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The Publisher

Over 50 years in business, 15 year in education, 20 years in  journalism, and 13 years in ministry : Publisher and CEO, JoAnne (Monroe) Matthews  has spent a life-time encouraging others to discover thier God given gifts and to develop those gifts to succeed.  

I have learned from some of the best that success requires having a plan to succeed. It doesn't just happen. Even with the greatest idea, you don't just fall into success.  If you ever find yourself with an inheritance, you will soon find the need to make a plan on what to do with it, or you will see it disappear.  

Successful people have learned there is a powerful found in an alliance with other like-minded individuals.  Rarely, does an independant individual succeed without a vision, a marketing strategy, and a network. 

The Star community newspaper shines a light on the individuals who, while on their way up help, will help others succeed along the way.  Is this you?  One of The Star's assignment is to tell  your story.  The Star News connects you to those who will appreciate your talents in the marketplace.  This is one of the ways we serve our community.


Wise men (and women) follow The Star! The Star is a bold  light on the concerns facing our community, surrounding cities, states, and around the world. The People have questioned long enough if there was a media source that would follow the true Code of Ethics with the Integrity that  holds Journalism  accountable.  It is time for a renewed (old school journalist) media source to show up, shine, and bring "just the facts" to the people, providing REAL NEWS.

Our logo:  The Star is simbolic of one cohesive community created by the artist, musicians, educators, craftsmen and women, the generous individuals and organization that contribute to one small communities efforts coming together to make one great community The Star is honored to be a small part of the Idyllwild community. 

Going UP? 

In business and in life, sometimes we can stand in one place for so long that our perspective remains the same. Much like running in place and finding you're not going anywhere.  However, when someone comes along, sees your vision, presents a new perspective,  creative ideas, and offers effective strategies, life and your business can get energized and moving forward to success.
We The People - News
The Star has a credible history for reporting with integrity and holding fast to the original 
Ethics of Journalism
We promote women in business that fight against humanitarian issues such as trafficing. We are not afraid to print the facts and trust that the public will read and make their own best conclusion based upon those facts. We stand strong for our Constitutional Rights and our God given Freedom and Liberty.
Warrior Women 
Introducing  women in the world of business and ministry. Collaborating  together as warriors, who are successfully fighting against poverty, abuse and lack of knowledge.  The Star highlights these woman with honor. Telling their stories, sharing their accomplishments we give you the opportunity help. 

How do you connect? If you are a writer, photographer, traveler or a artist? Or are you in ministry, education Do you belong to a special interest group or just have a few friends who what to contribute in some way? Connect: email: or leave a message at 903-900-0357.  We will return your call within 48 hours.