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The Paris News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Paris, Texas Henderson 32 Paris 14 Stilwell Antlers 19 6 sum Arkansas 17 17 Houston 24 Texas teen 7 Texas Baylor 31 23 Texas 34 14 Etsu Angelosk 24 20 Ohio state 24 Michigan 14 112th year no 115 serving Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma classified 7855538 Paris Texas 75460 phone 7858744 sunday november 21 1982 seventy five cents forty eight pages in four sections main Street program loss disappoints Many autographing William Humphrey red River count born author signs the books of listeners wednesday evening in Clarksville Humphrey returned Home from his residence in new York state to read passages and Greet admirers staff photo by Jim steely by Bill Lamb City editor City officials were understandably disappointed at thursdays news that Paris had not been chosen to participate in the prestigious Texas main Street program for 1983 at the same time they indicated Paris will try again next year for participation in 1984 which could mean Paris will have a better Chance according to an official of one of the five cities chosen this week the main Street program which makes available technical assistance to smaller cities trying to revitalize declining Central business districts will begin its third year in january five cities Are chosen each year to become part the network Stamford Waxahachie Harlingen Brenham and Lufkin were chosen from 13 applicants thursday they will join the cities of Eagle pass Hillsboro Navasota Plainview Seguin Gainesville Georgetown Kingsville Mckinney and Marshall in the program Paris officials with local Mer chants and the Paris downtown development association were Clarksville author William Humphrey gives engaging Short Story Reading by Jim steely i regional editor Clarksville you remember such funny William Humphrey remarked to him at least she made the statement in the narrative of a voice from the read by the darks Villebon author wednesday in the red River county Public Library More than 100 relatives readers and curious gathered to hear Humphrey relax on a Stool scratch his Bushy head Over Reading glasses at his listeners the Short Story from his 1968 Book a time and a place related a Day when his Mother was reminded of a Bank robbery Many years before Humphrey then a boy of six had been with his Mother when the robbers were ambushed emerging from the Bank three Strong Young Lay in the streets of Blossom Prairie Cut off in the very maytime of goes or that the Way the Story dont hold me to the Humphrey prefaced his wednesday Reading because fiction not obliged to stay with the the actual Bank robbery which inspired his Story took place in Clarksville during the 30s when we used to follow the exploits of Clyde and Bonnie in the newspapers like keeping up with baseball he explained fiction writers do twist the fac he said they want to make a Point that the Mere fact of the matter cant quite do someone will say you got it All i meant to get it wrong in trying to get it right for my except for the change in location and perhaps a few names discussion amongst the listeners afterwards seemed to find the facts wrong Only in that the town was described As having four Story buildings Clarksville has Only two Story someone was heard to so does another noted robbers were ambushed by Rifle toting men atop those four Story buildings in the Story dont you see the Story had begun when Humphreys Mother was visiting him and in new England the three heard a mourning Dove in the distance and were discussing the rarity of such a Bird in that part of the country the Low and lonesome Call of the Dove like someone blowing in the Mouth of a had reminded his Mother of earlier times and of the Bank robbery when she finished remembering the details of that Day when three men died she told her son that one of the robbers the Leader see Humphrey pm 4a classic Pontiac Tim Lowry of Lowry is scheduled to begin at 7 saturday dec 4 in Chevrolet presents noon Optimist club of Paris the Thomas s Justiss elementary school Lih Ember Ralph Crews with the keys to the classic 1957 Pontiac the Auto Dealership has donated to the clubs 33rd annual Optimist auction the auction cafeteria a Chili supper will proceed the event at 5 staff photo by Mark Gail Index Calendar comics fire or 14a markets women weather weather fair weather details pm 4a thanksgiving services slated for wednesday the annual Community thanksgiving service sponsored by the Lamar county ministerial Alliance will be held at the Oak Park methodist Church on wednesday november 24 at according to Alliance officials the featured speakers will be Williard Townsend president of the chamber of Commerce of Lamar county and the Rev Robert Hanson pastor of the Central presbyterian Church of Paris Optimist club is finalizing auction plans by John Moseley sports editor members of the noon Optimist club of Paris Are counting on Community support As they finalize preparations for the clubs 33rd annual Optimist auction we have always been extremely Lucky to have the support and backing of the Community in this said current club president Don Bonham we appreciate that support and Hope it will always be there when we need Bonham said other Optimist clubs across the country have often requested help from the local club when preparing for similar auction programs they always seem to be amazed at the results we he see optimists pm 4a Joe Graham Laury Mcgee counting on the program to help generate new activity in the Down town area administered through the Texas historical commission the program requires that a project director be hired in each City the directors Job is to give guidance to the project which concentrates on historically significant buildings in prescribed areas funding for renovation projects is almost totally local under the program often with the help of local Banks which offer Loans at lower than Normal interest rates because of the local nature of the program officials have said in the past that Community support is essential to its Success even with that Community Don Wilson Bob Sokoll support the Competition this year was stiff mayor Joe Graham said thursday from what the staff tells me it was through no fault of our own we were in there he said the committee that was in charge of the selection just decided there were other towns that would have benefited More i do think its regrettable though there was a lot we could have gained from Graham said it is probable that Paris will apply again next year in upset about councilman Larry Mcgee said thursday evening following a Council meeting i wish we had gotten it i wish we had devoted More Effort to it and had More Sec main Street pm 4a meeting pc productions characters three Paris youngsters Friday met two of the characters from the upcoming Paris Junior College production of the Calico Tiger an Opportunity Many of the cites younger set will enjoy next week and the week after As the annual childrens production by the colleges Fine arts division is performed at pc for the Public nov 30 and in special performances for students at Many area schools the play is written especially for children through Grade six according to Ray Karrer chairman of the pc Fine arts division and tickets to the 7 nov 30 performance Are 75 cents for children through that age and for others pictured with the Wise played by Susan Polman of Westfield and Jerome played by Scott Spruill of mount pleasant Are Stephanie Noble daughter of or and mrs Jimmy Noble 2930 Briarwood and Amy and Melissa Moffitt daughters of or and mrs Jim Moffitt 31535th be see Story pm 10a staff photo by David Sullens in the Paris news today new basketball season practice brings area gymnasiums Back to life stately two Story Church Street Home will be featured on Christmas tour Paris wildcats fall prey to Henderson Lions 3214

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