I read with great interest the wonderful article submitted by you and Jack in the Fall Cal Pub (California News Publishers Association publication).

Congratulations on your very creative membership for the Idyllwild Town Crier. What good news that the paper is important enough to the citizenry that the memberships have been coming in steadily.  Obviously, the news content is very important to your readership and what a tribute to the two of you who had the courage to instigate the source of income needed to continue printing.

Jack joins me in sending our congratulations to you and Jack.

 Lou Bates

Scottsdale, Arizona

Editor’s note: Lou Bates is the wife of Jack Bates, retired executive director of CNPA.

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