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"Look for the Helpers"

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This past week has been like no other for many people—including myself.

I have found myself becoming anxious reading and writing about all the news that is unfolding about COVID-19. I don’t even want to turn on my television because watching the news not only makes me more anxious, but even irritates me—and I’m a member of the media that is contributing to the outpouring of news related to this virus!

However, reporting factual information from trusted sources like the CDC and the state health department is my job and I will not only continue to report on the developments of COVID-19 but on news in our community that is unrelated to the virus.

In this week’s paper you will see stories about people who are doing amazing things in our community like how people are raising money for childhood cancer research and women who are recounting their time when they worked at the Glenn L. Martin Company during WWII.

The Avenue News will continue to report on stories like those despite many events being canceled for the foreseeable future and I ask our readers to strive to seek out and read stories that reinforce that there is still so much good in this world.

I believe the late Mister Rogers said it best when he said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘ Look for the the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

Try to find the helpers in our papers the next couple of weeks and work to be one of those helpers—we definitely need more now than ever.

Stay safe, keep reading and God bless.

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