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Teri’s Notebook: No excuse not to remember anniversary on this date

Teri Vance

Anyone with a calendar can tell you today is Dec. 13, 2014. But did you notice it's 12-13-14? It's the last sequential date we'll see until 1-2-34.

Some Carson City residents found a way to keep the day etched in permanent memory.

Sue Merriwether, Carson City clerk-recorder-elect, said the phones at the marriage bureau have been ringing off the hook. "The girls have been getting calls like crazy," she said. "We've been issuing licences all week. I think Judge Armstrong is going to be very busy."

Dayton couple Chuck Green and Dawn Brenneis will tie the knot today at the Plaza Hotel after five years of dating.

Brenneis said Green — who was born in Reno in 1971 and moved to Carson City in 1976 — originally wanted to get married on a Friday the 13th, but settled for today's date, and were happy with the unique number.

"It's a one-of-a-kind date," she said. "It won't happen again. And it will be easy for him to remember, for sure."

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Congratulations to all the newlyweds!

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Molly Walt invited me this week to be on a panel of judges to review videos created by the freshman transitions class at Carson High School. The class was added to the curriculum last year as a way to teach freshmen skills needed to become a successful student, such as good sleeping habits, eating well, exercising and effective study techniques. Students were tasked with selecting one of those skills and creating a 60-second video to persuade their audience to adopt them.

We watched 20 videos and selected the top four, two of which to be shown early next year on the big screen at the Galaxy Fandango theater.

It was a challenge for those of us on the panel to narrow it down. The students showed impressive talent, highlighting several programs and activities at the high school that contribute to student success.

Walt said she hopes to post the videos to YouTube, and when she does I'll post the link so you can check it out.

And keep an eye out for them in the next couple of months when you go to see a movie.

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People who knew former teacher, principal and school district administrator Laurel Terry far better than I did have expressed their sorrow at her passing and inspiration from her life much better than I could.

But I do want to add my voice to theirs I always enjoyed working with her and appreciated her kindness and professionalism. She was passionate about her work with an easy manner.

I spoke to her husband, Tim Terry, this week for a story about Laurel. I asked him how she would like to be remembered.

He answered, "As someone who brought joy."

I wish her family and friends peace and joy through the sadness.