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P.E.A.S. MAGAZINE/OCTOBER 2012 WWW.PEASINTHEIRPODS.COM

SHAYTHIA GREEE Missing since 1975 Pompano Beach, Florida

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Find Keiosha ow Foundation

Gaetane Borders/PITP President


Find Keiosha Now Foundation “The Love Of A Stranger” By Gaetane Borders/President PITPS Normally in my Parenting column, I take time to share inspirational and motivational information to help parents navigate through the sometimes challenging job raising children. This month’s article is no different. Only, I am addressing the issue from a slightly different angle. Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with a remarkable woman by the name of Tammy Charles. She reached out to Peas In Their Pods to ask for any assistance possible to help spread awareness about missing teen Keiosha Felix. No, Tammy is not her mother. She is not her sister or aunt. In fact, she has never met Keiosha. Tammy is simply a concerned citizen who emphatically stated to me that she is leading efforts to find Keiosha because it is her conviction to help anybody’s child. It is that conviction that prompted her to start the Find Keiosha Now Foundation. It is also that conviction that drives her to fight for the injustice that she observes as it pertains to this case. What Tammy personifies is the beauty of selflessness and compassion. She also demonstrates that one need not be biologically related in order to help when a child requires it. We are, indeed, all family when it comes to community… aren’t we? Imagine if everyone felt the way Tammy does. I am very confident that our communities would be far different than they are now. That is why our motto at PITP is “It’s EVERYONE’S job to save our children.” Thank you Tammy, and the other countless individuals for your tireless effort to help missing children! KEIOSHA MARIE FELIX Missing Date: Apr 30, 2012 Missing State : LA City: DUSON Sex: Female Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown Race: African American She was last seen on April 30, 2012. Her nickname is Red!! Keiosha has been missing since April 30, 2012. She was last seen at a relative’s home located in Duson, LA. She has not been heard from since. Please call the Duson Police Department at 337-873-6736 if you have any information. www.facebook.com/ findkeioshanow findkeioshanow@gmail.com


A day filled with fun activities and information on a wide range of topics so that preteen girls are empowered with the knowledge and resources to make wise decisions about their health, well-being and future endeavors. If you are interested in registering for this conference, sponsorship, exhibiiting, or volunteer opportunities, contact magnesspr@gmail.com The Miss Expo has become a highly anticipated yearly event entailing a diverse line-up of presentations, speakers, and fun activities.


Stephanie L. Jones, Survivor, Advocate, Speaker & Author I help people understand and heal from the long-term effects of child molestation. www.stephanieljones.com One in three females and 1 in 5 males is sexually abused between the ages of 5 and 16. However, the effects of sexual abuse extend far beyond the years in which it actually takes place. Drug and alcohol abuse, low self-esteem, sexual promiscuity, excessive spending habits, problems forming and maintaining relationships, intimacy problems, weight and health issues, and teenage pregnancy are just some of the results of sexual abuse.

In celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Baltimore Guardian Angels will be hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness seminar with special guest speakers. SPEAK UP, SPEAK LOUD and take an ACTIVE STAD against domestic violence. Baltimore Guardian Angel Headquarters: 1805 Wickes Avenue Baltimore MD 21230 Saturday, October 27, 2012 1::00pm - 4:00pm


P.E.A.S Magazine Were you aware that a child is abducted every 40 seconds in this country? Moreover, did you know that over 40% of these children are African American? If not, you are not alone because few people are aware of this epidemic. The truth is that African American children receive limited media coverage when they go missing.Sadly, without this exposure it is less likely that they will be safely found. The staff at Peas In Their Pods works diligently to spread awareness about this issue by alerting media outlets as needed when African American children are missing or abducted. The media play a critical role in getting news and information out to the public, maybe in the future the role of reporting will include the safety of our children by alerting the public when one of our children are in danger, especially our African American Children, the response time ; immediate. Our mission is to bring awareness to our communities the plight of these children, and to make them a national priority. P.E.A.S Magazine mission, feature the faces of our missing children from state to state, along with details about disappearance, vital statistics, law enforcement contact information. It is very important that our children get as much media attention in locating, every second is critical. Every single day media headlines are reporting stories about our children being abused, neglected by persons who are suppose to love, nuture, encourage and support, the numbers are quickly growing. Something is very wrong! They say it takes a village, then we have to do better‌. . Peas in Their Pods P.O. Box 390296 Snellville, Ga 30039 Business: 770-686-4612 Missing Kids: 516-338-6873 or 301-501-7595 www.peasintheirpods.com

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In This Edition Find Keiosha Now Foundation TAS’ Place Dreams for Change Helpful Hailey Gaetane Borders Sharon Fox Pat Holmes Paula Whitebear-Burton

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SHAYTHIA GREEE Details of Disappearance Shanythia was last seen at her family home in the 1600 block of North Cypress Road in Pompano Beach, Florida on August 26, 1993. Shanythia’s upper right front tooth is gold and engraved with the letter “N.” Her nickname is Nikki and she may also go by the name Torquerta C. Montgomery. Shanythia has a small white skin discoloration on her lower right leg and her ears are pierced. She was last seen wearing white shorts and brown sandals. On the day Shanythia went missing she left her home around 5:00 a.m. to take her boyfriend to work. She seemed to have later returned back home because at 8:00 a.m. her mother reported seeing her car parked in the driveway. Shanythia’s bedroom door was closed so her mother assumed she was in her bedroom. Her mother went to work later that day and returned home about 10:00 p.m. that evening. After seeing Shanythia was not home she did not grow concerned because she figured Shanythia was with her boyfriend and went to bed. At about 3:00 a.m. that following morning Shanythia’s mother woke up and realized she was still not home. Her curfew was at 1:30 a.m. so Shanythia’s mother began to grow concerned. She began contacting family and friends. They waited for her to come home and by the next morning reported her missing, two days after Shanythia was last seen. Investigators soon discovered that Shanythia had not showed up at her part time job at a local Kmart nor had she come by to pick up her paycheck. None of her clothes were missing and there had been no bank account activity since the day she was last seen. Investigators also believed she may have left her home around 8:30 a.m. on the day she was last seen. On August 29, 1993 Shanythia’s white 1992 Pontiac LeMans was discovered locked and abandoned in the parking lot of the Days Inn Motel in the 1400 block of Northwest 31st Avenue in Pompano Beach, Florida. The only clues in the vehicle was her purse, which was found under the front seat of her vehicle, and some fake identification bearing the name of “Torquerta C. Montgomery” inside of her purse. There have been some reports that Shanythia may have been seen speaking to an African American male at the hotel. He was driving an eighteen-wheeler truck with a blue cab and New Jersey License plates. This man has never been identified and Shanythia has never been seen or heard from again.

Shanythia is listed as Endangered Missing. If you have any information concerning the disappearance of Shanythia Mashelle Greene please contact The Broward County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) – Missing Persons Unit or The ational Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (800) 843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)


Fred Wright DOB: Feb 4, 1985 Age Now: 27 Missing: Dec 6, 1998 Missing From: TUSKEGEE AL Sex: Male Race: Black Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Height: 5'9" (175cm) Weight: 115lbs (52kg) He was last seen at his home on the night of December 6, 1998. He was last seen by an adult male who was in the home. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) Tuskegee Police Department (Alabama) - 1-334727-0200

TIMEKA DONYALE PRIDGEN Case Type: Endangered Missing DOB: Sep 8, 1984 Sex: Female Missing Date: May 12, 2001 Race: Black Age Now: 24 Height: 5'7" (170 cm) Missing City: LA GRANGE Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg) Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Missing State : NC Missing Country: United States Case Number: NCMC911721 Circumstances: Timeka's photo is shown age-progressed to 19 years. When Timeka was last seen she had braces on her teeth and light brown highlights in her hair. Her ears are double pierced. She may go by the nickname Meka.

El-Jahid Forever Allah Missing Since: March 14, 2003 from Charlotte, North Carolina Classification: Endangered Missing Date Of Birth: November 12, 2000 Age: 2 Height: 2'5"-2'6" Weight: 30 lbs. Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Race: Black Gender: Male Distinguishing Characteristics: Birthmark under right eye AKA: "El", "Jah" Case Number: 20030325-1718-01; NCMC958842 Allah was last seen on March 14, 2003 in Charlotte, North Carolina in the company of his non-custodial father. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (704) 353-1000

Rilya Alert Criteria• The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger The parent must have contacted law enforcement to report child missing. A RILYA Alert may also be issued if the child is classified as a runaway by the police. If the parent has reported missing child and has convincing evidence that child does not have a history of running away, an alert will be initiated within the 1st hour. We recognize that at times, not all information is readily available (ie. license plate numbers, name of abductor, or witness to abduction. In such cases, the available information will be reviewed and verified prior to RILYA Alert. • The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death. • All children of color meeting the criteria for the Amber Alert will also receive the RILYA Alert If these criteria are met, alert information is assembled for public distribution. This information may include descriptions and pictures of the missing child, the suspected abductor, and a suspected vehicle along with any other information available and valuable to identifying the child and suspect.


TAS’ Place, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit youth center, located in Waldorf, Maryland, that seeks to uplift, encourage and expand the opportunities of youth in particular, disadvantaged and At-Promise youth of all races ranging in ages 5-17. In June 2008, Monica Swann, Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Executive Leader, with the assistance of Cayla Hunter and Asia Howard, both 12 at the time, opened the doors in Snellville, GA. We received our 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service in 2009. Through word of mouth, the Center provides services to youth, both male and female, ranging in ages 5-17. Our youth have the potential to soar to unlimited heights but they lack the motivation to engage in the subject matter and more often than not, are bored with the teaching methods that are currently being used today. TAS' Place is one of the few organizations that is delivering their leadership programs using Hip Hop messages and themes. Oh no, not Hip Hop! Yes, Hip Hop. It is our aim to show that Hip Hop is NOT the beast that everyone thinks it is and that it can be used as a motivational tool to engage our youth. Did you know that Hip Hop is being used to deliver HIV/AIDS awareness programs, conflict management and most recently, violence prevention strategies? So why not use it to develop our youth leaders. After all, aren't you tired of the same-o, same-o? Monica received her B.S. in Management from the University of Maryland, University College and also has an MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix. She is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Public Policy with a focus on Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University. Her dissertation will focus on determining if Hip Hop can be a positive motivator in assisting youth in developing critical thinking and decision making techniques. Monica has also taught Bible Study and Sunday school for sixth through eighth graders and her teaching style was so well received that there were several students in her classes that were in the fifth grade as well as those that were in high school. She has also taught Sunday school for youth ages 512. In her spare time, Monica enjoys exercising, reading, watching movies and dancing. She has also received her Green Belt in Tae Kwon Do and is currently training to run in the Marine Corps Marathon scheduled for October 2012. For more information about TAS’ Place, please visit www.tasplace.org


Lenoria E. Jones Case Type: Non Family Abduction DOB: Jan 3, 1992 Sex: Female Missing Date: Jul 20, 1995 Race: Black Age Now: 20 Height: 3'0" (91 cm) Missing City: TACOMA Weight: 40 lbs (18 kg) Missing State : WA Hair Color: Black Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Brown Case Number: NCMC806901 Circumstances: Lenoria's photo is shown age-progressed to 16 years. She was last seen on July 20, 1995 wearing a black "Barney" T-shirt and blue turquoise pants. Lenoria's hair was in braids. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) Tacoma Police Department (Washington) 1-253-798-4721

Myron Traylor Missing July 27, 1988, PHOENIX, AZ Sandra Traylor watches for news reports on 5year-old Jhessye Shockley, missing for more than two weeks now. "I think a lot about her -- every day it's on the news -- wondering what happened," said Sandra Traylor. The desperate pleas for help by Jhessye's family are heart wrenching. "I know the pain. I know the pain," said Sandra Traylor. Her nephew Myron Traylor went missing July 27, 1988. Thirteen-year-old Myron was last seen buying a cherry

Tineshia Rene Jackson

soda from OK Fish and Chips in south Phoenix. "I

Missing since March 2, 1998 West Covina,

ployees served him. It was the last we saw of

Los Angeles County, California Classifica-

him," said Tommy Hale, the long-time owner of OK

tion: Endangered Missing Date Of Birth:

Fish and Chips. "We searched and searched (and)

July 21, 1981 Age at Time of Disappear-

never came up with anything," said Sandra Traylor.

remember the day he was here. One of my em-

ance: 16 years old , Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1"; 155 - 170 lbs.

Sandra Traylor keeps photos and newspaper clip-

Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female.

pings of Myron in her home, and said she prays for

Brown or black hair; brown or black eyes.

answers every night. Even though 24 years have

Marks, Scars: She has "Tineshia" on her

passed since Myron disappeared, hope was re-

chest or left side of back; a tattoo of a rose

newed two years ago after another high-profile

on her thigh; and "trust no man" tattoo somewhere on body. AKA: Tene- story hit the news. shia Renee Jackson. It was the story of Jaycee Dugard -- found more Circumstances of Disappearance: Jackson was last seen in West Covina,

than 18 years after her kidnapping in south Lake

California on March 2, 1998. She was last known to be in the company of Tahoe. a her boyfriend, Sean Spenser, on March 2, three days before his suicide. Jackson had been living with the 19-year-old Spenser in the 1900 block of "It still gives you hope. Miracles can happen. We're Hawaii. Before his death, a despondent Spenser told a friend that he had still looking for a miracle," said Sandra Traylor. killed Jackson. Investigators: If you have any information concerning this Sandra Traylor said she prays not only for Myron and Jhessye but for all the missing children in Aricase, please contact: West Covina Police Department: 626-814-8557 / 626-939-8540

zona and beyond. "Let all the missing children know that a lot of people are praying for them and their safe return," said Sandra Traylor.


Hassani Campbell

Shy'Kemmia Shy'rezz Pate Missing since September 4, 1998

On Aug. 10, 2009, 5-year-old Hassani Campbell disappeared from an

from Unadilla, Dooly County, Georgia

unlocked car in the Oakland, Calif.

Vital Statistics: Date Of Birth: Octo-

area—according to his caretakers, who recently left town and stopped talking to police and reporters after being investigated for the boy’s murder. Hassani was last seen with his aunt, Jennifer Campbell’s fiancé, Louis Ross, 38, who said he left Hassani sitting in his unlocked BMW, parked outside a shoe store, where

Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing ber 29, 1989 Age at Time of Disappearance: 8 years old Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'4" (132 cm); 59 lbs (27 kg) Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes. She has braided, shoulder length hair with twirls in the front. There

the boy’s aunt worked. The couple also cared for Hassani’s 1-year-old sister. Ross told police he went to unlock the shoe store to allow Hassani to enter the

are 10 to 12 small gold beads in the twirls. Marks, Scars: She

store more easily because Hassani wears leg braces. He said the boy was gone when he returned to the

"Braves" in red on the front; Levi blue jeans; and white K-Swiss

car. Court documents later revealed that Ross had sent angry text messages regarding the boy to Jenni-

cal: Shy-Shy

fer Campbell, threatening to leave Hassani at a train station.

has a surgical scar along her waistline. Clothing: She was wearing a bright, neon green, button-up shirt with the word tennis shoes. AKA: She needs medication for her asthma. Medi-

Circumstances of Disappearance: Pate was last seen near her family's residence on Crumpler Avenue near The Roxy Club in Unadilla, Georgia at approximately 7:00 p.m. on September 4, 1998. Her family planned to attend a football game that eve-

Authorities also revealed Ross had failed a polygraph test on Aug. 13. On Aug. 28, the couple was arrested on suspicion of murder, but both were released

ning and her older sister noticed Pate was missing. The au-

shortly thereafter due to lack of evidence. According to KLIV, the Oakland Tribune is reporting that Ross and Campbell have ended their relationship and gone

Authorities have received numerous tips regarding Pate's disap-

their separate ways. Ross is reportedly living in Arizona and the family home in Fremont, Calif. is vacant and up for sale. In the meantime, Hassani is still missing. He is described as African American with

thorities were summoned after Pate's family was unable to locate her later in the night. She has never been seen again. pearance, but no solid evidence has been located to guide them to her whereabouts. Investigators explored the possibility that Quentin "Droopy" Kendrick, one of her family's neighbors in 1998, may have been involved in her case. Kendrick was arrested in 2001 and charged with several counts of sexual assault. He resided approximately 300 yards from Pate's home at the time she vanished.

brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray pants when he was last seen.

A search of his property did not yield any clues as to Pate's whereabouts. Kendrick is not believed to have been involved in

Anyone with information about Hassani should call the Oakland Police Department at 510-238-3641 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 or 510-777-3211.

her disappearance. Authorities believe that Pate may have been abducted by someone she was familiar with at the time. Her case remains unsolved. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Dooly County Sheriff's Department 229-268-4128 Or GBI Tip Line 800-597-8477


Dreams for Change is a San Diego nonprofit (EIN: 27-

foundation of financial stability and growth. Dreams

0447059) providing homeless families and individuals living in their cars the Safe Parking Program which gives them

for Change major focus is finding new and innovative approaches to on-going and newly emerging homeless issues. We regard innovation as something that

the safe environment needed to rest, access resources and work towards stabilization. Achieving Financial Independence, our financial literacy program provides the education needed to move forward with long term self-sufficiency by teaching the fundamentals of budgeting, credit use and repair while building savings and assets. Not stopping there, we are moving forward with finding ways to improve our process, using thoughtful discussion and collaboration to bring forth our new program, Eat Better Today Mobile Food Truck, and utilizing new and innovative ways of thinking to bring about the changes needed to make our community a better place

does not something that is with a goal of making positive effective change. A new face of transitional homelessness began to appear in increasing numbers in San Diego at the start of the economic recession. Transitional homelessness differs from chronic homelessness in such the major causes to transitional homelessness are medical bankruptcy, unemployment, foreclosures, poor credit, and high housing cost whereas chronic homelessness major causes are mental illness, substance abuse and disability. Major-

for everyone.

ity of San Diego’s homeless children are the transitional homeless. The transitional homeless have mul-

Dreams for Change Mission

tiple barriers to reaching stabilization and sustainability with the lack of financial knowledge being the in-

We believe all people, regardless of socio-economic status should be treated with dignity and respect, and have the

terwoven factor.

opportunities to timely access of quality social services free from harassment, embarrassment and shame. We value new and innovative approaches to bridge gaps in services

Many of these families are living in their vehicles dur-

and make cost-effective change in children, families’ and individuals’ lives. Dreams for Change (DfC) creates programs to address the needs of low to moderate income by empowering individuals and families in building a

and are only temporarily homeless. There are limited resources in place to help the transitional homeless.

ing this transitional period. They often maintain jobs, go to school and maintain community connections,

Further, the existing shelters are consistently full, and if a family can get in, they often separate males


When we started Dreams for Change, we had a vision of doing something different to produce the changes we need in our San Diego community. Though we are a new agency, our team is rich in experience in helping communities and individuals achieve success. I am proud of our team who has helped make the programs a success, and the commitment they give to our clients and the community. Our team is committed to a set of core values of programming and services. We believe regardless of your individual situation you deserve a chance to succeed and thrive with dignity and respect. We believe in purposeful programming with measurable outcomes. Through purposeful programming we bring a level of financial responsibility to utilize every dollar and resource effectively. We utilize and embrace technology as a way to reduce overhead while providing quality on site services. We capitalize on the power of community volunteers and interns who bring added resources and skills to programming. We also believe in the strength in collaborations and partnerships to minimize duplication of services and to bridge services together. We encourage clients and staff to utilize existing programs and to hold programs, services and systems accountable for the services they provide. We welcome conversations and new ideas on ways to address San Diego social needs. We are building a foundation where ideas and effective programming lead to funding opportunities and positive change in our communities. We are exploring new and innovative options. We aspire to be an agency that makes effective differences in the communities of San Diego County. Teresa L. Smith, CEO and females, do not allow pets, and impose strict curfews not allowing for work and current life commit-

ments making them unsuitable for families. The families become discouraged due to difficulties of obtaining available resources and benefits. Because of this, it is essential to for them to be able to safely park each night and to access essential resources so that they can successfully transition back into stable housing. DfC believes it is our responsibility to assist families and individuals in the San Diego community who have become homeless during this economic crisis and need help to get back on their feet. We seek to prevent children and families from facing the serious problems and dangers of living on the streets and/or in public parking lots such as being exposed to drug abuse, being recruited for prostitution or gangs, being robbed or in a violent situation and getting preyed upon. We seek to increase the security in the community to greatly diminish threats of violence or other criminal acts committed by street criminals to the transitional homeless.

www.dreamsforchange.org


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Directions:Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken pieces an cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken. Add remainin ingredients, heating over medium Heat until well mixed and dissolved. Add chicken and bring to a hard boil. Reduce hea and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over hot rice and ENJOY

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ITALIA MEATBALLS 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 lb. ground pork 1 large eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, or use enough to hold the meat together (no dry breadcrumbs? Just soak 3 slices of bread in the 1/3 cup of milk ) 1 -2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic ( or use 1 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste) 1 -2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste, I use 2 teaspoons seasoned salt) 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/3 cup milk ( can use up to 1/2 cup milk) 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano ( optional, or to taste) 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley ( or 2 tablespoons dried parsley) Spaghetti sauce Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Shape into small meatballs (at this point you can place on a jelly-roll/baking sheet and freeze to use later, or cover with plastic wrap refrigerate up to 24 hours before using). Drop the meatballs into your favorite simmering pasta sauce, do not stir for at least 20 minutes or you will risk breaking the meatballs. Continue cooking in the simmering sauce for another 20 minutes (depending on how fast your sauce is simmering 40 minutes total should fully cook the meatballs). After the 40 minutes cooking time continue cooking your sauce with the meatballs in for as long as desired. **note** you may also bake the meatballs at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

CARROT CAKE 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 3/4 cups white sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups shredded carrots 1 cup flaked coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 (8 ounce) cans crushed pineapple, drained 1/2 cup raisins (optional) FROSTIG 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 cups icing sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan, or 2 round cake pans. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; make a well in the center and add sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix with wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in carrots, coconut, walnuts, raisins, and pineapple. Pour into cake pan and bake for about 45 minutes for 9x13 pan or about 30 minutes for round layers, until toothpick comes out clean. Don't panic, the center will sink a little. Allow to cool; when cool, ice the cake. You can certainly use your favorite cream cheese frosting to ice this cake, but the one I've included is highly recommended (I usually leave the cake in the 13x9 pan and just frost the top). To make the frosting: Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth; add the icing sugar and beat until creamy. Garnish cake with chopped walnuts.


Sharaun Cole Missing since February 25, 1983 from New York City, New York Classification: Endangered Missing. Vital Statistics: •Date Of Birth: October 8, 1970 •Age at Time of Disappearance: 12 years old •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"-5'7; 110-150 pounds •Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes. •Clothing: Beige jacket, blue jeans and blue & white sneakers.•Other: Cole may use "October 8, 1969" as an alternate date of birth.•DNA: Available. Circumstances of Disappearance: Cole was last seen outside her family's New York City home on February 25, 1983. Investigators: If you have any information concerning Cole's case, please contact: New York City Police Department 1-212-694-7781 All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis. Agency Case Number: KNMP02618 NCMEC #: NCMC857497 NCIC Number: M-136482540 Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.


Kynande Kalehje Bennett Missing Since: September 29, 2002 from Whiteville, North Carolina Classification: Endangered Missing Date Of Birth: August 24, 1998 Age: 4 Height: 3'10" Weight:: 90 lbs. Hair Color: Brown/Black Eye Color: Brown Race: Black Gender: Female Distinguishing Characteristics: Light complexion. Pierced ears.Birthmark on her arm in the shape of a seashell. Her hair was styled in small braids tied with small bows and/or barrettes. Clothing: Gray FUBU t-shirt, blue jeans, white socks and blacksneakers. NCIC Number: M-552739886 ber: NCMC946349

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Kynande was reportedly last seen by her mother, Vartasha "Tasha" McCullough, at a K-Mart department store at 5:00 p.m. They resided in Conway, South Carolina and were visiting Kynande's uncle in Whiteville, North Carolina that day. At first

“my truth is our children need us more than ever before, with a need we can no longer ignore . . . for if we don't dearly invest in our children today, tomorrow we will all have to severely pay…….. “

McCullough claimed Kynande disappeared in an aisle of the store, but she later changed her story and said she walked into the store and thought Kynande was behind her, but turned around and she was gone. Nobody remembered seeing the child with her mother in K-Mart that day. Investigators claim that there is no evidence that Kynande was even in the state at the time. No one other than Kynande's parents saw her in the two days before she was reported missing. Authorities later discovered biological evidence in McCullough's apartment that suggested a physical assault had taken place. The evidence was matched through DNA to Kynande.aiding and abetting, unlawful neglect of a child and inflicting great bodily harm on a child. The judge sentenced her to 20 years in prison.

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MONTHLY TREAT PAT HOLMES CRANBERRY TOFFEE OATMEAL COOKIES 1 Cup butter ¾ Cup granulated sugar ¾ Cup packed light brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ¾ Cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ Cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1 Cup toffee bits (or ½ of a 10 ounce package) 1 6oz. package dried sweetened cranberries Preheat oven 350 degrees In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugars and salt until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add flour and baking soda then oat and stir until all dry ingredients are combined. Stir in toffee bits and cranberries. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls unto a greased or parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes –edges should be golden and centers should be just set when done. Remove from oven and let rest 3-4 minutes before removing the pan


Helpful Hailey Helpful Hailey is cool new character that will get kids excited about helping, being organized, and responsible. Throughout the book Hailey tries her best at whatever she does but, it never comes out right. In the end, we show them the right ways to do things. With Hailey's fun, energetic, and helpful spirit, kids will be super excited to go on the ride with her!

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KEVIN ANDERSON DOB: Jul 8, 2001 Missing: Mar 31, 2004 Age Now: 7 Sex: Male Race: Biracial Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Height: 3'0" (91 cm) Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg) Missing From: NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. Circumstances of Disappearance: He was last seen at home on March 31, 2004. Kevin was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Maria Lujan. A felony warrant was issued for the abductor on May 21, 2004. He has a purplish birthmark on the lower right side of his back. Kevin is Biracial. He is Black and Hispanic. The abductor may use the alias date of birth January 1, 1959. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1800-THE-LOST) Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (California) 1-213-9743607


Reuben Bennett Blackwell II Missing since May 6, 1996 from Clinton, Prince George's County, Maryland Vital Statistics •Date Of Birth: December 29, 1992 •Age at Time of Disappearance:3 years old •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'0"; 36 lbs.•Distinguishing Characteristics:Black male. Black hair; brown eyes. Circumstances of Disappearance: Blackwell was last seen in Clinton, Maryland on May 6, 1996. He was abducted by his noncustodial father, Reuben Bennett Blackwell. A felony warrant for Kidnapping was issued for the abductor on March 29, 2000. The child may be going by the first name "Bennett." The abductor has threatened to harm his son and himself. The abductor's hair is graying at his temples. Investigators: If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:Prince George County Police at 301-868-8773


Yesterday Yesterday is gone …forever gone, a day to be seen no more…so why does it still seem to be haunting me…? Everyone deals with this I am sure, the thoughts of what’s done is done, that it can’t be changed only resolved, but the factor of it all is that it was an occurrence that still bothers you. Spiritually you try to equip yourself with the armor that God’s got a bigger plan for you, and that He has to take you through something in order for you to get to something, the something that He has for you. It definitely doesn’t seem that way when you have to deal with so much, but that’s the way that it is. Coming from the heart, I am a spiritual person all day everyday; however, things get to me and do weigh me down at times. I have had so much happen to me within these past several weeks, so much has occurred that I can’t see where it all begins and at times where it all ends, but I know that I can’t give up, I have to keep pushing. Let me tell you a story, a story that is true, that only happened mere days ago…my family and I had just made it back into town and were trying to get everything done so that we could all get some rest. We heard a loud boom, and felt the house literally shake, we thought something had hit the house only to look out of the window to see a man and three kids rush out of a vehicle that had a tree lying across the front of it. We all ran out to make sure that they were all okay as the man looked a little dazed. Of course 9-1-1 was called to get help and we made sure all of the vehicles occupants were out, basically stunned that this is something that happened, but definitely thanking God that no one was hurt. What really stood out in my mind was that the young boy was on his way to get into the passenger side of the vehicle and heard the tree crackling as it was about fall and he ran away from the vehicle prior to the impact. What a scary thought when the tree was finally removed from atop the vehicle as there was a hole in the hood and the passenger side windshield was not only shattered, but crushed in. All we could think about was “what if this child had not heard it and was in the vehicle…”;we as flesh are always good with the “what if’s” and “should have’s”, but the reality is he wasn’t, God allowed his ears to be alerted by the danger that was about to occur. No one can tell me that this was not God’s fine tuning in this situation and definitely a testimony to share. We may never know what the plan was that day, if perhaps it was to change something within every person in that vehicle or perhaps every person that came to the sight of the incident…? For everything that has happened to me in these past few weeks, the emotions that have been rocketed into my life, and all that I’ve seen it would be very easy for me to throw in the towel and say that I give up, but wouldn’t I just be allowing the enemy to win? Yes, and I refuse to allow that to be. Yesterday is gone, and while reminisce of it is still there, just as with the tree, the things that happened are no more. While the things that we deal with have a bearing on our lives even years after they take place in the way that we react or make decisions in a situation we have to make the decision to trust God in them. Has He ever steered you wrong? For me, NEVER! Every day is blessing that I do not deserve, and for every situation that makes my life so much harder at that time there is always victory in it. I am more than conqueror because no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and for that I thank God for Yesterday. Much Love and God Bless, Paula WhitebearWhitebear-Burton


The Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign seeks to raise awareness of the simple, yet powerful actions that parents, kids, and educators can take to prevent bullying. Bullying hurts our kids. It can have a lasting and damaging impact on their lives – sometimes more than we realize. Our goal is to raise awareness of the simple, yet powerful actions that parents, kids, and educators can take to prevent bullying. We hope to inspire millions of bystanders to take action by speaking up when they see bullying and to grow a community committed to ending bullying.


We should give meaning to life, not wait for life to give us meaning.


P.E.A.S Magazine October 2012