If your New Year’s Resolution involved not making a New Year’s Resolution, you are probably one of the few who have actually kept your resolutions so far in 2017.
For the rest of us - those of us who want to watch our weight, read more, spend more time with the family, get more involved in our community and not believe everything we read on the internet – it is a little bit rough getting out of the starting gate.
The year 2016 might be the year that psychics became extinct.
As I look at my handy Laurel Rotary 2017 calendar and prepare to pitch an old, boring 2016 non-Rotary one, I took a moment to think about what an interesting year this has been.
At this time last year, there were 18 people running for the Republican nomination for president. There was a governor or two, a senator or two, a Bush and whole bunch of others who looked or felt presidential.
It is a simple thought that manifests itself in many ways.
Nothing compares to this time of year for almost everyone.
For kids, a lifetime of memories are formed while parents and grandparents do their best to keep family traditions alive.
Dec. 25 is only a day on a calendar with 364 days just like it and Christmas is truly what you want to make of it.
I hope this Christmas fills you with memories from the many Christmases you have had leading up to this one.
Almost like it was planned, Mother Nature this year gave everyone enough time to put up outdoor Christmas decorations and then turned this portion of the planet into one big frozen snow globe.
The Outlook was so inspired by all of the Christmas lights popping up during the past few weeks in and around Laurel, we invited people to send us addresses of homes and businesses you thought lit up the season.
For the most part, the Laurel Outlook has presented the local news to our readers in about the same manner we are in this issue.
For 108 years and 23 issues, a combination of ink, water and rollers has physically captured our pages’ images and transferred the information to newsprint.
The news, sports, opinions and advertising, news of record and much more has been found on pages just like this one with the information written by your neighbors.
The Outlook has always prided itself on being the mirror and the bulletin board for Laurel and the surrounding areas.
Even though it isn’t beginning to look a lot like Christmas yet, the calendar says Dec. 25 is just around the corner.
Thanks to this spate of good weather that has left us without snow, it appears folks have jumped on outdoor Christmas decorations in full force around here. I always feel a lot better about hanging lights when the ladder can actually touch terra firma versus snow and ice.
If a person thinks about it and puts life into perspective, there is a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Let’s start with the basics. I am healthy enough to write this editorial and you are healthy enough to read it. Here’s to our health!
It has been a special year for me as my wife and daughter finally joined me from Idaho. I had been attempting to be a bachelor for about a year while Olivia finished her sophomore year in Sandpoint and Marlisa continued to work and pack.
The Laurel Rotary Club has come up with a local gift that promises to be valuable all year long.
The Laurel Rotary 2017 calendars have arrived and the full-color, wall-sized calendar is chock-full of local photos, events and advertising. A person will also find birthdays, anniversaries and other important Laurel dates.
Best of all, all of the proceeds go to the Laurel Rotary Club to fund local activities. This year, the club has chosen Head Start as the recipient from calendar sales.