Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 12/05/2013 - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
7-12-05 - An Army officer from Paris, Texas has been awarded one of the military's highest honors. 1st Lieutenant Joseph Whelchel is a medic in Iraq, where's he's helped 1,000 wounded soldiers.
Whelchel left Paris, Texas more than 15 years ago to pursue a football career at Louisiana Tech University, but he ended up on a different kind of field and in a war zone.
From February of 2004 up until just months ago, Lt. Whelchel spent nearly every day in the trenches near Samarra, Iraq. He is a physician’s assistant in the army, a medic who stabilizes soldiers wounded on the battlefield.
in his first six months alone, Whelchel saw 110 soldiers die in battle but is credited with helping save the lives and limbs of more than one thousand.
He was recently awarded the Bronze Star, one of the army's highest achievements for bravery.
Incidentally, Whelchel's twin brother Lloyd is an assistant district attorney in Lamar County.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.