“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

— Thomas A. Edison

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The 30th Annual Kilgore Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic will take place at Meadowbrook Golf & Event Center Friday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Join Kilgore Public Library Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. for a discussion of September’s Book Club for Adults selection, The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skanandore.

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Kilgore’s very own Oktoberfest is scheduled to return Oct. 15, so prepare your stein-hoisting muscles for beer, brats, music and more.

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Mark your calendars, Kilgore! Saturday, Sept. 17 marks the return of the Special Abilities Family Fun Event after a two-year absence.

COVID kept SAFFE Day on the sidelines but now the much-loved event returns better than ever. Visit www.facebook.com/SAFFEDay for more information.

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There will be a Book Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at McMillan Memorial Library in Overton featuring local author Nancy Hudgins.

She will be reviewing her fourth book, Chasing Dreams. Nancy writes under the pen name Dana Wayne and is a sixth generation Texan residing in the Piney Woods.

The talk begins at noon. A light lunch will be available. Registration not required but is appreciated. Call 903-834-6318 for more information.

McMillan Memorial Library is located at 401 S Commerce St. in Overton. Book Talk is sponsored by Friends of McMillan Memorial Library.

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