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Text The Times.

Text The Times.


Text The Times.

We serve God in truth & spirit! Yes I love all people & I also believe in being honest! Jobs & etc., will not stop violence & theft! No mayor or president can train a child up at home to go out in the world & respect others & their property! God’s word say do unto others as you like others to do you, even if you never read a bible or went to church your parents didn’t teach you right or teach you nothing you know that you don’t want a crime & pain done to you! God can not lie so please quit making excuses for the people who are out hurting other people! God bless & help us all & I pray a very happy new year to all in Jesus name. [ Editor’s Note: Certainly some words here we all can live by as we enter 2017. I have to say, while I’m sure there are some positives to take away from the year we all just went through, it seems like most of what we’ll remember about 2016 is the negative. It was just a bad year for many aspects of our society, with political grumblings and social and racial tensions, and man, we lost a lot of beloved celebrities, including music legends like Prince, David Bowie and George Michael, and I’ve got to say, as a life- long nerd, I was hit pretty hard by the recent, unexpected passing of Carrie “ Princess Leia” Fisher earlier this week. There’s a song by Counting Crows, the opening lyrics of which are, “ A long December, and there's reason to believe, Maybe this year will be better than the last…” Let’s hope so]

*** Here it is, 12:10 in the afternoon, and my paper is in my box! Today’s paper! And I live in Horseshoe Lake where a lot of complaints of late papers came from. I wonder how many of the grouches will send a complimentary text. [ Editor’s Note: Well, we’re trying something different here, at least for a while. Honestly, it’s more out of necessity than a voluntary change. I won’t go into all the details, but basically, we’re shifting our schedule around. The good news is, you’re likely to get your paper much earlier in the day. The bad news is there’s going to be a bit of a lag as far as some features like our Sports section, but we’ll see how it goes and adjust from there. In the meantime, enjoy the “ early edition”]

*** “Man Dead in Lakeshore Shooting” … This happened last week, kinda late don't you think. [ Editor’s Note: This was a comment someone posted on a link on our Facebook page ( which is great, because we appreciate feedback in any form), so I thought I’d take the opportunity to say that the stories on our Facebook page are always a few days behind ( otherwise there wouldn’t really be any reason for anyone to buy the paper). But we are taking steps to greatly increase our presence on social media platforms, since we’re aware that many Crittenden County residents are techsavvy, and sitting down to read an actual paper newspaper isn’t necessarily the ideal way to get your news these days. We made some strides in that direction this year with our revamped web site and new e- edition, but we’re now focusing on not only putting our news in the hands of more people but also developing a back- andforth with our customers online. As with any new initiative, we’re rolling it out slowly, but we’re hoping it “ clicks” with our readers]

West honors retired teachers

West Junior High recently honored its retired teachers with a Christmas luncheon in the school's library. They were also accompanied by many of their former students who are now on faculty at West.

Photo by Billy Woods


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