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18 Feb 19
Chasing the Puck

Right now in the EIHL we have some superb goalies. Ben Bowns for example leading the way for the Brits, Tyler Beskorowany back stopping the Giants to potential silverware this year and Patrick Killeen putting in stellar performances despite his club being in last place. But one of the best goaltenders the league has ever […]

18 Feb 19

[wpedon id=”6379″ align=”right”] The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin regular season ended and congrats to the Augustana College Vikings who won the CCIW men’s basketball regular season. This post will take a look at how each team did in CCIW regular season play. [divider style=”{‹²›ruler_type‹²›:‹²›line‹²›,‹²›space‹²›:{‹²›height‹²›:‹²›50‹²›}}” __fw_editor_shortcodes_id=”6ea0895ac9105b3d6df393cc27089f96″ _array_keys=”{‹²›style‹²›:‹²›style‹²›}” _fw_coder=”aggressive”][/divider] The Augustana College Vikings are located […]

17 Feb 19
Camp Grandma

Ray Bradbury I’m just a little girl sitting on the front porch, praying the next vehicle that comes down the road is the bookmobile!    Living out in the country with no other kids my age around, I was often left to mastermind my own fun and games.  “Play dates” hadn’t been invented, but there was the […]

16 Feb 19
Karin Price Mueller

The IRS reported that tax refunds were down an average of 8.4 percent for the week ending Feb. 1 compared to the same week the year before. On average, refunds decreased from $2,035 to $1,865. Keep in mind it’s early in the tax filing season, plus the government shutdown caused some delays in processing returns. But what […]

16 Feb 19
Author, Paige Warren

Title: Passion, Pleasure, Pain: An anthology of Dominance and submission Release Date: February 14, 2019 Cover Art: Lesli Richardson Editors: Sandy Ebel from Personal Touch Editing, Ekatarina Sayanova from Red Quilled Editing LLC, Tracy Damron-Roelle Keywords: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Dominance Submission D/s, MF, MM, Gay, Historical, Voyeurism, Spanking, Apparatus, Bondage, Interracial, Older hero/heroine, Transgender, […]

15 Feb 19
Career Connection

Please fill out the form below to be considered for the Winter Quarter EBEL RUMP Position. There will be 5 short answer questions and you will need to submit the necessary documents below (you will need a PDF of copy of the ECON 199RA proposal (form below) and your unofficial transcript. Description: The UCSB Economics […]

15 Feb 19
Steel The Puck

A week to forget? DOPS & MK So yesterday saw the eagerly anticipated rulings from DOPS. Flyers #56 Evan Stoflet was deemed the instigator of the post-game scuffle and received a 6 game ban. Storm #2 Harrison Ruopp was given a 3 game suspension for fighting post-game & #27 Linden Springer was handed 5 games […]

14 Feb 19
The Ukiah Daily Journal
Libby Guthrie, bottom right, with her team at MCAVHN. (Photo by Rachel Ebel—for The Ukiah Daily Journal) MCAVHN, the Mendocino County AIDS/Viral Hepatitis Network, will be hosting its 32nd annual Event of the Heart fundraiser this year on Feb. 16 at the Ukiah Conference Center from 5:30 to 10:30 pm. For 32 years, the Event of the Heart has been essential to providing key operational funds for the local nonprofit community organization. The event helps care for necessities such as lighting, office supplies, internet, rent and other items that grant sources don’t cover. The Event of the Heart usually takes place near Valentine’s Day weekend because it started with the correlation with the heart. “It’s a theme related to love and compassion, and hope,” shares Executive Director Libby Guthrie. This year’s side theme will be “Love is in the Air,” which will entertain some general decorative colors of blues and whites for a representation of clouds with some red and black accents for hearts. Guthrie mentions that the opening reception stands out each year, because people show up early to enjoy some socializing as they are entering. Local florist Wil Gonzalez will be returning with some of his work. “He’s got something planned for this year, once you think ‘you can’t top this’ and then he does,” says Guthrie. A ticket to the event is inclusive of a catered dinner presented by local chef Ellery Clark along with local wines and beer. Following dinner are guest speakers who range from clients, volunteers and staff from within the organization. One of the traditional highlights of the evening are the auctions. The event is known to generate a lot of interest toward auction items which can include many gifts ranging from specialty dinners, wines, and art pieces to larger gifts such as travel packages. As a tradition, Sheriff Tom Allman participates as the auctioneer for the event. Each year he asks participants for volunteers who can contribute to pay for the organization’s rent, which has been very successful. This year the event is expected to include dancing, while music will be performed by the local rock band, Severence. “We want people to be dancing, and expect a few newbies and a solid base of people who look forward to this event each year,” shares Guthrie. Some of main sponsors for the event include: Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Roederer Estate, Brigham Law Office, Savings Bank of Mendocino County, Doug Crane, The Hunger Express, the George and Ruth Bradford Foundation, Jaxon Keys Winery, Orr Hot Springs Resort, Danny Schott, Gilead Sciences, Pacific Redwood Medical Group, Max 93.5 and KWine 94.5. MCAVHN was originally brought to existence in 1987 by a volunteer group of health professionals and members of the community who had had loved ones or life experience with AIDS and Hepatitis C. Guthrie has been with MCAVHN for 16 years. She had worked with AIDS cases in San Francisco and rural North Carolina in the ’80s. She had felt the need to come back to California in the late ’90s. Guthrie discovered the MCAVHN organization during her first two weeks in town. Her first social outing in Ukiah was at the Event of the Heart in 1996. “I fell in love with it and I get to work where I wanted to be. I have been for the last 16 years,” smiles Guthrie. Some of the original members who started MCAVHN, Dr. Marvin Trotter and public health nurse Rosalie Anchordoguy, still attend the event today. They were part of the group of local physicians and families who were concerned for loved ones in the community who had suffered with AIDS or Hepatitis C. “We started completely by volunteers in 1987. The intention at the time was to support people who were dying of AIDS, people who were struggling,” explains Guthrie. Within the first five years of operating, The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act was established and was able to help them stimulate an effective case management program for people with AIDS. A main issue that MCAVHN recognizes is that AIDS and Hepatitis C are often spread through drug use. They had begun to see the impact and wanted to expand their services toward more prevention, to encourage people to get services and education before a diagnoses was to occur. Their services also include a drop-in center, prevention outreach, and generally offering people a place to start seeking the right kind of health care services, care management, housing and other necessities through local agencies and resources. A primary goal that they also have is on building a “harm reduction” agency. “We wanted to help people who weren’t ready to get sober. Or bring them into low barrier services, and engage them and give them positive engagement, and work on a relationship with us. The idea is to create a low barrier service to people who aren’t used to being treated very well,” explains Guthrie. Through their organization they offer a needle exchange program along with “a safe place” for users until they are ready to seek further help. “By giving clean needles, and a place to give them back, you make them safer and able to live longer to realize their dreams, teaching the community safety and personal responsibility, modeling for others how it looks to be still deserving of love and compassion and dignity,” explains Guthrie. MCAVHN also offers its clients the opportunity to be seen, tested and treated for Hepatitis C. Dr. Diana Sylvestre visits the center weekly to take people from the syringe exchange program so that they can be tested and treated. According to Guthrie, they have had a high success rate. The primary hope is that once treated, a needle user won’t infect more people if they have access to such services. “I think our estimation is that drug use is a coping skill, the first one and most easily accessible for mental-illness and trauma. And if you are in pain, in suffering or mentally unstable, and someone comes up and gives you something that makes the pain go away, you may not have access to better coping and it closes off opportunities. Then you don’t get to the root problem,” shares Guthrie. The MCAVHN organization and the Event of the Heart today thrive on the concept of compassion within the community. Guthrie smiles as she refers to her team at MCAVHN. She mentions that many members, such as Board President Judy Popowski, who has been with MCAVHN for nine years, dedicate a large portion of their time to the organization. “People have a strong sense of mission who work there. I’m very proud of the organization and in what I see and want to work there,” concludes Guthrie. For more information about MCAVHN and event tickets, call MCAVHN at (707)462-1932 or visit its website at http://www.newmcavhn.org.
14 Feb 19
erinmleaf

Title: Passion, Pleasure, Pain: An anthology of Dominance and submission Release Date: February 14, 2019 Cover Art: Lesli Richardson Editors: Sandy Ebel from Personal Touch Editing, Ekatarina Sayanova from Red Quilled Editing LLC, Tracy Damron-Roelle Keywords: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Dominance Submission D/s, MF, MM, Gay, Historical, Voyeurism, Spanking, Apparatus, Bondage, Interracial, Older hero/heroine, Transgender, […]

14 Feb 19
Double A Author Services

  Title: Passion, Pleasure, Pain: An anthology of Dominance and submission Release Date:  February 14, 2019 Cover Art: Lesli Richardson Editors: Sandy Ebel from Personal Touch Editing, Ekatarina Sayanova from Red Quilled Editing LLC, Tracy Damron-Roelle Keywords:  BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Dominance Submission D/s, MF, MM, Gay, Historical, Voyeurism, Spanking, Apparatus, Bondage, Interracial, Older hero/heroine, […]

14 Feb 19
Books + Coffee = Happiness

Title: Passion, Pleasure, Pain: An anthology of Dominance and submission Release Date: February 14, 2019 Cover Art: Lesli Richardson Editors: Sandy Ebel from Personal Touch Editing, Ekatarina Sayanova from Red Quilled Editing LLC, Tracy Damron-Roelle Keywords: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Dominance Submission D/s, MF, MM, Gay, Historical, Voyeurism, Spanking, Apparatus, Bondage, Interracial, Older hero/heroine, Transgender, […]

14 Feb 19
Lea Bronsen

  Title: Passion, Pleasure, Pain: An anthology of Dominance and submission Release Date: February 14, 2019 Cover Art: Lesli Richardson Editors: Sandy Ebel from Personal Touch Editing, Ekatarina Sayanova from Red Quilled Editing LLC, Tracy Damron-Roelle   Keywords: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Dominance Submission D/s, MF, MM, Gay, Historical, Voyeurism, Spanking, Apparatus, Bondage, Interracial, Older […]

13 Feb 19
Bridgewater Township

Call to order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call: Introduction of Guests: Approval of Agenda: Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items: Approval of Minutes & Claims February Claims January 9, 28, 31, February 2, and 6, 2019 Meeting Minutes Treasurer’s Report Treasurer’s Report Bank reconciliation PERA forms IRS Update/EFT form Quarterly reports for solar project Outstanding Indebtedness […]

13 Feb 19
Menonisms

 I have no recollection as to when exactly my love for watches began but I can fairly assume that while young my father had gone abroad and returned with a rectangular Swiss automatic watch with the most amazing blue dial I had seen. It was  a very uncommon brand and the two things which remain […]

13 Feb 19
lakeoswegodentist

Our doctor team blends teamwork and expertise to form an unmatched source for your dental needs. Dr. Clawson and Dr. Ebel share a compassionate approach to each patient, defining excellence in healthcare. With a solid background in advanced care, including dental implants and sedation techniques, we serve you with dentistry that enhances your lifestyle. We […]