Monday, January 26, 2009

Prizes, For Me?

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Well you know what the say about New Year's resolutions? They are hard to keep! I had made two resolutions. I was going to keep my desk clean and organized and I was going to write in my diary more. Well let's just say that I am doing better about writing in my diary than I am about my messy desk. In fact, I just found a stash of Scooby snacks underneath my pile of papers!

We have been busy lately, but not really in the schools. The snow has kept us out of school lately. Our schools were cancelled last week due to snow and this week it looks like a major snowstorm is headed our way. We have plenty of dog food in the cabinet and our sleds are ready and waiting! The good news is that we have make up dates scheduled for all the schools we have missed. It looks like we may all be going to school this summer!

Remember how I told you we received a big literacy award from the World Association of Newspapers? Well I wanted to show you some pictures of it. The first picture is of Mom and me looking at the award. Isn't it beautiful? It was made from our very own newspaper articles! Of course, the second picture is of Mom, Dad, and me. The third picture is of James Asher, our illustrator; Kriss Johnson with KPA (we call her Aunt Kriss); and Cliff Feltham with Kentucky Utilities. KU and LGE are two of the big reasons our stories can appear in the newspaper! (If you were wondering where Chloe was, she was snapping the photo.)

If that award wasn't enough, this past Friday, we were awarded the Kentucky Press Association's Russ Metz Most Valuable Member award. The fourth picture is of Mom and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. We were so excited and so honored!!! We hung the award in a very special place and Chloe and I look at it every single day! Who would have thought that just an ordinary country boy like me could accomplish something like that??? It proves what Dad says, "Anything is possible but you have to Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!"

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I better go for now. Mom says we need to run some errands before the roads get too bad. We need to go to the library to get plenty of books to read and the grocery store for some more milk and bread! I may need a few more Scooby snacks. I guess I should look under some more piles of paper first! Actually, Mom just told me we weren't going anywhere until I cleaned up my mess!

Have a great day! Stay warm and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!