Guest Commentary

Hats off to the cat in the hat

Anyone who thinks that books are old hat clearly didn’t attend the Family Literacy Night held in conjunction with Read Across America last week at MCES. Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Some celebrate all week long. Across the country, thousands of…

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Enjoy community chronicles

Each February we do a special section in each paper called Community Chronicles, and it is my favorite special section of the year because it chronicles the lives of people and places of each community and showcases what makes each county in the Jobe Publishing coverage area special. Each year we can only do a…

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Opinions-Everyone Has One

By PJ Martin Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division It has gotten to the point I can’t turn on the TV news anymore without being bombarded with dozens of opinions on every little thing going on in the world. Since when did news become someone’s opinion? I believe that everyone has the right to freedom of speech…

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Thank you to our educators

Last fall I had a knot in the pit of my stomach and an ominous, looming and foreboding feeling when I thought of enrolling my son in public school. For all of my fond childhood memories with school mates, looking back I can see a lot of failings, too. Furthermore, it seems that everywhere you…

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What will 2019 bring?

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. It is undeniable that there is something intriguing and refreshing about the start of a new year. Closely examined, January 1st isn’t greatly unlike any other day, but for the way we humans think of it. Even so, it is a chance to reset the…

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2018: A Year for Metcalfe to Remember

By Jennifer Moonsong Central Division, General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc. In years to come, when we think back about our community as it has grown and changed, we will remember 2018. With time, we may not remember the date on the calendar, but we will remember the things that happened as being extraordinary in the…

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Take a moment

By PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division The holidays are supposed to be a happy and a special time for families and a magical time for children. The holiday events, decorated trees, parades, and Christmas shopping keep families busy as bees. Beginning around November we see the emergence of angel trees, Salvation Army kettles, and…

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A monumental election

By Jennifer Moonsong, Regional Manager Whether or not you are happy with the results, it can’t be denied that the 2018 general election was one of the most monumental elections our county has seen in recent times. The air was heavy and tense in the historic courthouse as the results were read in that room…

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Halloween’s Origins

PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division   Every year children begin dreaming of candy and struggle to decide upon who/what to dress up as for Halloween. The holiday has several traditions, but did you ever wonder where some of them came from? I did a little research and found some interesting history. Halloween’s origins date…

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Kindness

PJ Martin, Office/News Reporter, Metcalfe Division It seems that everywhere you go today someone is arguing about something. Turn on the TV there it is a protest, a fight, a crime of some type. It’s everywhere! I am so tired of all this negativity. Doesn’t anyone have sympathy or offer a helping hand anymore? And…

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