From the Ark-Tex Council of Governments, Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct 15 through Dec 7. Don’t get all shook up about Medicare. They can help! Trained staff will be available to give you free, impartial assistance about your Medicare Enrollment. Review and Compare:
– Plan changes for 2022
– Medicare Plans and Premiums
– Medicare Part D Prescriptions
– Drug Plans
Call 1-800-372-4464 to set an appointment? Do you need help paying for your Medicare prescriptions? Ask them about Extra Help!
The Northeast Texas Community College Continuing Education and Corporate Training department will host a Community Health Resource Fair on Friday, Oct. 22, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N. Jefferson Avenue, Mt. Pleasant. The free event will host more than 60 booths from area vendors and agencies focused on health and wellness.
“The goal of the resource fair is to raise the level of awareness of available health and wellness services which can help our communities begin to recover from the effects of the last two years of the global pandemic,” Lisa York, Coordinator of Continuing Education, said.
We provide free food and door prizes, and Titus Regional Medical Center will also be in attendance providing free COVID-19 vaccines and a variety of health testing.
“We offered a senior adult conference in August, and feedback from the event revealed a need to highlight wellness resources in our area to help all communities in the region. This event is a direct result of that, and we hope to bring these resources together to share their services and what is available to assist people in our community,” York said.
Mark your calendars and join the Paris Festival of Pumpkins Saturday (Oct 23). This community event has become a favorite for the Northeast Texas region. Listen to live music, enjoy a unique shopping experience by browsing downtown stores for huge Festival savings! Visit the many vendors for one-of-a-kind finds and fill up on all your favorite festival Treats like corn dogs, funnel cakes, chocolate-dipped cheesecake, and kettle corn.
We will modify the event for the safety and health of the public. As always, kids have free activities, costume contests, and pumpkin decorating events. In addition, we award cash prizes for best costume and best-decorated pumpkin! As the festival gets closer, we will provide a complete schedule of events and contest information.
The Deport Volunteer Fire Department holds a fundraising Rummage Sale on Saturday, Oct. 23, starting at 8:00 am until ??? It is at the fire station at 154 Monroe at the north end of Main & Monroe. There is a wide variety of items, including furniture, kitchenware, tools, lamps, new bedding, and much more. For further information, call Nanalee at 903-905-3884 or Global Tech at 903-209-8981.
The Roan Oak Masonic Lodge is holding a fish fry Saturday, October 23, from 4:30 until 7:00 pm at the lodge, 16140 FM 1499 in Garrett’s Bluff. The cost is donations only, and all are welcome.
The CASA for Kids Fiesta 23rd annual fundraiser at the Love Civic Center Saturday, Oct 23, starting at 6:00 pm. Excellent live and silent auction items plus a great meal of fajitas, tamales with all trimmings! Tickets are $50 or $75 a couple. You can purchase them at CASA 2025 NW Loop 286 or the door. Sponsorships are available by calling CASA for Kids at 903-737-4346.
Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, America’s favorite big top circus, is coming to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds for two shows, Sunday, Oct. 24. Performances will be at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm, bringing the magic of the circus to life with an all-star lineup with jungle cats, prancing ponies, clowns, breathtaking trapeze daredevils, and so much more. Visit online at c..m circus dot com. c..m circus dot com.
The City of Paris Downtown Pumpkin Patch is open from October through November 1. Hours of operation will be Monday–Friday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am till 6:00 pm, and Sundays 1:00 pm till 6:00 pm.
Friday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 till 11:30 am, attend the Senior Health Fair in Clarksville. Red River County Community Resource Association is the sponsor, and it takes place at the McKenzie Methodist Church Family Life Center. Flu, pneumonia, and COVID vaccinations are available. Free screenings – blood sugar & oxygen saturation checks. Health information. Door prizes and bingo start at 10:00 am, with pancakes and sausage with coffee and orange juice starting at 8:30 am. For more info, call 903-428-8500.
Detroit High School Student Council hosts its First Annual October Fun Color Run on Oct. 30 at 10:00 am. Entry fees for the 3K are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Walkers and runners of all abilities are welcome. The parking and starting line will be at the DYSA field, and all proceeds go toward funding scholarships and community projects. For more information, contact Jessica Whitaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-674-2646.