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Letters to the Editor for November 4, 2021

Spectacularly spooky
Thanks to many generous participants, the 2021 Walsenburg Halloween Spooktacular was a huge success. More than 400 children participated, along with their happy parents. Thanks to the owners of the dozen trunks decorated at St. Mary Church, the three individuals who joined the Eagles in their in-door event, Terri and Greg Daniels for the use of their building for the Haunted House, Huerfano County and the City of Walsenburg for the use of the Train Depot, and Bachman and Associates for hay-ride wrangling. The John Mall Student Council raised considerable funds with their Haunted House project. Thanks, too, to the Fire and Sheriff’s departments, Walsenburg Lumber Company, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, Safeway, Sporleder Feeds, My One Hour Office, The World Journal, Star Drug, the Foxtrot Emporium, and Shoe Design, as well as the many businesses along Main Street who came out to pass out candy. Thanks also to Tony Amidei, David Vigil, Dustin and Ele Stambaugh, Brian and Susie Lalander, Carlton Croft, John Toplin, Rick Colander, Michele and Sara Martin, Harry Wysacki, Max Vessa, and Jack Shelton. You were all Spooktacular!
~ Rhonda Thibault-Lloyd
Event Coordinator
Walsenburg, CO

Lucky to have the paper
Dear Readers of the World Journal
You readers are very fortunate to receive the World Journal every week.  This publication is written by and for those living in your communities.   You receive local information and coverage in your newspaper.   So many “local” newspapers no longer exist and instead are owned by a large company that limits local coverage to one or two pages, with the remainder of the paper providing the exact format and articles as the all the other newspapers owned by that company.    You can read the Topeka Capital Journal or any of the other newspapers along the corridor to Pueblo, Colorado, and you will read the exact same coverage in each paper.   Your World Journal is filled from cover to cover with information on local upcoming events throughout the county.  As readers of the World Journal, you get to read entertaining articles unique to your area and receive well-written coverage on every community in your region.  Your newspaper cares about what is going on in your communities.  It is refreshing to receive and read the World Journal.  I hope you realize what a unique newspaper you have giving you the local coverage you deserve.  Cherish it!
~ Jan Scoggins
Dodge City, KS

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