The Next Chapter

By Molly Seales

It is with mixed feelings that I continue the next chapter of my journey at the University of Louisiana Monroe, as I will be leaving behind three wonderful years of writing for the Red River Parish Journal. This job has given me valuable experience that will help me as I prepare to move forward with my future.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my boss, Mr. John Brewer, for the amazing job with which he entrusted me. I have made quite a few errors along the way, but he was quick to help me correct them when possible. I would also like to thank my mom for the countless articles she has proofread and all the “different wordings” she gave me along the way. These articles would not have been possible without the people of Riverdale and Red River Parish who supported me, encouraged me, and did interviews along the way.

As I leave for ULM in the fall, I am happy to pass the torch of this job on to Riverdale student Chloe Spradley. Chloe is very mature and is a fabulous writer, and I have no doubt that she will pick up where I left off and do an amazing job. Look for her articles to begin soon!

Riverdale and Red River Parish will always hold a special place in my heart. This is not a goodbye…it is a “see you later” as I prepare to further my education. To all my readers and supporters…to all the people who have given me material for my articles…thanks for the memories! “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11  Molly Seales signing off.

Editor’s Note:  Sadly, I say goodbye to Journal Reporter Molly Seales.  Maybe not goodbye forever.  Perhaps whenever someone from Red River parish accomplishes something at ULM, Molly can drop us a note so we can all celebrate.

Thank you Molly for an outstanding job these past three years.