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Thompsons take over Wynnewood Gazette

By Cindy Lewis, Editor of the Wynnewood Gazette
We have all heard the saying, “Where God closes a door, He opens a window.” This is a loose interpretation of Malachi 3:10 where it states, “He will open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing.”
Over the past six years, we have been a part of the history of Wynnewood that started in 1891 with the beginnings of what is now the Wynnewood Gazette.
It has not been without its challenges, but the blessings have definitely outweighed them all.
This week’s edition will be the last one published under Victory Publishing, LLC with Cindy Lewis as the owner and editor and Mark Lewis as assistant to the editor.
We could not have done any of this without you, our advertisers, subscribers and support from the community.
We want to thank everyone who has been here for us along this journey and our hope is that you continue to support your Gazette as its new owner’s take the reigns next week.
Alisha Thompson, owner of the Davis News, will be the new owner of the Gazette and is looking forward to providing the same service you have come to expect.
Alisha is no stranger to the newspaper business as she has experience working in this occupation since 2002 and has held positions in advertising, as a reporter and as an owner.
The most important position she holds is being a wife to her husband Tim, and a mom to daughters Lola, 13 and Roxy, 10.
Our office/advertising  manager, Courtney Lynn, will also continue her job at the Gazette. Courtney has been with us for over two years and will continue to bring her immeasurable skills, talents and devotion to producing the best Gazette possible.
Mark and I will continue to be involved in the community and when needed will also help provide pictures and stories to the Wynnewood Gazette, and the Thompsons say, “We plan on making as many community events in Wynnewood as possible but welcome community submissions. “If you have a great picture from an event and would like to share it with us, please do so! If you have a story or a story idea, let us know. If you know of something happening that you think we didn’t hear about, please tell us. We rely on your information and help to keep up to date on the great things going on in the Savage Nation!”
“The phone number, email, website and Facebook page will remain the same for the Gazette,” said Alisha. “You will also continue to purchase your Gazette at the same places you do now, but the Wynnewood Gazette business office will move to 400 E. Main Street in Davis on Oct. 14.
Alisha is also offering an advertising special for all of our great advertisers. On Oct. 18, advertisers with the Wynnewood Gazette and The Davis News will be able to receive a buy one/get one deal if you advertise in one newspaper and would like to advertise in the other through Dec. 22, 2021.
To end, Mark and I have been truly humbled by the amount of support we have received over the last six years. As we began this adventure with absolutely no knowledge of the newspaper business, but did know we cared deeply about our community and that it would, and did, all work out!
It has been a learning experience and are proud to be handing over your Wynnewood Gazette to a great family who will also care about our community and help report its bright future.
Just as this door has closed as we step out to enjoy our retirement with family and friends, it has opened a window for another to enjoy the blessings we were able to have a front row seat to observe.

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