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Paris News (Newspaper) - August 3, 2009, Paris, Texas Water boil order cancelled 165 residences in Northeast Paris notified late of the order to boil water MARY MADEWELL A brief water boil order issued to 165 residences in Northeast Paris late Friday through notices as well a Code RED message on telephones was cancelled The notification area was bounded by North Collegiate 28th Street and the North were not required and did not make a public announcement because we did not want to alarm citizens Carruth said Saturday The water boil order was required by Texas Commission on Environmental after two water samples sent on a routine basis to a Kilgore laboratory tested positive for coliform one of which tested positive for fecal Fecal coliform and are bacteria whose presence indicates that water may be contaminated with human or animal Microbes in feces can cause short-term effects such as headaches or other They may pose a special health risk for young the elderly and those with severely compromised immune The water system is required to submit a minimum of 30 water samples each month for bacteriological Carruth said multiple samples were taken from the original site Saturday morning and all samples were returned negative Sunday The city manager expressed appreciation to Nancy Brannon in state Rep. Mark Homer's officer for assistance in WATER Sports Feldman leads Rangers to victory over Mariners PAGE 11 Health care Middle-class tax hikes may be enacted to fund national system PAGE 12 Smile Lamar County children get healthy smiles PAGE 3 AUGUST 3, 2009 MON DAY Sole solution Vol. 140^'N6. Sam Craft I The Parts News Brandyn McNeal of Paris stands with pairs of TOMS shoes at Small Town McNeal was one of 12 volunteers chosen from all over the country to be part of a trip to Argentina sponsored by TOMS to give shoes to needy Paris resident set to give away shoes in Argentina STEPHANIE NORMAN Saving soles of a different kind is the sole purpose behind TOMS And Paris Brandyn is one of about a dozen volunteers from throughout the United States chosen to assist the company in an Argentina shoe drop scheduled in In 2006, Blake a Texas decided to create a line of which are after visiting Argentina and seeing countless children living without For each pair of TOMS another pair is given to a child in This has been so successful that more than 140,000 pairs of shoes have been distributed to shoeless children as of and by the end of this plans on handing out more than 300,000 TOMS McNeal talked with The Paris News about his involvement late this past saw it through an AT&T commercial back in April and thought That's McNeal Out of the thousands of applications for the volunteer he never thought he would be one of the lucky 12. 12 volunteers and two other people that work for TOMS that are going with McNeal all connected SHOES Finalists considered for position of Paris Police Chief Ilk i. BOB HUNDLEY TED GIBSON City manager to recommend police chief City manager to present his choice at the regular city council meeting Aug. 10 ' MARY MADEWELL City Manager Kevin Carruth on Friday said he has completed background checks and final interviews with the two finalists for Paris police chief and will make a recommendation to the City Council at an Aug. 10 have been fortunate in that we had a very qualified pool to choose from and the depth of knowledge and experience of two finalists is making the final selection Carruth think it is safe to say that the Paris Police Department will be in good hands regardless of the ultimate Carruth is to choose between interim Police Chief Bob who has been with the department the past 34 and Ted an investigator with the Lamar County Sheriffs Department with 38 years experience in law many of those in top assignments in other Although in competition for the top Paris both candidates spoke highly of one another in an earlier have a lot of respect and admiration for Ted Hundley said late I would like to serve my department as Gibson and I are friends and we have talked about Gibson matter how it goes we will be supportive of one It is just an honor for me to be considered for this position in my home town after 38 years in law Both Hundley and Gibson have strong ties to Paris and long law enforcement Hundley began climbing the ranks after beginning as a rookie patrol officer in 1975 following a short stint at Paris Junior He is a graduate of Paris High During the course of his early career he returned to college and received an associates degree in criminal He rose to the rank of lieutenant in the early 1990s and was named assistant police chief in 2004. He was named interim chief early this year upon the retirement of former Chief Karl POLICE CHIEF Bluegrass festival comes to Cooper Lake Center GRANT CONNIE BEARD There are nine bands ready to jam at the 2009 Cooper Lake Center Bluegrass The two-day event will be held Friday and Aug. 7 and 8. The bands will be on the stage at 1 and 7 p.m. Friday and noon and 6 p.m. easiest way to get to the center is to take Texas 19 to Country Road 4795 road to Cooper Lake and follow the Admission is $ 15 for Friday and for Two-day admission is Tickets are available at the Lamar County Chamber of 903-784-2501. There is no charge for children 12 and hoping for a lot of said Bud a director on the South Sulphur Regional Development guaranteeing a great The association will provide a free hay ride to transport people from the parking area to the Door prizes also will be This is the second year the is holding a bluegrass festival at the The program director and emcee will once again be who put together a similar festival in for more than 30 consecutive Bands scheduled for Friday include Hickory Salt High Strung and The Mack Smith On BLUEGRASS Just the facts Cooper Lake Center Aug. 7 1 and 7 Aug. 8 Noon and 6 for both days Tickets at Lamar County Chamber of 903-784-2501 50
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