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Happy New Year!


Wow! I can’t believe that it is 2017. It seems like yesterday that I was eavesdropping on Mr. Webb talking about starting this paper. Hey, don’t judge me, I didn’t have a lot of job responsibilities back then and I was overly curious about the possibility of a new newspaper in the area—and one I couldn’t help but daydream about writing for.
  Now here we are heading into our 15th year. What a difference a decade and a half can make.
  We’ve made a fair amount of changes here over the years, but at our core we are still abiding by the same philosophy that we started with. A family-oriented publication that strives to bring you all the good our community has to offer.
  Thank you for sticking with us for the last 15 years. The unwavering support we get from the community never ceases to amaze me.
  As we roll into another year, I once again send out the call for your contributions! If you, or someone you know has a great story to tell, please let me know! If you, or someone you know has done something amazing in or for our community, please let me know! We want to help share your stories.
  I also want to thank you for all of the support and viewership that you have given to our newest endeavor—Webb Weekly Live!
  Our first week, Jimmy and I hoped that we would get 100 views, now we are averaging over 25,000 per week! The response has been amazing and Jimmy and I are having a lot of fun with the show. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check it out at! Also, be sure to stick around towards the end of the episodes for Juliana’s Webb Kids segments. She does such a fantastic job with her interviews. I can’t wait to see what she’ll be bringing us this year! We have a lot of fun things planned for Webb Weekly Live coming up and I can’t wait to share them with you!
  I also want to thank all of our advertisers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. The support that you given us over the years has been astounding. We all work so hard to put out the best publication possible each week so that you see more customers and so that our readers are happy. It’s amazing to see all the advertisers that have been with us from the very beginning. The foundation that they helped us build is how we keep going every week.
  Well it wouldn’t be the New Year without some New Year’s Resolutions. I am far better at making resolutions than I am at keeping them, but alas, I try every year.
  In honor of Webb Weekly’s 15th Anniversary, I bring you my fifteen 2017 resolutions (in no particular order)
– I will check my breathing more than my Facebook notifications.
– I will watch more cute and cuddly kitten videos on YouTube.
– I will save some money for a rainy day. That way I can shop online instead of having to go to an actual store.
– I will keep better records throughout the year. That way I can listen to better music while I'm figuring my taxes.
– I will not bore my boss with the same excuse for taking the day off. I will think of some new excuses.
– I will not binge watch anything on Netflix for more than 8 hours at a time.
– I will believe in myself like Kanye believes in Kanye.
– I will spend less time reading in my living room in my pajamas. I will move to the bedroom every once in a while.
– I will regularly eat the five food groups. Did you know pepperoni and mushroom pizza contains all five food groups?
– I will go on a diet and exercise everyday. I will definitely lose weight this… oh wait, are those Doritos?

OK, OK, for real though…
– I will try at least five new recipes per month.
– I will take more pictures.
– I will color more. It sounds silly, but it is really great for clearing your head and being creative without needing real artistic talent.
– I will read something other than romance novels.
– I will make sure my family and friends know how much I love and appreciate them.

So obviously you noticed that I am not Jimmy and I am not in my usual space again. I know you all miss him and he will be back next week. But to be honest, we had to kick him out of the office for most of the week. He’s got a pretty nasty bug and the rest of us put it to a vote and decided he had to go. We work in a pretty small and close quartered environment and that means we share germs pretty easily. None of want he’s got, so out he went.