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>   1. Times change and it is time to close the Listserv (Carol Elkins)
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> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:19:49 -0600
> From: Carol Elkins <celk...@critterhaven.biz>
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> Subject: [Blackbelly] Times change and it is time to close the
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> Dear Listserv members,
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> The Blackbelly Listserv was first created in 2001, and it has served 
> a vital role in helping stabilize both the Barbados Blackbelly and 
> American Blackbelly sheep breeds. It has provided a meeting place for 
> a friendly community of breeders to discuss problems, answer 
> questions, and generally provide support to each other.
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> Messages have decreased considerably during the last two years, 
> largely due to newer social media tools such as Facebook that can 
> better serve member needs. This is as it should be---after all, this 
> Listserv was born because in 2001 the only resource available to 
> breeders was a clunky bulletin board.
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> It is time to move on, so I will be shutting the Blackbelly Listserv 
> down on October 1, 2017. You will always be able to search the 
> group's archives at 
> https://www.mail-archive.com/blackbelly@lists.blackbellysheep.info/
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> It has been a privilege working with the oldtimers who have 
> contributed their time by responding to list messages and the newbies 
> who were courageous enough to ask questions. It has been a joy 
> working with such a great group of friendly and helpful people. We 
> have never had a serious disagreement; no one has ever been flamed or 
> gotten out of line. What a great group of people you are!
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> So my heartfelt thank you to each of the 265 current members in this 
> list. I wish you continued success with your blackbelly sheep. There 
> is no more beautiful sheep in this world than a blackbelly 
> sheep--regardless of which blackbelly breed it is.
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> Carol Elkins
> List owner
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