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To be or not to be…

by Lois Allen

Do you smell something funny? It’s probably this newspaper. It’s dead.
That’s what everyone tells me. As the owner of one of them, I feel I have better odds playing the Lotto. And now it’s that time again—time for our annual subscription drive.
For over twenty years we’ve beaten the odds. Why do we keep trying when all others around us are failing? Because, you are still reading this newspaper. Who cares what they say. The people of Cedar Springs can read! We’re not stinkin’ yet!  And so maybe I won’t retire. The Post will try and stick around for another year. And, as long as our local business community continues to believe, (and run ads) we will continue to keep an eye on Cedar Springs.
For everyone with students of Cedar Springs schools, the Post will be there, sitting in for parents at school board meetings, so you don’t have to. (Unless you want to of course.) For another year, the Post will be on the scene when history happens, snapping photos and taking notes. It will live on and strive every day to inform you—to be the eyes and ears and the voice of you, the reader.
It takes communication to make a village. The Post is the tool that is the voice of Cedar Springs. It is the source that brings us together in one voice of celebration, of pride and sometimes of sorrow.
Now is your chance to gamble on us. For twenty-five bucks (the cost of two gallons of gas) you can get your Post delivered in your mailbox for another year and also a chance to have a great night on us!
Those who subscribe right away will be immediately entered to win an evening experiencing a live performance of the Lipizzaner Stallions. This is an event that only comes once every few years and is a lifetime experience for any horse lover at heart.
Don’t have an envelope? Can’t find a pen? Out of stamps? Don’t know where the post office is? Not to worry. The Post has gone high tech. We have Paypal! It’s as easy as going to the nearest computer and typing www.cedarspringspost.com.
Now you’re just one click away. Scroll until you see our “Buy It Now” button and the rest is easy. Or, you can pick up the phone and call (616) 696-3655 with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover. You need to hurry to get a shot at the free tickets. The one and only performance is Sunday, February 6. We’ll be giving away two sets of 4 tickets (a $100 value!)
Thanks for reading!

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