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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

IT’S GOOD TO SEE that Kilgore is taking a stand to show that our community is united. This Saturday, at Kilgore City Park, from 6 to 9 p.m., come out and celebrate with food and fellowship with “Kilgore Strong: Unity In The Community.”

This event, planned by the city and local churches, is to bring us closer together and to demonstrate the cohesiveness and good fellowship in our city, even as we see daily reports of unrest and division nationwide. The event is open to all and safety precautions are encouraged, as there are still reports of rising COVID-19 infections in Texas.

A BIG CONGRATS to all those Bulldog seniors who will receive their diplomas from Kligore High Friday night. Graduation starts at 8:30 p.m. at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.

After more than a decade of hard work, these seniors will graduate in what may be the most unusual circumstances of our lifetimes, with heavy restrictions on social gatherings changing what it means to receive a diploma. Despite the odd conditions, we are deeply proud of the young scholars KHS has produced and wish them all the best as they journey out into the world.

THE KILGORE SPLASH PAD will host a pavilion dedication ceremony this Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Lazy Splash Ranch now includes covered pavilions where Splash Ranch visitors can beat the heat to snack in the shade or celebrate with friends and family.

City crews have been hard at work on the pavilion over recent weeks and it seems they will finish up just in time for the truly hot days to arrive. With a reopened city pool and the Splash Ranch, Kilgoreites will have several options to stay cool this summer and the young ones across the city will surely be excited to spend some time out of doors after being cooped up at home during the shutdown. Remember, stay safe and stay cool, Kilgore!

CROSSPOINTE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH is helping boost the local blood supply by hosting a drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Tuesday, June 23, at 1640 FM 1252 East in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information, or to schedule an appointment time, contact Kelly Tucker at (903) 984-5412.

While giving blood is still safe, Carter BloodCare continues to make social distancing and sanitization precautions top priority to keep donors healthy, while assuring blood is on the shelves for patients requiring transfusions.

WE’RE BEING TOLD that London Museum Cafe has re-opened. All Co-vid restrictions adhered to, however, and there will be no guided tours at present time.

THE OVERTON-NEW LONDONG CHAMBER of Commerce will have a drive-thru chicken spaghetti lunch next Thursday, June 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Overton Community Building. The meal consists of chicken spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, cake, and bottled water.

Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at the O-NL chamber office next Tuesday through Thursday from 9-4, from chamber members, or on-site the day of the event.

Since COVID-19 caused the cancellation of their annual banquet, their largest fundraiser, they elected to do this instead.

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