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Vol. 13 | No. 28 | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Kelly Freudensprung: Do new things

Kelly Freudensprung started newspaper career as a janitor.

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Also a newspaper carrier. And an inserter. Not to mention working in the mailroom and rising to circulation office clerk. That’s how it was back in the day, the day being 1981, the place being Nacogdoches, Texas, the guy being an underfunded college student working his way through Stephen F. Austin State University. The newspaper was the Daily Sentinel, located in the piney woods of East Texas. “A lady in the accounting office cleaned the newspaper offices and got paid for it,” Freudensprung said in an interview at The Saline Courier in downtown Benton, where he’s publisher. “I would do anything I could for extra money.” He was also, he said, the fasted inserter,

paid by the piece and working alongside the ladies who smoked unfiltered cigarettes. “You do what you can to make money when you’re a poor college student.” That work ethic paid off, fast, when the newspaper’s general manager, Ferris Fain, promoted Freudensprung to circulation director in 1982. But only under the condition he stay in school. Freudensprung stuck with both school and work, graduating in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in management and staying with the Daily Sentinel until 1989. What was the most important thing he learned back there at the Daily Sentinel? “Marketing, marketing, marketing,” he said. “Trial and error. Try new things constantly and don’t be afraid to do new things.”

Kelly Freudensprung, publisher of The Saline Courier.

He recalled going door to door in the

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We are also encouraging APA members, as well as your subscribers, to sign a petition to stand up to protect access to newspapers, as well as save jobs in your communities. You can sign the online petition here. “Our members want to make sure decision makers understand the impact this case will have on over 600,000 jobs in the publishing and printing industries,” said Paul Boyle, senior vice president of public policy at the Arlington, Virginia-based News Media Alliance. “These tariffs have already had a disruptive impact on the news industry with increased costs, job loss and supply issues. We are doing everything we can to make sure that local newspapers do not become extinct.” On July 17, 2018, the International Trade Commission (ITC) will hear testimony on the preliminary tariffs. Boyle says the petition will be shared with the ITC in advance of the hearing. “Currently there are 34 Arkansans who have signed the petition,” said APA Executive Director Ashley Wimberley. “I hope that number drastically increases this week, as this is such an important issue facing our industry and local economies”

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dorms on campus, tying a newspaper to a balloon and leaving them outside those doors. “I had a helium tank in my office for six months.” He recalled putting postage-paid postcards in single copies of the Daily Sentinel, with the expectation that some readers would send in the postcard and become subscribers. “It costs money to do that.” Freudensprung still has the energy and enthusiasm for circulation and promotion, as evidenced by a bum elbow that temporarily keeps him from golf and tennis. He did something to that elbow lifting too much and doing too much at a local Chamber of Commerce function. The Courier publishes seven days a week — afternoons Monday through Friday, and mornings on Saturday and Sunday. The afternoon cycle is by design, because even though The Courier isn’t exactly in head-to-head competition, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state’s largest newspaper, is only 25 miles away. “In the afternoon, we can deliver to businesses before they close, and be in people’s driveways when they get home.” All this work is done with a newsroom staff of five people: Editor Josh Briggs, three reporters and a sports editor. “You’ve got to be everywhere to sell subscriptions,” Freudensprung said, and that included a recent local golf tournament. “As you know, it’s not as easy as it used to be.” “We have to let a lot of people know what we’re doing. That means local, local, local. “Our goal is 100 faces and names a week. With a small newsroom staff that’s not easy, but our five people can be a lot of places in a week.” People who’ve been around Arkansas newspapers for a while know The Saline Courier was, for much of its life, the Benton Courier. The name change came about in 2010, under a different publisher, when a newspaper in Bryant folded. Freudensprung came to town in 2014, and learned that some people in Benton didn’t like the change. “It alienated some Benton folks,” he said. “I heard about it from the mayor the first week I was here. I call it The Courier. We serve the county. Our core is Benton, but we’d like to expand our core.” Part of the story of The Courier has been the turnover in publishers, Freudensprung said. In contrast, he’s put down roots. “People said we’ll see if you’re here in a year,” he said. “If you’re going to make a home here, buy a home here,” he sad. “Be involved. You don’t have to be but should be. It says you’re part of the community.” To that end, Freudensprung is president of the Benton-Bauxite Rotary Club, is on the board of directors of the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce, and has several other related activities on his hastily compiled resume. His wife, Amanda, teaches seventh-grade English at Benton Middle School; their daughter, Beth, is 12. Stops along Freudensprung’s career path include Maryville, Missouri; Waco, Texas; and Mountain Home. Living and working in small towns suits him, he said, something he learned in two years in circulation at the Dallas Times-Herald. The newspaper at that time — 1989-1991 — was in an intense competition with the Dallas Morning News. Freudensprung, as a state circulation zone manager, wore a suit and tie, but also drove a truck to Shreveport, La., at least once a week to load and unload 16 newspaper racks. “I ruined my back in the process.” Two years was enough. “It was lying and cheating” about circulation numbers, he said. “Both sides, I’m sure, were doing it.” Freudensprung concluded: “I just wasn’t happy in the big city.” The small-town guy will turn 59 in June, and knows at least one challenge ahead of him. “I have a 12-year-old daughter, so I better be a spring chicken. She’ll either kill me or keep me young.” Arkansas Publisher Weekly

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A worthy benefit for a worthy man Community rallies for longtime Star employee By Rick Kennedy Hope Star editor Some 24 hours before June 29, the transformation of the Hope Star’s newspaper office into a food serving production line had started as rows of tables were setup and boxes of food, serving containers, and condiments arrived. The effort, spearheaded by the Hope Star’s longtime advertising representative Bren Yocom along with office manager Marcia Hunt and her husband, Ken, was a labor of love in support of 20-year Star circulation chief Donnie Hollis and his family. Hollis, who oversees paid circulation and distribution for both the Hope Star and Nevada Picayune, was diagnosed recently with cancer and has been receiving treatment in Little Rock. Gatehouse Regional Publisher Teresa Hicks, who oversees the Hope Star and Nevada Picayune along with general manager Jennifer Allen, said “I admire Donnie more than imaginable. He is a hard working and dedicated employee with a heart filled with so much passion. He loves his family and is committed to the community we serve.” Hicks and Allen were both on hand as the Hope Star office shut down on Friday, June 29; the office and everyone in it devoted to the marathon lunch time benefit to assist Hollis and his family. The Star’s delivery and receiving bay,

where Hollis himself has delivered thousands of freshly printed newspapers to readers throughout the region for years, was turned into a gigantic grilling station rolling off hamburgers and chicken breasts by the dozens. Ken Hunt along with former Star and Picayune advertising manager Tim Haycox and current sports editor Gerren “G-Man” Smith manned the hot grill withstanding afternoon heat as hundreds of burgers and chicken sandwiches were sold. Hicks said, “A lot can be said about a person when a community rallies behind them when they have a health challenge. This community has come together to show love to a man well deserving of the love and support being shown today. It’s difficult to find people who have a zeal for life and a love for people and God. Plain and simple, Donnie does.” Yocom, the principal lead for the benefit, said afterwards “We truly live in an amazing community, a community that always comes together in time of need and we appreciate everyone for their thoughtfulness. The turnout that we had for Donnie’s event was absolutely amazing. It was extremely humbling to see the amount people that love and support Donnie and his family.” Not only current Star and nearby Arkadelphia Siftings-Herald employees, but a number of former Star employees and a family members assisted with the effort in

preparing, packaging and delivering the numerous orders and take-outs for what proved to be a sell-out. Yocom said, “We had a lot of Donnie’s family show up on Friday to help us. His kids, grandkids, his brother from Texas and his son in laws mother all poured in early Friday morning to help us get things ready.” “Bailey Yocom and Raleigh McDonald both showed up to help with deliveries, and the grandkids ran back and forth to get drinks and everyone else just pitched in where needed,” she said. Yocom also noted the contributions of time, effort and supplies by various local businesses. “A huge thank you to all of the businesses and individuals that donated items for this benefit. With these donations, we were able to contribute 100-percent of the money raised to Donnie and his family,” Yocom said. “We would also like to thank Donnie’s family for showing up on Friday and helping us with orders and deliveries. This would not have been possible without the help that we received,” she said. Hicks said, “This event is a prime example of how newspapers pull communities together. We are a critical piece of the fabric of our communities, and Donnie is a critical piece of our team and we won’t let go. We will continue to fight with Donnie.”

(Left) In Little Rock, Gatehouse Regional Publisher Teresa Hicks brings greetings and encouragement to longtime Star and Picayune circulation chief Donnie Hollis at the hospital. (Center) Fellow employees and friends of Hollis, including Bren Yocom (right) with her checklist, Lisa Martin (left) and general manager Jennifer Allen make preparations for the event in the Hope Star’s office on June 29. (Right) With the blaring sun in the background, former Star and Picayune advertising director Tim Haycox cooks up a batch of chicken breasts in the Star’s loading bay. [Photos courtesy of the Hope Star.]

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Ad sales and reader education opportunity: School bus safety The Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation are proud to launch the sixth annual “Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.� school bus safety campaign.

Ed Coates of the Stone County Leader in Mountain View shares his approach to increasing awareness of the campaign while at the same time generating revenue via ad sponsorships. “I contacted Jerry Owens and Kimberly STONE COUNTY LEADER - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Page 8 A

Friedman at the Department of Education for the results of the School Bus Illegal Passing Survey from this past April,� said Coates. During the one-day survey on April 24, 2018, there were 857 instances of illegal passing reported.

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“We generated content based on that plus the information and resources available at the Arkansas Department of Education website. In 2017, we had a two-page spread, and expect the same again this

“I would like for the newspapers of Arkansas to make a statewide effort to raise awareness on this subject,� said Coates.

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1. Get to the bus stop early, and wait in a safe place at least five giant steps away from the edge of the road. 2. Wait until the bus stops, the door opens and the driver says it’s okay before you approach the bus. 3. Enter the bus single file, and be sure to hold the handrail. 4. Walk straight to your seat, and sit with your legs facing forward. 5. Speak quietly, so you don’t distract the bus driver. 6. Keep the bus aisles clear, and keep your arms and head inside the bus. 7. Raise your hand if you need to get the busdriver’s attention. 8. Look left, right and left again before exiting the bus or crossing the street. 9. Always cross the street at least 10 feet in front of the bus. Never cross behind the bus. 10. If you drop something near or under the bus, tell the driver. Never try to pick it up yourself.

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FLASHING RED KIDS AHEAD Parents, be sure to review these important bus safety tips with young riders and drivers to keep kids safe this school year. 5 School Bus Safety Tips for Motorists

1. Know that yellow ashing lights signal a school bus is preparing to stop. Red flashing lights and a stop sign indicate the bus is stopped, and children are entering or exiting. 2. Never pass a school bus that is stopping or stopped to load or unload children. It is unsafe and illegal. 3. Stop your vehicle a safe distance of at least 10 feet from a stopped school bus. 4. Once the ashing red lights and stop sign have been turned o by the bus driver, proceed slowly and with caution, looking both ways for children who may still be close to the road. 5. While driving, never pass a school bus on the right. It is dangerous and against the law.

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As students return to school, motorists will once again share the roadways with school buses. While school bus safety is a priority throughout the school year, a three-week public awareness campaign is underway to remind students, parents and the community about the importance of school bus safety. Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. is the theme for the campaign, which began Aug. 7 and ends Aug. 25. Schools and safety advocates throughout the Natural State will remind Arkansas motorists to obey all traffic laws whenever they are near a school bus. It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus whenever its red lights are flashing, as students are getting on or off the bus. “This effort reminds motorists they play an important role in keeping our students safe,� said Mountain View Supt. Rowdy Ross. “With schools beginning a new year, we want to ask all motorists to exercise care and patience whenever they are near or around a school bus.�

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take while going to and from the bus stop, getting on and off the bus, and riding the bus,� Ross said. “It also gives us a chance to thank and honor the professional school bus drivers who devote themselves to transporting our most precious cargo.� In Arkansas, approximately 7,130 school buses transport around 350,000 students to and from school and school-related activities each school day. In Mountain View School District, about 30 bus routes are required to transport children in Stone County each school day.

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STATEMENT FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT At Mountain View School District, safety is our top priority. Transportation is a huge part of what we do. School bus safety is essential to creating a safe environment for our students. We have excellent drivers and they go through training sessions every year. We need the help of the communities and patrons to assure that our students are safe on the roads. We ask that everyone observes the traffic laws and watch out for our students as you are traveling. We ask that you help us to create a safe environment as our students travel to and back home from school. Rowdy Ross, Superintendent Mountain View School District

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• Means kids are getting on or off the bus. • WARNING: It is illegal to pass a bus from any direction when the red lights are flashing. Doing it can cost you up to $1,000 if you’re ticketed. • Stop your vehicle at least 15 feet from the bus. • Remain stopped until the flashing red lights end and the stop arm goes in. • Under all circumstances, LOOK OUT FOR KIDS!

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The Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation are proud to launch the Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign. The threeweek campaign, which is in its fifth year, is from August 7 to August 25; however, school bus safety is a priority year-round. The fines, penalties and punishment for anyone found guilty of illegally passing a stopped school bus were increased dramatically by Act 2128 of 2005, also known as Isaac’s Law. The legislation passed by the Arkansas General Assembly was named for Isaac Brian, an elementary school student in the Bryant School District who was struck and killed when a driver illegally passed his school bus while students were getting off the bus. “This campaign also serves as an excellent time to teach and reiterate to students and parents simple measures they can

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• Arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes early. Running to catch the bus is very dangerous. • Stand at least three giant steps away from the curb when you see the bus approaching your bus stop. • Stay put until the bus stops, the door opens and the driver tells you it’s okay to enter the bus. • Always use the handrails when entering Sponsored by and exiting the bus. • Never walk behind the bus. If you must cross the street, cross in front of the bus. Walk on the sidewalk alongside the bus at least five giant steps before crossing in front of it, making sure you and the driver can see one another. • Stay seated and wear your seatbelt the entire time the bus is moving. Avoid yelling or loud talking that could distract the driver. Hwy 66 West • 870-269-

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Knowing motorists school bus safety rules is not only smart; it’s the law! Yellow Flashing Lights signal that the bus is getting ready to stop and load or unload children. This means you should slow down and prepare to stop. Red Flashing Lights & Extended Stop Arms signal that the bus has stopped, and children will be entering or exiting the bus. This means you should stop your car and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn and the bus resumes moving.

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• Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat. • Always cross the sstreet in front of the bus, bbeing sure to walk at least five giant steps in front of the bus, so the driver can see you. • Wait for all traffic to stop and for the bus driver to signal that it is safe before crossing the street. Look left, right and left again before crossing the street. • Stay away from the bus wheels at all times, and never cross behind the bus.

Arkansas School Bus Safety Campaign Aug. 7th - 25th KNOW THE LAW Yellow Flashing Lights signal that the bus is getting ready to stop and load or unload children. This means you should slow down and prepare to stop. Red Flashing Lights & Extended Stop Arms signal that the bus has stopped, and children will be entering or exiting the bus. This means you should stop your car and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn and the bus resumes moving.

The Stone County Leader’s 2017 school bus safety educational pages and ad sponsorships serve as an example for other newspapers statewide.

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1) Larry Killian of the South Arkansas Sun in Hampton visits with trade show exhibitor. 2) Carol Grubbe of TownNews.com explains her company’s services to an convention attendee. 3) Kelly Freudensprung of The Saline Courier in Benton gets excited about visiting all of the trade show vendors. 4) Byron Tate, publisher of the Sheridan Headlight, tries a one-handed put. 5) Marie Smith with Advantage Newspaper Consultants traveled from North Carolina to visit with Arkansas newspaper representatives. 6) Jim Perry with the Harrison Daily Times visits learns about all the exciting things happening from Eureka Springs CAPC representative Karen Pryor.

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1) Lynn Berry with BRANSON tells Harold Coggins of the Advance Monticellonian in Monticello about new attractions. 2) Convention attendees enjoyed live music by Little Rock entertainer Buh Jones. 3) APA past presidents Mike Brown (right) and David Fisher (center) visit with AT&T’s Melinda Faubel during the Friday trade show. 4) Libby Loyd, representing the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, shares with Rusty Turner, of the Northwest Arkansas DemocratGazette in Fayetteville, the latest tourism attractions in the capital city. 5) John R. Schirmer, Nashville News-Leader; (left) Ronald Sitton of Arkansas State University visits with Friends of the Arkansas State Archives. 6) Graham Thomas with the Herald-Leader in Siloam Springs takes a break in the trade show area.

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Harrisburg newspaper closes, still for sale

According to Curtis Sanders, general manager of The Modern News in Harrisburg, the July 5 issue was the last publication of the newspaper.

“The newspaper is still for sale and with the grace of God, a miracle will walk through our doors during the next week or two and we might possibly be able to work things about,” said Sanders. “After 130 years of continuous publication and never missing a week it is definitely hard to be at the helm of the paper when this day arrived.” In his final column, Sanders thanked newspaper readers and supporters and says he will continue to utilize his Facebook page to post updates about local school and community events.

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APA's 2018 Perfect Performance List When businesses and organizations schedule newspaper advertising through Arkansas Press Services (APS), it is important that all the ads run correctly and on time. The Arkansas Press Association Board of Directors wishes to recognize member newspapers that run ads error free. APA’s Perfect Performance Club – a

listing of all member newspapers that have run every ad scheduled through APS this year with no errors – will run every month in AdNews.

Amity – The Standard Arkadelphia – The Daily Siftings Herald Batesville – Arkansas Weekly Batesville Daily Guard Berryville – Carroll County News Weekend Edition Blytheville – Courier News Camden News Charleston Express Cherokee Village – Villager Journal Clinton – Van Buren County Democrat Conway – Log Cabin Democrat Corning – Clay County Courier Danville – Yell County Record Dardanelle – Post-Dispatch De Queen Bee DeWitt Era-Enterprise Dumas Clarion England Democrat Eudora Enterprise Eureka Springs – Lovely County Citizen Fairfield Bay – Lake Area Weekly Fayetteville – Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Flippin – The Mountaineer Echo Fordyce News-Advocate Forrest City – Times-Herald Fort Smith – Times Record Glenwood Herald Greenwood Democrat Gurdon Times Hampton – South Arkansas Sun Harrisburg – The Modern News Heber Springs – Sun-Times The Hope Star Horseshoe Bend – Pacesetting Times Hot Springs – The Sentinel-Record Hot Springs Village Voice Huntsville – Madison County Record Imboden – The Ozark Journal Jacksonville – The Leader Jonesboro – The Sun Lake Village – Chicot County Spectator Little Rock – Arkansas Business Little Rock – Arkansas DemocratGazette

Little Rock – Arkansas Times Little Rock – The Daily Record Manila – The Town Crier Mansfield – The Citizen Marianna – Courier-Index Marshall Mountain Wave McCrory – Woodruff County MonitorLeader-Advocate The Melbourne Times Monticello – Advance Monticellonian Morrilton – Conway County Petit Jean Country Headlight Mount Ida – Montgomery County News Mountain Home – The Baxter Bulletin Mountain View – Stone County Leader Murfreesboro Diamond Nashville News-Leader Newport Independent The Osceola Times Ozark Spectator Paragould Daily Press Perryville – Perry County Petit Jean Country Headlight Piggott/Rector – Clay County TimesDemocrat Prescott – Nevada County Picayune Rison – Cleveland County Herald Russellville – The Courier Salem – The News/Areawide Media Searcy – The Daily Citizen The Sheridan Headlight Star City – Lincoln American Star City – Lincoln Ledger Texarkana Gazette Van Buren – Press Argus-Courier Walnut Ridge – The Times Dispatch Warren – Eagle Democrat West Memphis – Times White Hall Journal Wynne Progress

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