Shameless…


Shawn Magrath

It’s about the time of year when I have to swallow my pride, embrace the inevitable, close my eyes, grit my teeth, wipe the tears off my cheeks and dig out a heavier coat from the closet. I’ve gotten away with just long sleeves long enough. I almost made it through the end of October. Last year, I found a five dollar bill in the pocket of my coat. I’m not expecting to strike that same kind of fortune this year, but finding something in the pocket would be nice – a coupon, lost car key, phone number for something important but clearly doesn’t matter now – just finding something would be exciting.

The Guernsey Memorial Library was given a reason to be grateful, encountering much more than a five dollar bill in their pocket. The Library received a $600,000 donation from Mrs. Wilhelmin Henley after her passing. It’s great to see that the library still means so much to some people. I hope to see the library put the money to good use (by the way, they are taking community suggestions). Literacy has become so technology oriented that future generations may have to be introduced to what’s called “a book.”

Congratulations to Marsha Guzewich and Fred Von Mechow, recipients of the Forestry Conservation Achievement Award. I had the privilege of covering the award ceremony and luncheon this afternoon. It’s not too often that I’m given an assignment that involves a free lunch. If only all assignments came with free food…

Finally, my condolences to the friends, family and public mourners who are lamenting the loss of Steve Jobs. I’m sorry to hear of his death and hope… It happened when? Three weeks ago? Then why is a third of CNN’s website covered with Steve Jobs content? Shameless.