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 “Despite the rain, we’ve had a pretty good fair although attendance was down about 6,000 from a normal year,” recently named executive director Steve Tucker said about the four- day run of the Red River Valley Fair.

 

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Parisians Dr. Wally Kraft, Jason Exum and Gary Nash are to join other community servants in recognition on the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley Wall of Honor when the alumni and friends association honors the trio at a presentation dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paris Golf …

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Members of the cast of the Paris Junior College Drama Department production of “Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic,” entertained library patrons young and old Tuesday evening with a sneak preview of the show as they rehearsed scenes from the play on the library’s outdoor deck.

Susan Hamilton wants Texans to sign a petition calling for a Convention of States in the hopes that enough will want to limit the federal government’s power with a constitutional amendment.

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Autumn is here, and that means the United Way of Lamar County’s fall drive is in full swing. Donations are being accepted now through Nov. 12 to keep 22 essential community organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club of Lamar County, Meals on Wheels and SAFE-T, running smoothly — especially after the financial ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite the threat of Covid-19 and the untimely death of long-time former executive director Rita Jane Haynes, the historic Red River Valley Fair begins Wednesday for a four-day run at the Lamar County Fairgrounds.

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County Commissioners began preliminary discussions last week on the expansion of the county jail to accommodate a growing female population and to provide isolation capabilities for mental health and sick inmates.

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Lamar County Commissioners’ Court is expected to declare the week of Oct. 3-9 as National 4-H Week, approve the use of the courthouse parking lot as a staging area for the Festival of Pumpkins on Oct. 23, and will be asked to approve interlocal agreements with neighboring jurisdictions for d…

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Texas Department of Transportation officials have announced that a pair of road maintenance projects have begun at various locations in Lamar and Red River counties.

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This weekend belongs to Red River County as its annual fair got off to a start Wednesday at the Clarksville fairgrounds with livestock and produce check-ins, horticulture judging, and early parade and entertainment provided by the Paris band Common Ground.

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Prairiland ISD is set to sell $7.5 million in bonds approved by voters in May and will kick in an additional $800,000 or so from the district’s $10.5 million fund balance to finance construction now in progress at the junior high and at Blossom Elementary campuses.

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“With these new projects, we are building roads to hold weight and it takes a lot of bed preparation work, a lot of ditch work, and a lot of different things that need to go into that road,” Lamar County Commissioner Ronnie Bass said.