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Posted by Andy Adams on August 15, 2014 - 1:17pm
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After 19 years and 6 months (oh, let's just call it 20 years!), Lynda Watson retires from Adams Insurance Service TODAY.  Testimonies from customers have been pouring in since her retirement was announced last month.  Lynda has truly been honored by all of your kind words, best wishes, and prayers.  Adams Insurance has been honored by Lynda.  We cannot replace the friendships and relationships she has established during her time here.  Our hope is that we can maintain our customers level of trust and confidence.  
 
Thank you Lynda! We love you and wish you well in all your future endeavors!
 
Your family at Adams Insurance Service!
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Posted by Tracy Dacus on August 14, 2014 - 5:17pm
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Today the Adams Insurance family honors the matriarch of the Adams family, Dorothy Adams.  She celebrates her 100th birthday today!  

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 31, 2014 - 5:31pm
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The legal challenges to the ACA just keep on coming.  We discussed the mixed bag that was the Hobby Lobby decision last month.  For July, it is Halbig v. Burwell.  Here is the skinny:

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 10, 2014 - 10:58am
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Nine former and current employees filed suit against Russell Stover Candies, a manufacturer of fine chocolates, alleging the failure to pay overtime.  Just over a year after the lawsuit was filed, Russell Stover has obtained court approval for a settlement of $3,075,000 with a class that grew to 103 claimants:

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 9, 2014 - 11:43am
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If "smart bricks" become the dominant construction material in 10 years, my boys are going to have a solid future in construction, given their passion for legos.  Smart bricks are a prototype construction material made from high strength concrete.  They stack and interconnect like legos:

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 8, 2014 - 4:47pm
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As the dust settles from the Hobby Lobby decision, it is becoming clear that this will not be the end of the matter.  A TPA trade association is upset that are being stuck with the bill for contraceptives:

 

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 3, 2014 - 12:01pm
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The Fourth of July is the quintessential American holiday.   We hold parades, gorge ourselves, kick back and relax, and blow stuff up.   I can always remember getting tripped up on the Trivial Pursuit question: “Do they celebrate the Fourth of July in England?”  Of course not, but I just could not wrap my mind around someone not wanting to celebrate something as awesome as the Fourth of July.

But do not mistake our enjoyment of these delights for thinking that we have forgotten the source of these gifts—they are God-given and guaranteed by the blood and sacrifice of our men in uniform since 1776.
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Posted by Tracy Dacus on July 3, 2014 - 11:06am
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As we break for 4th of July weekend (so glad it’s on a Friday this year) – let’s pause to remember what Independence Day is really about, and honor a true hero. 

The story of World War II vet Louis Zamperini is one that calls out to be made into a movie.  You may have seen previews for the film during the Olympics, although it is not scheduled for release until this Christmas. 

Louis Zamperini was born in 1917 to Italian immigrants in Olean, New York, but the family moved to Southern California two years later.  Louis took to distance running, and was setting records at state championships before he graduated from Torrence High School.  His abilities earned him a scholarship to USC, and at 19 he made the U.S. team heading to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.  He led the U.S. finishing eighth place in the 5,000 meter race.  He wowed everyone (including Adolph Hitler) with his final lap, run in just 56 seconds.

 

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