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Isabella Mulford is a fun, energetic, talented and outgoing 11-year-old girl who also enjoys volunteering, church activities, her friends, school, sports and dance. Born and raised in the Midwest, she is a very hard worker and loves to try new things. Isabella is a model/actress and has thoroughly enjoyed creating new relationships in the Biz. Most recently, Isabella has been on the ABC show “Betrayal” and the NBC show “Chicago Fire” along with being published in magazines this summer. She loves every minute of it! Feel free to ‘like’ her business page: www.facebook.com/IsabellaMulford1 When Isabella is not modeling/dancing/acting, Isabella has 3 other siblings whom she loves to spend time with. Traveling is also a passion of Isabella’s and she loves to explore new cultures/places.


June 12, 2014

Red Rose Day takes place on June 12, 2014. It's a day to appreciate the favorite flower. Roses have been long used as symbols in a number of societies. Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty.

Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors. They have been also used for commercial perfumery and commercial cut flower crops. Some are used as landscape plants, for hedging and for other utilitarian purposes such as game cover and slope stabilization.


Actress and Model, Hannah has a passion for fashion and her outgoing personality rocks the runway. Hannah’s training in runway, modeling, acting and music is preparing her to follow her dream. She placed first runner up for most promising model and second runner up for runway modeling at a national competition in California. Performances include Stage One production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr., and All County Ensemble. She enjoys playing the piano, singing, and cheerleading.


By: Nichelle Mitchem

National Hunger Awareness Month is held in the month of June. The overarching objective of National Hunger Awareness Month is to educate communities nationwide that hunger exists throughout the year not just during the holiday season. Food security is necessary to lead a productive, healthy, and active life. It has been reported that more than forty-nine (49) million Americans lack reliable access to the food. Childhood hunger is a growing reality in America. In one of the wealthiest nations in the world, the prevalence of childhood hunger is a national travesty and for many a well kept secret. For families in need, the summer months present special challenges because they rely on the free and/or reduced school breakfast and lunch programs to provide essential meals for their children during the school-year. These feeding programs are either not available during the summer months or offered only at select school locations making it challenging if not impossible for many families in need to access. With that said, it is important for us to remember to make donations to local community food banks on a routine basis because countless families often turn to these institutions to help feed their families particularly in these very difficult economic times. Approximately, one in four children in America is food insecure. As is aptly stated in the materials by Share Our Strength, their bodies may not be rail thin, nor their bellies bloated like their counterparts in other countries, but they’re at risk of hunger all the same. They lack the energy to learn, grow, and thrive.• It is a well known fact that proper nutrition is vital to the growth and development of healthy children.


Statistics on Childhood Hunger in the United States: According to the USDA, over 17 million children lived in food insecure (low food security and very low food security) households in 2009. ii 20% or more of the child population in 16 states and D.C. are living in food insecure households. The states of Arkansas (24.4 percent) and Texas (24.3 percent) have the highest rates of children in households without consistent access to food. (Cook, John Child Food Insecurity in the United States: 2006-2008. In 2009, households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (21.3 percent), especially households with children headed by single women (36.6 percent) or single men (27.8 percent), Black non-Hispanic households (24.9 percent) and Hispanic households (26.9 percent). These heartbreaking facts about the prevalence and the face of hunger in America have drawn the attention of many people including but not limited to Oscar winning actor, Jeff Bridges. Jeff Bridges is serving as the national spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry Campaign•. To ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve success, we must first ensure that their most basic needs are met. To get involved in an anti-child hunger campaign or to gain further information on the prevalence of childhood hunger in America, visit www.share.org, www.feedamerica.org, and www.nokidhungry.org. Sources: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; U.S. Census Bureau; Feeding America (online); Rhoda Cohen, J. Mabli, F., Potter,Z., Zhoa. Hunger in America 2010. Feeding America. February 2010; Nord, Mark, M. Andrews, S. Carlson. United States Department of Agriculture/Economic Research Service, Household Food Security in the United States, 2008 and 2009; Cook, John. Feeding America. Child Food Insecurity in the United States: 20062008; www.share.org;www.feedamerica.org; www.nokidhungry.org; and Food Research and Action Center.


Presented by: Ruthie Edwards


Models: Paxton, Madison & Gage


Joseph- June 1st

Raegan– June 2nd

Amari– June 5th

Lydia– June 6th


By: Karen Tack Ingredients: 1 (8-inch) round cake 1 (9-inch) round cake 1 can plus 1 cup vanilla frosting Blue food coloring 4 plain breadsticks 22 to 24 sticks Doublemint gum (green chewing gum) Ÿ cup white chocolate chips 16 to 20 brown M&M's 1 green Jolly Rancher fruit chew 1 wheat stick (Pringles) 1 cup ground vanilla wafers What you'll need: A serving platter A bread knife Clean scissors Waxed paper A baking sheet Trimming the cake: Cut a 1 ½-inch-deep oval from the 9-inch cake (see template). Arrange the cakes on a serving platter as pictured. Place the remaining oval piece on top of the uncut 8-inch cake for the island. Frosting the cake: Empty 1 can of vanilla frosting into a bowl. Tint the frosting blue with the food coloring. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of white vanilla frosting to achieve the white and blue swirl effect. Spread the frosting on the top and sides of the cake to cover completely. Use the back of a spoon to make swirls and waves in the frosting. To complete the decoration: Cut the gum into long pointed ovals with clean scissors. Snip small diagonal cuts along the edge of the leaves (see diagram). Line a sheet pan with wax paper. Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for about 30 seconds, pausing to stir every 10 seconds until smooth. Spread a thin layer of white chocolate on one side of each gum leaf. Curve leaves slightly into an arch, with the white chocolate on the inside of the curve. Place each gum leaf on the prepared baking sheet on its side, so the chocolate does not touch the wax paper. Refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes. Reheat the white chocolate in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if necessary. Dab the end of each breadstick with the melted white chocolate. Attach the firm leaves, about 5 to 6 leaves per breadstick, and lay the palm tree on the baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes. Dab more white chocolate onto the palm tree where the leaves are attached to the breadstick. Press a few brown M&M's on for the trees' coconuts. Refrigerate again until set. Massage the green fruit chew into the shape of a bottle. Press a small piece of the wheat stick into the fruit chew for the cork. Press the bottle in the blue frosting for the floating bottle, as pictured. Sprinkle the vanilla wafer crumbs over the raised area of cake to form the island. Just before serving, insert the palm tree bread sticks into the island area of the cake. Place a few brown M&M's into the sand around the trees.


Anthony– June 10th

Chloe– June 15th

Gracey– June 14th

Payton– June 21st


By: Jennifer Maughan n order to honor the important role that fathers play in a family's life, a special day was designated as Father's Day. Father's Day history began at the turn of the twentieth century, and the holiday developed into a full-fledged celebration with gifts and greeting cards. Sonora Dodd wished to have a day where she could honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised six children after his wife died in childbirth. Her father, William Smart, was a farmer who lived in rural Washington, and, as Sonora reached adulthood, she recognized what a sacrifice it was for her father to be a single parent and raise her and her siblings so well. She was inspired by the nationwide holiday that celebrated mothers and was determined that fathers should be recognized in a similar manner. In 1910, she and others celebrated the first informal Father's Day in Spokane, Washington, and the movement spread across the country quickly. President Calvin Coolidge promoted the idea of a national holiday to honor fathers. He, like many, agreed with the idea of a national Father's Day as a way to bring fathers and their children closer together and cement the bonds that exist between them. The holiday didn't become an official nationally recognized day until 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson declared that the third Sunday in June would be the official national Father's Day. Father's Day has emerged as a secular holiday that is celebrated in many countries all over the world. India, New Zealand, Germany, France, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Norway are just a few of the nations who celebrate a Father's Day. In America, the day has evolved to include grandfathers, uncles, stepfathers and any man who acts as a father figure in a person's life.


Each year on June 23, people across the United States celebrate National Pink Day. Today’s holiday is all about pink, whether it is wearing it, eating it, drinking it, driving in it, laying on the beach with it, carrying it, covering up J.Pereira Photography with it or etc. it is just all about pink. So, think pink and celebrate! You can use your imagination today with food coloring, adding it to many different foods, and make pink pancakes, pink scrambled eggs, pink waffles, pink oatmeal, pink cookies, pink cupcakes, pink bread, pink donuts, pink coolwhip, pink pudding, pink milk, pink milkshakes, pink salad dressing, pink coleslaw and the list goes on and on. Have fun with your creativity. When you get dressed you have the option of pink shoes, pink socks, pink pants, pink shorts, pink skirt, pink shirt, pink hair accessory, pink hat and pink sunglasses. Have Fun– Go Pink for the day! Giuliana


Jazzmyne– June 24th

Zaihnyaih– June 27th

Autumn Olivia– June 26th

Chloe– June 30th


By: Autumn Bearden

Ingredients Needed: Cookie Sheet 2 cups of Sugar (Any Brand) 3 quart Saucepan 1 Cup of White Syrup (Karo) Candy Thermometer ½ Cup of Water Tablespoon 4 Cups of Pecans (Fisher) Tools Needed: Measuring Cup 1 Tablespoon of Butter (Land of Lakes) Wooden Spoon 1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda (Arm & Hammer) GETTING READY: Get out your cookie sheet. Grease it with butter. Set aside. Have all ingredients measured and set aside within hands reach. COOKING: In saucepan combine sugar, white syrup and water. Heat to soft ball stage – (240 degrees) stirring constantly. Add pecans. Stir constantly until reaching hard crack stage – (300 degrees). Remove saucepan from heat add butter stirring until completely melted. Add baking soda stirring until it rises to the top of saucepan. Pour immediately on cookie sheet. Place in refrigerator until it cools. Break into pieces and enjoy!!!


Best Friend Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your best friend. It's a day to honor and cherish the relationship. If you're lucky, you have a best friend. If you are real lucky, you have a number of best friends. Best friends are very, very special people. You spend countless hours with your best friend going to events and activities, or just hanging out. You share secrets, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and disappointments with your best friend. Some folks say you can only have one best friend. This author disagrees. You can have a couple at the same time, or several over time. Friends come and go for a variety of reasons. It's the result of many things, including moving, changing schools or jobs, and more. We hope that you are lucky enough to have a number of best friends over the years. Celebrate Best Friend Day by: Spending time with your best friend Making efforts to find a best friend (if you don't currently have one) Giving a small gift or card to your best friend Calling an old best friend that you've lost touch with


Submitted by: Nadia

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 8 slices white or whole grain bread 8 slices of your favorite cheese 32 slices Pepperoni or Turkey Pepperoni Directions Spread butter over 1 side of bread. Turn 4 slices bread over onto a sheet of waxed paper; top each with 1 slice cheese & 8 slices pepperoni.. Close sandwiches with remaining bread buttered sides up. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches; cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cheese is melted and sandwiches are golden brown. Repeat with remaining 2 sandwiches. ENJOY!


Elton John has over a thousand pairs, Canadian singer Corey Hart only wears his at night, and you can tell the good guys from the bad guys in The Matrix by the shape of theirs. What am I talking about? Sunglasses, of course! There’s nothing quite as stylish as a pair of shades, so get out your aviators or your wayfarers and start celebrating Sunglasses Day! Although the origins of Sunglasses Day are unknown, the history of sunglasses stretches as far back as 14th century China, where judges used eyewear made of smoke-colored quartz to mask their emotions. Fast-forward 600 years and modern sunglasses as we know them today were first marketed by entrepreneur Sam Foster on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. One other thing to remember is that sunglasses also help protect your eyes from harmful UV light, so channel your inner-cool and slip on those shades on Sunglasses Day!



June 2014- Issue #5