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In recent weeks, I've seen hints that not everybody realizes there are many stories about our community online and in print every week beyond posts you might come across on social media. And I get that feeling because of comments I've received on Facebook.

Here's an example from yesterday: "Great to read about Trey and Riley. What about the Warriors' win over North Marion last Tuesday? Not worth writing about?"

I immediately checked the website to make sure I had posted the basketball story and sure enough, it had gone online several hours before I had even covered Trey Ecker and Riley Davis playing for LBCC. But I also know that my schedule had not allowed me to spend much time on social media providing links to stories.

I remember my wife telling me a few months ago that she gets most of her news these days through Facebook links (and yes, those links are to legitimate news sites) and while listening to NPR on drives to and from work. Since I don't post a link to every single story that is posted on the website, perhaps there is a large segment of the Philomath community that doesn't know about all of the content that I put up.

I've also come across another situation that might affect some computer users. A lot of computers will capture a page into its "cache" and you might need to "refresh" to see the latest version. And that latest version might include a story you're trying to find. I have to do this on my own computer when I check to make sure a story went live on the site.

Anyway, please don't depend totally on Facebook for story links; some days get so busy that I don't have time to sit down and take care of providing those right away. Check PhilomathExpress.com and when you get on the page, it might be a good idea to "refresh" after it loads to make sure you're seeing the latest.

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