Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cathy Wright is ‘Living by Grace’

The following in one in a series of articles that will spotlight local cancer survivors during the month leading up to the 2015 Relay for Life, which will be held Saturday, June 13 in Dixon.
J-E Reporter

Cathy Wright of Providence considers herself a normal person. 
“I’m no better than anyone else”, she said.  So when she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in March 2009, she didn’t ask “Why me?”  Rather, there was no reason she knew of that it shouldn’t be her.  She explains that in so many instances in peoples’ lives, they might cry out first to God and ask why this is happening to them.  But she never did. 

“I just never questioned why,” she stated.

WC Behind the Badge: Scott Starkey

J-E Editor

Everyday the people of Webster County are served by the members of our various local law enforcement agencies. From the city police departments to the Sheriff’s office and Fish and Wildlife officers, these men put their lives on the line every day so that we can be safe.

During 2015 the J-E will look to honor each of these officers by telling their story in the pages of our newspaper. Please, join us in thanking these officers for what they do.

Deputy Roy “Scott” Starkey, a Union County native who grew up in Evansville, began his law enforcement career in the Marine Corps Security Force Regiment (MCSFR), a far stretch from being a road deputy in Webster County. But for Starkey, it’s that personal touch of dealing with people on the street that make the job worthwhile.

From farmer to businessman

J-E Editor

The Downtown Market in Slaughters is alive with activity most mornings as farmers drop in for coffee and breakfast before they begin their day’s labor in the field. Located on US 41, just a few hundred feet from Crop Production Services and just a few miles from the bulk of Webster County’s eastern farm land, it’s perfectly located to be a hub in the farming community.

That makes it fitting that the business’s new owner is himself a farmer.
Jacob Joiner, who lives between Sebree and the small community of Onton, has raised tobacco for several years, and intends to continue doing so despite stepping into the business world.