2004 - Media Award - Print Media - The Pauls Valley Democrat
Exit 72 is the road one takes from I-35 into Pauls
Valley. It's also the name of the popular column by Pauls Valley Daily
Democrat managing editor Jeff Shultz …. The forum he often uses to
address litter concerns and beautification opportunities.
But Jeff goes well beyond the column and other environmental
articles to get his point across. He uses eye-catching pictures of
littered areas in public service ads to encourage the citizenry to
"take pride" by stopping litter in the community. And then he and his
wife, Nanette, regularly pick up litter along an "adopted" street,
putting his printed words into inspiring action.
lessons on environmental ethics, combined with individual
responsibility and teamwork, have awakened a new sense of environmental
awareness in Pauls Valley. For practicing what he so effectively
preaches in print, newsman Jeff Shultz and the Pauls Valley Democrat
are good news for litter prevention efforts in Oklahoma.
Posted on 05/01/2004
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under