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Mildred A. Harrington taught math but not algebra, recalled the Rev. Samuel Morgan Jr., Smith-Brown Class of 1957. She told the students that she would teach them algebra if they came to school at night because she wanted them be ready to go to college. “That’s why I came back (to Arcadia),”…

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Before dawn in early November and looking east, we see the bright planet Venus. If you missed it on Nov. 6, it rested near the slender crescent moon, making for a beautiful arrangement in the pre-dawn sky. But know that Venus will grow brighter all month long.

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“I always correct people when they call an initialism that is not an acronym an acronym. Although, I think I come across a bit like a snob or a jerk, or both.” —Rick, Fishers, Ind.

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This column will present answers to historical research questions posed to the DeSoto County Historical Society. Longer versions of these articles will be published in the Society’s “Recollections” books. If you have a question or an answer, contact Carol Mahler, 863-445-0789, carolmahler3@g…

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Many choose teaching because they enjoyed being students. But not Frances Pooser, who turns 100 today. She didn’t like attending school, but she did like teaching Sunday school as a teenager at Trinity United Methodist Church. “So I thought I would get along fine with teaching,” she said.

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Do you want to hit the fast-forward button on your career? Do you want to collect underlings like baseball cards? If so, I suggest adopting a few fundamental power postures. This is all about making yourself look as big as possible. Wear as many jackets as possible; you’ll be sweaty, but you…

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