Editorial notebook full of random thoughts

Outlook publisher

Hard to believe this is the last newspaper of October.
Aw we move into the last two months of the year, I thought this would be a good excuse to clear out some notes.
• Election is still going. If you haven’t cast your ballot in the school bond vote or city council, there is still time. Ballots have to be turned in by Nov. 7. Haven’t made up your mind? Check out candidate profiles and information on the bond online, older editions of the Outlook or on the candidates’s Facebook page.
• One question that keeps popping up about the ambitious school bond is how will all of the work get done. There is a step-by-step timetable on the citizens’ committee bond information website. The plan makes sense to me.
• Laurel boys’ soccer coach Leroy VanderPool accomplished something this season he hadn’t been able to pull off the four previous years of coaching. He beat Central. “I knew it was a big deal when I started getting stopped in public, emails and calls from people I don’t even know to congratulate me on the win.”
• Dr. Lee Richardson visited a veterinarian friend to inquire what it costs to cremate a dog -$100-200 – versus a horse - $1,200. Who knew?
• A cybersecurity expert, Al Jones, scared all of the local Rotarians as he painted a bleak picture of how each of the members have probably already been hacked and how the country’s electric grid is already exposed to foreign hacking.
He asked members what they were going to do immediately after the meeting? One said he was going to throw his computer away. Correct answer? Buy an external hard drive and backup your data. Also, don’t open suspicious attachments on emails. The only smile at the meeting came from Marv Carter, the one Rotarian without an email address.
• Laurel is already dressed up for Halloween. Hopefully the weather cooperates. Much as Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday, to me it makes sense to always have Halloween on a Saturday. Anyone else?
• Wishing the Lady Locos the best of luck in the state championship soccer match on Saturday. Game starts at 11. Helpful hint, you will have to get there early to supplant Central parents from the closest spots around the field.
¨• LHS is one of the most successful schools in the state for statewide championships. Golf team title, individual cross country title for Levi Taylor and girls in the state championship for the fourth time in as many years. Nice work.
My notebook is now cleaned out.

David Keyes is publisher of The Laurel Outlook.

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