Westside News contributor accepts Orleans 4-H program role

By on March 19, 2018

Everyone at Westside News Inc. congratulates freelance contributor Kristina Gabalski as she steps into a new role as the Program Coordinator for Orleans County 4-H.

Kristina Gabalski. Provided photo

Kristina Gabalski. Provided photo

Kristina’s enthusiasm for, and interest in, 4-H programs has been strengthened by her own children’s participation in the organization’s leadership and community programs, agricultural projects and, of course, the Orleans County Fair. Her many talents will help nurture youth as they mature to become thinking and capable adults, and she will help them test and improve their skills in many ways.

She brings to her new tasks her exemplary employee characteristics of a strong, positive work ethic, which includes setting and achieving goals, commitment and dependability, effective communication and self-motivation. She will also offer her caring nature, creativity, and encouragement for all to bring their best to challenges and events in their lives.

Kristina began as a contributing writer for Westside News Inc. in early 2007. She accepted hundreds of suggested article assignments as well as developed many of her own good story lines over the years. She’s tenacious in meeting deadlines, providing accurate information and following up –  frankly, an editor’s dream co-worker.

Westside News Inc. profited from her interest in the product and the company is extremely grateful for her helping the newspapers cover some of the area’s biggest and most important local topics, as well as providing features which captured the essence of life and people in the communities.

When we worked together on starting a garden column for the newspapers several years ago, there was some hesitation about including that within a newspaper’s budget, but after the first few columns were printed, it was clear that readers enjoyed them and quickly looked forward to the every-other-week gardening topics. To do an even better job with the subject matter, Kristina signed up for, and completed, Master Gardener classes. She intends to continue offering garden columns to the newspapers, but advises that much of the other coverage she has provided will have to be put on hold.

Westside News Inc. staff and readers thank Kristina for sharing her time, interest and enthusiasm, in every way exemplifying the company motto: she always, all ways has given more.

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