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published on 02/11/2005

Hats off ….to the choices we make

By staff writer

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have to really think hard about the choices I make. On the back cover of a recent Reader’s Digest Magazine, entitled, “Choices,” a man and woman are jogging along a street. She is staring straight ahead, headphones on, focus on her mission. He is running just as hard but has been distracted by the beautifully decorated cake the baker is placing in the window.

It is said that we cannot control the things that happen to us, only how we respond. The Signal Mountain Mirror strives to be the premier paper for the mountaintop communities serving everyone on our mountaintop, not just one town or the other. There are over 15,000 people on the mountain and probably just as many stories to be told. How nice it is for our paper to have committed residents who are willing to tell the stories on a regular basis. And as much as we at the paper appreciate the stories we get, occasionally a story gets left out or a picture gets omitted. Usually this was by human error and I would like think never done on purpose.

For example, the January issue of the Signal Mountain Mirror covered many of the holiday activities in our communities. Most often the pictures told the stories more than the text, but in the confusion of sending the stories to be published, pictures got left out and in some cases even stories. Because these stories are important to us, we have chosen to bring them to you even if they are a little “late” as the saying goes. It wasn’t a hard choice as they are great stories and great pictures and since January seems to be a “slow” news month, maybe it worked out for the best.

In the meantime, please note the great stories the Signal Mountain Mirror has this month, including the story of Tyler Ward’s Eagle Scout award, Bart Critser’s adventures in the Galapagos Islands, students at all the schools, programs, plays, organizations meeting, sporting events, and cultural events. Add to that all the wonderful articles by our regularly contributing writers, and you can’t help but choose the Signal Mountain Mirror as your paper of choice!