It never occurred to me that Breeann might be interested.The thought of working with a family member who is so opinionated and stubborn and hard headed and moody, probably prevented her from ever asking me. This will be a challenge for sure, but I think with a little time, she can be a great addition to our family newspaper. Please be patient with us while we work through the process of getting her involved and please pray for patience for me! As if adulting wasnt hard enough, theres also parenting.
But seriously folks, Jess has been great to work with and I wish her the best of luck! I dont expect her to get a Pulitzer anytime soon, but with some practice, shes going to be a great addition to The Gyp Hill Premiere. Along with Bree, we get our Granddaughter Baylee for half the day in the office.
Baylee is currently finishing her degree in pres-school, so she only goes half days.
It dawned on me last week that my grandpa wrote KWICK KWIBS for 24 years. for 12 years and I have written KWIBS for over 27 years now. Possibly, there are over 3,000 columns with the name "KWIBS" on them.
So over the course of the last week, Jessica Wright has given Ronda and I notice that shell be leaving for a position at the grade school.
Shes been great help and I have agonized over what to do to replace her.
Jessica has a natural gift for writing and has really evolved over the last year.
Many people over the years have asked me, where the name came from.
Now, the column name "KWICK KWIBS, Jr" by my dad, Ron Noland, came from his father (my Grandpa Bill).
Dad was also "toying around" with the title KWICK KWIBS, Jr.
When we started our newspaper in 1991, my early columns were terrible, even worse than today. I brought the name with me when Ronda and I started The Gyp Hill Premiere.
Only one other woman has chosen a longer path in life.... So far, she has not given me notice she is leaving! Most small town newspapers have been gobbled up by larger corporations and conglomerations of small chains.