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It’s National Teacher’s Day: Who Was Your Favorite Teacher? [SURVEY]

Kids, today is National Teacher's Day. I think that we all appreciate teachers in general, but I thought we might get a little more specific here.

I thought I'd share some memories of teachers I've had and worked with, and you could tell me a little about yours.  I think everyone had one of those teachers when they were a kid, that one that was your favorite.  Maybe they were funny, maybe they were kind, maybe they were just whatever you needed at the time.

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Willie Nelson
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Happy Birthday, Willie!

Kids, this week marks a big anniversary, well, birthday.  It's huge in the country music world and I'm sure it can be to some of you: It's Willie Nelson's 80th birthday!

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First Christian Church

First Christian Church to Hold 11th Annual Favorite Poem Night

Kids, you may or may not know this, but, at one point in my life I was headed in a completely different direction than the one I currently walk.  Yes, I did all sorts of things as a kid, but generally there was a common theme to a lot of it.  I really liked school, and I loved the libraries.   So of course, I had my head in books a lot.

When I was small up until about my junior year of college, I was going to be a teacher.  Specifically, I was going to be a high school English teacher.  I know, can you imagine?  I'd not only be the goofiest teacher ever, but half the time I'd be mistaken for a student.   But yes, I was always in love with books, plays, poetry, and all that stuff.  I did creative writing, I did theater, I did tons of reading.   So when I see things like this upcoming event, I'm always interested.

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Jonathan Winters Dead
Hulton Archive

Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87

Jonathan Winters, a titan of comedy on both the big and small screens, passed away at the age of 87.

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Marshall Philharmonic
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Marshall Philharmonic Performing with Kansas City Symphony at Free Concert

The Marshall Philharmonic has been around for 50 years.  They're celebrating this with a collaboration with the Kansas City Symphony on Wednesday, April 10 at the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of the Bueker Middle School, starting at 7:00 p.m.  The KC Symphony rarely travels, so this is a big deal that they're coming to Marshall. And it's a big deal that the Marshall Philharmonic has gone 50 years now, making excellent music year after year.

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Disney
Disney

Original “Mouseketeer” Annette Funicello Dead at 70

Annette Funicello, best known as one of the original "Mouseketeers" on Walt Disney's 'Mickey Mouse Club' has passed away at the age of 70.

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, The ‘Iron Lady,’ Has Died at 87

The first female prime minister of England, Margaret Thatcher, has passed away due to a stroke. She was 87 years old. 

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Roger Ebert
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Roger Ebert Dies at 70 – Watch His Best TV Clips

It is with a heavy heart and our thumbs way, way down that we report that film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70 after a long public battle with cancer. 

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SR-71
Courtesy of U.S. Air Force

SR-71: A Plane I’d Love To See Fly

I have always considered myself a good Air Force Brat as my dad served in the Air Force for over 20 years. While I only was at three bases, Castle Air Force Base in California; Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany; and Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, I got to see a lot of great planes.  I love the B-2 Stealth Bomber, A-10 Thunderbolt; T-38 that are stationed at Whiteman. I have enjoyed going to air shows to see everything from the old biplanes to the Mustangs to the F-4 Phantom to the F-16s.  However, I was a watching a movie Turbulent Skies and got to thinking that I never have seen an SR-71 fly in person.

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Behka’s Birthday Trip [PHOTOS]

Kids, this week was my 34th birthday. We had a nice cake here at the station, and since it was a Wednesday, I didn't do anything to celebrate that night. What I did do, this weekend, was go on a big ol' history nerd trip.

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