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KILGOREITES IN THE NEWS elsewhere: + MANSFIELD, Ohio had a professional football team in the 1940s, 1950s and the very early 1960s. Among the gridiron stars in Mansfield was Pete Keiser. KNOWN here for his sense of humor and ebullient good cheer (and for being married to Dody), Pete played for the Rangers in 1949 and 1950 – at the same time he was in the Army’s 11th Airborne at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Apparently without a car, as the Mansfield News journal tells the story, Keiser would hitchhike from Ft. Campbell to Mansfield to play for the Rangers. IF he got to Mansfield and found the Rangers didn’t have a game, he would scoot over and play for Shelby (Blues). PETE was a two-way player – a lineman on offense and either a lineback or defensive lineman when the Ranger defense was on the field. He also kicked extra points. AGAINST Toledo, he once forced a quarterback fumble and, in attempting to recover the ball, kicked it twice before finally falling on it in the endzone for a touchdown. With that and his extra points, he scored eight of the Rangers’ 20 points in their win over


Mascots vie for Main St. title Nine mascots from six schools and two local organizations danced for $200 in prize money during Main Street’s first Fridays After 5 event Friday night. (Above) Kilgore’s Hailey Conshola and Whitehouse’s Clarissa Hughes try to get the judges’ attention. (At right) The Pumpjacks’ mascot gets creative. Whitehouse won first place before Shinebox’s show.


Council gives nod to new apartments By JAMES DRAPER

Ongoing concerns about Kilgore's housing shortage were allayed a little Tuesday night when the city council approved a zoning change, paving the way for a developer's planned 300-unit apartment complex. Council members granted developer Dennis McFadin's request to change the zoning on some 14 acres in three tracts from Single Family Manufactured Housing to Apartment District. A portion of the property – located almost See APARTMENTS, Page 3A

Public works director gets bearings of new post By JAMES DRAPER

meet the council's expectations." Coming most recently from a similar position in Centralia, After more than a week on Ill., Sorensen said it's a matter the job, Kilgore's new public of "night and day," finding the City of Kilgore to be works director is proactive, financiallyhard-pressed to find a sound, investing funds criticism about his in appropriate projects new city. and generally focused "Ask me in two on improving itself. years," Seth Sorensen Since his official said Wednesday. "The start date March 19, more I learn about Sorensen said he's the city the more imspent much of his pressed I am with Seth Sorensen time in meetings with what they've done so far, and I just hope to build on various groups, from city leaders and staff to community organiwhat they've got in place. "We'll see what we can do to zations, as he tries to get

speed on the state of the city. "A lot of what I've been hit with this last week is where we're sitting, what needs to be done, just an overview of the projects that the city is working on," he explained. Many of the tasks in his inbox are growth-oriented, reviewing plans for subdivisions and the construction of Kilgore ISD's new campuses in addition to new industrial park developments. Meanwhile, there's a slew of other ongoing projects currently underway, like the Rabbit Creek

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Library readies e-reader lending as patrons utilize digital options By AUSTIN KING


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The second public hearing on a proposed annexation of 217 acres south of the city brought a score of residents and a Rusk County commissioner before council members Tuesday night, with several people arguing against the proposed expansion of the city limits. The city council is scheduled to vote on the proposed annexation April 10, choosing whether or not to expand the city limits around the future site of Kilgore ISD's new elementary and middle schools as well as East Beckley (Baughman or CR 186) Road and nearby land that includes approximately 54 property owners. In addition to audience members and five

6-7B 3B 4A 3B 4A 8A Charlie Walker put on his bunny suit Friday afternoon waving at passers-by on Main Street and welcoming them into Charlie’s Sno-Balls and Seasonal Tanning.

With the help of a generous donation, Kilgore Public Library is taking the final steps in preparation to loan 12 Kindles donated by Mayor Ronnie Spradlin. “He was wanting the public to test them out to see if they’d want to purchase one,” said library Director Linda Johnson. Kilgore Public Library is a member of North East Texas Digital Consortium. This means that the users of Kindles – and other e-readers – will be able to access all e-

books owned by other libraries in the consortium, as well as the library’s own on-line books. The library staff learned some time back they It’s a new would receive these Kindles area to and finally reexperience. ceived them earLinda Johnson, lier this month. “It’s not an KPL Director easy item to check out,” said Johnson. “It has all these accessories that go with it.” KPL ordered carrying cases and

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Kilgore artist wins national award for stop-motion videos By AUSTIN KING

making these videos, I realized they go into a storyline,” she said. “They are all Patience, commitment and connected. But they can also dedication to a beloved art stand alone.” Each video is between 30 have paid off in a number of ways for Kilgore native Rusty seconds and a minute long. Ever since her father taught Ayrton Chapman. Chapman is the daughter her how to film stop motion, of Kilgore residents Karol and it has been a constant presRusty Chapman. She gradu- ence in Chapman’s life. “My whole life ated with her bachI’ve been doing elor of fine arts in stop-motion,” she photography from said. University of North Each of her films Texas in December. took between 5 and She says her next 10 hours of shooting steps will be to ento finish. These long ter more contests filming processes and take some time have granted Chapoff before entering Rusty Ayrton Chapman man wisdom to graduate school. Chapman was one of the share with fellow artists. “Be patient, because you two students in the nation to win the student award mess up a lot,” said Chapfrom Society for Photo- man. “And go after what graphic Education for 2011. you love, because that’s how Artists Wanted, a collabo- you’ll make your best work. “Whenever you find your rative project that offers opportunities for young, up- artistic desire, you start wincoming artists, also recog- ning because you make stuff nized her work, awarding you love, and everyone else her a cash prize for sound loves it.” Chapman’s favorite thing and motion. A portfolio of three of about her stop-motion filmChapman’s videos was also ing is the potential to create featured at the 2012 as she pleases. “I can create whole new SCOPE Art Show in New York. The videos are Cre- worlds in my studio,” she ative Myth 1, Bonefield and said. To learn more about Slug Flower. Chapman explained these three videos Chapman or to view her work, visit her website: ayrfollow a loose storyline. “About half way through


2012 Miss Dawg Johnny Murphy stands front and center on stage as his fellow Miss Dawg contenders look on.

High school crowns new Miss Dawg By AUSTIN KING

A glittering crown was on the line Saturday night, but it was seven senior boys who were competing for the tiara in the school’s annual Miss Dawg pageant. Kilgore High School principal Gregg Brown welcomed visitors and introduced each contestant and their parents. Each contestant was given a random question to answer. The students also competed in a talent. Two teams of three contestants were made for the competition, and one contestant decided to go solo to show his skills. Cody Duncan, Brian “Gracie Hearn and Taylor Irion

formed one team of dancers. Harrison Bara, Mason Nestleroad and Colton Slayter formed the second team of dancers. Johnny Murphy brought his singing talents to stage and impressed both the audience and judges, he was crowned Miss Dawg 2012. Bara was first runner-up, and Slayter was second runner-up. This year’s judges were Mayor Ronnie Spradlin, Amy Mims and Lori Hawkins. Raffles for various prizes were given out during the show. KHS Cheerleaders and Hi-Steppers gave performances as well. All proceeds raised at the event will be contributed to Project Graduation.

Country Place administrator stresses mental stimulation By JAMES DRAPER


Overton High School One Act Play recently advanced from zone competition to the district round, set April 2 Panola College. During the zone competition, Blair Umholtz was named best actress and Cameron Kelley earned best actor. Dylan Sigler was named to the all star cast, and Alex Sanchez was named honorable mention all star cast. The One Act Play team was also named the best technical crew. Other teams competing in the district one act play competition include Martin's Mill, Beckville, and Mount Enterprise.

On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or the bottom? How many states are there in the United States of America? In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? How many matches are there in a standard pack? On which side of a woman's blouse are the buttons? The questions carry relatively simple answers, Jan Edwards told the Kilgore Rotary Club Wednesday, but as a person's memory fades even the loss of simple trivia is felt deeply. "It's so important to keep your mind active," the Country Place Village administrator said, leading the group in a 25-question quiz. "It's something to get your mind thinking of things you take for granted." Green is on the bottom of standard traffic lights in the 50 states of the USA, where the Statue of Liberty holds a torch in her right hand, matches come 20 to a standard pack and the buttons of a woman's blouse are on the left. "It's like the old saying – if you don't use it, you'll lose it," Edwards said. After two expansions since the Country Place Village opened in 2001, the facility can now house 21 patients in its memory care unit. The nursing home also offers independent residence and assisted living. Typically serving adults 55-and-older, Country Place Village maintains a 1:6 staff-to-patient ratio, caregivers assisting with all activities of residents' daily life to varying degrees depending on need. "You can start out in independent then you can progress to assisted and memory care if that's ever a need," Ed-


Country Place Village administrator Jan Edwards leads Kilgore Rotary Club members in a trivia challenge Wednesday, underscoring the need to keep the mind sharp to ward off Alzheimer’s.

wards explained. And, in more and more cases, it is becoming a common need. "I'm sure everyone in here has been touched in some way with Alzheimer's at some point," whether a parent or grandparent, sibling, friend or coworker, Edwards said. "It's really becoming an epidemic." After 10 years observing afflicted patients herself, Edwards is quick to praise the benefits of Alzheimer's medications. Like a child holding on to the edge of a slide, instead of an uncontrolled descent into the disease individuals are able to hold to their memories and their health longer. "It slows the progression," she said. "It's such a sad disease." According to Edwards, there are many options families can pursue to cover their costs at Country Place Village (and similar facilities), be it veterans benefits, long-term care insurance, Community Based Alternatives and more.

"One thing that sets us apart from other facilities is that we're all inclusive," she said, charging flat rates beginning at $3,000 per month for all services. Admittedly no insurance expert, Edwards emphasized the importance of having a care-funding plan in place. "It's so nice to see a family come in, and they have relief when they have long-term care insurance. On the flipside, it's terrible to see a family sit across the desk from you and you tell them the rates, and you just see the air go out of them." The organization will soon open a new facility in Longview, a sister-site to Country Place Village and another facility in Tyler. The independent and assisted living nursing home is "something Longview has never seen," Edwards said, and a new opportunity to help people in their later stages. "It's really been a passion of mine at Country Place because it's really an honor to work with the residents at this part of their life."

Main Street manager seeks volunteers for committees By AUSTIN KING

Main Street Program Manager Clara Chaffin addressed the Kilgore Lion’s Club Thursday, discussing how Main Street program works and future plans. Before she came to Kilgore in November, Chaffin spent the previous three years in Wales, returning to the United States to take her position here. “I saw a lot of commitment from the community involved in downtown,” said Chaffin. Kilgore Main Street Program is a member of the state and national Main Street Programs, which help downtowns thrive. In her short time as Main Street Manager, Chaffin has made a number of plans. “We have a lot of exciting things happening this sum-

mer,” she said. The Fridays After 5 series will feature a number of concerts at the World’s Richest Acre Park downtown, beginning with a mascot dance-off and performance by Shinebox Friday. The next event will be May 4, featuring Dennis Ross and the Axberg Brothers. The Farmer’s Market is also being brought back, now called the Derrick Market, and crafted goods will be available this year. Chaffin has kept busy joining organizations around Kilgore to represent downtown. “If I can, I try to partner with a group and help them,” said Chaffin. Chaffin is guided by the Main Street Advisory Board. Four committees have also been formed that allow residents to get involved. The promotion committee

is in charge of marketing and advertising, as well as other promotional events for downtown Kilgore. Organization committee handles monetary resources, public relations, awards and human resources. The Economic Restructuring committee works with the downtown economy, loan programs and seeks to bring in new entrepreneurs. Design committee seeks to make downtown as attractive as possible to draw in visitors. This committee is currently full and is no longer accepting new members. “We are still looking for volunteers,” said Chaffin. “We’ll take as many volunteers as we can.” Chaffin also spoke about the future plans for the Crim and Texan Theaters. Committees have been formed to ana-

lyze possible uses for each building. Chaffin hopes to renovate both theatres and bring them back into use. “It’s something I think would be an absolutely wonderful thing we can do,” she said. (See separate story on Lifestyles, Page 1B) One possibility Chaffin has considered would be working with the Shakespeare Foundation and Texas Shakespeare Festival to open up the Crim Theater for Festival plays and to teach actors. Chaffin has worked with Kilgore Fire Chief Johnny Bellows to use the Texan Theater to build a maze inside to train fire fighters. “I told him I wanted to try it, too,” she said. For more information about Main Street, contact Chaffin at City Hall at 903984-5081.




Council delays decision on hospital equipment By JAMES DRAPER

Further review is needed before Kilgore council members will sign off on Allegiance Specialty Hospital's request to clear out old equipment owned by the city but stored at the local medical facility. Council members tabled action on the request during their regular meeting Tuesday night, awaiting city attorney Rob Schleier's verdict on the request. According to City Manager Scott Sellers, the City of Kilgore owned the former Laird Memorial Hospital from its inception in 1951 until 2003. "Per this agreement with Laird Memorial, the assets of the hospital were considered city assets, including the building and grounds as well as hospital equipment," Sellers explained. In 2003, "When the city contracted with CHC for hospital services, at that point forward hospital equipment was then considered to be owned by CHC and later Allegiance Specialty Hospital. "Some of the equipment they have been approached from other healthcare providers about. They have no way of disposing of that since it does belong to the city, therefore they have requested permission from the city council to sell that property.' In her written request to the council, CEO Sherry Bustin notes the hospital license last changed hands in April 2008. Allegiance Specialty Hospital acquired ownership of all the hospital equipment purchased by CHC between 2003 and 2007 and control of the equipment purchased by Laird Hospital up to 2003. "Two-thirds of the building is not currently being used for hospital services and in that space are some of the broken-down beds, broken-down chairs, brokendown bedside tables – things not up to current healthcare standards," Bustin explained Wednesday. Allegiance Specialty Hospital's operations fill just the remaining third of the facility's space, she added. According to Bustin, who is also city council member-elect to Place 1, the majority of that equipment is "old, outdated and unused," including beds, radiology and surgical equipment and medical supplies. Some of it, she said, has deteriorated, is no longer viable and needs to be removed. "Our request to sell this equipment at this time is necessary to pay some of the outstanding debts owed to the City that were incurred when the hospital was managed by CHC," she wrote in the hospital's request. "Allegiance will apply the proceeds of any sale to debts owed to the City until they are paid in full." According to Bustin, the organization doesn't yet know the value of the outdated stock or how much can be sold. In the 80s and 90s, she told the council, auctioneers handled the sale of some of the excess equipment. "We've not done an assessment on all of that equipment," Bustin explained. "In the field of medical equipment, if it's not fairly new and recent, it's pretty obsolete." After discussing other options, like donating the equipment to third world countries, the council opted to give Schleier time to develop an opinion on the possible sale. "Ultimately," Sellers explained, "(Schleier) felt that a little more research was warranted before the city council approved that request due to the laws that govern a city disposing of property."


Kilgore City Manager Scott Sellers (center) was a guest speaker for the 3rd annual National Residential Recycling Conference in Grapevine. Sellers spoke to a crowd of over 500 on the 10 things to do before implementing a curbside recycling program in a city. Sellers complimented the partnership and the job Allied Waste and the City of Kilgore did on the current program. Also pictured are moderator Dan Jameson and Dawn Steph, environmental manager for the City of Sugar Land.

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others who spoke against the proposal, Rusk County Pct. 1 Commissioner Bill Hale said he attended the meeting on his constituents' behalf. A member of Kilgore's new growth committee, Hale complained that no one from the city contacted him about the proposed annexation of land in Rusk County. "I would have considered that just a professional courtesy," he said. Addressing the area itself, "I don't consider this to be a diamond in the rough area. This is a lowand middle-income neighborhood. A lot of these people live paycheck to paycheck." Hale said the city would be better served turning its annexation-focus elsewhere. "The area we're talking about tonight is not going to improve the city of Kilgore's tax base, in my opinion," he explained. "I think that our time and money would be better spent trying to annex areas east of town that are developable for new homes and new businesses, going north of town into that Interstate 20 corridor. "That's important to the future of Kilgore. Those ar-

eas represent significant tax base improvement for the city of Kilgore." According to Hale, all but one of the residents he polled about the proposed annexation were against the expansion of the city limits. "I submit to you that you consider an alternative," he said. "I would like for you to consider annexing only Baughman Road and the right-of-way up to the property line – the existing rightof-way now – and leaving that neighborhood as it is. I don't think it will significantly increase the tax base of Kilgore; I don't think it's important that you annex that now." Considering speakers' complaints about potential costs to improve East Beckley Road for the school, council member Harvey McClendon asked Hale if Rusk County would help defray some of the overall expense. "We don't have any funding for that right now," Hale answered. "Through another budget cycle it's a possibility that we might be able to help some." Resident James Evans said he does not agree with the

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600 feet north of the intersection of FM 349 and FM 2087 – was previously considered and approved for a manufactured home park but was never developed. After changing their goals and acquiring some additional land, the developers' planned complex will have access to both FM 349 and FM 2087 and neighbors as well – the new Windsor Park subdivision is being developed across the street by the Mobbs group. The apartment project is currently in the engineering and design phase. "We're waiting on some drawings and things that we're putting together," developer McFadin said. "It's kind of a slow process but when it starts it's going to go quick." The quicker the better for City Manager Scott Sellers. There is an ongoing concern here that Kilgore has plenty of jobs but not nearly enough housing for employees, maintaining an estimated three-to-one ratio of daytime workforce to nighttime residents. "The city's growth committee has identified housing as the most pressing priority for the city," Sellers said. "The existing housing stock is sparse, and we have discussed ways to capture the employee base that we do have here in Kilgore but that commutes outside of the city to live. "The addition of more housing in the city addresses that need and will also boost our population significantly."


Kilgore College Vice President Dr. Gerald Stanglin and LeTourneau University Provost and Vice President Dr. Philip Coyle sign an articulation agreement Thursday that eases the transfer of students from KC to LeTu and makes it easier for students and faculty to know which courses to take or recommend for a smooth transition.

If a national average of 2.2 people per housing unit holds true, Sellers said, it's conceivable the new complex and its 300 apartments could add 600-plus people to the local population, set at 12,975 following the 2010 Census. "Chances are," he noted, "these people already work here in Kilgore." McFadin and his son, also named Dennis, are both business owners – Dennis Sr. operates D&D Industrial Welding Supply in Kilgore, while Dennis Jr. owns a

Longview-based company, Just Cruisin' Inc. "We're all Kilgore people," the elder McFadin said: born, raised and educated here. The as-yet unnamed development falls under the father-son team's DTM Family Limited Partnerships "We already own about 100 mobile homes in parks over there in Rusk County," he said. "It's not something that we don't know anything about." Rent of the units in the new complex could range

between $800 and $1000, McFadin said. They rates might be a little lower in the end, but the focus is quality. "We're going to try to put in a really classy place," he said. With security, a swimming pool, gathering places, basketball courts and other amenities, "We're going to try to fix it up nice, if you're going to have that many people in there. "I think it will help Kilgore a lot, and from everybody that we've talked to we shouldn't have a problem renting them out."

proposed annexation and purchased his home five years ago, intentionally outside the city limits. Evans' job is the only source of income for his household, he said, and he cannot afford to pay any share of road improvements, if necessary, nor for city services like sewer or city taxes. And, Evans added, among other concerns being inside the city will limit the bonfires and burning he's accustomed to and prevent him from shooting animals on his property if necessary. "I buy my house and now my credit doesn't allow me to move. I don't want to be in the city limits," Evans said. "Once again, I'm saying you guys are forcing me to be in the city limits, forcing me to pay for things I cannot afford. "Is there no way that the city limits could be brought to the edge of our yard, to the edge of the road, and our

houses remain outside the city limits?" City council members are limited in how they can respond to issues and questions raised during public hearings, two of which are required for an annexation. Addressing several complaints about what, if anything, the residents may have to pay for the improvement of curbs and gutters along the road, city council member Randy Renshaw noted there are no designs for the streets at this time. "I don't think we can answer any questions about the street because it's not developed. There's no plans or specs for the road. There's a lot of options there," he said. The schools are going to be built there and the road is going to be designed for safety purposes, but "We're not talking about the street right now. We're talking about the annexation of that property."





was known for her kindness and generosity toward others and her

artistic abilities. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts, spending time with her grandgirls and family and, of course, “junking.” She attended school in Monroe, La., and worked for many years as a collection specialist; at the time of her death she was employed by Martin Companies in Kilgore. Cindi is survived by her fiancé, Jose Hernan-

dez of Kilgore; her mother, Carol Smith of Kilgore; her daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Pete Tyeskie of Kilgore; her sister, Rachel Robinson of Monroe, La.; her grandchildren, Jessie and Jaycie Villanueva and Gavin Tyeskie of Kilgore; her special friend, Patty Castillo of Kilgore; as well as many other friends and family members.

Station Manager for the radio station 96X. He was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon and an Elder, sang in the choir, served as Team Captain for Saturday Bread and also helped with the Grace Notes Children’s

program. Mr. Martin served as President for the East Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Richard was a Master Gardener and helped take care of the Shakespeare Garden. He adored and loved his family especially his grandchildren. Richard will be remembered as always willing to help someone in need. Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Martin of Kilgore; three daughters and sons-in-law, Heather Martin-Allen and husband Rob of Ft. Worth, Ashley Donnelly and husband Stephen of San Antonio and Caroline Ramsay and husband Todd of Abilene; seven

grandchildren, Brittany Tedder, Grace Allen, Sadie Donnelly, Hayden Donnelly, Jack Ramsay, Madeline Ramsay and Thomas Ramsay; his faithful canine companion, Missy, as well as many other loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 1216, Kilgore, TX 75663 or to the ETCADA J.W. and Elwanda Burgess Education Center, 708 Glencrest Lane, Longview, TX 75601. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Please leave online condolences at

moved to Texas to be with her children shortly thereafter. Blanche was very active in her church in teaching children’s Sunday school, a member of the Women’s Missionary Society and a Church Board Member for many years. After her children graduated from high school, she attended Pima College in Tucson, Arizona to

become a nurse. She also received an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies in 1996 and was a prayer warrior and an avid scholar of the Word of God. Her collection of self-taught oil paintings have been on public display and her crocheted patterns and other craft items have been published in magazines such as Annie’s Attic and The Needlecraft Shop. Her thirst for knowledge and her love of music lead her to learn the keyboard in her early 70’s and later to edit family photos and pictures of her travels on her computer into her early 80’s. She believed that her talents were gifts from God and she loved to teach what she knew to the younger women of the church. Her parents, her sib-

lings, her husband and two granddaughters precede her in death. She is survived by three sons, Ret. Chief Petty Officer Gene C. Birch of Northome, Minnesota, Laurence L. Birch and his wife Jane of Gladewater, Texas and Kim D. Birch. Blanche lived with her daughter, Rev. Rebecca Birch Adams and her husband John Adams of Gladewater, Texas; She is blessed with three grandchildren, Donnis Bryant and her husband Brad of Whitwell Tennessee, Julie Carlson and her husband David of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Danial Birch of Gladewater, Texas. She has eight great-grandchildren, five greatg r e a t- g r a n d c h i l d r e n and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

L. M. Bostick in May of 1928 and moved to Mineola, where L. M. worked for the T & P Railroad and Opal was a homemaker. At the Age of 52 Opal made the decision to return to school and attended Mother Frances School Of Nursing in Tyle, where she graduated as a L.V.N. in January of 1960. She

was employed at the Mineola General Hospital. They moved to Liberty City in 1969 and Opal worked at Roy H. Laird Memorial Hospital where she retired and Gregg Home for the Aged. After retirement she worked as a private duty nurse for patients in their home. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Kilgore. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lecil Bostick; a brother, Frank Matlock; sisters, Elva Lou Lewellen, Virgie Ratliff, Ernestine Skipworth, and Dottie Osborn; and a grandson. She is survived by her daughter, Betsy Robertson, Kilgore; two granddaughters; seven great-grand children; eight greatgrandhildren; a brother,

Thomas Matlock of Munday; one sister, Elvera White of Friona; and lots of nieces and nephews. Opal (Ninnie) believed almost any ailment in life could be prevented or healed by natural living and remedies. She passed this legacy down through years of journaled notebooks titled 'Hints'. You follow Ninnie's hints at www.hintsfromninnie.word The family wants to thank Gregg Senior Care Center and Southern Care Hospice for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gregg Senior Care Center, Southern Care Hospice, or Faith Baptist Church in Kilgore. Please sign the online register at


A celebration of life for Cindi Sue Urban, 53, of Kilgore will be 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Crosspointe Fellowship Church in Kilgore, with Pastor Efrain D. Cirilo officiating. Cindi was born in Monroe, La., on April 8, 1958 and danced to Jesus on March 28, 2012 in Longview after a short battle with cancer. Cindi RICHARD MARTIN

Services celebrating the life of Richard Martin, 69, of Kilgore will be held Monday, April 2, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore with the Reverend Scott Nowack officiating. Mr. Martin passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at home in Kilgore surrounded by family. Mr. Martin was born September 9, 1942 in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late John and Mildred Martin. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and from South Arkansas State University in Magnolia, AR. Richard and his family moved to Kilgore in 1977 where he worked for many years as the BLANCHE BIRCH Blanche Delores (Zebro) Birch, age 88, of Gladewater, Texas moved to heaven the morning of March 29, 2012. A celebration of her life will be held at Triumphant Christian Center, 1412 Preston Street, Longview, Texas with Pastors Jan Simmons and Billy Teague on April 7, 2012 at 10:30am. Her ashes will be buried next to her husband in the Veterans National Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on June 23, 1923 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Joseph and Alma Zebro. She graduated from high school and married Gene Worden Birch on June 4, 1941. She and Gene were married 48 years at the time of his passing in 1990. Blanche THELMA OPAL BOSTICK “NINNIE” Services for Thelma Opal Bostick (Ninnie), 106, of Kilgore, were Friday, March 30 at Rader Funeral Home with the Rev. W. Mark Bailey and Rev. Scott Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview. Mrs. Bostick passed away March 27, 2012 at the Gregg Senior Care Center. Thelma Opal Bostick was born January 12, 1906 to Ernest and Elva Dee Akers Matlock in Hale County, Texas. She was the oldest of eight children. She attended Wayland College in Plainview, where she enjoyed playing basketball. She married

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SATURD AY SATURDA FOREST HOME BAPTIST CHURCH will hold the “Wild Games Dinner” Saturday, March 31 starting at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6. Bobby Brasher of The Christian Hunters and Anglers Association will give a speech. Admission is $5, children under 5 get in free. “Wild Games Dinner” is sponsored by R.E.A.L. Men’s Ministry of Forest Home Baptist Church. The event will be held at Forest Home Baptist Church, 15746, CR 173 N. For more information, call: 903-984-2117, or visit: PIRTLE METHODIST CHURCH will have its Spring Fling Music Event Saturday, April 7 beginning at 3 p.m. Featured will be the Hubbard Family with their unique Bluegrass Gospel. Concessions available. For more info, call 903-984-9555; email; or visit us on Facebook. Go 3.5 miles south on Hwy. 259, take left on CR 146 half-mile to church. SUNDA SUNDAY KEVIN SPENCER WILL BE PERFORMING at Danville First Baptist Church on Sunday, April 1 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 229 Utzman Rd. Kilgore. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact 903984-9600 RESURRECTION CELEBRATION, One Accord in Grace Ministry, will be hosting a power-packed Praise and Easter message at the Kilgore Park Amphitheater 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Bring a lawn chair, come and enjoy the meaning of Easter. (Warning: some pictures may be graphic) MONDA MONDAY TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. For more info call Linda Myhand at 903-834-6794 or Linda Brotherton at 903-736-8837. TOPS people just love to lose. TUESDA TUESDAY BINGO at Danville United Methodist Church, 2187 Danville Rd., will be 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. THURSDA THURSDAY FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH is having its annual Easter Bake Sale on Thursday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the church. For special orders, until April 2, call 903-984-6405 or 903-353-3940; place your order for cakes, pies, breads or assorted desserts. Various goodies will also be available without pre-order on the day of the sale. FYI FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of Kilgore is hosting it's Holy Week Men's Breakfasts once again, welcoming three ministers to discuss the Easter season. Set for 7 a.m. to 8 from Monday to Wednesday, April 2-4, the free breakfasts will take place in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 815 E. Main Street. Father Daniel Dower of Christ the King Catholic Church will speak Monday, follow by the Rev. Jayson Galler of Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Kilgore on Tuesday and First Presbyterian's Rev. Scott Nowack. For more information, contact First Presbyterian Church at 903.984.1502. OVERTON VERTON OVERTON ELEMENTARY’S KINDERGARTEN/HEAD START round up is set for Friday, April 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please be sure and bring the following items: child’s social security card, parent’s driver license, proof of residence, birth certificate, shot records. Head Start round up is by appointment only. To set up an appointment please contact Estelle Post-Overshown at 903-834-3585. For any other questions, please contact Nikki Fenter at 903-834-6144. LEVERETT’S CHAPEL LEVERETT’S CHAPEL ISD is now accepting transfer applications for the 2012-2013 School Year. The deadline for applying for a school transfer is May 3, 2012. Applications forms may be picked up in the Elementary or High School offices weekdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. All new applications must bring a report card when applying.

KILGOROUND Toledo that day. + A DALLAS couple, Scott and Cindy Collier, were featured march 25 on the True Romance page of the Dallas Morning News. CINDY was Cindy Pinson, a Kilgore girl and in 1975 a Kilgore College student. With her friend Amy, Cindy went to Longview to hear a concert by the West Point Glee Club. One of the featured performers was cadet Scott Collier. AFTER the show, Scott approached Cindy and Amy and asked if they might be interested in attending a get-together at the home of his sponsor family. Of course they said yes. LATER, back in New York, Scott realized he should have gotten Cindy’s mailing address. All he knew was that her father was a dean at Kilgore College. He wrote in care of the dean. THE letter eventually found Cindy’s father – and Cindy. By mid-summer he had an invitation to visit East Texas. For the next Thanksgiving, she went attended the Army-Navy game with Scott. In January 1978, after her December, 1977 graduation from Abilene Christian University, Scott and Cindy were married. AFTER Scott’s Army stint, they moved to Dallas and raised son Ryan and daughter Amy. THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS include: March 31 — Ralph Page, Valerie Perheath, J.A. Moore, Lum Carroll, Rexana Robinson, Hattye Brannon, Mike Bradley, Brad Clark, Lee Ann Sullivan, Cheryl Manker, Jack Butler, Richard Price, Fredd Gunn Jr., Anne Odom, Freddie Mae Washington, David Cale, Marsha Pentecost,

Continued from Page 1 Bettie Warlick, Cruz Daniel April 1 — Leo McLaughlin, Ann Wylie, Jeanette Holt, Alissa Shafer, Mike Davis, Warren Bradley, Jason Ray Bradley, Nancy Holland, Carrie Spoford, Janie Terrell, Ellen Hale, Larry Clements, Chris Geter, Reggie Roberson, Toby Young, Mrs. Joe Schiner, Jim Haynes, Daylene Wilkes, Douglas Richardson and Jake Myers. April 2 — Leon Banda, Chandra Jones, Tabitha Starr Davis, Mrs. Floyce Practor, James Earl Shead, Jr., Robert McGill, Harold Hart, Autry Jones, Terry Kay Millett, Barbara Riley, Peggy White, Kurt Knotts, John Richers, Jamie Lee, Derick Williams, David Cox, Butch Neilson, Jamie Berryhill, Brady Whitmer, Josh Poole April 3 — Lori Rosas, Hakeem Colbert, James Earl Nolen, Samantha Perry, Jack Elder, Carolyn Taylor, William Bynum III, Michael Don Vinson, Jim Anderson, Loren Barber, Mrs. Percie L. Redic, David Neal, Keyonna Livingston, Deana Carol Rust-Patterson, Angela Davis Garry Nix, Chad Bradley, Ray Lynn Duncan, Gary Renshaw, Thomas W. Bynum, Chandra Harvin, Mazelle Nolte, Amy Fuler, Tabitha Schedeng, Mollie Barber, Sonya Brown, Tonya Owens, Chanda White THIS WEEK’S ANNIVERSARIES include: March 31 — Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hooker April 1 — Mr. and Mrs. Ed Decker, Mike and Cindy Hail April 2 — Mark and Lindy Bass April 3 — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bunch, Mr. and Mrs. Baron Honea, Larry and Ann Rossum, Fletcher and Doloris Lusk-Jowers




Kilgore man pleads guilty, gets 135 months for child pornography TYLER, Texas – A 46-year-old Kilgore, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales this week. Timothy Michael Callahan pleaded guilty on Nov. 10, 2011, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison this week by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. According to information presented in court, on Nov. 2, 2010, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at Callahan's residence in Kilgore. During the investigation, Callahan admitted to using a peerto-peer file sharing network, Gigatribe, to download and view child pornography. A forensic analysis of Callahan's computer revealed approximately 477 images of child pornography, some depicting children less than 12 years of age engaged in sadistic or masochistic conduct. Callahan has previously been convicted of sexual assault n Gregg County, Texas. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Longview Police Department's Cyber Crimes Unit and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.


Kilgore High School’s Future Hispanic Leaders of America Club wash cars to help raise donations for Relay for Life.

Seminar highlights on generational diversity By AUSTIN KING

City representatives gathered at Kilgore Economic Development Center offices in Synergy Park to participate in a seminar focused on the merits of generational diversity. Elizabeth A. Campbell, partner and chief diversity officer of Andrews Kurth Limited Liability Partnership, led the group in learning the value of a diversified workplace. “Most people when they think of diversity, they think race and gender,” said Campbell. Campbell explained there are four generations n the workforce right now: Traditionalists born in 1945 or before; Baby Boomers, born1946 to 1964; Generation X, 1965 to1981 and Generation Y, 1982 to 2000. Campbell outlined how each generation has different general qualities and working values. “Not everyone adjusts very well to the complexities of generational diversity,” said Campbell. To show contrast in genera-

tional differences, Campbell showed how tensions might arise over factors such as how Traditionalists tend to be loyal to an organization, whereas Generation Y tends to be loyal to colleagues. Of course, such generalizations are not always true. To demonstrate this, Campbell offered everyone at the seminar a pack of jellybeans. The jellybeans were specially


Elizabeth Campbell discusses the value of a generationally-diverse workplace Tuesday during a seminar at Synergy Park.

made; the color did not match the flavor. “These jelly beans are representative of how we act with certain people,” said Campbell. Charts that compared generation population by race in Houston were also displayed. According to Campbell, a report from Rice University found Houston to be the most ethnically diverse city in the country. Another focus of the seminar was how successful multi-generation teams, such as President Obama and Vice President Biden, can be and the success that can be brought about by a demographically diverse team. The “Lilly M. Ledbetter v. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Inc.” lawsuit was also presented to those in attendance. This case would serve as a turning point against discrimination against age. Ledbetter is a traditionalist who filed a claim of discriminatory compensation, which the Supreme Court ruled to be too late to file. At the time, later effects of past

KPD Arrest Reports From Staff Reports The Kilgore police department reported the following arrests between March 23 and March 29. March 23 William Moises Andrade, 28, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. Kori Elizabeth Harrison, 19, of Port Naches, was arrested on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor. Michael Antwan Lyons, 38, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication and possession of marijuana. Holly Ann McDonald, 25, of Tyler, was arrested on a local warrant. Curtis Wayne Mumphrey, 51, of Kilgore, was arrested on two warrants from another agency and eight local warrants. Dveario Martel Smith, 22, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. Michael Lashaun Stiggers, Kilgore was arrested on a charge of no driver’s license and fictious, altered or illegible registration. Sergio Torres Martinez, 30, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Tomas Martinez Torres, 32, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Michael Douglas Williams, 30, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. March 24 Itzayana Alonso, 21, of

Tyler, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Christina Michelle Garcia, 34, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. Eduardo Lee Garcia II, 31, of Kilgore, was arrested on two local warrants. Miranda Gail Hawkins, 36, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. Mindy Michelle Kirkland, 32, of Gladewater, was arrested on a local warrant. Beau Boyd Mason, 26, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated or with an open alcohol container and possession of marijuana. Leonardo Daniel Rosas, 25, of Tyler, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Felicia Shuntae Shelton, 37, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. March 25 Christopher Paul Grant, 18, of Conroe, was arrested on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor. Jonathan Jeremiah Kirkland, 31, of Gladewater, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid. Austin Ray Orange, 48, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of assault causing bodily injury, family violence. Armando Fernandez Ortiz, 45, of Tyler, was arrested on a charge of no driver’s license and driving while intoxicated. Corey Wesley Rider, 33, of Kilgore, was arrested on three local warrants. Devario Martel Smith, 22,

of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of theft. March 26 Charles Junior Jackson, 30, of Kilgore, was arrested on a warrant from another agency. March 27 Vernita Cheryl Gipson, 44, of Kilgore, was arrested on three local warrants. Keith Allen Hooks, 22, of Overton, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. Johnny Lee Jackson, 31, of Gladewater, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass. Phelan Robert Preey, 22, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana. Sheena Mariee Smith Turrubiartes, 24, of Overton, was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. March 28 Dustin Allen Driver, 31, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Joel Craig Hammontree, 29, of Overton, was arrested on a local warrant. Frederick William Mcvey, 33, of Kilgore, was arrested on a warrant from another agency. Rosie Bell Mitchell Hutton, 35, of Kilgore, was arrested on a local warrant. Bobby Dun Mumphrey, 50, of Kilgore, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

discrimination did not renew the time allotted to file a claim. In 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter act was passed, which outlawed discriminatory compensation thus removing the old rules regarding discriminatory compensation. Campbell spoke about other such acts that have passed in recent years. Groups were formed that challenged members to think of inter-generational teams, and ideas to make a successful team. Campbell’s goal was to teach city representatives the value of generational diversity. Her seminar clearly showed the positives in having a bit of everything in the workplace. “Diversity is about change,” she said.



State Representative David Simpson speaks to residents of Country Place Village Wednesday.

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Council approves one-time HOT allocations By JAMES DRAPER

When it comes to putting heads in beds, the Kilgore College Rangerettes' Revels and the East Texas Oil Museum pass the test, city council members agreed Tuesday. During their regular meeting, the council unanimously approved investing excess Hotel Occupancy Tax funds in the two organizations' tourism efforts and approved a change to the city's signage code, among other business. Following up on Kilgore College President Bill Holda's request for one-time allocations of $15,000 and $25,000 for the Rangerettes and the museum, respectively, council members noted they did hear some objections to the funding. However, the group determined the $40,000 will continue to bring visitors to local hotels and motels, the simple standard for investing HOT funds. "Other than annexation, I don't receive as many objections than to giving money to the Rangerettes," council member Randy Renshaw acknowledged. There is animosity among some members of the community about how many local girls make the line, he reported, but "I'm sure the judges make the fairest decision they can as to who's going to be part of the team." But the key question is whether the group increases Kilgore's tourism profile. "The focus for that is they represent Kilgore wherever they go. The program is so well-known that

young ladies from all over the country are interested," he said. The hotel/money tax revenues are not city funds, council member Harvey McClendon pointed out. The 13 percent tax (six percent of which goes to the state) is levied on patrons of local inns and expressly directed for the advancement and enhancement of tourism. "The decision should be based on whether or not the Rangerettes do encourage tourism, and I don't think there's any question of that." The East Texas Oil Museum has earmarked its funds for the creation of a digital docent program to better-serve visitors. Overall, Hotel Occupancy Tax funds are currently divided between the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce (68.42 percent, capped at $195,000), the Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation and Texas Shakespeare Festival (12.28 percent or $35,000) and the Kilgore Main Street Program, which receives up to $20,000, a 7.02 percent share. Any collections above the $285,000 projection for 2012 will be set aside with approximately $85,000 in excess funds from previous years. Benefitting organizations are contractually required to submit quarterly, itemized reports on how they invest the funds in tourism, and council members review the allocations each year during their annual budget cycle. Requestors can apply for a share of the funds during the budget season, and the council can adjust the

percentages and beneficiaries at their discretion, as well as approve one-time allocations at any time. "We can't say that this is going to be an annual donation. It's going to be a case-by-case situation," Renshaw said of the two new allocations. "Otherwise, I don't have any opposition to it at all." Main Street Manager Clara Chaffin brought the proposed revision to the city's development code as it relates to signage in the Main Street Overlay District. "Since my time here in the past three-and-a-half months I've had many questions about banners downtown," she explained. According to the current code, banners are allowed for special events only. "We sat down and rewrote it and gave that proposal to planning and zoning. They looked at it and approved it." The new code, unanimously approved by the council, states that permits must be approved by the Main Street Advisory Board and defines a special event as "any event that generates the need for

additional signage." The revised guidelines stipulate commercial banners may only be displayed for 14 days per year, no longer than seven consecutive days. Likewise, community event banners may only be displayed for 14 consecutive days. "This ensures there are not banners up for months before or after an event happens." Exceptions to the policy are subject to advisory board approval. "The Main Street Advisory Board is very willing to take on this task in order to maintain the integrity and the feel of the downtown as we have it now," Chaffin said, "especially considering all the work that has gone into it." Policing the new code is important, council member Randy Renshaw said before the vote. "Typically when there's a violation downtown we send code enforcement downtown and ask them to remove the banner or the sign," Chaffin explained. "That's pretty much what we normally have to do." "I don't see how you can have a

Under their consent agenda Tuesday night, Kilgore city council members approved: • A resolution on the city's Equipment Services Policy, allowing that department's employees "access to their tools and use of the city facility after hours, at the discretion of the Equipment Services Coordinator, for courtesy repairs or maintenance to city employees’ personal vehicles and equipment. No work will be done for profit, and all parts and fluids will be supplied by the person who owns the vehicle and/or equipment."

• Prepared for the city's upcoming general election and special charter amendment election, appointing City Clerk Deborah Dane as early voting clerk as well as deputy early voting clerks Karen Custer, Lawanna Williams, Janell Kinsey and Don Kinsey. Council members also accepted Valerie Melton as election judge and Margie Hall as alternate judge and approved a contract with Gregg County for leasing and programming electronic voting equipment, ballot tabulation and supervision.

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cords to go with the Kindles, and just received them this week. “We’re hopeful the public is respectful when they check the Kindles out,” said Johnson. Due to the high price of the USB and power cords, lost cords will have to be replaced by the library patron. According to Johnson, KPL is still determining regulations regarding the Kindles, such as how much to charge for late fees or even how long a patron can keep a Kindle. Johnson stated that Kindles will be cata-

loged as library equipment. In order to check out a Kindle, patrons must fill out an Electronic Device Borrower Agreement that details the terms of use. “It’s a new area to experience,” said Johnson. Johnson believes the Kindles will be ready to check out Monday. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, it is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. KPL is closed Sundays. For more information about the Kindles or KPL, call 903-984-1529.



Kilgore Public Library Clerk Deana Hutson displays one of the new Kindles that will soon be available for checkout.

Commissioners praise White Oak athletes, approve election details for upcoming primary on May 29 By AUSTIN KING

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law without a penalty," Mayor Ronnie Spradlin said. According to Planning and Zoning Director Carol Windham, the new policy will carry the same penalties and fines as other code violations, and, likewise, challenges of rulings will go to the Zoning Board of Adjustment of Appeals. "I don't have a problem with it as long as we enforce it," Renshaw said. The council also approved $321,569.97 for infrastructure construction at the Mobbs companies' Windsor Park subdivision, about $17,500 less than originally anticipated. "The agreement is the city will pay for the material, and Mobbs will do the construction," City Manager Scott Sellers explained. "As the property sells, the city will recapture the share of the material cost for that property." The measure passed four in favor with one abstention – Spradlin did not vote as his company, East Texas Lumber, won the bid for furnishing rebar to the project.

The Gregg County Commissioners Court honored a number of White Oak students for their athletic accomplishments this school year Thursday morning. The White Oak High School Boys Basketball Team, the Roughnecks, won the UIL Class 2A State Championship, defeating Brock in the finals. This is the first state title WOHS has won since 1957. The team’s season record was 37 wins with only one loss, and the court honored the team’s players, coaches, staff and parents. The players are as follows: Jerred Wisenhunt, senior; Slade Sutton, sophomore; Jordan DeAguero, junior; Skylar Sutton, junior; Chadd Johnston, senior; Kris Anderson, junior; Josh Benson, sophomore; Carson Andrews, junior; Josh Hood, junior; Cass Carr, sophomore; Dylan Gale, sophomore; Ian Story, senior; Caleb Carr, senior; Hayden Nichols, sophomore; Gabe Michael, sophomore; Levi Yancy, junior; Clay Hunter, junior. Head coach Ron Boyett and assistant coaches Jeff Hampton and Billy Terry were honored alongside support staff members Matthew Wofford, Leigha Sheridan, Rebekah Holcomb, Maddy Belcher, Samantha Crossland and Hagen Henson. The court also honored Bri Matthews of White Oak, who became the Class 2A Girls State Powerlifting Champion. Matthews was recognized alongside WOHS power lifting head coach Eddie Shuttlesworth and assistant coach Kim Taylor as well as the superintendent and board of trustees of White Oak Independent School District. The following Gregg County employees were given awards for their service to the county: Curtis L. Black, Road and Bridge Precinct 4, 5 years; Cindy A. Browning, Purchasing, 5 years; Cindy L. Hensley, Road and bridge Precinct 3, 5 years; Larry D. King, East Texas Regional Airport 5 years; James M. Lacy, Community Supervision, 5 years; Clarence E. Ramey, Sheriff’s Office, 5 years; Mary E. Pepper, Tax Office, 10 years; Cathleen M. Crank, Tax Office, 15 years; Cathy P. Cerliano, Juvenile Probation, 25 years. The court also approved an updated Joint Resolution and the early voting schedule of the May 29 Primary Election and announced the updated information for

the election. Important dates in the election are as follows: March 30 – First day to apply for mail ballot. April 14 – Last day to mail military ballots. April 25 – Last day to mail new voter certificates. April 30 – Last day to register for primary. May 14 – First day of early voting in person. May 22 – Last day to apply for a mail ballot. May 25 – Last day of early voting in person. July 31 – Primary run off. Early voting will be available at the following locations at the following dates and times: Gregg County Courthouse: Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, 8 a.m., to 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kilgore Community Center: Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gladewater City Hall: Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Liberty City Community Center: Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Elderville Community Center: Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In other news, the court approved a request to name April 2012 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Gregg County. Approval was granted for the City of East Mountain to place a 3-inch PVC water line in the right of way of Walnut Lane. The court approved the Sheriff’s Office’s request to utilize inmate labor to assist The ARC of Gregg County, and a request to allow $10,000 from non-capital account to be used to purchase five LED light bars for patrol vehicles. The court also approved the payment of annual membership dues for 2012 from East Texas Council of Governments in the amount of $18,260. The board approved all items presented, including payroll and transfer of funds, bills payable and budget transfer amendments and health plan claims payments and the County Clerk’s Quarterly Investment Report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.

Today’s businesses are turning to digital signs to attract costumers and spread a larger message. City Planning and Zoning Director Carol Windham recognizes this, and hopes to come up with regulations that will benefit Kilgore in regards to these signs. “Over the past year I have received several calls regarding digital signage, about our regulations,” said Windham. “We have none.” Windham proposed that the city council consider adopting a future ordinance to regulate digital signs, which currently do not fit into the same regulations as regular signs in the city. The council was interested in a proposed ordinance, so Windham must now create one. Factors such as message time, content and lighting are major focuses that Windham will have to determine. “What we’re really looking at is how long a sign stays up before it changes,” said Windham. A message that changes too often might provide a distraction for city drivers. The way that messages transition from one to another is another thing Windham must consider. Sign sizes will also be addressed in Windham’s ordinance. The main concerns of the ordinance will be driver safety and beautification. “We want to ensure the safety of motorists,” said City Manager Scott Sellers, who spoke with Windham about the future proposed ordinance. “With signage in general, you don’t want a city to look cluttered,” said Windham. “I’m all for digital signage, but we need to learn how to adapt to it.” Windham also hopes to speak with Main Street Advisory Board to discuss regulations and restrictions for digital signs downtown. At least three more digital signs are to be installed soon in the city. She believes that the ordinance will take about one month to finish before she returns to the city council to propose to have it adopted. “As I see more digital signs come on, as a planner I feel it’s time we tackle that issue,” she said.




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Trunk Sewer Main improvements. "The Rabbit Creek, from all signs that I can tell, it's going well," he said. "They're making great progress. It's obviously going to be of great benefit to the city when it's done – it's going to fix a lot of problems." Sorensen, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Wyoming, said he is also tracking two upcoming joint road improvement projects: the city, Gregg County, Kilgore Economic Development Corporation and the Texas Department of Transportation are committed to co-fund the $560,000 installation of a turnlane on the U.S. Hwy. 259 Bypass at Synergy Park as well as the $6 million widening of Hwy. 42 between Hwy. 31 and Interstate 20. "I think at this point they're mostly in TxDOT hands. I think we just have to come up with the money," Sorensen said. "Those are both good signs the city's growing. The state recognizes that, and they're helping us grow. I think they're both good projects." The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone is another boon for the community, he said, and the city can expect a return on its $400,000 investment in the project, repaid through anticipated property taxes on developments at the site. "If they take off and we fill them up with businesses, we'll see that money back again," Sorensen explained. "We see the growth, we see the business coming in, we're creating jobs – I think it's a good situation for everyone." Sorensen takes his post at the official completion of downtown Streetscape Phase II and is getting up-to-date on the proposals for Phase III. There is a lot going on downtown between the Main Street Program, Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation and Kilgore Chamber of Commerce, he said. "I've been invited to a lot of meetings this last week. I'm there mostly to get a sense of what they want to do, where I am over the streets in this position, how it's going to tie in, how infrastructure can support that growth and renovation," Sorensen explained. "Mostly I'm just there to keep abreast of what they want to do and whenever possible provided some sort of insight to the infrastructure side of it – this past week I've just been a fly on the wall, seeing what's going on." One thing in particular that draws Sorensen's admiration is the state of the city's fleet, one of several departments that falls under his supervision. Comparatively, he said, it's phenomenal. "Our fleet is not outdated; we have mechanics that are knowledgeable, that work on all the city equipment. It is a definite asset. The bonds that the city passed however many years ago where departments can pay back into that bond and pay for equipment out right – that's a fantastic system. I think the city fleet is in good shape." Other elements under the

public works umbrella include water and sewer, utilities, cemeteries, parks and streets. Water is another thing on Sorensen's mind. "My first impression, not ever living in Texas before, especially East Texas, it seems like we have two problems: one is drought, one is too much rain," he said. "Illinois they considered it a drought (even) when you had rain all the time." A city has to plan for the '100-year flood,' he allowed, but it must also have a plan for its water resources in case of drought. "I think the city's definitely taking steps to handle both of those," Sorensen said. Meanwhile, "Drainage, when it rains, is a problem no matter where you're at. A culvert is good for pretty much two things: moving water and getting plugged." As a new resident, Sorensen also has firsthand experience with Kilgore's housing situation. It's tough. "The area that I was coming from, economically was very depressed. Housing (cost) there was significantly lower," he explained. "What we found here is just kind of sticker-shock. When we lived in Wyoming we faced the same thing. It's facing oilboom, natural-gas boom. We came back to an oilbooming area. It's not outrageous, you just have to get adjusted to paying that much again." He's also heard, multiple times, about Kilgore's large commuter workforce. "The feel that I get is that Kilgore provides the jobs and Longview gets the housing," Sorensen said. "It seems like the city manager, the city council are definitely focusing on bringing housing to Kilgore so we can keep those workers here, provide the quality of life. "I think the fact that we're getting developers coming in willing to do affordable housing, apartments...I think we'll see a boon, we'll see a benefit from that." A week-and-a-half after the new director came aboard, City Manager Scott Sellers said on Wednesday that Sorensen very nicely complements the plan to create a comprehensive public works department here. "Seth's background is ideal as it very closely matches what we had envisioned the public works department to look like," Sellers said. "His prior experience in Illinois and Wyoming adds much value to the City of Kilgore." Combining certain departments at the city allows for more collaboration as staff look toward additional public works-related projects and the upcoming creation of a capital improvement plan. "Seth does have experience creating a capital improvement plan, he has experience leading or directing public works crews and he has experience engineering projects," Sellers said. "So, I am very happy to have Seth on board. I think he will be an excellent fit with our existing departments and employees. "After a week and a half on the job, he has exceeded my expectations."


Sixty years of Overton history flowed from the memory of Mary Rhodes to the Overton Rotary Club at its Friday luncheon in Community Center. Details of the oil boom days, the businesses and Rhodes’ own experiences came from her without notes, prompters or a skip. Rhodes herself is a Rotary member and still runs her real estate business from her home.


McMillan Memorial Library housed the New Pioneer Quilting Club’s 2012 Quilt Show March 21. Designs by club members and friends were shown by Guide and Teacher Dee Diedering (left) and Pioneer member David Smith (right) to visitors Dorothy Moore, Wanda Sparks and Virginia Combs of Henderson’s St. Clares Stitchers. The New Pioneers are from New London.

SWEPCO warns of risks of mylar balloons, kites around power lines AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) reminds its customers that metallic coatings on mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to SWEPCO’s electrical system and cause power losses, emphasizing the need to make sure these objects are not allowed to interfere in the lines. SWEPCO also wants to remind children, and adults too, that there are certain safety precautions that

should be taken concerning kites and power lines. • Never use wire, tinsel or any metal in kite construction or as string -they can conduct electricity. • Never fly a kite near power lines. Electricity always takes the path of least resistance to the ground. It could go through the string to your body. Choose a wide-open field to fly kites. • If a kite is caught in a power line, LEAVE IT THERE. Parents should

call SWEPCO toll-free for assistance at 1-888-216-3523, and properly trained personnel with safety equipment can remove the kite. • Do not fly kites on rainy days where there is a possibility of lightning using the string as a conductor to reach the ground. Wet strings are good conductors of electricity. Remember to follow simple safety rules for a fun and safe kite-flying outing this spring.



NEXT WEEK: Results from everything: Kilgore High baseball and softball, track and field, and the KHS soccer programs in the playoffs.

LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF SOCCER Playoff results online today Both of Kilgore High School’s soccer teams were to play in the first round of the Class 4A postseason on Friday, following the deadline for this print edition of the News Herald. We will have coverage in Wednesday’s edition, but there will be a story online today with scores from both games, and possibly the next playoff opponent, date, site and time, if at all possible. See our website,, today.

GOLF KHS teams prepare for district Both Kilgore High School golf teams, coached by Jimmy Williams and Steve Toon, played in tournaments Thursday at Garden Valley Golf Club near Lindale, in preparation for next week’s District 14-4A tournaments at Lakeside Golf Club in Marshall. The district girls tournament is Monday, and the boys tournament is Tuesday. Finishing among the leaders allows golfers to advance to regionals. For Kilgore’s girls at Thursday’s tournament in Lindale, Mary Mays finished third overall, a great showing, shooting a 95 (medalist was Sulphur Springs’ Kirstie Wallace, who shot an 85, and second place was Victoria Chapman, also of Sulphur, who shot just two better than Mays). Also for KHS, Courtney Ganus finished 14th overall (a 109) in a field of 57. For Kilgore’s boys, it wasn’t the greatest outing, as the Bulldogs finished 19th of 24 teams. Colton Meredith led KHS with a 94. Andrew Hampton shot a 103, Logan Robins a 108, and Michael Carvera a 109. Sabine’s boys were also in the tournament, and didn’t finish in the top three as a team, but did have two players — Austin Gray and Spencer Gregory — to each shoot 84. Tell Defreece shot a 97, and Collin Gray a 102.

TRACK & FIELD Sabine girls win in Winona The Sabine High School girls track team is apparently on a mission to win every meet in which they compete this season. SHS won again on Thursday, taking first out of an 11-team field in the Jack Fry Relays in Winona for the second straight year, scoring 165 points. Miriam Canchola won the 3200 meter run; Brechelle Pierson won the 200 meter dash; Allissa McClain won the 1600 meter run; the team of Allecia Austin, McClain, Haley Stuart and Pierson won the 800 meter relay; and Stuart won the triple jump. In addition, Ania Haas finished second in the 3200; McClain finished second in the 800 meter run; Canchola was second in the 1600; Justice Frazier was second in the 100 meter hurdles; the 1600 meter relay team of Pierson, Canchola, Stuart and Haas finished second; Tylia Sylestine was second in the shot put; Stuart was third in the high jump; Austin was third in the 100 meter dash; Haas was third in the 1600; Frazier was third in the 300 meter hurdles; Pierson was third in the long jump; and Sylestine was third in the discus. Jordan Baker was fourth in the discus, Tori Cisco was fifth in the 300 meter hurdles, and Austin, Frazier, Logan Davis and Stuart finished fifth in the 400 meter relays. Stuart and Pierson each scored 25 points, McClain scored 23, Canchola scored 22, Haas scored 18, Austin 16 and Frazier, 15. The team is coached by April Washburn. Kilgore’s track team was to compete in Henderson on Friday, with results to come in after the deadline for this paper. See results online at early next week.

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Diamond ’Dogs down JT, 7-2 By MITCH LUCAS

It’s so far, so good for the Kilgore High School baseball team. The Bulldogs took a 4-0 lead on visiting John Tyler at Driller Park Tuesday night, then had to weather a brief comeback before finally earning a 7-2 victory over the Lions. The win moves KHS to 5-1 in District 14-4A, good enough for the district lead with one game left in the first round (that would have been played Friday night at Whitehouse). The second round of district play — the final seven games of the regular season — begins Tuesday at Marshall. Kilgore pitcher Riley Toler started the game and took JT down, 1-2-3, in the first with a strikeout, a fly out and a line out to Benny Colbert in left field. In

Kilgore's half of the inning, Jake Brantley came to the plate with one out in the book, but got hit by a pitch and then scored on an RBI single by Toler, giving the Diamond Dogs a 1-0 lead. They would add to that lead in the bottom of the second. This time, it was Colbert who got hit by a pitch by JT's Cesar Flores (who hit six KHS batters). He advanced to second on a groundout by Wesley Williams, and then DaQuavian Brewster was also hit by a pitch. Both Colbert and Brewster scored on a 2-RBI double by Cooper Coldiron, raising Kilgore's lead to 3-0. In the third inning, more of the same. Center fielder Matthew Dickey was hit by a pitch, and scored on an RBI single by Colbert. That gave Kilgore a fourrun cushion, and they would need it. JT scored twice in the top of the fourth. They loaded the bases on an infield sin-

gle, and scored on two wild pitches, cutting the KHS lead in half (4-2). Kilgore made a stand, though, in the fifth. Brantley was once again hit by a pitch, then advanced to second on a single by Dickey. Toler would score both of them on a 2-RBI triple, and then score himself on a single by Mason Nestleroad. JT didn't threaten again. The Lions gave the Bulldogs a good game just four days after ending an 11year winless-in-district streak. They had beaten Marshall on Friday. Kilgore used three pitchers in the win: Toler, Joseph Shepherd and Coldiron got the save. Combined, they allowed only three hits. For Kilgore, Toler had an RBI single and the 2-RBI triple. Coldiron had the 2-RBI double, Colbert had an RBI single, and Dickey and Nestleroad each had a single.

Overton clobbers Big Sandy, now 6-0 in district By J.M. JONES

OVERTON — Spencer Wright hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning to help assure Overton’s second consecutive mercy-rule victory with an 11-1 skinning of Big Sandy’s Wildcats Tuesday. The Mustangs remain undefeated, 6-0, in District 20-1A and were 10-5 overall prior to Friday’s game against Carlisle, following the deadline for this paper. Big Sandy falls to 0-11. Wright, at his third at-bat in the game and the sixth Mustang to bat at the bottom of the fourth, hammered the ball out of Mustang Park to bring Austin McCasland, Tyler Rhodes and himself back to home plate and a series of handshakes from Wright’s teammates. Overton’s lead moved to 91 after the shot. Wright also knocked the game’s first RBI with a first-inning swing to score Dalton Jeffers who had doubled. In the second, with Derek Graham and Greg Moore on base, Forrest Lee whacked a highball that was caught by Wildcat James Ellis. Graham scored and Moore raced to third. A pitch by Ellis to teammate Mark Walsh at third tipped off Walsh’s glove and over the fence. Moore took advantage and OHS had three. Jesse Roach clubbed a right fielder in the third inning to send Rhodes home for a fourth run. Brayton Pierce, a-hugging second base in the fourth inning, charged homeward from a McCasland single. Just before Wright’s homer, Rhodes pinged a double and Lee scooted back to the cage. The ’Stangs reached 10-high in the fifth as Lee singled a zephyr from relief pitcher John Howe back to the outfield and Pierce got to run home again. Rhodes struck out five and hit two singles. Jeffers had one double, one single and one stolen base. In addition to his home run, Wright knocked two singles and stole one base. Moore hit a double and Graham, McCasland and Roach all had singles. Lee and Pierce each had a single and one steal.

Photo by J.M. JONES

ROUND-TRIP TICKET — Overton’s Spencer Wright (above) finishes the last lap of a threerun home run he hit Tuesday against Big Sandy.


Former Kilgore High School soccer standout Kandace Shackelford (right) recently took home some pretty nice hardware (left): a NJCAA national championship ring, which she earned as a part of Tyler Junior College’s women’s soccer program. The Apaches were ranked No. 1 for most of their season, and finished up unbeaten, 240, beating Darton (Ga.) College in the finals of the NJCAA tournament in Melbourne, Fla., in November. Congratulations, Kandace!

RUNNING Trots 4 Tristan is April 14 There will be a 5K run, as well as a host of activities, in Liberty City on Saturday, April 14 to help 10-year-old Sabine Elementary student Tristan Lindsey and her family raise awareness for Niemann-Pick Disease, which can cause seizures, loss of muscle tone, and many other symptoms which may vary by case. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. April 14 at the Sabine High School track, and the 5K run (and also a mile fun run or walk) will begin at 9 a.m. Registration is $30 for ages 15 and over for the 5K run, and $20 for kids 14 and under. For the mile, it’s a $15 registration for all ages. Funds go to the national Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation. Tristan will be 10 on April 9, and is a third grader. There are plans for a giant birthday party for Tristan, including clowns, face-painting and bounce-houses, and there will be all sorts of other fund-raisers besides the run, including a concession stand and silent auction. Also, there will be about a dozen East Texas authors on hand signing copies of their books. And there is one more thing, a special treat. Former Olympian and long-distance run champion Kyle Heffner, the younger brother of Kilgore High School instructor John Heffner, will run in the event. Kyle, the younger of the Heffner brothers, followed in his brother’s running footsteps and helped Richardson High win the 5A state cross country championship in 1976. He was a member of the Texas A&M track and cross country team from 197780, and made the Olympic team in May 1980 at Buffalo, N.Y. at the Olympic Trials. For more information on all the events on April 14, call Tristan’s mom, Tracy Lindsey, at (903) 987-5608, or see the Trots 4 Tristan Facebook page: that’s — BY SPORTS EDITOR MITCH LUCAS




Tough loss for Lady Bulldogs at Nacogdoches By MITCH LUCAS

It wasn’t a pleasant trip for the Kilgore High School softball team down to Nacogdoches earlier this week for a District 14-4A game. And it’s not too pleasant for the Lady Bulldogs to look at the standings right now, either — if they’re going to make the playoffs, they’ve got some work to do. KHS dropped the game at Nac, 20-6, on Tuesday night, leading a low-scoring game

early until Nacogdoches came alive in the third inning. As a result, Kilgore falls to 2-5 after one complete round of district play. The second round was to begin Friday night at home against John Tyler, a game to be complete following the deadline for this issue of the News Herald. Coach Cassie Newell’s Lady Bulldogs will play at Whitehouse on Tuesday night at 6 p.m., then at Marshall next Friday. At Nac Tuesday night, Kil-

gore took an early lead when the Lady ’Dogs scored a run in the top of the first. They took a 3-2 lead in the top of the third, and then... “...And then, their bats just exploded,” Newell said, of Nacogdoches’ third inning. “Everything was hit right back up the middle. We made some good defensive plays; they were just hitting the ball. Annie (Mehringer, Kilgore’s catcher) picked off a Nac player at third and we threw out a girl at home on a wild pitch score attempt. We

threw someone out from the outfield, too. They were just really hitting the ball.” Senior Becca Stokes had two doubles for Kilgore, and fiinshed with 4 RBI. Mac Pinter had two hits, and so did Janesha Brager, including a double. Kilgore finished with eight hits. Freshman Amber Williams started on the mound. Senior Jenae Baggett also pitched, and Stokes closed it out for Kilgore, which needs to finish in the top four to make the playoffs.


Kilgore’s Huey playing, doing well for Arizona Rattlers By MITCH LUCAS

Kilgore’s Michael Huey has found a new football home. He’s a Rattler. Huey, the former Kilgore High School and University of Texas standout, is a starting offensive lineman for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, joining former KHS teammate Wayne

Daniels in the AFL. As we reported two weeks ago, Daniels is a defensive end and linebacker for the Chicago Rush. Huey wears No. 69 for the Rattlers, who are doing quite well. They’re 2-1, HUEY and their only loss was a 71-70 setback at San Jose in

the season opener. They defeated the Kansas City Command, 5628, on Thursday night and host the Spokane (Wash.) Shock next Friday. The Arena Football League is played, of course, inside on a much smaller field. The games tend to be high-scoring, and the NFL Network (Kilgore Cable channels 108 and 352) carries an AFL Game of the Week every week.

The season began March 10 and continues through July. Huey and Daniels will meet when the Rattlers host the Rush on May 12. Huey had a spectacular career at UT, helping the Longhorns to a Big 12 Conference championship and an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game in January, 2010. Huey may still wind up on a National Football League roster; NFL

franchises often sign AFL players, and Huey and his agent are keeping his options open. Huey and many players coming out of college last year, including Daniels and another former Kilgore standout, Eddie Jones, were affected by the NFL’s labor dispute, a lockout that caused much of the offseason to be condensed into just a few weeks.




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VICTORY ROAD BAPTIST Corner of Hwy. 135 & Goforth Road. Johnny Williams, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. ZION BAPTIST Hwy. 135, 834-3994/834-3522, Overton. Rev. Tyrone Gee, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. CATHOLIC CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC Broadway & Laird, 984-3716, Kilgore. Rev. Dan Dower, Priest. English Mass: Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.; Spanish Mass: Sun. noon and 5 p.m. CHRISTIAN CORINTH CHRISTIAN New Hope Community. James O. Griffin, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN 609 East Main St., 984-3963, Kilgore. Bill Blanks, Min. SS 10 a.m., Contemporary WS 9 a.m., Traditional WS11 a.m. PEATOWN CHRISTIAN FM 2011 (Peatown Road), Dr. Jim Lewis, minister. WS 3 p.m. (third Sunday), Bible study 3 p.m. (every other Sunday) SELMAN CITY CHRISTIAN 2 blocks W. & 1 block S. of Hwy. 64 - 42 intersection, Turnertown. W.D. Buddy Stovall, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST CHANDLER STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 2700 Chandler St., 984-2928, Kilgore. Chris Vidacovich, Min. SS 9 a.m., WS 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. POST OAK RD. CHURCH OF CHRIST 131 Post Oak Rd (31 @ I-20), Kilgore. Dale Hendricks, Min. SS 9 a.m., WS 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. LAIRD HILL CHURCH OF CHRIST Laird Hill. SS 10 a.m., WS 10:50 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. NEW HOPE CHURCH OF CHRIST New Hope Rd., New Hope. Ralph Draper, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11:15 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. OVERTON CHURCH OF CHRIST 112 E. South, 834-6440, Overton. Paul Witt, Min. SS 9 a.m., WS 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. OAKDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST Corner of FM 1252 and Smith CR 370, 903984-3986, Kilgore. Leamon G. Keele, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wed. 7 p.m. WESTVIEW CHURCH OF CHRIST Gladewater St., 983-1171, Kilgore. John W. Smith, Min. WS 9:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD CENTER POINT CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Pirtle. H.P. Jordan, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11:30 a.m.; Tues. 7:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY Hwy. 135 near I-20, Liberty City. Bill Richardson, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Wed. 7:30 p.m. EASTVIEW CHURCH OF GOD 1206 E. Hwy. 31 (near intersection of Hwy. 42), Kilgore. Curtis Wood, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. 984-4511. FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Green Blackmon Rd., Liberty City. H.P. Jordan, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m. CROSSPOINTE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 1640 FM 1252 E., 984-5412, Kilgore. Efrain Cirilo, Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 10:45 a.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. GLORYLAND CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Peavine Rd., Kilgore. James Elder, Min. SS 10:30 a.m., WS 11:30 a.m.; Thurs. 7:30 p.m. GREATER HOPE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST FM 1252, Liberty City. Purvis Johnson, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m.; Wed. 7:30 p.m. KILGORE CHURCH OF GOD PGT Hwy. 31, Kilgore. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m. (1st & 3rd Sun.) NEW HOLY CHAPEL COGIC 2880 Mt. Pisgah Rd., Kilgore. Pastor Edward H. Pratt Jr. SS 10 a.m. WS 11:30 a.m. 903-9844200 ST.’S CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Hwy. 1252, Kilgore. F.L. Mitchell, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11:45 a.m. WAYSIDE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Dudley Rd., Crossroads. Henry H. Prentice, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 12 p.m. EPISCOPAL ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL 314 N. Henderson Blvd., 984-3929, Kilgore. Sun. WS 10:30 a.m.; 1st & 3rd Sun., communion service; 2nd & 4th Sun., morning prayer. LUTHERAN PILGRIM LUTHERAN CHURCH Broadway & Florey, 984-4333, Kilgore. Rev. Dr. Jayson S. Galler, pastor. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 10:45 a.m. METHODIST BATES MEMORIAL C.M.E. 610 Douglas St., Kilgore. Jaqueline Liner-Tolbert, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m.; Wed. 6:30 p.m. CROSS ROADS UNITED METHODIST Crossroads. Ralph Rudy, Min. SS 10:30 a.m., WS 9:30 a.m.; Wed. 6 p.m. DANVILLE UNITED METHODIST 2187 Danville Rd., Kilgore. Ralph Rudy, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. 903-984-4683 MCCARY’S CHAPEL METHODIST Old Gladewater Hwy., 984-5622, Liberty City. Rev. Charlotte Austin, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. MT. PLEASANT C.M.E. 4242 Hwy. 135 S., Kilgore, 984-5953. Rev. Travis Stinson, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m. MT. ZIOON C.M.E. 22698 FM 2767 (Old Hwy. 31) Kilgore, 903566-5336, Rev. H.Q. Dickerson, Pastor SS 9 a.m., WS 10 a.m., Wed. Bible study 6:30 p.m NEW LONDON UNITED METHODIST New London. Paul Whitely, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. OVERTON FIRST UNITED METHODIST 213 E. Henderson, Overton. Fred Parsons, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 10:45 a.m. PIRTLE UNITED METHODIST 3.5 miles south of Kilgore bypass, turn east on CR 146 go .5 miles. 903-984-9555 Dudley J. Plaisance, JR. Pastor SS 9:30 a.m., WS 10:30 a.m. ST. LUKE’S UNITED METHODIST 401 E. Main St., 984-3576, Kilgore. Darwood Galaway, Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. SCOTT’S MEMORIAL C.M.E. M & P Ave., Overton. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m.

NAZARENE FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Martin & Sabine, Kilgore. Mark Hendrick, Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 10:45 a.m. PENTECOSTAL NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER 18535 HWY. 69S, Tyler. 903-871-8700. Morning worship - 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Last Sunday of month - 6 p.m. Wednesday NFL - 7 p.m. CALVARY WAY PENTECOSTAL 106 Woodlawn Ave., Kilgore. Glenn Douglas Barton, Min. WS 10 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wed. 7:30 p.m. FIRST PENTECOSTAL 516 Fritz-Swanson, 984-2381/984-6405, Kilgore. James Boatman, Min. SS 9:45 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL Hwy 3035, Overton, 903-847-3617. W.L. Williams, Min. WS 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. IGLESIA DE DIOS PENTECOSTAL M.I. 400 Powderhorn(Hwy 42) Services hours are S.S. 11 a.m., Worship 12, Wed. 7 p.m. Fri. 7 p.m.

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PRESBYTERIAN CENTRE PRESBYTERIAN 8531 FM Rd. 2011, Longview. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN E. Main, Kilgore, 984-1502 SS 9:50 a.m., WS 9a.m. & 11 a.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 1007 Hwy 3053, Overton. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. OTHER AGAPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 1000 Kilgore Dr., Henderson. 903-657-8541. ALL PEOPLE’S CHURCH 325 N. Kilgore St., Kilgore. Steven Hamilton, Min. WS 10:30 a.m. Sunday. BETHESDA FOURSQUARE Hwy. 323, 834-6069, Overton. John Blake, Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. CIRCLE C COWBOY CHURCH OF RUSK COUNTY 3052 CR 238 (Just off FM 850), Henderson, 903-363-6092. Pat Alphin, pastor. WS 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Bible study Wed. 6:45 p.m. CHRISTIAN SOLDIER CHURCH 1100 S. Martin St., Kilgore. Javier Moreno, pastor. Bible Class schedule: Sun., 10 a.m., 11:15 Eng., 6:30 p.m., Span., Tue. 7 p.m. Span., Wed., 7 p.m. Eng., Thur. 7 p.m. Eng., 903-2293499 CHURCH FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL 111 S. Rusk, Kilgore. Leland Burkett, Min. SS 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m., WS 7 p.m. CHURCH OF LIVING WATERS Goforth & Steele Rd., 984-3354, Kilgore. Johnny G. Green, Min. WS 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF THE HARVEST 100 W. Radio, 758-3070, Longview. Mark Davidson, Min. WS 10:30 a.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. CHURCH ON THE WAY Hwy. 42 S across from Laird Hill Post Office. Dempsey Charles, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 7 p.m.; Thurs. prayer meeting, 7 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. COUNTY LINE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD Goforth Rd., Kilgore. W.C. Coleman, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER 603 Sanders St., 758-3157. Paul Thompson, Min. WS 9 a.m., Wed. 7 p.m. FAITH TABERNACLE Hwy. 31, 984-7191, Kilgore. Jack Hathcoat, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. FAITH TABERNACLE OF GOD IN CHRIST East Hwy. 31, Kilgore. T-Alzie Kenney, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. GENERAL ASSEMBLY - CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD P.G.T. Hwy. 31 & 2012, Kilgore. Emmett Hill Jr., Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 11 a.m. GRACE FELLOWSHIP Kay & Martin, 984-3011, Kilgore. Brian Nutt, Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. GOSPEL LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH FM 2012, Laird Hill, 903-983-0347. Frank Jackson, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. GREATER FAITH MINISTRIES 10879 Hwy 42, Laird Hill, 903-984-3805 Casandra VanZandt Min. WS 11:30 Bible Class 7:30p.m. Wednesday Nights HARMONY PIRTLE US 259, Pirtle. Carlos Whitaker, Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 11 a.m. KILGORE BIBLE CHURCH 3810 County Line Rd., 983-2827, Kilgore. Barry Metz, Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 10:45 a.m.; Wed. Awana 6 p.m. Wed. Prayer Service 7 p.m. KILGORE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD P.G.T. Hwy. 31 West, Kilgore. Emmett Hill Jr., Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 11 a.m. NEW BIRTH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 2307 Stone Rd., Kilgore. Eric L. Love, pastor. 903-986-8700. NEW COVENANT CHURCH FM 2087 & I-20, 984-1548/757-7791, Kilgore. Chuck Warnock, Min. WS 9 & 11 a.m.; Wed. 7 p.m. OLD PATHS TABERNACLE HOLINESS FM 2087 & FM 349, Kilgore. Samuel Snow, Min. SS 10 a.m., WS 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Wed. 7:30 p.m. 903-986-2529 STILL WATERS WORSHIP CENTER Gateway Shopping Center (north of I-20), 9818009, Liberty City. Eddie Scott, Min. WS 10 a.m.; Wed. 6:30 p.m. THE LIGHTHOUSE I-20 on Hwy. 135, Liberty City. Jake Wommer, Min. SS 9:30 a.m., WS 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Tues. 7 p.m. THE LIVING WORD CHURCH 1567 FM 1252, 903-720-9002, Kilgore. Lee Bryan Min. WS 7 p.m. VICTORY TEMPLE 601 E. Hwy 31, Kilgore. Robert Hicks, Min. SS 10:30 a.m., WS 11:30 a.m.; Wed. 7:30 p.m. WORD OF TRUTH TABERNACLE South & Fritz-Swanson, Kilgore. Michael McCarty, Min. SS 10:45 a.m., WS 11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6:30 p.m.

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in the love and power on the grace with a Living of the Risen Christ! Last Supper of found on the April 8 Christ and the cross with Easter Sunday disciples staged 6:30 a.m. Joseph Martin’s and presented Sunrise Service in costume by Colors of Grace by the Activity Center with Choir and the youth of 7:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Family Center St. Luke’s Orchestra 8:30 a.m. Arise! April 5, April 6, Worship in Maundy Good Friday the Sanctuary Thursday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Service at 7 p.m. Service at 7 p.m. 10:30 a.m. Traditional in the in the St. Luke’s Worship in Sanctuary Family Center the Sanctuary Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. April 7 City Park with 1st Baptist Church



903-986-0337 Out Dudley Road, cross FM 2276 1/2 mile on the right

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FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Invites you to Easter Worship 7:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service/Breakfast 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship Service Pastor Bro. Ken Davis 4507 Goforth Rd. (1/2 mile west of Hwy. 135)

 April 5 Maundy Thursday Communion in the Chapel 7:00 PM 

Regular Worship Service - 9:30 a.m.

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Maundy Thursday, April 21 - 6:30 p.m.

Easter Breakfast, April 24 - 8:30 a.m.

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Easter Sunrise Service, April 24 - 7 a.m.


April 6 Good Friday Tenebrae 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary April 8 Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 6:30 Carl Clower’s Barn Worship in the Chapel 9:00 AM Sunday School 9:50 AM Worship in the Sanctuary 11:00 AM


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Highland Park Baptist Church Easter Schedule 7:00am Easter Sunrise 7:30am Church wide Breakfast 9:45am Sunday School 10:50am Morning Worship Service 10:50am Worship Kids Style (4 yrs. - 3rd grae) 6 pm Evening Worship Pastor ~ Riley Pippen Minister of Music ~ Dan Wallace Josh Holcombe ~ Student Minister 2424 Henderson Blvd.

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alk down South Kilgore Street at night and pause under the soft, neon glow of the lights of the Crim Theater. Cup your hands around your eyes and through that tunnel look back in time 60 years to the nights when stars still passed under the glittering art deco facade and into the glow of the silver screen. But the ticket booth of the theater has long-since been abandoned, and passing through the doors of the relic today, during daylight, reveals a sad sight. The now-shadowy lobby, once bustling and often bedecked and transformed into scenes from the blockbusters shown there, is filled with dusty boxes of Christmas decorations. The stairwells are cracked and crumbling, leading to the now-decrepit balcony and the brutally vandalized and ruined bathrooms. Further in, the striped walls of the movie house are dank, stained with age and falling into ruin. Naked beams stretch from wall to wall. The rows of cushioned seats are gone, replaced with piles of old office equipment, littered with debris and disintegrating papers. A forest of stored, steel memorial derricks stands where children once ate popcorn and enjoyed Saturday matinees. Further in is a wide fetid


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puddle, water that has rotted away the columns; what once was a stage is now a decayed mass of filthy wood and brick. With painstaking care, the facades of Kilgore's historic theaters, the Crim and the Texan, have been restored to a shade of their former glory, but inside the hulks are filled with stale air, faded memories and seemingly insurmountable obstacles to ever resurrecting the pair.

After years sitting empty, city officials wonder if it is possible to breathe new life into two old theaters

YESTERDAY Once, this small East Texas town was home to six theaters, locals spending their oil-boom dollars on Friday night escapes to Tinseltown. Mayor Ronnie Spradlin, a charter member of the Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation See LANDMARKS, Page 5B

(Top) Beautiful on the outside, but rotten within, the Crim Theater has been closed for decades and used as a storage building for memorial derricks, office equipment and more but a group of city and civic leaders are researching ways to restore it to its former glory. (Right) Across the street, the years have been kinder to the Texan Theater, with its signature wooden ceiling, but there are expensive costs dampening development


It’s not about me ... this time Normally, when I travel out to Oklahoma, the readers hear about it. This time, I have left it to others to tell about a few of the sites you can find if you dare to travel north. Mrs. Marti Mason has written the following: “My husband’s (Pat Monk’s) birthday is St. Patrick’s Day so

we decided to take a quick road trip to Oklahoma City to celebrate. Along with friends, Bill and Faye King, we took off early Friday morning. Since I love to see and do unusual things, I found great things for us to do on our trip. Our first stop was in Paris,

Texas at the Evergreen Cemetery. Seems there is a very old, very tall headstone of Jesus in this cemetery. However this Jesus is lifting up a corner of his robe to show that he is wearing cowboy boots… On to Hugo, Oklahoma and the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. This unique cemetery has a


portion of the grounds surrounded by pillars with elephants on them. It seems this is the winter ground for various circus troops with a portion of the cemetery are dedicated to circus performers. The headstones are so unique…each one depicting the type of performer they


were in the circus. The headstones are extremely elaborate and each has a story about the performer buried there. Also, at this cemetery is a portion dedicated to rodeo performers. For those of you that remember Lane Frost, a great bull rider and his sidekick See CHITCHAT, page 2B






Speaker sheds light on the ‘lady with a lamp’ Club Au Courant met in the beautiful home of Dianne Wilson on Wednesday, March 21. A delicious brunched was served by Wilson and co-hostesses Bettye Collins and Koleta Kinney. President Kay McKinley called the meeting to order and led members in the club collect. Secretary Jan Elliott read the minutes from the January and February meetings. Minutes were approved. No other reports were given. Norma Norris introduced her friend, RN Linda Bobo, who gave an interesting program on the life of Florence Nightingale, who transformed the field of nursing and gave dignity and honor to the profession. She was born in 1820 and was named after the city of her birth, Florence, Italy. She was the second daughter of very wealthy parents and was educated by her father and private teachers. At th is time, women were expected to get married, have children and entertain. This was not what Florence wanted; by the age of 17, she knew she

wanted to be a nurse. But her parents refused to give their approval, which led to Florence falling into a state of depression. Her family finally approved and she began caring for the sick. Her focus was on the patients’ health, and she realized that they improved when given more personal care and kept clean. She began volunteering in hospitals around Germany and France. After receiving formal training in Alexandra, Egypt, she became the head nurse in London. During the Crimean War, more soldiers died from disease and infections acquired in the field hospitals than from battle wounds. Florence and a team of trained nurses were sent to the battlefields. They found no access to water and no medical equipment. She worked hard to improve these conditions, working up to 20 hours a day. At night she carried a lantern to check on patients. The soldiers began to call her ‘the lady with a lamp.’ In 1854, in the military hospital of Scutari, Turkey,

duced trained nurses to the workhouse system and launched nursing in the United States and the United Kingdom. National Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12 in honor of her birthday. From 1857 onward, she was occasionally bedridden and suffered from depres-

she made her name. In her first winter at least 4,077 soldiers died. She became so obsessed with hospital conditions that the death rate fell from 42 percent to two percent. After the Crimean War, she founded the first school of nursing, wrote the first nursing textbook, intro-

sion, but she continued to be active in social reforms. She was completely blind by 1901 and died in her sleep in 1910 at the age of 90. Her family declined the offer of burial in Westminster Abbey. A question and answer period followed the presentation and then the meeting adjourned.

Members attending were Jean Anderson, Dorothy Camp, Bettye Collins, Jan Elliott, Kay McKinley, Micah Mitchell, Norma Norris, Agnes Oliver, Vivian Patton, Clemmie Richards, Ima Roberts, Pat Sers, Justine Stanley, Dianne Wilson, Koleta Kinney and guests Linda Bobo and Eula Odom.

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ing once stood are now nine rows of chairs depicting those who lost their lives from the bombing. The Reflective Pond on the site where the Ryder truck was is spectacular. The museum is designed in such good taste that it just takes your breath away. It was such a sobering experience and no one left dry-eyed. We enjoyed the Oklahoma Museum of Art where there was a Chisholm exhibition. His work is blown glass art and is shown worldwide. Next, was the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The sculp-

Freckles Brown, this is their final resting place. It is a tribute to sometime forgotten people. We traveled on to Oklahoma City where we had a nice lady waiting for us so we could Segway around Brick Town and downtown Oklahoma City. (A Segway is a two-wheeled contraption like mall cops use.) Our two- hour tour showed us so many historical sites and just some neat out-ofthe-way things and places. Saturday morning we arose early to see the Oklahoma City Memorial. What a way to begin your day. On the site where the build-

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tures were fantastic and the exhibits so realistic. The western cowboy section featuring John Wayne memorabilia was very interesting. Our final stop was on Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma to visit Pop’s, which is a convenience store that features thousands of different kinds of soda pops,. It also has a fine restaurant. So there you have it…we only scratched the surface of things to see and do in Oklahoma. Next trip? Maybe it will be Lake Murray in Ardmore, Oklahoma.” (Thanks, Marti. You have helped dispel the myth that all one will see is Indians and tipis. Sorry you didn’t have time to take in the Oklahoma Symphony.) DUNCAN’S MATTRESS COMPANY – I have been asked about it all week long. Let’s start with the main question – what was his first name? You guys and gals let me know what you know. THE SABINE FIRE DEPT. IS HOSTING an Easter Egg Hunt next Satur-

day, April 7th at 10 a.m. The hunt will take place on Hwy 1252 across from First Baptist Church Liberty City. “Bring your basket and come on!” says Fire Chief Joe Johnston. “THE PARTY was a huge success,” said Lavelle Jenkins. She is speaking about her mother, Annie Ruth (Zager) Dorsey who celebrated her 100th birthday with a party held at Kilgore Health and Rehab last Saturday. “People started arriving before we got all of the decorations up,” said Lavelle. “Mayor Ronnie Spradlin read a proclamation and her only surviving sister-in-law came and she will be turning 100 next year. It was such fun and everyone said it was the best party they had attended,” she summarized. MAY HIS LOVE AND LAUGHTER fill your hearts and your homes throughout the week. In the meantime, we may be reached at chitchatlinda@ or 903-984-2593.


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Do you find yourself fuming when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure go through the roof when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger itself isn't a problem — it's how you handle it. Being angry isn't always a bad or negative thing. Being angry can motivate people to listen to your concerns. It can prevent others from walking all over you. It can motivate you to get involved with causes that you care about. Anger becomes a problem only when you don't manage it in a healthy way. Some tips to help keep your temper in check include taking a few moments to breathe deeply and count to 10 before reacting to a tense situation. If necessary, take a break from the person or situation until your frustration subsides a bit. As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but non-confrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them.In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same. To avoid criticizing or placing blame — which might only increase tension — use "I" statements to describe the problem. Be respectful and specific. For example, say, "I'm upset that you left the table without offering to help with the dishes," instead of, "You never do any housework." Also, don’t hold a grudge. If you allow anger and other negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice. It's unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all times. Another tip is to get some exercise. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other favorite physical activities. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that can leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out. In addition, use humor to release tension. Lightening up can help diffuse tension. Don't use sarcasm, though — it can hurt feelings and make things worse. Lastly, put relaxation skills to work. Practice deepbreathing exercises, imagine a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase, such as, "Take it easy." You might also listen to music, write in a journal or do a few yoga poses — whatever it takes to encourage relaxation. Learning to control anger is a challenge for everyone at times. Consider seeking help for anger issues if your anger seems out of control, causes you to do things you regret or hurts those around you. With professional help, you can identify what triggers your anger and learn to respond to frustration and anger in a controlled, healthy way. (Sherry Bustin, MA, is a licensed professional counselor)








home, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And about 10% of those who enter a nursing home will stay there five or more years. Clearly, if you take no steps to prepare yourself for the potentially devastating costs of an extended nursing home stay, you could be jeopardizing the assets you’ve worked so hard to accumulate. Even worse, if you run through your money, you might end up creating a financial and emotional burden for your grown children. Unfortunately, many people assume that a federal or state government program will help them pay for their long-term care expenses. However, Medicare pays only a small portion of nursing home costs, and to be eligible for Medicaid, you would likely have to divest yourself of most of your financial assets. Consequently, you’ll probably need to find another way to pay for long-term care. Fortunately, there are investment or protection vehicles designed specifically to help you meet long-term care expenses.


FORECAST FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012 ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Do what you feel is important, and take some much-desired free time. Be spontaneous when making plans later today. You will enjoy the element of surprise, as will others. Consider what a special person might enjoy most. Make plans accordingly. Tonight: Kick up your heels. This Week: You have a lot of pizzazz, so incorporate it into your daily life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH As you rub your eyes to clear out what the Sandman left behind, you realize that you want to have a lazy day. On some level, you might judge this desire as being frivolous. You actually might need a timeout from your normal activities. Tonight: Order in. This Week: Getting going Monday could be difficult. You’ll have more enthusiasm about life from Tuesday on. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You have a way with words and a distinct style. You can be verbal and witty, but make sure you also incorporate affection and caring into your agenda. Just hanging out with a loved one and/or family member suits you fine, but you also might want to squeeze in a movie together. Tonight: Whatever you want is fine with everyone. This Week: Explore opportunities Monday. Contemplate what you hear. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Be aware of how much you are spending. Your caring counts far more than you know, yet you hold back. Do not take others’ words so personally. Comments often have more to do with the individual uttering the words than with the receiver. Tonight: Treat yourself well. This Week: Stick to your budget, if you want to feel good. Zero in on what you want. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You attract many people, but it would be helpful for them to know what you want. You could be surprised at news from a foreigner or about a trip. Get past your immediate reaction. Tonight: Whatever knocks your socks off. This Week: Beam into Monday, a force to behold. Communicate your ideas and get a project launched, yet maintain the budget. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You need to handle a situation differently. Curb a tendency to be reactive, and try to speak after you have processed your feelings. Others will respond well if you become less reactive. Avoid the blame game; simply take personal responsibility. Tonight: Togetherness counts. This Week: By Tuesday you’ll feel as if you can deal with anything that heads down your path. Surprises will follow. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Some Sundays are quieter than others. Forget solitude. Walk out the door and join friends. Whether on the putting green or watching a ballgame, you’ll enjoy the sense of camaraderie. Tonight: Nobody said anything about Monday. Continue the theme of the weekend. This Week: Success comes naturally Monday. Ask yourself what you really want before you make another move. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Visit with family or an older friend. You want to be there and express your caring in a responsible manner. You might not believe how fulfilled you become as a result of this interaction. Know what works for you. Tonight: A late dinner. This Week: Your leadership makes a tenuous period become successful. Take a day off on Friday, if possible. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Ask for the answer to a question you keep wondering about. Do not let situations develop where there is an element of risk or misunderstanding. Be positive. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Tonight: Let your imagination show its preference. This Week: Pretend you are a therapist as you hear complaints and gossip. This stance will keep you out of trouble. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Make time for your sweetie or a special person. Plan a fun day for just the two of you. Somehow you’ll feel as if you are two naughty kids together. Recharge your batteries while you gain a different perspective about your life. Tonight: Don’t think about tomorrow. This Week: An associate or partner assumes a very strong role. Go with the flow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Others come forward as you have rarely experienced. You might be surprised by what some people say and do. Be open. Choose the invitation that is most adventuresome. Relax, and allow someone else to taken the lead. Tonight: Pretend it is Friday night. This Week: Others think about their work while you are enjoying and reflecting on a friendship. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Accept someone’s offer of help and loosen up your reins on a project. Others like being able to express who they are through this project. You need some time off from the very hectic and demanding pace. Tonight: Enjoy being taken care of. This Week: Plunge into work, and expect to be very busy. Squeeze in a long lunch or two for a break.

Your financial advisor can help you pick the option that’s most appropriate for your individual situation. Having the ability to pay for long-term care is obviously important. But other issues may also enter the picture. For example, if you need to enter a nursing home, you may be suffering from a physical or mental disability that might prevent you from handling your own affairs. This impairment could prove disastrous to your finances — which is why you can’t afford to take that type of chance. Instead, consult with your legal advisor to determine if you can benefit from a durable power of attorney — a document that lets you delegate your financial decisions to a relative, close friend or anyone else you might choose. None of us like to think about spending time in a nursing home or needing round-the-clock care in our own homes. However, life is unpredictable. But even if you can’t avoid the need for long-term care, you can take steps to help reduce the financial strain it can cause you and your family. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by Wilbur F. Yates, an Edward Jones Financial Advisor, with offices at 619 E. Kay St, Kilgore.



The cost of discipleship

Are you prepared for long-term care costs? Like everyone else, you hope to remain physically and financially independent your entire life. And you may well achieve this goal. Nonetheless, the future is not ours to see, so you’ll want to prepare yourself for as many contingencies as possible — one of which is the high cost of longterm care. As you may know, long-term care primarily refers to nursing home expenses, but it also includes services provided in your own home. In either case, though, it could be expensive. The national average rate for a private room in a nursing home was more than $87,000 per year in 2011, according to the 2011 MetLife Market Survey of LongTerm Care Costs. The same survey found that the average private-pay hourly rates for home health aides and homemaker companion services were $21 and $19, respectively. With luck, of course, you won’t need to worry about these types of expenses. But consider this: People who reach age 65 have a 40% chance of entering a nursing



Then he [Jesus] called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Mark 8:34-38 NIV In his covenant prayer, which he offered every year at midnight on New Year's Eve, John Wesley prayed, "I am no longer my own but Thine, put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt, put me to doing, put me to suffering, let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee;

let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal." As disciples of Jesus Christ, we'd do well to pray with Wesley and be reminded that we're not free to follow the dictates of our own sinful nature; we're free to surrender our wills to the will of God and to submit ourselves to the authority of Jesus Christ. (Rev. Charlotte Austin is pastor, McCary’s Chapel United Methodist Church)

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Shinsplints is a meaningless diagnosis

Wednesday’s Answer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been walking on concrete sidewalks for exercise for about 10 years. I walk two miles in 35 minutes, three times per week. Lately my shins hurt when I walk. What could cause this? — W.G. ANSWER: The reflex answer to your question is shinsplints. That, however, is a meaningless diagnosis. It indicates that you have shin pain, something you knew on your own. A cause isn’t identified. The term should be swept into history’s dustbin. A number of conditions cause shin pain. The shin, by the way, is the tibia, the larger of the two leg bones. You can feel it on the medial side of your lower leg. Medial is the side next to the opposite leg. One of the most frequent causes of shin pain, and the one that I believe pertains to you, is medial tibial stress syndrome. It’s an inflammation of the covering of the tibia, the periosteum. An increase in the intensity, frequency or duration of exercise is one cause. You didn’t mention any of these. Running on an unyielding surface is another cause. That does fit your picture. Shoes that don’t provide adequate cushioning when the foot strikes the ground are often to blame. An exaggerated turning of the foot to the big toes side when the foot hits the pavement is another possibility. Look at your shoes. If there’s more wear on the big toe side, your foot strike could be the trouble. The process is called overpronation. Take a two-week break. If you want to exercise, swim or pedal a stationary bike. Ice the shins for 10 minutes three times a day. If icing doesn’t ease the pain, try heat. Light compression of the leg with an elastic wrap like an ACE bandage helps. For pain, use Tylenol, aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory like Advil or Aleve. You might want to invest in a new pair of walking shoes. If you don’t do that, buy foot cushions to insert in your shoes. They’re found in all drugstores. If the pain hasn’t resolved

in two weeks, you must see the family doctor. Medial tibial stress syndrome is only one cause of shin pain. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to combine weight training with my jazz and modern dancing regimen. I want to bulk up a considerable bit instead of been reed-thin like most male dancers. I do, however, want to maintain flexibility. My specific questions are: How many sets and reps? How fast or slow should the movements be? How long should a workout be? What is the best balance between weightlifting and dancing? — D.M. ANSWER: Muscle building doesn’t make you inflexible. That’s an old canard without an iota of truth. Dancers do require extreme flexibility. Don’t abandon stretching and flexibility exercises. The best exercise for building up muscles is hotly debated. A safe way is to determine the amount of weight you can lift eight times consecutively. Leg muscles can withstand heavier weight than upper-body muscles. When you can perform three sets of 12 repetitions with a two-minute rest between sets, then add more weight and drop back to three sets of eight repetitions. The speed of lifting is another area of contention. Some say slow lifting builds strength and power. Others are adamant in saying a fast rate of movement improves strength. Take your pick. An old rule that has stood the test of time is to lift the weight to a count of one-two and lower it to a count of one-two-three-four. A typical workout should last about an hour. Devote three days a week to weightlifting. Muscles need time to recuperate and regenerate. You can practice dancing daily, even on the days you lift weights. Go at this slowly, so you don’t injure yourself. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible.






Couple to renew vows on 50th anniversary

Andrea Dukes and John David McGilvray

Dukes, McGilvray to marry June 16 Mr. and Mrs. Bret Dukes of Kilgore are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Nicole, to John David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McGilvray of Mexia. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Killion and Ms. Chris Dukes. The prospective groom is the grandson of Ms. Clara Schimank, the late Mr. Edmund Schimank, Ms. Mildred McGilvray, and the late Mr. Benton McGilvray. Andrea is a 2006 graduate of Kilgore High School in Kilgore and graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Suma Cum Laude honors. She is currently employed by Kilgore Independent School District. John is a 2001 graduate of Mexia High School in Mexia and graduated from The University of Houston in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He is currently employed with Kilgore Independent School District. The couple plan to marry on June 16, 2012, at First United Methodist Church of Longview. Following a honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Kilgore.

Glenn was a native of Denton and Matha lived in Tishomingo, Okla., when a cousin brought her and her three babies to visit in Denton for a week. There she med Glenn at her cousin’s house on March 23, 1962. The had one date, fell in love and got married 10 days later on April 1, 1962. making their home in Denton. This Sunday, April 1, 2012, will be their 50th wedding anniversary and they plan to renew their wedding vows on that day in the chapel of the Liberty City Baptist Church at noon. The Vaughns were brought back to the Longview area by Martin Theaters in October 1979.

Puzzling program shared by Ruth Camp The Kilgore Woman's Club met on March 8 at the Kilgore First Christian Church. A social time where a beautiful table was set with scrumptious goodies was hosted by Peggy Bowne, Carroll Bolton and Marion Richardson. After enjoying visiting with each other, President Joan Still Smith opened the meeting by welcoming guest Jean Robertson. The club collect was read by members and committee reports were given. New member Jackie Fout was voted in for membership. Peggy Bowne gave the legislative report. She said the primary election has been reset to May 29. The treasurer’s report was given by Lauren Cunyus and the minutes were read by Secretary Eukie Greutink.

Ruth Anne Camp

Ellen Watson gave the civic report and talked about the groundbreaking for the new school, the Main Street program, Spring Fling and Cinema under the Stars. She also said there was more demand for downtown space for business than was available. The April Tea was discussed and then the program was given by Ruth Anne Camp. One of her favorite things is puzzles and she brought a sample of a circa 1940s puzzle that was cut in a rounded smooth pattern instead of the jigsaw puzzle most of us are familiar with today. We all learned something about puzzles and the presentation was thoroughly enjoyed by all. After the program concluded, President Smith dismissed the meeting with a thought for the day.

Friends of Overton library meet in new location

Reiss, Terrell plan July wedding

William Terrell III and Melissa Reiss

graduate of Lamar High School in Houston. She received a BBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She is a client partner for Invodo Inc. in Austin. The future groom is a

The Vaughns have raised nine wonderful children, three of which live in Kilgore: Paul and Melissa Vaughn and family, David and Cindy Vaughn and family



The parents of Melissa Elizabeth Reiss and William Robert Terrell III of Austin are pleased to announce their engagement. The wedding will be Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Vail Interfaith Chapel in Vail, Colo. Melissa is the daughter of William and Jennifer Reiss and Stephen and Cindy Riley, all of Houston. Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Katherine Reiss of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late William Reiss. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Janke of Cedar Hill. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Bill and Janie Terrell of Kilgore. His paternal grandparents are Mrs. Jane Terrell of Kilgore and the late Dr. W.R. Terrell. Maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Monroe of Kilgore. The bride-elect is a 2004

Glenn operated the River Road 3 screen drive-in theatre on the south side of Longview and Matha managed the new Twin Cinema in the mall.

and Steven and Debbie Vaughn. Becky and her son Cameron Hendrix live in Longview. Several of the Vaughns’ 33 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren also live in the Kilgore area. They have a wonderful church family as well at the Liberty City Baptist Church

2001 graduate of Kilgore High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a BA in history. He is a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He is an independent petroleum landman.

The first meeting of the Friends of McMillan Memorial Library in the new location was held on Thursday, March 22. Twenty-four members and one guest were present. The meeting was called to order by President Randi Loar, who introduced special guest Rachel Thompson, who presented the library with a generous check from Superior HealthPlan. The grant was awarded to help the Friends of the Library reach the entire community. Superior works with the State of Texas to bring services and health coverage to low-income families. The meeting continued with a discussion of the move to the new Library, the Open House and related issues. Gratitude was expressed to Friends of McMillan Library who packed, moved, and shelved books, to those who brought refreshments, and to those who gave other kinds of support (800 volunteer hours in all). The East Texas Treatment Center worked industriously to help complete the move. The Open House on Feb. 18, 2012, was extremely successful, with approximately 400 in attendance! Since opening, in addition to regular programs, there have been special features sponsored by the Friends. For example, the Quilt Show (over 100 viewed the beautiful work of the Quilting Club), BOOK TALK featuring author Suzanne Shelton (over 50 in attendance), and Baby and Me

have all been popular and well received. The Library has been the site for community meeting such as the Overton/New London Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and other groups. Jann Smith gave her Branch Manager report, which included: news about receiving a grant from the Tocker Foundation for a multimedia system in the Program Room; information about the Head Start, Kindergarten, and First Grade children from area schools who are coming/have come for programs; and plans for the Summer Reading Program; National Library Week is April 8-14. Among the special events planned for the week are: amnesty for overdue book fines; canned goods drive; refreshments served on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to noon; BOOK TALK on Tuesday noon, featuring Sue Roberts, award-winning poet, who will read some of her work; and special activities for school children. The Friends of McMillan Memorial Library is an organization dedicated to promoting the interests and welfare of the Library and works to inform the public of the educational and cultural assets of the Library. The officers are: President, Randi Loar; Vice President, Dr. Ray Smith; Secretary, Colleen Randel; Treasurer, Teresa Prien; Historian, Jackie Reddic-Roy. Those interested in joining may contact the Library, 903-834-6318.




‘A trademark of Kilgore’ Continued from Page 1A

and member of the first Main Street board of directors, previously teamed with former Main Street Manager Amanda Nobles to research the shared heritage of the Crim and the Texan. "I called the Texas Society of Architects to see what they knew about them, and they knew quite a bit," he recalled earlier this month. The Crim Theater opened in 1939, "the year of highest movie attendance ever in the United States," Spradlin explained. "It was the biggest-movie going year ever and the year that 'Gone with the Wind' and 'Wizard of Oz' came out." When the Crim opened, its 'refrigerated air' alone was an attraction for excited patrons. "It was such a new thing, and they were so proud of it, people would have their pictures made standing beside the air conditioning unit," Spradlin said. Initial plans for an orchestra pit were scrapped during construction of the theater, but there was a shallow stage, suitable for a few things: "They raised money for World War II on the stage, doing bond drives and Miss Kilgore contests," Spradlin said. In its heyday, A-list actors and actresses visited Kilgore for movie premieres, and employees would often decorate the theater on opening nights. The venue could hold more than 900 people. "In a town of less than 10,000 that's pretty incredible," Spradlin said, remembering "As a child, it was huge. It was the biggest thing I'd ever seen. It was where I went to most of the Saturday movies.” The Texan came later, after World War II, he said. It specialized in Westerns, and their autographs have been lovingly recreated in the pavement in front of the building. A fire eventually shut down the Texan, but it was renovated later and reopened after the Crim closed its doors in the 60s. But it, too, didn't survive the decades. "The last movie ever seen at the Texan was 'Patton.' The Crim, the last movie was 'Bye Bye Birdie.'" For decades, both buildings have sat abandoned, glorified storage buildings wasting away within.


What once was the stage of the historic Crim Theater is now a pile of rotten wood and broken masonry at the edge of stagnant pond of water that continues to decay the old columns of the theater. (Below) Texas Shakespeare Festival representatives John Dodd and Jason Richards measure the front pit of the Texan Theater to determine if it could someday host the local company’s productions. (Bottom) Kilgore Mayor Ronnie Spradlin leads TSF Artistic Director Raymond Caldwell, Dodd and others on a tour of the Crim Theater. The city is putting together an arts center committee as it pursues hard numbers on how much the restoration of the Texan and Crim could cost.

electricity, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The Crim is basically the same way – there's electrical service that lights the facade but that's about all the electricity that's in there." Plumbing, electrical infrastructure, heating and cooling are all big-ticket items beyond the asbestos infesting both theaters. There is asbestos throughout the buildings' concrete siding, Owen noted. Not as extensive as it could have been, but remediation is still expensive, in the $100,000plus range. "It depends on the way you look at it," TODAY Currently, the City of Kilgore owns Owen said. "From an economic standpoint, it's expensive to put that kind of rehabilitaboth structures. The Kilgore Historical Preservation re- tion into a project that may not generate stored the neon lights of the facades; both that return revenue. But from a citizen are now maintained by the city. Both KH- standpoint and from the city's perspective – PF and the city have invested in repairs to from a tourism standpoint, especially – the two buildings are a great representation of the theaters' roofs. "They are currently both in an unsafe the way things were and are." According to Sellers, until recently the condition," says City Manager Scott Sellers. "Structurally, there's probably estimates for improving just the Crim more structural integrity in the build- Theater, for example, hadn't been updated in 20 years. ings yet both buildings have Once new, hard numbers reached an extreme level of are in hand, "We could exdeterioration, not to menplore implementing a capital tion the environmental iscampaign to restore the Crim sues that are found in each Theater and return it to the building." jewel that it once was on KilAccording to Director of gore Street," Sellers said. Special Services B.J. Owen's Main Street Manager Clara assessment, "The facades are Chaffin recently took reprein pretty good shape. The susentatives from a handful of perstructures are in pretty architectural firms on tours good shape. The interiors need of both structures – Dallasto be demolished and rebuilt." B.J. Owen based ArchiTexas, Mark In the Crim, "the majority Special Services Superintendent Thacker of Sinclair and of the construction is masonWright Architects in Tyler, ry and steel beams. That's still in good shape. Of course the plaster Brent Brown (son of Frank and Sue has deteriorated badly," Owen said. Brown) and Tyler's Butler Architectural Across the street, "The Texan is sound, in Group's Mike Butler. "They were excited about the buildgood shape. There's no deterioration, it's just an empty shell. It looks pretty good." ings. They saw the potential of the The Texan has electric service, but no buildings," Chaffin said. "In my talks with the couple that have responded electric wiring inside, he added. "It will take rewiring the building to get they are both really excited, they both

“The two buildings are a great representation of the way things were and are."

want to work with the theaters and do these projects." The architect's responses though, broad estimates of costs, range from $1 to $4 million for restoration. TOMORROW City leaders, the Kilgore Main Street Program, KHPF, the Texas Shakespeare Festival and a scattering of entrepreneurs have all taken an interest in restoring the theaters. Last month, Spradlin joined Sellers and Chaffin as well as TSF representatives Raymond Caldwell, John Dodd and others – the members of a still-developing arts center team – to scope out the properties and try to imagine what they could become in the future. The last effort to restore the Texan, by private developers out of Florida, ended with the city terminating its relationship with the group after progress at the building ground to a halt and remained in limbo for months. Chaffin also took a prospective restaurateur on a tour of the Texan this month. It’s currently being used as a makeshift training center for Kilgore firefighters. Thinking to open a barbecue restaurant, the businessman's enthusiasm very quickly hit an asbestos-laden brick wall. "I did give him some prices that we do have on the abatement of the asbestos and the lead-based paint and some estimates on what it might cost to do the electric, the water and the HVAC," Chaffin said. "Those numbers added together pretty much sunk him." He asked the same question others have

asked before, she said: Would the city help? Could it provide an incentive for developing the property? That remains to be seen. "If we want to do an incentive, what needs to happen is those people who are interested need to give a proposal to us as to what they will provide and what they need us to provide," she said. There have been a number of other ideas over the years, such as linking the two buildings together as an entertainment/convention center and arts venue, with meeting rooms in the Texan and a multi-purpose theater in the Crim. Currently, the city's main venues are Kilgore College's Dodson Auditorium and Van Cliburn Auditorium at 700 and 250 seats, respectively, in addition the school district’s facilities. Creating a new center “would really enable the arts to show off here in town. And it would be a large facility for that," Chaffin said. With general estimates in hand, by summer Chaffin anticipates presenting the city council with some form of strategy for saving the buildings. "This is our plan, this is what we want to use the building for, this is how it's going to generate revenue, this is how it's going to benefit the community, this is how we're going to pay for it," she said. We have to justify how we're going to pay for this. They need the details. They need to make an informed decision." It may not be immediate, but there's a time coming soon when multiple entities in Kilgore could join to revitalize the properties, Sellers said. "With the recent development of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone tied to downtown improvements, we are presented with another opportunity to explore uses of the building and costs for remediation." Meanwhile, the Main Street organization and city are also considering the next phase of Streetscape improvements. The current $2.68 million proposal extends the downtown restoration along South Kilgore Street, from Main to Danville, incorporating the theaters. "In order to really justify Streetscape Phase III we need to ensure there is industry, revenue-generating industry in that part of downtown." For now, the question of whether each building will be seen as an antique or albatross remains unanswered. They're "almost as much a trademark of Kilgore as the derricks. It's just something you expect to see there," Spradlin said, and their future is a matter or brainstorming, assessing the needs of the community and "a whole bunch of money. "We have to start with a vision. Unless you have a reason to restore them there's no reason to go ahead. It needs to be something the whole community is behind."





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2012 Pet Calendar





1 Palm Sunday 2




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 5:30-6:30 at St. Luke’s UMC


Day 22 Hi-Stepper Spring Show at Dodson Auditorium

10 Kilgore Chamber Intersection, 7:30-8a.m. ETMC Mobile Mammography, 8:30-12



11 Rangerette Revels, Dodson Auditorium


23 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 5:30-6:30 at St. Luke’s UMC



Kilgore Taste, Administrative Trade Professionals & Music Fest Day

Overton Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. in City Park. Pirtle United Methodist Church Spring Fling



The annual OvertonNew London Chamber Banquet, 6:30pm in Overton Community Center.

Rangerette Revels, Dodson Auditorium

Rangerette Revels, Dodson Auditorium




Rangerette Revels, Dodson Auditorium

E.T. Chapter of Sweet Adelines (women’s chorus) 6:30 at Gilmer High School

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 5:30-6:30 at St. Luke’s UMC



Good Friday






April Fools




Hi-Stepper Spring Show at Dodson Auditorium


E.T. Chapter of Sweet Adelines (women’s chorus) 6:30 at Gilmer High School

Hi-Stepper Spring Show at Dodson Auditorium

28 Main Street Spring Fling, downtown Kilgore

Weird Facts You May Not Know About Dogs


•Dachshunds are clowns and wire-haired doxies most of all. They keep a room in stitches, and they can coax even the most stolid disciplinarian


into slipping them just one more cookie. Doxies own their masters not the other way around.




Kilgore News Herald Gen. Excellence Entry 1 for TPA-BNC  

Kilgore News Herald's General Excellence Entry No. 1 (March 31, 2012) for Texas Press Association's 2013 Better Newspapers Contest