Thursday, February 8, 2007
Day of photos
Our annual profile edition will be published Thursday, March 8.
“A Slice of Life in Marshall County” will include at least one section of just photographs - all taken during a 24-hour period.
And plans call for that 24-hour period to begin this Friday, Feb. 9, at 12:01 a.m., weather permitting, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. that same day.
Photographer Ronnie Day and I will embark on a rather lengthy photo-shooting session from one end of Marshall County to the other – trying particularly to catch some folks on camera who normally would not get their photos in the newspaper.
You might see us at a bus stop, a garage, a restaurant, the police station, a creek bank, a ball game or wherever on Friday.
We’ve compiled a list of potential stops, and we’ll be on the lookout for others as we drive around. If you have a thought, give us a call. Naturally, we can’t make them all, and we won’t have space to print them all when we get around to designing the section.
No doubt, we will be stopping for plenty of caffeine along the way Friday – doing our best to stay wide awake for this first-time ever adventure.
I actually stole the idea from another newspaper once upon a time. That paper called it something like “A Day in the Life.”
Truth is, lots of folks are working while some of us are sleeping - from law enforcement personnel to convenience store employees to factory workers and so on.
Maybe we can give some of these people their chance at newspaper stardom.
This February weather, as you know, is somewhat unpredictable. If the roads are icy, we won’t be on them. In that case, we will reschedule.
The special edition in March will also include feature stories on some Marshall Countians.
The edition is always one of our biggest and best. It’s hard work, but it’s worth it. The goal is to build up our county – focus on its people and its positives.
We appreciate everyone who has supported our profile edition in the past. For advertising information, call us at 662-252-4261.
Changing gears, lots of folks have asked me today (Monday) whether or not I enjoyed the Super Bowl.
Honestly, I enjoyed the food and fellowship at our church get-together, youth devotional better.
We caught the first-half highlights and saw the second half of the big game live.
I was disappointed because I don’t think either team was able to play their best football in the constant rain, which seemed to get harder as the game went along.
It made me long for a dome, and I’m sure the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears were thinking the same thing.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m from the old school. I believe football is made to be played outdoors – be it in freezing temperatures or rain.
But it seems a shame when the players on the two best teams in football in the biggest game in football struggle to hold onto the ball and even stand up at times.
I really don’t think a dry field would have changed the outcome. The Colts, I firmly believe, are the best team – mainly because they have the best quarterback.
I didn’t care for the majority of the commercials either – with the exception of one or two.
Billy Joel did a great job with the National Anthem, despite the rainfall on his piano, and I didn’t watch Prince at halftime.
The pre-game hype seems to get more and more and longer and longer.
I think ESPN started about 10 a.m., and CBS kicked in at 1 p.m., more than four hours before the actual kickoff.
Plus something about the big game was on every day for the two weeks leading up to the event.
The Super Bowl will always remain super, but my particular favorite is the college game – be it football, basketball or baseball.
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