Recently, A Better Region 8 focused on stepping away from Facebook and social media until after the election.
I recently did so and found it really hard to do because social media, especially Facebook, has worked its way into our lives and is fast becoming as big a part of our lives as electricity and running water.
If you are finding it hard to stay away from Facebook this election season, let's find something good to share. People across Region 8 are doing good things.
Region 8 News recently did a story on a Boy Scout from Paragould who saw a need and stepped up to serve the living and honor the dead.
When 17-year-old Shawn Huffine went to Clark Cemetery with his grandparents, he immediately knew something had to be done about its appearance. The cemetery, located in the middle of an industrial park, has been neglected for many years.
As Huffine works toward the rank of Eagle Scout, he's recruiting volunteers and local businesses to help him get the cemetery cleaned up. He hopes to have it completed in two months.
Huffine's story gives me hope for the future of our country.
With all the emotional unrest we're experiencing these days, Huffine is an example that there is good in the world, and we can all learn from and share that example.
If you're finding it hard to let Facebook go this election season, take the time to recognize something good. Give a shout out to Huffine and tell him he did a great job. Go on the Region 8 News Facebook page and share the post with his news story. It will spread something that's true; that's positive and will counteract all the social media rhetoric this election season.
Maybe when Shawn Huffine grows up and sees a need to serve his fellow Americans, he'll run for President someday. Wouldn't that make A Better Region 8?
- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager
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