From the Editor

Story Stacy Clark

Every issue of Catfish Alley has told the stories of extraordinary people who spend their days making the Golden Triangle a better place to be, and this, our fall issue, is no exception.

For me, this issue brought to mind how much I take my voice for granted. I’ve always been able to communicate my thoughts, my needs and my opinions to those around me.

However, there are those in our community for whom communication is a tremendous challenge. It takes inspired people like New Hope parent Roberta Weeks, who volunteers her time interpreting for Spanish-speaking students and their families, or Jeanette Unruh, who is an advocate for the hungry and homeless animals of Macon, or Starkville teacher Andrew Lark, who has taught countless students to articulate their emotions and unspoken thoughts through artistic means, to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.

Then there is Melissa Henry, a deaf artist from Eupora whose own unique voice is heard through beautifully-detailed architectural models that she creates from cereal boxes.

These are just a few of the people whose stories I am so thankful we have the words and images to tell.

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