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“Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the whole world.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer

ALL the reports we’ve heard indicate the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce’s Texas Tea went smoothly Thursday night. That tells us Lisa Morgan and Ryan Polk are doing a great job “holding down the fort” while the chamber’s board of directors continues its search for a new president.

CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa and Ryan, on a successful event.

A GREGG County court said Kilgore ISD violated the law when it eliminated its homestead tax exemption. Out in the Panhandle, White Deer ISD eliminated its homestead exemption and this week got the same court ruling Kilgore taxpayers got a couple of months back. A ways south of there, a similar suit is pending in Moore County (Dumas ISD).

KILGORE ISD is appealing the decision here. We’ve not heard – yet – how White Deer will respond.

IF YOU came of age in the ‘50s, you were affected by the Cold War. My family discussed – but never bought – bomb shelters. For fire drills at school we marched outside; but for duck-and-cover drills we went to the hallway, sat against the wall and covered our heads with our hands and forearms.

NEW York City prepared by distributing 2.5 million military-style dog tags to schoolchildren to help officials both identify bodies and reunite separated families in the event of a nuclear attack, while schools in an Indiana county tattooed children’s blood types under their armpits — rather than on their arms, which could be blown off — to help speed transfusions in the event of injury.

SYCOPHANT is a fine and useful word. Mika Brzezinski and Sean Hannity are perfect examples.

IF you’ve been holding off on buying a portable generator, your opportunity is just ahead. The state, anticipating hurricane and tornado season, is offering a sales tax “holiday” on some emergency supplies, including generators priced under $3,000. That offer is good April 28-30.

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS include:

April 14 - Deanna Weaver, Kevin Ellis, Mrs. Sam Powe, Courtney DeShun Russell, Jack Ostrom, Amber Lawhorn, Tricia (Cricket) Kappen, Debbie Ruthven, Nequita Morgan, Robert Wingate, Terry Flenniken Jr., R.L. Carnahan, Eva Lacy, Wynona Nettles, Kate Norris, Leona Freeman, Jennifer Walton, Ray Rowe, Katy Allison

April 15 - Carol Waldman, Tiffanie Elmore, Tracy Robinson, Jane Ann Beverly, Gilly Breaux, Kenneth Welch, James Ferguson, Colin Johnson, Bobbie Jean Taylor, Pat Hawkins, Kena Shorter, Nancy Collins, Jan Edwards, Freddie Lollie, Nancy Waggoner, Brannon Lear Williams, Liz Couch, Lillie Mitchell

April 16 - Gary Wayne Petty, Shelia B. Smith, Brenda Geter, Knox Pruett Jr., Kenya Sanders, Charlotte Austin, Barbara Hassell, Denise Kinsey, Ken Randles, Mrs. Charles Earl Colvin, Terry Regan, Kystal Nail, Ashley Graham

April 17 - Stephen Torrence, Barbara Dickson, Claudette Lacy, George H. Halley, Mary Ann Harris, Patrick Murphey, Ellen Bittick, Doug Cline, Mary Manes, Mattie Clayborn, Sung Pak, Shari Darty, Kenya Dudley, Jesse Berden, Kasi Barnhart, Jaxon Woods

THIS WEEK'S ANNIVERSARIES include:

April 14 - Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hearne

April 15 - Wilton and Jerry Jones, Chun and Falecia Halton

April 17 - Liz and Gene Rushing, Wallace and Susan Berden

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