“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”

– John F. Kennedy

THERE were actually three mechanical sharks in “Jaws,” all nicknamed Bruce.

YOU can see all of them beginning at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night during another free dive-in movie at Kilgore City Pool. Free swim starts at 7:30 p.m. Everyone’s welcome, but the City of Kilgore reminds parents to consider whether or not they want their kiddoes to see the collective Bruces (Bruci?) chowing down on unsuspecting swimmers in Steven Spielberg’s not-quite-R-rated flick.

EGREGIOUS, yes, that some of us haven’t seen “Lonesome Dove.” It’s a lapse we’ll be rectifying soon as East Texas Oil Museum hosts an exhibit featuring Larry McMurty’s work. The show opens Saturday and will be in Kilgore through Aug. 31. Don’t miss it.

WE get goosebumps each time Julie Beck and Carrie Jackson release their menu for the monthly BINGO fundraisers benefiting Kilgore Boys & Girl’s Club. This time, Thursday’s appetizers will be followed by sausage pie and assorted quiche with fresh fruit, sliced tomatoes, rice artichoke salad, chocolate meringue pie plus red, white and blue berry triffle.

DINNER starts at 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church July 18, $12 for adults and $7 for children 12-and-under. BINGO is $10 per card (or three for $20) and includes cash prizes. Take a friend, enjoy a homecooked meal and help support the local youth outreach.

SURPRISE, surprise, the United States Air Force does not find the joke (or is it?) about people storming Area 51 as humorous as the rest of us. Either way, we’ll be sitting that one out.

SEND us a postcard from whichever high security facility you end up in, on Earth or elsewhere.

BECAUSE we were curious and Google is convenient: egregious was first used in the mid-16th century and comes from the Latin egregious, literally ‘standing out from the flock.’ It used to mean “remarkably good” but became more ironic over time until today it’s “outstandingly bad, shocking.”



July 17: Terri (Tarnawa) Gilmore, Tom Kinkaid, Keith Watson, Martel Peace, Bob Schleier, Billy Edward Brandy, Dorothy Chelette, Janelle Furgueron, Elizabeth Andrews, Marcus Ryan Dickey, Teresa Caldwell, Steven Reeves, Gary Huffman, Jo Ann Burnett, Frances Poage, Roy Lunsford, Peggy Owens, Ola Mae Fields, Jody Furgueron, Kathy Armstrong, Jesse Deen, Brandi Davis, Amanda R. Mills, Peggy Squier Hembree

July 18: Syndi Madden, Morgan Deziral Jordan, Craig McAlister, Clay Little, Jason Ament, Linda Williams, Carrie Jo Reeves, Lou Emma Clayton, Bertha Woods, Tammy Kirkland, Bunny Jean Sanders, Mrs. Norma Pace, Whitney Shardia Adams, Betty Caskey, Myra Holland, Lisa Foster, Ruby Myers, Mary Hearn, Reginald Bell, Deanna Lacy, Juanita LeLora Jimenez, Connie Rosen, Travion Oliver, Sarah Pennington, Juanita Jimenez, Lynn Austin, Clay Godfrey Little

July 19: Charles Turner, Iris Barton, Betty Jo Burns, Bill Wylie, Scott Day, Cindy Jubela, Dana Lynn Toole, Audrey Hughes, Anthony Hablinski, Charlotte Sechrist, David S. Rhodes, Mandy Burns, Royce Stengele, Lilie M. Adams, Dan Ballenger, Kelli Speer, Steve York, Brian Forbes, Ethan Satterwhite, Christopher McDaniel, Hannah Furlow, Annette Harris


July 18: Mr. & Mrs. Wade Pipkin

July 19: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burkett, Doug and Pam Wintermute, Ron and Cindy Burten, Fred and Peggy Gough


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