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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 Those are the first words at the top of Margaret Ashmore‘s website and are the words that she conducts her life by — spreading the ‘Good News’ of Jesus to anyone...

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. The entire...

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

Texas Homeless Network to host free webinar on practices to end homelessness today

Texas Homeless Network to host free webinar on practices to end homelessness today

Everyone is invited to attend the Texas Homeless Network’s free monthly webinar focusing on best community practices to be used to end homelessness in Texas. The webinar is Tuesday, July 29, at 3 p.m., but you must be registered by 2 p.m. Called ‘Bloc Talks’, these free...

07/28/2014 by Josh Allen

Turtles float past civic center to raise $37K for Boys & Girls Club

Turtles float past civic center to raise $37K for Boys & Girls Club

Hundreds of turtles raced down the drainage ditch in front of Love Civic Center on Saturday to raise $37,890 in the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley’s 11th annual Johnny Stallings Memorial Great Paris Turtle Float. This year marked the first time to hold the race at the civic...

07/26/2014 by Jeff Parish

Special fundraising performance Thursday at PCT to benefit New Hope Center

Special fundraising performance Thursday at PCT to benefit New Hope Center

Through the efforts of Premier Home Care & Hospice, Paris Community Theatre and the play sponsors (First Federal Community Bank; Harrison, Walker & Harper) a special performance of ‘The White Liars/Black Comedy’ (click for more info about the play) will be held tonight as...

07/16/2014 by Josh Allen

Paris Biker Church to host 'Outside the Walls' service with free hot dogs on July 26

Paris Biker Church to host 'Outside the Walls' service with free hot dogs on July 26

On Saturday, July 26, the Paris Biker Church will go ‘Outside the Walls’ to host a worship service – featuring live music, a message and free hot dogs — at Wade Park from 7-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the event, so bring your friends and...

07/15/2014 by Josh Allen

Help is Needed at the Downtown Food Pantry

Help is Needed at the Downtown Food Pantry

Back in 2009 a small group of people started feeding the needy and hungry out the basement of the First United Methodist Church. After a short time at the old Co-Ministry building on Clarksville street, which they quickly outgrew, the Downtown Food Pantry (DFP) moved into its current space at...

07/14/2014 by eParisExtra

Volunteers Needed for "A Brush with Kindness"

Volunteers Needed for

It is time for another “A Brush With Kindness” paint project, and Habitat for Humanity is in need of volunteers. The Brush with Kindness will be held all day on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th at 330 N.E. 29th Street. Those interested in volunteering should contact...

07/13/2014 by eParisExtra

United Way of Lamar County Prepares for 2015 Campaign

United Way of Lamar County Prepares for 2015 Campaign

Virtually every individual in Lamar County is reached by the United Way. Through managed programs (VITA, FamilyWIZE, Food4Kids, etc.), volunteer opportunities and agency programs funded, YOUR United Way is dedicated to making a lasting impact. This year we have committed to raising $550,000 to...

07/12/2014 by eParisExtra

Turtles headed for civic center

Turtles headed for civic center

The Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley is getting ready for the 11th annual Johnny Stallings Memorial Great Paris Turtle Float. The event is set for July 26 at Love Civic Center. The checkered flag drops at noon, and the adoptive parents are encouraged to come out early and give their...

07/10/2014 by Jeff Parish

Free Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED Certification Course

Free Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED Certification Course

As part of Red Cross Lamar County’ “Be Prepared Paris” campaign to increase the community’s emergency and disaster preparedness, the local Red Cross will be hosting another  free First Aid / CPR / AED Certification class on July 19, 2014.    The class will be...

07/05/2014 by eParisExtra