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Local Travel Baseball Team Receiving State and National Recognition

Local Travel Baseball Team Receiving State and National Recognition

Front row-Colton Killingsworth, Connor Clark, Blake Lewis, Matthew Sandlin, Corbin BleaseSecond row-DJ Wilkerson, Zane Dees, Caleb Jameson, Cason Bease, Carson Preston, Jack BrazealBack Row-Coaches: Bubba Lewis, Jeff Jameson, Chris Clark, Andy Preston, Eric Blease & Casey Brazeal The Paris...

03/07/2013 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
eParis Extra! takes Dylan's Drivers home

eParis Extra! takes Dylan's Drivers home

It’s Josh here, managing editor of the Extra!.  Over the last weekend, I had the privilege and opportunity to receive a ride home by one of the more unique non-profits in our area, Dylan’s Drivers.  The experience was a pleasure, and I would suggest to anyone out there that is out...

02/28/2013 by Josh Allen
Heads are shaved as United Way celebrates record breaking funds raised

Heads are shaved as United Way celebrates record breaking funds raised

What a year it has been for United Way of Lamar County! As a result, many non-profit, hardworking and giving agencies around Lamar County will receive more funds than ever before to help with the many different projects that benefit those in need. United Way members, supporters and volunteers...

02/22/2013 by Josh Allen
'Super Bowl' for Kids Sake in photos; Annual event raises thousands for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

'Super Bowl' for Kids Sake in photos; Annual event raises thousands for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

The annual Bowl for Kids Sake event was held this weekend at Paris Lanes Bowling Alley.  The event is held every year to raise money and awareness for the largely successful one-on-one mentoring programs that Big Brothers, Big Sisters provides to the youth of our area. The event was another...

02/18/2013 by Josh Allen
2013 - 12th Annual Sweetheart Soiree Photo Gallery

2013 - 12th Annual Sweetheart Soiree Photo Gallery

The 12th Annual Sweetheart Soiree, held on Saturday, February 9, at the Love Civic Center, was a huge success, attracting hundreds of people to the Valentine’s Day themed event. The event is held every year for the benefit of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris. CAC’s...

02/13/2013 by Josh Allen
CAC's Sweetheart Soiree brings large crowd for its 12th year

CAC's Sweetheart Soiree brings large crowd for its 12th year

The 12th Annual Sweetheart Soiree brought crowds of people to the Love Civic Center on Saturday night for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris’ yearly fundraiser.  With many silent and live auction items, catered food, complimentary drinks, great live entertainment and a more...

02/10/2013 by Josh Allen
CAC Announces new Onsite Mental Health Program & New Therapist to join the CAC team

CAC Announces new Onsite Mental Health Program & New Therapist to join the CAC team

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris is proud to announce the addition of a new program, OnSite Mental Health, which will provide free counseling for child victims of crime in Lamar and Red River Counties. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris is also very pleased to introduce Charity...

01/13/2013 by Josh Allen
Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society invites everyone to 'Balloon Release' memorial for young Joe Dale Morrison

Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society invites everyone to 'Balloon Release' memorial for young Joe Dale Morrison

The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society is inviting everyone to the ‘Balloon Release’ memorial honoring the loss of the young RRVDSS member and Buddy Baseball player, Joe Dale Morrison. Saturday, January 5th at 2:15pm, everyone will be meeting at Woodall Field to release the...

01/04/2013 by Josh Allen
Chili's Give Back Day scheduled to benefit Leadership Lamar County this Monday

Chili's Give Back Day scheduled to benefit Leadership Lamar County this Monday

‘Happy New Year wishes from Leadership Lamar County!’ The charitable Chili’s Give Back Day benefits the Leadership Lamar County class of 2012-2013 on the first Monday of every month until May 2013. The next Give Back Day for LLC is Monday, January 7.  The last Give Back Day...

01/02/2013 by Josh Allen
RRVDSS annual Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala set for January 12

RRVDSS annual Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala set for January 12

The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society’s annual Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala, set for January 12, 2013, is once again changing. Moving the gala to the Love Civic Center was one of the changes that RRVDSS made last year.  This change brought in more people and provided more room to...

12/30/2012 by Josh Allen
Are you interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent?

Are you interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent?

Information meetings will be held on the following dates to answer questions about Foster Care and Adoption programs: Tuesday January 8, 2013 @ 6:00 PM The ROC Outreach Center of First Baptist Church 115 Putman Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 Thursday January 17, 2013 @ 6:00 PM Century Room...

12/26/2012 by Josh Allen
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 - Sports Editor
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