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Aug. 18, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

THUMBS UP: Educators

It’s that time of the year when the summer season is winding down and students (well, perhaps not all of them) are looking forward to returning to school.

Whether it’s elementary, middle school, high school, or even on the collegiate level, our students and their parents have been out in force purchasing those back-to-school supplies so that these young people will have the necessary tools available to help them succeed in the classroom.

While notebooks, paper, pens and pencils are all great resources, our greatest tools are those educators who lead our students in the learning process.

Their wisdom and knowledge in their chosen fields of instruction will no doubt have great influence on their students, who will channel this learning into successful careers as they advance in their educational growth.

At the beginning of this new school year, we wish for our students the very best of success. We also take time to salute all of our educators and thank them for their service in providing this necessary instruction for our students.

THUMBS UP: Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo

Lee County’s calendar of activities remains full, especially with Labor Day right around the corner.

But before rushing through what remains of the summer season, one of Central Carolina’s most well-attended events in recent years will take place.

The Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo is coordinated by the good folks at The Enrichment Center of Lee County.

This will mark the 11th year of the Expo, which will be held Aug. 28 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Besides the variety of vendors that grace this happening, there are seminars and health screenings that well supports the theme of this event, “Living Well.”

Judi Womack and Melanie Rogers noted in Saturday’s Herald, “Whether you are active and healthy Baby Boomers currently ‘Living Well,’ a senior who has recently retired or is still working or a family caregiver needing assistance in caring for a loved one, the Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo will provide all attendees with resources, health screening results and knowledge. Each year this event provides its audience with quality services, products, respite and wellness options and lots of fun.”

So, make sure to mark Aug. 28 on your calendars. It’s a day when “Living Well” takes center stage.