Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio returned to the Washington County Felony Drug Court recently, speaking to graduates of the same program that he was once a part of so many years ago. According to a report in The Post-Star, Anastasio spoke for nearly 25 minutes to the graduates of the program, offering words of inspiration after sharing his experiences.“The night I got arrested, I couldn’t go 10 minutes without taking something… Nine years later, I don’t think about drinking or drugging anymore.” He continued, “I thought I would come in here and say, ‘I’m sober’ and get to go home. At the time, I thought this was the worst thing that ever happened to me. Today, it’s without a question the best thing that ever happened to me.”Anastasio was arrested in 2006 for possession of heroin and pain killers in Whitehall, NY, and spent 14 months in Drug Court under the county’s supervision. Now, the guitarist tries to encourage sobriety for those addicted to substances. “I want to come back anytime I can,” he said in the article. “It’s an honor. It’s such a great program. Every community in America should have one.”Whatever you’re doing Trey, it’s working. We can’t wait to see Phish on tour, when they kick things off one week from tonight.[H/T JamBase, Photo via The Post-Star]
Home-based Eagles Nigeria’s Home-based Eagles have arrived in Dakar, capital of Senegal for the 2nd WAFU-FOX Cup of Nations starting in the Senegalese city of Thies tomorrow.A team of 21 players and six officials flew by Air Cote d’Ivoire early on Thursday morning from Abuja to Abidjan, and then connected the Senegalese capital by the same airline.The updated fixtures show that Nigeria, silver medallists at the inaugural edition staged in Cape Coast, Ghana two years ago, will tango with the Sparrow Hawks of Togo in their first match of the competition at the Stade Lat Dior Thies on Sunday. It is an opportunity come quickly for the Eagles to avenge their 4-1 lashing by the Hawks in a 2020 African Nations Championship qualifying match in Lome last Sunday.Victory over the Sparrows in the first elimination round will take the Eagles to the second phase, before the semi finals and the final. The tournament ends on 13th October.All 16 participating teams will partake in the first elimination round, with host nation Senegal up against Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso against Mauritania, Cote d’Ivoire against Cape Verde and Guinea against Benin Republic.Sierra Leone, drafted in to replace Morocco that executed a late withdrawal, will be up against Liberia, while Mali takes on Niger Republic and Gambia will tackle Ghana.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015:Tuesdayâ€¢WHS at Andale.WednesdayNothing is scheduled.Thursdayâ€¢WHS wrestling home at 5 p.m.Fridayâ€¢Finals 5-8.â€¢Wrestling at Marion, 6p .m.Saturdayâ€¢JV wrestling at Rose Hill, 8:30 a.m.Tuesdayâ€™s Lunch â€” Christmas Dinner, Chicken and Dressing, Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Poke Cake and Milk.Wednesdayâ€™s Lunch â€” Soft Chicken Taco, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Shredded Romaine, Chilled Peaches and Milk.Todayâ€™s News: *Thespian Conference Attendees: Final payment is due tomorrow with your notarized health form.*STUCO is selling candy cane grams during lunch today for $1 each, or 7 for $5. They will be handed out during 6th hour on Wednesday.Â “4 for you, Glen Coco. You go Glen Coco.”*Reminder- Senior early completers, please remember to turn in your check-out sheet to Mrs. Yates before you leave this week.* It’s Christmas Spirit Week!Â Tomorrow will be Candy Cane Day. (Red and White)* Finals on Thursday, December 17:1st hour final- 7:55-9:352nd hour final- 9:40-11:17Lunch for all students- 11:17-11:473rd hour final- 11:47-1:284th hour final- 1:33- 3:10Finals on Friday, December 18th:5th hour final- 7:55-9:356th hour final- 9:40-11:17Lunch for all students- 11:17-11:477th hour final- 11:47-1:288th hour final- 1:33- 3:10-Students:Â You do not have to take a final if you have 3 or less excused absences and an A in the class. Remember 3 tardies in one class means you have to take the final.*Just a reminder- Please remember to donate to the Eisenhower shoe drive. You can put new or gently used shoes in the big orange box in the commons.*Seniors: The Local Scholarship application deadline is January 8th, 2016 at 3:00. Please turn in applications to the counselors office.* Seniors: Please visit the counselor’s page on the USD 353 website to view information for a Rotary District 5690 Scholarship. There is a short application you need to complete plus you will need two letters of references and your current transcript. You may also pick up a copy of the scholarship in the counselor’s office. The deadline for this scholarship is December 20, 2015. You will then mail all of the documents to the individual listed on the scholarship.*Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.* The deadline for entries in the Wellington photo contest is on Friday!Â Remember the subject of your photographs can be anything thatÂ screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.Â File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.Â Winners photosÂ will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.Â There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.Fun Fact of the Day:Christmas traditions vary from culture to culture. Finns often visit saunas on Christmas Eve, while Portuguese revelers hold a feast on Christmas Day for the living and the dead (extra places are set for the souls of the deceased). In Greece, some believe that goblins run wild during the 12 days of Christmas, and most Greeks don’t exchange presents until January 1st. Thanks to their geographic location, most Australians and New Zealanders enjoy Christmas at the beach or at barbecues.Follow us on Twitter.
Accidents Saturday Afternoon on The Alaska Highway – Courtesy Nelson Loe- Advertisement -The Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John at about mile 126 saw a number of accidents on Saturday.Two semi tractor units were travelling north bound when they went off the road partially due to icy road conditions. Both tractor units then went down a 20 foot enbankment off the highway. One male was evacuated by STARS Air Ambulance and at last report had serious injuries.Other vehicle occupants at the scene suffered minor injuries.While police were investigating the first accident a pickup truck lost control near the accident scene while overtaking a semi trailer who had slowed down to look at the accident. The pickup truck also went down the 20 foot embankment.**It has been brought to our attention by BC Ambulance Service that it was in fact BC Air Ambulance Service that evacuated the injured male. The story above was taken from information from an RCMP press release that stated that STARS was responsible for the evacuation.**Advertisement
Inishowen AC County Donegal invites all Fit 4 Life women to this 3 race challenge. This will be a great opportunity for athletes, fun joggers and walkers to take part in a non-competitive and recreational event .These Fit4Life races will help you develop your fitness in a fun environment. The 3 events will take place over three different courses on the largest Peninsula in Ireland.Race details Sunday 27th May Buncrana 11.00am StartSunday 17th June Carndonagh 11.00 am StartSunday 1st July Clonmany 11.00 am StartEntry fee for all races is €5 and refreshments will be served after all races. All runs will start at 11am, with registration from 10am. The races are open to non club members and all abilities are welcome. This is a non competitive series, with prizes on a spot prize basis. Anyone who completes all 3 runs will be entered into a draw for 100 euro.We would encourage participants to pre-enter. Pre-registration is now open for the first race. Please e-mail your name & club (if any) to [email protected] www.inishowenac.com & Inishowen AC on FacebookThe first of the 3 events will take place in Buncrana on Sunday 27th May, Pre – enter now and let’s make this a real Fit4Life occasion.For more details contact 0868468050. INISHOWEN AC ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FIT4LIFE THREE RACE CHALLENGE was last modified: May 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Inishowen AC