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

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St. John's, Show Low decathletes close the book on competition  White Mountain Independent

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WM robots ready to invade Flagstaff  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Interest in robotics is climbing and White Mountain area students and schools are getting involved by creating their own robotics teams.



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 ...



Baseball players allegedly involved in drug use  White Mountain Independent

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

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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 ...



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 ...



Blue Ridge school lockdown and closure following "unspecified threat"  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — At 8:35 a.m. today (Monday Nov. 19), the Blue Ridge Unified School District was informed of an unspecified threat of potential violence.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Blue Ridge lockdown results in arrest of one, search for second suspect  White Mountain Independent

A threat made on Friday, Nov. 16 resulted in a Blue Ridge School District lockdown of all schools on Monday. The threat also forced school officials to call ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Local parents bring in screentime experts  White Mountain Independent

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

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Show Low's Christmas Light Parade, tree lighting ceremony set  White Mountain Independent

Show Low's Christmas Light Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, on Deuce of Clubs from Central Ave. to White Mountain Rd., south to Hall St. and.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



A plan to divide the counties  White Mountain Independent

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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.



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 ...



Innovative new class schedule announced for Blue Ridge High School  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — After 10 months of work a Blue Ridge School District committee has submitted recommendations for major changes in high school scheduling for ...



Nancy Miller  White Mountain Independent

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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 ...



Run to the Pines Car Show-Fall Festival fast approaching  White Mountain Independent

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Mogollon's first state volleyball title run highlights 2nd half of year  White Mountain Independent

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Round Valley residents facing drug charges  White Mountain Independent

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Show Low's historic jail to be moved and preserved  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Those that have lived in Show Low for any length of time know of the old jail.



White Mountain teams lead region standings in 1A through 3A  White Mountain Independent

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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. ...



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.



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 ...



Three wolves found dead in AZ, NM  White Mountain Independent

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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.



Four candidates to compete for three Show Low council seats  White Mountain Independent

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Apache County Sheriff's Office  White Mountain Independent

The unincorporated areas of Vernon, Greer, Springerville, Eagar, Nutrioso, Alpine, McNary (Patrol District I), Saint Johns, Witch Wells, Concho, Hunt, Show Low ...



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The Road to Calvary  White Mountain Independent

SNOWFLAKE — “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Dave Marshall, pastor of Calvary Chapel Snowflake in Snowflake, is obviously one of the chosen.



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 ...



New pickleball courts ready for first tournament  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW —An enthusiastic group of about 30 local pickleball players and several Show Low city staff members gathered at 620 E McNeil, just west of the ...



Drugs: More local youth picking up pot, vaping  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — The percentage of Navajo County high school seniors who say they have smoked marijuana at some point in their young lives is up ...



New police chief appointed by Pinetop-Lakeside council  White Mountain Independent

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Snowflake school administrators to meet with concerned parent group  White Mountain Independent

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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 ...



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.



Memorial Day Observances  White Mountain Independent

The following ceremonies are held Memorial Day, Monday, May 28:



Unemployment declining in Navajo County  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Navajo County's jobless population dropped from 3586 in January to 2437 in May. The 2018 non-seasonally adjusted unemployment ...



Paula Smith  White Mountain Independent

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Irrigation threatens Woodland Lake  White Mountain Independent

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No end in sight for shutdown  White Mountain Independent

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers don't plan to vote this week to end the government shutdown.



David Saline  White Mountain Independent

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Honor rolls  White Mountain Independent

Show Low Junior High. Sixth grade. Principal's list: Jacob Altop, Makylah Berryman, Kinzee Brogan, Ryan Conner, Kaylee DeCarlo, Talyn Greggersen, Hallie ...



Beverly Martin  White Mountain Independent

Beverly Jean Brenner Martin, 73, of Eagar, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Mesa. She was born Feb. 10, 1945 in Denver, Colorado.



Pinetop-Lakeside Police | Police Reports  White Mountain Independent

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Carl Kempton  White Mountain Independent

Carl Kempton, 76, died peacefully Jan. 16, 2019 at home. Carl, a native Arizonan, was born in Morenci to Ordin and Catherine Kempton.



Snowflake-Taylor Police | Snowflake/Taylor  White Mountain Independent

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Three veteran golf pros join Pinetop CC  White Mountain Independent

Pinetop Country Club is fortunate to have three seasoned PGA professionals running golf operations this year, the most in the club's history.



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Clouse will be sworn in as Sheriff Feb. 12  White Mountain Independent

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Apache County: At least $30000 spent traveling at taxpayer expense  White Mountain Independent

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Safeway evacuated — no gas leak  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Police evacuated the Safeway grocery store in the 900 west block of the Deuce of Clubs around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 after they got a call.



NPC offers guitar classes for all ages  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Have fun acquiring a basic understanding of music while learning to play a most delightful musical instrument – the guitar – in noncredit ...



Show Low Creek stocked for community fishing  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — More than 200 slippery and wiggly rainbow trout were stocked Oct. 2 in Show Low Creek at the meadow near 600 S. White Mountain Rd.



Trumped Store vandals strike again  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Co-owner of the Trumped Store on the Deuce of Clubs in Show Low near downtown, Steve Slaton, said he is arming himself in the wake of what.



Supervisor wants to take emergency management from the Sheriff  White Mountain Independent

ST. JOHNS — District II Supervisor Alton Joe Shepherd made a move this week to take control of the Apache County Emergency Management department, ...



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 ...



Principal accuses Pearce of trying to get rid of superintendent  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Retiring junior high Principal Kevin Bortin blasted school board member Joy Pearce at the meeting held May 14. Saying he had heard Pearce ...



Avoiding tube trouble  White Mountain Independent

A worker dances out of the path of a family of tubers at the Tubing Hill at Sunrise Ski Resort on Saturday. The Tubing Hill makes life for tube riders.



Will it be broadband or bust?  White Mountain Independent

NAVAJO & GILA COUNTIES — A project that is supposed to bring high-speed broadband connections to schools and libraries in Navajo and Gila counties and ...



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 ...



Gingerbread house contest brings Christmas to Lexington Life Academy  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Nothing says Christmas like gingerbread walls, sticky frosting and gum drops.



McNary man sentenced for 2006 murder  White Mountain Independent

PHOENIX — Andre Hinton, 36, the McNary man who pleaded guilty in March to involuntary manslaughter, has been sentenced.



New playground is 'open for business' just ask the experts  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — One thing is for sure. You can't keep the experts — the kids — off of a good playground. Since early March, a new, state-of-the-art “ExerPlay” ...



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 ...



Evening of Apache Culture slated for June 9  White Mountain Independent

Native Women Scholars, Inc., which organizes An Evening of Apache Culture each year, has given more than $85000 to help local Native American women ...



Goodwill donates $2200 to Humane Society of the White Mountain  White Mountain Independent

PHOENIX — Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona selected the Humane Society of the White Mountains as the fourth quarter Goodwill Gives Change ...



White Mountain Lake man arrested after threatening to shoot up court  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — A White Mountain Lake man is facing charges after threatening to shoot up the Show Low Justice Court. He was arrested May 3 with a handgun ...



Former P-L clerk to serve one year in prison  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — A former town clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $30000 from the town and has agreed to be sentenced to one year in ...



White Mountain LDS Stake re-enacts pioneer handcart trek  White Mountain Independent

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New traffic light construction to begin April 23  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW —Work on a new intersection to access the new campus addition at Summit Regional Medical Center will begin next week.



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.



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.



DQ fresh look long history  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The newly remodeled Dairy Queen on the Deuce of Clubs near Central Avenue has a whole new interior although the building has been there ...



Report: Show Low Kmart to close in April  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores across the U.S. will begin closing in March and April.



How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World  White Mountain Independent

The modern version of 3D movies continues to improve and evolve. I saw this on the 3D and you should too. In a couple of places it seemed like things.



BRUSD renews security measures contract  White Mountain Independent

Editor's Note: This story was updated and corrected 3-19.)



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 ...



Old Shumway Schoolhouse scene for 'Let it be Christmas'  White Mountain Independent

SHUMWAY — The third week of December at the Old Shumway Schoolhouse belongs to Show Low High School drama teacher Carson Saline.



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 ...



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.



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