Deadline for the Dec. 28 “End of the Year” issue of The Journal will be noon this Thursday, Dec. 22. The Journal office will be closed Dec. 23-30 for the Christmas Holidays. News items and other correspondence may be mailed, emailed or dropped in our mail drop box anytime during the week we are closed. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. We wish all of our readers, correspondents and advertisers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!