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 third of four productions in Paris Junior College Drama’s 2022-2023 Weird Science Season is “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson. The play opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Ray E. Karrer Theater, and repeats at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24-25 and at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.

A race for the Paris City Council seat that’s being vacated by District 7 representative and Mayor Paula Portugal because of term limits is heating up as the only race in the upcoming city election.

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.

Red River County Commissioners, on the advice of Sheriff Jimmy Caldwell, voted to terminate the Sexual Assault Investigator’s Grant at the Monday meeting in the Red River County Courthouse Annex.

The Red River Valley Homeless Coalition will conduct a Point-In-Time homeless count in Lamar County on Jan. 27, according to coalition president Shelly Braziel.

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.

A representative of the Small Business Administration told the Red River Commissioners that the government is offering disaster assistance loans at reduced rates for those impacted by the tornadoes that hit Northeast Texas on Nov. 4.

Police Chief Karl Louis and his band, Rue 82, performed classics by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and The Beatles, among others, Saturday at South Main Iron’s annual Veterans Memorial Concert.

The Clarksville High School marching band left the UIL 2022 State Marching Band Championships at the Alamodome in San Antonio well decorated after placing third overall among the 18 class 2-A bands that advanced to the Tuesday state competition this year.