The era of the 1970s-early 1980s was an historical turning point; it was the time that women athletes were finally given the equality they longed for. Mary Ayotte-Law, Oregon State University gymnastics champion, was fortunate to be at her peak during that period. “We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of Title IX here at Oregon State next month, and I look at Title IX and the opportunity that it opened for women in athletics, and I think I was really blessed,” she said.
“The entire album is kind of based around a letting go process and learning to take life’s experiences and fly with them,” Johanna, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter described. Her music is an eclectic mix of jazz, folk, rock, and at times even some reggae. She began making music at age 9, and her talent blossomed from there.
For men dealing with the reality of prostate cancer, the road ahead can be frightening. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers that men face, second only to skin cancer. One in six men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime; one in 10 will die from it. These men don’t have to face it alone.
You’ve got to have faith in what you’re doing, you’ve got to be honest, and work hard. Nothing comes easy,” — sound words of advice from Mario Pastega, a winner within our community as well as a winner in life. Pastega is not only a successful business owner, but also an extremely giving and charitable individual, who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund the construction of what is now the Mario Pastega House at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.