Posts by mom_in_las_vegas
SHANNON WEST-REDWINE 5:52 am / 04 December 2012 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
SHANNON WEST-REDWINE Shannon Erin West Redwine, 45, of Las Vegas, entered into heaven surrounded by family and friends Nov. 30, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Redwine; children, Michael Jones, Micaela Redwine and Shane Loyd; grandson, Noah; parents, Maj. Gen. (retired) and Mrs W. Thomas West; sister, Dr. Robin McGlohn and husband Judd McGlohn; brother, Brian West and wife Michelle West; nieces, Reagan Lynne West and Lauren Erin McGlohn; many devoted aunts, uncles and cousins; and Kitten. Shannon was born in Selma, Ala., and grew up around the world in her military family. She was a graduate of Florida State University and UNLV, with a master's degree in social work. She retired in 2010 as regional homeless services coordinator for southern Nevada. Shannon helped establish several community programs and initiatives in southern Nevada, including the Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force, the Clark County Neighborhood Services Unit, the Ready for Life Collaborative (focusing on transitioning youth and young adults) and Camp AnyTown. Recently, HELP of Southern Nevada renamed its facility for young people the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center in recognition of her tireless efforts in advocating for homeless youth in southern Nevada. Shannon's love for her community and passion for helping the disadvantaged was her life's work and is her legacy. Shannon was a member of Green Valley Christian Center, Leadership Las Vegas, American Society for Public Administration, Clark County Citizens' Advisory Committee and a loyal member of the FSU Silver State Seminole Alumni Association. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Heather Allen and the staff of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada and Sunrise Hospital for their diligent and compassionate care during Shannon's cancer journey. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Palm Mortuary-Downtown, 1325 N. Main St. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Green Valley Christian Center, 711 Valle Verde Court, Henderson. In lieu of flowers, donations to celebrate Shannon's life may be made to HELP of Southern Nevada's Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Southern Nevada Homeless and Housing Trust Fund, Camp AnyTown, the Nevada Community Foundation Shannon West Redwine Fund, the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Coroner’s Inquest – STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW 5:20 am / 04 December 2012 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
Meet outside the County Commission building at 9:15 a.m. on December 4, 2012. We will have free t-shirts so you can tell the Commission: “Start the Inquests. We deserve to know.”
Mission Statement, Occupy Las Vegas, English/Spanish 10:30 am / 15 October 2011 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
http://occupylasvegas.org/10/13/2011Mission Statement: Occupy Las VegasThe first questions that come out of anyone’s mouth whenever a new political movement arises are, “Who are they?” and “What do they want?”They are good questions that should…
Map, Protest March, Occupy Las Vegas, October 15, 2011 10:27 am / 15 October 2011 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
World Revolution Day – Fremont Street Protest March 10:20 am / 15 October 2011 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
Dylan Ratigan (rightfully) loses it on air 8:33 am / 11 October 2011 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
Gail’s Veggie Chili Beans 6:39 pm / 23 July 2011 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
Gail’s Veggie Chili Beans – No meatI do not soak the beans over night. And, I do not bring them to a boil and let them soak, etc.Total prep and cooking takes about 4 hours.1 1/2 gallons of water in a large pot.Put stove on high heat.Rinse 1/2 gallon o…
Sharing Food – Soup 6:10 pm / 23 July 2011 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
In a large pot add water and put stove on high. Lower heat to medium if/when necessary.
ALL ingredients are optional.
2 onions, chopped
5-6 stalks celery, chopped
5-6 carrots, chopped
6-8 large potatoes, cubed
Optional, any other vegetable, fresh or frozen, ie. broccoli, mixed vegetables, green beans, peas, corn.
Optional, one or two cups of mixed lentil beans, raw split peas.
When vegetables are cooked or almost cooked, add to boiling water about 16 ounces of uncooked elbow macaroni or cut up spaghetti or any other macaroni.
Add seasoning. Seasoning can consist of a "touch" of salt, garlic, onion salt, oregano, and basil. Optional, if I have extra spaghetti sauce, I add 2-4 cups of sauce to this pot.
Sharing Food – Rice 5:44 pm / 23 July 2011 by mom_in_las_vegas, at Activists in Las Vegas
In the past, when we received already prepared products - donations from the stores - meat, fish, cheese, etc., we would immediately distribute the food to the needy rather than having it all go to waste.
Long grain brown rice when we have it, white rice if brown rice not available.
Optional - add chopped onion to water before adding rice.
1/2 gallon of water in large pot
Add a little vegetable oil to water
High heat until boiling
Add 1/4 gallon of rice and stir thoroughly for vegetable oil to prevent rice from sticking
Lower heat to a low, cover pot.
Rice is usually done when all water in the pot is gone.
White rice takes 15-20 minutes to cook.
Brown rice takes about 45-50 minutes to cook.
Seasoning for rice is optional, ie. salt.
If rice is done cooking for "awhile" and you need to get it hot again:
In a small pot, boil water, chopped onion, and seasoning to taste. Seasoning can consist of a "touch" of salt, garlic, onion salt, oregano, and basil. Optional, if I have extra spaghetti sauce, I add that to this pot and heat, reducing the amount of water.