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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. On...

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. Click the poster to enlarge for more details. Journey to Redemption is a powerful drama production that will change the...

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

A few of the staff at Premier Home Care & Hospice join for a photo wearing their V-Girls shirts in support of the movement.  After buying almost 30 shirts for the ladies at the office, PCT decided to make Premier an underwriting sponsor of the play. In an attempt to support the Paris V-Day...

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. The first place team as they round the buoy, heading back to shore to complete the Girl Scout’s Camp Gamble...

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
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
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