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James Draper

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.”

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

DON’T miss Kilgore Main Street Program’s final free Fridays After 5 performance of the 2019 season as Sheila and the Caddo Kats perform under the Kilgore City Park amphitheater from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 6.


THEN, Saturday, the Kilgore chamber’s inaugural Stars & Scars Offroad event begins at 11 a.m. (gates open at 8 a.m.) and runs into the evening at Rabbit Creek Offroad (at 1216 Post Oak). Tickets are $10 per ATV, $10 per Jeep and $20 per person, spectators very welcome.

HISTORY buffs, assemble. East Texas Oil Museum is in need of more ‘people-persons’ to invest themselves in some part-time projects at the Kilgore College venue, not just in guiding tours but also in archiving, digitizing documents and preserving exhibits. Volunteers are needed on the four days each week the museum is open to the public, Wednesdays through Saturdays.

YOU can learn more about the opportunities at 1 p.m. Saturday at the museum. For more information, call ETOM Director Olivia Moore at 903-983-8295.


SOMEBODY’s gotta keep that elevator runnin’ to the center of the earth.

THIS year’s upcoming vote on the Rusk County School Equalization Tax has generated more discussion than prior years. For those interested, the trustees who volunteer their time on the board are scheduled to meet again at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the county courthouse, scheduled to consider the adoption of an effective tax rate of 0.026544 per $100 valuation.

THAT’S a shade more than $26.50 on a $100,000 home. The proceeds (about $1 million each year, countywide) are allocated to 13 Rusk County school districts based on the number of county-resident students they educate on average each day.

WE know there are some priceless reels around town, and there’s an easy way to preserve them – forever – later this month. The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (working with the North Texas Film Festival and the Veterans Institute for Film & Media) is bringing the ‘Texas Film Round-up’ to Plano.

FROM the invite we received, they’re inviting individuals, organizations and individuals to drop-off as many as 50 films or 10 videotapes and sign off on a digital copy being added to the archive. Notably, the materials need to be Texas-related, i.e. about the Lone Star State, filmed here or produced by a Texan.

LEARN more from the Texas Archive’s online portal via tinyurl.com/FilmRoundup.


September 4: David Jackson, Brooks Bobb, Jack Pirtle, Mrs. James Silvertooth, Mary Mapps, Christina Green, Helen Luis, Twins Ronald and Donald Davidson, Barbara Curtis, Janie Cox, Michael Matthews, Daniel Stovall, Dona Baker

September 5: Mannie Whittington, Kevin Dill, Lori Clark, Mrs. Robert Echols, Mrs. Estell Ratcliff, Ronald McFadden, Scott Hampton, Barbara Badair, Brenda Davidson, Gene Lowery, Darrell Taylor, Susie Hill, Gina Bass, Jeremy Norris, Felicia Ann Allen, David Hunter, Joel Sheppard, Rita Hudgins, Mathew Smith, Mikyah Guerrero

September 6: Samantha Volm, Tom Pritchard, Nick Dennis, Mrs. Doyle Thomas, Stephen Hale, Dale McElyea, Shandee Lynn, Henry Webb, David Maddox, Joe Sheppard, Charlotte Leach, Ada Brooks, David Fussell, William Brightwell


September 4: Mr. and Mrs. Willie James Roberson

September 5: Mr. and Mrs. C. Paul Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gazette

September 6: Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Phillips, Phillip and Maudelle Little



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