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Weldon Intermediate students who pre-pay will have Spring Pictures taken Friday, April 8. Those students may wear a spring outfit.

Pink Heals Color Run May 7 to support WOHS Principal

Pink Heals of Gregg county will host the third annual Color Run May 7 as a fundraiser for White Oak High School Principal Dan Noll who is undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma and is seeking a bone marrow donor match.

Noll, a lifelong educator has spent the majority of his career at White Oak starting in 1979.

The family friendly 5K walk/run/jog will also host live music, children’s activities and $5 barbecue plates. A $5 arm band will be required for the children’s area. Bands slated to perform include Indigo Road, Blaine Hart and the Cole Allen Band.

The event will be centered at the parking lot across from White Oak High School at 200 South White Oak Road. The race will begin at 9 a.m. with late registration at 8:15 a.m. Register online at pinkhealsofgc.webconnex.com/3rdAnnualColor Run.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three males and females. Racers who register before April 29 will receive an official race shirt. See the Pink Heals Facebook page for the most up to date information.

Hwy. 271 Car Cruise April 9

The annual Highway 271 Progressive Car Cruise is on for Saturday, April 9. It will include Gladewater, Gilmer, Pittsburg and Mt. Pleasant. Over a $1,000 in cash prizes will be given away and door prizes at each stop.

Registration forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce in each participating city. For more information go to Facebook.com/Hwy271.

Book donations needed

The Friends of Lee Library will hold a book sale during Gusher Days April 16 at Lee Library. Book donations are being accepted now and may be dropped off at Lee Library 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays or at the Gladewater Mirror weekdays 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The money raised will support the Children’s Summer Reading Program.

22 quilts on display

Twenty-two quilts that were displayed in the Regional Quilt Art Project beginning in 1991 at Longview Regional Medical Center and since retired will be on display April 11-13 in a “Framed Quilt Blocks Silent Auction” sponsored by the Longview Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteers. Proceeds will benefit area high school seniors with medical field collegiate majors.

The quilts will be displayed on the first floor outside the gift shop. The auction closes on Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. and quilts must be picked up by 3 p.m. For more information contact Melinda Whitehurst (903) 232-3776 or email Melinda.Whitehurst@longviewregional.com

Gusher Days Quilt Show at Museum

During Gusher Days, the Gladewater Museum will host a quilt show sponsored by the Country Patches Quilt Guild of Longview. The museum will be open Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The guild members’ quilts will feature intricate piecing patterns, old patchwork patterns and applique designs. The 2016 raffle quilt that is a jewel toned-log cabin quilt made by guild members will be featured. This quilt serves as the guild’s scholarship fund-raiser.

The museum will be covered with quilts for this special exhibit.  Come and visit; ask questions and enjoy the colors and patterns.

It’s back…Gusher Days

Gusher Days’ activities open with Carnival rides on Thursday, April 14 and officially kicks off with a luncheon on Friday, April 15 with tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce. A bass tourney is o tap of Saturday, April 23.

The event will host craft, commercial and food vendors, free live music and DJS including DJ Jack Fowler “Jack Attack” Saturday 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. The Ragin’ Sound Crew will provide karaoke on Friday night from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for kids 16 and under. After 8 p.m. it will be adult performances only.

There will be the annual chili cookoff with nationally competitive chili cooks as well as a local division for chili and beans. Community groups interested in participating need to call Jim Bardwell at 903-845-2235.

The Friends of Lee Library will host a book sale at the library from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Children’s Summer Reading Program.

With a car show, a parade, carnival rides and great shopping this is a not to be missed event. Check the Gusher Days website for more information and signup forms for events and contests.

Lee Library Story Time

Don’t miss out on story time at Gladewater’s Lee Library every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. followed by coloring activities. All events are free to the public. The library is located at 312 W. Pacific Ave. in Gladewater. For information call:  903-845-2640.

Opry hosts Gospel Jubilee

The Gladewater Opry will host will host a Friday Night Special Country Gospel Jubilee this week with Mike Tucker, Randy Oritigo, Lanny Milton, Dorothy Hinman, Darren Williams, Judy Hicks, B.F. Waldron, Diane Ortigo, Lanell Boatwright, Lee McMichaels and Julie Tucker.

On Saturday’s lineup is Ernie Cox, Hunter Collins, Laurie Kay, Courtney Taylor, Linda Flesher, Gary Harrell and feature Kris Edgemon from Carthage along with the The Texas Smoke Band this Saturday night. Adult tickets are $10 and children $5.

Storytime is on Thursday in Gilmer

GILMER–Two books will be read to small children at both of the Upshur County Library’s two weekly “Storytime” sessions Thursday.

“Peanut Butter and Jelly Brains” by Joe McGee and “Dinosaur Rocket” by Penny Dale, will be read at the 10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. sessions at the library, 702 W. Tyler (which is also Texas Hwy. 154.) A craft will follow Storytime, said Debbie White of the library’s Children’s Services division.

The events are free to the public, but children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the library at (903) 843-5001 or visit its website at www.youseemore.com/upshur.

Rangerette Revels set for April 6-9

The Kilgore College Rangerettes will present Rangerette Revels April 6-9 in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus.

Shows are set for 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 6-8, and two performances on Saturday, April 9, at 1 and 7 p.m.

The show’s theme is “The Show Must Go On” and will include a variety of dance genres including the Rangerettes’ signature “high kick” production for the finale.

The box office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets are $25 each and are seats all reserved. For more information, contact the box office at 903-983-8179.

Kindergarten Roundup set for April 25

Gay Avenue Kindergarten Roundup will be held April 25-29 from 8-8:30 a.m. with a parent orientation on April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Gay Avenue Primary auditorium.

The parent orientation will also provide kindergarten readiness materials, as well as a sight word DVD and take home readers.

This is a great opportunity to help children be prepared for kindergarten in the 2016-17 school year.

Documents needed to register include a birth certificate, social security card, current immunization record and TWO proofs of residency. One must either be a driver’s license, lease agreement or tax statement and the second must either be a water, gas or electric bill. All the names on the proofs have to match the name of the parent enrolling the child.

Dinosaur and Rock Show set for Saturday, April 9, at the East Texas Oil Museum

The East Texas Oil Museum will present “Dinosaurs and Rock Show” for children on Saturday, April 9.

First show is set for 10-11 a.m.  The second show is set for 1-2 p.m.  Both shows are recommended for ages 5-12.

The shows will include a fossil dig, a fossil shark tooth necklace gift and a tour of the museum following the show.

Pre-sale tickets are $10.  If tickets are left, they will also be $10 at the door Saturday.

Sponsors for the event are Republic Services of Kilgore and the Kilgore News Herald.

The museum is located at the corner of Highway 259 and Ross Street on Kilgore College’s campus in Kilgore.

For more information, contact Merlyn Holmes, ETOM director, at 903-983-8295 or email her: mholmes@kilgore.edu.

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