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Laird Memorial Hospital, seen from U.S. 259 in Kilgore, is now slated to be rebuilt and renovated as a new, modern medical structure after many years where much of the property was not in use.

Contents of the Roy H. Laird Memorial Hospital — all the moveable stuff left after a public auction in late December — will be available at a “garage sale” Friday and Saturday.

Patti White, project manager for the City of Kilgore, is moving all the for-sale items into a ground floor hallway for easy public access. Items will be priced in even-dollar denominations, and all transactions will be in paper currency… no checks, no credit cards, no coins.

The sale will run from noon until 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until noon Saturday. All entry and exits will be through the old emergency room entrance on the west side of the building.

“No early birds,” White said. “Folks who show up at 11 on Friday will have to sit in their car and wait until noon, the doors simply will not be unlocked. Same thing on Saturday; nobody will be allowed in until 8 a.m.”

With the exception of the emergency room and the hallway where merchandise will be available, the hospital will be closed to the public.

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