Filling The Journal full of community

Thanks to everyone who made The Journal what it was in 2011

The Journal is a Community Newspaper, and proud to be so. I guess, as opposed to a “general interest” newspaper, a community newspaper serves a distinct community.

Our community is you and all of our other readers in Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lytton, Walhachin, Savona, 16 Mile, Loon Lake, Venables Valley, Spences Bridge, and all points in between and all around.

A daunting task to include such a large geographic base with a one-person newsroom. I could not do it without all of the fabulous people in those areas who send me articles and photographs – either of regular club or community news, or of just whatever strikes their fancy.

If I had to include everyone who sent me something this past year, ths week’s editorial would read like a phone book. You all have my thanks and undying gratitude, even if we do fight over what you can say in the newspaper sometimes.

But I would be remiss if I did not recognize some of the regular contributors like Loon Lake columnist Barbara Hendricks and Spences Bridge columnist Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan, and entertainment columnist Nadine Davenport.

Andrea Walker, Vivian Edwards, Reta Robertson, Alice Durksen, Jessica Clement and Esther Lang keep us updated on various local clubs and their activities; Janet Quesnel sends us our curling news, Maria Russell Martin keeps the tennis news coming and Lisa Tegart sends us Peewee news whenever we ask.

Muriel Scallon and Pat Kirby make sure that the Ashcroft seniors are well covered, and Zee Chevalier provides the Clinton Seniors news.

Much of the school coverage comes from the schools themselves, but thank you especially to Shirlee Johnson at Cache Creek Elementary for  all the invitations to come and take pictures. Darren Curran and Alex Ekering send us lots of great articles about the Cadets and Beavers.

Thanks as well to Karel Samek and Dan Hines for the From the Pulpit columns, and to Martina Baier for sending us updates of St. Alban’s and Soups On.

Thanks to the Ashcroft RCMP for taking the time to recap the week’s files for us, and to Brian Henderson at the Ashcroft Fire Dept. for all of his help.

There are so many more who I could list, but there’s only room for one more – you, our reader. We appreciate you more than you could imagine. Without you, there is no community.

Our best wishes to you for a happy 2012!

Wendy Coomber is the editor of the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal

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