Checking in with TCU’s “team mom”

first_imgAlexis Bierman Twitter Campus Christian organization set to host the Awakening retreat Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printDraped in purple memorabilia, signed autographs and pictures galore with some of TCU’s finest, Room 111 is just one representation of the love one Fort Worth celebrity has for TCU.Whether referred to as Dolores, or more famously as “Team Mom,” this 81-year-old TCU retiree has sparked the attention of many in the Horned Frog community.But things are a bit different for this Frog fanatic.Dolores Oelfke, who spent 23 years working in TCU’s Financial Aid Department, is 12 years retired and, as of six months ago, has situated into her new home at Mira Vista Nursing Home.Unable to able to attend any more games, Oelfke has brought the games to her.The once sterile walls have undergone a complete purple-themed renovation. Lined with finishing touches like a personalized jersey and picture of the TCU fanatic from the Star-Telegram, Oelfke has completely transformed her 9×12 space.Despite visits from devoted family and friends, no amount of decor can replace the feeling of cheering on the games in person.“She misses the games. She’d sit down behind the team with signs and ‘Team Mom’ and all of that,” said her husband Lyle.Albeit bedridden, Oelfke and husband of 58 years, Lyle, do all they can in their free time to support the frogs. The famed “Team Mom” said she supports the frogs through both their good times and bad, though this isn’t to say she doesn’t get frustrated.Asked her opinion of the Frogs’ game against Arkansas, Oelfke, prefaced with an eye-roll, had little to say.“No comment — period,” Oelfke said. While Oelfke attributes her positive memories from the Fort Worth university to the kids, staff and parents, she and Lyle collectively agreed that there was one group in particular that stood out.“She enjoyed working with the athletes best,” Lyle said. “She’d be there to see them off before they got on the bus, and every one of them would come over there to give her a hug before they got on.”During her career at the Office of Financial Aid, Oelfke managed a work-study program where she was introduced to many of the athletes. Their lifelong relationship took off from there.“I would always be there when the team came on the bus, and I’d be there to greet them,” Oelfke said. “And then when they’d leave, I’d be there to say bye. The team invited me to a lot of their things.”Though many, including TCU head football coach Gary Patterson, Chancellor Boschini and NFL star Andy Dalton, know TCU’s personal cheerleader for her reputable nickname, the long-standing Frog supporter hasn’t always been recognized as “Team Mom.”“We got the idea from a campaign on TV,” Lyle said. “I fixed her a sign one game and it took off from there.”Taking pride in attending almost every sporting function that TCU had to offer, Oelfke, who was once labeled “TCU’s No. 1 fan” by Chancellor Victor Boschini, is no stranger to the spotlight when it comes to the passion she has for TCU and its athletics. “She’s been on the front page of Star-Telegram at the bowl game,” Lyle said. “She used to be in the parades all the time with the convertible and signs.”When asked about her favorite part of TCU sports, she responded, “I can’t answer that. There’s too many.”Lyle insisted, “It’s winning.”Oelfke is located at the Mira Vista Nursing Home in Room 111 and loves visitors. Twitter Alexis Bierman ReddIt Facebook TAGStext only ReddIt + posts Alexis Bierman Dolores Oelfke lays in her TCU themed bed at Mira Vista Nursing Home. Alexis Bierman Previous articleTCU talks immigration at discussion panelNext articleMusic around Fort Worth: Luke Warren Alexis Bierman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Some TCU Catholics consider election from a moral viewpoint Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Interfaith organization creating a safe space for all religions Police officers and officials to participate in forum to stregthen community Linkedin Alexis Bierman World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Journalist gunned down in Chihuahua state amid wave of violent crime

first_imgNews News MexicoAmericas News Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more June 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down in Chihuahua state amid wave of violent crime April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporters Without Borders is shocked by a wave of violence in the northern state of Chihuahua that has cost the life of Candelario Pérez Pérez, a 32-year-old journalist who worked as an editor on his father’s crime magazine, Sucesos. Pérez was gunned down in the border town of Ciudad Juárez on 23 June. The motive is not yet known.“So far there is no evidence of a link to his journalistic work, but Pérez’s murder comes amid a wave of attacks and threats against journalists in recent months in regions adjoining the US border, especially Chihuahua state,” the press freedom organisation said. “The federal government’s war on the drug cartels and the cartels’ cruel reprisals are fuelling concern about the safety of journalists and the future of the entire profession.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We are aware that it will take time to contain organised crime, whose ascendancy in Mexico is considerable. The fight against impunity needs real cooperation between the federal authorities and state governments.”Pérez was on his way to visit relatives in a Chevrolet Silverado with Texas licence plates when he was shot and killed at about 7:30 p.m. by men armed with AK-47 assault rifles in a dark-coloured pickup. Investigators found about 15 impacts from 9 mm bullets. The victim’s father, Sucesos publisher Candelario Pérez Rodríguez, told journalists that his son got into an argument in a bar shortly before the shooting and that another car followed him when he left. He also said his son sold used cars as well as working as a journalist.Sucesos is a local crime magazine that Pérez Rodríguez founded 30 years ago. It is published irregularly and has not appeared for the past two months because Pérez Rodríguez has been in poor health. His son had worked for it for 15 years as a reporter and editor.Chihuahua state is rife with contraband and drug trafficking and is one of the most dangerous regions in Mexico, with more than 500 violent deaths since the start of the year. RSF_en to go further Reporters Without Borders urges the federal authorities and state governments to work together in the fight against impunity after journalist Candelario Pérez Pérez of the crime magazine Sucesos was gunned down in the border state of Chihuahua on 23 June. The motive is not yet known. last_img read more

Worse than locals feared – HSE to close 10 beds at Dungloe District Hospital

first_img Google+ 10 beds to closeYesterday local Cllr Marie Terese Gallagher said she had received numerous calls from staff and patients’ families over rumours up to 7 beds were to close – today the HSE confirms it will be ten.In a statement to Highland Radio News the HSE says that in the last 4-6 weeks, the unit has experienced an increase in long term sick leave, staff retirements and planned maternity leave.It adds that the moratorium on recruitment in the public service has restricted the HSE’s ability to replace these staff, however discussions with senior management at a regional level to review options are ongoing.In the statement the HSE says that in order to maintain a safe level of care to our patients the it has decided to temporarily reduce the number of beds by 10 Short Stay. Facebook Previous articleCross border employment roadshow to visit Letterkenny and DerryNext articleFears for the future of LYIT’s Killybegs campus News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 8, 2013 WhatsApp Pinterest Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Worse than locals feared – HSE to close 10 beds at Dungloe District Hospital Google+ Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Pinterest Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist News Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumnlast_img read more