By Bonnie Culverhouse
Every little girl has dreams, and Paige Nash was no different.
Over the past few years, the new licensee/publisher of Bienville Parish Journal has been on an adventure with every step taking her a little closer to that dream.
“Writing has been a lifelong passion of mine,” Nash said. “When I was in elementary school, I enjoyed writing short stories. By the time I got to high school, I was writing children’s books and I worked on the school’s paper in college.”
Medical reasons prohibited Nash from completing college, and she worried that fulfilling her dream would be out of reach.
“A few years later I began working in advertising at a local paper,” she said. “While I was there, I worked really hard to move up and prove myself as a reporter to my editor. I was constantly throwing ideas at him and bringing him stories. My persistence finally paid off and I was able to earn that position.”
When Covid hit she took some time off to be with her family, but she missed writing and serving her community.
“In March 2022, Mrs. Bonnie Culverhouse believed in me and my work enough that she graciously let me join her team at Webster Parish Journal,” Nash said. “I cannot believe we are getting close to hitting that one-year anniversary already. I have loved getting back out there – building relationships within the community, attending events and reporting on them. I cannot wait to do the same with the great people of Bienville Parish.”
Nash uses life lessons – past, present and future – to write a column, “If it’s not one thing, it’s a mother,” which publishes weekly in Webster Parish Journal and will be prominent in Bienville Parish Journal, also.
“It has been a great outlet for me,” she said. “I have three little girls – Emerson, Ashton and Kameron – who give me plenty of content on a weekly basis. I turn some of the silly, unexpected and sometimes over-the-top things they say into life lessons for them and for myself. As a parent and person in general I am always learning. I hope our readers will check that out, too.”
Nash will continue to share her flare for writing and covering news with Webster Parish Journal, while she works to bring a high-quality product Bienville Parish readers have come to expect.
“This opportunity is truly a blessing from God,” she said. “I am just so grateful for the people in my life, most of all my husband, Johnathon, who has continued to support me and my dreams over the years.”
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