucky recipient of a brand new brick home, funded and built for him by a City of Paris grant for dilapidated homes.  Although the home was funded by this grant, it took about one year’s worth of paperwork and dedication to get this all settled for...

10/29/2012 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County picks an organization for fundraising, Dancing with the Stars the event

Leadership Lamar County picks an organization for fundraising, Dancing with the Stars the event

The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2012-2013 has picked the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society as the organization that they will focus their efforts on for this class. Five different projects were submitted by local non-profit organizations for review by this year’s class.  The...

10/23/2012 by Josh Allen