The Wayne Stater

Vote or stay quiet

Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

Well it’s 2020, which means a new presidential election year. Folks who voted in the last election, as well as new voters – people that were 18 after the 2016 election and before Nov. 3 – get to use their voices. Make...

So thankful for the friends I have

Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Columnist

November 13, 2019

A couple weeks ago I did an appreciation column for friends that have made such an impact on my life that I have picked up on how they are. This week I want to just appreciate all of my friends because everyone needs a little...

My friends influence the person I am

Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Have you ever realized how much your friends influence you and your actions? I know that many of mine have influenced me and what I say on a daily. I have caught some pretty great catch-phrases (no pun intended) and have...

Customers should also be kind

Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

After more than four years of working in customer service, I will never understand why people come in a couple minutes before closing and leave more than a quarter after. We are always told to be courteous to our customers,...


Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Columnist

September 11, 2019

I wish so much that I lived closer to home for a number of reasons. Growing up my parents and brother were my best friends, and I spent the majority of my free time with them. Rather than going out with friends, I would stay ho...

Gone horizontal

Kadra Sommersted-Simmons, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

My favorite saying is “Opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one, but nobody wants to hear about yours.” Yeah, that’s fair. But, what if, by chance, you agree with mine? I would venture to say I am not the only one...