“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”

— John Irving

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Kilgore College will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.

The clinic will be held in the carpeted gym of Parks Fitness Center, 701 Laird St., on the Kilgore campus.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Northeast Texas Public Health District to provide services designed to foster the health and safety of the college and our community,” said Dr. Brenda Kays, KC president.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. Insurance will be accepted but is not required.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

No appointment is needed as walk-ins are welcome.

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The Kilgore College Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax rate for 2022. The public hearing is set for 5:45 — 6:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the R. E. “Sonny” Spradlin Executive Board Room.

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Kilgore will host Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 15, downtown from 1 to 9 p.m. The festivities will include games, vendors, live music, German cuisine, domestic and imported beers and the ceremonial tapping of the keg. Pull on your finest lederhosen and come downtown to hoist a stein. Prosit!

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The Kilgore ISD Education Foundation is hosting the 2nd Annual Running With The Dogs 5K and Fun Run at Creekside Trail Saturday, Oct. 29. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Join the Kilgore Public Library for a special story time experience Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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