PACC 2022 Relocation & Visitor Guide

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Phone: 479-963-2244

Hours: 8:30-4:30pm Monday-Friday

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Email: pariscoc@gmail.com

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Let’s Stay Connected Share With Us Chamber Welcome City/County Welcome Eiffel Tower Park Love Lock Fence Logan County Courthouse Coal Miner’s Museum St. Joseph’s Catholic Church & School Logan County “Old Jail” Museum Subiaco Abbey Arkansas Wine Museum Mt. Magazine State Park Cove Lake Recreation Area Annual Events Map of City Top of the Class Paris By The Numbers Top Employers Something’s Brewing Sip and Savor Head Outside & Take It All In Wide Open Spaces Life At The Lake Relocation Directory Member Directory Call This Place Home

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Let’s Stay Connected Join us on our social media channels or visit our website to get inspired for your next trip to Paris, Arkansas! Plan a weekend to attend one of our community-oriented festivals, a First Friday Summer Concert Se-

ries, or a nature-filled hike on top of Mt. Magazine. Paris will inspire you as you fall in love with our southern hospitality, savory food, and unique shopping because PARIS is always a good idea!

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The beauty of Paris and the vibrant community is never far away - you can find it right in the palm of your hand! SHARE WITH US Whether you do photography for a living or simply love to document your family getaways, we want to see your photos! Share favorite meals, attractions, vistas and moments with the PACC by using the hashtag #ParisArkansas.

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Welcome from Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Working together to build on the past and shape the future!

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t is such an honor to lead the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce through new visions and strategies. In 2021, the Chamber reached record numbers and grew by thirty-four members. The PACC is very proud of this milestone and grateful to our members who make our organization a success. Every day there is much information to process during these rapidly changing times. We take pride in being a resource for businesses and families In 2021 we implemented a new website design (www.ParisArkansas. com) to serve our community, visi8 WWW.PARISARKANSAS.COM

tors, and members better. As a result, Association and Main Street Paris to online traffic to our site has continprovide office space inside the Chamued to increase, and visitors find the ber to better serve our region. website as a resource for the area. I want to personally thank each Our board and ambassadors have of you and our community partbeen working hard to support the ners who have put their faith in our members we serve. One new event Chamber through your time, energy, was the wildly popular First Friday money, and trust. Music on the Square, generating As a nonprofit organization, we are many locals and out-of-town visitors devoted to the members and citizens to our downtown. We are proud of of Paris. Please don’t hesitate to reach the first-year success of this event and out if I can ever be of assistance. are excited to bring it back in 2022. Class two of Leadership Logan Sincerely, County is filled with community Tonya Fletcher, PCED leaders eager to serve our area as PACC Executive Director they work together on the upcoming playground instalLeadership Logan County lation at The Call in the River Valley. Networking events like the coffee and donuts mixer have been well attended and serve as an incredible information resource. The Chamber partners with Arkansas River Valley TriPeaks Tourism


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ello and welcome. The pandemic reminds us of the beautiful part of the country we live in. In a time of sickness and social distancing, we are truly blessed to live in an area with fresh air and outdoor activities readily available to everyone in our community. The Paris area is an outdoor adventure from Mount Magazine to trails, hunting, and fishing. Downtown, the Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Paris continue to improve and build on the positive strides made over the last decade to make downtown Paris a must-see year-round, especially in the fall and Christmas season. As Mayor, it is great to work and be a part of a community with many good people and organizations that work hard to move Paris forward. Currently, in Paris, we have major water infrastructure projects going on. We are replacing one of the city’s main water lines dating back to the late 1920s and updating old worn-out equipment at our water treatment facility. Our treatment facility provides water to nearly 10,000 residents in North Logan County, and these improvements should have our treatment facility in great shape for half a century. In 2022, I’m working on several projects that will be a significant step forward for residents in Paris. High-speed internet is a top priority, and we are pursuing grants for that, and I’m working on a new wholesale electric contract. Once a new provider is secured, I believe we will have cheaper energy cost moving forward for our residents and businesses in Paris. We are also planning and budgeting for street overlays next summer. I’m hopeful we will get a grant to overlay several streets this summer that require repair. Finally, we are working with the school to move the fence back at the baseball field. Although the fence needs repair, the main reason for pushing it back to the poles we set last year will allow the school to host district and regional tournaments in the future potentially. A lot is going on in our city, and I feel very blessed and humbled to be your mayor and work for you. Sincerely, Mayor Daniel Rogers

Greetings From Judge Ray Gack

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he citizens of Logan County and the world have had to face the challenges of dealing with Covid 19 for another year. Although it has been a challenge, we have pushed through and made positive changes in Logan County We are currently painting and replacing the flooring in each courthouse office in Paris. I always thought we have the prettiest courthouse in Arkansas, and we need to keep it updated andlooking as good as possible for the public and visitors from other parts of the world. In addition, we completed installing minisplit heat and air units in both of our courthouses, which has impacted utility costs and the overall appearance of the building. Logan County celebrates its 150 year birthday this year, and I am excited to be your County Judge and be a part of this celebration. I have seen numerous positive changes over the years, and with the hard work and compassion of several entities and individuals, I feel like the best is yet to come. I encourage everyone to be mindful of the pandemic and celebrate the successes around them. Let’s be thankful for the many blessings and freedom that we have, for, with Him, all things are possible. Ray Gack Logan County Judge


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he Eiffel Tower Park was established in 2014 on the West side of the sqaure at 12 North Express Street. The Eiffel Tower was a gift to the city by a former resident and pastor, Don Eubanks. A 7-foot two-tiered water feature with a fountain was added to the 18-foot tower to become the 25-foot-tall tower. The Eiffel Tower Park is a local focal point for many festivals, concerts and even weddings. The park is a major photo op destination and attracts visitors from all over. For more information call 479-963-2244.


Eiffel Tower Park

Notable fact: The tower is painted with paint donated by Jotun Coatings, who painted the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. There are three different shades of brown, starting from dark to light. Don’t miss a chance to have your photo taken at the Eiffel Tower in Paris!

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ocated in the Eiffel Tower Park, the Love Lock Fence was erected in 2017 during the Spring Time in Paris Festival to celebrate the spirit of love. Miss Arkansas 2016, Savannah Skidmore placed the first lock on the fence to commemorate a new tradition in the beautiful city of Paris. Visitors can bring a lock to place on the fence or purchase a lock at several local establishments in Paris. Add your name and the name of your significant other written or engraved on your lock, place the lock on the fence, throw your key in the Eiffel Tower fountain, and forever seal your love in Paris! Call 479-963-2244 for more information.


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he North Logan County Courthouse, located on the historic square in downtown Paris, was built in 1878. The courthouse was rebuilt in 1908 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Photos by William Holman

The courthouse has been and continues to be the main point of activities during the progressive years in North Logan County. Including being the focal point of Paris’s Magical Christmas festivities. For more information call 479-9633601.

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Coal Miner’s Museum

he Coal Miner's Museum, located at 804 South Elm Street in Paris, is dedicated to the coal miners and their families from Logan County. Coal was discovered in Logan County in the 1800s and provided a way of life for many community members helping shape Paris's town.

tributes to the local miners. The museum hosts a blacksmith shop where visitors can experience how it all worked and is also home to Engine #2522 locomotive. The addition of Engine #2522 completes a project by the museum that continues its commemoration and historical record of the coal mining industry in Logan County

Although coal mining restoration is the museum's top priority, it also provides an Tours and demonstrations educational and fun history lesson for all ages by allowing available on request by calling 479-963-6463. visitors to view photos and


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t. Joseph's Church & School, located at 15 S. Spruce St. in Paris, has been a part of the Paris community since 1879. Although the present-day Parish was dedicated for use in 1927, the statue of St. Joseph and the four

bronze bells date back to the late 18oos. The present statue is the only item inside the church remaining from the pre-1925 days and provides an invaluable link to the Parish's past. In addition, the bells, which were

placed in the new "basilica" tower when it was completed in 1927, are still in use today. The bells range from 1200 pounds to 450 pounds and can still be seen today. For more information call 479-9632119.

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Logan County ‘Old Jail’ Museum

he ‘Old Jail’ Museum, located at 202 N. Vine St., in Paris, is the official site of the last legal hanging in Arkansas. The “Old Jail” became the national limelight after the hanging of Arthur Tillman on July 15, 1914, on the gallows beside the jail. The Logan County Museum is an educational organization that encourages others to preserve and protect the

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history of Logan County. In addition, the museum raises the awareness of the importance of Logan County’s Heritage through collections, artifacts, documents, and books. If you schedule in advance, the museum staff will arrange a reenactment hanging at the gallows, complete with a prisoner, sheriff, and others, dressed in 1800’s period costumes. Call 479-963-3936 for tour information.



The Subiaco Abbey grounds include the Catholic church, guest retreat facility, inner court, east park, living quarters for the monks, and a college

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he Subiaco Abbey, located five miles east of Paris on Hwy 22, is a must-see point of interest while in Paris. The monastic history of the Benedictine monks of Subiaco Abbey can be traced back to 5th century Italy.

prep boarding/day school for boys. The Abbey is also home to Country Monk's Brewing, founded in 2018, and currently offers unique Benedictine-style brews. The history of the building and landscape is something you will never forget.

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Arkansas Wine Museum

he Arkansas Historic Wine Museum, located at 101 North Carbon City Road, Paris, dedicates itself to sponsoring research and preserving artifacts to ensure that the wine-making stories of people’s past are made a part of the future. At the museum, you will experience commercial and home wine-making equipment. Most of the items on display are from wineries that are no longer active. However, they enable you to see the process from many years ago and follow this art from the grape to the bottle step by step. The museum is also home to a fam-

ily chapel and collection of over 60 bells. Thirty-three of the bells were blessed in 2010 by Catholic Bishop Tayler. The largest bell in the collection, located on the museum property, measures 52” across. Two of the bells are located inside the family chapel—one of the bells was cast in 1727 and the other in 1780, both in Scotland. You will not want to miss seeing this amazing bell collection and the largest bell in the United States! Stop by for a great photo opportunity. Call 479-963-3990 for more information.

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t. Magazine State Park, located at 16878 AR-309, Paris, is best known for the Signal Hill Trail. Just a short hike will get you to the highest point in the state of Arkansas at 2753 feet tall. Popular for the four seasons and famous for the fall foliage you will enjoy visit ing year around. The exquisite lodge offers so many great experiences for the young and young at heart. From camping to luxury cabins you will enjoy all the mountain has to offer.

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he Cove Lake Recreation Area, located 15 miles south of Paris, wraps around the shores of a 160-acre mountain lake near the 2,700 foot tall Mount Magazine. Popular activities include swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking, water skiing, and scenic drives. The recreation area provides picnic and campground areas. Each site hosts tables, campfire rings, and a grill. A community bathhouse allows campers a hot shower and flushing toilets. Call 479-963-6421 for more information.

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Paris Annual Events 2022 Always Something Happening JANUARYMARCH

NOVEMBERDECEMBER

Chamber Awards Banquet Veterans Day Parade 1st Saturday in February

November 11

APRIL-MAY

Christmas Open House

Big To Do on Hwy 22

November 20

Area Wide Yard Sales April 6-9

Christmas Parade and Lighting

Spring Time in Paris Festival

November 26

Merry on Main

1st Saturday in May

JUNE-AUGUST

Summer Concert Series First Friday of each month

Fireworks Over Paris

December 3, 10, 17

Santa on the Square 5 days a week Dec 1-23 (closed Wed. and Sun.)

MONTHLY EVENTS

July 1

Logan County Fair

Farmers Market

Mid-August

SEPTEMBEROCTOBER

Every Tuesday and Saturday May-September

Frontier Day Festival

Leadership Logan County

Screams on the Square

Coffee and Donuts

1st Saturday in October

Safe Trick-or-Treating Oct 28

Monthly September-June

Monthly on the 2nd Thursday

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Top Of The Class Education is a top concern for families in a new area. Fortunately, Paris School District, Scranton School District, County Line School District, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Subiaco Academy and area preschools, have shown continued excellence and student success.


Paris School District Paris School District has been providing a quality comprehensive education for kindergarten through twelfth-grade students since 1909. Locatead approximately 40 miles East of Fort Smith, the district serves an enrollment of roughly 1100 students.

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PSD students and staff are recognized locally as well as on the state and national levels for their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements. PSD boasts many opportunities and resources for the students to become college ready, career ready and life ready.

Academics: • Dedicated STEM and Career Development classrooms • Advanced placement subjects and concurrent college classes • Beating the Odds: High School Level ELA Growth Award • Wellness Center Clinic • SOS, Backpack Program, free breakfast/lunch for every student, active PTO • Pre-K Program Athletics: • Football • Basketball • Tennis • Softball • Wrestling • Golf • Baseball • Track and Field • Cheerleading • Dance Team • Swimming • Volleyball

County Line School District County Line is located on the Franklin/ Logan County line. Enrollment is approximately 225 students in a K-12th grades. County Line High School is an A rated school based on student growth, graduation rate and other factors. County Line's Academic Opportunity Academy offers students an alternative learning environment to eliminate barrier's for those whose academic and social progress are in jeopardy due to personal, academic, or social issues. Athletics: • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Golf • Softball • Track • Jr. Boys Basketball Conference Champions and District Runner-ups • Sr. Boys Basketball Conference District and Regional Champions • Jr. Girls Basketball Conference and District Champions • Sr. Girls Basketball Conference Champions and District Runner-ups

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A· rating on 2018 ACT Aspire State Accountability Awarded $12.24626 for scoring in the top 6 - 10% on performance & growth After school program for students in K-6 Placed 1st in STEM Sumo Robotics and Mystery STEM Rocket Accuracy; 2nd in Straw Bridge; and 3rd in Mystery Stem Rocket Distance Leadership Team comprised sixth grade students who provide school service throughout the year Improved safety for students by adding schoolwide cameras and buzzer entrance system to all school buildings Pre-K Program

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he education system is just one more outstanding amenity that makes living here so appealing. The community of teachers, schools and other educational institutions are committed lo encouraging students from the smallest of learners to remain curious and become critical lhinkers.

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he Tyson Foods - Logan County Career Center, located in Paris. enables access to credit-bearing credential certificate and degree attainments offered through Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus. The classes provide Paris and Logan County high school students with concurrent college credit at no charge. The Center is an asset to local businesses by providing workforce ready applicants for local jobs.

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his institution was created through a partnership between Paris Public Schools and Arkansas Tech University-Ozark, Tyson Foods, City of Paris, the Economic Development Administration, local and state officials and the leadership of our Governor.


Subiaco Academy Subiaco Academy is a Catholic College Preparatory School in the Benedictine tradition that welcomes young men of all faiths in grades 7-12. As one of the highest rated secondary schools in Arkansas, Subiaco promotes high performance learning and whole person development. The extraordinary academic program is complemented by a one-of-a-kind parallel curriculum focused on integrity­based leadership development and entrepreneurship. The student to teacher ratio is 9:1. and the average class size is 15, Subiaco Academy seeks young men of character with superior academic potential who want to attend college and who respond well to small classes. a structured environment. and a strong sense of community. The school admits students without regard to race. religion. or national background. Clubs and Programs: • FBLA • CASA-Cultural Awareness at Subiaco Academy • Benet Club • Amateur Radio Club • Ouiz Bowl Captains Club • National HonocrSociety • Student Council Robotics Club • Liturgical Services •Campus Ministry Achievements: • Offered more than 3.5 mimon dollars in merit based aid • 100% of seniors accepted to college Athletics: •Football •Basketball •Baseball •Soccer • Track • Cross Country • Golf • Tennis

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Scranton School District Scranton School District is a public K-12 school in Logan County. SSD builds the foundation for the future and belives every student should have the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. By building the foundation for the future, SSD ensures each individual can develop as a successful, responsible and productive citizen. Academics: AGATE GT Program FFA Parliamentary Procedures Team placed 2nd to the District competition RIse Above Rocket Program Active Student Council Fine Arts Program for Students Pre-K Program Athletics: • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Golf • Softball • Track • Swimming • Cross Country

ARVAC Early Head Start Head Start is a Department of Health and Human Services program for early childhood education, health, and nutrition for children from low income families. • Promotes school readiness for children ages 0-5 • Supports perceptual, motor, and physical development

St. Joseph’s Catholic School St. Joseph School has been a part of the Paris community since 1879. Founded as part of the St. Joseph’s Church & School, located at 15 S. Spruce St. in Paris, has been a part of the Paris community since 1879. For many years, Benedictine Sisters were teachers in the school. The pastors have always been members of the Benedictine order from nearby Subiaco Abbey. Today, the school is staffed by lay people, yet the educational approach still emphasizes a balance between knowledge gained by the studies and how St. Joseph’s live out the day in service to God and each other. Programs and Achievements: • Arkansas Nonpublic Schools Accreditation Association • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) member • Preschool Montessori Program • Student Council Elections • School-wide Spelling Bee • Battle of the Books • STEM and Robotics competition on the regional and state level • Student involvement service projects • 1:11 average teacher to student ratio • Enrollment of roughly 100 students


COLLEGE READY COLLEGE READY CAREER READY BUILD YOUR FUTURE HERE • STEM Lab on PES campus for K-4th grades • Wellness Center on site for staff & students • Bright Opportunities for the Little Eagles Pre-K Program

WHY CHOOSE US? • 1:1 Technology District-Wide • Tyson Foods-Logan County Career Center on campus • Free Concurrent College Classes Available • State and National Award-Winning Organizations, Sports & Academic Programs • Free Student Meals



Top Employers American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. Highway 22 & N. Leo St. Subiaco 479-934-4601 Gears Manufacturing Tyson Foods, Inc. River Valley Ingredients 7755 North State Highway 393 Scranton 479-938-2038 Poultry Manufacturing Paris School District 602 N. 10th Paris 844-963-3243 Education Stark Manufacturing 310 Pennington Dr. Paris 479-963-3046 Vehicle Part Manufacturing

Paris Health & Rehab 1414 South Elm Paris 479-963-6151 Healthcare Mercy Hospital 500 E Academy St. Paris 479-963-6101 Healthcare City of Paris 101 N Express Paris 479-963-2450 Relocation, Utilities Big River Roller 260 Airport Industrial Road Paris 479-202-4515 CNC Manufacturing


Something’s Brewing Country Monks Brewing

405 North Subiaco Avenue, Subiaco 337.831.4648 Established in 2018 by the Monks of Subiaco Abbey, Country Monks Brewing carries on the ancient tradition of Benedictine which included brewing beer!! The beer is available to the public once a week in the TAP room located on the grounds of the Subiaco Abbey, and includes Abbey Amber, Scholastic Stout, Isidor Irish Red, and Peter's Chair Pale Ale and Brown Ale.

Pridgin Family Brewery

1328 Rodeo Arena Drive, Scranton 479-938-7163 The newest brewery in Logan County, Pridgin Family Brewery, opened up in 2020. Located in Scranton, Pridgin Family Brewery keeps eight beers on tap and hosts cornhole tournaments, game day events, music, and more.


Sip & Savor Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards 101 N. Carbon City Road, Paris 479-963-3990 Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards, located in Paris, is a small family winery that produces a limited amount of the finest wine. Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards love visitors, so plan a visit for a tour and taste! You will see how the wine is made, tour the only wine museum in the United States dedicated to preserving the wine history of a complete state, while enjoying the down-home atmosphere.

Prestonrose Farm & Brewery 201 S. St. Louis Valley Road, Paris 479-938-0199

Prestonrose Farm, known by locals as the ‘beer farm’ features quality organic food and unique craft beers. The farm is a small-batch artisan brewery with a diverse farm-totable dinner menu. Prestonrose also hosts theme event weekends.


Head Outside & Take It All In ------- Local Parks ------P aris is a city where you can enjoy the great outdoors. No matter your age, there is plenty to do in Paris and Logan County with various experiences and easy access to outdoor recreation and family fun!

From parks to trails that are perfect for hiking and biking. Paris and Logan County have it all. Enjoy the woodlands for ATV riding, lakes for boating and swimming, or a scenic drive to Mt. Magazine; the area has an activity to fit whatever outdoor adventure you’re seeking.

Eiffel Tower Park

Located at 12 North Express Street in Paris, the Eiffel Tower Park was established in 2014 as a gift to the city. Spend the day having a picnic at the park or taking photos in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Wood Street Park

At 1811 E. Wood St., Wood Street Park offers a playground, pavilion, soccer fields, basketball court, and public restrooms. Walking and bike trails are also available.

Veterans Park

Conveniently located close to Paris Elementary and Middle School at 520 Patterson St., the park provides the community with a fun play area, pavilion, baseball/softball fields, walking trail, and community pool.


Mt. Magazine State Park Mt. Magazine State Park offers some of the best hiking in Arkansas along with a variety of Arkansas outdoor adventure activities. Explore the Arkansas mountain biking trails, hang gliding locations and more!

Get Your Hike On Bear Hollow Trail

Bear Hollow follows the upper rim of Bear Hollow from the Benefield Picnic area to the northern trailhead at Ark. 309 just below the horse camp. Points of interest include WPA steps, Sunrise Rock, Inspiration Point, Bear Head Bluff, and Shoal Creek. It crosses several wet-weather creeks which lead to beautiful waterfalls. This trail offers hikers options of starting at the picnic area or near the visitor center to create a 7.5mile loop connecting four other trails.

Greenfield Trail

The trail starts in the picnic area, crosses the highway and the headwaters of Big Shoal Creek, and meets the Mossback Ridge Trail. It climbs 210 feet in elevation. This is a good place to start a 14-mile hike to Cove Lake. (Green Blazes) A .3-mile spur leads down an

old wagon road to Turkey Springs.Veterans Park

North Rim Trail

Starting just west of the visitor center, this trail follows the north rim of the mountain to Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive. Windswept bluffs overlook a rugged hollow, the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Plateau. A spur connects with the western end of the Mossback Ridge Trail to create a 4.4-mile loop back to the visitor center.

Benefield West Trail

The Benefield West Loop Trail leads across the highway to a wildlife pond. At that point it connects to the Mossback Ridge Trail, blazed in yellow. Watch for signs of white-tailed deer, black bear and other native Arkansas animals. It is .9 miles long. (Blue Blazes)

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The Lodge at Mt. Magazine offers 60 guestrooms, classic Southern cuisine in The Skycrest Restaurant, a conference center, business center, indoor swimming pool and fitness center making this one of the most well-appointed Arkansas lodges. Mt. Magazine is home to the highest point in Arkansas. At 2,753 feet, people come for the sweeping views alone, but there is much to see and do from this unique spot. Mount Magazine State Park is a place of relaxation, exploration, nature study, and is within the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. It is a destination for outdoor sports and extreme adventures with mountain biking, horseback riding, backpacking, and ATV riding.


Wide Open Spaces

Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding & ATV Trails Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail This is the only multi-use trail in the state park. Horses and motorized vehicles are not allowed on any other trail listed here. From the horse camp down to the highway, this old wagon road drops 200 feet.

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Signal Hill Trail

At an elevation of 2,753 feet above Mean Sea Level, Signal Hill is the highest point in Arkansas. No visit to Mount Magazine is complete without having hiked to the highest peak in Arkansas. At the top is a 400 square feet stone map of Arkansas. This wellgroomed trail is a gentle forest walk connecting Cameron Bluff Campground with the Mossback Ridge Trail and the Lodge at Mount Magazine.

Cove Lake Trail

Starting in the Cameron Bluff Campground, this trail descends over 1,500 feet to Cove Lake. Most of the trail is in the Ozark National Forest with only half of a mile in the state park boundaries. It can be hiked in a full day but is best enjoyed at a slower pace and offers some of the best hiking in Arkansas for beginning backpackers.

Mossback Ridge Trail

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Named for a farmer, this trail was the first road to the crest of Mount Magazine. During the 1800s, wagons hauled produce from the mountaintop to the valley using this path. This trail starts just east of the visitor center and ends at the horse camp field. Features include: historic home sites, wildflowers, escaped domestic flowers, woodland songbirds, stone fences, and ruins of a swimming pool built in the 1920s. Mountain bikes are allowed on this trail. Bikers and hikers should be aware and alert.


Life At The Lake Cove Lake Recreation Area Cove Lake Recreation Area, located on a 160-acre mountain lake less than 20 minutes away from Mount Magazine State Park, provides visitors with amenities including swimming, canoeing, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and more. The pristine waters attract paddlers, anglers, swimmers, and campers looking for a gorgeous little getaway.

Motorcycle Trails Highest Point Trail Start this scenic ride in downtown Paris where you will find the Eiffel Tower Park and Love Lock Fence. The ride will take you south on Elm Street until you pick up Arkansas 309, also called the Mt. Magazine Scenic Byway. Follow 309 south to Mt. Magazine Road for a spin around the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753 feet. On its summit stands The Lodge at Mount Magazine, the showpiece of the state park, which also offers some of the best views in the state. Enjoy a meal at the Skycrest Restaurant or enjoy a night of luxury at the lodge before heading south on 309. Riders will then turn on West Cedar Piney Road and again on Piney Road, where once again, you will head south on 309. Travelers will follow 309 South to Blue Mountain Lake, where camping, swimming, or picnicking can be enjoyed.

Kayak and paddleboat rentals are available at the recreation area for exploring the 160-acre lake. Fishers are guaranteed a big catch or two since the lake is routinely stocked with catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, and perch. So if you’d rather be in the water than on it, jump right in! The swim beach is excellent for a summertime cool-off with the family. The recreation area also includes 28 campsites along the shores of Cove Lake. The campground has showers, toilets, tent pads, and fire pits for a stress-free trip. In addition, backpackers can hike the 10 mile Cove Lake Trail to the Cameron Bluff Campground in the Mt. Magazine State Park.

Shoal Bay Recreation Area Shoal Bay Recreation Area sits on Lake Dardanelle's scenic Shoal Bay arm, offering a perfect setting for boating, swimming, and wildlife viewing. Located in New Blaine, the campground provides 82 total campsites; 62 includes water and electricity, a picnic shelter, two boat launching ramps, a swim beach, and a playground.

Experience all the endless activities the lakes have to offer!


Relocation Directory

Apartments & Real Estate Anchor Realty Group (479)847-6832 Eagle Pride Realty (479) 963-3885 Elsken Real Estate (479) 963-1914 www.elskenrealestate.com Paris Realty (479) 963-8100 www.parisarrealty.com GardenWalk of Paris (479) 963-8879 www.belmontmgt.com Paris Housing Authority (479) 963-2130 Mt. View Apartments (479) 963-6988 US Rural Rental Housing (479) 963-6166 Utilities Arkansas Valley Electric 479-667-2176 www.avecc.com Black Hill Gas 479-963-2545 www.blackhillsenergy.com Centurytel 1-800-824-2877 centurylink.com Doris Davis, CPARural Water (479)-963-6847

OG&E 1-800-272-479-9741 www.oge.com Paris Light & Water 479-963-2450 www.paris-ar.us Suddenlink 1-877-694-9474 www.suddenlink.com Government City of Paris 479-963-2450 www.paris-ar.us Logan County Courthouse 479-963-3792 Logan County Extension 479-963-2360 www.uaex.uada.edu Logan Co. Highway Dept. 479-675-3161 Paris Area Chamber of Commerce (479) 963-2244 www.parisarkansas.com State Revenue Office 479-963-3111 www.dfa.arkansas.gov USDA Forest Service (479) 963-3076 EMERGENCY Logan County Sheriff ’s Office (479) 963-3271 www.loganso.com

Dobson Fiber 479-494-0300 www.dobsonfiber.com

Logan County Rural Fire 911

East Logan County Water (479)-938-7408

Paris Police Department (479) 963-2600

Paris Fire Department (479) 963-3473 Poison Control Hotline 1-800-222-1222 www. poisonhelp.hrsa.gov Healthcare Air Evac Life Team (662) 610-5159 www.lifeteam.net Area Agency on Aging (479) 963-6868 www.agingwest.org Arkansas Family Eye (479) 963-2661 Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 www. childhelphotline.org


Department of Health (479) 963-6126 Express RX Pharmacy (479) 963-6400 www.expressrx.net Kindred at Home (479) 223-3632 www.kindredathome.com Mercy Clinic Paris (479) 963-2132 www.mercy.net Mercy Hospital Paris (479) 963-6101 www.mercy.net Renew & Revive (479)-363-3247 www.renewrevive.net

Paris Health & Rehab (479) 963-6151 www.parishealthand rehab.com

Paris School District & Pre-K Program (844) 963-3243 parisschools.org

Solutions Chiropractic (479) 259-1289

Scranton School District & Pre-K Program (479) 938-7121 scrantonrockets.net

Thomas Spivey, DDS, PA (479) 963-2292 Women’s Crisis Center 1-800-359-0056 Schools & PRE-K County Line School District & Pre-K Program (479) 635-2222 indians.wsc.k12.ar.us

St. Joseph’s Catholic School & Pre-K Program (479) 963-2119 saintjosephschoolar.org Subiaco Academy & Abbey (479) 934-1001 www. subiacoacademy.us Daycares ARVAC Early Head Start

Paris City Council Members

(479) 963-1441 www.arvacinc.org Afterschool Boys and Girl’s Club of Paris (479) 963-3577 www.bgcdiamondhills.org Gattis Logan County Library (479) 963-2371 www.facebook.com/GLCLibrary Girl Scouts of Paris www.facebook.com/ParisARGS/


PACC Membership Directory

M

embers of the PACC are a part of the voice of Paris and Logan County. Members help to engage in the needs of the community and make a difference while promoting growth. Chamber members have the ability and resources to make an exponentially local impact. It’s Like a Massive Roladex of Untapped Contacts.

Eat & Drink FOOD & BEVERAGE Big Red Corner Store & Car Wash (479)-963-6436

MJ’s Bar and Grill

(479) 635-4745 www.facebook.com/ MJs-Bar-and-Grill

Sonic Drive-In

Burford Distributing

(479) 963-3500 www.sonicdrivein/com

Casey’s General Store

Tiger of Thialand

Harps Food Store

www.facebook.com/ TigerofThialand

(479) 783-8979 www.burfordfs.com (479)963-2109

(479) 963-6194 www.harpsfood.com

(479) 438-3429

SPIRITS

Milk and Honey Hill Farm

Country Monks Brewing

Vanessa’s Snoball

Nubbin Ridge Liquors

(479) 215-7642 www.milkandhoneyhillfarm.com (479) 747-0638

DINING

Crown Donut

(479) 847-5451 www.facebook.com/Crown-Donut

Dari Delite

(479) 963-6011 facebook.com/DariDelitParisAr

El Parian Mexican Restaurant (479) 963-3710 facebook.com/elparianmexican

(337)831-4648 www.countrymonks.org (479) 635-2337 www.facebook.com/ NubbinRidgeLiquors

Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co.

(479-938-0199) www. prestonrose-farm.square.site

Pridgin Family Brewery (479) 938-7163 www. facebook.com/Pridgin FamilyBrewery


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Check-In & Stay Awhile LODGING Hazel’s Cabins

REALTORS

Anchor Realty Group (479)847-6832

479-518-8363 www.arkansas.com/paris/accommodations/hazels-cabins

Eagle Pride Realty

Kat’s Get-a-Way

Elsken Real Estate

(479) 963-3885

479-970-1841 www.vrbo.com/2436742

(479) 963-1914 www.elskenrealestate.com

Lakeview Landing

Paris Realty

714-504-6030 www.airbnb.com

(479) 963-8100 www.parisarrealty.com

Mt Magazine Lodge

RENTALS

479-963-8502 www.arkansasstateparks. com/parks/mount-magazine-state-park

Myra’s Mountain Retreat

(256) 656-9116 www.myrasmountainretreat. com

Paris Inn & Suites (479) 963-2400 www.parisinnar.com

So much to

GardenWalk of Paris (479) 963-8879 www.belmontmgt.com

in PARIS


Shopping & Speciality Services Designs by Tonitunes

479-226-8668 www.facebook.com/DesignsByTonitunes

Elmer’s Plumbing, Electric & Hardware

(479)-963-6832 www.facebook.com/ElmersPlumbingElectricHardware

Four Rivers Online Sales (479) 213-4633

ww.4riversonline.com

Hardwicke Furniture and Appliance (479)-963-2232

Island Cowgirl Boutique

(479) 963-4444 www.islandcowgirlboutique.com

JA Outfitters

(479) 963-3339 www.facebook.com/ jaoutfittersinc

Khilling Printing & Boutique

(479) 969-2559 www.facebook.com /KhillingPrinting

Little Shoppes on the Square (479) 438-3807 www.facebook.com/littleshoppesonthesquare

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Mod Miss

(479)-438-0859 www.themodmiss.com

EVENT VENUES The Barn at Meadowbrook

Mountainspring Outdoors

(479)-518-3262 www.thebarnatmeadowbrook.com

Sew Charming

Wildwood Wedding Chapel & Event Center

(479) 438-1469

(479)-965-6305 www.facebook.com/0quilting

Sharum Shoe Service

(479)-847-5371

www.facebook.com/marriedatwildwood

(479)-963-6200

PHOTOGRAPHY

Simply Shy Boutique

Best Photography

(479)-438-2102 www.business.facebook.com

Spoil Me Rotten Boutique (479)438-3817

The Furniture Store of Paris (479)-407-9517

TNT Gun Shop

(479)-847-0355 www.facebook.com/tntgunshop

Wal-Mart

(479)-963-2152 www.walmart.com

Warren’s Shoes

479-963-6164 warrensshoes.com

Wells Furniture 479-963-3233

479-438-0042 bestphotography.org

Varnell Media 817-422-8702

SALON SERVICES Danielle’s Salon

479-963-2558 www.facebook.com /search/ top?q=danielle%27s%20salon

PET SERVICES Paris Pet Spa, LLC 479-847-5339


Business & Professional Services ABSTRACT & TITLE Cravens Abstract (479)-963-2567

Western Arkansas Title Services, LLC

479-668-0002 www.westernarkansastitle.com

ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL Doris Davis, CPA

Brown’s Printing

Robberson’s Body Shop

Castle Graphics

Stan & Sandy’s Auto Body

479-667-1282 479-963-2446

Channel 2 Innovative Links 479-963-1418

(479) 963-2082 https://stan-sandys-auto-bodyworks.business.site/

FWM Squared Consulting

BANKING

(479) 461-5067

KDYN/KYLR

(479)-963-6847

479-667-4567 http://kdyn.com

Edward Jones Investment

AUTOMOTIVE

(479)-963-1321 www.edwardjones.com/us-en

Lawrence, Schluterman & Schwartz LTD (479)-963-6006

River Valley Wealth Mangt. (479)-963-1820 www.lssltd.com

Siebenmorgan and Associates

(479)-478-1002 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/team/ siebenmorgen-and-associates/

Bob Rogers Chevrolet

(479) 963-3004 www.bobrogerschevrolet.net

Davis Tire & Auto (479) 963-8473

Mike Frederick’s Body Shop (479) 963-2242 www.mikefredericks bodyshop.com

Paris Ford

ADVERTISING

(479) 963-3051 www.paris-ford.com

Varnell Media

Ray Kiefer’s Automotive

817-422-8702

(479) 963-3222

(479) 963-8555

Farmers Bank & Trust (479)-963-5010

Bank OZK

(479)-963-1100

Farm Credit Services (479)-963-3991

First National Bank of Paris (479)-963-2121 www.firstparis.net

Logan County Bank

(479)-938-2511 www.logancountybank.net

Subiaco Federal Credit Union (479)934-4201

CITY OFFICES City of Paris

479-963-2450 www.paris-ar.us


Business & Professional Services City of Scranton

479-847-5270 www.scrantonar.com

FUNERAL SERVICES Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home

M&M Construction Enterprises (479) 518-8363

Mr. Handyman (479) 309-0991

Newton’s Heating & Air

(479) 963-2004 www.brothertonbrothersfuneralhomes.com

(479) 214-1106 www.newtonsheatingandair.com

Roller Funeral Home

Rainey Day Services

(479) 963-6188

www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

HOME REPAIR Adam’s Plumbing & Electric (479) 963-3255

Aire Serv

(479) 358-6500 www.www.aireserv.com/fort-smith

Brent Krigbaum Siding and Window (479) 206-2995

(479) 847-4620

Tool Time Handyman Services (479) 438-9289

INSURANCE Farm Bureau 479-963-2929 www.afbic.com

Freeman Funeral Insurance

Hoodlum Handyman Services (479) 438-0867

479-847-5046 www.freemansfuneral insurance.com

Logan County Glass & Mirror

Paris Insurance Group

(479) 963-4527 www.logancountyglass.com

Master Made Tanks, Inc. (479) 963-3752

479-963-2222

Shelter Insurance

479-963-3006 www.shelterinsurance.com

LEGAL Anteski Law Firm

479-963-3055 www.anteskilawfirm.com

Barham Law Office 479-963-3996 barhamlawoffice.com

Engle Law, Inc. 479-963-2677 englelawfirm.com

Johnson Law

479-847-3002 www.markjohnsonlaw.net

MANUFACTURING Big River Roller

(479) 202-4515 www.bigriverroller.com

River Valley Ingredients (479) 938-2038 www.tysonfoods.com

Stark Manufacturing, LLC (479) 963-3046 www.starkmfg.com

PEST CONTROL Advanced Termite & Pest Control

479-965-7080 www. advancedtermiteandpestllc.com


Logan County Pest Control 479-518-0752

Mosquito Joe of Arkansas 479-202-9960

www.arkansas.mosquitojoe.com

STORAGE Amy’s Westside Mini Storage 479-438-0747

UTILITY SERVICES Arkansas Valley Electric 479-667-2176 www.avecc.com

Black Hill Gas

479-963-2545 www.blackhillsenergy.com

So much to

City of Paris

479-963-2450 www.paris-ar.us

Dobson Fiber

479-494-0300 www.dobson.net

Sanitation Solutions, LLC 479-965-6127

in PARIS


Education, Resources, Activities & Civic Groups ACTIVITIES Paris Senior Center Inc. (479) 963-3475 www.facebook.com/ ParisSeniorCenter

Boys and Girls Club of Paris (479) 963-3577

www.bgcdiamondhills.org

Gattis Logan County Library

(479) 963-2371 www.facebook.com/GLCLibrary

Little Creek Recreation Club Inc.

(479) 635-5551 www.arkansas.com/ratcliff/little-creek-recreation-club

Logan County Coal Miners Memorial (479) 963-6463 www.facebook.com/ ParisCoalMemorial

Logan County Fair

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce

Paris School District

CIVIC GROUPS

St. Joseph’s Church & School

(479) 963-2244 www.parisarkansas.com

Girl Scouts of Paris www.facebook.com/ ParisARGS/

Logan County Democrats (479) 849-6329 www. logan@arkdems.org

Paris FFA Alumni & Supporters www.facebook.com

Paris Kiwanis (479) 963-2121

Paris Lions Club (479) 963-2392

Paris Rotary Club (479) 963-2121

Republican Party of Logan County

(479) 847-5217 www.facebook.com/LCF.Paris.AR

www.facebook.com/Logan GOP.Arkansas

Logan County “Old Jail” Museum

The CALL in the River Valley

(479) 963-3936 logan-county-old-jailmuseum-paris-ar.business.site

Mt. Magazine State Park

(479) 963-8502 www.arkansasstateparks.com/ parks/mount-magazine-state-park 46 WWW.PARISARKANSAS.COM

(479) 651-8816 www.facebook.com

EDUCATION Arkansas Tech University Ozark (479) 667-1707 www.atu.edu/ozark

(844) 963-3243 www.parisschools.org

(479) 963-2131 www.saintjosephschoolar.org

Subiaco Abbey & Academy

(479) 934-1001 www. subiacoacademy.us

RESOURCES ARVAC, Inc.

(479) 963-6325 www.arvacinc.org

Better Business Bureau of Arkansas (501) 664-4888 www.bbb.org/us/ar

Community Outreach Services (479) 963-3300

Logan County Sheriff ’s Office (479) 963-3271 www.loganso.com

Main Street Paris

(479) 213-3881 www.facebook.com/mainstreetparis

USDA Forest Service (479) 963-3076


Healthcare, & Religious Organizations HEALTHCARE Air Evac Life Team (662) 610-5159 www.lifeteam.net

Area Agency on Aging (479) 963-6868 www.agingwest.org

Arkansas Hospice

Solutions Chiropractic & Rehab

(479) 259-2189 www.facebook.com/solutionschiropracticandrehab

Thomas Spivey, DDS, PA (479) 963-2292

Arkansas Family Eye Care (479) 963-2661

(479) 498-2050 www.arkansashospice.org

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Express RX Pharmacy

First Baptist Church

Kindred at Home, Home Health

Paris Christian Center

(479) 963-6400 www.expressrx.net

(479) 963-3260 www.parisfbc.com

(479) 223-3632 www.kindredathome.com

(479) 847-6004 www.parischristiancenter.org

Mercy Paris

St. Josephs Church

(479) 963-6101 www.mercy.net

Paris Health & Rehabilitation (479) 963-6151 www.parishealthandrehab.com

Renew & Revive

(479) 363-3247 www.renewrevive.net

So much to

(479) 963-2131 www.stjoepalmyra.org

Subiaco Abbey

(479) 934-1001 www.countrymonks.org

United First Methodist Church (479) 963-8000 www.parisumc.org

in PARIS


PACC Ambassadors

PACC Board Members & Staff

Left to right Karey Sparks, Tonya Fletcher, Leighann Frederick, Annette Berry, Suzanne Nickerson, Meg Scott, Heather Appleton, Jewel White, Amy Strobel and Susan Carolan. Not pictured are Mary Smith, Tonya Varnell, Jan Faulkner and Nutlla Curton.

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