Two Cents Worth – July 29, 2015

You may have noticed that we’ve added a new feature this week to the O’Fallon Weekly.  Going forward, page two will be the home of the “What’s Happening” section, which will list upcoming events around the O’Fallon and Shiloh area.

We’ve had a lot of folks send us notices about upcoming events and, until recently, we’ve just ran them as individual stories throughout the paper.  However, as we thought about it, we thought it would be more useful and helpful to you to have those sorts of listings all in one easy to find place.

This means I need events to put in the “What’s Happening” section.  So if you’re involved in an business, organization, group, or church who is planning an event, please let us know about it.  We’ll be glad to include you.

This is not the first new feature the O’Fallon Weekly will be rolling out over the next few weeks.  Starting in August, in conjunction with the new school year, we will be launching our sports section.  I’m really excited about this since I, personally, feel that has been the one big area we haven’t touched on yet in the paper’s existence.

Nathan Poignee, who wrote the article last week about the OTHS Athletes of the Year, will be heading up our sports for the near-future.  However, as I’ve learned putting out this paper for the past 14 weeks, you can’t do it all by yourself, and this is where Nathan and I are asking for help.

I’m sure there are some boosters and energetic parents that attend every game or event of their chosen sport. Maybe you’re that dad who likes to go to every lacrosse game or that mom who makes sure she attends every soccer game.  Perhaps you’re an assistant coach who wants to help highlight the students you work with.  Or maybe you’re a sports fan who just likes going to watch high school bowling competition.  If this describes you, we want you to be a part of our sports coverage.  Take some photos of the action and send them our way.  Feeling really industrious? Talk to a coach after the game and do a short write up about what happened.

And let me also say, this is most definitely not limited to just high school sports.  If you’re a parent at a junior high school or St. Clare, we’re more than interested in your help as well.

Nathan and I can’t be everywhere, but working together with all of you we can cover nearly everything in the O’Fallon Weekly.

You may have also noticed starting in last week’s paper that we are looking for someone to be an advertising sales representative.

Do you have prior sales experience?  Are you good at interacting with people and able to provide excellent customer service?  Are you interested in a job that pretty much lets you set your own hours and where your success is measured only by how much effort you put into your work?  If so, send your resume to

Applicants should have at least two years of experience in sales and have reliable transportation.