Townspeople are very kind

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 28, 2004

It doesn’t matter who you are.

You can be the family man driving a minivan full of children to the beach, a hungry motorist making a pit stop at the Chicken Shack for a bite to eat or the new editor of the hometown newspaper, everyone in Crenshaw County is nice.

Since starting work as the new editor of the Journal, besides being extremely busy and not seeing my wife while she was awake, I’ve taken note to the kindness and the generosity of the townspeople in each community in Crenshaw County.

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Whether it’s a mayor, a police chief or the local hardware store owner, everyone has really made my first two weeks at my new job less stressful.

I’ve met several people at different clubs, meetings and ballgames, but to be honest, I don’t remember too many of them.

I’ve never been really good with names. I forget names real easily, especially when they are all thrown at me at the same time.

That being the case, don’t be offended if you say hey to me on the street or at the grocery store and I don’t remember who you are.

Just remind me and I’ll do better the next time you greet me.

The people of Crenshaw County are some the nicest people I’ve ever met and they make me feel right at home. I’m looking forward to meeting those that I haven’t already met.

I promise to work my hardest to help make your community newspaper the best around. It may take some time, a lot of work and some help from the community, but it can be done.

Coming from the sports world, where I have worked as a sports editor for nearly eight years, I know what team play really consists of and I plan on using what I’ve learned over the years to help the paper grow.

This isn’t my paper or your next-door neighbors paper, it’s ours, the residents of Crenshaw County.

So lets all team up and score a touchdown for the community.

Please bring in any articles, pictures or announcements you would like to run in the paper and I’ll be happy to get them published for you.

Remember, communities are built around friendship.

Adam Prestridge is editor of The Luverne Journal. He can be reached at 335-3541 or via email at adam.prestridge@