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Normal Gazette Editorial ~ Editor in Chief, Violet Rhinehammer

October 15, 2021

I shivered at the thought someone would even think that way. But I’ve learned that if I could think it, someone else had already done it. When it came to greed, money, or jealousy, people would stop at nothing. It didn’t matter about their morality.

“It has been brought to my attention from various citizens that the lines down at the courthouse for all the branches of government has been a longer wait than usual. What some considered a social hour while going to get their driver’s license renewal or sheriff’s inspection for their new vehicle, has turned into a couple of hour wait time with no socializing to be had. In fact, the growing population in Normal has the citizens concerned. One concerned citizen stated that when he approached the Mayor about what the planning and zoning was going to do about the new subdivision being built by Rod Blair or Blair Builders, the Mayor just smiled at him and told him economic growth was good for Normal.

Economic growth good for a national park? That should be the question posed to Mayor Courtney Mackenzie when in fact land development only creates more of an environmental issue when it comes to the stability of the mountains, cliffs, caves and trails the park was built around. If all of those are compromised and taken away, why would anyone want to come visit Normal for the outdoor vacation they have embraced?

These are questions we here are the Gazette are working on for you, our loyal readers of the Normal Gazette. Stay tuned. Editor in Chief, Violet Rhinehammer.”


Whooohooo!! Be sure to catch up on what Violet is doing in this week’s release of JACKETS, JACK-O-LANTERN, & JUSTICE!

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RV tips from Mae West


Character Mae West, A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery
Thanks for hanging out with me !
I love meeting new campers when they come to Happy Trails Campground, the campground I own in Normal, Kentucky in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
There’s nothing like a community and a camping community is the best.
It’s so much easier to be involved with like minded people who love camping and outdoors as much as us.
If you are a camper, RV’er or doing it once, you should check out these three clubs.
This club allows you to meet up with other campers and RV’ers along your travels. They also have a club for people who live fulltime in their RV’s and work full time too. For me, that’s great because I could work full time in my travel trailer. I like to get helpful tips from them to help that lifestyle.
15,000 members strong and located locally to me in Cincinnati, FMCA . They have perks like RV roadside assistance, campground discounts, discounts on RV’ing and camping magazines, along with chapters all over the United States.
3. RVillage
This club is more about the community than the other two. It’s great for connecting with others along the way. Plus it’s free and has an app that’s easy to use.
Do you have any fun camping tips I can share with my guests?