Thursday, July 4, 2013
Readership high in state
Community newspapers have long been a part of my life.
I still have clippings at my house from my hometown newspaper – stories highlighting some of my high school sports days.
Close to Nowhere
I miss our crotchety old man
Here at the newspaper, we count the weeks, not the days or months. For instance this year is Volume 148 (how many years The South Reporter has been published), and last week was Issue 26 (how many weeks so far in the year).
With 52 weeks in a year (once in a while there are 53 Thursdays, but not often) week 26 is the halfway point.
And as we all mention that we’re halfway through the year again, we all think of Mr. Freddie (DeBardeleben -- and I can still spell his name!).
Letter to the Editor
Stewardship Advisory Board
Editor’s Note – The following letter was addressed to Bubba Hubbard but a copy was also sent to The South Reporter for publication.
On behalf of the entire Stewardship Advisory Board at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, we want to express our gratitude for all that you have done for SPAC and to wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Your achievements at SPAC are many and lasting. You were asked to step into Madge Lindsay’s shoes as center director when she retired.
You did so willingly and successfully. You suddenly assumed duties far beyond your original responsibilities and you performed them well.
From the planning of the Hummingbird Festival to the widely-respected burn program to the children’s summer camp sessions and nature programs, you presented the very best of National Audubon and Strawberry Plains Center.
You are singularly equipped to perform these duties because of your love of and commitment to nature and conservation. You are widely recognized as one of Mississippi’s foremost conservationists.
Your conservation legacy and imprint at SPAC, in our communities, and among those who share your conservation ideals, is a remarkable tribute to you and your love of nature.
We appreciate all your good work, dedication, professionalism and, above all, integrity, which you have generously shared with our community and center.
Your leadership will always be appreciated.
Thank you, Bubba, and we all wish you and Jane the very best.
SPAC Stewardship Advisory Board,
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