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Vacation Bible School programs typically feature a week-long retreat for kids to have fun and learn about Bible stories in early summer after school.
Terry Cunningham, performing as his alter-ego the clown Howdy Do-Dat, broke out his suitcase of magic tricks Friday as part of the library’s summer children’s programs. The library’s next summer program is at 11 a.m. Friday.
The show draws people from all over the nearby area, said Travis Skidmore, chairman of the committee overseeing the fundraiser. Cars from Arkansas, southern Oklahoma, and all over Northeast Texas made the trip.
Residents in Northeast Texas say the signs point to an increased likelihood of Marvin Nichols Reservoir being built, so they’ve formed a group to oppose the lake.
BONHAM – The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court will host a public hearing prior to its regular 9 a.m. meeting Tuesday at Bonham City Hall, 514 Chestnut St. The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom with meeting ID 860 7606 8099.
BOGATA – The City Council will discuss findings of the 2019-2020 audit done by Mike Ward at Monday night’s meeting.
Budget approval for the 2021-2022 fiscal year is on the agenda when the Paris Economic Development Corp board of directors meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Paris City Council Chambers, 107 E. Kaufman St.
The Lamar County Commissioners’ Court is to consider publishing bids for roof repairs at the sheriff’s office, courthouse and Red Cross building when the court meets at 9 a.m. Monday at the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 N. Main St.
The termination of the city’s contract with Cox Field management, a $450,000 bill from GEXA Energy and the confirmation of the Emergency Medical Services director all come before Paris City Council at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Currently, three little libraries have been built by the Paris Kiwanis and are in place at Justiss & Crockett Elementary School in Paris and at the Aaron Parker Elementary School in Powderly.
Paris ISD’s summer feeding program is in full swing, and it will continue through Aug. 13. Like in 2020, the district will not use its summer feeding bus because it has received waivers allowing it to hand out meals that can be taken elsewhere.
RENO – The Reno Summer Celebration and Hamburger cook-off is set for 12 p.m. until dark June 26 at Reno Kiwanis Park.
Robert Black, president of Lamar County Conservatives, is planning to host Paris’s Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. July 3.
BONHAM — The Fannin County Grand Jury in late May reviewed evidence in 33 cases presented for its consideration, and it returned 33 true bills, District Attorney Richard Glaser reported.
Wayne and Pat Chapman, both Lamar County natives, are in their 13th year of baldly fundraising for childhood cancer research, but this is the first year it’s been held in Paris.
Wendy’s is coming to Paris, and the restaurant will be located on Lamar Avenue across from Chick-fil-A on property that now houses the gymnasium and family life center of the First Assembly of God Church, 3475 Lamar Ave.
“Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will perform a feasibility study to establish the 130-mile-long Northeast Texas Trail as a possible state park,” agency officials told a group of supporters Wednesday at Love Civic Center.
The Paris Public Library’s summer programs are in full swing, with as many held outdoors as possible. The splash pad downtown will open back up this summer, it’s just a matter of when the board makes the decision.
“It’s a youth revival, but our vision is for our city in general,” Melanie Warren, who works with the youth ministry at East Paris Baptist Church, said.