In Canadian, TX on Thursday when you come to town, you look for the flag. At the Canadian Record, it has been a tradition for over 50 years, back to the days when printers used real ink and editor’s slaved away at paste up boards, hell bent on meeting that always imposing deadline. As everyone in Canadian knows, if the flag on Main Street in front of the office is red, then this week’s edition of the paper is not ready yet. If a green flag flies, then park that pickup and come on in, your copy of this week’s paper awaits. It may be closer to smoke signals than cyber space; but it does work.