You may be familiar with a couple of publications we've put together recently -- the salute to veterans and the Fulton County Newcomers' Guide you received with your newspaper last week.
These magazines, with full color formats are very popular with our readers and advertisers. They're the type of publication you save as a keepsake after it's read -- instead of pitching it in the recycle bin.
We have several more of these special publications planned for 2007 and you're invited to be a part of them.
Soon, we will put together our Escape publication. This has, in the past, been tabloid size but this year's Escape will be the popular magazine size with full color throughout.
In April we will publish a newcomers' guide for Oregon County.
Both of these publications are tools for telling someone what a great place Oregon County is.
Here's where you come in.
There are hundreds of places in Oregon County that are 'photographic beautiful' and that's what we're looking for -- your color photo. Your photo doesn't have to be of a familiar location -- it only has to have been taken in Oregon County.
To submit your photograph for possible inclusion in our Escape or the Oregon County Newcomers' Guide simply mail it to us with the location identified and the name of the person who took the picture. Pictures should be 4- by 6-inch size and must be a clear, crisp, color picture.
You can also e-mail the picture to us at email@example.com or drop the picture and information off at our offices in Thayer or Salem.
If you want your picture returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your photo.
Our staff will select the pictures to be printed in one or more of these speciality magazines. You don't win any cash or prizes if your picture is selected -- but we will publish it with your name in the photo credit.
So, have some fun and send us your picture of your favorite place in Oregon County -- the subject matter is endless. Maybe it's a favorite swimming hole, camp site or walking trail. Maybe it's a picture taken in your own back yard of the bountiful wildlife in the area. Maybe it's a child enjoying a day at the park or swinging a bat at at T-ball game. If it shows why Oregon County is the place to escape to, we want to see the picture.
Our mailing address is Areawide Media, P.O. Box 248, Salem AR 72539.
Life is a blend of laughter and tears, a combination of rain and sunshine.
Norman Vincent Peale