A staple of the Lone Grove community may possibly before long fade into memory unless another person methods in to just take over the operation.
The Lone Grove Ledger, a weekly newspaper servicing the group due to the fact 1983, alongside with Excellent Printing will near at the stop of the month unless of course operator and publisher Linda Hicks can discover a person keen to choose in excess of one or each functions.
“We are closing due to the fact of the print store, not since of the newspaper,” Hicks stated. “I lease a electronic printer from Xerox and I just can’t operate the print shop devoid of. But they want me to renew with a different five-yr deal, and they never have something fewer than that. At my age, I just do not want to do that.”
Hicks mentioned she has had conversations about other folks using about the functions, none of which have been appropriate for her needs and demands.
“They possibly never want equally or they want me to remain and operate it,” Hicks said. “But if I am heading to remain and run it, I’m heading to individual it.”
The Ledger first commenced publishing in 1983, when Hicks and her late-husband Gary opened up store in Lone Grove.
“We were the quite to start with newspaper in the point out of Oklahoma to get started desktop publishing,” Hicks explained. “That was in 1985. We bough two minimal Macs (computer systems). We were being performing Mergenthaler, that was the previous way of performing items prior to pcs came out. Ours went down, and when we identified as the mend gentleman, he was in a major hurry and didn’t want to converse to Gary. Gary states, ‘well, I have bought to do anything now,’ so we went up to Norman and bought two of all those computers and put out the next situation of the newspaper.”
Hicks originally desired to sell the two corporations jointly, but has waned as her last day has neared.
“I am acquiring to the point that if another person desired the newspaper, just to hold it going, because so lots of individuals have expressed, ‘what are we heading to do with no a newspaper in Lone Grove,’” Hicks stated. “There won’t be nearly anything for people today to scrapbook with. I do position out to those individuals that social media covers most of the news that I include. But you just can’t scrapbook social media.”
Hicks reported the greatest loss of information will be the beneficial neighborhood tales that rarely get recognized on social media.
“My hope would be that there would be young persons that get associated in examining the newspaper,” Hicks mentioned. “So they can come across out stuff they never come across out on social media. They will discover how their regional authorities and their community college boards are operate. And they can stay clear of specified misstruths on social media.”