Goodbye Gals

July 4, 2014 

Just back from a fun vacation with the family. It’s the 4th of July and let the celebration begin.... Speaking of celebration, I am celebrating a new opportunity here at the News-Democrat. I’ve changed jobs and now directing my focus on advertising. Looking back on my first 35 years, I’ve created and published over 1800 Magazines and Special Sections, many of which are state and national award winners. I have the pleasure of working with amazing creative professionals that have certainly helped me along the way. I realized many years ago the passion I have for helping local and national advertisers grow their business with print and online advertising. I will be working for the Belleville Newspaper Group which encompasses the Belleville News Democrat, Command Post, O’Fallon Progress, Highland News-Leader and online advertising. Remember earlier I stated “in my first 35 years” yes, I’ve been here for 35 years, and this opportunity is something new and exciting that I just couldn’t pass up. It is a great place to work and I’m looking forward to my next 35 years!!!!! Same place, and I got a really cool new desk! If you have any cool desk decor to share please send it my way.

Thank you to all who have sent me story ideas, thank you to all who recognize me as “The Lipstik Lady”. Please continue to share story ideas, you may contact me at or call 239-2491.

To Tom and Kelli, thank you for letting me share our silly family stories with our readers, you are the best, love you.


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