Let's see a show of hands, who's sick of winter weather? I know I am. With all the snow and sleet and freezing temperatures comes one good thing: It's a chance for Region 8 to show who we are. We help each other here.
I saw several young people helping an elderly woman in front of the Waffle House on Parker at 2:30 in the morning because her car had run into a ditch. Or the story from Evelyn Baker about how two companies in Pocahontas came together and braved the worst of the weather to fix her heating system.
To the police officers, Paramedics, medical personnel, fire fighters and first responders who are there for us no matter what. The city and county workers who drive the plows and salt trucks… they were out there from the beginning and worked even through the weekend to make sure roads are clear.
And finally to my fellow Region 8 team mates. Your dedication to serving the viewers and the Region 8 community makes me proud to be at KAIT. There are countless people to thank and it is impossible to include everyone in such a short time, so if you helped your neighbor thank you!
As we look forward to Spring, we should always look for opportunities to help each other, it will make this a better Region 8.
- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager