I am a recently freed slave of sin with a very firm belief in Jesus Christ.
Sweety left us this morning, Sarah's beloved pet. She got Sweety just before Christmas in 2006, a birthday present for her 9th. Sweety would whistle for us when he wanted something from us and Frosty the cat would watch Sweety and try to get in the cage when we left Sweety's door open. Sweety didn't like the door open, he would chew the bar till we closed the door. July 1st, 2009.
Sarah's first horse, Pie, passed away late Friday night, February 8th, 2008. Pie was about 22 months old. We are all shocked by this sudden and tragic death of her horse. Pie was burried on the Cowboys Pride Horse Rescue in Luther, Oklahoma were Sarah kept him; Pie was a rescue horse that Sarah purchased at the horse auction to save him from going to slaughter.
2 cans black-eyed peas-drained
1 can corn-drained and chopped
2 jalapenos-1 with seeds 1 without
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 can Rotel
1 large bottle low-fat Zesty Italian Dressing
combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours, drain, serve with chips
for fun add: black beans, black olives, minced garlic, and 1 red onion
COYLE, Okla. -- There is trouble for a long-time summer camp in Oklahoma. Camp Cimarron's closing has disrupted summer plans for hundreds of Oklahoma kids. NewsChannel 4 met with some protesting parents. They arrived with homemade signs in hand.
The parents showed up with one unified message scribbled in magic marker. "We have to keep Camp Cimarron open because it's the best camp ever," says Tori Noah, Camp Cimarron Camper.
It's a sentiment shared by campers, old and young.
"Riding the horse, climbing the walls and swimming in the pool; it's a lot of stuff they're taking away from us," says Sarah Kerr, another Camp Cimarron Camper.
The camp is a summer escape hidden away along the bluffs of the Cimarron River on 200 acres. Camp Cimarron is run by the Camp Fire USA Heart of Oklahoma Council, a nonprofit United Way agency.
Last month its board members sent out a letter cancelling the camp's upcoming summer session.
Tuesday night a small group of concerned parents and campers staged a silent protest at the council's monthly meeting.
Regina Kerr says "I would like to see this board step up and reopen the camp. Be open with these kids; with what's really going on with this camp."
"Currently we are in a budget shortfall, and in addition to that, our candy sales are down 50,000 in net sales," says Phyllis Morris, Interim Executive Director of the camp.
The council's interim executive director says the shortfall is due to mismanagement by prior board members and is a direct reflection of dismal fundraising numbers.
She says the camp is outdated and its future is in limbo. Which means its gate could be locked forever; forcing campers to find another summer retreat.
Morris says, "We'd love to have Camp Cimarron reopen, but it will be based on what's good for the council and the information we receive."
Last year, as a last resort, the council got so desperate they took out a $200,000 loan to pay off mounting debt. They're asking for the public's help to their organization back on its feet.
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I am half way through my second class now. I enrolled in a degree completion program and will finish around Nov '07 with a BA in Ministry. The Lord has called me to get an education and I am not trying to rush anything right now. In May of '06 I am hoping to get to go to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip. I am very excited, I have not traveled outside of the United States before. Well, their is 24 more days till Christmas, has everyone finished there shopping? I'll write again after the first of the year.
*****Update: I got my report card from 15 of 16 classes, I got A's!!!!!!!!!(13 A's, one B, and one C)
15 classes down, 1 to go!