Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Laurel Locomotives will have three players represented on the East squad during the game. Wide receiver Brian Flotkoetter, corner back Corey Bummer, and inside linebacker Sean Condon were selected to play in the game.
Jake Miller (running back) and Jarred Hergett (defensive end) were selected as alternates for the East team.
The Montana Shrine is an all-star game that has a history of distinguished players and coaches. It is one of the oldest high school all-star football games in the United States.
Every year since 1947, the Montana Shrine Game has been played to raise money and to help make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care available, at no cost, at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Spokane, WA. This event has raised more than $1 million.
The most astonishing life story of the lot. Mary Simon (her maiden name) was born without arms. A birthing nurse believed she was better off dead and threw the baby against a wall, according to biographer and nominator Lee Sweeney Taylor of Acampo, CA. Mary survived and, with the assistance of Shriners, had several surgeries at a San Francisco hospital to correct the damage done by the nurse and to give her full use of the two limbs she had, her legs. Her parents moved to Taft and she graduated from TUHS in 1952. Taylor remembers the day she met her classmate in geometry. "I looked over to see Mary slough off her book bag, reach in with her feet, get paper and pencils and prepare for class. She looked over at me, introduced herself, then pulled out her knitting and started some work before the bell rang. Normal, vivacious, outgoing, always positive, there was nothing not to like about Mary Simon."
With her feet, she played xylophone, advanced to a marimba and excelled to the point where she needed advanced lessons twice a week in Los Angeles. She won a live television talent show and appeared for several years on another live TV show in Bakersfield, "Teen Age Kapers," featuring teen musicians. She survived three bad marriages, successfully raised two boys and proved to state inspectors that she could run a child care home. Today she is happily married to Bakersfield attorney Dennis Wilson. "Mary is not famous, but just surviving and living a full life qualifies her to be recognized for what she has done," Taylor wrote.
A public reception honoring the inductees will be held in the school's main entryway at 5 p.m. April 24, followed by a dinner and induction ceremony hosted by the Board of Trustees at 6 p.m. at O.T. Cookhouse and Saloon. The dinner is expected to fill up fast. Tickets cost $25 and may be reserved by contacting the superintendent's secretary Sheri Gregory at 763-2330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Trustees, at the urging of trustee Stan Barrett, established the program in 2007 to honor outstanding alumni and to inspire current students to work toward similar accomplishments. A selection committee consisting of staff and alumni reviewed a large number of nominees and selected this year's six inductees. They will join the original 10 from 2007, the four inductees from 2008, and the seven inductees from 2009. Their photographs and short bios adorn the entryway into the high school.
Grizzlies Wear Guns N' Hoses January 28, 2010
Jerseys For Shriners Hospital
WES T VALLEY CITY, Utah - The Utah Grizzlies announced that they will wear special Guns N’ Hoses jerseys on Saturday which will be auctioned following the game to benefit the Shriners Hospital.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders and the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and Bridgeport and Abbotsford of the American Hockey League.
The head coach of the Islanders is former ECHL player and coach Scott Gordon while former ECHL player and coach Scott Allen is an assistant coach for the Islanders. Former ECHL coach and executive Jack Capuano is head coach of Bridgeport while the assistant coaches are 2003-04 ECHL Coach of the Year and former ECHL player Pat Bingham and former Johnstown Chiefs assistant coach Matthew Bertani.
Former ECHL player Jamie McLennan is an assistant coach for Calgary. The head coach of Abbotsford is former ECHL coach Jim Playfair while the assistant coaches are former ECHL player and coach Jared Bednar and former ECHL player Steve O’Rourke.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
[Salons' State of the Union]
Salon City Magazine Commentary
Steven G. Casciola - Editor-in-chief
It's been said that he will focus on three words: rescue, restore and rebuild.
Here at Salon City, we represent Beautymakers across this great land. We also see three words that should be emphasized: employ, empower and expand:
The first step in an economic downturn is to get people working. There are so many potential jobs that could be offered to people that would actually help our country look and feel better. Salons understand they must first employ a staff in order to service clients and grow business. Here's a salon idea for tonight:
Costs? About $100 billion per year. Sample idea: 3 million people working at $15 an hour, 40 hour weeks, 52 weeks a year equals 100 billion dollars. It seems to us that if we can stimulus spend over $1 trillion dollars, we can also justify allocating 100 billion to employ people and beautify America.
America has one of the strongest entrepreneurial business engines in the world. Small business owners, if given the support and resources, can take their "lean and mean" approach and produce jobs and economic growth. By empowering small business, rather than holding them back, they can become the catalyst for bringing America back with forward motion and momentum. Salons know this improves the overall psyche of people. Here's a salon idea for tonight:
Costs? About $100 billion a year. Sample idea: 1 million small businesses times a $100,000 line of credit. With counselors overseeing the process, many of the businesses could evolve into million-dollar plus machines that would produce more jobs - and up to billions (maybe trillions) of growth dollars.
Profits?" Yes, this could be profitable. Sample idea: People can make a real difference in the world. To expand, we should consider putting people to work and giving them the opportunity to rise to the occasion. Expansion takes place when the shackles of complexity are removed. People respond better when there's a clear road ahead of them. Don't hold them back too much. They'll feel safer and more confident to take those necessary calculated risks. The results can produce "job-rich" companies like Apple, Google and others.
THE SALON STATE OF THE UNION
Here in Hollywood, movie producers understand expansion. Pros like James Cameron (who produced Avatar) brought together an incredible cast of people, moved them through the process - and created a film for all time. In every city and state, there are salon professionals who have an understanding of how to take their expertise, join with others and create true expansion and growth.
In summary, salons applaud the efforts of our leaders. We do understand and appreciate the challenges. But salons are anchored in main street - they are a grassroots community that knows success is created when one person connects with another person in a beautiful way. There's a big economic lesson here.
in our communities, salons would still have the economic opportunity to cut someone's hair, do their nails, give them a healing massage and make them feel beautiful."
From our perspective, perhaps a little bit of the salon industry's philosophy and approach would become a useful ingredient in tonight's state of the union talk.
Employ, empower, expand. It's the American Way. Salons know and live it.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Trucks - Hot Rods - Antique Trucks - Boats
Our 9th Year to benefit
Shriners Hospitals for Children
June 4th 5th 6th 2010
Galt Flea Market Grounds
Cherokee Truck Parts
Let's make this the largest Truck Show in the WEST!
Truck Show Awards for 2010
People's Choice Awards 1st - 2nd - 3rd
for: best Truck
for: best Truck/Trailer Combo
for: best Hot Rod
Classic/Antique Hauler Award (new for 2010 People's Choice)
Cherokee Truck Parts "Cool Truck Award"(new for 2010-Bob's Pick)
Jim Botelho Award
Long Distance Award
custom designed T-shirt for Truck Show Event
Please see the "More Info" Page for Truck Show Details and list of awards
By Reporter Staff/Vacaville reporter
Emperador will speak to Solano County school nurses and other professionals who serve children at 3 p.m. at the Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield.
Accessing the Gift of Specialized Care is the title of Emperador's talk, which will focus on the programs and services provided by the Shriners regional pediatric medical center in Sacramento. All those attending the presentation will learn about the hospital's treatment specialties and how to refer a patient.
Emperador's distinguished career includes leadership positions in nursing administration and critical care. He joined the Northern California Shriners Hospital in 2007 to provide nursing leadership and management oversight of the Intensive Care Unit. In addition to his work at Shriners Hospital, Emperador teaches nursing at San Joaquin Delta College and the University of Phoenix. As a nurse leader and educator, he is working to cultivate nurse leaders of tomorrow.
"School nurses are often involved in referring families for a variety of health services. They have appreciated the support and care Shriners provides for children in need and welcome the opportunity to learn more about the programs and services that Shriners Hospitals for Children offers,"says registered nurse Marie Fortier, who organized the program for the Solano County Office of Education.
Supported by private donations, Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing the gift of specialized care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns and scars from any cause. As the busiest pediatric burn center in California, the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento provides acute and rehabilitative burn care. Orthopaedic specialties include a complex spine program, absence of limbs (orthotics and prosthetics), club foot, osteogenesis imperfecta, hand deformities, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy. Any child 18 years or younger is eligible for care, providing the child's condition is within the scope of services provided. The Sacramento Shriners Hospital is located at 2425 Stockton Blvd.
For more information about the hospital and its care, call 916-453-2000 or go online to
By Melody Brumble • email@example.com
LSUHSC-S and Shriner's have discussed ways to create a children's hospital in Shreveport for about five years.
The issue took on a new urgency in 2009 when the Shriners organization proposed closing its Shreveport hospital -- the first in the Shriners' 22-campus system -- and five others to cut costs.
Friday, the LSU Board of Supervisors will vote on proposal that would give LSUHSC-S control of the Shriners hospital property located beside the health sciences center.
LSU would renovate and expand the hospital to include a round-the-clock children's intensive care unit. State lawmakers in 2009 approriated $10 million for the LSU Health Sciences Foundation to help pay for renovations and construction.
The Shriners organization would lease space in the hospital to continue its orthopedic services to children.The hospital could open in about two years if both sides work out a final agreement.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Dungy, East-West Shrine Game Alumnus and Father of a Shriners Hospitals for Children Patient, Praises Joint Effort to Benefit FamiliesSuper Bowl-winning coach
Tony Dungy addressed the media yesterday evening at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando to announce a partnership between Shriners Hospitals for Children and the national nonprofit Family First, for which Dungy serves as a spokesman.
“I’m here today not representing the NFL, but Family First,” said Dungy. “We’re all about strengthening children and families, just as the Shriners are. We thought it was a natural partnership.”
At Shriners Hospitals for Children, patients receive care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, without financial obligation. Family First is a national nonprofit that reaches thousands of parents each day through its programs All Pro Dad, iMOM and the Family Minute.
Imperial Potentate Jack H. Jones, president and CEO of Shriners International, and Peter F. Armstrong, M.D., chief medical officer of Shriners Hospitals for Children, also addressed the media to praise the partnership.
“I don’t know of two organizations that care for children better than Family First and Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Jones. “We are so grateful to have this partnership with Family First.”
Dungy and his family have personally experienced the expert level of care provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children.
“We have a son who has special orthopaedic needs,” said Dungy. “We took him to the Shriners Hospital…and they did things that normally couldn’t be done.”
The press conference was one of many events taking place during the week of the Asset Protect East-West Shrine Game, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, scheduled for Jan. 23 in Orlando. Dungy played in the 1977 East-West Shrine Game, America’s longest-running college all-star football game.
Every year, East-West Shrine Game players visit one of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children to visit with patients and experience first-hand the purpose behind the game.
“You would think the thrill would have been playing with those great athletes in a national all-star game,” said Dungy. “But it was secondary to the trip we took to the Shriners Hospital. It was such a thrill.”
At Shriners Hospitals for Children, care is provided in an environment that involves the patients’ families in the recovery process.
“Shriners Hospitals for Children prides itself in providing family-centered care,” said Dr. Armstrong. “We’ve just expanded our potential in family-centered care with our partnership with Family First.”
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment with no financial obligation to patients or their families. For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitals.org.
About Family First
Family First is a national nonprofit organization based in Tampa, Fla. Family First reaches thousands of parents each day through its three primary programs: All Pro Dad, www.AllProDad.com; iMOM, www.iMOM.com; and the Family Minute, www.FamilyMinute.com.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Pediatric Specialty Care
The Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of Shriners Hospitals for Children are pleased to announce the appointment of Keith A. Gardner to the position of Executive Vice President of Shriners Hospitals for Children, effective immediately.
Keith has been employed by Shriners Hospitals for Children for 21 years and he most recently has held the position of Vice President of Finance. He has worked on several committees and is very well respected throughout the organization. Keith Gardner's experience and knowledge of Shriners Hospitals for Children along with his financial expertise will lead our staff and organization into the future.
Please join us in welcoming Keith Gardner, Executive Vice President.
Jack H. Jones
Chairman, Board of Directors
Douglas E. Maxwell
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Nor-Cal Shrine Club will soon host a free screening clinic for children up to 18 years of age to determine their eligibility for treatment at the Shrine Hospital. The clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p m. Saturday, March 6, at the Shasta Community Health Center, 1035 Placer St., Redding.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Oregon State linebacker Keaton Kristick has accepted an invitation to play in the 85th East-West Shrine Game.
The game will be held at noon Jan. 23 in Orlando, Fla.
Kristick joins a list of football greats, such as John Elway, Tom Brady, Brett Favre and 62 NFL Hall of Famers, who have played in the East-West Shrine Game, the nation's longest-running college all-star football game.The game benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international pediatric specialty health care system.
Monday, January 11, 2010
- pictured are (l-r): Billy Garza (Offensive Player of the Game), Sam Scott (Defensive Player of the Game) and J'Marcus Webb (Jim Langer Offensive Lineman Award).
With temperatures near freezing at kickoff, the game appeared likely to be a defensive battle. As play began it became apparent that the defenses would rule the night.
For full story and pictures on this Shrine Game Google Cactus Bowl or just go to
Friday, January 8, 2010
January 07, 2010, 3:49AMWhile construction proceeds on the new north wing of the Shriners Hospital for Children, hospital officials are moving ahead with plans to revamp facades of the older southern wing.
Work could begin as early as next summer to replace the existing synthetic stucco with sleek metal panels similar to those planned for the new addition. The makeover will give the long, horizontal building a more unified and sometimes glowing appearance from downtown and Portland's east side, where it looms as the most visible structure on the densely packed medical campus.
"It was a fairly unremarkable building when it was built," says Jeff Stuhr, chairman of the Portland Design Commission that is reviewing the proposal.
The Homestead Neighborhood Association, always vigilant about traffic congestion generated by the medical complex, was comfortable with the hospital expansion because it includes additional parking. The Shriners don't expect any objection to altering the appearance of the old wing, either.
"Actually, they're thrilled," says Kent Duffy, an architect on the project. "We're carrying out what we always intended to do."
Thursday, January 7, 2010
MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Defensive end Ryan Terry (5-10, 246 lbs, Sr., Houston, Texas) of Southern Arkansas has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2010 Valero Cactus Bowl January 8 in Kingsville, Texas. Terry will play for the East team in the game set to start at 6:35 p.m. at Javelina Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M-Kingsville.
Terry is one of 88 seniors from across NCAA Division II to be showcased in the all-star game, which provides professional scouts the opportunity to evaluate the players. The game is played in an East/West format.
The Cactus Bowl actually began in 1994 as the Snow Bowl in Fargo, N.D., and in its first seven years, over 100 players were signed by NFL teams. The contest moved to Kingsville in January 2001 and was given its present-day name of the Cactus Bowl. All net profits from the game are donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Participants in the Cactus Bowl arrived in Kingsville Saturday, went through NFL testing on Sunday and began practice Monday in preparation for Friday’s 6:35 kickoff.
Terry is the 10th Mulerider to play in the Cactus Bowl since 1998. Former linebacker Fred Perry (Fort Smith) was the first SAU representative in 1998 and was followed by offensive lineman Kell Clopton (Emory, Texas) (1999); wide receiver Drew Cone (Van Buren) (2000); offensive lineman Trey LaValle (Farmerville, La.) (2002); cornerbacks Carl Bucknor (Augusta, Ga.) (2003) and Jordan Babineaux (Port Arthur, Texas) (2004); linebacker Keenan Washington (Dallas, Texas) (2005); and defensive linemen Chris Herring (Courtland, Miss.) and Chris Turner (Jacksonville, Fla.) in 2005.
Terry is joined by seven other GSC members on the East Team including Arkansas Tech quarterback Nick Graziano, wide receiver Frantz Simeon and offensive center Torrence Wright; Delta State offensive tackle Brad Latham and linebacker Lardester Hicks-Green; West Alabama strong safety J.D. Douglas; and Harding strong safety Joshua Jones. Ouachita Baptist running back Keldrick Johnson will play for the West team.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Do you know who made the honorary kickoff at the second East/West game? Where and when it was played? Who Won?
When did the East win its first game? In the first 25years of the game who won the most games the East or West and were their any ties?
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Children with deformities such as disease and injuries involving the bones, joints and muscles, as well as “healed burns,” including loss of any part of the child's body should be referred to Shriners for evaluation, according to a DPHSS news relese.
The clinic will be held Jan. 12 to 15 at the DPHSS clinic in Mangilao. For an appointment or more information, call Arlean Kloppenburg at 735-7117 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Jan. 18 the Shriners medical team will hold a clinic at the Guam Orthopaedic Center in Oka, Tamuing. Dr. Jan Bollinger’s patents may call 646-6610 for an appointment.
Patients will be seen by appointment only. New patients must obtain a referral and medical summary from their private physician, an updated shot record, a copy of their birth certificate, and a copy of their insurance card in order to be seen at this specialty clinic. Patients are reminded to provide X-ray films and/or lab results, as previously instructed. X-ray and/or lab orders may be picked up at the medical records office in Mangilao, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, the release adde
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Team #1Ends-Lavern Dilweg,Ted Sloan,H.Powell ; Tackles-Tom Ewards, George Fisher, Paul Davis, H.L. Chase; Guards- Guy Farwick,Ed Slaughter; Centers- Ed Garbisch, Harold Hutchinson; Quarterbacks- F.Utteritz, Bill Ingram,Gil Reese; Halfbacks- Douglas Wyckoff, Edgar Jones, Larry Marks; fullbacks- Douglas Wyxkoff, Earl Martineau
Team #2 Ends-Bob Brown, Harold(Brick) Muller, Russ Avery, Bobby Mautz, Vern Hickey; Tackles- Harry Shipkey, Percy Loccey, Norman Anderson; Guards- Jimmie Bryan, Buck Bailey, G.Shields; Centers- Edwin(Babe)Horrell, Thomas Carrothers; Quarterbacks-Scoop Carlson, Charlie Erb; Halfbacks-Jimmie Needles, Tut Imlay, Jimmy (rabbit)Bradshaw, Norman Cleaveland; Fullbacks- Jack Patrick, Scotchy Campbell, Archie Nisbet
Hint: The game was played in December
Saturday, January 2, 2010
the National Anthem at "The Night of the Child" and the "We Ride so
kids can Walk" event with the Arizona Rattlers will start out the
opening session of the House of Representatives with the National
We would like to get as many Shriners as we can to attend it and sit
in the balcony in back of the floor of the House. We would like to
have everyone there by 11:00am and should be over around 1:30. There
is parking off of 19th Ave by Washington and parking by 17th Ave and
Washington. The reason we'd like you to get there early is due to the
seating. We'd also like everyone to wear your Fez.
If you haven't been to the Capitol before, the House and Senate are
right across from each other and you'll go into the House of
Representatives. When you come into the Lobby, they will direct you to
the balcony which is on the 2nd floor. Tell them that you are here as
guests of Representative Jerry Weiers.