Apparently, Webb City Sentinel Publisher Bob Foos intends to continue the newspaper's long-time tradition of having a cartoon at the top of page two. I had wondered what would happen after the recent death of Nic Frising, whose work graced the Sentinel's pages for as long as I can remember.
Friday's edition featured cartoonist Curtis Smith's take on the ongoing Joplin Air Fest. I guarantee you Nic Frising would be pleased to see another cartoonist getting a chance. And though it would be unfair and unrealistic to expect another Nic Frising, I look forward to still being able to see as local cartoon in a weekly newspaper. It is one of the touches that continues to make the Sentinel one of the top weekly newspapers in southwest Missouri.