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LCN Again!

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S P E C I AL PO I NT S O F I N TE R E S T:  Winter Greetings  BETA  Meals on Wheels  Estella M. Pyfrom

 Mom’s for Marijuana  Dandelion Greens


Just dropping by for a drink… Photography by E.J.Benson







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Cannabis Corner


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Wintertime A time for cold weather in the northern hemisphere. Leaves are falling and animals are migrating south; only in FL. For the winter is the robin. A time of holidays or holy days, for those of a religious persuasion. For those interested in making more money in the present fiscal year, it’s selling-time! Be more

American and buy some stuff, whether you truly need it or not. A time for the annual family gathering. Every time we see or speak to our loved ones should be a special day. For today was not promised to any of us. We go to sleep each night, sure that we will

wake in the morning. Yet there are many who will not wake up. Some have been sick and others have not. Everyone is someone’s child. Someone’s mother or father. Their life is just as special and important as yours. Sure they maybe a little weird. Aren’t we all?

Reach out in love this winter and every day to people who need the love, compassion, hugs and smiles that only you can give.

Wishing you and yours all the universe has to offer, now and always! Peace, Namaste.

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It’s easy sometimes to sit back and criticize another’s parenting skills. Are you willing to do anything? Or are you a talk? Perhaps that mother could use a ride? Someone to help with the kid’s homework? Where is her dinner coming from tonight? Will you let some man with sketchy motives step in to help with her stress? We all need a support system. Why not take her and her kids to church with you? Or help with her

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laundry? Maybe give her a ride to grocery store? Maybe she didn’t have a mother to show her how to be a good mom. Can you offer something? Besides criticism? Can you? Will you? Make a difference. Where can you turn if you are pregnant, or a teen mother, and need a safe place to live? Regardless of your age, our program offers a home environment, caring staff and all of the services needed to get you back on your feet.

BETA Center's 24-bed facility provides shelter combined with an indepth support program for women who are seeking to change the direction of their future and gain selfsufficiency. For volunteer opportunities and /or if you are interested in organizing a collection drive please contact Xiomara Matos at 407-2771942 x135 or

Herstory— Strong, Entreprene urial , Empathetic, Mothers, Sisters, Wimmin. Giving of t hemselves.

Not believing the l abels. Living ,

Loving and Givi ng of themselves w/ the gifts the y are/were endowed by the Cre ator. .The Universe.

Estella Mims Pyfrom B orn in Quincy, Florida. She is the second oldest of six daughters and one son. Estella’s father, Roy L. Mims, was a migrant worker, a crew leader and a camp manager for many years. She grew up in Belle Glade, Florida where attended Everglades Vocational High School grades 112 at Okeechobee Center in Belle Glade, Florida. She began her college career at, A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she earned her B.S. Degree and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, Vocational Home Economics and Administration and SuperviMission Statement—To entertain and

sion. Estella later attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, where she earned her certification in Guidance and Counseling. Estella is also certified by the State of Florida as a Supreme Court Justice trained Mediator. Additional diplomas: Culinary Arts, Cake Decorating and Floral Designing. Estella recently piloted a tutoring program for children of

homeless families, sponsored by the Palm Beach County School District. Estella’s Brilliant Bus pledge is to continue to extend her services throughout Palm Beach County. During the past two years, Estella has organized and operated a food pantry and is now a partner with Feeding South Florida, which is a regional branch of Feeding America distributing food to approx. 3,000 individuals each month.

Estella’s Brilliant Bus is a taxexempt, non-profit organization registered w/ the State of Florida. and IRS as a 501(c)(3).

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educate others. We welcome input and Free to lesbians Worldwide. encourage you to be part of this endeavor. “Live, Laugh, Learn and Dance and Let Grandma/Grandpa Name: smoke pot,” is our motto. Address: We at LCN Again! Support cannabis City: and hemp, medical and recreational and State: organizations who advocate toward that Country: end. Pls check out our ebooks: Ella and Pat’s Place at—https;//www.

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Groups / Public Service transportation New volunteers are required to Meals On Wheels go through a 2 hour orientation. Deliver meals to homebound senClasses are held twice per month. iors Please contact our volunteer dePickup sites throughout Orange partment to register for our next County class. Routes open Monday – Friday. Es- Home Improvement timated route delivery time is 1½ to 2 Individuals volunteering for the hours, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p. Home Improvement Department m. Volunteers provide their own provide exterior painting for our

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Green Oleander: The cardiotonic proper-

However, despite the common ties of oleanders have been exploited "poisonous" designation of this therapeutically and as an instrument of plant, very few toxic events in husuicide since antiquity. Toxic expomans have been reported. According sures of humans and wildlife to oleanto the Toxic Exposure Surveillance der cardenolides occur with regularity System (TESS) in 2002 there were throughout geographic regions where these plants grow. The human mortal- 847 human exposures to oleander ity associated with oleander ingestion reported to poison centers in the is generally very low, even in cases of United States. Despite this exposure level, from 1985 through 2005, only intentional consumption (suicide atthree deaths were reported. Reactempts). tions to ingestion of this plant can Experimental animal models have include both gastrointestinal and been successfully utilized to evaluate cardiac effects. various treatment protocols designed The gastrointestinal effects can to manage toxic oleander exposures. consist of nausea and vomiting, exThe data reviewed indicate that small cess salivation, abdominal pain, dichildren and domestic livestock are at arrhea that may or may not contain increased risk of oleander poisoning.

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Mom’s for Marijuana

The Information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. There is information from both sides of the Cannabis debate and we hope you use our site as a starting point to begin your own in-depth research, critical thinking and analysis of the Cannabis plant. Moms for Marijuana's

goals are to spread awareness, increase and promote education, and create educated discussion within our local communities that is based upon scientific evidence, critical thinking, and logic. We are accomplishing these goals through the use of our website, social networking sites, literature and fliers, public educational meetings, and awareness rallies on the streets of our cities. We are speaking for the Cannabis plant, and the future generations of our world. Moms for Marijuana is a grassroots network and organization of parents

client’s homes. Any day Monday – Saturday, by appointment Supervised on-the-job training Office Volunteers Assist with data entry Bulk mailing Filing and other clerical duties For more information about our services, call 407.615.8987 email mainof blood, and especially in horses, colic. Cardiac reactions consist of irregular heart rate, sometimes characterized by a racing heart at first that then slows to below normal further along in the reaction. The heart may also beat erratically with no sign of a specific rhythm. Extremities may become pale and cold due to poor or irregular circulation. Reactions to poisonings from this plant can also affect the central nervous system. These symptoms can include drowsiness, tremors or shaking of the muscles, seizures, collapse, and even coma that can lead to death. So please do not eat or let your horse, dog or child eat either. I tasted some, in the pursuit of gardening knowledge. It was quite bitter to my taste buds.

and other citizens across the world who are concerned with the ignorant war that continues to be fought against the Cannabis (Hemp or Marijuana) plant. We focus on raising awareness, promoting education, and creating discussion regarding every variety and use of Cannabis. We stand together to demand that it is time to thoroughly research and openly discuss the numerous benefits of this plant. Here is an event for my MN friends. Saturday December 21, 2013 4:20 PM 6:00 PM Monthly on the third Saturday Todd Park, Austin, MN The 3rd Saturday of everymonth in Todd Park - Austin, MN It's time to talk while we walk... bring some chalk!

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Affirmation for the Moment

Write it on your heart... Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt, crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays… ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aunt Jeannie says... Don’t let December be the only month that you tell the ones you love, that you love them. Wishing you peace, joy and love.

Live, Laugh, Dance, Learn and Let Grandma smoke pot.

Home and Garden Look for young, tender leaves. Like other leafy greens, dandelion greens are an outstanding source of vitamins A and K. To tame the greens’ natural bitterness, cook them with dried fruit, toasted nuts, and olive or nut oil. Dandelion Greens with Currants and Pine Nuts Serves 6 Ingredients: About 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 lb. dandelion greens, ends trimmed, roughly chopped (about 2½ qts.) 1/8 tsp. each kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp. each dried currants and toasted pine nuts. Lemon wedges (optional) 1. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring, about 30 seconds. 2. Add dandelion greens in batches, turning frequently with tongs. Increase heat to medium-high, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and continue to cook, turning with tongs, until greens are wilted and tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. 3. Add currants and pine nuts and cook 1 minute more. Trans-

fer to a serving dish and drizzle with about 1 tbsp. more oil. Serve with a squeeze of lemon if you like. Per serving: 113 Cal. Other ways to eat dandelion greens. 1. Sauté with spinach and layer into your favorite vegetarian lasagna. 2. Toss in a salad with sliced apples, blue cheese, and toasted walnuts. 3. Add chopped greens to pasta during the last minute of cooking, then mix with parmesan & toasted almonds.

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"A Weed is a flower too, once you get to know it." ~ Eeyore, from Winnie the Pooh

The greenhouse is erected. I guess you could call it that. What happened was… the outdoor tent which covers my sawhorses w/ plants on top, was wrapped in plastic drop cloth. Wind blocked and warm inside. So, the greenhouse is ready. Herbs have been sown. Basil, parsley, cilantro ad spinach. Christmas cactus is budding!

The compost bin is working wonderfully. Haven’t tried the dandelion greens yet. Think springtime will be my prime dandelion gathering season. Though I may eat the ones growing outside my backdoor...just to get and idea of how they taste. My partner and I have assigned ourselves a community service project. Painting.

We both love to paint and the art on the windows at the daycare center in the neighborhood was faded and peeling. We had the time and the paint so each Sunday we go paint. If you see us, please join us, we’d love to meet you and the window is going to take a while b/c it’s BIG!

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Meals on Wheels, Mom's for Marijuana, BETA and dandelion greens...yum! Have a happy Winter.

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