“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin

IT’S truly a whirlwind week when the oilfield’s finest chefs come to town, descending on the Main Street district Tuesday and Wednesday, reuniting with old friends and colleagues Wednesday night and putting their best fare forward Thursday for the East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cook-off.

KUDOS (and thanks) to the dedicated volunteers who make Kilgore’s largest event happen, year-after-year. After filling up Thursday (just enough, thank you, no antacids necessary) we’re already looking forward to No. 28.

IF Toy Story 4 is still on your must-see list (we missed Pixar’s most recent outing when it was in theaters) you and the kiddoes can catch it tonight courtesy of Friends of the Library as they celebrate Kilgore Public Library’s 80th anniversary. “Free goodies and library swag” await at 7:30 p.m. inside a really spectacular piece of architecture of 301 N. Henderson Blvd.

WE know some local pups who are itching (no fleas involved) to get back out to the dog park, and they won’t have to wait long as City of Kilgore workers get to work soon uprooting the current setup and planting it a little further east on Houston Street. Look for a re-Grand Opening sometime in the spring.

FACTS matter.

BIRTHDAYS

October 26: Chasity Henderson, Gilbert Harvey, Ashley Beane, Paul Ainsworth, Shannon Rounsavall, Beth Ann Fair, Debbie Layman, Michele Sartor, Charles McName, Shelby Jones Shaw, Randy Renshaw, Dr. Rene Holt, Amanda Barnard, Mrs. John C. Holt, Cody Alexander, Lossie Ingram, Charles Edney, Gene Terry, Tracie Biggs, Ronna Kay Cole, Jessica Woodall, Theresa Nix, Lilmah Dent Wyatt

October 27: Virginia Wallace, Wayne Audas, Casey Cook, Steve Maxwell, Sandy Anderson, Jay Hughes, Steve Reid, Laurice Washington, Janie Shaw, Billy Slagle, Logan Craig Cantrell, Jack Pyle, Seth Knighton, Keith Reeves

October 28: Dale, David and Don Hedrick, Ken Johns, Jeff Sechrist, Mrs. Ruben Martin III, Ben Patterson Jr., Ruth Howell, Christy Berry, Mrs. V.F. Chastain, Charles E. Anderson, Rodney Sanford, Clifton Dunn, Joshua Alan DeBoi, Debbie Hughes Henry, John Presley Jr., Teresa Boyd, Lori Curlee, Monty Lawrence, Johnny Clements, Rev. T.E. Wady, Luann Morton

October 29: Shawn Glidden, Steve White, Solana Washburn, Kacy Moore, Mrs. Wesley Dykes, Kelly Cross Moore, Sherry Jackson, Donna Richers, Amanda Gilliard, Carlos N. Whitaker, Jimmy Webster, Shelly Brantley, Derek Smith, Tressa Hobson, Jadie Roberts, Richard Price, Hazel Hays, Chase Muse, Steve Wilson, Alahna Davis, Jane Ann Ballew, Jai’ Clewis, John Woods, Cade Pippen

ANNIVERSARIES

October 26: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ray Guin, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Terry

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