KILGOROUND | Be careful for stimulus scams and safe tickets to the Kilgore Poker Social Occasion | information

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“When one door closes, another opens. but we often look so long and so regretfully at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. “

– Alexander Graham Bell

Hey, the 30th Quarterly Kilgore Community Blood Drive is today!

The ride, jointly sponsored by Kilgore Rotary Club and the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, will take place at 713 Florey Street from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this morning.

The organizers ask if you would like this. Please support this campaign by donating blood yourself, if you are entitled, and by asking your staff to donate blood (for example, use the attached flyer or refer them to www.pilgrimlc.org/blooddrive).

The East Texas Blood Center requires donors to wear masks and takes other extra precautions to prevent the spread of disease. Donated blood is tested for the coronavirus antibodies and the test results are made available to the donors.

Each unit of whole blood can help save three lives! Thank you for your support and may God bless your efforts.

Kilgore Police are asking locals to stay vigilant and be prepared for possible financial scams disguised as emails about COVID-19 relief payments. According to a social media post by the KPD, locals can take measures to protect themselves from scammers:

 Never click a link in an email that you weren’t expecting. Even if the sender appears to be a legitimate organization, the email address can be forged

 Stay up to date on response efforts through official government websites and trusted news sources.

 If you think the email might be legitimate, use another means of communication to reach the sender, e.g. B. Calling the official phone number – not the one provided in the suspicious email.

According to a contribution from the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce, The Male Room is returning to Kilgore.

The men-only event on Friday March 19 will take place at the Alte Post in downtown Kilgore. The event features poker, heavy appetizers, and drinks. Visit www.KilgoreChamber.com/events or call 903-984-5022 for tickets and more information. Only 100 tickets are on sale so act quickly to reserve your seat!

Texas has led the nation in distributing COVID-19 vaccines, but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called for a revised nationwide vaccine rollout this week as many people encountered confusion about who should be eligible for a vaccine and where to get one.

Texas has distributed more than 1 million vaccinations to date and this week it was announced that more than 300,000 additional vaccines will be distributed.

According to the Texas Tribune, “Texans in Phases 1A and 1B of the vaccine rollout – which include frontline health workers, residents of long-term care facilities, Texans aged 65 and over, and those aged 16 and over with chronic illness – are already eligible for COVID Get 19 vaccine. “