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YOUR UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY 2015 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

YOUR UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY 2015 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

The United Way of Lamar County’s 2015 Campaign is in full swing, energized by the members of its 2015 Campaign Committee. Led by Campaign Chair Zach Saffle, Pierson Fendley Insurance – Committee members include: Industry Division (Goal $376,500) – Sue Labbe, Turner Industries Commercial...

09/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Dylan's Driver's

Dylan's Driver's "Rides For Reason"

The 2014 “Rides for a Reason”, benefiting Dylan’s Drivers was  a big success on Saturday. In the 5k run/walk,  Colby Estes was the Best Overall Male Winner and Cheri Bedford was the best Overall Female Winner. (Pictured with Vicki Ballard). Yuvonne Harris, an employee of...

09/22/2014 by eParisExtra
6th Annual Redneck Golf Open for Habitat for Humanity

6th Annual Redneck Golf Open for Habitat for Humanity

Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity is holding its 6th Annual Redneck Golf Open at Pine Ridge Golf Course on Saturday, September 20. Shotgun starts for two sessions begin at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Cost is $200 per team or $50 per person and includes cart fees, lunch, and a team picture.  All...

09/19/2014 by eParisExtra
“Sooners Spiked a 1st Place Win for the 2nd Year in a Row” 4th Annual United Way Mud Volleyball Tournament

“Sooners Spiked a 1st Place Win for the 2nd Year in a Row” 4th Annual United Way Mud Volleyball Tournament

What began as an invitation to Industry Leaders in the United Way of Lamar Annual Campaign, has grown into a highly competitive event.  With teams traveling from as far as Ada, Oklahoma to Pittsburgh, Texas, for this one day competition. Standing ankle deep in the soupy mud, teams of 3 men and...

09/17/2014 by eParisExtra
United Way Campaign Kickoff Today

United Way Campaign Kickoff Today

The United Way Annual Campaign will be holding its kickoff today from 4pm-6pm at the Love Civic Center. The Kickoff will feature a Volunteer Fair hosted by the United Way Community Partners as well as entertainment by Full Blast Productions, food, beverages and prizes. A weekend hunting trip...

09/11/2014 by eParisExtra
Yoga Class at PCT Centre for

Yoga Class at PCT Centre for "Raise the Roof" Fundraising Campaign

The PCT Brown Centre of Creative Arts. Art, Theatre and Yoga classes offered weekly. Local yoga instructor Jenny Wilson will be having a special yoga class on Thursday morning, September 11th at 8:30am. All class fees ($5 or greater donation appreciated) will be donated to the Paris Community...

09/10/2014 by eParisExtra
Free Red Cross Community Class

Free Red Cross Community Class

The next free Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED Certification, Community Class will be Saturday, September 13, 2014.    These scholarships are graciously provided by our funding parnters, St. Joseph’s Community Foundation, The Paris Legacy Foundation and Wells Fargo Advisors, and are...

09/06/2014 by eParisExtra
PCT Fundraising Campaign For Roof Repairs

PCT Fundraising Campaign For Roof Repairs

Plaza Theatre The Paris Community Theatre Board of Directors is launching a “Raise the Roof” campaign this fall. Donations from the fundraising campaign will be used to make necessary repairs to the roofs of both the Plaza Theatre on the square and the PCT Brown Centre of Creative...

09/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Volunteerism Kicks off United Way’s Annual Campaign

Volunteerism Kicks off United Way’s Annual Campaign

To increase community participation in the “Building a Better Community with YOU”, United Way announces a campaign goal of $550,000 to benefit Lamar County residents United Way of Lamar County kicks off its 2015 Annual Campaign on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for...

08/30/2014 by eParisExtra
Help build Veterans Memorial with a chance to win a 1960 T-Bird

Help build Veterans Memorial with a chance to win a 1960 T-Bird

You can buy yourself a chance to win a fully restored, 1960 Ford Thunderbird, while helping to build the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, in the organization’s raffle that will be drawn for in November. You can purchase as many tickets as you want — the more you get,...

08/24/2014 by Josh Allen
World renowned Christian educator, missionary and speaker to be in Paris on August 28

World renowned Christian educator, missionary and speaker to be in Paris on August 28

For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. — 1 Corinthians 2:2 Margaret Ashmore (Photo from www.margaretashmore.com) Those are the first words at the top of Margaret Ashmore‘s website and are the words that she conducts her life by —...

08/16/2014 by Josh Allen
New Hope Center of Paris releases 2014 resident 'Wish List'

New Hope Center of Paris releases 2014 resident 'Wish List'

The New Hope Center of Paris continues to grow and carry out their mission of providing transitional shelter to homeless men, women and children. With their new and improved shelter at 4th and Sherman St., they have the capability of housing many more than ever before, allowing them to address...

08/15/2014 by Josh Allen
Homelessness coalition continues steadfast mission to help those in need

Homelessness coalition continues steadfast mission to help those in need

In the summer of 2013, a unique group of organizations joined forces in order to provide assistance and aid to those individuals affected by homelessness. In the year’s time since the different organizations came together for the good of service — all specializing in different...

08/15/2014 by Josh Allen
United Way Looking to Train Volunteers for VITA Program

United Way Looking to Train Volunteers for VITA Program

The United Way of Lamar County is looking for volunteers for their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Those interested in volunteering should register for a free informational lunch on Wednesday, August 13th at noon. To register for the lunch call 903-784-6642 or email...

08/09/2014 by eParisExtra
4th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

4th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament

The 4th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, benefitting the United Way of Lamar County will be held Saturday, September 13th at the Paris Rodeo Arena. Registration begins at 8am that morning and games begin at 9am. The Paris Rodeo Arena is located next to the Red River Valley...

08/09/2014 by eParisExtra
Addressing Homelessness in Lamar County

Addressing Homelessness in Lamar County

Paris /Lamar County homelessness services have an extensive history of tragedy, corruption and mismanagement. There is a mistrust and a public perception that homelessness is not an issue in our small community. Moreover, agencies providing services to these individuals have seen an increasing...

08/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Can-Can Follies on Friday Night

Can-Can Follies on Friday Night

The Can-Can Follies will be a special fundraiser for Meals on Wheels this Friday, August 8th at 7pm at the PJC Ray Karrer Theatre. Paris business and civic leaders are performing skits to raise money for the Meals on Wheels program which serves between 130,000-140,000 meals each year to local...

08/05/2014 by eParisExtra
Local church hosts Vacation Bible School at George Wright homes

Local church hosts Vacation Bible School at George Wright homes

The Paris Biker Church is extending their mission to the George Wright homes over the next few days by offering Vacation Bible School to children at 6 p.m. each evening through Saturday. The VBS started on Wednesday, and the first night’s turnout was good (approximately 30...

08/01/2014 by Josh Allen
Red Cross of Lamar County encourages community to help send holiday cards to our troops

Red Cross of Lamar County encourages community to help send holiday cards to our troops

The Red Cross chapter of Lamar County kicked off its inaugural “Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home” campaign last week, beginning an effort to get the community involved in sending cheerful holiday cards to active-duty soldiers during the coming holiday season. Female soldiers...

07/31/2014 by Josh Allen
Red Cross Offers Free First Aid/CPR Class

Red Cross Offers Free First Aid/CPR Class

As part of the ongoing “Be Prepared Paris” initiative to increase local emergency preparedness, the American Red Cross Lamar County is offering a free 2-year First Aid / CPR / AED certification course on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 9am – 4pm. Registration is open now and...

07/30/2014 by eParisExtra