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“The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.”

— Carl Sagan

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“A Very Derrick Christmas” is this Saturday, Nov. 13, from 3 to 8 p.m. in downtown Kilgore. The event will feature live music, entertainment, shopping and visits with Santa. The derrick lighting ceremony takes place at 7 p.m.

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A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Harris Street Veterans Monument at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The speaker will be Julie Brogoitti Woods, and the Rangerettes will be singing the national anthem. Bring lawn chairs and make sure to bundle up since it might be chilly that morning.

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The Kilgore Public Library will host a Christmas Open House Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. There will be live music from Harvest Moon Countrygrass, ornament making and light refreshments.

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Kilgore College will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, Nov. 22 in the carpeted gym of Parks Fitness Center, 701 Laird St., on the Kilgore campus.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. Pfizer booster shots will also be available. The second dose will be available at least 21 days after the first dose. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Face coverings are required to be worn inside the vaccination clinic.

No appointment is needed as walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call (903) 617-6404.

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