By Dr. Sharon Schuetz
As a community newspaper, the Trinity Standard wants to include events, honors and awards, and news and information about what’s happening around the county. When our children win an important, award, contest, or honor, we want to share it with everyone because it lifts and inspires.
In a culture as negative as ours, we must encourage our children, spurring them on to grow into the men and women they’re meant to be. The whole community does this, parents, family, the school.
This is your newspaper. Our goal is to share what is important to you, the reader. We have an amazing community and those of us who have grown up here, raised our children here, or watch our grandchildren grow up here understand the importance of small-town life.
I didn’t grow up in Trinity, nor did I raise my children here, but I have several grandchildren that have either been raised here or have lived here for a season. They are products of the school system, the daycare, the Boys and Girls Club, the church, our family, and a host of friends and neighbors who love them dearly. They are becoming amazing people and even now are making a significant investment in the lives of others.
Most people will do what you expect them to do if you encourage, compliment, and reward them for positive behavior. Our kids deal with enough negative bombardment through television, movies, and the games they play. We only have them for a few short years. During that time, we can help them become the men and women who will bring honor to our community and its families.
As hard as we try to capture the news and information, we don’t know what’s going on everywhere, and if you don’t send it to us we can’t guarantee it will be in the paper. So, on that note, we need you.