April 9th, 2011

Weatherman Spike

Writer's Block: It's cold outside

I live in Minnesota, so it's funny to hear people in places like California complaining about the cold. What temperature is too cold for you?

It has to be in the 70's before I'm anywhere near comfortable -- preferably the high 70's, although that changes once the humidity hits in the summer. I was born during a heat wave, and my first winter saw a record breaking cold wave ... I've always wondered if that's why I hate the cold so much.
book cover humor

Noble County Relay for Life Still Needs Teams

 My participation center, as always, is here:  https://secure3.convio.net/tacs/rfl_pc/dashboard.html
My team's page is here:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11GL?team_id=887108&pg=team&fr_id=30391

The Noble County Relay For Life has only half the teams needed for this year’s event, which takes place May 14-15 at the West Noble High School south of Ligonier.

            22 teams are returning this year, and 5 new ones have registered, but the goal of 55 teams has been set for the American Cancer Society fund raiser. Teams can register online at www.relayforlife.org/noblecountyin.

            For more information, contact Sara Jackson at Jackson-sara.jackson@cancer.org or Ed Anderson at (260) 693-2338, or by e-mail at eanderson@nobleco.org.

            Anyone who knows of someone newly diagnosed with cancer, or a cancer victim recently deceased, is asked to contact the Relay’s Survivorship chair, Cholene Anderson, at (260) 693-3433.


            Relay Committee and Team members are working hard to reach this year’s goal of raising $55,000, and details of the 2011 Relay are coming together. More help is always needed, and especially more teams to accomplish the main point of raising funds for cancer research and services.  Three corporate sponsors have signed on so far: Community State Bank, Parkview Noble Hospital, and Silgan Plastics.

            The next Relay meeting is April 21, at the main branch of the Noble County Public Library in Albion. The Planning Committee meets at 6:30 p.m., and Team Captains at 7:30. Bank night this year is May 11.