Those of you who have followed The Shuffler.org > 2002 to 2010 and The Shuffler.net >2012 to the present, will know that I have consistently and frequently encouraged readers to do what they can to get Shuffleboard News in the local newspapers!! John Brown and Lary Faris come to mind as two of the very best in this regard. It is not always easy to obtain newspaper coverage. In FL for example I spent a good deal of time arranging coverage with what I would describe as only moderate success.
In ON however, no doubt because my experience has been with newspapers in smaller towns, I have had greater success. Speaking of success, when you click on the pdf file to follow, you will see the FRONT PAGE OF the 2nd Section of the Renfrew Mercury!! You got it folks, Shuffleboard covers the entire front page!! Click: Front Page of Renfrew Mercury (2nd Section) I offer an apology to loyal followers for the repetitiveness for the HOF Announcement; I make it primarily to demonstrate that perseverance pays off when it comes to getting the attention of your local newspaper! I thank Reporter Tiffany Lepack who paid a personal visit to our residence. With respect to the pdf file; it was Tiffany that suggested the pic of the Bobble Head, part of the FSA HOF Presentation, AS WELL AS the Award Trophy presented to us by Larry and Ruth Brown. Larry was my presenter for the FSA HOF; Earl Ball, Jim Allen and NSA President Rob Robinson were my presenters for the USA NSA HOF!! USA NSA Past President Sandi Quinn nominated me for the Service Award. Thanks to each.
My thanks to each of the many contributors to the SHUFFLER: Earl Ball; Wilbur Estes; Sandi Quinn; Larry Brown; Gary Pipher; Glenna Earle; Barb Norton; Glen Peltier. It made my job so much easier, AND at the same time increased the diversity of the reporting and thus the interest. Bob Weber adds a great deal of coverage by sending along many articles from across North America. My apology to anyone I may have missed.
To see the actual Renfrew Mercury “On Line” version, click: http://www.insideottawavalley.com/sports-story/6792108-shuffleboarder-stan-mccormack-inducted-into-us-hall-of-fame/ No one would be surprised if I told you that Bob Weber sent the above link along to me last evening!!! The Newspaper reporter, Tiffany, actually beat him this time!!! LOL Thanks Bob! Thanks Tiffany!
Stan McCormack. 2016 08 03.