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“A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks th’ Lord wud do if He knew th’ facts if th’ case.”

– Finley Peter Dunne (Mr. Dooley)

TIM Capps, his family, staff from Gabriel-Jordan Buick GMC and a raft of volunteers are staging an all-out car wash – there will even be refreshments available – to help raise money for the medical care of Jay Cox.

JAY, a KHS sophomore, was on his way home from an out-of-town prom a week-and-a-half ago when he apparently lost control of his car and crashed. He has been in intensive care since.

THE car wash is not until May 20 – we’ll expect to see a great many dirty cars around town over the course of the next 10 days.

SOMETIMES East Texans go away and do good work in other places.

MART Lapin left Kilgore some decades back, moving to Maine with wife Mary. In the intervening years he’s won five battles with cancer and his fighting a sixth now. Some 20 years ago, recognizing that many cancer patients need assistance, he established his own charity, the Oncology Support Foundation to provide transportation and lodging for cancer patients in Maine’s rural populations.

HIS foundation has grown so big that it is now part of the Eastern Maine Healthcare Charities. He now also mentors new volunteers in the state’s cancer resource center volunteer program. Last week he was one of six Maine residents recognized by the American Cancer Society in that northeastern-most state.

TO Mary Frances Childress, Evelyn Boles and James Everett – my English teachers at Jacksonville high School: Teacher Appreciation Week reminds me I need to say “Thank you.”

TO the poor, forgotten soul who tried to teach me to type: Teacher Appreciation Week reminds me I need to say “I know you tried so hard.”

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS include:

May 10 - Cliff Harder Jr., Marci Moore, Jeff Matthew Sullivan, Tammy Williams, Kay Young, Bill Fette, Ronnie Hellen, Alma Casey, Jeffery Scott Price, L.D. Roper, Kelly Jackson, John D. Daniels, Terri Phillips, Janice Valdetero, Janna Bennett, Shawn Carter, Janice Stanley, Travian Clayborn

May 11 - Louie Jordan, Annette Castles, W.R. Crim, Bart Crowley, Judy Sheffield, Darryl Primo, Mrs. J.C. Manning, Susan Metcalf, Lane Barrett, Anna Mae Smith, Rena Dykes, Mrs. J. Robert McCollum, Devin Warren, Joseph Sullivan, Lindsey Toon, Keli Cole

May 12 - Bill Brantley Jr., Martha A. Clark, Gypsey JoAllen Jones, Brialyn Mellucca

THIS WEEK'S ANNIVERSARIES include:

May 10 - Allen and Norma Barrilleaux

May 12 - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brantley, Jack and Mary Bernethy

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