The strangest things make me smile

There is something about a reader bringing a piece of produce they are proud of to the newspaper office hoping to have it featured that makes me smile. It’s one of the oddities of a community newspaper. People want to share their successes, and I like that.

It feels like has been an especially good year for the newspaper’s “produce derby.” We had a 2-foot-long cucumber and a 2-lb. tomato. And Tuesday afternoon, Tootsie Snelling brought a 6-lb. sweet potato from her Wonsevu garden.

The garden season is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to stop sharing readers’ successes, big or small. We hope we can share hunting success stories. When a first-time hunter gets his or her buck, we want to know, because we want to help celebrate that success with the entire community.

— ADAM STEWART

 

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