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To Paris With Love

To Paris With Love

The motorcycle community  in Northeast Texas has organized a group ride to Paris, Texas to show support to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. The ride is scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd and will end at the Love Civic Center where there will be a special ceremony,...

11/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program at the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society was held Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30 am. Members of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon for this new program at the Red River Valley Down...

11/19/2015 by eParisExtra

"Festival of Trees" Saturday Evening

The “Festival of Trees” by the Optimist of Paris will be held this Saturday, November 21st from 6pm – 9:30pm at the First Baptist Church Community Room. The fundraiser will include Dinner and Entertainment along with live and silent auction. Themed, decorated trees will be...

11/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program at the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society will be held Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30 am. The public is invited to join the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce as they cut the ribbon for this new program at...

11/17/2015 by eParisExtra
UNITED WAY REACHES 99% OF GOAL AND STILL COUNTING

UNITED WAY REACHES 99% OF GOAL AND STILL COUNTING

For seventy-three years, YOUR United Way of Lamar County has committed to improving lives here in Lamar County!  Since September 13, 2015, our volunteers have raised over $594,330 – just over 99% of the needed funds to meet our 2016 Campaign Goal. This total virtually meets our goal and we...

11/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Prayer Rally Scheduled for November 16th

Prayer Rally Scheduled for November 16th

The Because We Believe Prayer Rally is an area women’s prayer event, open to every lady in our area. Hosted by the women of New Hope Baptist Church, a prayer service will be held Monday, November, 16th at 6:30 PM at New Hope Baptist Church, located at 3925 SE Loop 286 in Paris. Says one...

11/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Can the Panthers, Wildcats food drive competition generates big results

Can the Panthers, Wildcats food drive competition generates big results

As announced October 19, the superintendents of Paris ISD and North Lamar ISD, Paul Jones and John McCullough, joined forces in a friendly but fierce competitive food drive to aid the efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Paris. The competition ended Friday night at the Cross-Town Showdown football...

11/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Downtown Food Pantry Needs 2,000 Boxes of Stuffing

Downtown Food Pantry Needs 2,000 Boxes of Stuffing

WANTED: 2,000 boxes of stuffing. The Downtown Food Pantry had an overwhelming response last year during their pre-Thanksgiving “Stuffing Drive” and are trying it again this year. The goal is to give a box of stuffing mix to each household they serve.  That is...

11/03/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way of Lamar County Reaches 73% of 2016 Campaign Goal

United Way of Lamar County Reaches 73% of 2016 Campaign Goal

For seventy-three years, YOUR United Way of Lamar County has committed to improving lives here in Lamar County!  Since September 13, 2015, our volunteers have raised over $438,563 – just over 73% of the needed funds to meet our 2016 Campaign Goal. 100% of our $600,000 Campaign Goal will go...

10/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Can the Panthers, Can the Wildcats food drive competition begins Monday

Can the Panthers, Can the Wildcats food drive competition begins Monday

The superintendents of Paris ISD and North Lamar ISD, Paul Jones and John McCullough, have joined forces in a friendly but fierce competitive food drive to aid the efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Paris. Kiwanis uses proceeds from Pancake Days to help struggling families in Paris and Lamar County...

10/19/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way Announces 42% of Campaign Goal Raised So Far

United Way Announces 42% of Campaign Goal Raised So Far

On Friday, October 9, 2015, Campaign Volunteers, Agency Partners, and Local Community Members, met at the Lamar County Human Resource Council, located at 1273 NW 19th Street. Says Executive Director April Carl, “This is the 4th week of our 8 week campaign and we’re making great...

10/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Community Health Clinic

Community Health Clinic

There will be a FREE Community Health Clinic on Saturday, October 17th from 9am-2pm at the Prime Time Senior Activity Center, located at 1128 Clarksville Street in Paris. The clinic will run from 9am-2pm. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals will be there to answer questions. There...

10/10/2015 by eParisExtra
4th Annual Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial BBQ Cookoff

4th Annual Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial BBQ Cookoff

4th Annual Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial BBQ Cookoff is Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Red River Fairgrounds,  just North of the Coliseum. Categories include:  Brisket – pulled pork – ribs – chicken and beans. The BBQ Cookoff will be from 10am – 3pm and tickets are...

10/09/2015 by eParisExtra
NEW Sock and Underwear Drive

NEW Sock and Underwear Drive

United Way of Lamar County just announced a “NEW Sock and Underwear” Drive. Socks and underwear are two of the most needed items for children living in poverty. You can help ensure that these basic essentials are something a child always has by donating new socks and...

10/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Imagine if Everyone Gave

Imagine if Everyone Gave

The 73rd Annual United Way of Lamar County fundraising campaign is in full swing. Executive Director, April Carl, comments “Imagine…. Just for a minute if everyone gave something.  Imagine if we could meet the needs of everyone in our community.  Imagine if hunger wasn’t an issue, image...

10/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Two Blood Drives This Week

Two Blood Drives This Week

Texas Night Out is hosting a blood drive from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, at 2025 S. Collegiate Drive in the parking lot on a Carter BloodCare bus. Paris Harley-Davidson Honda Yamaha is hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 10, at 2875...

10/04/2015 by eParisExtra
2ND POPPA JOES ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT

2ND POPPA JOES ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT

The 2nd Annual Poppa Joes Big Bass Fishing Tournament will be held this Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Pat Mayse Lake (Sanders Cove, Loop C). The tournament begins at 6am and weigh in is from noon-3pm. The fee for Anglers is $40 and Jr. Anglers is $25. The fishing tournament is hosted by the Joe...

09/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Holy Cross October Luncheons

Holy Cross October Luncheons

The Women of Holy Cross Church are once again cooking their famous “October Luncheons” every Thursday in October. All luncheons are served from 11am – 1:30pm  in the Parish Hall of Holy Cross Church located at South East 1st Street across from Bywaters Park. This year’s...

09/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Light it Pink Paris 2015

Light it Pink Paris 2015

“Light it Pink Paris” will be kicking off breast cancer awareness month by lighting the Paris Eiffel Tower on Thursday, October 1st.  The event begins at 5pm. The “Light it Pink Paris” campaign is to benefit the Bridge Breast Network which provides diagnostic and...

09/26/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way Reports on Progress of Campaign

United Way Reports on Progress of Campaign

With a campaign motto of “Raised Here! Stays Here!”  the United Way is committed to the promise that  100% of $600,000 Campaign Goal committed to Lamar County Human Service Agencies. Campaign Volunteers, Agency Partners, and Local Community Members, met at the Boys and Girls Club...

09/25/2015 by eParisExtra