Dukes Doers asking for volunteers at the Wellington High School

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 314 weeks ago Good job ladies! I hope you are able to garner a lot of support! You are definitely filling a need! Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jodie · 314 weeks ago So far we have 82 forms turned in and tabulated. We’d love to have more volunteers. You don’t have to have a high school student to volunteer. Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Jaime Lowe and Bridgett DeJarnett provide leadership on Wellington’s newest volunteer group.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — People registering their students at Wellington High School this week may notice a table containing information called D2 – Dukes Doers.Dukes Doers is a volunteer group for parents and community members to assist with the needs of students, faculty and coaches at the high schoolIf people are interested in being a volunteer group, they are urged to fill out and return the form below to the WHS office no later than Sept. 5, 2014.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Over $42,000 raised in support of United Way Northern B.C. at Annual Fire Truck Pull

first_imgAlso a big contributor to the fundraising efforts were Shell Canada V-Power as they tallied over $11,000 for the cause. The organization also had the best time for the truck pull, even beating the Fort St. John Fire Department, completing the 50 foot pull in 11.84 seconds. United Way Northern B.C. serves an area that covers approximately two-thirds of the province, working with partners to provide solutions to social issues like poverty and health. Niki Hedges, Community Development and Campaign Coordinator for United Way Northern B.C. goes into more specifics at to what the money raised will assist with.“They’ll go towards projects that have been identified in the community where the service gaps are. These funds will go into not for profit charities, or organizations,” she says. “It’s really meeting an identified need for a program that is going to impact the most amount of people, and make a big difference in the community.”Hedges continues by saying that Fort St. John is a special place where people always come together and do a lot of positive things for fundraising efforts.- Advertisement -“Fort St. John is one of the most unique communities that I serve in the north east region. It’s one of the only communities that really comes together in this magnitude,” she explains. “The atmosphere and the spirit is absolutely superb, it’s second and none. For me, I look forward to this every year because it has to be the most fun, electric event. The atmosphere is amazing.”Easily the biggest contributor for the cause this year was Progress Energy as they raised $27,570. Hedges says they played a huge part in helping double the amount raised from last year.“It’s amazing. Every year more and more funds are raised. Progress Energy and some of the other corporations really put a lot of spirit into raising funds,” she continues. “I want to say a really huge thank you to the teams that participated, and having raised such a large sum of money, we’ve doubled what we’ve raised last year.”Advertisementlast_img read more

2,400 are ready to lie down for peace

first_imgThe mesa has a “flat hard-packed desert feeling,” Gold said. Most recently, scenes from Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” were filmed there. “The idea is that it look as much like Iraq as possible,” Gold said. Public awareness, not politics, is his motivation, he said. “It’s not a demonstration or a protest,” he said. “It’s a memorial. But it’s subject to individual interpretations.” [email protected] (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – New York-based photographer Zach Gold, whose work ranges from rap stars’ portraits to Nike shoe ads, sees a mesa in a remote corner of Saugus and envisions the desolate desert landscape of Iraq. Some 2,400 volunteers – representing Americans who have died fighting in Iraq – will pose there Saturday, lying on the parched land, as Gold shoots a photograph that he says will be his most meaningful project ever. “I’m at a place in my life where instead of having a good idea and putting it aside until I have time, I thought I’d put it out in the world,” Gold said Wednesday in a phone interview, moments after landing at LAX. The color photo is for Know War, a group pushing to end the war in Iraq, and is intended as a memorial to the dead service men and women. Information on how to participate is available at www.knowwar.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It’s Gold’s hope that the sheer numbers of “bodies” strewn about Cruzan Mesa – known as Mystery Mesa to the film industry, which frequently shoots there – will make Americans realize the human toll the war in Iraq has taken. The site is near Vasquez Canyon Road and Sierra Highway. “I’ve read a lot about Vietnam and World War II and all the numbers of the dead in those wars was being publicized for comparisons to the war in Iraq,” Gold said. “You say 500, 1,000, well, that’s not really a war compared to the losses of life in Vietnam. “But the way I look at it, one death doesn’t seem like a lot unless that one death happens to be your brother. I want to show Americans what 2,400 deaths looks like.” Ann Malinowsky of Know War said the organization has the support of veterans groups. Know War, she said, stands for an end to this war by raising public awareness with a graphic depiction of the real toll. Both a 30-second public service announcement and a documentary will be developed in tandem with the photo shoot, Malinowsky said. last_img read more