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Habitat for Humanity requests volunteers for Saturday, June 22

Habitat for Humanity requests volunteers for Saturday, June 22

The Paris affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, a Christian housing organization, is requesting volunteers for the Saturday, June 22 ABWK painting project. Tomorrow, volunteers will gather at a local two-bedroom house to coat the walls of the structure in a fresh layer of paint. The structure is...

06/21/2013 by eParisExtra
'A Starry Night in Paris' raises thousands for down syndrome society; Click for photo gallery!

'A Starry Night in Paris' raises thousands for down syndrome society; Click for photo gallery!

Themed ‘A Starry Night in Paris…Save the Last Dance’, the 2013 Leadership Lamar County Dancing With the Stars event attracted hundreds of people to the Love Civic Center on Saturday night and raised thousands of dollars for the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society. This is...

06/17/2013 by Josh Allen
Big Brothers Big Sisters receives big corporate support

Big Brothers Big Sisters receives big corporate support

Customers Invited to Round Up Purchases to Benefit Mentoring Youth Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, is joining forces with Jcpenney in June for the retailer’s charitable giving program, ‘JCP Cares‘.  By rounding-up...

06/14/2013 by Josh Allen
Click to register for the 'Color Run' benefitting Relay for Life this weekend

Click to register for the 'Color Run' benefitting Relay for Life this weekend

The Blossom Church of God invites you to ‘Color for a Cause’ this weekend at their 5K ‘Color Run’.   You may start the race in a white t-shirt, but you will finish completely colored, as at different points in the race you will be doused with different colored corn...

06/05/2013 by Josh Allen
Everyone's invited to 'Outside the Walls' event presented by Paris Bikers Church

Everyone's invited to 'Outside the Walls' event presented by Paris Bikers Church

The Paris, Texas Bikers Church presents church ‘Outside the Walls’ on Saturday June 1st from 6-8pm at the Evening Side Apartments Parking Lot – 750 Bonham Street. The event is open to all and will include live music entertainment and free hot dogs while supplies last.  See...

05/31/2013 by Josh Allen
Meals on Wheels partners with Atwoods to End Senior Hunger

Meals on Wheels partners with Atwoods to End Senior Hunger

The Lamar County Human Resources Council’s Meals on Wheels program will serve hot dogs and canned drinks for $1 at Atwoods on Saturday May 18th from 10am to 4pm. This partnering effort between LCHRC and Atwoods will directly benefit the Meals on Wheels program and their cause to end...

05/16/2013 by Josh Allen

"Hope Floats": Children's Advocacy Center celebrates children with balloon release

Friday morning dozens of people gathered for a balloon release celebrating the 184 children the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) were able to help during the 2012 year. Gathered in the crowd holding balloons of different colors were representatives from law enforcement, CPS, the district...

04/27/2013 by Josh Allen
United Ways of Texas set up statewide recovery fund to assist those in West, Texas

United Ways of Texas set up statewide recovery fund to assist those in West, Texas

No doubt we have all been closely following the news over the weekend coming out of West, TX, after the tragic explosion at a fertilizer plant that devastated the small town and the citizens there. Many surrounding communities from all over the state have pitched in to help West in many ways...

04/23/2013 by Josh Allen
PRMC celebrates 58th year of service for Volunteer Auxiliary Program

PRMC celebrates 58th year of service for Volunteer Auxiliary Program

The Paris Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary celebrates its 58th year of service. The program started in 1955 as a means to raise funds for the hospital. What started with selling gift wrapping and cakes downtown has since grown too become a very important part of Paris Regional. The...

04/22/2013 by Josh Allen
United Way invites you to a 'Day of Caring'

United Way invites you to a 'Day of Caring'

On Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, United Way of Lamar County is scheduled to partner with Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush With Kindness” program to paint a deserving local resident’s home, and anyone wanting to volunteer you are invited. Please contact the United Way office at...

04/18/2013 by Josh Allen
One more weekend for 'Journey to Redemption'

One more weekend for 'Journey to Redemption'

After the first showing over last weekend, this coming weekend will be the last one to catch Journey to Redemption at Canaanland Church of God in Reno.  The play is moving. Journey to Redemption is a powerful drama production that will change the lives of hundreds of people and yours too. Now...

04/15/2013 by Josh Allen
Premier Home Care & Hospice donates to the Paris V-Day Movement

Premier Home Care & Hospice donates to the Paris V-Day Movement

In an attempt to support the Paris V-Day Movement, Premier Home Care & Hospice, bought the women of their staff commemorative ‘V-Girls’ t-shirts to support the coming showing of ‘The Vagina Monologues’, a fundraiser to support domestic and sexual violence against...

04/12/2013 by Josh Allen
If You Are Involved with a Non-Profit - Read This

If You Are Involved with a Non-Profit - Read This

Nonprofit Development Center Educational Opportunities The training component of the Center is designed for staff members, board members and executive directors of nonprofit organizations, as well as businesses and individuals. By bringing in seasoned professionals, we are able to offer...

04/10/2013 by eParisExtra
UW's Urban Adventure Race proves thrilling, rewarding and to return next year; Click here for photo gallery!

UW's Urban Adventure Race proves thrilling, rewarding and to return next year; Click here for photo gallery!

Expect a second annual Urban Adventure Race in 2014, as this year’s 1st annual event was a spectacular success, despite there only being 4 teams entered into the race. Those four teams had a blast, and without a doubt, through the many twists, turns and challenges in it, certainly, at...

04/08/2013 by Josh Allen
Holy Week breakfasts bring the hungry

Holy Week breakfasts bring the hungry

Bill Coleman rises early to prepare scrambled eggs for the Holy Week breakfasts at First United Methodist Church.   Each weekday morning (Monday-Friday) of the Easter week, from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall, guests enjoy a full breakfast and hear a special morning message during...

03/29/2013 by Josh Allen
April is Child Abuse & Prevention Month - Children's Advocacy Center selling honorary t-shirts

April is Child Abuse & Prevention Month - Children's Advocacy Center selling honorary t-shirts

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and The Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris is selling shirts to help raise awareness. All forms need to be accompanied by cash or check. Shirts are $10.00 for all sizes.  Make checks out to Children’s Advocacy Center. The deadline for...

03/25/2013 by Josh Allen
Who's ready to 'Paint Paris Purple'?; Relay for Life offers FREE event sponsorship to best decorated business

Who's ready to 'Paint Paris Purple'?; Relay for Life offers FREE event sponsorship to best decorated business

Who’s ready to Paint Paris Purple?  Because, ready or not, for the American Cancer Society’s Show Your Hope Week of April 1-6, every business and all those that wish to be included are invited to decorate their storefronts or building windows with anything PURPLE — balloons,...

03/18/2013 by Josh Allen
Texas Women's Outreach announces its new location

Texas Women's Outreach announces its new location

AS OF APRIL 1, 2013   TEXAS WOMEN’S OUTREACH OFFICE AND OUTREACH TRAINING CENTER 225 12TH STREET SE PARIS, TEXAS 75460   OUTREACH HOURS: MONDAY – THURSDAY — 9 AM – 4 PM FRIDAY — 10AM – 2PM OR BY APPOINTMENT GRAND OPENING – THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013. TIME 5 PM...

03/17/2013 by Josh Allen
American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to join Relay for Life of Lamar County

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to join Relay for Life of Lamar County

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Lamar County – community leaders, cancer survivors, caregivers, anyone wanting to make a difference – to join their Relay for Life of Lamar County. The organization is seeking volunteers who are interested in getting involved in the fight...

03/15/2013 by Josh Allen
United Way welcomes the first ever 'Urban Adventure Race' in April; NOT a foot race -- Imagine hit TV show 'Amazing Race' coming Paris

United Way welcomes the first ever 'Urban Adventure Race' in April; NOT a foot race -- Imagine hit TV show 'Amazing Race' coming Paris

In the words or United Way of Lamar County Executive Director, April Carl, ‘the Urban Adventure Race has unknown locations, challenges (physical and mental), will be EXTREME fun and an action-packed way to support our local United Way, in order for them to serve so many of those in need...

03/11/2013 by Josh Allen