Tricounty News

The ‘crunch’ is over

Long live the “crunch!”

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m one of those people who’s driven by deadlines. If a deadline doesn’t exist, I’ll make one up (and then test it, of course). It’s not only an occupational hazard, it’s a way of life.

Last week was a real doozy. It was the culmination of many, many weeks of hard work (and nearly a year of planning work)  for several of us, creating this year’s Tri-County Resource Guide.

To be honest, I can’t remember if I started publishing the Guide in 2001 or 2002, but I was the one who started it. I have no one to blame but myself.

So this would be either the eleventh or twelfth year of the Guide

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Half full or half empty?

If you go by summer school vacation, then summer is just more than half gone. Forty days until the start of school.

I prefer to think of summer as just getting warmed up, so to speak. Kind of like our strange, delayed weather this year. 

The crush of the end-of-school-year days is now a faded memory. Some people jump right from that into the fury of gardening, yard work, and other projects around the house. Others of us need that buffer of time doing next to nothing.

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The importance of copyright

“I got it off the Internet, and the internet is free, so I can use it, right?”

Wrong.

The subject comes up several times a week. It might be a story, poem, photo, recipe, or a graphic.

Some understand that we can’t reprint something that’s been printed on paper without getting permission. But explaining internet copyrights is a bit more tricky. 

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2013 Tri-County Resource Guide coming Aug. 1

We’re putting the finishing touches on the 2013 Tri-County Resource Guide. This year, it will be bigger and better than ever. A glossy, magazine format is just the beginning. We’ve been busy verifying information, and adding even more.

The Guide is published once a year with loads of essential information that is useful all year ’round.

It will be distributed in the August 1
Tri-County News to all subscribers. It will be available for free at a number of local businesses in South Haven, Kimball, Watkins, and Eden Valley. It also will be available at our Kimball office (70 Main Street South) and our Eden Valley drop site (378 State Street South).

 

It will get done anyway …

I’ve been hearing this a lot lately. At school, on the street, in various organizations.

It’s implied even more often than it is said out loud.

The idea is, “I don’t have to do this, or do this on time. It’ll get done anyway. (By someone.)”

Often it’s something minor, like refilling the ice cube trays, or replacing a roll of toilet paper.

Sometimes it’s a much more serious matter.

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