Thursday, November 13, 2008

Day 13 Thursday Thirteen #17 I Read It in the Paper

In this small Gulf coast town that I live in the local paper comes out twice a week. Each Wednesday several copies are delivered to the school and the fifth grade reading teacher shares (gives me) a copy. I thought I would share 13 interesting, not so interesting events, from this weeks paper.

1. Head Line : County veterans honored Tuesday The article was complete with two color pictures. One of WWII vet being seated by two high school girls and the other of a WWII vet who was given a high school diploma he missed out on due to being drafted in Feb. 1945.

2. Quote: A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers. John F. Kennedy This was just a filler at the end of a column.

3. Page 2: Obituaries There were five. Each had a lengthy write-up praising their lives.

4. Ad: Janik's Meat Market *Deer Processing* Come on down if you happen to kill a deer. We have just the place to have that deer meat processed.

5. 2008 Bubba Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 15 at Cattails in Matagorda. There will be spam sculpting, a casserole contes, and Chateau Bubba wine. For more info call --- --- ---- I'm not making this up. It is in the paper.

6. Letter to the editor: This tickled me. I wish I copy the whole thing, but the gist of it is that we need to be better drivers. The line that made laugh simple states. *Drivers believe that a yellow light means speed up and drive faster.* Uh aren't those the same????

7. Page 6 was devoted to church news. Ebenezer Baptist Chruch is having a Harvest Crusade on Sunday Nov. 16. I didn't know there was an Ebenezer Baptist Church here. I don't think I've ever heard of a church call Ebenezer. That is just fun to say.

8. Sneary-Lucas wedding was written up. The Anderson-Perez and the Seiben-Dodson engagements were announced. All are young and looks so happy. I wish all three couples happiness.

9. Tribune's Thanksgiving Coloring Contest turkey was printed for childer no older than 10 years of age to color and return by Nov. 19.

10. Headline: Tigers back in playoffs after 10 long years This is the Tidehaven Tigers. That is the school district I work for. Pretty exciting stuff, but I'm afraid they'll just get to play the one game. We are the third team going out of district playing a first place team. The odds aren't in our favor. GOOOOO TIGERS!!

11. Tribune Classifieds: The deadline for Garage Sales to run on Wednesday is Monday before noon. Be sure to come in before the deadline in order to ensure your ad runs inWednesday's paper. I wonder if that works. Telling people to come in before noon. I bet they have some come in after noon and they still get in. There are twenty Garage Sales listed for this weekend. I may have to check a couple of them out.

12. The Shoe Craze is having 20% off selections Fall Shoes and 15 % off Evening Shoes. Wow and spring and summeer shoes $15 each. I think I may head there after work.

13. And of course the weather. Thursday: Partly cloudy. A low in the mid 50s. A high in the mid 70s. Friday: Sunny. A low in the low 50s. A high in the upper 70s. Sounds like nice weather on the way.

There you have it. A quick look through a small town news paper.


Donna said...

No police blotter?

Good TT, Moma.

(And just because I find it funny, my word verification is "shipity")

Carrie said...

I still think the best small-town news I've ever seen was the police blotter in Canadian the one time when the police received a call about the man sitting in the field. Classic.

Denise Patrick said...

Small town newspapers are the best. They give you such a great snapshot of small town life - a way of life that's dying these days. Hold on to it as long as you can.


marina said...

Happy TT!
See if you can find the craziest animal?
TT13 Animals

Nicholas said...

Ebenezer is an actual name but the only Ebenezer I ever heard of before reading your TT was Scrooge!

Momisodes said...

Sounds like a nice publication.
But I must say...."spam sculpting?" I'm oh so curious :)

Julie said...

My own favorite from a local paper was when the police blotter said a woman reported a valuable antique necklace had been stolen. She called back the next day to report that she had hidden it in a different spot and had forgotten.

When the police blotter puts stuff like that in your local paper, you know you live in an area without a lot of crime...

JoGrandmama said...

Ah, small town news, gotta love it. And yes, Carrie, the Blotter is quite a source of entertainment...that's really about the only thing I really read in the Canadian Record. I glance thru the rest of the paper and read only the parts that catch my eye, but never miss the Blotter.

Yasmin said...

Great post...and Ebenezer Baptist Church...I've heard of Ebenezer in a baptist church name before...actually quite a few times. Usually it's associated with an African-American church. ;)
Happy TT.

Ladykli said...

"spam sculpting"? I grew up on that s**t! I can't image wanting to sculpt with it!?!

Your paper sounds just about like ours. I stopped getting it when it went up to 75 cents. Shoot, that's the same price as the Dallas Morning News!I laugh at all the typos and errors they make. I'm not very good at grammer (or spelling), but even I catch quite a few.

Losing Myself said...

I may have to steal your idea for a TT one of these days. Our paper comes out once a week. (the 'Wednesday' paper that comes out on Friday.....go figure!) The police blotter is a great source of entertainment, along with the goings on in the city government.

Heather said...

What a great Thursday 13 , you'll have to check out Bubba Fest, just don't get spam on your new shoes if you take in the sale.