Dan Wehmer - Publisher's Pen

Dan Wehmer - Publisher's Pen

Short and sweet this week as a plethora of local activities keep yours truly on the run over the next few weeks.

We’ll cut to the chase.

Reading time, three minutes:

• Free KY-3.

One of these days, there will be a newscast that portrays Seymour as something other than the Tennessee float-stream stop shown in the movie “Deliverance.”

Until then, Trump’s words seem accurate when describing urban media outlets.

• Perhaps the best feel-good story of the weekend occurred Saturday at the Seymour Saddle Club.

That’s where a benefit for Seymour’s Janel Lindsey was held.

The result was $3,123.50 raised for a wonderful person who is battling Stage 4 cancer.

Almost everyone in Seymour knows Janel. If you don’t, that’s a shame. She’s a hoot.

Some may know her from her flower-shop days more than two decades ago. Some may know her as a former Seymour South Ward alderman. Most know her from the hair and nail business, which has been her trade for more than two decades.

“Cancer picked the wrong woman with me,” she told me soon after her diagnosis.

“I’ll kick its butt.”

I have no doubt.

• If you read nothing else in this week’s paper, read the guest opinion from Suzanna Lynn, who most here in Seymour know as Suzanna Smith.

She shares her thoughts on the upcoming Nov. 5 levy for the Seymour R-II School District.

It’s a well-written piece, filled with sound logic.

• City Administrator Hillary Gintz has a public-service announcement for Seymour residents.

Keep your ditches clear.

During the fall months, Gintz said city residents are asked to do so to prevent drainage issues when it rains.

“Leaves and limbs may be burned during daylight hours or you can haul them to the city brush pile (on South Cantrell Street), but please empty leaf bags and take the trash with you,” she said Monday.

• Finally, mark Saturday, Nov. 2, on your calendars.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, the Seymour C.A.R.E. (Community Action to Represent Education) Committee will hold a free fish fry with “all the xins” at the middle- and high-school cafeteria.

The committee is cooking for 1,000 guests.

Reason for the free feed?

To make a final push for passage of the aforementioned 75-cent school levy on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Any questions about the levy will be answered that day, and informational brochures will be available.

Best of all, it’s a great way to feed the family.

Dan Wehmer is the Citizen’s editor, publisher and owner. He can be reached at 417-935-2257 or via e-mail at citizen@webstercountycitizen.com.

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