How to Be an Advocate in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| May 30th, 2018|

What is an advocate? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an advocate is “one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group.” Lately, we have seen a lot of advocates in the media. For example, many female celebrities such as Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, and Reese Witherspoon have been outspoken about sexual harassment [...]

The Impact of Making a Difference 2gether

By , Copy Editor| May 24th, 2018|

Making a Difference 2gether In April, Chase Oakers and the surrounding communities made an impact through Make a Difference 2gether. Throughout the month, volunteers completed various service projects to help people in need and to beautify our local schools, people donated bags of groceries to fill the needs of our local food pantries, and Chase [...]

How to Make Memorial Day Memories

By , Contributing Writer| May 19th, 2018|

Wahoooooo a day off work! This is about the extent to which many of us celebrate the holiday Memorial Day. This federal holiday (also known as Decoration Day) is to remember those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. They died for you and me...remind you of someone else?!? Why We Celebrate Memorial [...]

Fun June Summer Events for Kids

By , Copy Editor| May 16th, 2018|

With summer approaching, the kids are getting excited, ready for school to be over and for summer fun to begin. But parents might be thinking, What am I going to do with my children this summer? Having kids at home full time can be difficult. The good news is there are plenty of local events [...]

Being a Dreamer and Dreamtender: Finding Balance as a Mom

By , Contributing Writer| May 12th, 2018|

Being a mom is challenging yet rewarding. Oftentimes, we will put our dreams on hold to do what we think is best for our families. As moms, we are called to love and serve our families. So, we pour most of our time and energy into being a dreamtender, supporting and encouraging our husbands and [...]

How to Navigate the Single Mom Life

By , Copy Editor| May 10th, 2018|

The United States Census Bureau reports that approximately 23% of children under the age of 18 live with a single mother. This is the second most common family arrangement in the U.S. (behind two-parent households). Although almost one-quarter of our children are living with a single mom, we often overlook them in our neighborhoods, in [...]