“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

Alphonse Karr

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As the weather begins to cool, it’s becoming easier to take a lovely stroll along Kilgore’s Creekside Trail or take a ride down the Bighead Creek Mountain Bike Trail, but the City of Kilgore reminds you to keep a watchful eye out for snakes along these trails. If you’re walking with your children, teach them about snakes and teach them to look where they step. Keep kids and pets close enough to you that you can keep an eye on their surroundings. Let’s keep ourselves and loved ones safe as we enjoy the beauty of nature in our fair city.

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The Risk Management Institute at Kilgore College will provide several free safety classes in October that will help train and educate local employers, employees and the general public about proper workplace safety practices.

Classes will be held in Kilgore in the Student Support Building (Room 208) on the Kilgore campus.

Registration forms and course descriptions are available on the RMI website: www.kilgore.edu/rmi.

To register, call Julie Franklin at (903) 988-7452 or email jfranklin@kilgore.edu.

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Kilgore Artwalk will be held downtown, on East Main and Kilgore Street Saturday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. View art demonstrations, see a variety of local artwork and support local artists and artisans!

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Prepare your steins for Oktoberfest in downtown Kilgore! Set for Saturday, Oct. 16, this family-friendly event offers authentic German experience in East Texas with German food, music, drinks and family-friendly activities. Come dressed for the occasion in a dirndl or lederhosen and enter the Best Dressed competition!

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