“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

– Albert Camus

PROPERLY, it’s Daylight Saving Time, without the ‘s’, even though almost every one of us says Daylight Savings, with the ‘s’.

WHETHER you say it right or wrong, it ends Sunday at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed, assuming you still own clocks that can be set manually.

WHEN the Foto Sisters leave the stage at Dodson Auditorium Sunday, November 11 they’ll be dropping the curtain on 70 years of members-only Community Concerts Association.

THOUGH Kilgore KCCA has struggled for several years to raise funding for its annual concert series, the fatal issue was the failure of a leader to step up. John Bolton, KCCA resident for the past several years, finally wore out and was unable to find anyone to assume that mantle.

THE Foto Sisters concert – they’re a touring vocal and string trio – will be free to the community, John says, a way of saying thanks for seven decades of support .

KILGORE native George Faber Jr will direct LeTourneau University’s Jazz Combo in a performance at Longview First Baptist Church’s “All Church Thanksgiving Meal” Thursday, Nov. 8, at the church, 209 East South Street in Longview.

THE event is open to the public.  Tickets are $8 each and must be purchased at the church by 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  The meal and program begin at 6 p.m. with the Jazz Combo playing from 6:30 to 7 p.m.  For more information about the church meal sponsored by the 55 Plus church organization, contact Priscilla Pepper at (903) 758-0681.

BENJAMIN Franklin’s inventions included the Franklin Stove, Lightening Rod, Odometer, Glass Armonica, Bifocals and the Flexible Urinary Catheter. With the help of his cousin, Timothy Folger, Franklin was the first to name and plot the Gulf Stream. Franklin helped establish the first public hospital and the first volunteer fire department in America.  He was also a founding member of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. 

AND at age 70 he was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence.

SMART fellow.

THAT little downpour Wednesday evening – the one that kept the trick-or-treaters at home – dropped 2.4 inches of rain at Lee and Debbie Layman’s South Kilgore place on Turner Street.


November 3 - Amme Stephenson, Hunter Watson, Sandi Moore, Pat Anderson, Joel Herrelson, Mrs. Bill Stanley, Carla Taylor Johnson, Stacey LeAnn Killingsworth Bynum, Ray Guin, Allen Sellers, Scott Mitchell, Glenda Raines, Cleo Johnson, Jim Oritz, Scott Summy, Clair Laird, Kay Clark, Phillip Jordan, Whitney Lovelace, Albert Chitwood, Ruby Vaughn, Susie Philpott, Tiffany Franklin, Terrance Burkes, Melissa Johnson

November 4 - Karen Cole, Max Miller, Ronnie Strong Jr., Janice Marie Webb, Gary Leerstang, Robert Green, Beverly Dorminy, Carmen Calloway, Thelma Miller, Joey De Graffenreid, Rachel McLester, Jimmy Green, Lerline Stokley, Mary Dunn, Eric Parish, Johnny B. Gunn, Helen Jones, William Barber, Harley Joe Mitchell, Janice Badger, Ann Thurmond, Mildred Meabon, Mona Clower, Eric Mitchell, Ann Rossum, Bailey Francis

November 5 - Cathy Geese, Lauren Elrod, Arthur Coleman, Camilla Ballard, Kenneth Autry, Joseph E. Taylor, Justin Chambers, Victor Firdel Tyeskie, Robert S. Peek Jr., Daron Scott Trull, Chris Logan, Minnette Luis, Tina King, Michael Bynum, Blake Messer, W.C. Rodgers, Nelda Graham, Kit Kirk Laird, Meachell Bell, Steven Gleaton, Gertrude Marshall, Melvin Caskey, Isabel Trejo, Erica Trejo, Vicki Clayton

November 6 - Lane Jordan, Nannette Lewis, Steven Leach, Christine Tanner, Mabel Richardson, Josephine Davis, Natasha Griffith, Gary Pepper, Janet Green, Cindy Cline, John Tanner, Jan Wylie, Ricky Lawler, Max Grimes, Dorothy Brooks, Judy Brooks Carpenter, Patsy Jones, Jayce McFarland, Corey Stewart, Mamie Jones Debose (96).


November 5 - Wesley and Betty Lou Stone, Robert and Eloise Green

November 6 - Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Pegues


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