Jana Fowler

Jana Fowler had a great life by most people’s standards. At 38, she had enjoyed many years of marriage with her high school sweetheart and the two are obviously still very much in love. She had two beautiful, healthy girls and was very involved in her community. But Jana began to realize in fall of 2012 that she was not balanced. For all of the great things in her life, Jana knew that she did not feel healthy.

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Photo by Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

This next true life mini tale is not to engender sympathy but is included as a cautionary tale. I do not “like” pictures--- I LOVE pictures - even those family pictures from the mid 80s’ when I wore my hair like Mama Smurf and thought I was a fox.

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1950's Canning plants in Gwinnett County Schools
The Gwinnett Roadrunner -
On The Run January 2014
By Mary Frazier Long
THINKERS: “Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.” Mark Twain
Baby: a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

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Chris Cotter and Hunter Cole, Journalists, Couch Middle School

Finding a perfect teen gift
By Chris Cotter and Hunter Cole

Figuring out what your kid wants for their birthday, Christmas, or any other special occasion can often be one of the hardest tasks to complete. It’s difficult to tell what they may actually like, especially when if the teen is not that active.

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Bella Koenig, Journalist, Couch Middle School

Great gifts for teens
By Bella Koenig

Let’s say that you bought your child, niece, nephew, grandchild, or close family friend a pair of socks last year as a gift. They might have had the biggest and brightest smile on their face, but don’t be fooled. Teenagers are great actors! It might have just been there so that they did not hurt your feelings.

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