“Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us. We have duties to others and duties to ourselves; and we can shirk neither. We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into relations with the other nations of the earth, and we must behave as beseems a people with such responsibilities.”

- Theodore Roosevelt (in his inaugural address from March 4, 1905)

THE clock is ticking: you have until 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, to make $25 transactions at Main Street District stores participating in this year’s ‘Shop Small, Win Big’ push. You’ll get a Golden Ticket for each receipt of $25 or more, and you can turn those in to one of three prize barrels to be randomly-drawn Monday, Dec. 2. There are multiple prize packages up for grabs, including one valued at $1,200. Find the list of stores, prize barrel locations and more details at KilgoreMainStreet.com.

REEL East Texas Film Festival’s veteran filmmaker-guests were eager to get back on a tour bus with Mayor Ronnie Spradlin, former KNH Co-Publisher Bill Woodall and Tourism Manager Ryan Polk Saturday. Apparently, the filmmakers tell us, you haven’t really lived until you’ve heard the mayor’s hat story.

MEA culpa: It’s more information than you’re looking for, but we tried to make sure all our recent club submissions were downloaded and organized for publication this issue and next, but we still managed to delete a set. If you submitted photos and don’t see them today, shoot us an email to jdraper @kilgorenewsherald.com.

WITH tree-trimming fast-approaching, we’re going to say it was cleverness, not laziness, that prompted us to leave all the decorations on our totable Christmas tree last winter. A quick lift, a little sprucing and we’ll be sipping the season’s first egg nog while the rest of you folks are still unboxing your ornaments.

BIRTHDAYS

November 23: Dale McBride, Trent Ricardson, Cory Swinderman, Collin, Patrick Rice, Vana Callahan, Patrick Williams, Joseph Marzana, Mrs. James Duncan, Donald Wallace, Scott Vowell, Jenny Waldron, Jody Bittick, Earl Loyd, Jerry Grafton, Lillian Custer, Azzile, Jones, Stefanie Jones, Juanita Dorsey, Lisa Turner, Tony Marote, Jameshia Giddings, Sean Michael Burns, Kinley Gunn

November 24: Taylor McElyea, Mark Rossum, Annette Hunter, Kathryn Lawrence, Michael Adams, Charles Myrick, Sue Courmier, Jerome Collins, Kitty Tennison, Ronald McIntosh, Donald McIntosh, Brandi Barnhart, Wayne Dupree, Charetta Vickery, Susie Snow, Nadia Jinks

November 25: Ronald Edmonds, Suzanne Burrows, Raye Dale Rhodes, Nell Martin, Claudette Clemens, J.G. Tuttle, Tony Read, Jimmy Dunaway, Rebecca Huggins, Roland Fernandez, Brandy Nicole Henson, Orin W. (Bill) Dooley, Jennifer Powell, Randy Lowery, Jim Riley, Freddie Dorman, Bobby Collins, Jake Hester, Pamela Thurmon, Shannon Butts, Glen Riddle, Kala Bass Davis, Sharon Frankenhoff, Weyman Compton, Trent Gordon, Bragan Davis

November 26: Tom Mobley, Shella McCarty, Elaine Epps, Chantel Alford Hughes, Robert Peek, Shonia Sheffield, Elaine Sullivan, Fred Crowley, Jason S. Parker, Robert Russell, G.L. Cobb, Ronnie Ausborne, Mrs. Jack Marlin, Frank Smith, Stephanie Segura, Arnetia Johnson, Justin Phillips, Nora Schleier, Ashley Allen, Maci LeAnn Mrozinski

ANNIVERSARIES

November 23: Robert and Carolyn Milton, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pirtle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson

November 24: Jimmy and Pat Adams

November 25: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oglesby

November 26: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dickey, Tom and Fannie Gurley, Mr. and Mrs. James D. Fry, John and Doris Davenport

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