Kilgoround

04-13-19

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“Sometimes they lead, sometimes they follow but they never really get out of the way.”

– Bill Woodall

GOING nova on the Interwebs this week: some amazing scientists captured an incredible image of a black hole after – just as cool – interlinking equipment around the globe to create a hemisphere-sized telescope.

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HOPEFULLY, now they’ll put some of that awesome brainpower and photographic expertise to capturing an in-focus picture of Sasquatch.

BATTEN down the hatches, folks. Rough weather in today’s forecast.

GRANTED, it’s Texas – it could just as easily be a beautiful, sunny day. Here’s hoping.

“ENCLOSED herewith is a book that I removed from your collection back in 1976. It was, at that time, the only copy I had ever seen of the original 1938 first American edition of Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and I couldn’t resist it.”

IT’S now been returned to the University of North Texas library system – smart move by the (ultimately) honest book borrower in dodging a legendary fine.

“SORRY to have deprived you of it for all these years.”

UNLESS the weather’s rough Wednesday, the City of Kilgore will hold its regular siren test at noon, April 17. Considering today’s forecast, it’s a good time of year to make sure the emergency system is in top shape.

REGULAR readers will understand it can be a challenge to make each monthly sales tax story interesting or, at the very least, distinct. Each contains important information, however, to gauge the vitality of the community, region and state.

DROLL: “curious or unusual in a way that provokes amusement.”

USED in a sentence: “It’s always a droll sight when we spot the dedicated readers from our local TV stations visiting town to follow-up on News Herald headlines.”

ADMITTEDLY, we had to break out the thesaurus to best-describe the stench of Thursday night’s spilled meat on Houston Street.

CONGRATULATIONS, Mable Streets, we hope your second decade is as stylish as the first.

ALWAYS on the lookout for appropriate Kilground quotations, we found a good one by Sir Isaac Newton then, fortunately, learned it’s a misattribution: “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

WELL put, but that’s actually paraphrased from a passage by the Rev. Joseph Fort Newton: “Why are so many people shy, lonely, shut up within themselves, unequal to their tasks, unable to be happy? Because they are inhabited by fear, like the man in the Parable of the Talents, erecting walls around themselves instead of building bridges into the lives of others; shutting out life.”

FACTS matter.

Birthdays

April 13: Amanda Jackson, Lauren O’Quinn, Kim Nelson, Peggy Hierholzer, Terry Allen, Steve Allen, J.B. Flenniken, Debbie Cox, Amy Longmire, Virgil Peyton, Sonny Hanks, Mrs. R.R. Hancock, Kimberley Turner, Debra Roberts, Lindsay Reagh, Jay Malcolm Colley, Richard Utzman Jr., Tommy Clayton Jr., Fay Cotton, T.B. Cotton, Joshua Adam Croley, Jennifer Bowman, Griffin Beddingfield, Virginia Leak Jones, Ginger Jones

April 14: Deanna Weaver, Kevin Ellis, Mrs. Sam Powe, Courtney DeShun Russell, Jack Ostrom, Amber Lawhorn, Tricia (Cricket) Kappen, Debbie Ruthven, Nequita Morgan, Robert Wingate, Terry Flenniken Jr., R.L. Carnahan, Eva Lacy, Wynona Nettles, Kate Norris, Leona Freeman, Jennifer Walton, Ray Rowe, Katy Allison

April 15: Carol Waldman, Tiffanie Elmore, Tracy Robinson, Jane Ann Beverly, Gilly Breaux, Kenneth Welch, James Ferguson, Colin Johnson, Bobbie Jean Taylor, Pat Hawkins, Kena Shorter, Nancy Collins, Jan Edwards, Freddie Lollie, Nancy Waggoner, Brannon Lear Williams, Liz Couch, Lillie Mitchell

April 16: Gary Wayne Petty, Shelia B. Smith, Brenda Geter, Knox Pruett Jr., Kenya Sanders, Charlotte Austin, Barbara Hassell, Denise Kinsey, Ken Randles, Mrs. Charles Earl Colvin, Terry Regan, Kystal Nail, Ashley Graham

Anniversaries

April 13: Mr. and Mrs. M.A. LaRoux

April 14: Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hearne

April 15: Wilton and Jerry Jones, Chun and Falecia Halton

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