The second term legislator was in the middle of what were arguably the three biggest issues of the session: election reform, ethics reform and campaign finance reform. Boyd was named chairman of the House Ethics and Elections Committee and shepherded the ethics and campaign finance bills the top priorities of the House speaker and Senate president through the Legislature. Boyd was also a leader in the House on legislation to streamline the state’s program to attract manufacturing businesses..

Tag doesn just represent that fallen servicemen or women. It represents their family, their friends, their brothers and sisters, and everyone they left behind here, organizer Kendra Lynn said. The meaning behind this event is personal for Lynn. Adamantium. Bitter cold would torture him at night, and in the morn, the great vulture would come to eat out his liver. However, his healing ability always compensated and it always grew back.

“Your task as you go forward is redefining leadership in your respective communities,” LaBillois said. “We have learned leadership is not a rigid definition, tied to a position or a title, rather we learned leadership is your actions, it is your choices, it is the impact you bring to your families, you bring to your communities, you bring to your nations. That is leadership.”.

Hilbert’s husband, Larry, was killed by a drunken driver on an early morning bicycle ride in 1998.”When I heard her speak, I could just see the images of her poetry in my mind,” Fugate said. “At that moment, I thought, ‘Wow, I want to take her poems and turn them into movies.'”I was also grieving over the recent loss of my grandmother and two aunts, which further inspired me to do this project.”She teamed with award winning filmmakers, including Kate Amend (“Into the Arms of Strangers”), Sandra Chandler (“Living Dolls”) and Midge Costin (“Armageddon”) with whom she worked for four years on the project. She co produced the film with husband, Jeff Jacobs.

A born again rambler baptized by the road, she was destined by her very name. Known for her soulful voice, she will open the festival up with three acoustic songs. She started writing and performing her own original music in her early teens and has recently spent time in Austin, Texas writing, performing, and gaining new experiences as a professional musician.

“John Carroll features an ideal intimate setting that maximizes the team and spectator experience. Pretty much the entire tent area for families looks over the game fields from about 50 feet up so whether your son is playing or you’re just enjoying other pool games there isn’t a bad seat in the house. You need to see it; it’s just an amazing setting”.