A week full of changes
by Justin McGill, General Manager -- jmcgill@cadizrecord.com
Mar 12, 2014 | 202 202 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Not too long ago, I was complaining – not audibly, just in my own head – about feeling like I was stuck in a rut. Week after week seemed to pass by with little to no change in my routine.

Too late now, but I’d take back that complaint if I could. Not that it would matter, but anyway ...

Last week was weird for all of us.

Thanks to our biggest winter storm since the last one, driving was a nightmare for a few days.

School ended up being closed all week, creating a scenario in which students could end the school year one week and immediately start shopping for supplies for the next year.

Oh, and that thing around which many lives in this area revolve – basketball. The 2nd Region Tournaments got pushed back, which was only a small bother in the grand scheme of things. Still, it’s another unexpected change in a winter full of them.

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While we’re talking about changes ...

Let me take this opportunity to thank those who’ve held my family in their thoughts and prayers over the last several days. You’ll notice my step-grandfather, Harlon “Teet” McCain, listed in this week’s obituaries. We appreciate the outpouring of support we’ve received.

Aside from during his recent health troubles, I have no recollection of seeing Teet in any other state except happiness. That’s saying a lot considering how often he and I talked about Kentucky basketball and how many of those years the Wildcats didn’t seem to measure up to our expectations.

Our son won’t have a lot of memories of Teet, but I’ll always remember him pulling out his comb to work on Brody’s hair just about every time he saw him.

Most importantly, I’ll remember how well he treated my grandmother and, really, our entire family. And I know there are many others who feel the same way about him.

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There’s a personal change. Here’s a professional one. Next week, The Cadiz Record will have a new advertising sales executive. Jimmy Hart has stepped down after three years with us, and we’ll certainly miss having him here.

Taking his place is Dawn Pearl. Check next week’s issue for more on Dawn. We’re excited to bring her in and are looking forward to introducing her to our community.

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Somehow, I managed to go through almost the entire winter without getting sick. It’s been bone-chillingly cold at times, and we’ve had a pair of winter storms with which to contend, yet I passed through both with nary a cough.

Then, the temperatures rose briefly, before falling and rising again. Now, I can’t breathe.

In the end, I probably sound worse than I feel, but it’s still somewhat of a hindrance. Of course, I wrote this on Tuesday. Maybe as you’re reading this, things have changed and no one will have to hear me complain about it.

Until next time, at least.

Justin McGill is general manager of The Cadiz Record and can be reached by email at jmcgill@cadizrecord.com.
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