Beginning with the Nov. 9 and 10 editions, the newspapers will feature color photographs, graphics and advertisements.
Rust Communications, which owns Areawide Media, has entered into a partnership with Community Publishers of Harrison, Arkansas.
Using a new building and an upgraded press in Harrison, a new venture, Ozark Printing LLC, will begin producing color newspapers for Areawide Media, along with eight other Rust-owned newspapers and three Community Publishers-owned papers in the northern Arkansas-southern Missouri area.
"The 50-50 partnership between the two publishing companies will allow both companies to offer a better product to our customers," said Areawide Media Publisher Janie Flynn.
According to Flynn, Rust Communications is spending a considerable amount of money to upgrade the color press with the latest technology, for faster printing and top quality.
Each paper will have up to eight color pages in each edition. The change will be most noticeable on the popular "picture pages" of community festivals and events, that Areawide Media often publishes.
"Our goal is to produce a better newspaper, with high quality color, for our readers and advertisers," Flynn said.
You can see the results in the next newspaper you receive or buy.