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While out in the woods near my home recently, I heard a distant rifle shot which triggered the gobble of a wild turkey only a few yards back in the brush. I was packing in some corn to a feeder I have set up for hogs but when I heard the gobble I forgot all about wild porkers and quietly slipped out of the woods in hopes of calling the bird in for photos.

The area is under a National Weather Service Winter storm warning through 6 a. m, on Thrusday. Travel is hazardous despite road treatments. Dangerous travel conditions will continue into early Thursday morning. Roads may become nearly impassible and bridges and overpasses will remain icy.

As a young boy, I read about fishing up in remote lakes up in northern Saskatchewan for big northern pike, walleye and arctic grayling. I’d read all about the shore lunches, the cry of the loon and battles with big northern pike. Several years ago, I experienced Canadian wilderness fishing for the first time and since then have made several return trips.

The winner of this week’s Red River Valley Athlete of the Week is Levi Beavers of Honey Grove High School in Honey Grove. The sophomore will be back in action Friday night in Van, Texas, when his 9-2 Warriors take on the 9--2 Centerville Tigers in playoff action. The game is scheduled for 7:…

The winner of this week’s Red River Valley Athlete of the Week is Hudson Stroud of Honey Grove High School in Honey Grove..The senior standout quarterback will be back in action as the Warriors take on the Harleton Wildcats in a Friday night game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Lone Oak. 

These are the four candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

Paris hosted its first congressional debate Monday at Love Civic Center as incumbent U.S. Rep. Pat Fallon, R-District 4, squared off against challenger Iro Omere, D-District 4, on a range of issues.

“This is what happens when bad things happen to bad actors,” said Laura Hutching, director of Paris Community Theatre’s latest production, “Drop Dead: A Farce,” by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. “It’s about a last-ditch effort by a group of washed-up actors to put on a badly written murde…

Local taxpayers can expect to receive this year’s tax bills by mail by the end of October, a statement expected to be the last to reflect increasing property values that have plagued property owners for the past several years.

Annual Red River Valley Fair opens for a four-day run at 6 p,m. Wednesday at the Lamar County Fairgrounds with prefair activities for senior citizens and school children planned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.