Welcome to The Poolville Post - Online
The Poolville Post has been located in Poolville since July, 2012, and from the very beginning, the goal has been to provide "Positive news for and about the people who are Poolville, Texas."
Online Edition March - April 2021
The print version of the Poolville Post has been retired. It was owned, operated and published under the direction of Tacy Ellis. The online edition of the Poolville Post is its own entity, published by Greg Bade. Its primary purpose is to continue the "sense of community" that was developed during the printed version and keep it alive and healthy. It is the sincere hope of the online version that community members will continue to submit their stories, activities and significant happenings, so we can continue to keep you informed and perhaps even entertained. I will be looking for school news, church news, community news and VFD news to include in the online edition. As needs and wants grow and change, new pages or features can and will be added. It is my intention to publish the online version every two months at the beginning of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Advertising will continue to cover the cost of running a website. Ads are limited to a business card size ad and will cost $15.00 per issue (two months). For a small additional fee, your ad can be linked to your business website. To view this feature, click on any ad or picture where you see a smiling yellow star. Classified ads are still free.
Ads for the online edition should be paid for in advance and mailed to:
The Poolville Post - P.O. Box 320 - Poolville, Texas 76487.
Checks should be made out to The Poolville Post. Ad deadlines are the 25th of the month preceding publication.
Please support our advertisers, and when you do, tell them you saw their ad in the Poolville Post - Online. They are the ones who pay for this publication.
If you need to contact us or send us a story, the address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Why should you read the online edition? While the print version of any paper is inherently more exciting and even perhaps more personal (it arrives in your mailbox after all) than an online version, it is seldom read cover to cover at one sitting, and after a few days it may be used to mop up spilled tea, start a fire or line the bird cage. The online version will never suffer those calamities. It will be here until the next issue comes out, so you can return again and again. You can also send the link to friends around the country and around the world, and they can see what is happening in Poolville. With an online version, photographs can be published in color, and interviews can be recorded live, so you can actually hear the person speak. The possibilities are staggering.
Site Launch Date: February 5, 2014
Site last updated on 4-28-2021
Updates happen as information is received. If you want to know if there is new content, see the "Last Updated Date" below.
All content contained in the online Poolville Post is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or distributed for profit without expressed written permission. Authored content copyrights belong to the authors. All other content belongs to the Poolville Post.
A Word or Two From the Publisher - Greg Bade
(March - April)
Site Announcement Date: February 9, 2014
It’s really hard to believe that year ago, almost on this exact date, my wife and I, along with much of the rest of the world, began to be acutely aware of the COVD pandemic and began to self-quarantine as much as possible. There have been so many activities that we have missed including funerals, holidays with family, a wedding, and countless indoor school events. A full year later things do seem to be improving, but caution is still the watchword as far as I am concerned even though we have both been fully vaccinated. I certainly hope more activities can be safely attend this year.
The March issue is almost fully vetted, and there is quite a lot of new content.
The Music page has the calendars of the featured musicians of course, but there is a very special feature at the top of the page, a tribute to the Fort Worth Stock Show – Music and Poetry of the West 2021. If you have been to the stock show in years past but have never ventured over to the George West area, it could not be easier for you this year. It’s a YouTube video featuring sixty minutes of some very talented musicians and poets, and you can pull it up on your computer or your big screen TV.
The Featured Columns page also has a special new feature called “Hearts of the West,” a weekly video showcase hosted by poet K.C. LaCourse. Each week she has two special guests in addition to presenting one of her own works. Waynetta’s column highlights an interview with none other than actor Wilford Brimley. “Voices from the Past” is once again filled by William F. Bigelow (editor of Good Housekeeping) in a short essay titled “The American Dream.” I am always amazed how pertinent articles written eighty years ago can be for us today. It’s a good read. Finally, From The Fencepost hits a little closer to home with a narrative titled “A Winter Walk to the Barn.”
The Poetry page also has a link to Music and Poetry of the West because it features Smokey Culver, Geoff MacKay and yours truly, even though we also have new published poems. And just a reminder, Next month is poetry month, so sharpen up those pencils and get to work.
The March calendar is filled with local calendar links and activities. It’s always a good idea to stay up-to-date, but just in case your event has been overlooked, send in the details. It’s easy to add new content. March birthdays and celebrations are posted.
All in all, there’s a lot to read and see in the March issue, so on behalf of all the contributors, I sure hope you take a look. I know they would be grateful.