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Meet the Candidate: Rickey Richardson

This is the first of seven articles eParisExtra will feature of the North Lamar school board candidates. Stay tuned for more! Early voting is at the North Lamar ISD Administration Building on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. It continues from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from Wednesday, April 25-Friday, April 27 and again Monday, April 30-Tuesday, May 1. Election day voting is at the Lamar County Services Building at 231 Lamar Aven. and at Aaron Parker Elementary School on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.   Meet Rickey Richardson. What would you like to...

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NLHS Concert Band earns superior ratings at UIL

The North Lamar High School Concert Band, under the direction of Jason R. Smith, competed in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading contest Tuesday, April 17 at Mt. Pleasant High School. For their prepared three pieces of music, Alhambra Grotto March by K. L. King, Song for Lyndsay by Andrew Boysen, and Shadow Rituals by Michael Markowski, they earned the highest rating of ‘Superior’ from all three judges. The band then was asked to look over a piece they have not seen and perform it for three different judges. For this portion of the contest, they also earned superior ratings from all three judges. By earning superior...

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Chisum students place at UIL in Tyler, Texas – Will advance to state

This past weekend several students from Chisum Hih School placed at the Regional UIL Meet in Tyler, Texas. These students will advance to the State UIL Competition in May. These individuals have spent countless hours preparing and competing for this honor. Editorial Writing (Coached by Terri Hutto) Bailee Dawes–4th place at the regional meet (Alternate) Number Sense (Coached by Tim Skidmore) Becca Hurst–1st place individual at the regional meet (Advancing to State) Persuasive Speaking (Coached by Keith McNeal) Evan Braziel– 3rd place individual at the regional meet (Advancing to State) Poetry (Coached by Kaitlin Jeffery) Hannah Hurst– 3rd place individual...

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National Lineman Appreciation Day is today – Take time to thank the power behind your power

National Lineman Appreciation Day is today and Lamar Electric Cooperative is celebrating by serving their linemen a warrior breakfast to show their gratitude. April brings with it the beginning of a potentially stormy season that can inherently include power outages. “While Lamar Electric strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has other plans,” said Lamar Electric Communications Director Katie Morris. “Most of us can ride out a storm from the comfort and convenience of our homes. However, there is a group of professionals that spring into action when the weather takes a...

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