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Russ Towers Named County Clerk

Russ Towers Named County Clerk

On Monday, March 23rd the Lamar County Commissioners announced that Russ Towers will be the new County Clerk. Towers, who is currently the county elections administrator, will be replacing current clerk Kathy Marlowe when she retires on March 31, 2015. Towers  will serve the remainder of a...

03/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Boy Scouts Troop 11 at work to promote

Boy Scouts Troop 11 at work to promote "World's Finest" chocolate candy bars to raise funds

Boy Scouts Troop 11 promote their ‘World Famous’ chocolate bars on air with Angelina at Mix 107.7. (Submitted photo) The Boy Scouts Troop 11 had the privilege to go on the air with Angelina at Mix 107.7, promoting their Chocolate Candy Bar fundraiser that’s going on...

02/05/2015 by Josh Allen
First Baptist Church to host annual 'Wild Game Banquet' tonight

First Baptist Church to host annual 'Wild Game Banquet' tonight

First Baptist Church in Paris calling all men to be apart of their large, annual ‘Wild Game Banquet’ tonight at 6 p.m. (dinner will start at 6:30). According to church staff, this is their largest men’s outreach banquet every year. Everyone is encouraged to come and try a wide...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
New Hope Center's 60

New Hope Center's 60" TV giveaway this Saturday - there's still time to get tickets

The New Hope Center of Paris is giving away a 60″, HD television on Saturday, and there is still time for you to get tickets for your chance to win it — just in time to watch the Super Bowl on it. The TV is valued at $750, which will be drawn for at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County class meeting focuses on

Leadership Lamar County class meeting focuses on "Introduction to Paris and Lamar County"

The 2014-2015 Leadership Lamar County class met last week at the Union Station Train Depot Community Room, where the class focused on an “Introduction to Paris and Lamar County” — including nonprofit organizations, agriculture in the area, and city and county history. Union...

01/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Calvary Paris women's ministry to host 2nd annual IF: Gathering simulcast

Calvary Paris women's ministry to host 2nd annual IF: Gathering simulcast

The women’s ministry of Calvary Paris, will host IF: Paris, which is a live simulcast of the renowned IF: Gathering from Austin on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7. Registration for this event is completely free and now open by clicking here. The theme this year is “If...

01/20/2015 by Josh Allen
Children's Advocacy Center Hosts

Children's Advocacy Center Hosts "Lunch and Learn"

On Friday, November 14th the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris hosted another “Lunch and Learn.” Rebecca Peevy, (pictured right) CAC Executive Director states, “Without awareness and education, the cycle of child abuse will continue. With this in mind, The Children’s...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Downtown Food Pantry Has New Website

Downtown Food Pantry Has New Website

The Downtown Food Pantry has announced they have a new website. Their homepage is at www.downtownfoodpantry.org. In addition to having more information about the food pantry and ways to volunteer, the newest component is online giving. By simply clicking on the “Donate Now” button...

10/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Red Cross Lamar County looking for additional volunteers

Red Cross Lamar County looking for additional volunteers

Colder months ahead, home fires increase PARIS, TEXAS — With fall upon us and colder months ahead, families begin using their heaters, fire places, stoves and even candles to warm up – all increasing the chance of a home fire. For American Red Cross in Lamar County, this means the beginning...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
United Way Campaign Update: $199,075 raised to date toward $550,000 goal

United Way Campaign Update: $199,075 raised to date toward $550,000 goal

Paris, TX – (October 10, 2014) – Your United Way of Lamar County Community Campaign has raised approximately 36% of its $550,000 goal in the first four weeks of the 8 week campaign, United Way announced October 7. Your United Way Community Campaign, serves all of Paris and Lamar County, has...

10/10/2014 by Josh Allen
Red Cross Continues to Grow Lamar County Chapter

Red Cross Continues to Grow Lamar County Chapter

The Lamar County Red Cross is one of the last single county Red Crosses in the United States. Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Northeast Texas, John Davis, attributes the unique standing to local support and interest. The Lamar County Red Cross Chapter was chartered in the early...

10/09/2014 by NIck Murillo
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