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November 21, 2013

KELLY: Why you should read your local paper


Second: Reading a newspaper gives the reader many options. The reader can go back and reread an article to be sure he or she understands its meaning. The paper can be kept and read days later, or the article, news event or pictures can be cut out and placed in a scrapbook of yearly news events. I have a copy of the San Francisco paper printed the day of the San Francisco earthquake with commentary and many photos of the damage, which was kept by my wife’s grandmother.

Third: As a reader goes through his local newspaper, he or she will, if only reading the small subject headlines of the many news events of the day, will gain some knowledge. For example, “Bank held up,” “Voters approve tax for street repairs” or “Thanksgiving dinner recipes.” These items may or may not be of interest to each reader, but will be of great interest to some.

Fourth: Most people are interested in engagements and weddings, births, the comics or the community calendar of events. The public schools have events scheduled around the seasons of the year as does the community college. Everyone should read the comics. The better ones are based on real life happenings and make you laugh and relax your tired body after a hard day.

And how about those Ann Landers type articles? Read those and you might find out that you are sane, thank goodness.

Fifth: A small local newspaper is very important to a community. It will keep the people up on local government activities and provides residents with community happenings and local sporting events.

I believe that most families living in a small community, in this case Weatherford, should subscribe to the local newspaper. The paper might be small, but it is big for what it gives our community.

What do you think?

Have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving!

William J. Kelly is a Weatherford resident and regular contributor to Viewpoints.

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