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Dispatches Edited

Dispatches Edited

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MWSA 
 
DISPATCHES
1
 
 In this issue…
 
2010 Pittsburgh Conference Information! Memorial Day Remembrances by MWSA members Award-
winning Del Staecker says, “What I’m Asked Most!” 
 
 Moving feature by Bob Flournoy, “Three Brothers” 
HEROES
 
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MWSA 
 
DISPATCHES
 
 
 
MWSA 
 
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This publication includes works of perspective, reflection, fiction, and poetry.
Dispatches Staff Joyce Faulkner 
 — 
Editor Mike Mullins
 — 
ColumnistPat Avery
 — 
ColumnistBill McDonald
 — 
ColumnistDwight Jon Zimmerman
 — 
ColumnistJim Greenwald
 — 
ColumnistKate Dunn
 — 
Cover Designer  Nancy Yockey Bonar 
 — 
Copy Editor  Nancy Smith
 — 
Photographer 
From the Editor…
 
Welcome to the first edition of our magazine,
 MWSA Dispatches
. Many thanks to Steve Phillips whosubmitted the winning name and to Kate Dunn for designing the cover. This issue is the beginning of a
variety of new things. We‘ll be making
 Dispatches
available in printed format through MagCloud.com
in the future. We‘ll also investigate distributing it on the Nook and Kindle, so watch for those develop-
ments over the next few months.
 Dispatches
will include many of the same features as our old newsletter did
 — 
Mike Mullins, Pat Avery,Jim Greenwald, Bill McDonald, and Dwight Zimmerman will carry on with their columns. Charles Bai-
ley will provide us with his wonderful cartoons. I‘ll supply you with information about the state of the
organization and new things that are coming up
 —and we‘ll publish the reviews for the Book of theMonth and the Author of the Month, same as before. As usual, we‘ll announce the monthly winner and
finalist for the William E. Mayer Prize for Literary and Artistic Excellence. However, we want to focusmore and more on the work of our members. Remember, that you earn buckaroos when you submit to
 Dispatches
and a writing credit.
I‘m happy to announce that Lynn Salsi, our event planner, has booked our fall Conference with theWyndham University Place Hotel in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. It‘s a beautiful property and Iknow that we‘ll have an informative, beneficial, and enjoyable event. Thanks, Lynn— 
and thanks toBrian Matous and Sean Groth at the Wyndham. Check out pages 4 & 5 for the specifics.This edition also includes essays, poetry, and photography submitted by our members in honor of Me-morial Day. I hope that you find their work as moving and intriguing as I do.
 Joyce Faulkner, President of MWSA
 Page 37 
 — 
 In Flanders Field - Where Soldiers Sleep and Poppies Grow: American impres- sionist, Robert Vonnoh, 1890, oil on canvas; permanent collection, Butler American Art  Institute, Youngstown, Ohio. (Painting copy-right, 1914)
Contents
Conference News 4Nan Wisherd 10
Moon’s Mutterings
12Featuring Steve Phillips 14Author of the Month 16Book of the Month 17William E. Mayer Finalist 18Del Staecker Feature 22Chuck Bailey Cartoon 23Jack Woodville London Commentary 24
People’s Choice Award
25Richard Lowry Remembers Fallujah 27Connie Gaudette Beesley Remembers 28Poetry
 — 
Rodgers & Greenwald 29Stenholm & Zimmerman 30Frank Evans 31Duke Barrett 33David Tschanz 34Bob Flournoy 35Rob Ballister 36Nancy Yockey Bonar 37Joyce Faulkner 38June Notes
 — 
Greenwald 40Three Brothers 42Bill McDonald 45Dwight Zimmerman 46
This month‘s
William E.Mayer Prizefor Literaryand ArtisticExcellence phrase is
―Heroes.‖
 

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