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PARIS

A Guide To Our Community

FALL IN LOVE

2019/2020

Discover Paris like you’ve never experienced before — from the beautiful outdoors to charming traditions and engaging history.

TAPS & TOURS Go on a tasty tour at one of several artisan breweries or wineries.

GET OUT! Breathtaking views, fun hikes and plenty of waterways to float, fish, boat and more.

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Paris School District “Home of the Eagles”

• 1:1 Technology District-Wide • Tyson Foods-Logan County Career Center on Campus • Free Concurrent College Classes Available

• STEM Lab on PES campus for K-4th grades • Ropes Challenge Course on PHS campus • Wellness Center on site for staff & students

• State and National Award-Winning Organizations, Sports & Academic Programs

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College Ready

Career Ready

Life Ready

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CONTENTS Features OFFICIAL WELCOME

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MUST VISIT PLACES

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TASTINGS AND TOURS

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COAL MINING HISTORY

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DID YOU KNOW?

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EVENT CALENDAR

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BY THE NUMBERS

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26 WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT Plan your visit to coincide with traditions and festivals that bring the entire community out.

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PARIS’ HISTORY IN COAL MINING Go back in time to discover the people who helped Paris grow and prosper.

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8 POINTS OF INTEREST YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS Fall in love, take a few photos and get cozy with some history at these must-see attractions for tourists and residents alike.

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VIEWS FROM ABOVE If you haven’t experienced the River Valley area from Mount Magazine, you are in for a treat.

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TAPS & TOURS Discover some of the tastiest treasurers in the land at local artisan breweries and wineries.

AREA EMPLOYERS

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PARIS CITY MAP

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OUTDOOR FUN

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EDUCATION

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RELOCATION DIRECTORY

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CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

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PARIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD Front row: Les Mitchell with Elmer’s P&E, Jan Faulkner with East End Sports Pub, Donna Griffin with Farm Credit, Tonya Baumgartner with the Paris Chamber of Commerce, Laura Bauer with La Maison de Lulu, Nicole Edwards with Dari Delite, back row: Max Philmon with Paris Insurance Group, Blake THE PARIS COMMUNITY GUIDE 2019 | 5 Schluterman with Roller Funeral Home


THE PARIS AR WELCOMES Y AT THE PARIS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THIS YEAR IS ONE OF EXCITEMENT, GROWTH AND WORKING TOGETHER

Meet The Director Tonya Baumgartner has been the Executive Director for the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce for the past five years, serving the businesses of Paris and Logan County. As the executive director, she also serves as director for Main Street Paris, which helps revitalize the downtown with events, tourism and the area’s aesthetic appeal. Before taking on the role as director for the Chamber of Commerce, Baumgartner worked as a district sales manager for a direct sales company where she learned important leadership and management skills. Baumgartner says she takes her position as director very seriously and is always looking for new ways to help grow 6 | www.parisarkansas.com

Paris and bring visitors to town. She is also involved in many other organizations in Paris and surrounding areas. She is currently serving as the president of the TriPeaks Regional Tourism Association, secretary of the Paris Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, member of the Arkansas Economic Development, Paris City Council Member, a board member for Western Arkansas Planning and Development District, as well as the Fort Smith Regional Alliance. Baumgartner has three children and two grandchildren, and her greatest passion is being a cheerleader for her family. In her free time, she enjoys going to rodeos and watching her children and grandchildren play softball, basketball, cheer and soccer.

Tonya Baumgartner EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


About Your Chamber

REA YOU!

2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce started an Ambassadors group that consisted of 12 ambassadors who each have a love for the community, passion for the Chamber, and take great pride in building our organization to be the best for each member. The Chamber has completed its re-branding, which consisted of updates of the website, changing out the old logo material and consistent advertising with the new logo. Economic Development has been a key focus of efforts in 2018. As part of that focus, the Chamber has restructured the Economic Development group with stakeholders who are invested in revitalizing the community. The Chamber worked with many agencies to bring a successful job fair to Paris.

Thank you for picking up the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce community guide. I hope this guide helps you navigate important information about our area. I want to invite you to call the Paris Area Chamber anytime you have questions — from a simple phone number or a suggestion as to where to eat or what to do in the area — I want to be a resource for you. The chamber strives to be a tourism catalyst while promoting a healthy community to visitors. We provide tools to help you learn how to work effectively, identify community resources and needs and design an environment from which a business can thrive. Whether you are visiting, living in or travelling through, thank you for being a part of our community and enjoy your adventures in Paris. We pride ourselves on Southern hospitality and want you to FALL IN LOVE WITH PARIS!

The city’s growth depends on a vital workforce. The Chamber worked with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to increase awareness of available properties, highlight our workforce and the state-of-the-art training the career center offers. Grew by 23 new chamber members.

2019 PLANS FOR PROGRESS Continued training opportunities for PACC members Downtown revitalization efforts will expand with new projects completed with Main Street Paris New member-to-member opportunities Economic Development team to focus on economic opportunity by attracting jobs, building a more prosperous future for everyone Increase business exposure through listings on the Chamber Website Business Directory, both online and through the printed Visitors Guide. Ongoing networking opportunities to get to know other businesses, customers and grow contacts while having fun!

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ABOUT THE CITY FROM THE MAYOR

The past year wasn’t the best in recent memory, but there were still areas to recognize and celebrate. The announcement of AAM moving their forging manufacturing out of Paris was a major blow, not only to those losing their employment but also to the city financially with the loss of the power sales that comes with the plant being fully operational. It has certainly created a new challenge for us as city leaders. We have had causes to celebrate, we were donated a building in our industrial park and convinced a roller manufacturing company to do business here. Cloyes also signed a lease with AAM to operate inside that facility until the end of 2018, and with the help of the city they were able to buy the AAM building, bringing Cloyes back to Paris permanently, which is very exciting. We have competed for industry and won and we have to continue winning for our community. Last year we re-

ceived a grant in the amount of $250,000 for street repairs and overlaid a number of high use streets including a section of main street, and repaired our transfer station which provides a service to the entire north Logan county community. In parks we built outdoor basketball courts and did some landscaping at Wood Street Park. We have also made improvements to our ballfields in Veterans Park, we’ve added new fencing and have painted dugouts adding safety to our fields. Downtown we continue to make strides, our businesses downtown have helped make our square more beautiful with decorating for the fall and the Chamber of Commerce has brought our festivals back to the town square. It’s exciting seeing the growing tourism downtown and we must continue to advance downtown to attract tourist. I look forward to working with our City Council and Chamber of Commerce to continue to progress and develop our community and quality of life. Mayor Daniel Rogers

Vice President & Branch Manager

The Paris Courthouse at Christmas time has visitors from miles around to view the many lights and displays and even see Santa Clause. The Eiffel Tower located at the west side of the Courthouse is a tourist attraction year round and a must-see if you are in the Paris area. There have been several new shopping opportunities opened up around the Paris area and I would like to encourage everyone to visit and shop at these stores and keep our dollars local.

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This coming year is going to be another exciting year for the residents of Logan County. Construction on our new detention center will be completed in early May. The new 100-bed Detention Center and Court Facility will help make Logan County a better and safer place to raise our children and grandchildren, along with providing a safer work environment for the employees. This detention center will have a court room inside, which will free up parking around the square and allow visitors to shop at the locally owned businesses or to visit the farmers’ market. Work has begun to renovate the exterior of the Paris Courthouse with the replacement of the old columns and painting the exterior of the building.

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There have also been several new businesses opened up in the area and I encourage everyone to welcome each one and give them your support. I would like to personally invite everyone to visit the many sights and recreation opportunities that Logan County has to offer. We have numerous rivers, lakes, and streams, along with Mt. Magazine for those who like hiking or camping, or for those who just like driving around to view the scenery these have to offer. Sincerely, Ray Gack Logan County Judge


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EIFFEL TOWER PARK The park was established in 2014 on the West side of Paris 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 fountain was added to the 18-foottower to become the 25-foot-tall focal point of the park. For information call 479-963-2244. Notable fact: The tower is painted Earth Brown with paint dontatedby Jotun Coatings who painted the Eiffel Tower in Paris France! There are three different shades of brown paint starting from dark to light. Don’t miss a chance to have your photo taken at the Eiffel Tower in Paris! THE PARIS COMMUNITY GUIDE 2019 | 9


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LOVE LOCK FENCE

Located in the Eiffel Tower Park to celebrate the spirit of love, it was erected in 2017 during the Spring Time in Paris Festival. Miss Arkansas 2016 Savannah Skidmore placed the first lock on the fence. Visitors can purchase a lock in Paris or bring it with them, add their name and the name of a significant other written or engraved on the lock. Then 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 details.

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North Logan County Courthouse The courthouse was rebuilt in 1908 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is located at 25 West Walnut Street in Paris. For opening hours call 479-963-3792.

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COAL MINERS MUSEUM It is educational, fun and rich in history. In the 1800’s coal was discovered in Logan County. With photos and tributes to local coal miners, it is a fun history lesson for all ages. Tours are available by calling 479-963-6463. Be sure to stop by the functioning blacksmith shop and see how it all worked.


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ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH AND SCHOOL St. Joseph Church 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 1800’s. 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. The church is located at 15 S. Spruce St. in Paris. 479-963-2119

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SUBIACO ABBEY

The Subiaco Abbey is located just five miles east of Paris on Hwy 22. The monks of Subiaco Abbey are Benedictines and trace their monastic history back to Fifth Century Italy. The Subiaco Abbey has a guest retreat facility, church, inner court, east park, living quarters for the monks and a college prep boarding/ day school for boys.

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The Abbey is also home to Country Monk’s Brewing. Founded in 2018 and currently offers three unique Benedictine style brews: Pale Ale, Abbey Amber and Stout. The history of the building and landscape is something you will never forget. Call 479-934-1001 or subi.org for more details.


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The Arkansas Historic Wine Museum, located at Cowie Wine Cellars, tells the story of wine and its effects on the people of Arkansas. The museum is located at 101 North Carbon City Road in Paris. You won’t want to miss seeing their large bell collection and the largest bell in the U.S. Stop by for a great photo opportunity. Call 479-963-3990 for more details.

8 Logan County ‘Old Jail’ Museum is the site of the last legal hanging in Arkansas. If you schedule in advance they will arrange a reenactment hanging at the gallows, complete with a prisoner, sheriff and many more dressed in 1800’s period costumes. Call 479-963-3936 for information and opening hours.

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VINEYARDS

Country Monks Brewing 405 N Subiaco Ave., Subiaco • (479) 934-1000 facebook.com/countrymonksbrewing Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

After years of brewing beer in small batch-

BREWERIES Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards

es just for internal consumption by the resident Benedictine monks, the community recently released its first commercial offering, Abbey Amber, in its own tasting room at the 140-year-old monastery. Country Monk’s Brewing was founded in 2018 and currently offers three unique Benedictine style brews: Pale Ale, Abbey Amber and Stout.

COWIE WINE CELLARS AND VINEYARDS

101 N Carbon City Rd., Paris • (479) 963-3990 cowiewinecellars.com Mon-Fri 9-5 p.m., Sat 9-4:30 p.m.

Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards is a small family winery with a down-home atmosphere. They produce a limited amount of the finest wine at their location in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. They offer the only wine museum in the U.S. dedicated to preserving the wine history of a complete state.

PRESTONROSE FARM AND BREWING CO.

Prestonrose Farm & Brewing Co 201 St Louis Valley Rd., Paris • (479) 938-0199 prestonrose.squarespace.com Thurs-Sat 4-8 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m.

Prestonrose Farm, known by locals as the ‘beer farm’, features quality organic food, and unique top quality craft beers. In their second year of business, the farm is a small-batch artisan brewery and a diverse farm-to-table weekend dinner menu. On Thursday and Friday, visitors can still enjoy organic tastings with a light snack menu. They recently added B2, their second indoor seating bistro, which is farm chic and ultra cozy.

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It’s fun to see how things are made. It’s even more fun when you get to taste the end product. That’s the case with several local wineries and craft breweries whose business is finding a strong customer base, while bottling up goodness. Whether you’re a beer snob or an oenophile, there are plenty of places to learn the craft and imbibe a little along the way. The best part? What makes the Paris community of brewers and winemakers so great is that they embrace the lifestyle and values of our area as much as we do. That means you can take part in hosted community events such as beer and wine fests, tastings and theme dinners, all while enjoying your favorite craft brew or glass of wine. And if you prefer a more laid back style, we’ve got you covered with our many local sport bars and watering holes.

LOCAL PUBS East End Sports Pub 3675 E Walnut St, Paris • (479) 963-3278 Mon-Fri 12 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun. 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Sports pub serving a large selection of domestic and local craft beers, Arkansas wines, pizza, pulled pork sliders, nachos, wings and more. The pub offers happy hour specials, live music, pool tables and features an 80 ft. covered patio and outdoor beer garden with horsehoe pits.

Vins Des Paris 11 W Main St., Paris • (479) 963-2337 Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located on the north side of the Paris courthouse square, Vins Des Paris sells craft beer on tap and Arkansas wines. You can pair your wines with the cheeses in stock and check out the fine cigar selection.

MJ’s Bar and Grill 8300 Hwy 23, Branch • (479) 635-4745 Mon-Thurs, Sat 4-10 p.m. Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar and grill featuring pool tables, arcade games, big screen TVs and a menu including burgers, sandwiches, wings and more.

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COAL MINING HISTORY The Coal Miner’s Museum features a Miner’s house (top, left). It is staged to represent life in the early 1920s. David Marshall, a miner at Dixie #2 Coal Mine, built it for his wife, Esther Rodgers, between 1921 and 1930. It was donated and moved from Horseshoe Mountain.

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Coal mining replaced agriculture as the primary economy in Paris, attracting workers to the town. The population of Paris grew to almost 1,500 in 1910. Before World War I, “solid shooting” was used in these mines; thereafter, machinery was in use. Mining of coal was directly responsible for the continued rise in the Paris population, up to 1,740 in 1920. The market for coal increased notably during the period between 1920 and 1924. Some of the principal coal companies in Paris included Dixie Fuel Company, Paris Purity Coal Company, Jewel Coal Company, Watson Coal Company and Eureka Coal Company. The coal fields supported 31 mines at the peak of the industry, employing 2,000 workers and producing 11,000 tons annually. As many as 13,000 coal cars left by rail from Paris. Coal from Paris was sold in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and North and South Dakota.

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Coal was first founded in Logan County in 1866 by Robert Waddel with the first commercial mining beginning in 1881 in Paris. The arrival of a railroad line around the turn of the 20th century made mining on a larger scale profitable. Paris was known for its coal that was “free from impurities and for its heat-producing qualities.”

Men worked in extreme conditions and risked their lives daily to support their families in coal mining. Miners worked in the dark, damp areas with only a small, weak open-flame as their source of light.

The men who worked in the underground tunnels did not have room to stand up due to the low ceilings, which required them to remain crouched on swollen knees for up to 10 hours a day. Many of the men became sick with “black lung” from breathing in coal dust. COAL

World War II signified the last prosperous period for coal mining in Logan County. During the war, the standard wage for an eight-hour shift was $7.50. By the 1950s, the rail service in Paris had ended, causing mining MINERS to become almost nonMEMORIAL AND existent with the clean-air laws that led industries to MUSEUM IS A FUN switch to gas furnaces.

In 2005 the vision of a memorial took shape as a tribute to the men who were responsible for the growth of Paris in the early years. Plans were drawn, HISTORY LESSON FOR and volunteers were enlisted After the U.S. Army Corps ALL AGES. to help in the planning and fundof Engineers took the mining land raising needed for the project. The Paris under eminent domain as part of a City Council approved the plans and gave 2.5 navigation project on the Arkansas River, acres of land on the east side of South Elm Street the last working mine in the area that was operfor the construction of a Coal Miners Memorial in 2006. ated by W.T. Hixson closed in 1964. Throughout the 70-plus years of coal mining, approximately 2869 men and women worked in the local coal mining industry. Mine-related accidents took the lives of 58 men in Logan County, and there were numerous reports of maimed or disfigured incidents.

Today, the museum hosts the coal car, blacksmith shop, the Miner’s house, the Hangman’s Wagon and soon the Old Engine 2522 Train. Now the memorial and museum serve as a remembrance to the residents and visitors of Paris of the importance coal mining played on the economy in Logan County. THE PARIS COMMUNITY GUIDE 2019 | 21


FUN FACTS ABOUT THE RICH HISTORY OF PARIS & LOGAN COUNTY

DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW that Paris is a dual county seat

Logan County Courthouse built in 1908 and it still stands today.

in Logan County? Paris did not exist until 1871 when the legislature created Logan County as Sarber County, naming it after noted “carpetbagger� John Newton Sarber. The act establishing the county called for a commission to determine the site of the county seat and voters selected an undeveloped site on Old Military Road in the north-central part of the county. One of the commissioners admired Paris, France and suggested that the town be named Paris. After the name was approved, a small log courthouse was built. In 1875, after Democrats regained control of state government, the county name changed from Sarber to Logan. A fire in 1877 destroyed the log courthouse and all records. On Feb. 18, 1879, Paris was incorporated as a city. In 1908 the new courthouse was built, which still stands today on the court square.

DID YOU KNOW that World War II brought a significant change to life in Paris? Young men and women entered military service, while others moved away to work in war plants. When the war ended in 1945, veterans moved elsewhere to find better jobs. Those who had left to take jobs in war industries remained as the industries converted to peacetime production. Farmland that once produced cotton was converted to pasture land and dairy farms. The coal mines closed. With each passing year, Paris experienced a further weakening of the economy.

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DID YOU KNOW that the last legal execution by hanging that was conducted in Arkansas happened in Logan County? Arthur Tillman was convicted of murdering his girlfriend and sentenced to hang for his crime. The hanging took place at the gallows beside the Logan County Jail on July 14, 1914. Paris received statewide attention for the case.

DID YOU KNOW that during the postwar years, Paris acquired small industries that brought a lingerie factory, a charcoal plant, a shoe factory and a men’s clothing factory to the area? Cloyes Gear, a manufacturer of gears for various types of machinery, was established at that time and continues to operate in Paris.

DID YOU KNOW that the Old Engine 2522, built in October of 1898, is one of only two left in the world? The once stately engine now serves as a tourist attraction in the Paris City Park. Fueled by coal, Old Engine 2522 was one of the greatest examples of modern technology of the period.

HANGMAN’S WAGON This John Deere wagon was used to haul coffins to the gallows in Fort Smith when Judge Isaac Parker held a hanging. It was donated to the Coal Miner’s Museum by Chester Koprovic of Paris.

CLOYES GEAR The American Axle and Manufacturing plant opened in Paris as Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc. in the 1960s. The Paris Cloyes Gear plant presently employs 17 people.

OLD ENGINE 2522 Built in October of 1898, the once proud engine is one of only two of its type left in the world. She was completed in 1898 by Cooke Locomotive and Machine Company of New Jersey and was the finest example of modern technology of the period. The engine will once again reunite with its coal car at the coal miner’s museum. THE PARIS COMMUNITY GUIDE 2019 | 23


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Dr. John James (Jim) Smith and Dr. Arthur McDaniel (Mack) Smith upgraded the medical service in Paris in 1910 by establishing the first hospital in Paris and Logan County? Offering what was said to be the first medical insurance in the nation, the hospital closed in 1972 due to rising costs and government regulations.

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DID YOU KNOW that Paris was home to Katharine Susan Anthony activist and writer, James Bridges a 1970’s screenwriter and director who gained national recognition in the film industry for his award-winning work that included the Paper Chase, the China Syndrome and Urban Cowboy? It was also home to James Lee Witt, who was the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President Bill Clinton.

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the 1930s and 1940s Logan County suffered a loss in employment? Due to a surplus of cotton, the government donated the cotton to farm families to make mattresses. The government also provided the ticking material, needles and thread. The Public Works Program was created for mattress making demonstrations. The cotton mattresses were a luxury for farm families who were used to straw-filled mattresses.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS July 2019 Fireworks over Paris July 2: Free fireworks display hosted at Wood Street Park.

August 2019 North Logan County Fair

May 2019 Springtime in Paris May 11: Springtime in Paris Festival, featuring vendors, live entertainment, pooches on parade, the Miss Paris pageant, petting zoo, horse rides, bounce houses, kid zone and a chicken drop. Special guests will also be there throughout the day.

Farmer’s Market Opening Day TBA: South side of the Paris Courthouse square hosts vendors selling produce, baked goods and more.

June 2019

Mid-August: Carnival, fair-burgers and the award-winning animals are just a few things you will see at the North Logan County Fair.

September 2019 Ladies Night Out Sept 5: - Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the ladies. Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Paris for shopping, specials and other treats.

October 2019 Haunted History of Paris Saturday Nights in October: The Logan County Jail Museum hosts a historical tour at Oakwood Cemetery at 6 p.m. each Saturday night in October.

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Fall Festival Oct. 31: Merchants Trick or Treat Fall Festival is a safe way to celebrate Halloween with area merchants and churches. Features carnival games, bounce houses, train rides, trunk or treat and food - FREE EVENT!

November 2019 Christmas Open House with Farm & Craft Market Nov. 24: Merchants say thanks to customers by holding a Christmas preview of Holiday merchandise. Various retailers serve refreshments from 1-5 p.m. in the Paris downtown square and beyond. Santa will visit with children and give away a keepsake ornament to the first 50 children.

Christmas parade with court house lighting Nov. 30: Bring family and friends and gather around the square for the annual Christmas Parade and Trail of Lights beginning with the countdown to the lighting ceremony of downtown. Look for hot cocoa stands to keep you warm.

December 2019

June 1: Join us for the first Brews and Blues on 22 at the North Logan Country Fairgrounds in Paris. Breweries from around the state, live music and several food trucks will be on hand. Campsites are available. The event is hosted by Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co.

Santa on the Square

Ladies Night Out

Dec. 5: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the ladies. Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Paris for shopping, specials and other treats.

June 6: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the ladies. Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Paris for shopping, specials and other treats.

Everyday in December: Santa will be available to hear Christmas wishes from 3-7 p.m. daily in the Santa House on the Paris Courthouse Square. Bring your camera, your kids and your pets.

Ladies Night Out

Frontier Day Festival

June 8: Located on Hwy 309 South of Paris, is free for children ages 4-9 and is in conjunction with free fishing weekend in Arkansas. For more information contact US. Forest Service 479-963-3076

Oct. 5: Watch live reenactments throughout the day where the west comes to life in the Mt. Magazine Frontier Day Festival. Kids Zone activities include bounce arounds, a petting zoo and pony rides. There will be live entertainment and fun activities throughout the day. Vendors with crafts and food will be available.

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Ranch Rodeo

June 14-15: The Paris Rodeo arena features cowboys and cowgirls competing in highpaced horsemanship.

Oct. 5: The Paris Rodeo arena features cowboys and cowgirls competing in highpaced horsemanship.

Cove Lake Children’s Fishing Derby

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Carriage Rides Saturdays in December:- Free horsedrawn carriage rides brought to you by the Paris Area Merchants to enjoy the holiday lights and sounds around downtown Paris.

Dinner on the Square Dec. 14:The Paris Merchant’s Association hosts a romantic outdoor dining experience. The evening features a three-course meal, served outside at the courthouse square, surrounded by the twinkling holi-


CALENDAR OF EVENTS day lights. Dinner is followed by a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. Tickets are available at the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce. 479-963-2244.

Lights on the Lake Mid-December: Watch the twinkling lights reflect on the lake during the Lights on the Lake Floating Parade at Dublin Park.

February 2020 Casino Night TBA: St. Joseph’s Catholic School Fund-raiser features gambling action and a silent auction.

March 2020 Ladies Night Out TBA: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the ladies. Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Paris for shopping, specials and other treats.

April 2020 Keep Paris Beautiful TBA: Citywide volunteer clean-up hosted by the Paris School District.

Big to do on HWY 22 Mid-April: Area-wide yard sales on and off Hwy. 22 from Barling to Dardanelle. Paris is a host city from Wednesday through Saturday the week of the event.

Community Easter Egg Hunt Easter Weekend: Community Easter Egg hunt sponsored by Southside Baptist Church at Wood Street Park.

May 2020 Springtime in Paris Mid May: Springtime in Paris Festival, featuring vendors, live entertainment, pooches on parade, the Miss Paris pageant, petting zoo, horse rides, bounce houses, kid zone and a chicken drop. Special guests will also be there throughout the day.

Farmer’s Market Opening Day

TBA: South side of the Paris Courthouse square hosts vendors selling produce, baked goods and more.

June 2020 Brews and Blues on 22 TBA: Join us for the second Brews and Blues on 22 at the North Logan Country Fairgrounds in Paris. Breweries from around the state, live music and several food trucks will be on hand. Campsites are available. The event is hosted by Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co.

Ladies Night Out TBA: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the ladies. Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Paris for shopping, specials and other treats.

August 2020 North Logan County Fair Mid-August: Carnival, fair-burgers and the award-winning animals are just a few things you will see at the North Logan County Fair.

September 2020 Ladies Night Out TBA: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the ladies. Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Paris for shopping, specials and other treats.

October 2020 Haunted History of Paris Saturday Nights in October: The Logan County Jail Museum hosts a historical tour at Oakwood Cemetery at 6 p.m. each Saturday night in October.

Cove Lake Children’s Frontier Day Festival Fishing Derby June 13: Located on Hwy 309 South of Paris, is free for children ages 4-9 and is in conjunction with free fishing weekend in Arkansas. For more information contact US. Forest Service 479-963-3076

Paris Rodeo TBA: The Paris Rodeo arena features cowboys and cowgirls competing in highpaced horsemanship.

July 2020 Fireworks over Paris TBA: Free fireworks display hosted at Wood Street Park.

Oct. 3: Watch live reenactments throughout the day where the west comes to life in the Mt. Magazine Frontier Day Festival. Kids Zone activities include bounce arounds, a petting zoo and pony rides. There will be live entertainment and fun activities throughout the day. Vendors with crafts and food will be available.

Fall Festival Oct. 31: Merchants Trick or Treat Fall Festival is a safe way to celebrate Halloween with area merchants and churches. Features carnival games, bounce houses, train rides, trunk or treat and food - FREE EVENT!

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2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

November 2020 Christmas Open House with Farm & Craft Market Nov. 22: Merchants say thanks to customers by holding a Christmas preview of Holiday merchandise. Various retailers serve refreshments from 1-5 p.m. in the Paris downtown square and beyond. Santa will visit with children and give away a keepsake ornament to the first 50 children.

Christmas parade with court house lighting

802 E. Walnut Paris, AR 72855

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Nov. 28: Bring family and friends and gather around the square for the annual Christmas Parade and Trail of Lights beginning with the countdown to the lighting ceremony of downtown. Look for hot cocoa stands to keep you warm.

Doris Davis CPA

December 2020 Santa on the Square Everyday in December: Santa will be available to hear Christmas wishes from 3-7 p.m. daily in the Santa House on the north side of the Paris Courthouse Square. Bring your camera, your kids and your pets.

Carriage Rides Saturdays in December:- Free horsedrawn carriage rides brought to you by the Paris Area Merchants to enjoy the holiday lights and sounds around downtown Paris.

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1812 E. Walnut • Paris, AR 72855

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Mid Dec: The evening features a threecourse meal, served outside at the courthouse square, surrounded by the twinkling holiday lights. Dinner is followed by a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. Tickets are available at the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce. 479-963-2244

Lights on the Lake Mid-December: Watch the twinkling lights reflect on the lake during the Lights on the Lake Floating Parade at Dublin Park.


OUR COMMUNITY

BY THE NUMBERS

HIGH

QUALITY OF LIFE

PARIS

Cost of Living is 24% below the National Average.

LOW

MEDIAN HOME PRICE

POPULATION

3,482

COST OF LIVING

$80,500

Compare to Other Cities in Arkansas:

AVERAGE COMMUTE TIME

FORT SMITH Cost of Living is 20% below the National Average.

BENTONVILLE Cost of Living is 2% above the National Average.

CONWAY Cost of Living is 13% below the National Average.

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

22.8 MIN

$32,647

EDUCATION LEVELS

42%

MEDIAN AGE

18% 11%

78.3% 100%

60%

30%

2.3%

16.4% 30%

60%

100%

HIGH SCHOOL GRAD OR HIGHER

BACHELOR’S OR ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE

BACHELOR’S DEGREE OR HIGHER

GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE

SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE

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play where you live PARIS EMBODIES AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE WITH EASY ACCESS TO OUTDOOR RECREATION AND FAMILY FUN.

Whether you are a tween or a senior, there is plenty to do in Paris and Logan County with a variety of experiences from swimming and hiking to motorcycle and ATV trails.

COMMUNITY PARKS EIFFEL TOWER PARK Located at 12 N Express St. on the square in downtown Paris, the park was established in 2014 as a gift to the city. A 7-foot, two-tiered water feature was added to the 18-foot tower to create a 25-foot-tall Eiffel Tower. Spend the day having a picnic at the park or taking pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower.

WOOD STREET PARK Located at 1811 E Wood St., Wood Street Park offers a playground, pavilion, soccer fields, new basketball courts and public restrooms. Walking and bike trails are also available.

VETERANS PARK Veterans Park at 520 Patterson conveniently located close to Paris Elementary and Middle School with a fun park, pavilion, pool, walking trail and 4 baseball/ softball fields for locals and visitors to enjoy. Call 479-963-2450 for information. THE PARIS COMMUNITY GUIDE 2019 | 35


MOTORIZED AND CYCLING TRAILS

Named for a farmer, the Will Apple’s Road Trail was the first road to the crest of Mount Magazine.

WILL APPLE’S ROAD TRAIL This mountain bike and hiking trail starts just east of the Mt. Magazine State Park visitor’s 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.

HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN TRAIL The only multi-use trail in the state park. From the horse camp down to the highway, this old wagon road drops 200 feet. For a detailed map, pick up the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail brochure at the visitor center. Backpacking, day hikes, ATVs, horseback riding, and mountain biking can all be done on this trail that consists of large interconnecting loops. Difficulty: Moderate, Strenuous Distance: 37.3 miles, only .6 mile is within the state park boundaries Directions- From Paris take SR22 East about 10 miles, turn right (south) on Sorghum Hollow Road and continue for 4.7 miles. Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp is on the left (north).

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HIGHEST POINT MOTORCYCLE TRAIL (Note: this trail includes a combination of riding and hiking) Start a stunning motorcycle ride in downtown Paris where visitors will find the only Eiffel Tower in Arkansas. The ride will take you south on Elm Street until it meets Arkansas 309, also called the Mt. Magazine Scenic Byway. Follow 309 south to Mt. Magazine State Park then walk .8 miles from Cameron Bluff campground to the highest point in the state, Signal Hill. Enjoy lunch at the Skycrest Restaurant or a night of luxury at the lodge. More rustic sleeping arrangements, are available through campsites at Mt. Magazine State Park. Once back on 309 south, turn west on West Cedar Piney Road and again on Piney Road. Riders will once again be on 309, headed to Blue Mountain Lake. There travelers will find camping, swimming and picnic facilities. From HIGHEST POINT Blue Mountain Lake head back MOTORCYCLE TRAIL to Paris where festivities and fine Riders stop to take dining are always in abundance or in the views from the continue to Arkansas Hwy. 7 south to Hot Springs. Mount Magazine Scenic Byway.


SWIMMING AND BOATING COVE LAKE RECREATION AREA The Cove Lake Recreation Area wraps around the shores of a 160-acre mountain lake near the 2,753 foot tall Mount Magazine. Popular activities include swimming, fishing, hiking, water skiing, camping and scenic drives. A boat ramp is on site. Boats and other equipment is available for rent. Call 479-963-6421 for more information.

LAKE DARDANELLE IS WELL KNOWN FOR BREATHTAKING SUNSETS Vivid sunset views on Lake Dardanelle

SHOAL BAY RECREATION AREA Shoal Bay Recreation Area and Campground sits on the scenic Shoal Bay arm of Lake Dardanelle, offering an excellent setting for boating, swimming, fishing and wildlife viewing. Located in New Blaine, AR. Call 479-9387335 for more information.

Experience the energy and excitement cove lake has to offer

PARIS CITY POOL Paris City Pool at Veterans Park offers casual swimming, lessons and private parties. A walking trail offers a 1/4-mile loop and city park.

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TAKE A HIKE NO REALLY... GET. OUT.

MOUNT MAGAZINE STATE PARK OFFERS VARIOUS HIKING TRAILS INCLUDING A SHORT HIKE TO THE HIGHEST POINT IN ARKANSAS. The Lodge at Mount Magazine features 60 guest rooms, Skycrest Restaurant, a conference center, business center, heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center and a game room.

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BEAR HOLLOW TRAIL Bear Hollow Trail 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. Some of the best scenery on the mountain is found along this trail. It crosses several wetweather creeks which lead to beautiful waterfalls. The upper part of the hollow has never been logged and is some of the last remaining virgin hardwood forest in Arkansas. This trail offers hikers options of starting at the picnic area or near the visitor center to create a 7.5-mile loop connecting four other trails.

BENEFIELD LOOP TRAIL Benefield Loop Trails consists of two loops using the Benefield Picnic Area as a center point. History, wildflowers, additional Arkansas

plant life and scenic beauty are prominent features along these easily walked loops.

COVE LAKE TRAIL Cove Lake Trail starts in the Cameron Bluff Campground, this trail descends over 1,500 feet to Cove Lake. 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.

GREENFIELD TRAIL Greenfield 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. A .3-mile spur leads down an old wagon road to Turkey Springs.

MOSSBACK RIDGE TRAIL Mossback Ridge Trail is named for Albert Morsbach, a settler, farmer, and


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teacher and connects four other trails: Benefield West Loop, Greenfield, North Rim, and Signal Hill. Most of the walking is easy on top of the ridge. Watch for a variety of wildflowers and signs of black bears moving rocks and logs.

NORTH RIM TRAIL North Rim Trail follows the north rim of the mountain to Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive. It leads through hardwood forests, scrub oaks, and cedar glades across several tumbling creeks. Windswept bluffs overlook a rugged

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plete without having hiked to the highest peak in Arkansas. At the top is a 400 square feet stone map of Arkansas. A wide variety of plants make this a nice nature walk. This well-groomed trail is a gentle forest walk connecting Cameron Bluff Campground with the Mossback Ridge Trail and the Lodge at Mount Magazine.

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Paris Schools

EDUCATING YOUNG MINDS THE EDUCATION OF TODAY IS THE KEY TO DEVELOPING THE WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW

PARIS SCHOOLS Producing Workforce ready graduates

The 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 to encouraging students, from the smallest of learners to remain curious and become critical thinkers. The 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 our local businesses by providing workforce ready applicants for local jobs. This 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.

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Paris School District has been providing a quality comprehensive education from kindergarten through twelfth-grade students since 1909. Located approximately 40 miles East of Fort Smith, the district serves an enrollment of roughly 1100 students. 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 our students to become college ready, career ready and life ready.

ACADEMICS • Dedicated STEM classroom located at the elementary school ETE class and Career Development class located at the middle school • Advanced placement subjects and concurrent college classes offered at the high school • Established the Tyson FoodsLogan County Career Center on the high school campus, offering college credit in Allied Health and Automation Technology to students in Logan County. • Beating the Odds: High School Level ELA Growth Award, Northwest Region and Statewide Provides breakfast and lunch at no charge for every student • Wellness Center Clinic on site for

students and staff • Successful mentoring program in partnership with the community • Ropes Challenge Course located on the high school campus for students, staff and public • 1:1 technology district-wide, which allows every student their own individual technology device • SOS and Backpack Program • Active PTO

ATHLETICS • Football • Basketball • Baseball • Track and Field • Cheerleading • Dance Team • Swimming • Golf • Tennis • Softball • Volleyball 4-year AAA State Champions • Wrestling

COUNTY LINE SCHOOLS County Line is located on the Franklin/Logan County line and serves these two counties. Enrollment is approximately 225 students in a K-12th grade environment. County Line High School is an A rated school based on student growth, graduation rate and other factors. County Line’s Academic Opportunity Academy (AOA) offers students an alternative learning environment to eliminate barriers for those whose academic and social progress are in jeopardy due to personal, academic, and or social issues.


County Line Schools ACADEMICS • County Line Elementary received an “A” rating on its 2018 ACT Aspire State Accountability with a score of 81. • The school received $12,246.26 reward money for scoring in the top 6 – 10% on Performance • The school received $12,246.26 reward money for scoring in the top 6 – 10 % on Growth. • After-school program for students in K-6, in which students were provided a snack, planned activities and help with homework or tutoring. • Placed 1st in two STEM categories: Sumo Robotics and Mystery STEM Rocket Accuracy; 2nd in Straw Bridge: and 3rd in Mystery Stem Rocket Distance. • Continued leadership team comprised of sixth grade students who provide school service throughout the year. Membership on the team is based on grades and behavior. • Improve safety for the students by adding cameras school wide and a buzzer entrance system to both the main elementary building and its pre-k room.

ATHLETICS • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Golf • Softball • Track • Jr Boys basketball team was Conference Champions and District Runner-ups • Sr Boys basketball team was Conference, District and Regional Champions • Jr Girls Basketball Team was Conference and District Champions • Sr Girls Basketball Team was Conference Champions and District Runner-ups

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL St. Joseph School has been a part of the Paris community since 1879. Founded as a part of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the

goal of St. Joseph’s school has always been to provide a strong educational foundation with a focus towards service to others. For many years, Benedictine Sisters were teachers in our school. Our 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 (ANSAA) accredited • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) member

learning and whole person development. Our 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 • Quiz Bowl, Captains Club • National Honor Society • Student Council • Robotics Club • Liturgical Services • Campus Ministry

ACHIEVEMENTS

St. Joseph Catholic School • A preschool for two-year-old through PK-4 The PK-4 program provides teachers with Montessori based training • Arkansas DHS certified Preschool 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 Enrollment of roughly 100 students • Average teacher to student ratio is 1:11 Moderate tuition rates

• 2018 ACT Composite Average was 25.5 • Offered more than 3.5 million dollars in merit based aid • 100% of seniors who applied to college were accepted to one or more institutions of higher education • 88.6% selected a 4-year bachelor program, 5.7% selected a 2-year institution or vocational program, and 5.7% entered the workforce

ATHLETICS • Football • Basketball • Baseball • Soccer • Track • Cross Country • Golf • Tennis

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

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Resources you will need: whether you are new to the area, making a cross-town move or looking for quick info

APARTMENTS AND REAL ESTATE

UTILITIES

Paris Realty

100 N Express St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2450

Paris Municipal Light & Water 1805 W Walnut St., Paris, AR 479-963-8100 parisrealty.com

Elsken Real Estate 129 S 10th St., Paris, AR 479-963-1914 elskenrealestate.com

Black Hills Energy 101 E Commercial St., Ozark, AR 72949 1-888-890-5554, 479-963-2545 blackhillsenergy.com

East Logan County Water 1812 E Walnut, Paris, AR 72855 479-938-7408

Eagle Pride Realty

Ark Valley Elec. Co-op

803 E Walnut St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-3885 eaglepriderealty.weebly.com

1811 W Commercial St., Ozark, AR 72949 479-667-2176 avecc.com

Garden Walk of Paris 1216 E Sort Mtn. St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-8879

Mt View Apartments

Doris Davis, CPS-Rural Water 1812 E Walnut, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-6847 OG & E

300 Kalamazoo Rd., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-6988

515 Central Park Dr., OKC, OK 73105 1-800-272-9741 oge.com

Paris Housing Authority

Centurylink

109 N Logan Dr., Paris, AR 479-963-2130

US Rural Rental Housing 1125 S 3rd St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-6166

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Suddenlink 1-877-790-7475 • suddenlink.com

Pinnacle Telecom 479-494-0300 • pinacletelecom.com


HEALTH CARE & SERVICES

SCHOOLS

Logan County Courthouse

Paris School District

25 W Walnut St. #36 Paris, Ar. 72855 Main: 479-963-3792 Judge: 479-963-3601

Mercy Clinic

602 North 10th St., Paris, AR 72855 844-963-3243 • parisschools.org

GOVERNMENT

Paris City Hall

303 S 5th St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2132

Mercy Hospital-Paris

100 N Express St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2450

500 E Academy St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-6101

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce

Area Agency Aging

301 W Walnut St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2244 parisarkansas.com

State Revenue Office 25 S 10th St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-3111

Logan County Extension Service 25 W Walnut St # 15, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2360

Logan County Highway Department 53 Ridge Top Ln, Booneville, AR 72927 479-963-2656

USDA Forest Service 3001 E Walnut St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-3076

EMERGENCY

Scranton School District 103 8th St, Scranton, AR 72863 479- 938-7121 scrantonrockets.net

County Line School District

333 S 1st St., Paris, AR 72855 Home Health & Hospice 479-963-6868

12092 W State Hwy 22, Branch, AR 72928 479-635-2222 • indian.wsc.k12.ar.us

Arkansas Department of Health 150 S. Lowder., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-6126

405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, AR 72865 479-934-1034 • suiacoacademy.as

Child Abuse Hotline

St. Joseph’s Catholic School

1-800-482-5964

Subiaco Academy

25 S Spruce St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2131 • stjosephparis.org

Women Crisis Hotline 1-800-359-0056

Arkansas Family Eye Care 25 E Walnut St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2661

Paris Dental Clinic 15 W Main St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-3086 Paris Health and Rehabilitation Service 1414 S. Elm, Paris, AR 72855

PRESCHOOLS AND DAYCARES Daycares Paris Early Head Start 200 W Academy St., Paris, AR 72855 479-963-8238

Paris School District Daycare 602 N 10th St., Paris, AR 72855 1-844-963-3243

Logan County Sheriff’s Office

479-963-8411 • parishealthandrehab.com

508 W Grober St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-3271 or 911

St. Joseph’s Catholic School

Thomas M. Spivey DDS, PA

Logan County Rural Fire

20 E Short Mtn St., Paris, AR 72855 479- 963-2292

25 S Spruce St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2131

911

Paris Police Department 1810 E Walnut St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2600 or 911

Paris Fire Department 202 E Main St, Paris, AR 72855 911

Poison Control Hotline 1-800-376-4766

Solutions Chiropractic and Rehabilitation 29 N Express St., Paris, AR 72855 479- 963-1289

AFTER SCHOOL Boyd T. And Mollie Gattis Logan County Library 100 E Academy St, Paris, AR 72855 479-963-2371 arvrls.com\gattis_logan_county.html

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paris chamber membership directory ADVERTISING & MEDIA ADS & PRINTING Brown's Printing 479-667-1225 Channel 2 Innovative Links 479-963-1418 Channel 32 KO4RA-D 479-784-2076 Downey Publishing 479-452-9500 downeypublishing.com KDYN/KYLR 479-667-4567 kdyn.com

KERX 95.3 479-484-7285 hitthatline.com Paris Express 479-963-2901 paris-express.com

ARTS, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT & VENUES 1st National Bank Community Center 479-963-2121 East End Sports Pub 479-963-EAST

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Little Creek Recreation Club Inc. 479-635-5551 Mt. Magazine State Park 479-963-8502 arkansasstateparks.com The Barn at Meadowbrook 479-518-3262 Tables Matter 479-597-0669 www.tablesmatter.com Wildwood Chapel and Events 479-847-0020, 479-963-2100

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOPS, DEALERS & PARTS Big Red Corner Store & Car Wash 479-963-6436 Bob Rogers Chevrolet 479-963-3004 bobrogerschevrolet.net Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts 479-963-3036 btbautoparts.com Ed Williams Body Shop 479-963-3222

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paris chamber membership directory Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center 479-963-8473 www.quicklane.com Ray Kiefer’s Automotive 479-963-8555 Jarrard’s Auto Parts & Hardware 479-963-2179 napaonline.com Stan & Sandy’s Auto Body Works 479-963-2082 stan-sandys-auto-body-works. business.site Wilkerson Auto Sales 479-963-8007

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home

479-963-2004 brothertonbrothersfuneralhome.com

INSURANCE Blue Cross Blue Shield 479-648-1635 • bcbs.com Farm Bureau 479-963-2929 afbic.com/agent/keitheichenberger Heffington Insurance 479-963-1111 heffingtonins.com Logan County Insurance 479-963-6185 insuranceagentsquote.com/LoganCounty-Insurance/Paris/AR/5010.html

Paris Insurance Group 479-963-2222 progressive.com/agent/localagent/arkansas/paris/parisinsurance-group Shelter Insurance 479-963-3006 www.shelterinsurance.com/ CA/agent/JPANNEL

MOVING/STORAGE Amy’s Westside Mini Storage, Inc 479-438-0747

SPECIALTY SERVICES Black Hills Gas 479-963-2545 blackhillsenergy.com

FINANCE Ameriprise Financial Services 479-963-3100 ameripriseadvisors.com/ kenneth.p.siebenmorgen Edward Jones 479-963-1321 edwardjones.com River Valley Wealth Management 479-963-1820 fa.wellsfargoadvisors.com/ river-valley-wm

FUNERAL SERVICES Roller Funeral Home 479-963-6188 rollerfuneralhomes.com

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paris chamber membership directory County Line Sale Barn 479-635-2214 Logan County Building & Stone 479-938-2317 schwartzstone.com Master Made Tanks, Inc. 479-963-3752 River Valley Quarries 479-234-4981 rivervalleyquarries.com Sanitation Solutions, LLC 479-965-6127

Shoal Bay Animal Haven 501-963-8996 shoalbayhaven.weebly.com Tootsie Toes Photography 479-747-9846 tootsietoesphotography. shootproof.com

ABSTRACT & TITLE COMPANIES Cravens Abstract 479-963-2567 cravensabstractandtitle.com Western Arkansas Title Services 479-675-1395 westernarkansastitle.com

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & CONTRACTORS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Brent Krigbaum Siding & Window 479-206-2995 Elite Construction Services 479-847-5863 Carlisle Roofing & Construction 479-669-0307 M & M Construction Enterprises 479-518-8363

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Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce 479-783-6118 fortsmithchamber.org

Boys & Girls Club of Paris 479-963-3577 parisbgc.org Community Outreach Services 479-963-3300 Gattis Logan County Library 479-963-2371 arvrls.com/ gattis_logan_county.html


paris chamber membership directory Logan County Coal Miners Memorial 479-963-6463 Logan County ‘’Old Jail’’ Museum 479-963-3936

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce 479-963-2244 parisarkansas.com Paris Kiwanis 479-963-2222 kiwanis.org Paris Lions Club 479-963-2005 Paris Rotary Club 479-963-8007 rotarydistrict6110.org River Valley Literacy Council 479-667-2868 aalrc.org

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Arvest Bank 479-963-5010 arvest.com Bank OZK 479-963-1100 www.ozk.com Farm Credit Services 479-963-3991 myaglender.com First National Bank at Paris 479-963-2121 firstparis.net Subiaco Federal Credit Union 479-934-4201 subiacofcu.org

REAL-ESTATE Eagle Pride Realty 479-963-3885 eaglepriderealty.weebly.com Elsken Real Estate 479-963-1914 elskenrealestate.com Paris Realty 479-963-8100 parisarrealty.com

GOVERNMENT & EDUCATION LOCAL CITIES City of Paris 479-963-2450 paris-ar.us

The CALL in Logan and Scott Counties 479-206-2212 thecallinarkansas.org/ logan-scott

FINANCIAL & REAL-ESTATE ACCOUNTING & CERTIFIED TAX PROFESSIONALS Davis, Doris CPA 479-963-6847 Elite Tax Relief 479-763-1202 elitetaxrelief.com Lawrence Schluterman & Schwartz, LTD 479-963-6006 lssltd.com THE PARIS COMMUNITY GUIDE 2019 | 47


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MIKE FREDERICK'S BODY SHOP

City of Scranton 479-938-7718 Town of Subiaco 479-934-4000

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AGENCIES & SERVICES Paris Police Department 479-963-2600 paris-ar.us/our-team

24 Hour Wrecker Service www.mikefredericksbodyshop.com

U.S.D.A. Forest Service 479-963-3076 fs.usda.gov/osfnf

EDUCATION & CHILDCARE Arkansas Tech University-Ozark 479-667-1707 atu.edu/ozark Paris School District 844-963-3243 parisschools.org

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would like to thank our community for the business done with us for the past 29 years! We look forward to and strive daily to continually serve you with good, used automobiles!

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Charleston 1114 W. Main

Ozark 1005 N. 18th

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Paris Dental Clinic 479-963-3086 Tom Spivey, D.D.S., P.A. 479-963-2292 mercy.net/doctor/thomasm-spivey-dds


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VISION Arkansas Family Eye Care 479-963-2661

GENERAL HEALTH & PHARMACY Air Evac Life Team 479-963-6018 lifeteam.net

VACATION LODGING

Elmer’s Plumbing & Electric 479-963-6832

Hazels Cabins 479-518-8363 arkansas.com/ accommodations/hazels-cabins

AllCare Pharmacy 479-963-6400 allcarepharmacy.com

Anteski Law Firm 479-963-3055 anteskilawfirm.com

Area Agency on Aging 479-963-6868 agingwest.org

Barham Law 479-963-3996

Mercy Clinic - Paris 479-963-2132 mercy.net

LODGING & APARTMENTS

Mt Magazine State Park 479-963-8502 arkansasstateparks.com/parks/ mount-magazine-state-park Paris Inn & Suites 479-963-2400 parisinnar.com Snuffy’s Vacation & Cabin Rentals 479-438-2500

Nick W. Dollar, D.D.S.

Solutions Chiropractic & Rehab 479-259-1289

Paris Dental Clinic Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Implants Orthodontics

Walmart Pharmacy 479-963-2189 walmart.com/cp/ pharmacy/5431

ANIMAL CARE Paris Veterinary Hospital 479-963-2221

NURSING HOMES & REHABS CENTERS

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Subiaco Abbey Health Center 479-934-4500 Paris Health & Rehabilitation 479-963-6151 parishealthandrehab.com

Rosebriar Inn 479-963-1429

Adams Plumbing & Electric 479-963-3255

LEGAL

Mercy Hospital - Paris 479-963-6101 mercy.net

BED AND BREAKFAST

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paris chamber membership directory APARTMENTS GardenWalk of Paris 479-963-8879 belmontmanagementcoinc.rentlinx.com

The Creekside 479-308-8586

MANUFACTURING American Axle Manufacturing 479-963-2105 aam.com River Valley Ingredients 479-938-7501 tyson.com Stark Manufacturing, LLC 479-963-3046 starkmfg.com

SPECIALTY & PERSONAL SERVICES PEST CONTROL

SALON & BEAUTY Danielle’s Salon 479-963-2558 Infinity Salon & Spa 479-963-3040

Advanced Termite & Pest Control 479-965-7080 advancedtermiteandpestllc.com

INTERNET AND CABLE

Mosquito Joe of Arkansas 501-508-2528 arkansas.mosquitojoe.com

CenturyLink 479-968-0154 centurylink.com

Logan County Pest Control 479-518-0752 logancountypestcontrol. business.site

Pinnacle Telecom 479-242-0000 pinnacletelecom.com Sudden Link 888-822-5151 suddenlink.com

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS First Baptist Church 479-963-3260 parisfbc.com

GROWLER STATION • CRAFT & IMPORT BEER CIGARS & ACCESSORIES • LARGE SELECTION OF WINES SOUP, SALAD & SANDWICH BAR • FRESH DIPPED ICE CREAM

First Christian Church 479-963-2341 Paris Community Church 479-264-2663 Southside Baptist Church 479-963-6158 southsideparis.com St. Josephs Church 479-963-2131 stjosephparis.org

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Subiaco Abbey 479-934-1034 countrymonks.org


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Country Monk’s Brewery 479-934-1034 countrymonks.org

Logan County Glass & Mirror 479-963-4527 logancountyglass.com

FOOD & BEVERAGES

East End Sports Pub 479-963-3278 (EAST)

Sharum Shoe Service 479-963-6200

Nubbin Ridge Liquors 479-635-2337

TNT Gun Shop 479-847-0355

Prestonrose Farm & Brewing Co 707-845-6067 prestonrose.squarespace.com

Warrens Shoes 479-963-6164

DINING Cove Creek Supply 479-963-2702 Dari Delite 479-963-6011 El Parian Mexican Restaurant 479-963-3710 Grapevine Restaurant 479-963-2413 thegrapevinerestaurant.com McDonalds 479-963-1633 mcdonalds.com MJ’S Bar and Grill 479-635-4742 Smokin’ Taters BBQ 479-847-4572 Sonic Drive-In 479-963-3500 sonicdrivein.com

FARM FOODS & BEVERAGES Milk and Honey Hill Farm 479-215-7642

CANDY Paris Candy Shoppe 479-847-6438

SPIRITS Burford Distributing 479-783-8979 burfordfs.com

Vins Des Paris 479-963-2337 vins-des-paris.business.site

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL RETAIL STORES & GROCERY CV’S Family Foods 479-963-6194 www.cvsfamilyfoods.com Wal-Mart 479-963-2152 www.walmart.com

FURNITURE

HEALTHY-LIVING Joyful Heritage LLC 479-215-7642

ANTIQUE SHOPPING & BOUTIQUES Island Cowgirl Boutique 479-963-4444 islandcowgirlboutique.com JA Outfitters Inc. 479-963-3339 La Maison de LuLu 479-963-1525 Little Shoppes on the Square 479-438-3807 Ruby Rust 501-270-9063

Hardwicke Furniture and Appliance 479-963-2232 Wells Furniture 479-963-3233

SPECIALITY STORES Castle Graphics 479-963-2446

Compliments of

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