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

"I have learned that success requires having a plan to succeed. It doesn't just happen. Even with the greatest of  ideas, you don't just fall into success.  If you ever find yourself receiving an  inheritance, without a plan, you'll see it quickly disappear."

The Star-News community newspaper shines a light on the individuals who, while on their way up, help others succeed along the way.  Is this you?   The Star-News assignment is to tell  your story,  connect you to those who will appreciate your talents, and see you in  succeed the marketplace.  This is one of the many ways we serve our community.
We The People - News
The Star-News has a credible history for reporting with integrity and holding fast to the original 
Ethics of Journalism
We promote women in business who fight against humanitarian issues, such as trafficking. We are not afraid to print the facts and trust that the public will read and make their own best conclusion based upon facts. We stand strong for our Constitutional Rights and our God-given freedom 
and liberty.
The Marketplace

The Star-News introduces new individuals and exsisting businesses in the marketplace who collaborate together  to acheive  success. 
  The Star-News highlights these individuals with honor. 
By telling their stories and sharing their accomplishments,  

How do you connect? Are you a writer, photographer, traveler or artist? Are you in ministry or education? How do you connect with other like-minded people? Do you belong to a special interest group or just have a few friends who want to contribute in some way? If so, connect with 
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