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Better Business Bureau – Additional Income Sources Amid Stay-at-Home Orders

  Government mandates across East Texas have caused local businesses to close their doors and establish remote work procedures. While many have been able to remain operational, others result in job losses. Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas provides consumers with resources for supplemental income opportunities and local job ...

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COVID-19 Latest Count – Thursday 12:00 Noon

Thursday, April 9 – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Serious Recovered Worldwide 1,546,175 91,895 39,432 355,503 The U.S. 438,476 15,732 6,760 26,589 Texas 10,065 277 0 770 Friday, April 3 – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Serious Recovered Worldwide 1,063,810 56,610 34,214 213,676 The U.S. 258,409 6,582 4,813 9,359 Texas ...

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United Way Of Lamar County Holds “By Appointment Only” Blood Drive

The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) has partnered with the American Red Cross and the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce to hold a by-appointment-only blood drive on Wednesday, April 22nd at the Love Civic Center. Jenny Wilson, Executive Director of the UWLC, stated, “Although the coronavirus is dominating our ...

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Telford Unit Inmate Dies Of COVID-19

A 72-year-old inmate at the Telford State Prison Unit in New Boston has died of Coronavirus. Bartolo Infante was in isolation at an area hospital when he tested positive for the COVID-19 on April 3. An investigation to determine if his death is connected to the infection is underway.

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Apr
11
Sat
Hugo Parkinson Support Group
Apr 11 all-day

The Hugo Parkinson Support Group is not meeting in April due to the Coronavirus. We will notify members of the next meeting, which hopefully will be May 9.

Apr
13
Mon
Lamar County Head Start
Apr 13 @ 4:04 pm – 5:04 pm

Lamar County Head Start, Open Registration is Monday Friday (Mar 23-Apr 23), 8:30 am until 12:30 pm at the Head Start Campus, 1350 6th NE. Call if you have any questions at (903) 737-7469. Application On-line at lch.parisisd.net.

Apr
17
Fri
Lamar County Homeless Summit
Apr 17 all-day

Friday (Apr 17), the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition presents the Homeless Summit. The Homeless Summit is a half-day event featuring presenters on various topics related to Homelessness. There are three breakout sessions with three presenters in each. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about different issues about Homelessness. Topics include Mental Health, Lived Experience, Youth Homelessness, Criminalization of Homelessness, Law enforcement perspective, current local services, as well as presenters from across the state discussing how their communities are working to end Homelessness.

Apr
18
Sat
Faught VFD Annual Breakfast
Apr 18 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Faught VFD Annual World Famous Pancake Breakfast is all you can eat pancakes, bacon, and Faught VFD sausage. It is Saturday (Apr 18) from 6:00 am til Noon. Please mark if you are interested or going. See you there on Apr 18 at Faught VFD, 197 CR 43420 Paris.

18th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday (Apr 18), it’s Paris Harley-Davidson’s 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off + TCL Corn Hole Tournament. It is back and bigger than ever! Kicking the weekend off with a Pre-Party on Friday (Apr 17) from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and then it’s All things Chili on Saturday (Apr 18) from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Apr
20
Mon
Lamar County Head Start
Apr 20 all-day

Lamar County Head Start, Open Registration is Monday Friday (Mar 23-Apr 23), 8:30 am until 12:30 pm at the Head Start Campus, 1350 6th NE. Call if you have any questions at (903) 737-7469. Application On-line at lch.parisisd.net.

Apr
22
Wed
Walk Of Hope
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – May 23 @ 1:00 pm

Wednesday (Apr 22), join fellow advocates for the “Sixth Annual Walk of Hope,” to raise awareness for Victims of Crime. The event is from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm and is at the Plaza in downtown Paris. There are a free hot dog lunch, music, and a program to give our local Crime Victims hope, courage, and empowerment. If victims of crime feel the community support is behind them, they are more likely to report the crime, and that is the first step to get out of the cycle of abuse. We serve free Hot dogs at 11:30, the program begins at noon, and then the walk for about a mile around downtown area starts at 12:30. Signs supporting crime victims will be held by People participating.

May
16
Sat
Fannin County Relay For Life
May 16 – May 17 all-day

We want to take this opportunity to invite Lamar County to join Fannin County’s Relay For Life. It will be at Bonham High School football field on Saturday (May 16) from 2:00 pm til 10:00 pm. 

We have a purple challenge Saturday (May 9) through Saturday (May 16). It is where people will decorate. It can be your front door, porch, yard, car, the windows in your home or work, etc., Anything you can think about decorations. All they will need to do is send me a picture of their masterpiece. We judge entries Friday (May 15), and announce the winners the night of Relay.

You can sign up a team, join a group, or sign up as a Survivor, Caregivers, or a participant, by going to www.relayforlife.org/fannincotx

Our theme this year will be Survivor, the TV show. We reward the best team site, spirit stick, and the purple challenge. We will notify winners to pick up their awards after the night of Relay. We will be having many games, including volleyball, dodgeball, and Cornhole. So make sure to sign up on our website!! 

We will be having a Survivor lunch on the day of the Relay at the Bonham High School Cafeteria, which is across from the football stadium. It is from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm. They will need to RSVP to the number, which will be at the end of this message.

Brenda Holman, 

9033049513

brendalee_62@yahoo.com