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PJC Fall Enrollment Up; Regents Meet

    The Paris Junior College Board of Regents received good news from a report on Fall student enrollment at their meeting held Monday, Sept. 25. As part of the President’s Report from Dr. Pam Anglin, regents learned that contact hours for the fall semester are up 3.5 percent from …

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Sep 29)

  Tyson Fitzgerald Officers stopped Tyson Fitzgerald in the 10-block of 17th NE and discovered he was intoxicated Thursday night at 8:47. Fitzgerald also had possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with both offenses. Leif Ericson Lindblom Friday morning at 1:48, officers responded to someone driving into a …

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Paris Economic Development Corporation Completes Land Acquisition

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has recently completed the acquisition of a 123-acre parcel on SE Loop 286. This property is directly west of Paris High School, is near Highway 19/24, and will be inventoried for industrial use that supports quality job creation. Landowner Nita Pierce Bankston states, “This …

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Paris American Legion Fundraisers
Jun 5 – Nov 11 all-day



American Legion Post 30 in Paris has started its annual fundraising efforts. They currently have three ongoing fundraising raffles:

Raffle #1: Six $100 Wal-Mart gift cards.

Drawings will be Saturday, Oct 21, and all winning tickets will return to the pot for the next drawing. Tickets are $5 each.

Raffle #2: One Xbox Series X

One PlayStation5 God of War

Drawings will be Saturday, Oct 21, and the winning ticket will return to the pot for the next drawing. Tickets are $5 each.

Raffle #3: One Remington 870 Express 12-gauge shotgun.

One Ruger American .308 rifle with a scope

One $350 Atwoods Gift Card.

Drawings will be on Veterans Day, Nov 11, and the winning tickets will return to the pot for the next draw. Tickets are $5 each.

Commander Bill Townsend said, “We use the proceeds from these raffles to support local Veterans and Youth of Lamar County. In the past, we have given away four $500 scholarships and assisted local Veterans in need with grants for over $1,600 to help them through hard times. We’ve awarded over $1,000 to local Scouts that have received their Eagle Scout rank and $1,000 to help support local Boys and Girls Scouts. This year we are sending a local High School student to Boys State in Austin to learn and participate in how government works!”

Contact any member of the Paris American Legion for tickets. Please help us help the Veterans and Youth of Lamar County!

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact us at

brownguestpost30@gmail.com <mailto:brownguestpost30@gmail.com>!

Red River Valley Fair
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-day

Red River Valley Fair has family fun for everyone! It is Wednesday through Saturday, September 27 through 30, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The daily attractions include a Pumpkin Patch, a Home and Garden Showcase, the Soccer Collies, and a Creative arts & crafts showcase. Add to that commercial exhibits, Livestock shows, Westland Ranch petting zoo, live entertainment nightly, and Rides by Crabtree Amusements.

Sep 30 all-day

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.

In-Person Adult Health Education
Sep 30 all-day

You can get free online and in-person adult health education classes from the Paris-Lamar County Health District. Eating Healthy on a Budget, Nutritional Label Reading, Fun Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity, Positive Lifestyle Changes, plus now offering an in-house complimentary gym at 400 W. Sherman St, Paris. For more info, call (903) 785-4561.

Republican Women Of Red River Valley
Sep 30 all-day
Paris Farmers And Artisan Market
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Paris Farmers and Artisan Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. It offers local and fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, eggs, meats, and value-added items, including candy, bread and pastries, Keto products, locally roasted coffee, kombucha, and elderberry products, handmade organic lotions personal care items, and artisan jewelry, soaps, and much more. So come out and enjoy the Paris Farmers and Artisan Market every Saturday!

Prairie Classroom Day In Yantis @ 124 West Oak
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 25th Annual Car Show
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 25th Annual Car Show at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1771 Bonham Street, Paris, is Saturday, Sept 30, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Vehicle Registration Begins at 8:00 am. Dessert Auction Begins at noon. Awards Presentation following Dessert Auction. Entry Fee: $25.00 per vehicle

Trophies for First and Second Place in Car Divisions, Truck Divisions, Imports, Race Cars, Motorcycles, Unfinished and Ugliest Vehicle. Overall Best Paint, Overall Best Engine. Overall Best of Show Trophy. Benefiting: Immanuel Baptist Men’s Mission & Ministry Projects. Refreshments Available. More info at ibcparis.com.

Free Diabetic Educational Classes
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diabetic Educational Management Classes are on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They are free to the public at OC On Call Home Health and Hospice, 147 N. Collegiate Dr., Paris. Call for more information on class scheduling and seating at 903-784-6300.

Maxey House Day Of Play
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Sam Bell Maxey House invites visitors to a day of play on Saturday, September 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Maxey House is participating in Nickelodeon’s Our World: Worldwide Day of Play, dedicated to experiencing joyful learning through play. They welcome visitors to enjoy an afternoon of yard games, scavenger hunts, and Victorian toy crafts. The event is free. Tours will be on the hour for regular admission.