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Local EMT and Volunteer Firefighter Loses Home in Fire

Local EMT and Volunteer Firefighter Loses Home in Fire

Earlier this week Shane “Spanky” McDowra lost his  tonight in a structure fire. While there were no injuries, it was a total loss – all he has is the shirt on his back. Shane is a full time EMT-I for Paris EMS, and a volunteer firefighter for Faught VFD, Powderly VFD and...

03/11/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way Funding Applications Available

United Way Funding Applications Available

United Way of Lamar County’s 2015 Community Investment Allocation process has begun.  Non-profit agencies which provide programs and services meeting the health and human service needs of Lamar County are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding. Letter of Intent...

03/11/2015 by eParisExtra
 Kiwanis Pancakes Good for the Soul

Kiwanis Pancakes Good for the Soul

Whether working or eating at the Kiwanis Pancake Days, a day is brightened with this annual event.  Students from North Lamar ISD will be among those eagerly waiting in line this week to have their plates filled with pancakes hot off the grill.  Above Stone Middle School 8th grader Emily...

03/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Tree Give‐Away Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tree Give‐Away Saturday, March 7, 2015

As a result of the recent ice storms and in an effort to encourage citizen commitment to “Keep Paris Beautiful, Make Lamar County Shine”, Keep Paris Beautiful (KPB) will hold once again host a tree give‐away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the west parking lot of...

03/04/2015 by eParisExtra
Kiwanis Pancake Days March 6-7

Kiwanis Pancake Days March 6-7

The annual Pancake Days, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Paris is March 6th and 7th at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. They will be serving pancakes from 6am to 7pm. Tickets are $6.00 in advance, or  $7.00 at the door. Children 5 and under are free. For tickets call 903-785-5696. All Kiwanis...

03/01/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way Community Needs Survey

United Way Community Needs Survey

The United Way of Lamar County is asking for Lamar County residents to complete a Community Needs Survey. If you live in Lamar County the United Way needs to know what you feel are the most critical needs in our community.  Your answers to these questions will assist the United Way in...

02/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Mardi Gras Fundraiser this Weekend

Mardi Gras Fundraiser this Weekend

Mardi Gras is the primary fundraising event for Lamar County Human Resources Council’s Meals on Wheels program. This year’s event is Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Love Civic Center. Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table. There will be live music by The David Whiteman...

02/23/2015 by eParisExtra
UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY HOLDS 2015 ANNUAL MEETING AND CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION

UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY HOLDS 2015 ANNUAL MEETING AND CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION

Volunteers, businesses, and organizations who contributed to the 2015 United Way of Lamar County campaign were honored Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Paris Junior College, Ballroom. Many contributors were thanked and special honors presented.  These included awards for Volunteerism,...

02/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Sweetheart Soiree Raised All-Time High of $95,000

Sweetheart Soiree Raised All-Time High of $95,000

Valentine’s Day this year was a night of new records at The Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris’ 14th Annual Sweetheart Soiree. The evening opened with a new record in the amount of sponsorships for the Soiree.  A record number attendance of over 550 guests danced the night away while...

02/17/2015 by eParisExtra
NAACP Banquet on February 21st

NAACP Banquet on February 21st

The fifteenth “Bridging the Gap” celebration NAACP banquet is Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  at  the Love Civic Center. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased from any NAACP member or by calling 903-785-8918 or 903-784-8728 or 903-517-2388. This year’s...

02/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Meals on Wheels Mardi Gras Fundraiser

Meals on Wheels Mardi Gras Fundraiser

The Lamar County Human Resources Council, Inc.  annual “Mardi Gras” fundraiser is Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Love Civic Center. The Lamar County Human Resources Council oversees the Meals on Wheels program that provides meals to our low income, housebound, or seniors that...

02/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Brookshires Makes Large Donation to Children's Advocacy Center of Paris

Brookshires Makes Large Donation to Children's Advocacy Center of Paris

Brookshire’s presented a $5,000 donation to The Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris (CAC).  Brookshire’s is a proud supporter of Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris which promotes hope, healing and justice to the most severely abused children in Lamar and Red River Counties by...

01/31/2015 by eParisExtra
First Baptist Church to host annual 'Wild Game Banquet' tonight

First Baptist Church to host annual 'Wild Game Banquet' tonight

First Baptist Church in Paris calling all men to be apart of their large, annual ‘Wild Game Banquet’ tonight at 6 p.m. (dinner will start at 6:30). According to church staff, this is their largest men’s outreach banquet every year. Everyone is encouraged to come and try a wide...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
Calvary Paris to host 'Free Movie Night' on Friday

Calvary Paris to host 'Free Movie Night' on Friday

Mark your calendar and invite your friends to the free showing of the renowned movie, “Veil of tears”, which will be playing at Calvary Paris on Friday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. This event is completely free and open to the community. “Veil of tears” is a heartfelt...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Free Tax Prep Being Offered by United Way

Free Tax Prep Being Offered by United Way

Once again, the United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is offering free tax service to those who qualify. Households who earned less than $52,000 last year, may qualify for the free IRS-certified tax service. VITA volunteers will be available on Saturdays from...

01/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Calvary Paris women's ministry to host 2nd annual IF: Gathering simulcast

Calvary Paris women's ministry to host 2nd annual IF: Gathering simulcast

The women’s ministry of Calvary Paris, will host IF: Paris, which is a live simulcast of the renowned IF: Gathering from Austin on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7. Registration for this event is completely free and now open by clicking here. The theme this year is “If...

01/20/2015 by Josh Allen
14th Annual Sweetheart Soiree for the CAC on Valentine's Day

14th Annual Sweetheart Soiree for the CAC on Valentine's Day

The Children’s Advocacy Center’s  14th Annual Sweetheart Soiree is on Valentine’s Day,  Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Love Civic Center. The Sweetheart Soiree is an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, live music as well as a silent and a live auction.  The Mars Hill Band...

01/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks Regional Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks Regional Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for a Regional Executive Director for the Northeast Texas Region, which is based out of Paris. They are looking for a leader with long-standing ties to the community. A proven leader who is well connected, well organized and has a passion to serve the...

01/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Tickets on Sale for Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala

Tickets on Sale for Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala

Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala, benefitting the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society and the Johnny Stallings REACH Recreation Center.. This year’s event will be January 17th at the Love Civic Center from 6pm-11pm. Tickets are $50 per person and...

01/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Annual

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