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Chris Shaw? Never heard of him

Posted Monday, April 26, 2010, at 6:05 PM

Just kidding.

Of course I've heard of Chris Shaw. The Powerball-winner is currently Marshall's most famous and most sought-after resident. Something about a bunch of money...

To all the well-meaning people out there who are very eager to talk to Mr. Shaw, to offer him sound advice, to offer him a chance to invest in wonderful projects, to tell him about their difficult circumstances, and so on, please don't contact The Marshall Democrat-News. We don't know how to reach him.

And if we did, we wouldn't be doling his contact information out to all comers.

I'm sure we're receiving just a tiny sliver of all the correspondence Mr. Shaw is receiving, and it's not that we mind the calls and messages, as such. The proposals and projects and pleas are interesting. It's just that we don't have time to reply to them all, and I hate to think of people spending their time making appeals that won't reach their target.

If Mr. Shaw wants to be found, I feel confident he'll make it known how to contact him. He has the attention of the world at the moment, so it shouldn't be difficult.

If he doesn't want to be found, that's his biz.

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Amen brother. I say leave the poor...I mean rich... guy alone.

-- Posted by luvthoseowls on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 1:05 PM

Heh. What a great suggestion!

-- Posted by Eric Crump on Tue, Apr 27, 2010, at 3:36 PM

Hi all in my home state. I miss the hills. I am stuck on the side of a Mnt. in WASHINGTON state. Not nearly as friendly an area as Missouri. One day I will get back. I want to congratulate the fellow named Chris. Only I had dreams of being the one that won. . . I am glad that someone that needed it was able to win this time. Hopefully People will leave him alone to decide what he should do with all the money. I am sure he has a lot of people to help and needs no more to deal with. That is the part of winning I was never sure how I would handle. God Bless Chris and Good Luck in dealing with such a large amount. But I do think instead of rent I would buy a place now if I were you. And put up a good secruity fence.

-- Posted by kattywoman on Thu, May 27, 2010, at 1:45 PM

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Eric Crump is a former editor of The Marshall Democrat-News. He lives elsewhere now but still loves Marshall and Saline County. He's trying to catch up on all the stories he should have written while he was on staff.
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