What’s your day like? On June 7, we want to know

By Steve Boggs, publisher

The Saline Courier is planning a special section in June, to be written by you.
A Day In the Life is a unique addition to the Courier’s Sunday edition and will chronicle a typical June day in Saline County through the eyes of our readers. We have selected Friday, June 7, to essentially watch, learn, listen and chronicle the comings and goings of Saline County.
If you want to be a part of this special section, it’s quite easy to do. Drop us a note at our newsroom email, news@bentoncourier.com, and let us know you want to be a part of it. Our newsroom staff will be in touch to help you get ready for 6-7-13.
A Day In the Life is a 24-hour effort that will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 7 and end at midnight. Our staff will be photographing what ordinary Saline County residents do that day, and we invite you to submit your photographs as well. The more typical your event or activity is that day, the better.
All of this information we gather on June 7 will be compiled into one unique special section and published in our June 30 edition of the Courier. It should make for a very interesting reading experience. It will be information about Saline County, written by Saline County residents.
Call us at the office, 315-8228, if you want to contribute to this chronicle of a typical day in the life of Saline County
Entries are starting to funnel in for the 2014 Pet Calendar Contest. So far dogs are ruling the day, but we do have one reptile and are starting to hear from area cat owners. The entry period is open through June 10. Entry fee is $5 and the top 12 vote-getters this summer will be featured on our 2014 Pet Calendar.
All proceeds benefit our Newspapers In Education fund, which provides free copies of the Courier to be used in the classroom during the school year.
We remind motorists that while schools are dismissing for the summer and buses will be idle for a few months, that means pedestrian traffic is increasing. Kids are on the loose, and like the rest of us, are ready to be outside this summer.
Congratulations to the Benton and Harmony Grove softball teams for reaching the state finals this past week. Both teams are upholding this county’s strong tradition on the diamond in both boys and girls sports.

Steve Boggs is publisher of The Saline Courier. He can be reached at publisher@bentoncourier.com.