March 2007 - Canoe Living:

Journey to Tibet
“Incredible” way to turn 65!

By Linda Allen
Contributing Writer
Mount Everest and the other Himalaya have always held a special fascination for me.  I have read every book I could find on the Mount Everest climbing expeditions.  But until recent years, the only access to the Mount Everest Base Camp was by trekking through Nepal.  Even in my younger days, that kind of trekking was not a reasonable option, and I had to be content with pictures. 

Then, last Fall, when Jimmy and I began planning our trip to China, I discovered that I could ride the new express train from Beijing to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and go by four-wheel drive vehicle to the Everest Base Camp.


NY newspaper plugs CeeBee’s citrus

By Bennett Whipple
Bill Burchenal’s CeeBee’s Citrus Groves got a nice plug last month – let’s call it a Valentine’s Day present from the New York Daily News.

It seems that writer Rachael Wharton needed something red for a Valentine gift idea in her “News Bites” column when CeeBee’s Flame grapefruit caught her eye. Rachael describes the Flame variety as “shockingly red,” and also “sweetly tangy,” and she got it right on both counts.


It’s Me or the Dog
Supernanny’s book released in US

By Bennett Whipple
Okay, dog lovers, pay attention. Here’s something you may need if your pet has a behavior problem.

Canine expert Victoria Stillwell, host of Britain’s hit television series It’s Me or the Dog, has now released her book in the US and it might be just what you’ve been looking for.

British born Victoria is also known around these parts as Vikki Zeiler, and is the other half of an acting team that includes husband Van Zeiler, son of Rita and Van Zeiler of Big Canoe.


Allen is Chaplain Emeritus of Big Canoe Chapel
Dr. Jimmy R. Allen is Coordinator
of New Baptist Covenant Celebration ‘08

By Charlene Terrell
Dr Jimmy R. Allen has agreed to become Program Chair and Coordinator of the New Baptist Covenant Celebration at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta January 30-February 1, 2008.

The event, which expects to draw more than 20,000 participants, will be historic. Dr. Bill Leonard, church historian and Dean of Wake Forest Divinity School, says: “Probably not since 1845 has this kind of effort been made to bring together Baptists, black and white, and of diverse theological and regional backgrounds.”


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