“United wishes and good will cannot overcome brute facts. The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

– Winston Churchill,

from his war memoirs

WE very much appreciate the mastery of the performers in the annual East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. Not that we really understand it – that’s best left to the organ aficionados who descend on Kilgore from across the country (and around the world). They’ll be here Sunday when the ninth annual event kicks-off at 8 p.m.

BY far, the most accessible and entertaining part of the music series, for the most of us, is Wednesday night’s 8 p.m. silent movie. This year’s performance – Christian Elliott will be providing the movie’s organ soundtrack live – features “For Heaven’s Sake,” starring Harold Lloyd.

HONESTLY, at 36 it really shouldn’t take us five minutes to perform the mental calisthenics necessary to translate 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to Central.

IF you’re curious, it’s 6 p.m. If you’d already figured it out, congratulations.

GO ahead and mark your calendars now: November’s fundraiser BINGO game (and dinner) at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is set for 6 p.m. CST (that’s 7 p.m. Eastern Time) Thursday, Nov. 21. We’ll update you soon on this month’s menu.

DINNER will cost you just $12 for a homecooked meal by sisters Julie Beck and Carrie Jackson and their team of volunteers. It’ll be $7 for your kids 12-and-younger. BINGO cards are $10 each or three for $20.

WHICH begs a question: Was Bingo the farmer or the dog?

HAPPY (belated) birthday from Tom Estelle. A graduate of Kilgore High School and Kilgore College, the Dallas resident and veteran wants his hometown friends to know he’s still alive and kickin’ at his 89th birthday (Tuesday).

TEXAS Broadcast Museum had a full house Saturday as the friends, fans and fellows of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame filled the local venue’s sprawling ‘studio’ space for this year’s induction ceremony. You can find a list of this year’s honorees at the (very efficient) web address, trhof.net.

“Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.”

 – from “V for Vendetta”

by Alan Moore

BIRTHDAYS

November 6: Lane Jordan, Nannette Lewis, Steven Leach, Christine Tanner, Mabel Richardson, Josephine Davis, Natasha Griffith, Gary Pepper, Janet Green, Cindy Cline, John Tanner, Jan Wylie, Ricky Lawler, Max Grimes, Dorothy Brooks, Judy Brooks Carpenter, Patsy Jones, Jayce McFarland, Corey Stewart, Mamie Jones Debose.

November 7: Paige Dawn Underwood, Haley Katherine Hinton, Bobby Mizell, Alan Light, Norma Loey, Beth Biersdorfer, Sherenna Rossum, Charla Starkey, Mrs. Travis Crews, Jonathan Lee Riley, Pat Canterbury, James Sanders, Chip Sullivan, Jerry Jones, Katie Wylie, Christa Starkey, Virgel Conner, Trynity Henderson, Charles Lower, Dillan Hale

November 8: November 8: Wanda Conway, Mrs. R. D. Todd, C.W. Dusty Rhodes, Kaci Wiggins, Tara Pickens, Steven Leach, Lerla Lee, David Hampton, Ashley Gayle Smith, Eric Smalley, Aladdin Shafer, Patti Schlair, Robbie Duncan, Deric Nowlin, Jennifer Pullen, James Rel Sharp, Donald Headrick, Mikah Sadler

ANNIVERSARIES

November 6: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Pegues

November 7: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Pickard, Alejandro and Lori Rosas

November 8: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pritchard, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hernandez

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