Perhaps, many of our readers join me
in remembering the old series "Dragnet." As I have been thinking about what to write this week, Officer Joe Friday's "All
we want are the facts, ma'am" popped into my head. What facts, you may be asking? Well, I most certainly appreciate ALL input from our readers as it allows me to fix items in the calendar and other things I may have missed in the final edit each week, but honestly, this week I have come face to face with the fact that we continue to need more input from "reporters." This past week it came to my attention that a reader was concerned that we had not run a feature article honoring Terry Cagle's passing. First let me say, the Board of Directors of Ozark Blues Society, like many of you, was stunned by the loss of not only a great musician, but such a fixture in the local music scene and we wish peace to his family and friends who are grieving their loss. The fact that we didn't run an article is that there wasn't one to run. As the editor, I receive, edit and format submitted articles and press releases, and compile the calendar from musician's email submissions and local community calendars. I also update the "On This Day in Blues History" and "This Week's Quote" found in the right hand column. I am occasionally tasked with writing an article for events being presented by Ozark Blues Society since
I am also on the board and involved
in the planning. As a volunteer in my role as editor, I use my time to do a proper
edit and send of this E-News each week. Having observed one of my kids fulfill the role as editor of the FHS School Newspaper (back in 2013 when it had
a print edition) I am keenly aware that
we are lacking writers/reporters here
at "Blues News You Can Use." If you are reading this and would be willing to submit written pieces for our newsletter, please reach out to SANDY. If you would like to know more about our submission procedures, please visit our website for our current promotion procedures HERE Thanks!
Check out the new article this week about officer elections and our annual meeting. The nominating committee's slate of candidates will be announced soon and submission of potential candidates from the general membership opens soon. Read on for how to participate.
Don't miss returning articles this week. This Sunday is the Celebration of Support for Ocie Fisher and we also have an article for an upcoming concert at Subiaco Academy. Read on below for more information on both of these topics.
Always remember, this is YOUR newsletter! Please consider sharing dates that for your favorite artists that are not included in the community calendars we use. We would also love to have a local live blues music reporter to share stories for the newsletter. Many bands have time challenges in submitting information and this would be a great way for fans to show them some love! Please send questions, information, feedback, and suggestions our way. Just click on Sandy's email address below.
We appreciate our readers and want
to see your ideas included!