Well, we are heading into almost a full month of the Seymour Herald. A good time to hear from the co-publisher. People that know me wonder how I am able to work with a newspaper on top of raising two kids, helping out at the schools, writing articles and working on book deadlines. Not to mention the “mother” things that we women do everyday, i.e. cooking, cleaning & washing. Sometimes I wonder myself. But I have to say after seeing the first few issues hit the stands the time and effort involved has definitely been worth it.
As a writer and author, I’m used to deadlines but in working on the Seymour Herald I am not only a writer but I am also involved with all the other facets that go into producing a quality product. The perfectionist that I am, it irritates me to no end to have the paper released with a “typo” in it. But this is reality and mistakes do happen. It appears (thank goodness) that our mistakes have been held to a minimum and hopefully that trend will continue as we grow and growing we are. It appears that we will be increasing the size of the newspaper from 12 pages to 16 or 20 pages and two sections.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of the newspaper is the scores of comments that we have been receiving from people who say, “I never read the paper much, but I read this one (The Seymour Herald) from cover to cover”. That’s important to me because it tells me that people are interested in what we have to say and the stories that we are presenting. That is the purpose and continued goal of the Seymour Herald. We want and need your input, suggestions and comments to continue our work of sharing information with the community.
Just last week a gentleman, G.W. Roberson, walked in our offices to say, “We’re glad you’re here”. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard that but coming from Mr. Roberson who has spent the last forty-five years in the Seymour area it was just that much more special.
Thank you for your support of the Seymour Herald. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. God Bless.