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Holabird Advocate

Providing all the news we see fit to print since 2002!

Monday, January 01, 2007
The Holabird Advocate makes changes

The Holabird Advocate Celebrates Lustrum
For those who have never seen "Rooster Cogburn", or have a limited vocabulary a lustrum is a period of 5 years. It has been precisely that long since the first edition of the Holabird Advocate was published, and Holabird has never been the same.
January 1, 2002 was an interesting time for our Publisher. He was immersed in Market America, a company that was on the way to big things. That didn't work out because he wasn't ready for anything big. The events of September 11 of the previous year were still fresh in his mind. This blogging thing was not nearly as big as it is now. Nobody around here had any idea how big it would get. Right now we average 34 hits per day from all over the world. Not bad for a town of 38 people, eh!
And just what did the first Readers see when they logged on to our Front Page? It looked something like this: http://ponderosapost.blogspot.com/2002/01/vol_01.html
It's a wonder they tuned in a second time, but we have, in all modesty improved quite a bit.
New Year Starts with a Nap
Jerry Hinkle, courageous dynamic Publisher of the Holabird Advocate, usually watches the big ball on Time Square drop on the year, but he and Harold Hinkle were so engrossed in the Hee Haw marathon on CMT that they didn't notice it was a new year. When Jerry saw that it was 12:01 am in Holabird, he decided to go to bed. He wore his pajamas all day in case Nick Nemec showed up.
There was absolutely no blowing snow yesterday. Despite that, there was no Church Service or Sunday School at the Methodist Church in Highmore, so the Hinkles turned Baptist for the day.
Doug and Cade Hinkle came today for Mary Hinkle's New Year party. Darrel Hinkle is loading up the snowmobiles to drive on the 8 inches of snow on the ground. There are ribs and potatoes on the menu, with Smores prepared by Chef Brittany and Jello Lemon No Bake for dessert.
The Holabird Advocate is not Alone
It turns out we are not the oldest website in Hyde County. We're not even the first. Mr. Richard Harter of Highmore, South Dakota can claim that distinction for now. His website, Richard Harter's World looks as though it has been in business since March 1 of 1996. It is a site best viewed with a bottle of Scotch ( his recommendation, not ours). we would be remiss not to link you up regardless, so here it is: http://home.tiac.net/~cri/index.html

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