“A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.”

BECAUSE someone asked: No. No, they are not dropping real eggs out of the helicopter over Driller Park this morning.

THEY will, however, be depositing thousands and thousands of plastic eggs on the outfield for local kiddoes to pick up. Save one for us. (Whoppers, preferably.)


IF you catch this in time, the ‘Resurrection Celebration Festival’ kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with egg hunts for younger kids beginning at 9:30 a.m. The two helicopter egg drops (for particular age groups) are at 11:55 and 12:25.

YOU’LL finish with time to spare before the 1:30 p.m. Avalon Faire King’s Feast on FM 1252.

VOTE easily, vote early: polls open Monday at Kilgore City Hall. You can cast your early vote April 22-26, 29-30. Find the times on page 3.

BE careful searching for eggs this weekend. If you discover one that’s about a foot-and-a-half tall, covered in slime and opening ominously as you approach, you might wanna run – pretty sure that’s a xenomorph.

WE feel for the Walmart employees (and other residents) who were left without power Thursday following the fury of the morning’s storm. There were some very empty shelves there later in the day as all the cold escaped.

TOLKIEN fans will recognize Bilbo’s rhyme for Gollum at the beginning of this column. If you haven’t read “The Hobbit,” please do, but the answer is… an egg.

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’”

– Luke 24:5-7

Facts matter.


April 20: Danny Henry, Darren Mallett, Keri Monroe, Debbie K. Evans, Regina Traxler, Ken Norris, Jennings James, Jeff Harborth, Arnold Rossum, Kim White, Colette Renee Hicks, Ruby Williams, Richard Rossow, Polly Pate, Joan Watson, Linda Joyce Stafford, Tommy Phillips, Adam Clark, Linda Anthony, Stella Roper, Jess Todd, Brian Allen Gacanich, Tommy Headricks, Nathan Roberts, Robert Lee Mumphrey, Janeece Mumphrey, Marlon Loyd

April 21: Elizabeth Chappell, Darrell Edwards, Karen Justin, Jonathan Michel, Roger Thompson Jr., June Terrell, Carrie Rozell, Pat Haynes, Jo Allbright, Alton Craig, L.G. Denmon, Bobbie Scott, Tita Harris, Frankie Johnson, Lanie Samford

April 22: Joey Pippin, Esther Neel, Margaret Washington, Still Collum, Marnie Foster Kellie Moore, Paul Peterson, Agnes Thurmond, Nancy Lee Springer, H.D. Lee, Amanda Averett, Lester Hedges, G.W. Boyd, Ashley Fouse, Cole Manos, Margie Moore, Lollie Mager, Caleb White, Sarah Ann Williams, W.T. (Red) Kettleurell, Phyllis Schleier, Phillip Williams, Kayla Rosen, Daniel Martin, Debbie Ann Rowe

April 23: Tammy Sherrod, Amanda Duran, Josh Wood, Larry Smith, Ruben Martin, Rene Bryant, Lisa Ann Odom, Gregory Hawkins, Dana Millwood, Logan Greenberg


April 21: Debbie Ann and James Rowe, Ronnie and Elizabeth Chappell, Kelly and James Owens.

April 22: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bryant, Joe Cross and Angie Robinson Cross

April 23: Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Caldwell


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