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Laurie Nelson (Tisdale) class of 84 Bringing Hope to the world

November 13, 2015 by Dave Nelson (Register to contact)

Laurie Ann Nelson grew up in Show Low and graduated in 1984 from Show Low High School. But the small-town girl is living far from the tall pines and the mountain air -- she now lives in the exotic desert coastal city of Abu Dhabi in the Untied Arab Emirates. Laurie is on a mission of hope and strives to make a valuable contribution to cancer awareness in the fast growing middle eastern country where awareness and conversation are not openly promoted. She is on a mission to provide a safe and open conversation in an effort to promote early detection and provide hope for those who are in the midst or just beginning their journey of treatment. You see Laurie herself is a survivor of stage 3 brain cancer.
Laurie has documented her experience in a book "When Gray Becomes a Primary Color". In it she details how her hectic and face paced life was turned upside down with the diagnoses giving her 2 years to live. Twelve years later, Laurie has a mantra "Cancer is just a term it does not define you". Laurie spends her time giving inspirational meetings and raising funds for cancer research and patient support.

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Show Low's 4th of July parade, wet zone and Freedomfest  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Celebrate our nation's birthday on Wednesday, July 4, through the City of Show Low's family-friendly signature events — the annual parade in ...



SL High School's new admin team is invested in student success  White Mountain Independent

Show Low High School principal Ben Marchant is as local as they come. He was born and raised here in Show Low and graduated from Blue Ridge High ...



SL High School, Whipple Ranch remodels begin Oct. 1  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — “We're going to start turning dirt,” said Show Low Unified School District Superintendent Shad Housley during last week's Bond Oversight ...



SLUSD begin security upgrades, facility improvements  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The Show Low Unified School District (SLUSD) Bond Oversight Committee met recently to solidify vendors, deadlines and action items for the ...



Five area schools earn top grades  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Five area schools in four districts earned prestigious “A” grades from the Arizona Board of Education's annual assessment of school ...



Az Dept. of Education releases school A-F grades  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Nine area schools in six districts earned prestigious “A” grades from the Arizona Board of Education's annual assessment of school ...



Braswell, Poteet compete in high school rodeo state finals  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Two members of the Show Low High School Rodeo Team, under the guidance of Nikki Muzrall, a Show Low High School lab-earth science ...



Curtain opens Dec. 14 for The Nutcracker ballet | Get Out Events  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — Approximately 50 performers from The Dance Academy & Company, ages 3 to 23, have been preparing for their version of the classic, two-act ...



Show Low school employee arrested for alleged sexual conduct with student  White Mountain Independent

APACHE COUNTY — A woman with an address in Pinedale who worked as a paraprofessional at Show Low High School is facing charges of sexual conduct ...



Three area schools will close due to the impending teacher's strike  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS – Some White Mountain school districts have announced that schools within their district will participate in the statewide #RedforEd strike ...



Cavalcade of new school buses arrive in Show Low  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — At 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18, a cavalcade of 11 brand new Blue Bird All American school buses, manufactured in Georgia, were driven through ...



School district employee facing more charges of alleged sexual conduct with a student  White Mountain Independent

HOLBROOK — A woman living in Pinedale who worked as a paraprofessional at Show Low High School and was arrested April 22 charged with sexual conduct ...



Community FAST of compassion begins next week  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The week of Nov. 11-17 has been proclaimed the Community Fast of Compassion for Those in Need Week by the Show Low City Council and ...



Show Low School District State of the District address points toward progress  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Offering a feel-good Valentine to the administrative staff and others, Show Low Unified School District Superintendent Shad Housley presented ...



Principal Adams retiring  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — One of Show Low's most respected educators is hanging up his chalk. Show Low High School's principal since 2004, Ferrell Adams, is retiring ...



Cougars third at Moon Valley Invitational  White Mountain Independent

The Show Low High School wrestling team posted two champions and two runners-up to finish third at the Moon Valley tournament on Dec. 21-22.



Blue Ridge lockdown was not a drill  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Calling it the most serious recent threat the school has experienced, Blue Ridge School Superintendent Dr. Michael Wright said that last ...



SCPAA presenting 'Come Alive' performance Oct. 16  White Mountain Independent

The BYU's Ballroom Dance Company, a nationally and internationally treasured and unique university dance ensemble, will present “Come Alive,” at 7 p.m. ...



Three candidiates running in Show Low Justice of the Peace race  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — With the impending retirement of Show Low Justice of the Peace Stephen Price, the campaigns of three local candidates for his seat are about to ...



SL city council recognizes cheerleaders, wrestlers and stunt team  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The Tuesday, April 17, Show Low City Council meeting was full of cheer — literally and figuratively. Over 20 Show Low high school cheerleaders ...



A plan to divide the counties  White Mountain Independent

Some folks in southern Apache County tried to split their county in two through a bill approved by the state legislature in 1982, but Arizona Governor Bruce ...



Christmas in the Pines concert set for Dec. 18  White Mountain Independent

High Country Barbershop Chorus and Northland Pioneer College presents the seventh annual benefit Christmas in the Pines Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.



Watch the 2018 Arizona State High School Softball All-Star Games Here  Italk 1067

The 2018 High School Softball All-Star game is being played at Show Low High School again this year. The games are scheduled for Saturday June, 2nd at ...



Dave Cooper  White Mountain Independent

David Cooper. David James Cooper, 72, of Show Low, died unexpectedly Nov. 27, 2018 at his home in Show Low. He was born Feb. 3, 1946 in San Francisco, ...



Tim Cox  White Mountain Independent

Timothy Michael Cox, 51, died July 22, 2018 at home with his family by his side, after a 13 month battle with brain cancer. He was born June 26, 1967.



Group of four allegedly conspire to rip off grandpa  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW —One adult and three local teens allegedly hatched a plot to burglarize the home of the grandfather of one of the four defendants, taking cash and ...



Local parents bring in screentime experts  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — As adults, many of us may already understand how smart phones, social media and the amount of screentime we spend on electronic devices ...



Some Arizona cities and towns are canceling their Fourth of July fireworks  ABC15 Arizona

Eight cities and towns in Arizona have canceled their Fourth of July fireworks shows.



Confederate flag demonstrations at Show Low High School  12news.com

SHOW LOW, Ariz. - Show Low High School students arriving to school Tuesday morning were greeted by the Confederate flag painted in the parking lot along ...



Will the show go on?  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Several White Mountain communities are debating whether they will cancel their Independence Day fireworks displays, due to ...



Alleged sexual predator was local resident  White Mountain Independent

Tommy Siqueiro III, the 36 year-old Tucson man implicated in a sexual exploitation case and captured by U.S. Marshals in San Francisco Oct. 9, previously ...



Darrin Reed Memorial Banquet resembles a family reunion  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The First Responders Legacy Scholarship Fund, Inc. held the first annual banquet and auction at the Show Low Elks Lodge No. 2090 on ...



Maxwell named new Show Low head football coach  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Monte Maxwell may not be the new guy in school, but he is the new head football and track and field coach at Show Low High School.



Photo gallery: NPA baseball loses home opener to Show Low, 14-3  Arizona Daily Sun

NPA's 2A baseball squad played up a division Thursday in their home opener against 3A Show Low. The Spartans lost, 14-3.



Kennard Durfee Wilcock  White Mountain Independent

Long-time and well known resident of Show Low, Kennard Durfee Wilcock was called home Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, to his Heavenly Father. He was born ...



Ricky Rhoton  White Mountain Independent

Ricky Neal Rhoton died peacefully Oct. 25, 2018 at Mercy Gilbert Hospital following a very short battle with cancer. Ricky known to his family and friends as Rick ...



Rotary Club names two students of the month  White Mountain Independent

White Mountain Rotary Club honored Garrett David Winn from Show Low High School and Tanner Douglas Shumway from Blue Ridge High School as students ...



Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center partners with Miles Eye Center  White Mountain Independent

PHOENIX — Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, an affiliate of American Vision Partners, has recently announced a partnership with Miles Eye Center to ...



Sheriff wonders about "weird" cow activity  White Mountain Independent

NAVAJO COUNTY — Sheriff K.C. Clark is wondering about what he called a lot of “weird” occurrences involving cows recently.



CON game: Appeal could prolong battle over ambulance service  White Mountain Independent

PHOENIX — Show Low EMS says they are in the process of filing a request with the Arizona Department of Heath Services for a proverbial re-match with Timber ...



Sequoia Village Schools kicks off grad season | Navajo  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Sequoia Village School became the first in the White Mountains to officially launch the high school graduation season.



Despite career detours, it's a wrap (wrapping paper, that is)  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS – The pathway to success is rarely linear, but the dream that has laid dormant in your heart from youth can find its way, even if you have.



Arizona Acupuncture & Neurofeedback Center opens in Show Low  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Dr. Harold Itokazu Jr. has recently opened Arizona Acupuncture & Neurofeedback Center at 2707 S. White Mountain Rd., Suite 1 in Show Low.



Falcons beat Yellow Jackets 14-6; move to 2-0  White Mountain Independent

WHITERIVER — The Alchesay High School varsity football program continues to get stronger under the guidance of head coach Brandon Newcomb.



The buses are coming for SLUSD  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The Show Low Unified School District, (SLUSD), governing board approved a $1.4 million purchase order to begin the trade-in of the aging bus ...



Anton Villeburn  White Mountain Independent

Anton Spencer Villeburn died March 18, 2018 with his mom, JoAnne and step dad Al Hightower by his side at Banner University Hospital in Tucson. He was just ...



Not just your average Joes  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Joe Matthews is the new head baseball coach of Show Low High School.



The mosquitoes really are worse this year | Arizona  White Mountain Independent

LOS ANGELES – Can't leave the house without getting bitten? Legs swollen from scratching? Welcome to the crowd. Because yes, the mosquitoes are worse ...



Property tax override returning to Apache County ballots  White Mountain Independent

ST. JOHNS — After seven years, a property tax override will again come before voters in Apache County on November 7.



Troy Cooke returns to McKale Center  Arizona Daily Star

When Western New Mexico's basketball team arrives at McKale Center for Tuesday's exhibition game against Arizona, the Mustangs will have an expert tour ...



Navopache Electric annual meeting Sept. 8  White Mountain Independent

The annual meeting of the members of Navopache Electric Cooperative will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at St. Mary's Family Center Hall, 1915 S. Penrod ...



Show Low Police | Police Reports | wmicentral.com  White Mountain Independent

Dec. 30 — Show Low Police in the 600 west block of Cooley arrested Marie Harlan, 46, of Show Low, charged with domestic violence-related disorderly conduct ...



Two people break into home to get food  White Mountain Independent

HOLBROOK — Two White Mountain Lake residents are in jail after allegedly breaking into a home in the 8400 block of Canyon Drive because they were hungry, ...



Junior high football Show Low 8th graders prevail in battle of unbeatens  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Behind a balanced offense and a defense that didn't allow a first down until the second half, Show Low Junior High's eighth grade football team ...



World Cup Champion soccer players coming to Show Low  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — How popular is soccer? Well, according to a 2016 Huffington Post article, “Around 3 million kids play in U.S. youth soccer leagues.”



Cougar Cheer wins D3 title at State tournament  White Mountain Independent

Show Low High School really had something great to cheer about this past academic year.



The lessons of war, an Afghanistan veteran's view  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — When Lazaro Aguilar enlisted in the Marine Corps the first thing he was trained to do was drive a truck – the military calls the job motor.



Paula Smith  White Mountain Independent

Paula M. Smith, 67, died Dec. 14, 2018 in Mesa. She was born May 13, 1951 Cottonwood,, fittingly it was Mother's Day. She cherished the time she spent with ...



Mutual UFO Network starts Show Low chapter  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW —The world's oldest and largest group of Unidentified Flying Object, or UFO, investigative and research organizations has a new chapter locally in ...



2 more Arizona communities weighing 4th of July fireworks cancellation  AZCentral

Two more Arizona communities, both located near forested areas along the Mogollon Rim, are weighing whether to cancel their July 4 fireworks shows due to ...



Little Line cheer on the Cougars  White Mountain Independent

The Little Line youth cheerleaders helped the Show Low High School Cougar cheerleaders during the Oct. 2 football game against Winslow. The annual event ...



Rodney Spires  White Mountain Independent

Rodney Lewis Spires, 78, of Tonto Basin, was greeted at the gates of heaven by his grandson, James Lewis in the early morning hours Sept. 26, 2018 ...



Show Low thrashes overmatched Chinle, 62-8, in rare home game  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW – The Show Low Cougars, aka the Road Warriors, celebrated a rare home game on Friday, September 2, with a 62-8 thrashing of the overmatched ...



Rogers, McSally lead in House, Senate races  White Mountain Independent

Congressional District 1: Retired Air Force Col. Wendy Rogers has taken an early lead in a three-way Republican primary in the vast Congressional District 1.



Pet Allies seeks volunteers  White Mountain Independent

Pet Allies is seeking a happy-go-lucky volunteers, to come in Thursday mornings, make phone calls, file, fold laundry, and lots of small, but important tasks.



Teacher accused of 'love' relationship with student | Police | wmicentral.com  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW - Police are investigating a Show Low High School educator accused of being involved in romantic or sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female ...



Teen, father die in crash with semi  White Mountain Independent

APACHE COUNTY — A Show Low High School senior and her father died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Sunday, Feb. 28.



Madolyn Lenora Smith  White Mountain Independent

Lenora died in her sleep, at her home in Eagar, Sunday morning Nov. 25, 2018, after a long struggle with many issues including chronic pain from a series of ...



New floor in place at Show Low Junior High gym  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Students and staff at Show Low Junior High School can play a little harder and breathe a little easier with the installation of a new gymnasium ...



Cougar wrestlers win D3 state championship  White Mountain Independent

PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the first time in 14 years, the Show Low Cougars are back at the pinnacle of Division 3 wrestling.



Rotary Club honors Ironside, Orona as 'Students of the Month'  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The White Mountain Rotary Club honored Kara Ironside from Show Low High School and Emily Orona from Blue Ridge High School as ...



Black Mesa Ranger District roads, recreation areas open to the public  White Mountain Independent

SPRINGERVILLE — Forest Road 300, the Rim Lakes Recreation Area, including Woods Canyon and Bear Canyon Lakes are now all open. The Woods Canyon ...



A short-term, targeted solution to a tall problem  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — While everyone waits patiently for the ultimate solution to the vexing problem of intermittent or inconsistent cell and wireless *service*, a smaller ...



Robert Morris  White Mountain Independent

Robert E. Morris died July 5, 2018 in Flagstaff at Flagstaff Medical Center. He was born May 4, 1940 in New Haven, Conn.



Lobos leaping for third straight state track title  White Mountain Independent

For White Mountain athletes and teams, 2017 should be another year to remember as this weekend's divisions 3 and 4 state track and field meets get under way ...



Rikki Raylene Garvin  White Mountain Independent

Rikki grew up in Show Low having attended Linden Elementary, Show Low Junior High School and graduating from Show Low High School in 2004.



The truth about the so-called “Clean Energy” ballot initiative  White Mountain Independent

Lately, the news has focused a great deal of attention on the fight over California billionaire Tom Steyer's so-called “clean energy” ballot measure here in ...



Mikayla Skye Perez and Troy Anthony Perez  White Mountain Independent

Mikayla Skye Perez and Troy Anthony Perez, both of Vernon, tragically passed away together following a motor-vehicle accident Feb. 28, 2016, in Vernon.



Show Low matmen 3rd at Doc Wright  White Mountain Independent

The Show Low High School wrestling team posted seven podium finishers and finished third at the 52nd Doc Wright Invitational at Winslow last weekend, Jan.



Matthew Thomas Wade  White Mountain Independent

With heavy hearts we announce that Matthew Thomas Wade, of Casa Grande died peacefully Sunday, June 4, 2017, in his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1981 to ...



Year in review: Top stories of 2015  White Mountain Independent

MAY. Official: Taylor Walmart coming soon. SNOWFLAKE — Walmart is coming soon to Taylor, reported Allen Davis, Taylor's building official/code enforcement ...



Cell One site goes live in Show Low Industrial Park  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Cellular One's engineering and technical operations department is proud to announce that the company's newest cell site is now live, situated on ...



UPDATED: Crash claims life of SLHS senior, vigil tonight  White Mountain Independent

UPDATED 02/29/16 - 11:05 a.m.: DPS has confirmed the identities of the victims: Mikayla Skye Perez, 17, who was the driver, and her father, Troy Anthony Perez ...



Mock crash highlights results of texting, driving  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — In a gruesome depiction of a crash involving two cars and five teens, the entire Show Low High School student body was witness to the ...



Rodeo Log Works creates unique, one-of-a-kind pieces  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — If you've lived in the Show Low for any amount time, you have heard of the Butler family.



Cellular One invests in local technology company  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Smith Bagley Inc., a Show Low-based company that owns and operates Cellular One of Northeastern Arizona, has acquired a majority stake in ...



New chopper for Round Valley Helitack crew  White Mountain Independent

SPRINGERVILLE — In the late 1960's the Hannagan Helitack crew was started, in 2002 they moved over to Springerville and became Round Valley Helitack.



Ranchers, livestock producers eligible for drought disaster assistance  White Mountain Independent

HOLBROOK — Ranchers and livestock producers in Navajo and Apache counties may be eligible for 2018 drought disaster assistance.



Forest Energy succeeding in the wood products industry  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Forest Energy has been a successful pellet-producing company for 23 years, but Rob Davis, owner and president, and Gary Moore, director of ...



Best Fourth of July events around Arizona  AZCentral.com

If you want to get out of Phoenix for the holiday, there are plenty of fun things to do in Flagstaff, Prescott and more.



Convicted sex offender arrested with drugs and weapons  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — A Tucson man who is a registered sex offender with a history of drug offenses was arrested near the Summer Pines subdivision off of U.S. 60 ...



Ninety take part in 'Shop With a Cop' event  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — There were not as many in-need families who participated in this year's “Shop With a Cop” Christmas event at Walmart.



Marc Anthony 'Dude' Martinez  White Mountain Independent

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many, Marc Anthony Martinez died Friday, May 15, 2015, in Mesa. He was 43.



Family hopes to bury teen in Show Low  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — The family of Dillon McCabe, a former Show Low High School student, is raising money to bring him back to Show Low so he can be ...



White Mountain native earns Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree  White Mountain Independent

GLENDALE — Matthew J. Waite of Show Low, has completed the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of ...



Up to 90 percent of new Arizona school letter grades could depend on AzMERIT scores  AZCentral.com

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 ...



Show Low Junior High softball finishes 9-1  White Mountain Independent

The Show Low Junior High softball team finished 9-1 and won the area Division 1 championship. Team members are, front row from left: ReyAnne Snyder, ...



Apache Co. residents prepare for Dollar General at 'Y'  White Mountain Independent

CONCHO – A new Dollar General store will start construction across from the Stanford Store on Stanford Drive at the “Y” — or the junction of U.S. 60 and ...



Elizabeth Klarer  White Mountain Independent

Elizabeth Anne Klarer, 82, died peacefully Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in New York City. Anne was born June 2, 1936 in Snowflake to Louie Elizabeth Van ...



Where to cast your primary vote Tuesday  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Aug. 28 is the date for primary elections in Arizona, and those voting in the traditional way, at a polling place, have to keep a few things.



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