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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Don't be the frog in boiling water
Posted Wednesday, January 20, at 10:56 AM
Don't be like the frog in boiling water folks!!! Time and time again, as an editor of small town newspapers, I am put at the mercy of the public and judged against standards of mainstream media for writing too much, not enough, too much bad news, too much feel good news. ...
A Funeral for Fuzzy
A funeral for fuzzy As children, we never realize the impact of small events in our lives until we are grown. As a young girl my grandparents were very dear to me and each summer they made their way from Arizona to visit their only grandchildren. I always thought I was their favorite. I am sure when embarking on their 20 hour drive in 1975 my grandpa never knew what this vacation would entail...
Days without devices
It is no small secret I graduated from high school over a quarter of a century ago when Atari and Rubicks cubes were all the rage and the only pad we had was a three foot wide trapper keeper decorated with magazine pull outs of Scott Baio and Jon Stamos. ...
Hail to Mr. Melon
It's that time of year again. Official time for us to moan, groan and complain about the heat, sweating and mosquitoes, wishing it was the last season we also complained about daily. This year, I rethought summer after vowing if our monsoon season ever ended, I wouldn't complain too much about summer, and I haven't...
Roll with it .. 27 years it is
I guessing its summer and many of you have attended a class reunion or two in your time, well I am relatively new to the game. I held out until the 25th for some reason, and boy am I glad I did. Now, I have inherited the hosting duties and love it so much we have made it a yearly affair. Who knew, some of us probably didn't even like each other that well in high school. Well I am looking forward to the big 27 this year and let me tell you a few reasons why...
Black Friday Gluttons Set To Go
Instead of writing a Black Friday for Dummies handbook, the thought of writing one for those smart enough to remain on the couch consuming that last slice of pumpkin pie has entered my mind more than a few times over the years. It is inevitable, however, that human nature defines our innate ability to, like a beagle seeks out squirrels, sniff out a bargain. ...
I have lived in the Sharp and Fulton County area my entire life and grown to love the people who live here, given their many quirks. While attending college at ASU, I was hired at Areawide Media as a graphic designer and was finally able to get paid for doing what I love. Soon after, my former editor pulled me into the News department where I have been since. I was a late life college girl and waited until my children were in school to go. I loved being at at home mother and wife and feel very blessed I was able to stay home with them. My husband of 27 years Paul, and I have two wonderful children, Brittany, 23, and Austin, 20, and a beautiful granddaughter, Olivia, who gets much of the attention in the family. We have a construction business and live in Cave City with our furry children adopted via our daughters inability to have pets, Chloe, a stubborn, funny Bichon Frise and Brady, a fat and somewhat lazy Shitzu. I love camping in many of the area's parks and relaxing in our back yard. Writing has always been therapeutic to me and covering news and producing Avenues magazine has provided me with a creative outlet. I have worked at Areawide for eight years, including in composing as a graphic designer before becoming the full time Sharp County reporter in 2009, where I enjoyed working in the community where I grew up and spent the majority of my life. In 2013, I took over the editor position and still cover events in Sharp and Fulton Counties and produce our newspapers and Avenues magazine.