Sometimes when I sit down to write an editorial the words just flow out and the next thing I know I have a full page of my thoughts on a subject written down. Then there are times when I sit and stare at a blank page for what seems like hours. Writing a sentence or two and then erasing the whole thing to stare at the blank page a little longer.
Last week I came up with an editorial topic that was something I felt strongly about and I quickly filled the page as I wrote about being a nice person. This week, not so much, maybe it has something to do with the response we received to that article. Links to it have been shared over 50 times on Facebook and I have been getting compliments around town. Though I feel that by the school putting up that mural and teaching our children to be kind and generous they are the ones who deserve the compliments, the overwhelming response might be why I am having such a hard time writing this week's piece.
With that being said, I figure this week is a good week for a housekeeping type editorial. It's almost two months into 2019, which means the town and in turn the newspaper, are gearing up to run at full throttle. It is the middle of what feels like banquet season around here and I am beginning to think I spend more time at the Elk's Lodge on the weekends for dinner then I do at home with my family. Organizations and students are in the midst of community service projects and the spring sports of track and baseball (my two favorites) are getting ready to start.
All of this means that in addition to our normal meeting coverage there is starting to be a lot of events to fill our pages. Amber and I will both be out and about all over the place, but even then like always our small staff will have to rely on the help of our many partnerships to cover everything that matters to our readers.
Deadlines for the upcoming Visitor’s Guide are quickly approaching. Again this year we are asking for our readers to submit photos they have taken in the area for us to share in the guide. So send me your photos of you and your family playing in the great outdoors of Elmore County and Eastern Owyhee County that we all love. Have pictures of your grandson catching a monster of a bass at CJ Strike? A photo of your daughter eating cotton candy on a carnival ride at the fair? How about one of you and your friend enjoying the farmers market or Crazee Dayz? Send them to us! The more the better.
As always I love hearing from our readers so if you have a comment, a suggestion or a piece of constructive criticism send me a letter to the editor or an email.