A Thanksgiving thank-you from LDN
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[November 26, 2008]
Another year has almost slipped by and we, like
all of you, find ourselves wondering where the time went.
Actually we do know where the time went. It went covering all the
local news that's important to all of you and thus important to us.
This is truly a remarkable community when one spends the time
looking for everything, and we have been doing that to the best of
our ability. We have a great deal more to do to accomplish our goal
of complete local coverage. But we promise with your continued help
to keep working toward that goal.
We won't cut back on bringing
you the hard news in our area. Governments, key issues, important
events, whether positive or negative, will still be covered by us as
But this past year we have tried to increase the balance to the
local news and information we have presented for you to read. We
believe, and you all have proven us correct, that there is a great
deal of good news in this community that deserves to be told, that
deserves to be shared.
We are neither reluctant nor embarrassed to tell you who made the
honor rolls at their schools or worked on a project for Scouts or
did a kind deed for someone they never met before. We find no need
to apologize for telling you about many of the great businesses that
give so much to this community. We are proud rather than reluctant
to tell you the stories of our great citizens who for too long have
not received the public accolades they so richly deserve.
Now these stories might not be something that will ever win a
Pulitzer Prize, but having the privilege of covering so many
charitable and unselfish and community-oriented events and caring
and generous individuals is a reward in itself.
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Every day, staff at LDN is about this community covering still
more remarkably selfless events that benefit others. It has made us
proud of all of you and made us humble that we have been deemed your
messenger to share this news with all others.
This Thanksgiving we at LDN will take the time to be with family,
loved ones and friends as will so many of you. We will also take a
moment to be thankful for all of you.
It is because of your readership and your financial support that
we are able to continue our simple goal. We are your neighborhood
newspaper telling you about our neighborhood. We are nothing more.
We hope you find us nothing less.
May this Thanksgiving be the start of a new and prosperous year
for all of you, and may the good Lord keep you in the palm of his
hand. We are so proud of all of you. You make us want to work
harder. And so we shall.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
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