Once a Sheep Dog, Always a Sheep Dog!

J. Michael Brown-ABC News “Mike Jones is the hero in all this.” Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt credits his man in charge of security with ending a frightening situation at Tuesday’s board meeting. Jones fired the shots that felled Clay Allen Duke, the man who pulled a gun in the meeting chamber and began firing wildly while board members scrambled to safety. Jones was taken to Bay Medical Center after complaining of chest pains a short time later. A hospital spokesperson said Jones was in stable condition Tuesday night. Jones spent 20 years with the Panama City Police Department, retiring as a detective in 1996. He served two terms on the School Board (1996-2004), made an unsuccessful bid for Bay County Sheriff – he lost in the primary to eventual winner Frank McKeithen – and has been in charge of the school district’s safety and security for nearly ten years. He is, in fact, the school district’s Police Chief. Jones was summoned from...
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1st Annual Sheep Dog Christmas Outreach

Following our successful Thanksgiving Basket Drive, we are busy identifying and adopting Sheep Dog families in need for Christmas. The focus for Thanksgiving was to provide each adopted Sheep Dog family a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. For Christmas, our focus is the children. We may provide some basic Holiday food items for each family, but our first objective is to ensure that the children in each family have a wonderful Christmas. So far we have identified 8 Sheep Dog families with children that need assistance this year. Our objective is to adopt 15 families. In the coming days, via our facebook page, we will list the age and sex of the children from each family, along with their needs, i.e. preferred toys, clothing sizes, etc… You can contact us through our website, facebook or twitter if you are interested in adopting a child or family this Christmas. Also, if you know of a Sheep Dog family in need, please let...
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1st Annual Sheep Dog Thanksgiving Basket Drive

Our 1st Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive was a success! As always, you find yourself wishing you could do more to help, but we’re sure the twelve Sheep Dog families we were able to assist this Thanksgiving appreciated everything we did. We were able to provide each family with a turkey, ham, pies, vegetables, fruit, etc… for their Thanksgiving Day meal. For a couple of our adopted Sheep Dog families we were also able to provide formula for the babies, and also a few clothes for the young children. At a minimum we would like to adopt twice the number of families next year. Keep us in mind next Thanksgiving if you are interested in adopting a Sheep Dog family in need. $50 will pay for a family of 4 to 6 to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, or you can provide specific items needed to fill the baskets.   Also, we are in the process of identifying Sheep Dog...
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The 2010 Turkey Trot was a Great Success!

This years Turkey Trot was a great success! The weather was a little nasty, but we had a good showing considering. We cannot say Thank You enough to everyone that participated in the run. And a special Thank You goes to our sponsors & volunteers, we could not have made this event happen without the people who were willing to get up early on Thanksgiving Day morning and stand in the cold wind and rain. We are already making plans for next years run, so start training now, and start encouraging your friends and family to join you for next years Turkey Trot. We look forward to having this as an annual event in Rogers/Bentonville every Thanksgiving! We have several additional pictures posted on our facebook page if you are interested. ...
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2nd Annual NWA TURKEY TROT 2010

5K Charity Run and Fun Walk November 25th, 2010 8:00 AM Sponsored by: Center for Nonprofits & Fuse Fitness Center Benefiting: The Children’s Shelter Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Arkansas Visitation and Exchange Center The Northwest Arkansas Turkey Trot second annual 5k Run and Fun Walk is just a few days away. The run will take place on Thanksgiving Morning at the Center for Non Profits (the former St. Mary’s Hospital) on Walnut in Rogers, AR. Visit our web site at www.NWATurkeyTrot.org for information about the race, to register for the race, and for the names of the organization’s sponsored in this event. We are happy to answer any questions or provide information regarding the event. We welcome calls or emails expressing interest. Please feel free to contact any one of the following organizers: Mike Trexler of Fuse Fitness Centers mtrexler@fusewellness.com or 479-845-8000; Lara Sandusky of Arkansas Visitation and Exchange Center lara_sandusky@yahoo.com or 479-586-1238 & 479-845-8000 Lance Nutt of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Lance@SheepDogIA.org or 479-466-9713 NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TURKEY TROT 2010 GOBBLE FACTS Event: Our race features a...
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Adopt A Sheep Dog Family in Need

Our Sheep Dog Holiday Program is in full swing! We are sponsoring and assisting 10 Sheep Dog families for Thanksgiving & an additional 10 families for Christmas. If you are interested in sponsoring or adopting a Sheep Dog family this Holiday Season please let us know. You can donate money or support materials (Thanksgiving meal items such as canned vegetables, desert, etc…& or the same for Christmas, to include toys for the children) towards our Sheep Dog adoption program, or you can adopt an entire Sheep Dog family. We have identified 10 families that need our assistance this Thanksgiving and are working on identifying an additional 10 families for Christmas. Contact us directly if you are interested in supporting our Holiday program and our efforts to adopt Sheep Dog Families in Need. The list of families include four military, three law enforcement, and three fire & rescue. We will not list names, but we can provide family size, to include the...
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Marine Runs Marathon in a Gas Mask to Raise Awareness for Disabled Veterans

By Cristina Corbin Published November 11, 2010 – FoxNews.com Why would a U.S. Marine run more than 26 miles wearing a gas mask that restricts up to 30 percent of his oxygen? To call attention to those who will never be able to run again. One year ago, Marine Sgt. Jeremy Soles founded Team X-T.R.E.M.E. (Train, Rehabilitate, Empower, Motivate, Endure), a non-profit organization that raises awareness for wounded veterans. The group, which consists of five runners and five volunteer board members, attempts rigorous physical challenges to bring attention to the struggles of disabled service members. So when Soles met Cpl. John Peck at Walter Reed Army Medical Center last month, the 33-year-old Marine had all the inspiration he needed for this year’s challenge. Peck, 24, had lost his arms and legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in May. But when he met with Soles, his attitude was buoyant, and Soles decided he’d run the 26.2-mile Marine Corps Marathon in his honor. And he’d do it while...
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