A special thank you to all of our event sponsors including state sponsors, Symquest, WCAX, and local sponsors, Trapp Family Lodge, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Harley D’s Bar & Grill, The Edge, Chartis/Stowe Mountain Resort, McCarthy’s Restaurant, Racing Chefs, Muddy Paw Coffee, The Pizza Joint, Bourne’s Energy, Piecasso, Commodores, Pie in the Sky, Sunset Grille, Stowe Cinema, Mansfield Dairy, Guys Farm & Yard, Northstar Fireworks, Coca Cola, McKenzie’s, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Black River Produce, Kathy’s, L&D Safety Marking, Capitol Earthmoving, Crystal Rock, & Green Mountain Coffee. The top individual fundraiser was Jane Weaver of Stowe, who collected nearly $4,000 in donations. The top fundraising team was Snowbelles, led by Victoria Gonin of Waitsfield, which raised more than $9,500. The event theme Winter Olympics was enjoyed by 29 teams, along with 36 cancer survivors, who participated in this year’s Relay event. The teams were comprised of families, faith-based groups, businesses, clubs and other organizations from throughout New England. American Cancer Society. 3.5.2012. ‘For the people in our community who will face a cancer diagnosis this year,’ said Jessica Blais, American Cancer Society Staff, ‘it’s critical that we come together during Relay to help the American Cancer Society achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.” ‘Through their hard work in preparing for the event, and by spending hours out in the cold for the cause, our dedicated participants certainly did their part to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Brian Fredette, event chair for the 2012 Relay For Life NordicStyle. To learn more about Relay For Life, visitwww.RelayForLife.org(link is external) or call 1-800-227-2345. The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.6 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org. The 9th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® NordicStyle raised $72,000 over the weekend of March 10, to support the Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. The overnight event left 250 participants exhausted, but happy, after cross country skiing or snowshoeing through the night.
SFNF News:SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest is looking for site stewards to protect its wealth of archaeological sites rich with sherds, lithics and adobe pueblo remains. The selected stewards will receive comprehensive training in a full-day session Saturday, March 21. Because applicants must complete an application, which is then reviewed for eligibility, the Program must receive applications as early as possible.The training covers the topics of safety, proper preparation, national forest regulations, historic preservation acts, sensitivity to the cultures, both prehistoric and modern, identification of artifacts, code of conduct, chain of command, site monitoring procedures and documentation.By the end of the training, applicants are eligible to become volunteer site stewards. No previous archaeological experience is necessary.Stewards are assigned to a specific site that they visit on a regular basis (generally once every six weeks) with a partner. They monitor their site for evidence of any deterioration caused by natural causes or by vandalism and file a brief site visit report.As a result of their experiences, Site Stewards become more familiar with the Forest’s cultural resources as well as broaden their knowledge of ancient cultures in New Mexico. Occasional workshops on the archaeology of the area and its prehistoric peoples are offered to interested stewards to inform them about the types of ceramics, lithics and other cultural remains that they encounter. Stewards are also eligible for special VIP visits to some sites that are closed to the public.To apply, visit the “Become a Site Steward” page on the Santa Fe National Forest Site Stewards to complete an application and review the program’s criteria. Don’t delay; send in your application today.
RelatedNduka Irabor Opens Up On NPFL TV Challenges (AUDIO)July 3, 2020In “Featured”Senator Ogba Appointed NNL Chairman As NFF Moves To Fill Vacant National Team PositionsAugust 11, 2020In “NFF”NPFL: LMC Instructs Clubs to Wear Black Armbands on Matchday 9February 12, 2019In “NPFl” After six and a half years on the board of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor has announced he is leaving the body that oversees Nigeria’s topflight.Irabor, pioneer chairman of the LMC, announced his decision to relinquish his duties at the LMC in an interview with thisdaylive.com on Monday.“By December 28, I would cease to be a member of the LMC board. It is however open to make this exit date earlier. The board needs time to find a replacement for me. If it has one now it may go ahead and date the resignation letter I submitted at time of incorporating LMC.“I am offloading some of my schedule and doing more travels theses days. I need to focus on my core private business,” Irabor told the website.The former lawmaker was the pioneer chairman of the LMC when it was incorporated over six years ago to manage the affairs of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Under his watch, the NPFL struck broadcast deals and secured title sponsorships but things have turned for the worse in recent times and in an exclusive interview with busybuddiesng.com, the ace journalist turned football administrator outlined plans and highlighted the challenges faced by the LMC in bringing back football to the airwaves.Speaking to thisdaylive.com about a resumption date for the 2019/2020 season, Irabor said: “ That would have to come from Chairman Shehu (Dikko).”“We are grappling with obvious funding issues. Without a broadcast sponsor it is difficult for us to market the league at its real value.“This indeed is the league’s surest revenue source. I know this is been impressed on the relevant persons and happily, the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, appears to have a good handle on this matter. It feels good to have somebody in government champion the cause of the game.”The sports minister in a Tweet on Monday, announced 20 October as resumption date for the new season.On his departure from the LMC, Irabor told the website that his resignation wasn’t precipitated by any disagreements with the board, maintaining that he maintains cordial relationships with his soon to be former colleagues.
BATON ROUGE – LSU freshman tailback Leonard Fournette is not injured, but he has clearly not been running as hard as he was as recently as the Ole Miss game on Oct. 25 and through the first half of the Alabama game a week ago.Fournette gained a season-low nine yards on a season-low five carries in the 17-0 loss at Arkansas on Saturday. In the second half, he had one carry for one yard.“The runs for him were not working,” LSU coach Les Miles said after the game.Fournette seemed a bit off from the outset against Arkansas when he did get the ball. After gaining no yards on LSU’s first play of the game, freshman tailback Darrel Wiliams replaced him two plays later and rushed for five yards. Then senior Terrence Magee opened the next drive, but gained only three yards on two rushes. Fournette had runs of three, one and four yards in the second quarter.Running backs coach Frank Wilson had apparently seen enough for the first half out of Fournette, who has not seemed to run the same since a very hard tackle by safety Landon Collins for no gain appeared to shake him up with just under four minutes to go in the fourth quarter against Alabama.Fournette was replaced by Magee and carried just once more in that game at tailback two series later. Then he was hit very hard again on the kickoff return against Alabama after the Tide tied it 13-13 with :03 remaining in regulation. Reuben Foster nailed Fournette on the return at the 20 to end regulation.Before the tackle by Collins, Fournette had gained 191 yards on 42 carries against Ole Miss and Alabama for a 4.5-yard average. Since that tackle by Collins, Fournette has rushed six times for 10 yards for a 1.6-yard average.“Coach Frank has his reasons for who gets in and who rotates,” LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings said.“Coach was trying to find the hot guy,” said Magee, who led the Tigers’ tailbacks with 24 yards on seven carries. “None of us – me, Leonard or Darrel – could get it done.”Williams finished with 16 yards on six carries. Jennings gained 45 yards on eight rushes, but he was sacked four times for -37 yards.LSU (7-4, 3-4 SEC) finished with just 36 yards on 32 carries, counting a 27-yard loss when center Elliott Porter snapped the ball over Jennings head in the shotgun formation on the Tigers’ second play of the game. That followed a timeout by LSU when it was about to get a delay of game penalty on its second play.The Tigers played much of the game with a jumbled offensive line. Senior Evan Washington replaced starter Vadal Alexander at left guard to start the night as Alexander suffered a hand injury against Alabama. When Elliott Porter left the Arkansas game with an injured ankle in the second quarter, starting sophomore right guard Ethan Pocic moved to center, where he started the first two games of the season when Porter was suspended. Then senior Hoko Fanaika, who has played little since starting LSU’s first three games this season at right guard, replaced Pocic at right guard.“That starting five had a cohesiveness that they built throughout the season,” Jennings said. “So having the two guys go down, it was big.”LSU OFFENSIVE LOWS: LSU’s 123 yards of total offense at Arkansas marked its lowest output in 459 regular season games going back 39 years to Sept. 20, 1975, when the Tigers were held to 114 total yards in a 39-8 loss to Texas A&M. The Tigers gained 92 total net yards in the 21-0 loss to Alabama in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 9, 2012.LSU’s 36 rushing yards on 32 attempts marked the Tigers’ worst performance in that category since gaining 30 on 31 rushes in a 30-26 win over Mississippi State on Sept. 26, 2009.SHUTOUT TRIVIA: LSU’s 17-0 shutout loss at Arkansas was the Tigers’ first in the regular season or postseason against a team other than Alabama since a 24-0 loss at Texas A&M to open the 1993 season.INJURY REPORT: Starting center Elliott Porter (ankle) and starting left guard Vadal Alexander (hand) are both questionable for LSU’s regular season finale at Texas A&M (7-4, 3-4) at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 27. Tailback Kenny Hilliard (shoulder) is not expected to play.