Before I even begin to discuss the rest of this issue, let me sound the alarm. Everyone should read Rich Englebrecht’s article on our aging brain. Although, per my request, he mostly talks about writing, you will find it relevant to your own life. So, mark that page and meanwhile, enjoy the rest of our writers’ contributions.
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This month one of those contributors is me! In the Letter to the Publisher section, you will read a well though-out letter asking for more details about my health struggles. In the past, I did not write much about it for fear it would appear self-serving. But because of that letter, and some of my staff nudging me, I decided to write.
With that said, be sure to read Valerie MossDeegan’s article on potty training cows.
Other delights include the numerous news articles. As this is a monthly, we spend time selecting the articles to print that you will most enjoy, despite them being slightly dated. One example is “Dansville Lions Club Donates $15K to Noyes.” Good deeds are never dated.
Another is titled “Marijuana Plant Bust in Livonia.” In this case, it is not so much the news story but the response by Bill Johnston, whose wise words sum up what our community means to many of us and why it is treasured.
As you probably already realize, this issue is loaded with special treats for you, including writing from our newest writer, Cynthia Nelson. This talented woman writes about some of the more interesting goings-on within the American Legion.
Equally interesting is Susan Adamson’s “Blowing In the Wind,” Bandit’s “Skinny Water, Fat Bass,” and Anna Burdett’s “The Wyoming County Fair.”
As always, we are privileged to print Mike Falk’s “Lima Supervisor’s Report.” There are also articles by both Spellini and our beloved Elnora Teed.
Keara Hartson again graces our pages with a well thought out article on the “Wreck of Lackawanna.” Ditto for Rich Lovelace, as he expresses his love for birds.
Ed Rouse appropriately remembers days gone past during this month of Halloween. And Wiggins should make your mouth water again with her latest recipe.
To end this, I have still another announcement to make. Starting late winter or early spring, both Jerry Thompson and I will begin a writers’ group to be held bi-monthly. Details of who may enjoy this group will be published in later issues of this paper.
Right now, all we wish to say is that our meetings will take place at the Livonia Library. This is one of the best local libraries in our area.
Anyway, I end this story with some advice I gave Jerry when we first started this paper. He expressed his desire to write his column based on what readers wrote to him and requested. I informed him that readers rarely write, and he should not base whether or not his words were useful, dependent upon written feedback. This month, LCE was in receipt of three letters from people who appreciated his column. So much for my advice!
Of course, besides all the wonderful articles, you can also read Jerry’s latest column on the advantages and disadvantages of “web cookies.”