Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:57


Paige Graham just turned 29 and has cancer. Here's her story:

"I have three of the most beautiful, kind, loving little girls you could ever meet and a husband who is so amazing to all of us! I was just recently diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The vey same disease my 5 siblings and I lost our mother to 19 years ago. It was actually the anniversary of her death when I got my port put in to start receiving my chemo treatments. Ever since losing my momma, I have been terrified of going through the same thing. Breast cancer has always been my worst nightmare, and now it is my reality. I am scared to death of anything taking me from my girls this early. They are only 1, 4 and 12. I am giving this fight everything I have, as I have entirely too much to live for. Giving up is NOT an option! I served as Active Duty in the United States Air Force for 9 years as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Although I loved my job, it was not what I would consider my calling. So I got out of the military last May to go to school full time for social work. After about 7 months of just doing school and spending extra time with my two youngest, I decided it was time to go back to work to bring in more income for my family as we desperately needed it. My first week of the job, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My bosses don't know me from anyone else yet are still working with me and allowing me to keep my job. They understand that I will have to miss a lot of work with the chemo treatments and then the double mastectomy and radiation to follow. I have already missed so much work, and I just started this job. I know I have an excuse, but I am feeling awful about it. My closest family and friends are telling me not to worry about work and out all of my energy into fighting this cancer. But I also have a family to think about. I can't put all of the financial burden on my husband. I appreciate you taking the time to read my story. My siblings and I have already been through so much in our lives. It's not fair that we have to go through this cancer crap again! But I know, God does not give us anything we cannot handle. We can get through this one day at a time! We just have to stay positive, and lean on each other for support!! I have had an overwhelming amount of support flowing in from all over the place and it is absolutely heartwarming."


Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:22



Ocean's 8 released the first picture from the film. It shows Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina on a Subway. It comes out June of next year.

Business Insider claims a Guardian of the Galaxy video game is being developed. No release date yet

TNT released a trailer for it's upcoming William William Shakespeare series, which features the playwright entering the “punk-rock theater scene” of London.

Cinema Blend claims Ben Affleck is no longer going to direct the next Batman movie. They quote him as saying: ''Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me.'' Affleck will still star in the movie and be a producer, so don't worry, he'll still make some cash.


Monday, 30 January 2017 06:59


LOOKS LIKE THE BOX OFFICE WILL BE ALL TIED UP: claims the Lego Batman movie is expected to beat "Fifty Shades Darker'' at the box office. The Lego Batman movie is expected to earn $50 million during its opening weekend while ''Fifty Shades Darker'' is expected to earn between $30 million and $42 million.

BYE AL: Mediaite claims NBC is canceling the third hour of The Today Show in order to give Megyn Kelly her own time slot.

WHERE WAS OUR INVITE? TMZ claims Ellen held her 59th birthday party over the weekend at her house. It was attended by Jimmy Kimmel, Bruno Mars, Channing Tatum, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Legend, Michael Keatonand Jessica Alba.

STABBING FOR MORE CASH: Screen Rant claims Paramount Pictures is rebooting the Friday the 13th franchise. A new Jason movie may be released as early as October

PRETTY DUDES UNITE! Celine Dion is joining The Voice as an advisor to Gwen Stefani. DJ Khaled will help Alicia Keys, Luke Bryan will assist Blake Shelton's team and John Legend will mentor Adam Levine's team. John Legend, Luke Bryan AND Adam Levine, prepare for some major swooning, ladies!

Friday, 27 January 2017 07:03


 DOES IT COME WITH A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO O MAGAZINE? The Consumerist claims Oprah is launching her own food line called Mealtime Stories. No other info about the line is available

HERE'S JOHNNY! Drake tells Rap Up that he wants to get back into acting and would like to host a late night talk show.

DRAKE MAY HAVE SOME COMPETITION! Stuff.Co.NZ claims Hillary Clinton is thinking of developing her own talk show. It would pave the way for her next Presidential run in 2020. The paper quotes a source as saying: "She thinks being the host of a popular TV show would energize the Democratic Party base and her tens of millions of fans.

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS: Chris Brown’s luxury car, a Lamborghini Aventador, was found wrecked and abandoned after an apparent car crash earlier this week. Apparently, one of Chris’s friends was driving it.

GET IT, GIRL! OK! magazine, claims Adele may be pregnant. A source tells the sites: “They’ve been trying for a second child since she finished the tour, and it seems like they may have gotten lucky right away”

IS THAT MORE THAN MY RECOMMENDED DAILY VALUE? The Calorie Control Council claims Super Bowl watchers will down 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat during the game.


Thursday, 26 January 2017 06:17


POP, POP, IT'S SHOWTIME! Bruno Mars is the latest addition to the Grammys live acts. John Legend, Adele, Carrie Underwood and more are already confirmed to perform on February 12th.

SOMEONE CALL MAURY! A Turkish folk singer tells the Daily Sabah newspaper that he is Adele's biological father.

HELLO! Pink recently dressed her 1 month-old son in an Adele-inspired onesie. His pajamas read: "Hello, it's me. I must have cried a thousand times"

DOES IT COME WITH FREE LEMONADE? Marvel is honoring Beyonce with her own comic book design. The Formation-inspired design will appear on the cover of the April issue of the America comic book series starring superhero America Chavez.

CAN'T SHAKE IT OFF: InTouch Weekly claims Taylor Swift may be planning a revenge song about Kim and Kanye. A source tells the magazine: “Taylor hasn’t forgotten how hard Kim and Kanye tried to humiliate her last summer. She’s going to cause some major waves in the music industry and on social media with a revenge song directly targeting Kim and Kanye. Kim and Kanye aren’t going to be happy.”


Wednesday, 25 January 2017 07:03


 WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS... The Daily Star claims Las Vegas casinos are offering Adele large amounts of money to do a residency show. A source tells the sites: ''It is all-out war in Las Vegas for Adele's signature. In a city that prides itself on high stakes gambling, three major casinos are rolling the dice to persuade Adele to perform at their resorts. Even though Adele has made over $150 million from her tour, this monetary deal could tempt her.''

AT LEAST THEY FOUND SOMETHING... Radar Online claims Caitlyn Jenner and Kanye West have been bonding over their love for Donald Trump.

IT'S AN HONOR JUST TO BE NOMINATED! says Justin Timberlake is ecstatic about his song “Can’t Stop The Feeling” being nominated for a Best Original Song Academy Award. A source tells the site: “In the sea of accomplishments that he has been blessed with in his career, this one is right at the top. He is very humble, though, and not exactly thinking he is going to win.”

SNUBBED: The Academy Awards snubbed Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool movie. He responded with a tweet that read: ''Regularly scheduled tickle-fight at Camp #Deadpool is still on. Congrats to all the nominees for these brilliant films. #Oscars2017''
A tickle-fight with Deadpool? Pretty sure that's an Oscar Party I want to attend!


Tuesday, 24 January 2017 07:03


 YOU'RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL: For just the second time in franchise history and the first time since 1999, the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the Super Bowl. Falcons owner Arthur Blank is taking all of the team's employees to the Super Bowl

AND THE OSCAR GOES TO:  Nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards were revealed this morning. La La Land racked up 14 nods, tying records held by Titanic and All About Eve.

SHE CERTAINLY SOUNDS LIKE BRIT: Britney Ever After trailer was released yesterday. The movie premieres on Lifetime Saturday, February 18

GEEKS REJOICE: The official title of Star Wars: Episode VIII is ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi''

BRING BACK LEFT SHARK! Katy Perry apparently talked about Super Bowl with Lady Gaga. I assume her advised against using dancing sharks...


Monday, 23 January 2017 07:02


RATINGS ARE DOWN: claims 31 million people watched Donald Trump's inauguration. 38 million watched Barack Obama's inauguration while 42 million watched Ronald Reagan's in 1981

PUTTING THE COUNTRY IN COUNTRY: Luke Bryan is going to perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl 51

MORE MONEY FOR MAY: Fansided claims Floyd Mayweather placed a $30,000 bet on the Falcons to beat the Packers yesterday. He won $25,000 on the bet

HE'LL BE BACK: Brobible claims James Cameron is in talks to make one final Terminator movie with Deadpool director Tim Miller. He wrote and directed the first 2 but hasn't been involved since then. Cameron says this one will be “reboot and conclusion of one of cinema's great science fiction tales.”

Conclusion? I don't believe for a minute that this series won't be back.


Monday, 23 January 2017 06:23



Alex Bruley is an 11th grader attending Central High School. Alex competes in Cross Country and Soccer. Some how she does this all while maintaining an outstanding 4.0 GPA, even throughout all of her honors and advanced courses. She has qualified for State Cross Country on numerous occasions and is a tremendous example of leadership, hard work, and determination. On top of that, she is a member of Robed Choir, Wind Ensemble Band, National Honors Society, Student Council, and so many more activities!

Monday, 23 January 2017 06:16



Ellie Tschumper is a junior at West Salem. She plays softball, hunts, and is a great student. Ellie is the captain of the West Salem Coop Gymnastics team. She had knee surgery on April 20, 2016 and is competing in 3 events. She recently had a season high on bars scoring 9.2 and scored a 9.3 on floor and a career high of 9.45 on beam this season. She was named first team All Around for All state last season (only 5 gymnasts make 1st team for the state). She won the all around at conference last season and is currently ranked 2nd on both bars and beam in the state rankings!!!!