“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”

— Thomas Merton

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The Kilgore Soccer Association is hosting registration events for spring sign-ups. All registration events will be held at the soccer fields at 1911 Texas 135 in Kilgore from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. Late registration will be held Feb. 5. The registration fee is $90 for new players and $75 for returning players.

All players must submit a copy of their birth record, passport or shot record for this season. North Texas Soccer is requiring them to be uploaded to each player profile. Each child must have been 3 years of age by Dec. 31, 2021 to play for this season.

If you are interested in coaching a team, please contact Jessica at (903) 331-4425. If you are interested in making some extra money as a referee, contact Clayton at (903) 720-3854.

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The Kilgore Police Department has released a public service announcement regarding the Kilgore trail system: “We are blessed in Kilgore to have our new trail system, and it continues to grow. Due to Covid, it gets a huge amount of traffic throughout the day. The mountain bike trail is being discovered and has a lot of activity too. As a reminder, when you park at the trailhead, be sure to hide or take valuables and lock you car as you exit. We don’t want thieves to find easy targets and break into our cars.”

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Kilgore Men and Women of Alliance have two event coming soon this month.

The first is their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. It will be held at the Texan Theater Jan. 17 beginning at 10 a.m. KMWA will be honoring members of our community for their hard work and dedication to helping make Kilgore a better place.

KMWA will have their first Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. This event will help provide annual scholarships to KHS seniors.

Tickets are available now. For more information, call (903) 576-5313, email kilgoremenwomenalliance@gmail.com or visit the KMWA Facebook page.

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Real estate classes begin Jan. 24 at Kilgore College. Classes are offered in Longview, Henderson and Kilgore. Call (903) 236-2021 to register.

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