We live in a pretty small and pretty rural area that luckily publishes a weekly paper. We like to joke that the local high school paper, The Riptide, has a higher standard of journalism than The Beachcomber. But like all Vashon Islanders, I don’t know what I’d do without the weekly Police Beat. Example today:

**Sheriff's Log Febuary 8th**: POT ON THE BUS Several students riding the bus to Vashon High School complained that one youth was smoking marijuana. The report doesn't say what action was taken.

I’d love to have a blog where people send in the best in Rural news gems like this. The following headlne is what inspired the discussion:

**[ It's Never Too Early to Start Talking About Sex With Kids](http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=90&cat=48&id=384088&more=)** While it is widely recognized that parents are a child’s primary sexuality educator, is it ever too early to begin “sex-ed” lessons? The answer is no. Even with newborns...