This morning I have some items that need to get done. I needed to get all of the obituaries sent off and paid for. We have five papers that are being notified and make sure we follow all of their rules for getting them in soon.
I started work on the local paper, Tri-City Herald and went through the list of finding addresses and sending them the obituary by email. It was easy enough, the part that was hard was the wait for acceptance.
I also contacted Hooker Advance in Hooker, OK, The Daily Times in Farmington, NM, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin in Walla Walla and then the final one was Independent-Enterprise in Payette, ID.
They were all very friendly folks and I had no issues getting them in. The cost is what surprised me. I will list the lowest to the highest in charges:
5) Hooker Advance at $3
4) Independent-Interprise at $46.50
3) Tri-City Herald at $91.80
2) Walla Walla Union-Bulletin at $114.48
1) Daily Times of Farmington NM at $143.28
I just couldn't believe the cost of placing these ads. Not anywhere even close to each other for a paper insert cost.
Now our attentions are on the Memorial and how that is going to be done. We have a meeting today and hopefully that will set the outline of the program.
My Birthday is this week. I will be 56 years old. I am hoping for a good year as I was born in 1956 and I will be 56 and this year is an even year 2012.
Last night I went out and played some live poker at Islands Casino. I played $2-$10 and after my 3 hour session I brought back $80 for my bankroll. It is continuing to grow and that is good. I had a person who, for some reason, kept testing me if I would play to his stakes. He kept raising and I would call if I had something to call with. Taking it down was a good feeling. I even asked him if he was just testing me and he said yes. I will play if I have something. I will put my soldiers out there if you continue to play loose like that.
Have a fun day.....