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ON THE MOVE – August 2008

July 22, 2008

Cape GirardeauJim Maxwell, formerly president and publisher of Pocono Mountains Media Group, has been named associate publisher of the Southeast Missourian. He also has been named vice president of operations for Rust Communications’ 18 daily and more than 30 weekly papers in eight states.
Maxwell joined the Cape Girardeau daily on July 2. For the next 18 months he will work with chief operating officer Wally Lage, who will transition to a consulting role in 2010, publisher Jon Rust said.
For the past eight years Maxwell has been an executive with Ottaway newspaper group, a division of News Corp.
Maxwell is a native of Oregon. He was a teacher and high school coach before entering radio and newspaper sales.
As publisher of the Pocono Record, he was recognized by the American Press Institute for his newspaper’s initiatives in mobile news delivery and the internet.
Maxwell and his wife, Patty, have one daughter, who attends school and works in the New York City area.

Stockton
Jess Hamlet has joined the news staff of the Cedar County Republican. She’s been working as an athletic trainer at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar since graduating from Missouri State University in 2006.
Hamlet is a 2001 graduate of Stockton High School.

RichmondDennis Sharkey has been named news editor of The Daily News. Sharkey is a 2006 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. He has been a reporter for Sun Publications in Johnson County, Kan., and for the Leavenworth Times.
Sharkey was editor-in-chief of the Northwest Missourian while at the university, and he was named 2006 Missouri College Media Association Journalist of the Year.

Concordia ‹ After serving as interim editor of The Concordian for several editions, Chris Post has been named editor of the weekly.
Post, a teacher at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, began working at The Concordian in May while publisher Shelly Arth looked for a permanent editor.
Post is a native of Missouri. He earned a degree from the University of Central Missouri. He lives on a small farm near Marshall with his wife, Callie, and their six children, which include brand new twins.

SedaliaJoshua D. Appleman, 32, has joined The Sedalia Democrat as an ad rep. He will work on print and online advertising programs for area companies.
Appleman is a graduate of Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia and has a degree in telecommunications management from DeVry Institute in Kansas City. He has more than 10 years of experience in sales.
Appleman and his wife, Jamie, have four children.

Springfield Marty Goodnight, 32, formerly a Kansas City Star ad executive, has been named advertising director of the Springfield News-Leader.
Goodnight joined the paper July 21. He succeeded Cheryl Lindus, who was named president and publisher of the Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama.
After he graduated from Kansas State, the Wichita native began his advertising career at the News-Leader in 1998 as an ad rep. He left Springfield in 1999 and began a nine-year stint at The Star, where he recently was promoted to interim vice president of advertising.
Goodnight’s family lives in Rogers, Ark. The family of his wife, Kristin, lives in the south Springfield area. The Goodnights have an 18-month-old daughter.

Obit – Muriel McDonald Alcott

June 30, 2008

Muriel McDonald Alcott, 90, Kansas City, an editor, journalism educator and wife of a former publisher, died May 18, 2008, at Kansas City Hospice House.
Mrs. Alcott taught English and journalism at Northwest Missouri State University where she was advisor for the student newspaper and yearbook. Her husband, Barney Alcott, was the publisher of the Maryville Daily Forum for many years.
After her husband died in 1975, Mrs. Alcott moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark., and then to Tucson, Ariz., were she served as the editor of newspapers. She returned to Missouri in 1992.
She leaves two daughters, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Obit – John R. Ridings

June 5, 2008

John R. Ridings, 61, Hot Springs Village, Ark., a former publisher of the DeKalb County Record Herald and the Hamilton Advocate-Hamiltonian for a few years, died May 15, 2008, in Saline County Hospital in Benton, Ark.
He was the son of Marion and Loraine Ridings, former Hamilton publishers, and a graduate of Northwest Missouri University. He retired from the Army in 1999 as a lieutenant and was employed by Wal-Mart at the time of his death.
Survivors include three sons, three grandchildren, and two sisters.

Obit – Abigail Lynn Scott

January 3, 2008

Abigail Lynn Scott, 21, the daughter of the publishers of The Media in Kahoka, Mike and Sue Scott, was killed in an auto accident a mile east of Bethany on Nov. 20, 2007.
Miss Scott, a senior political science major at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, was the current Miss Northeast Missouri and competed in the Miss Missouri pageant in June.
Survivors in addition to her parents include a brother and a sister.