I accepted the role as Interim Richland Center Tourism Coordinator this week, replacing my friend Lon Arbegust, who passed away last week. While it is work I enjoy, it is also a very surreal experience literally following in Lon’s footsteps. There have been quite a few challenges just getting up to speed in a one-man shop, but there have also been some excellent people assisting along the way. Thank you everyone who has helped me get into the computer, websites, comply with state open-record laws, and just figuring stuff out. Melinda Jones, Todd Coppernoll, John Collins, Jayme Walsh, Len Schaub, Leeanne Borkowski, Jim Luxton, Jason Marshall, but most of all, Teri Richards, it is greatly appreciated.