This big Light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This Big Light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This Big Light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Everywhere I go, in my neighbor’s home, Jesus gave it to me, I’m gonna let it shine . . .
You get the picture. The Light is officially 2 years old. This issue marks the beginning of Volume 3 in newspaper language.
I’m happy-glad. I’m proud as a peacock that this Light continues to shine in Central Louisiana, and it’s getting brighter every issue.
I’m also excited and blessed because as the song says, “millions didn’t make it, but I’m one of the ones who did.”
Certainly, I can think about lots of things that didn’t go right and the continuous lack of money, but I choose to focus on the fact that I haven’t missed a printing date. That’s an accomplishment. I’ve known newspapers to cease publishing after only less than a year.
I’m especially grateful to my advertisers who helped push me through another year. As always, we can use and we certainly need many more to advertise to reach an important goal this year.
The Light has big plans for this publishing year. I think that you will be pleased and welcome the changes.
One of my greatest moments this year is that The Light was the only local newspaper to publish a special edition to observe the historical fact that Barack Obama was elected to the presidency of the United States of America.
There were a few business leaders in the community to help me pull off the feat. I know that you appreciated the issue because people were asking for more copies. However, funds only allowed me to print so many.
If you were lucky enough to get a copy, hold on to it and keep it as a family heirloom to pass down to the next generations.
We may not be as big or as old as others, but we’re a force as a newspaper that fills an important niche.
Keep picking up The Light. There’s no need to be in the dark
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