The Delaware County Journal will be revealing it's new “look” next week.

The new design was created by “graphics gurus” David Hoover and Cody Dyer, based in the Miami News Record Office in Miami, OK. The Journal's new design will be the first to launch followed by the Grove Sun on Jan. 1 and the Miami News Record on Feb. 1.

The new designs will compliment The Delaware County Journal's and Grove Sun's website www.grandlakenews.com.

We are very excited about the change and with the new colors for the Journal, it's our hope that readers will appreciate the crisp, modern, eye-appealing look of the resigned edition. When I first met with David, I told him that the Journal serves the people from Jay and southern Delaware County. I didn't want to use school colors as we cover several schools. I told him we also serve a large Native American population and my preference was to have colors that represent earthy tones that would compliment the colors provided by Mother Nature. David got to work and the end result is something that we here at the Delaware County Journal are very proud of.

There will several new features that will involve the readers, allowing the public to be more interactive with the newspaper.

The public is invited to write letters to the editor, but must understand that all letters must be signed or if they are e-mailed, a phone number must be included to verify that the sender is actually the person who wrote the letter. Letters slandering or maligning others will not be printed.

Along with the website, you can check our lead stories and other news items on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delaware-County-Journal/220557771341080.

Everyone is invited to submit news articles and pictures, or just give us your input by calling 918-253-4322 or e-mail at dcjnews@yahoo.com.