I just talked to Bill Barringer. He said it was okay to pass this info along.
He is home now. He has been battling pneumonia for the past 2 weeks or more, including 2 hospital stays. Bill said he feels a little better the last 2 days and hopes the medication he is on is helping. He will see a lung specialist tomorrow and is undergoing further tests.
Please pass this along and everyone keep Bill and family in your thoughts and prayers.
Awards Banquet Set For Jan. 30; Advance Ticket Pricing Ends Today
USA Water Ski will hold its annual Awards Banquet - honoring the 2015 award recipients from USA Water Ski and its respective sport discipline organizations on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City, Fla. The banquet is open to anyone who would like to attend.
The evening's festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40 if purchased on or before Jan. 20. Ticket prices increase to $50 after Jan. 20.
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Hello. My name is Eric Lipscomb. I am trying to raise money for my mother Anita Byrum. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer after Christmas in December of 2014. After undergoing chemotherapy treatments and radiation, her PET scan in December of 2014 showed no signs of any cancer.
In June of 2015, she started having headaches and her feet were going numb. She had another PET scan. The scan showed the cancer had metastasized to her brain. She has been undergoing chemotherapy ever since. She had a lumbar puncture at some point, and the brain fluid showed no signs of cancer. After that, the brain cancer showed back up. She had a scan in August and it showed no signs of improvement, but it had not worsened as far as the brain cancer. There was cancer on her liver and lymph nodes around the liver.
Her most recent scan, done the last week of December 2015, showed no signs of improvement with the brain cancer, but slight improvement with the liver and no cancer associated with the lymph nodes around the liver.
Anita has been unable to work since July 2015. She was receiving short-term disability through her insurance, and recently found out her long-term disability was unfortunately denied.
My mother is the most positive person I know. She has always gone out of her way helping others throughout her life. She has always put other's needs before her own. I am so grateful for what she has done for me and my family. If it was not for her, I do not know where I would be.
Starting this campaign is the least I could do for my mother. She would have a fit if she knew I was doing this.
Thank you so much,
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2016 GOODE Nationals To Be Held In Idaho
Broadside Harbor, a private water ski development featuring two world record-capability water ski lakes, is located outside Boise. It hosted the 2010 Western Regional Water Ski Championships and also will serve as the site of the 2016 Western Regional Water Ski Championships. For more information on Broadside Harbor, visitwww.broadsideharbor.com. It will mark the first time that the state of Idaho has ever hosted the U.S. Nationals, and the first time the Nationals will be held in the AWSA's Western Region since 2007 (Arvin, Calif.). GOODE Skis, a gold level sponsor of USA Water Ski, has been the title sponsor of the Nationals since 2000.
More than 600 of the nation's top water ski athletes from across the United States are expected to compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions at the Nationals, the world's largest three-event water ski tournament. Advancement to the Nationals is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for the Nationals by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year's Nationals.
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.
The USA Water Ski Foundation Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 Water Ski Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recipients.
Paul Boel, Leza Harrison, Hank Longo, Les Todd and Mark Voisard have made extraordinary contributions to our sport and will be honored on April 16th at the Water Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies along with Hall of Fame Inductees Gerry and Cathy Luiting, William Farrell, Lori Dunsmore and Martie Wells.
AWSA President Sends Out Survey
AWSA President Jeff Surdej, has sent out a survey to all Boys 1-3, Girls 1-3 and Men 1, Women 1 skiers regarding participation in the AWSA Nationals. Please take a moment to fill it out if you or your junior skiers received the survey. If you have multiple junior skiers and they have the same address please send an additional email address so that surveys can be counted for each junior skier. [ 40 more words. ]
NC Team Tournament Results
NC Team Tournament - hosted by the Clear Lake Water Skiers was won by The Skyview_Sandhills team. Team members Will (Boys2) and Wesley Blair (Boys1) carried their mom and dad Jeff and Allison Blair to victory with their strong slalom, jumping and tricking. Fifth team member Johnny Thomas was their strong anchorman skiing in the 5 spot. He skied into 38 off twice and 4 at 35 once to be one of the high NOPS scorers of the weekend. TOTAL TEAM NOPS 6782.
A close second was Clear Lake 1
with 6124 total NOPS. Team members were; Hallie Burris, Gregg Carrick, Jerry Howard, Greg Jessup and Walter Fulp.
In third place was Beaver Lake with 4289 NOPS. Team members were JeffMitchell, Ruthie Detwiler, Vic Armstrong, Larry Michael and Robbie Mitchell.
In fourth was Badin Lake at 3445 NOPS.
Members were: Dave Knighten. Zach Carroll, Bill Barringer, Bob Archambeau and Darnell Almond.
Fifth was Clear Lake 2 with 2607. Members were; Abbie Skeen, Eddie Carrick, and Doug Stegall.
We also had an Adaptive Sports Association Program team of; Noorali Syedgull, Chuck Wesson, Robbie Parks, Eli Hager and Gregg Stokes. They also slalomed, tricked and jumped.
A portion of the procedes will be donated to the NC JuniorDevelopment Scholarship Fund.. Thanks to everyone who came and to those who helped put on the event.
2015 AWSA Rulebook Now Availableclick here(PDF). To download the Summary of Rule Changes, click here (PDF).
Birmingham Awarded 2021 World Games
The 2021 World Games, which includes water skiing and wakeboarding competitions, will take place in Birmingham, Ala. José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, announced the decision on Thursday at a press conference in the Mövenpick Hotel in Lausanne.
North Carolina State Champion Jewelry Now Available
Retail Pricing for slide show items above:
Sterling Silver NC State Championship 20mm Pendant = $75.00
14k NC State Championship 20mm Pendant = $480.00
Sterling Silver NC State Championship Small Ring = $150.00
14k NC State Championship Small Ring = $810.00
Sterling Silver NC State Championship Ladies' Ring = $135.00
14k NC State Championship Ladies' Ring = $510.00
Anyone interested in purchasing an item from the North Carolina State Champion collection place your order directly with Mike Hayes. His email is email@example.com. He is also working on a larger version that will be appropriate for a much larger hand.