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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 2:10 PM

PAIGE MCCOY SMITH/ " THE NOT SO PERFECT PARENT"

Paige McCoy Smith is a professional speaker who has entertained audiences with presentations that are both light-hearted and fun. Paige has had significant media experience with both national and local media. She has been interviewed by ABC's Good Morning America, The New York Times, Money Magazine, the Hallmark Channel, the Dallas Morning News, Teen People as well as many more television and radio stations, magazines and newspapers.

A Dallas native, Paige McCoy Smith received a communications degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She began her career in Sports Marketing, coordinating endorsements for professional athletes, as well as planning and implementing special events. Returning to Texas in 1993, Paige received her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. For the past nine years, Paige has been an executive and spokesperson for a large not-for-profit organization. Paige is married and has two children ages 7 and 2.

If you have a question for Paige, email her at psmith@wfaa.com

COLLEN BARRETT/ PRESIDENT EMERITUS

Colleen C. Barrett recently retired as president of Southwest Airlines Co., a high-frequency, low-fare, point-to-point airline which prides itself in its excellent Customer Service qualities.

Her new title is President Emeritus

While president of the airline she oversaw management, Leadership, and budget responsibilities over the following areas/groups: the Senior Vice President Marketing (Marketing, Sales & Distribution; Online Marketing; Revenue Management & Pricing); the Senior Vice President Corporate Communications (Pass Bureau; Emergency Response; Public Relations & Community Affairs; Community Relations & Charitable Giving; Employee Communications; Legislative Awareness); the Senior Vice President Chief People & Administration Officer (People [Human Resources]; Leadership Development & Training; Manager in Training programs; University for People; Performance Reviews; Talent Development; Onboarding Program); the Vice President Customer Relations & Rapid Rewards; the Vice President Labor & Employee Relations (Labor & Employment Law; Employee Relations; FMLA/ADA; Labor Relations & Negotiations); the Vice President Reservations; the Director Corporate Security; and the Executive Office Staff. She is a member of the Company's Executive Planning Committee, and she chairs numerous special Teams, task forces, and committees relating to Internal and External Southwest Customers.

Prior to joining Southwest (in 1978), she worked for several years as an Executive Assistant to Herb Kelleher (Southwest's former Executive Chairman) at his law firm.

For Southwest Airlines, she served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2008 and as Corporate Secretary from March 1978 to May 2008, and she served as Vice President Administration from 1986 to 1990; Executive Vice President Customers from 1990 to 2001; and President from 2001 to present.

Colleen is divorced; has one son and one grandson; is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations in Dallas, Texas; serves on the JCPenney Company, Inc. Board of Directors, the Ken Blanchard College of Business, and the Becker College Board of Trustees; and has served on numerous advisory boards and commissions.

3 DOG BAKERY

Every ingredient they use in their tasty, fresh-baked food and treats is hand selected to ensure the absolute top quality and wholesomeness you've come to expect from Three Dog Bakery. Their grand opening was this past weekend!

They are also accepting pet food donations for the North Texas Pet Food Drive. The drive is it's a first in this area, and among only a handful in the country. Three Dog is helping kick off the drive by donating 500 cases of food, that's about 3,000 - 5,000 meals!

Three Dog Bakery

1251 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 323

(817) 310-3DOG

CHERYL JACKSON/ SISTERS OF SAVINGS

Huge back to school sales at major stores:

Look for 75% off for Dillards

Look for 70% off for Aeropostle

Kohls has 80% off

And Limted Too which has beautiful active wear for girls and lots of accessories has a huge promotion. Buy $50.00 in merchandise and get 2 $25.00 bucks card to spend on future purchases at a later date

Too Bucks Information:

For every $50 (pre-tax) you spend during our Too Bucks distribution period, you will receive TWO $25 Too Buck Cards.

Each Too Buck may be redeemed on a purchase of $50 or more (after discount and pre-tax) during our Too Buck Redemption Period.

Too Bucks are offered during special times of the year. Distribution dates vary by location; please check your local store for details.

The economy isn't getting better and if we are in a position to help others, this is the time to do it. Sisters of Savings, The Giving Movement and 23 other vendors are sponsoring a Back to School Basics Giveaway. The giveaway includes (make graphics if you like) and put them in bullets so I can comment on them.Free school supplies, Free physicals to the first 10 people and Free vision checks as well as Free food, bounce houses and lots of fun.

Here is a breakdown of the event and for more information they can visit Sisters of Savings.com or email info@sistersofsavings.com

We will be giving away the following items. 1st 10 people get a FREE School Sports Physical 1st 10 people get a FREE 5 Min Chair Massage 1st Eye Wear is offering FREE Vision Checks FREE Bounce House FREE Backpack Safety Check FREE Insurance Quotes- State Farm FREE Water from Rain Fresh Water FREE school supplies while supplies lastSaturdayDate: August 23, 2008 Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Location: 2301 W. Parker Road Parking Lot Plano, Texas 75023 The school supplies and other items will be given away while supplies last. For additional information call (214)736-1006.

SHARON MOORE/ CITY CREDIT UNION

Financial education is a key foundation of what credit unions were built onMaureen Johns from City Credit Union, talks about a free upcoming financial expo open to our viewers. The free expo is May 31st at the Womens' Museum in Fair Park. It's from 10am to 2pm. City CU associates will be on hand to answer both general and personal financial questions our members and viewers have.

City Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, with branches in Dallas, Cooke and Ellis Counties, Texas. Owned by its Members and directed by a volunteer Board of Directors, City Credit Union operates on the principle of credit union philosophy, "People Helping People". City Credit Union's full-range of financial services, from free checking, competitive rates on consumer loans and deposit products, as well as cutting-edge convenience services, are designed to the benefit of people, not to profit.

For more details you can contact Sharon Moore at Website: or by E-mail:

Phone: 214-515-0100

FREGGIE KIDZ

Freggie Kidz is a valuable tool for parents designed to help children look at fruits and veggies in a more positive light, resulting in more excitement about trying new "freggies" and a better understanding of how to make healthy choices.

CANCER INSTITUTE OF DALLAS

For more information about the Cancer Institute of Dallas, visit , or call 972-283-2389.

JANA C. BERTRAND/ " BEWARE THE RED FLAG MAN"

This book, Beware the Red Flag Man, is about the warning signs that we often ignore when dating or while married and having the courage to walk away if necessary. The author is a kindergarten teacher and a mother of 10. She was inspired to write the book after her 3rd daughter filed for a divorce. Jana is a divorcee and her parents also divorced. So, she wanted to give other women insight and empower them to make better choices in the future. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Border's, ,

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