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Miss Nelson is Missing: The Musical at Kentucky Center for the Arts

I know anyone who went to Thruston Elementary School is going to remember the book Miss Nelson is Missing.  Ms. Nation read that book to us!  You remember the story, don't you?  Miss Nelson has the worst class in school.  The kids in her class are absolute brats.  And then, one day, Miss Nelson is mysteriously replaced by Viola Swamp, who may the scariest and meanest substitute teacher EVER!  So, the kids set out to find Miss Nelson to get her to come back to class.  I LOVED that book.  And, now, it's been turned into a musical that is coming to the Kentucky Center for the Arts in September.

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East View Elementary
East View Elementary
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DCPS Custodian Glenn Pierce Retires After 39 Years of Service

Monday, July 31st will mark the end of an era in the Daviess County Public School System.  Last week, East View Elementary School announced the formal retirement date of its custodian, Glenn Pierce.  Glenn, or Mr. Glenn as students refer to him, has worked inside the halls of East View since the doors opened there in 1997.  But, for many of us, our memories of Glenn go way back to Thruston Elementary.

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Thruston School Yearbook
Thruston School Yearbook
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A Tribute to Bobbi Nation: Thruston Elementary School’s Amazing Librarian

Today is National School Librarian Day and I am celebrating by paying tribute to Bobbi Nation (top center), who was the librarian at Thruston when I was in elementary school.  Ms. Nation made books seem like magic! And, recently, I visited the school library at Newton Parrish and was flooded with memories of books that Ms. Nation introduced us to at Thruston.  And, because of her, these books are still full of wonder!

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Owensboro Gift Store Sells Thruston Signs [Photo]

I know a bunch of people who are going to want one of these.  My friend David Stone snagged this sign for me as a Christmas present.  And I absolutely love it.  It's a great tribute to Thruston Elementary (where I went to school) and the community I grew up in.  Wanna know where to get one?

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images & How To Make Sushi via YouTube
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images & How To Make Sushi via YouTube
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Throwback Thursday: Spinach and Pink Rice at Thruston Elementary School

Here's a Throwback Thursday tribute to Thruston Elementary School and the school lunches we had there.  While we typically enjoyed what we got to eat at Thurston, not everyday was rainbows and rectangular pizza.  No!  Some days were just horrifying.  About once a month, we were served one of the nastiest combinations in the history of the food pyramid.  I think every single student who attended Thruston in the 70's and early 80's remembers this bizarre combination.

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Throwback Thursday: The Thruston Elementary School Fall Festival [Video]

Thruston Elementary School, peeps!  Who remembers the Fall Festival?  I was scrolling through Facebook Sunday and happened across Debbie Crowe's new Facebook cover photo.  Of course, back in the day, she was Mrs. Taylor and everyone at Thruston LOVED her bewitching alter ego.  In fact, "Witch Taylor" was just one of my favorite parts of the Thruston Fall Festival.  It was one of the coolest nights of the year and, to this day, I don't think I've ever been to a better Halloween party.  Do you remember this stuff?

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Throwback Thursday: Coach Marx from Thruston Elementary School [Photo]

Over the weekend, my friend Lana McLimore visited her mother's church here in Owensboro.  And look who she ran into.  Coach Marx!!  If you went to Thruston Elementary School, there are some things about Mr. Marx you definitely remember!

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A Blast from the Thruston Elementary School Playground Past [Photo]

If you went to Thruston Elementary School, this is going to bring back a ton of memories from hanging out at the playground and the concession stand at the baseball diamonds.  You will never guess what I found this week.  LOOK!!

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Thruston Elementary
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A Blast from the Thruston Elementary School Past [Photo]

If you went to Thruston Elementary School, this is going to bring back a ton of memories.  You will never guess what I found this week.  LOOK!!

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Photo by Patty Moore
Photo by Patty Moore
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What Books Did You Read in Your Elementary School Library?

To get ready for the Read Across America event Saturday at Towne Square Mall, I stopped by to see librarian Patti Moore at Newton Parrish Elementary school.  As soon as I walked in the room and saw the shelves full of books, I had instant flashbacks to the library at Thruston Elementary School where Mrs. Nation was the librarian.  And almost just as instantly, I started recalling the books that she used to read us and the ones I used to love reading myself.  And, to my surprise, many of the same books were at Newton Parrish.  LOOK!

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Jump Rope Girl: The World’s Best Jump Roper [Video]

I remember Jump Roping for Heart one Saturday morning at Thruston School.  Dozens of us elementary school kids were there, back in the day, to jump rope and raise money for the American Heart Association.  Our gym teacher, Mr. Marx, put Irene Cara's "Fame" on the record player and off we went.  We were going to live . . . or jump rope . . . forever and light up the skies with our names.  LOL!  I think we jumped rope for about three hours straight and we thought we were jump roping all-stars.  Boy, were we wrong!  Check this gal out!  She's billed on YouTube as Jump Rope Girl: The World's Best Jump Roper.  And, make no mistake . . . she is definitely that.  This is INSANE!!

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