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Here’s what everyone is talking about this week:

What!?!? When did Waffle House Close? Sad!!!

[Editor’s Note: It has been about a month now. Your text inspired me to write up a little feature on it, which I hope you saw on the front page. I actually sort of measure my life in “Waffle House Dollars” — that is, how much it costs for me and my family to go to Waffle House. I think it was because there was one in West Memphis by the dog track where I worked, one in Forrest City which was on the way to my wife’s parents’ house and one in Jonesboro where we went to college. So, when it was just me and my wife, it would cost us about $12 to eat there. Then we had a kid, so it went up to about $15. Then we had another kid… and then the kids got bigger and needed more food. And then we had yet another kid… so with the rising cost of food and the rising number of family members, my “Waffle House Dollars” figure has continued to rise over the years. Now, one of my kids has a fiance, so it’s going up again! I’m pretty sure we’re over the $50 mark by now. But yes, I know Waffle House has a bit of a tainted reputation, but I’ve always liked it. You can’t go wrong with an All-Star Special!]

*** Does the school district allow the schools to have father daughter dances, mother and son dances grandparents day etc? [Editor’s Note: I’ll be happy to answer your question, but why don’t you just call the school and ask. I call the schools all the time for various things and they are always very friendly. You didn’t specify which school district, so I’ll just hit the high points. I know the West Memphis School District has had father-daughter and mother-son dances in the past at the elementary level. And I know the Marion School District has done grandparent’s day breakfasts and “donuts with dad” or something as well. There’s a group of senior adults who are very involved at Earle Elementary. Like I said, you’d have to be specific with which district and which school to get a complete answer, so I’d suggest again just calling the school directly, and maybe even getting involved in the campus-specific PTO there. They are always looking for volunteeers. I don’t know how old your kids are but if they are in elementary school, you’re looking at several years on the same campus]

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