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The United Way did a gently used book drive and set up three mini libraries around Paris and Powderly, with one at Crockett Intermediate School, one at Justiss Elementary School and one at Aaron Parker Elementary School.

The Powderly Volunteer Fire Department is ready to host its first fundraiser since the Covid-19 pandemic began. A hamburger supper and silent auction are planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at the fire station, 100 CR 44112 in Powderly.

The Paris-Lamar County Health District will offer free Covid-19 vaccines from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Dairy Queen in Powderly, 9967 Highway 271 N. Free ice cream cones will be offered for anyone receiving the shot.

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed $908 million dollars to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts this month, a 31.5% increase over last year during the same time period. 

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These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.

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Culture Citizen is planning to host “Local Legends/Living Stories,” a pop-up community, juried art show in a 3,500-square-foot gallery space on the square, 122 W. Main St. The show is slated to run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8.

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Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will receive $762.5 million in local sales tax allocations for March, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. That’s down 0.5% from March 2020. The allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that repor…

The Dairy Queen, 9967 Highway 271 N., recently received a PRIDE, or Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence, Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.

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Registration for the annual Kids Marathon opens today. All Lamar County students in grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to participate.