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As Scene By
BY FREDERICK (RICK) D
   ERUITER, PUBLISHER
 a gift, a confident swagger, and a smile. I’d always smile
And then there is Sherii Sherban, our editor, who pens the lead article in each issue. She’s my sister. Oh, she’s smart. She’s so very smart. And now that Mom and Dad are gone? She’s the most influential person
I have left to keep me on track at Scene.
Her lead story is always LATE! It is also probably not finished yet for this issue – and probably won’t be ready until just before
the printing deadline. But she gets a pass... she’s MY sister. Thanx Sherii.
back – no matter how hard my day was. Carl Angelo. I loved him. He wasn’t family, but... I was always “smiley” to him. “How’s it going today Smiley?” he’d say. I’ll miss him forever. Bye Carl. And, thanx!
Scene has missed its “history” columnist very much. There has been more than one. But in my time as Publisher, there has been only one. Her heart is enormous. Her smile is contagious. Her knowledge is unmatched. No matter how busy I pretended to be, there was always time for Liz. Oh, how she could make a dark day brighter. Thanx Liz!
It seems like a good time to send out a lot of thanx. All of the people below have hung in there for Scene Magazine the last few months. I’m not sure thanx is enough... but I’m certainly not going to give them any MONEY! So, I hope thanx will do.
Our newest addition may prove to be the most clever – Peter. Peter Phelps. He sees things. He sees things “around town.” He sees them brighter, deeper, and with a grin that is enviable. I couldn’t be happier about having him in our “family.” Thanx Peter.
I have to send thanx to you, too! Our readers. You’ve decided that Scene is important enough to find us no matter what. No matter how complicated the days have gotten... thanx. And last... thanx to the advertisers that believed the folks that I’ve mentioned would deliver the message that SCENE has always – ALWAYS – believed in... “Community first.”
Did you know? Kathy Shaw is perhaps the brightest person I have ever met. She doesn’t write to make herself important. She writes to make the person she interviews important. She is... amazing. And, she
is delightful. I hope that all of you will
meet her someday. And at the very least remember to read her column... “Did You Know?” Thanx Kathy!
All of the Scene columnists deserve thanx. There’s Rebecca Fleury, our city’s divining rod through these unusual times. There’s Kelli Scott, who brings us facts before opinions from the county. There’s Kara Beer, who speaks of the greatness of Battle Creek business. Brian Nessel,
These are “thanx” that I’ve kept reminding myself that I needed to extend. And now? Thanx to Carl Angelo...
“It’s been said.”
Denise (Brush) Poyer. My Deniser. In 1966, at the ripe old age of 5 – my Deniser
4 SCENE 4507 I BACK-TO-SCHOOL
“It’s been said...” That’s how Carl Angelo would
start his column, “Touching The Bases” in Scene Magazine. Carl would always come into my office with
said “Hello.” That was the day my family moved in across the street from the Brush family. Deniser was my age, and she would be my friend through thick and thin until this very day. There are not enough pages
or words to describe her... there just aren’t. When I “guilted” her into writing for Scene, I said this... “Imagine how much our Mom’s would love the idea of us working together?” “The Way I’ve Scene It,” is the way almost everyone sees it. She is brilliant. Thanx Deniser!
our nutrition columnist and Joanna Stelloh Phelps, our recipe guru – are a fantastic contradiction! When I read the latest recipe from Joanna that included SPAM – I could hear Brian in my head... “SPAM?!” All of these folks are smarter than me, and I’m proud to have them as a part of Scene Magazine – so to all
of you – thanx.
THANX!
  DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
Be a super sleuth... join the ongoing hunt for Rick DeRuiter
Pour through the pages of Scene this month and find the
elusive DeRuiter. Warn your friends. Warn your neighbors. He’s in there somewhere, waiting for the one lucky detective to find him!
LAST MONTH... Page... 32 LAST MONTH’S WINNER... ROSALEE KELLUM
LOOK! - Now you can e-mail your detective work too! rick@scenepub.com. Include your name, daytime phone, and what page you found him.
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COULD HE BE?
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