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Thank you Nevada and Vernon County

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail editor

Most people who know me probably wouldn't describe me as a retiring woman; but that's just what I'm doing. After 20 years as a journalist, the last 10 of them as editor of the Nevada Daily Mail, I'm stepping down at the end of the year to spend more time with my family.

There's a grandchild who needs to be spoiled, an 8-year-old son who needs a mom to greet him when he gets off the school bus and a husband who probably won't mind being spoiled a little now and then, too.

It's been an honor and a privilege to serve as the editor of this area's historic record. The front-row seat I've enjoyed as the never-ending pageant of Nevada and Vernon County's history unfolds, with its dark moments as well as its bright ones, has made the experience as editor unforgettable; but, most of all, I won't forget who the people of Vernon County really are.

This community's full of people who deserve to be recognized, just for being themselves.

There are the people who care enough to stop and offer a helping hand any time they see someone who needs it.

There are those who live lives of service, through their jobs, through local clubs, through their personal, everyday lives.

There are the spouses of those who serve in so many ways, who stand by them and support them even though their service means they've missed dinner at home. Again.

There are the kids, who remind us that dreams are to be sought after, ideas are to be shared, and that no one's too small or too young or too, well just anything, to matter.

There are the people who offer kind words when they're needed; who share their talents or what they've learned about life with others, who make the world a better place just with a smile or a nod.

It's been fun, too, watching the kids grow up, watching what changes and what stays the same as time goes by. Each story I've written, each face I've photographed, has forever made an impression on me in some way.

And so, dear readers, I owe you all a big thank-you for your support during these past 10 years.

One more thing ... to the staff at the Nevada Daily Mail ... thanks for everything.