Author: Lea Emerson

United Way asks public to have a voice in new survey

United Way of Lamar County has been helping our community for over seven decades. They recently released a survey that asks the public for input on prioritizing the community needs in Lamar County. The results of the survey will help us determine where UW resources are most needed”, said UWLC Executive Director Jenny Wilson. “We’ve already got 88 responses to the survey and we’d love to have many more!” To submit your response, click here....

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Stuff Your Stocking at Heritage Hall today

Stuff Your Stocking will be going on at Heritage Hall today from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. offering a one-stop shopping experience with all your favorite local businesses. There is a full house of vendors, food trucks, baked goods. The one and only Santa will also be popping in for a photo-op from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The first 200 shoppers receive a free shopping bag and there will be one door prize drawing every 30 minutes from sponsors such as Kendra Scott Jewelry, SoHo, Chocolate Kettle and more! This event supports Lamar County Young Life, a nonprofit focused on the young...

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‘Tis the season for scamming

It’s holiday shopping season and criminals are getting ready to do a little “shopping” of their own.  There are a number of scams around that are designed to steal your money and personal information, especially while you’re shopping online. With Cyber Monday approaching you might have big plans to get Christmas shopping smashed out, but it is important to stay aware of who might be gathering your information online. A few tips to cover yourself: Make sure it’s a trusted company Ensure the site is secure and reputable before entering credit card info If entering a website through a...

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Flirting with danger, social media is risky business

Social Media. The fastest and easiest way to communicate, make your friends jealous and keep up with long-lost friends (or enemies) from high school. Whether your considering deleting facebook due to all the drama and negative news or your wall is thriving with exotic beach photos, just remember, hitting “Post” isn’t always the safest way to communicate in today’s world. By telling people where you are and more importantly, are not, you are giving criminals a jump start advantage. Even checking in to a restaurant lets others know where you are, who you’re with, what you’re wearing, and most...

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Donations sought for Christians in Action’s annual Christmas luncheon

After a successful Thanksgiving luncheon Tuesday, Christians in Action of Paris is seeking donations for the upcoming Christmas luncheon Dec. 21. For more than three decades, the Christians in Action of Paris group has organized annual Thanksgiving and Christmas luncheons for the community. This year marked the 33rd anniversary for the event at the farmers market where people of all walks of life were welcomed to receive food for the holidays, blankets, socks, clothing and more. Event Coordinator Melissa Wickersham said the annual event represents the community helping the community. “It’s not just one church or organization, it really is a combined effort...

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