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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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Watch the 2019 AZ All-Star Softball Game Here  Italk 1067

The 2019 High School All-Star softball game will be played at Show Low High School again this year and you can watch both games by clicking the links below.



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 ...



Get Out for May 17-23 | Get Out Events  White Mountain Independent

Editor's note: Please check for changes before going out to an event. The Get Out! calendar runs every Friday. To submit an item, email it to ...



Baseball players allegedly involved in drug use  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — In early March, the Independent was contacted by community members, some of whom were parents, concerned about an alleged incident ...



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 ...



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

ST. JOHNS — Who says millennials and today's youth don't know about history, science, literature or economics? Try telling that to the St. Johns' and Show Low ...



SLHS Cheerleaders win seventh State Championship  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Last Tuesday, the Show Low City Council proclaimed March 18-22 as Show Low Cougar Cheerleading State Championship Week in the City of ...



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 ...



Students organize mock crash to deter drunk driving  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — A two-vehicle mock crash that resulted in one fatality safely highlighted the consequences of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol for ...



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 ...



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 ...



Watch Safford vs Show Low High School Football Game Here  Italk 1067

The 0-3 Safford Bulldogs make the trip to Show Low to take on the 1-3 Cougars. Watch the Full Game by clicking the image below: ...



Watch Blue Ridge vs Show Low High School Football Full Game Here  Italk 1067

The #16 Yellowjackets of Blue Ridge High School travel to Show Low to take on the #18 Cougars. iTALK SPORTS. 3.9K subscribers. Subscribe · Blue Ridge vs ...



Watch the Show Low vs Winslow Girls and Boys Basketball Games Here  Italk 1067

The Lady Cougars of Show Low High School travel to Winslow to take on the Bulldogs. Watch the Girls Game by clicking the image below. Continue to scroll to ...



Lakeside High School reunion reconnects, share memories | Announcements  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — Over 40 people, Lakeside High School alumni and their spouses, gathered in the Blue Ridge High School Cafeteria to reconnect and share ...



Darrin Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund awards $10k to local students  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — There was a sold-out crowd of over 300 people at the third annual Darrin Reed Memorial Scholarship Dinner hosted by the First Responders ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Blue Apron Cooking School - no counting calories in the holiday baking class  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP — In a community where there is such an intense love for Mexican food and pizza, there are still those who crave the culinary expertise to confidently ...



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 ...



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 ...



Richard White | Latest Obituaries | wmicentral.com  White Mountain Independent

Richard L. White died March 12, 2019. He was born July 21, 1928 in Jamestown, North Dakota, the son of Edgar and Ila White.



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 ...



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.



NPC celebrates 45th commencement, May 11  White Mountain Independent

Northland Pioneer College celebrates its 45th commencement Saturday, May 11, at the Show Low School District Auditorium, 500 W. Old Linden Road.



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 ...



Jo Baeza  White Mountain Independent

Joan (Jo) Johnson Baeza died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at her Pinetop home. She was born April 28, 1931, in New Ulm, Minn. to a pioneer family that came to the ...



Teen Court celebrates 10th anniversary  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW—The Teen Court diversion program celebrated its tenth anniversary on Monday night at the Show Low Justice Court which included a buffet ...



2018 All-Star Game Features Top Talent From White Mountain Schools  Italk 1067

The 2018 High School All-Star softball games were held on Saturday June, 2nd at the Show Low High School Softball Field. Area Schools were well ...



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 ...



Goodwill opens first location in White Mountains  White Mountain Independent

PHOENIX — Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona is opening a new 18000 square foot store Friday, Oct. 12, in Show Low. The new store is located at 4470 S.



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 due to the state's drought conditions and fire risks. Flagstaff, Williams ...



Nancy Miller  White Mountain Independent

Nancy Mars Miller died peacefully Jan. 31, 2019, at Pathways Assisted Living and Memory Care in Goodyear. She was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Reading, ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Country club awards $74000 in scholarships  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP — The Pinetop Country Club gave a huge helping hand to its younger employees who want to attend a university, a college or technical or vocational ...



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 ...



Fishing report | Outdoors And Gardening  White Mountain Independent

Arizona Game. and Fish. Department. updated March 20. White Mountains. Fishing this spring at Becker Lake is expected to be hot. • Becker Lake: Rated hot.



Clubs & Meetings for May 14-20 | Community Beat  White Mountain Independent

Editor's note: The CLUBS & MEETINGS calendar runs every Tuesday. To submit a meeting or club activity, email it to cruiz@wmicentral.com or mail it to P.O. Box ...



WM Community Garden has a passion for growing  White Mountain Independent

Happy New Year. This is our first drone photograph (pictured far right) of the garden after a couple of snow storms, and the garden looks spectacular. Interesting ...



"Real Life Forrest Gump" stops in Show Low  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Ernie Andrus holds the world record for the oldest person to run from coast to coast across the United States.



Pride in the 'two-spirited': Navajo LGBTQ youth find unlikely champions in their elders  White Mountain Independent

UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. — Michelle Sherman was 5 when she realized she was different.



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 ...



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 ...



Fire restrictions, forest closures ended | Fire Season  White Mountain Independent

As of 3 p.m. today, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests has lifted all fire restrictions and rescinded all forest closures. Local cities, towns and counties will ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



How does drought impact fish? | White Mountain  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — How are fish in White Mountain lakes and streams affected by the Arizona drought? This is a question that our readers have been asking ...



Church to host acclaimed Jewish Voice Ministries' staff evangelist Jack Zimmerman  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Living Faith Church invites the public as they host acclaimed Jewish Voice Ministries staff evangelist, Jack Zimmerman from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 ...



Pioneer Title opens in Snowflake  White Mountain Independent

Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Pioneer Title Agency announcing the opening of their first branch in Snowflake. Pictured from ...



Tractor Supply celebrating pets during monthlong Out Here With Animals event  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Tractor Supply Company in Show Low is dedicating the entire month of August to showing its appreciation for animals. The rural lifestyle retailer ...



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 ...



Two valley men accused of killing endangered Mexican gray wolf  White Mountain Independent

ARIZONA — Two men who live in the valley are facing serious charges after allegedly killing an endangered Mexican gray wolf near Alpine last December.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Democrats incite racial divisions  White Mountain Independent

Certainly an interesting article by John Micek on his condemnation of our American "experiment."



Peshlakai wins LD7 Senate race  White Mountain Independent

MORNING UPDATE. Arizona's first Native American woman state senator held onto her seat with a dominating performance at the ballot box. Jamescita ...



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.



Scholars Directory  Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Scholars community is a dynamic group of nearly 650 individuals providing leadership on their campuses, in their professions, and in their ...



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 ...



Meet The Ricedorff's: Family Pride, Football Success  Sports360AZ

The Ricedorff name has become as synonymous with Show Low High School football as the clean, relaxing four-season climates of the White Mountains in ...



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 ...



Ryan Felix  White Mountain Independent

Ryan Dale Felix, 17, died May 30, 2016. He was born April 13, 1999.



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 ...



WMSO Welcome Yule Concert to be held Dec. 1  White Mountain Independent

SNOWFLAKE — The White Mountain Symphony Orchestra will present its Christmas Concert "Welcome Yule" at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 , at the Snowflake High ...



Monsoon season brings abundant rains to White Mountains  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — After a late start to the monsoon season, heavy, consistent rain fell beginning in mid-July, abruptly capping a dry, active fire season in ...



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.



Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Tucson's Preston Otte ready for shot at the big time  Arizona Daily Star

When Preston Otte walks to the first tee at Las Vegas' TPC Summerlin Golf Course on Thursday, he'll be playing for the winner's check of $1.23 million.



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.



The infamous card game: What most likely happened  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The story of how Show Low got its name has been repeated over the years, in more or less the same manner, as arising from a card game ...



Jeff Kyle and the sacrifices of veterans  White Mountain Independent

TAYLOR — “Today is not about the barbecues or the fun,” said former Iraq combat Marine Jeff Kyle in the opening of his speech during the Memorial Day ...



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 ...



ChangePoint taking over WM SAFE House operations  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — ChangePoint Integrated Health has agreed to take over the White Mountain S.A.F.E. House.



One thousand years of history comes to life  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — The 11th Annual Medieval Mayhem Renaissance Faire runs Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 8, at the Mountain Meadow Recreation ...



Show Low softball team both young, old  White Mountain Independent

Thus far, the Show Low softball team has saved its best for the games that count.



House fire near Pinedale spreads in high winds  White Mountain Independent

A small house and outbuilding located on Rim Drive, just south of Pinedale, caught fire on Monday, April 16. Windy conditions spread the fire to a nearby wash, ...



Local educators hopeful about improved education funding  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Local supporters of Arizona Educators United (#RedforEd) including teachers, parents and community members returned to their ...



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 ...



Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names  azcentral.com

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.



Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...



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.



Police, schools watching 'Juggalos' - Classified as gang in Arizona  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Juggalos consider themselves a family and fans of a rap group's music. But due to reported criminal acts by some of them, Show Low school ...



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