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Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016
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.
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