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The East Texas Daylily Society will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. Program: Ft Worth grower/breeder John Turrentine talks about polymerous daylilies – those with four or five petals and sepals per bloom. Visitors and new members welcome. Information: 903-670-3302


The Alzheimer's Support Group meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at Arabella of Kilgore, 2103 Chandler St.


McCary’s Chapel United Methodist Church food pantry is open every Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. for residents of Sabine school district. Proof of residency is required. McCary’s Chapel is at 5758 Old Hwy. 135 North in Liberty City. For morewInformation call (903) 984-5622.

East Texas PFLAG (Parents and Family and Friends and Allies United with the LGBTQ people to move equality forward) meets every second Tuesday of each month in Tyler, in the Genecov Room of the Chamber of Commerce, at 6:30 p.m. PFLAG phone number is 903-330-8901; email address is pflageasttexas@yahoo.com.


KILGORE SENIOR CITIZENS club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Lions Club Building at 307 Rusk St. All seniors 55 or older are eligible for membership.


THE PRIMETIMERS, a senior adult choir of First Baptist Church of Kilgore, invites any senior adult who wants to sing Christian songs and enjoy fellowship, to join them on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. in the choir room, located at the back of the church. Enter at covered walkway, go to second door on left. For more information, contact choir director David Berryhill at 903-984-3531.

The History Club of East Texas will feature president Ed Rast's presentation about his father, Albert Rast, during the group's next meeting Thursday, Jan. 12, at Jason's Deli in Longview. The elder Rast was a rigbuilder who moved from Switzerland to the United States and ultimately to Kilgore during the oilboom. The program is free and begins at 7 p.m. Dinner is optional and at each attendee's expense, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information about the club, contact Rast at 903-445-3502 or secretary/treasurer Sue Wilson at 903-753-5747 or sswilson1969@gmail.com.



LEVERETT'S CHAPEL SCHOOL 4-H meets every second Monday at 6 p.m. in the Ag Building. Contact Randy Tidwell at 903-834-3161.


Teresa Prien is the next featured presenter at BOOK TALK, set for noon on Jan. 17 at the McMillan Memorial Library in Overton. She will discuss the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program, sponsored by the Texas Library Association. This unique program encourages reading for pleasure! Although aimed at students in grades three to six, many of the books that win awards will please younger or older, even adult, readers. Mrs. Prien will talk about the selection process and display some of the books. She will read or summarize several of the popular choices. BOOK TALKis a monthly event sponsored by Friends of McMillan Memorial Library. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to the first program of 2017. For info, call 903.834.6318.


MCMILLAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY hosts Baby & Me Fun Time, preschool story time for infants thru pre-k and their parent or caregiver. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. For more info, call 903-834-6318.


ROTARY CLUB DISTRICT 5830 meets each Friday at noon in Overton Community Center. Stephen Dubose is the club president and can be reached on Facebook at overtonrotaryclubdistrict5830.


LONDON MUSEUM tells the story of the 1937 school explosion that killed many students and teachers, wiping out a generation. Located on Hwy. 42 across from West Rusk High School in New London, the museum is open 9-4 M-F and 10-3 on Saturday. Also, check out the daily lunch specials and old-fashioned fountain service at the museum cafe. Visit www.newlondonschool.org or call 903-895-4602.


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