Longtime writer to be honored with Women in Business Award 

April 13, 2010

PLAINVIEW – Nicki Bruce Logan, longtime lifestyles editor for the Plainview Daily Herald, will be one of three local women honored with the Women in Business Award by Wayland Baptist University’s Students in Free Enterprise team. The award will be presented at a banquet to be held Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the McClung Center.

Logan joined the Daily Herald staff in 1984 after being a homemaker, mother and civic volunteer for many years. As her oldest daughter left for college, she decided to enter the workforce, having had an interest in writing since high school.

She asked then-editor Danny Andrews for a trial period to make sure she could do the job. And she never left. Years later, Logan has won awards for her writing and the prestigious Hearst Eagle award as well as the Paul Ellis Award from the Texas Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

“I found the place I needed to be. I loved writing, and I loved meeting people,” she said. “I think one of the best things about this job is getting to show people things they might not see and recognize people who might not be in the paper otherwise.”

Besides keeping Plainview and area residents updated on all the events happening around the community, Logan said she most enjoys the hidden gems of stories about everyday people doing great things. But she said most readers forget that the newspaper is a business and must rely on advertising and paper sales to stay in business, all while reporting accurately and in an unbiased manner on the events that occur.

A native of Plainview, Logan is involved in many organizations of service and was the chairman of the City of Plainview centennial in 2008. She serves with the Plainview Symphony Orchestra board, the Symphony guild, Plainview Cultural Council, Community Partners of the Central Plains (Rainbow Room), Chamber of Commerce, Hale County Literacy Council, RSVP Advisory Board and Pitch-In Plainview. She also worked with groups that restored the Santa Fe Depot and the Fair Theatre, organized the Runningwater Draw Hike and Bike Trail, and fought for specific causes with the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

Logan is a former Plainview Woman of the Year and the ACS Cotton Barons’ Award and was named a Woman of Distinction by the South Plains Girl Scout Council. She is a member of Chapter CZ, PEO.

Prior to her newspaper days, Logan operated a tea room and gift shop with a friend in an old home in Hale Center before her youngest daughter was born. She also had an antique store in Hale Center before her grandchildren arrived and captured her heart and her free time.

Her three children are Lee and Lisa Logan of Sudan; Alicea and Guy Artuso of Newbury Park, Calif.; and Nicole and Jory Russell of Hale Center. She has six grandchildren: Jordan Cerovski; Lacee, Danielle and Lane Logan; and Emily and Lara Russell.

Other honorees to be recognized at the banquet include Tiffany Barnes, owner of Petals, and Kim Street, co-owner of Street Real Estate.

Tickets to the banquet are $20 per person and reservations may be made by calling the School of Business at 291-1020. Deadline to reserve is Monday, April 19.