A note about holiday news deadlines

We here at The Valley News love receiving news items and photographs sent to us to place in the newspaper.

As devout readers know, we fill the paper twice a week with lots of school news, events and happenings from area nonprofit agencies, business news, city and county government news, church happenings, sports and senior news.

There also are the popular weekly columns — Hodgepodge, In and Around Hannibal, Jerry’s Journal, Bodley Bulletins, A Sportman’s World and Light in the Darkness.

For all of you who send items to us, there are some deadline changes for the coming weeks due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. These deadlines are for news items — retail advertising, classified advertising, etc., has different deadlines.

If you want to get an item in the Saturday, Dec. 21 Valley News, you must have it to me by 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 16.

If you want to get an item in the Tuesday Dec. 24 paper (we are publishing Dec. 24 because Wednesday is Christmas), you must have the items to me by 3 p.m. Monday Dec. 16.

If you want to place an item in the Saturday Dec. 28 Valley News, please have it to me by 9 a.m. Monday Dec. 23.

There is no newspaper Wednesday Jan. 1.

If you want to place an item in the Saturday Jan. 4 Valley News, send it along to me by noon Dec. 31.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and keep those items coming. Send to editor@valleynewsonline.com or dgroom@scotsmanmediagroup.comand

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