“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

– Patrick Rothfuss

WE spoke too soon: the latest issue of ETcetera Magazine is in today’s issue. We were just that darn excited for you all to see it Saturday. Find your copy inside this paper and spread throughout various local businesses. Some of you will even get a copy in the mail – be sure to enjoy it and pass it along.

MEANWHILE, we’re at work on the next issue. If you have any story leads, we’re always happy to hear them.

MEMBERS of the Kilgore Acro Flyers are heading for New Orleans today and their 2019 Regional Championships. Best wishes to them and their quest for acro-gold. We hope for good news next week.

YOU’VE seen us quote both Neil Gaiman and the late Sir Terry Pratchett on multiple occasions here. Their co-masterwork, “Good Omens,” arrives on TVs in streaming form Friday, so here’s one of our favorite lines from the original book:

“It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.”

ALL of it would have overwhelmed our readers and split the spotlight a bit too much, so we’ve saved some of our coverage of local graduates for Saturday’s edition. With Kilgore and Sabine in today’s paper, you’ll find Overton and Leverett’s Chapel commencement copy in the June 1 edition.

NOTABLY, West Rusk seniors graduate Friday night. Our ever-faithful stringer, Joe M. Jones, will be there taking careful notes in one of his signature pocket spiral notepads.

THAT’s a quote we can vouch for personally.

THANK you, B.J. Clark, for passing on a solid piece of journalism about all the many, many (MANY) quotes wrongly attributed to historical figures. We’ve joked about it before, but it’s all too true. We try to be vigilant, but if you catch a misattributed quote, don’t hesitate to let us know.

SOME of you acted quickly to send in your VBS information, some are waiting. Don’t take too long: email your church’s event details to jdraper@kilgorenewsherald.com as soon as you’re able.

CAT owners won’t be surprised to learn our KNH mascot, Herald, has a penchant for marching across keyboards. So, if anyone finds a typo, blame the kitty.

welcometokilgore.com

BIRTHDAYS

May 29: Sue Fuller, Pam Earley, Tiffany Joiner, J.W. McCubbin, Kari Campbell, Felicia Ward, Alan Reese, Clay Cleary, Jody Slaughter, Dorothy Mitchell, Jerry Oglesby, Bert Dickerson

May 30: Terri Reddic, Charles M. Clark, Tara Cox, L.L. Matthews, Tommy Pritchard, Brent Hodges, Caudy Williams, Eric Boone, A.P. Merritt Jr., Terry Applegate, Kenny Visage, Ruth Robinson, LeeAnn Walker, Robert Dees, Scott Winters, Chad Atchley, Terri Lynn Reddic, Ronny Poage

May 31: Jack Baggett, Lanny Dorsey, Barry Gabriel, Tom Hopkins, Jery Cubine, Joellen Taylor, Nadine Johnson, Regina Gray, Clayton Solomon, Rodney Beaty, Halcie Bickley, Jan Brown, Dimitri Taylor, Kelly Reagan, Roland Ledet, Hyral Smith, Ja’Vorie Lollie, Derrick Dudley, Briana Wheat, Ja’Vorie Hamilton

ANNIVERSARIES

May 30: Margaret and Joe Roberts, Chuck and Janice Roberts, Don and Carolyn Beebe, Ronnie and Sandi Moore

May 31: Mr. and Mrs. Taylor McCarthy, Russell and Mary Pharris

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