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Editor’s Note 01-06-2012

I hope everyone had a great holiday and New Year. I know mine was kind of frantic. I did enjoy the Twilight Zone marathon New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day on Syfy. I am a fanatical Twilight Zone watcher. I like it almost as much as football. I did find other fans of the show on Facebook. Some wanted an entire channel dedicated to the series. I think that would be a bit too much. I can only handle entering the Twilight Zone twice a year.

It seemed really weird not to have a paper last week. Readers weren’t happy either. We received a few “unhappy” phone calls. Well, we are back so you can relax. We’re not going anywhere.

But, with a new year, comes new things. And this year we have new features planned.

We will begin some new projects in the next few weeks. I’m not going to let the cat out of the bag, but wow do we have so much planned for 2012.

Readers gave us ideas and we listened. We will, however, get to them one at a time. So please be patient. But, do not stop sending in ideas. We want to publish what you want to read.

2011 was a great year for us as we added so many new items like The Sports Journal. Sports is important to any community. We feel our sportswriter, Ken Lipshez, to be the best out there. Having a knowledgeable staff makes all the difference in a paper.

This week we are taking a look at the year ahead. Mayor Tim O’Brien gave us a top 4 list of what he would like to accomplish in 2012. I will keep a keen eye on all 4 as the year progresses. The economic plan is very interesting.

We also have another election coming up on Tuesday for the 24th district seat that was vacated when Tim O’Brien became mayor. The three candidates vying for a spot are highlighted on page 8. Make sure you read it and vote.

On page 11 be sure to read our entertainment reporters recap of the New Year event that happened at Trinity on Main. It sounds like it was a lot of fun.

I know my funny thoughts are frequently about men. Sorry if you men out there are offended, but men make the best jokes.

This week’s joke was again found on Facebook. It is:

“A recent survey says the first thing men notice about a woman is their eyes. And women say the first thing they notice about men is they’re a bunch of liars.”

Is that joke untrue?

Until next week, have a good laugh and keep reading YOUR #1 Weekly Newspaper.