HER Obsessions: November/December 2017

Lifestyle / Stories / November 14, 2017

Mid-Missourians are amazingly generous throughout the year. Residents enjoy giving back to their favorite causes, volunteering to help fellow families and individuals in need and contributing in many ways to make their hometown neighbors’ lives a bit brighter.

Many HER Magazine staff members give back through a variety of different organizations and efforts just like their fellow Mid-Missourians. Some join their families in ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Others help out at their church’s community holiday meals or buy gifts for kids in need through local programs. One longtime HER Magazine and News Tribune employee embraces the holiday spirit, giving in multiple ways each year to her community. We are thankful for what she does to help the Jefferson City and Cole County communities, we are also appreciative for all of our staff’s charitable efforts and, most importantly, to everyone in the community who lends a helping hand to someone in need this holiday season.

Janet Ousley is ready to play the resident elf of the News Tribune’s Candy Cane House during the annual Living Windows in downtown Jefferson City. (Photo courtesy of Janet Ousley)

Advertising Representative Janet Ousley: I am a true believer in the giving of myself through acts of kindness all year. But the holidays tend to magnify that for me. Ringing the bell through my Lions Club for the Salvation Army is a favorite. I always try to add a fun element like a funny musical hat. I also provide gift baskets through the Apache Flats Business Association for deserving parishioners at St. Martins Catholic Church. For 18 years, I have fared the cold and elements to bring smiles and happiness to children coming to the Candy Cane House at Living Windows. Many still come as teenagers as atradition to see the “elf.” Surprising friends with a gift I know they would never buy for themselves and seeing the true appreciation in their eyes makes my heart happy!


Have a holiday giving or volunteering obsession to share? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest, or email samantha@newstribune.com. Do you have a product, exercise routine, vitamin, healthy store or food, healthy dish at a local eatery or something else that you are obsessed with to keep you fit and feeling fabulous? Let us know by Dec. 1! Drop us a message on our social media or email samantha@newstribune.com for a chance to be featured in the January/February 2018 issue.

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