The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.


by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

September 12, 2012

I extend our apologies to our Quill readers for our late issues last week and this week and for the errors that have been more than usual.

We are in transition due to the breakdown of our main printer last Tuesday evening and we find the printer can not be fixed.

We are waiting for another printer to arrive, but our Publisher in Astoria has been waiting for us to change to the new upgraded system of emailing our papers to them which will go right to the press with no need to be print pages out as before.

Most of the newspapers have already gone to this method.

Printing out each page makes us lose some of the quality so we are hoping for a better look once we at the Quill become use to a new way of doing things.

There are so many steps and way of doing things it is very frustrating at present.

The fact that our printer broke down on the night we put the paper together made us scramble to look for a solution.

We were corrected by a reader about a picture we had on our FACEBOOK and on our front page right hand corner last week of the Queen of The Mississippi. We had called it the Mississippi Queen which is no longer in service.

My editor Shirley Linder's birthday is today and I can't say enough about how much she has meant to me over the years at the Quill. There is no apology here.

Shirley organizes, oversees, thinks ahead, cuts through the nonsense, balances a dozen things, plans a party, makes homemade ice cream, cooks great meals, takes time for family, sleeps regularly, eats a healthy diet , keeps her girlish figure, deals with cranks, and the pushy people that come along, and does it all with a good natured laugh and a smile.

She has so much tact that she has a person thanking her after she has put them in order for something.

I just want to say what a pleasure it's been to work with her these twenty-six years. She came to work at the Quill in December of 1986 and worked her way up from proofreading to Editor on Nov. 11, 2001 where she manages everything here at The Quill including me.

It amazes me how much she loves helping and listening to people and how much she loves doing all she can do at the Quill.

Happy 39 Shirley, oh I know, it is really 79, but its only a number!