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March 15, 2011

Soup’s on today

Those who forget to eat at the annual soup luncheon of the Queen Price Garden Club on St. Patrick’s Day will be green with envy. The event – which is slated for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday  – will be at the Queen Price Garden Club House on Garden Club Drive in Overton.

Tickets – which are $6 and available from any club member or at the door the day of the lunch – include chicken tortilla soup, homemade desserts and tea and coffee. To-go will be available; pre-arranged take out time is available by calling (903) 571-9823.

Other fish to fry

The all-you-can-eat fish fry is slated from 4 to 7 p.m. this Friday at the Kilgore College Demonstration Farm on Hwy 135. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for child’s plate 6 to 12 years. Those younger than 6 eat for free.

Talk books on Tuesday

The next Book Talk is on tap for noon Tuesday  at the McMillan Memorial Library.  Branch Manager Jann Smith will lead a discussion after she presents a review of To Fetch a Thief, by Spencer Quinn.  This is the third in the New York Times bestselling series about a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet, who with his master Bernie, solves mysteries.The public is welcome to attend.

Salute to military

Brookshires will host a Salute to the Overton and area residents serving in the military at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, in the Brookshires parking lot. The public is welcome to attend.


Visit Oil Museum

for spring break

The East Texas Oil Museum is open regular hours during the college’s spring break this week. The museum will be open this week through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.  The museum is closed on Mondays. The museum will switch to its Spring-Summer schedule in April (through September), when the museum remains open until 5 p.m. each day.

According to Joe White, museum director, visitors are encouraged to allow at least two hours to tour, so they will have sufficient time to enjoy the museum without being rushed. Admission is $4 for children ages 3-11 and $6 for ages 12 and older. The museum is located at the corner of Highway 259 and Ross Street on the Kilgore campus. For more information, contact the museum at (903) 983-8295.

Car show to benefit

missions next month

LONGVIEW  LeTourneau University’s Automotive Society is revving up for its 35th Annual Car Show to benefit missions. The event is ready to roll from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Saturday, April 16, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the Exhibit Building at the Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd. in Longview. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students with valid student identification. Children 12 and under get in free.

This year’s car show will feature a range of vehicles from classic muscle cars, race cars, custom restorations and a few new cars mixed in. Proceeds from the last two car shows have gone to restore and equip a Toyota Land Cruiser sent to a missionary family in Africa.

Writers’ Roundup

set near Pittsburg

Agents, Editors and published authors will make themselves available to area writers at this annual event sponsored by NETWO (Northeast Texas Writers Organization) to be held Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at Camp Shiloh Retreat, FM 21 at Lake Bob Sandlin near Pittsburg.

Agents include: Kathleen Ortiz, from Lowenstein Associates; and Katie Shea, from Caren Johnson Literary Management along with Acquisition Editor Lia Brown from Avalon. Other speakers include: L & L Dreamspell publisher and fiction acquisition editor Lisa Smith and L & L Dreamspell non-fiction publisher Linda Houle; and award-winning author Jo Davis, with one of her books optioned for a movie
Other authors include: Amanda Tackett, winner of the 2008 Katie Award as Magazine Writer of the Year; and Spike Gillespie, named Austin’s best author in 2006. Director of the S.M.U. Creative Writing program, David Haynes, who has had 11 of his books published, is also on the agenda.

For more information, go to NETWO’s website:

Word for the Day

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever. – Psalm 92:7

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