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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
Connecting For A Cause 5k Color Run and Softball Tournament

Connecting For A Cause 5k Color Run and Softball Tournament

Connecting For A Cause 5k Color Run, 1 mile fun walk and Softball tournament will be held on October 3 at the Love Civic Center. All proceeds will go to Lili’s Legacy. Lili’s Legacy is a non-profit organization providing financial relief to cancer patients in the Lamar County and...

09/21/2015 by eParisExtra
4th Annual Rides for a Reason on Saturday Includes 5k Run/Walk

4th Annual Rides for a Reason on Saturday Includes 5k Run/Walk

The Fourth Annual “Rides for a Reason” benefitting Dylan’s Drivers is to be held this Saturday, September 19th at the Love Civic Center. The day will begin at 8am with a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Orr Honda, followed by the Dylan Ballard Memorial Motorcycle Ride at 9am. There...

09/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Sooners Win 1st Place in the Mud Volleyball Tournament

Sooners Win 1st Place in the Mud Volleyball Tournament

Standing ankle deep in the soupy mud, teams faced off Saturday September 12, 2015, to Kick-off this year’s 2016 United Way Campaign. What began as a friendly challenge, has turned into a highly competitive event with teams travelling from as far away as Amarillo, Texas for a chance to win one...

09/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Blood Drives on Friday, September 11th

Blood Drives on Friday, September 11th

Every 90 seconds, someone in the Carter BloodCare service area of North, Central or East Texas requires a blood transfusion. The Results Companies is hosting a blood drive (from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) along with a hiring event (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on September 11, at 3052 Clarksville Street. Look...

09/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Bowl for Kids' Sake

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Bowl for Kids’ Sake, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th at the Paris Lanes. Session One will be held at 10am and Session Two at noon.  The entire event has a superhero theme and team members are encouraged to dress up as superheroes. The...

09/05/2015 by eParisExtra
RAISED HERE! STAYS HERE!!

RAISED HERE! STAYS HERE!!

100% of $600,000 Campaign Goal will go to Lamar County Human Service Agencies, meeting needs around Education, Income and Health. United Way of Lamar County kicks off its 2016 Annual Campaign on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 8:00 am at the Paris Rodeo Area, with their 5th Annual Mud...

09/04/2015 by eParisExtra