A MESSAGE from Sir Ray Tindle, chairman of Tindle Newspapers Ltd during Local Newspaper Week, May 5 to May 11: 'The Tavistock Times Gazette and Okehampton Times are still family-owned and still run independently by local staff.  'After more than 150 years of existence for the Times Gazette and more than 30 years for the Okehampton Times that is something of which we are quite proud. 'The management and staff are the very best.  'It is their wish to serve you, our readers and advertisers, by publishing the finest possible paper each week.   'They certainly try to do so.  Do tell us if we can improve the paper in any way.  'We'll happily consider any possibilities you may put forward. 'Thank you, every one of you, for using the Times.  'We value your support.'