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By Noel Nash
Chronicle Publisher 

Putting a bow on a few end-of-year items


December 19, 2019

Erin Tierney/The Chronicle

Children and adults from The Growing Place serenade the building that houses The Chronicle, Creswell Wellness Clinic, The Round Up Saloon and the soon-to-open Pazzo restaurant.

Wow, it's already my penultimate column of 2019.

OK, I'll admit there is no other purpose to writing that first sentence other than to use the word "penultimate." It's one of those journalism-ese words we use instead of saying "next to last."

Next week will be the final installment of "Fifty first names only ..." – the monthly column I started in March after purchasing the paper. We will have published 10 of the "first-name" columns, and 500 first names seems like a good, round number on which to end it.

I'll still be out and about meeting new people in Creswell, Cottage Grove, Springfiel...

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