Mitch Lucas

Mitch Lucas mug for Kilgoround

“Do things with style, or don’t bother doing them.”

- Me, as 17-year-old Mitch, back in my senior-year yearbook for 1988. Since then, by the way, I’ve decided that humility, accuracy, politeness and intelligence should probably be considered, as well.

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GRADUATION ACTIVITIES are everywhere in the coming weeks, scattered a bit thanks to all the coronavirus mess.

Kilgore High School’s graduation will be Friday, June 19; Sabine’s official graduation will be Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium in Kilgore (although they do have a virtual graduation at 4 p.m. today online… see below).

West Rusk’s graduation will be next Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m. at Bruce Bradshaw Stadium on campus.

Overton High School seniors graduate on campus at Coach Chester Roy Stadium next Friday, May 29, at 7:30. There are guidelines: Each senior will receive five tickets, and seating for each family will be determined by lottery. The graduation ceremony will be streamed live online; pictures will be taken and those also will be online.

There are other conditions as well; students and parents with questions are encouraged to call Overton ISD.

Sabine High School’s virtual graduation is today at 4 p.m., from LeTourneau University in Longview. You may watch it online at

Leverett's Chapel's graduation will be Friday night, June 12, at 8 p.m. at the LC stadium. LC will follow recommendations set by TEA, as far as social distancing guidelines.

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SOME OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS of note, courtesy of KHS…

Carter Clark recently received the Steven Murphy Reeves Memorial Scholarship of $1,000.

Kaden Clark, Mallory Cook, Alicia Jones and Kaden Thrower were all announced as receiving scholarships from the Kilgore Rotary Club in the amount of $1,000 each.

Karson Offerding received the Samantha Watkins Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000.

Spencer Thompson received the Russell Bickley Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Lauren Couch ($1,750), Mackenzie Harrison ($750), Carlie Massey ($750), Jayce McFarland ($750), Karson Offerding ($750), Spencer Thompson ($750), and Josh Young ($750) all received scholarships from Rusk County Electric.

Yearbooks for the 2019-20 school year at KHS will be on sale for $55 each, beginning July 8. It will include coverage of the June 19 graduation.

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FROM the Rock Springs Cemetery Association Board…

In today’s health crisis, Rock Springs Cemetery Association Board has made the difficult decision to not host our usual day of shared meal, fellowship and special attention to the final resting place of our loved ones. Some families may choose to gather, as usual, but there will be no formal meeting, no shared meals, no provided beverage, etc.

However, this is also the only time of the year that we solicit love offerings/donations that support the ongoing upkeep of our cemetery. We urge you to mail your tax-deductible donations to:

Association Treasurer Tammy Trotter, 2896 CR 192E, Kilgore, TX,75662

Association president Charlie Walker and secretary Vickie Raymond both have PayPal accounts, if you prefer that method of payment. Contact information for either, and a summary of the annual financial report, can be found on the association ‘s Facebook page, Rock Spring Cemetery.



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