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 - Lamar's Centennial L AMAR Count} 7 ', as a...
Lamar's Centennial L AMAR Count} 7 ', as a separate political subdivision subdivision of Texas,, will be one hundred years old next December 17—not quite one month in the future. Surely there should be some sort of recognition of this anniversary, for Lamar County has a record worth while as a part of the Texas Republic, the State, the Nation. It is true that the date is near the Christmas Christmas holidays and December is usually an unfavorable month for anything in the manner manner of an outdoor exhibition, and even though there are no places in Paris that will take care of a real crowd there are some that will accommodate perhaps those who would be interested enough in such a program, program, of recognition as might be planned. The County is named for one of the stars in the galaxy of men who created the Republic Republic of Texas. Mirabeau Lamar was not only.a soldier—he v,-as a statesman, a dreamer dreamer who was practical enough to lay the foundation foundation for some of his dreams to come true. Lamar County has done and is doing well her part in that universal education that Mirabeau Lamar declared was necessary to the full development of Texas. Lamsr Coun- Jr£ has done her part in everything that Texas Texas asked or needed to be done, and a review of the first hundred years of her existence should be given as a tribute to her pioneers, her later citizens and those of today who are canning on in the should. it way that real citizens The News is-Informed that the Business' Professional Women's Club will have a and program at their meeting on the evening of December 17. giving some recognition to this anniversary. What the club is planning could be done in various v/ays by other organizations, organizations, and by the County and City governments. governments. None of the programs need be elaborate elaborate nor expensive. It is the spirit rather than the actual performance itself that is important, Lamar County is entitled to a Centen-

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 20 Nov 1940, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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