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Do we have a gift for you
Rick Bussler, Publisher
Do we have a gift for you

As you make a mad dash around the house getting ready for the holidays, don’t think for a moment that you’re alone in the craziness of the holiday season.

Our staff is right there with you. There is no bah-humbug around our office. That’s a curse word in our vocabulary.

Specifically, the elves around our office are preparing yet another good news holiday section for the Dec. 21 edition.

For those who are long-time subscribers, you know all about our annual effort to fill the pages at Christmas with good news. For those who are new since last year or don’t subscribe, you are in for a rare treat.

We don’t make up the news or sugar coat it, but rather we make a deliberate effort to find stories that provide hope, inspiration, and joy in what has become an often-dark world. We certainly can’t fix all the ills of society, but gosh darn we can make a good effort at finding positive things that people are doing in our communities.

It’s a gift to our readers. This will be our sixth year of providing this wonderful holiday gift. And I’ll tell you from my perspective, it’s one of the most fun things we do throughout the year.

Quite frankly, good news is often the focus of what this newspaper does throughout the year. But at Christmas time, we go out of our way to make a diligent effort to spread more good news your way. And, no it’s not fake news.

As journalists, we often witness the bad side of some people and fight to not become ourselves disenchanted, cynical and disillusioned with society. The fact of the matter is there are more great people out there doing extraordinary things in our communities.

And we strive to showcase some of those great things. Through our writing, we will be striving to pump peace and happiness your way and enrich your life this holiday season.

And boy do we have some dandy stories planned. We’re keeping them under wraps right now so I can’t really share any more other than I know you’re going to love them.

Help us spread the good news about this good news edition coming out in two weeks. Tell your friends, family members and neighbors about this special edition that they won’t want to miss. If they act quick enough, they’ll be able to receive the paper just in time for the holidays. There is a great holiday special going on right now where they can receive a 2-for-1 holiday deal for new subscribers. The special is featured on 11B in this week’s paper.

I want each of you to find peace, happiness, and joy in this upcoming holiday season. And we’re hoping our little gift coming out in a couple weeks will help provide just that.

It’s time to go in hot pursuit of fulfilling our special delivery… just in time for the best time of the year!

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