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Education Extra Brought to you by: Community Partner Scholarships for Kids The Scholarships for Kids team are planners that take the responsibility of planning the futures of the students they serve very seriously. The community model of Scholarships for Kids offers students, parents, schools, and taxpayers ‘an in’ on one …

Education Extra

December 26, 2016

Area Students Developing Unique Relationship with God If you had one desire for your child what would it be? Maybe to recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd through His words in the Holy Bible? Or know that their baptism calls them to follow Jesus and to spread His light throughout the world? If you …

Education Extra

September 28, 2016

Addiction Prevention: What Parents Need to Know One of the largest growing problems in our state today is prescription drug abuse. According to the DEA, Alabama received 10.5 million prescriptions for pain relievers and tranquilizers in 2015. Compare that to the population of Alabama at 4.8 million people. That means on average we are getting …

Native American Experience: Authentic, Educational, & Fun!

September 12, 2016

Bring the family to Aldridge Gardens in Hoover on October 2 to experience a day discovering the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Whispers from the past – A Native American Experience, offers demonstrations, activities, and presentations authentic to American Indians of the Southeast. Demonstrations include authentic Pow Wow Dancing …

Remembering God’s Plan: Lay Academy of Theology

September 9, 2016

We live in a world where everywhere we turn our neighbor beside us is set on living life the way they want by chasing the next promotion or luxury vehicle. The infamous pursuit of these earthly desires always leave the flesh wanting more no matter how much we have. That’s where the Beeson Divinity School’s …

Covenant Classical Expansion

September 9, 2016

Covenant Classical Schools & Daycare (CCS) plans to open a new campus in Trussville later this year. Located just off the Deerfoot Parkway exit on I-59, the new 15,000 square foot building will house 12 classrooms for children ranging from 6 weeks through Kindergarten. As a common standard in all Covenant Classical Schools, the new …

You Can Bank On It – Small Business Success

September 3, 2016

In Alabama, small business owners and entrepreneurs alike make up more than half of our state’s work force. Small businesses have many diverse needs and NobleBank & Trust has several options to help smaller companies grow and thrive. NobleBank & Trust now offers a prepaid business solution through BizNOW™, a low cost, prepaid offering for …

Reading Mission

September 2, 2016

KaiLian Davis, a Prince of Peace Catholic Church teen parishioner, tutored Cameron Hunter in a summer literacy program as part of a John Carroll Catholic High School mission trip to the Black Belt community of Vredenburgh, Ala. Prince of Peace was a sponsor of the literacy program.  

5 Steps to Protect Children in the Digital Age

August 30, 2016

Let’s be honest. It isn’t easy raising children in a day and age where hundreds of thousands of dangerous images and messages are not only just a click away, but the clicks are happening on devices that our children are often carrying in their pockets. Consider these stats from and 1 in 4 …

How to Help a Senior that has Fallen Prey to Common Scams

August 29, 2016

There is an increase in the instances of foreign scammers preying on senior adults. Three common scams I see use religion, prizes, and loneliness to gain access to the senior’s assets.  Charity/Religion Scam. In this scenario, the scammer calls the senior and pretends to be a charity or religious organization. The scammer may pray with the senior …

Back to School from a Mom Perspective

August 26, 2016

My husband calls me a “schoolie.” I loved being a student, I loved being a teacher… I would go get another degree right now. Post-grad school I taught tenth grade at Briarwood Christian School, and after some settling in, found the job to be a source of great joy. My days were filled with hilarious …

Money Matters

July 26, 2016

Balancing Work & Family Achieving a balance between work and family is a highly personal endeavor. There is no magic formula, and what works for one family may not work for another. It takes planning and resolve, and you’ll need to make choices along the way that align with what’s important to you. As you …

Back to School: Estate Plan

July 26, 2016

Legal Matters – A Good Time to Review Your Estate Plan As the new school year begins and summer draws to a close, parents return to their normal routines and focus on needed priorities. Grandparents and adults without children also complete vacations and settle back into routine. For adults of all ages, fall is a good …

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