“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

— Napoleon Hill

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Kilgore College is hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics for the community, with the next one set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in the carpeted gym of Parks Fitness Center, 701 Laird St., on the Kilgore campus.

Both the Pfizer (two doses) and Johnson & Johnson (one dose) will be available.

Anyone 18 or older can choose to receive either vaccine. Persons 12 to 17 years old will only be offered the Pfizer vaccine, and they must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at the vaccine clinics.

Face coverings are required to be worn inside the vaccination clinic.

Appointments are recommended; however, walk-ins are welcome. Times can be scheduled by visiting www.NETHealthCOVID19.org using the specific portal, or by calling (903) 617-6404.

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October has finally arrived, and the season of fall festivals is here at last. The City of Kilgore’s Fall Festival is set for Oct. 23 at Kilgore City Park, and First Baptist Church has a Fall Fest set for Oct. 31. That same day, Kilgore’s annual “Shop Small, Win Big” event will begin.

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The pumpkins have arrived! The gorgeous gourds were unloaded at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Thursday, and they’re now lined up neatly for folks searching for the perfect fall decoration. Tuesday, Oct. 5 will be “Party in the Patch” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the patch, located at St. Luke’s Activity Lot at the corner of Knowles Street and North Street across from the city park. Hot dogs, nachos and cookies will be available, as well as backyard games. All proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch go to support local missions and projects.

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Registration is underway for a new course at Kilgore College, “Introduction to Industrial Maintenance,” beginning in January at KC-Longview.

The class will teach basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance.

Classes are set for 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 25 to April 28, 2022, at the KC-Longview Hendrix Building.

Cost of the course is $350 and includes all course materials.

Topics will include precision measuring instruments and general safety rules common in industry, including lock-out/tag-out.

For information on the Introduction to Industrial Maintenance classes, contact Julie Franklin at (903) 988-7452 or jfranklin@kilgore.edu.

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