Monday, August 20, 2007

News Flash!

Our local newspaper published an article today about my appointment to the Governor's Council. I expected them to write a small sentence or two but they felt that it warranted a story. Go here and enjoy!

I received an email earlier today about my article in the paper posted on another CI forum. And I hadn't even read it yet or told anyone! But, we were pleased with the article and the writer did a good job. By the time we were done with the interview last week, I felt I had gained a new friend. And will keep in touch with her.

There was also a small notice in the Knoxville News Sentinel today about all the recent appointments made statewide by the Governor. (You'll have to scroll down to the bottom for this one.)

I have my first Council meeting later this week . . .and I'm looking forward to it. I'm anxious to meet the other council members. I already have some ideas and information to share with them. Will also spend some time with Jennifer (who was recently approved for a second cochlear implant) and some quilting friends from another list that I belong to. (There is a huge quilt show at the Opryland Hotel this weekend and I plan to stop by to see all the quilts and vendors. Should be a fun but busy weekend!


Miriam said...

Hi Laurie,

Your news flash was very interesting! I enjoyed reading the article that
the paper published about you. You have just done a marvelous job of raising a family and all the other things that you did while, "not hearing".

You know that we are all very proud of you. Your mother would be very proud too!!

I'm sure that the Governor will be impressed with your help.

We all love you very much, Miriam

Shelley said...

Congratulations! I look forward to hearing about your first meeting when I see you.

Love, Shelley

Jennifer said...

I LOVED the article, Laurie!!I thought they did a great job!!
I can't wait until our visit this weekend!! Yaaaaaaaaaayyy!! :)

Anonymous said...

Laurie, Congratulations again!!! The Tennessee Council of the Deaf and Hard of hearing are lucky to get you!!! Glad you had the opportunity to attend HLAA Conv in Oklahoma. Wonderful to share HLAA and your cochlear implant in the News. You and Jennifer have fun!!!!!. HUGS, Molly CC

Mary S said...

Thanks for sharing Laurie. Great article! We are honored to have you as our friend and Christian sister. I have forwarded the article to some friends at TBC, and Katie. The implants are such a miracle of science. It's great for Katie as a Speech Language pathologist to be able to have a personal reference when dealing with the implants. We know you are going to be a wonderful asset to the State of Tennessee!

Dan R said...

Hi Laurie,

Congratulations on a nice long article!


Laura S. said...

Hi Laurie!

That was such a WONDERFUL article! Thanks for sending it to us (I forwarded it on to Dave). Im glad to see that it was finally 'officially' released. I hope your time in Nashville this week is exciting...and feels productive.

Hope you are well...


Abbie said...

Hi Laurie!!
I am so happy that you stopped by my little humble abode! You can certainly add me to list of links and may I do the same? I am all about spreading the love.

Sam said...

Awesome article! Congrats! And have fun with Jennifer!

Bill S. said...

Hi, Laurie--

Congrats on your new appointment!! The article was very nice as well. Good luck when you attend the meetings in Nashville.


Antje G said...

Hi Laurie!!

Saw the story about you and the lovely picture! Congratulations on being so engaged and receiving much deserved recognition!!! I've posted the article in the shop.

Hope all is well otherwise....
Take care,