“The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

YOU got your chili fix. You sugar-loaded on Halloween candy. It’s time for dietary sanity.

THE good folks at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church – the Women’s circle ministries – are hosting their annual Soup and Pie Lunch Friday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Family Center. St. Luke’s is at 401 E. Main Street, Kilgore. Dine in or take it back to the office with you.

TICKETS are $6.50 each; proceeds benefit church missions.

MEANWHILE, First Pentecostal Church (516 Fritz Swanson Road) is hosting its Holiday Food Fest Friday, Nov. 16. An $8 tickets gets vegetable beef soup or chicken and dumplings, tea, salad and a dessert . And, they’ll be selling frozen enchiladas, cornbread dressing and chicken spaghetti.

THEY’LL start serving at 11 a.m. and go until 6 p.m. or the food runs out, whichever comes first.

LUCAS Strough, our education and general assignment reporter, showed them how it’s supposed to be done…

RECENTLY, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) presented Crown Awards for the 2017-18 academic, back when Lucas was a Kilgore College Flare staffer…

HE won 1st place award for, Critical Review; 2nd place, Editorial Writing; 2nd place, Investigative Reporting, 2nd place, Picture Page/Slideshow; Honorable Mention, News Writing

“The free press is the despot’s enemy, which makes the free press the guardian of democracy.” – Senator Jeff Flake (R), Arizona

CINDY Morris, Chamber of Commerce president here for about five years, left here early this year to return to her native Oklahoma. She’s now president of the Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce and tomorrow night will be inducted into the Oklahoma Chamber Hall of Fame.

THERE are about 7.7 billion people on earth today. The United Nations projects that number will reach 8.6 billion in 2030 and 9.8 billion in 2050. Most of the growth will come from nine countries – India Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, the United States of America, Uganda and Indonesia – and is largely attributable to increased longevity.


October 31 - Scott Skipper, Jessica Jackson, Mrs. James Lake, Amy Kinkaid, Fannie Shefield, Daphne Allen, Rose Cole, Cecil Raney, Danny Simpson, Mack Fuqua, Betty Perdue, Mrs. J.Z. Riley, Mrs. J.F. Griffin Jr., Billy McFadden, Christian Copeland, Jose Hernandez, Linda Gaywood

November 2 - Mike Madden, Madeline Squier, Briant Sanders, Kristen Claire Elder, Sheryle Bradford, Sherry Moreno, Bernice Nolen, Rusty Silvertooth, Mary Mayfield, Paula Cubine, Virginia Gibbons, Robin White, Janet Welsh, Mrs. Pete Watson, Matthew Caldwell, John David Williams, Stephen Kieth Daniel, Grace McFarland, Roger Brigmon Sr., Daryl Jones, Elizabeth Ainsworth, Branson Emerson, Devi Vaughn, Austin Mrozinski, Luke Edward Richey


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