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Any Sid Henderson Missionaries out there? 28 Nov 2012
Hey, any Pres Sid Henderson or Garth Eames missionaries out there looking at this message? Tui, HomObray, Dar man, Martinez, Sammy, Deemer, Michelle Davis, Jim Davis, Sampson, Okelberry, Tom Wright, Dar-man, etc?? How in the world are y'all? Write me a message when you can you old geezers. I noticed the Beckett brothers are still walking the streets of Parkersburg! Wow.
James Allen Send Email
searching 22 Aug 2010
hi im looking for a missionary who was here in martinsville, va...elder mullendorf...if anyone knows him or if he sees me and my email thak you...
Angela Renee Cross Garcia Send Email
Elkins WV 06 Jul 2009
Just trying to find some past missionaries that have served in Elkins, WV. I tried going through the members and posts but it takes toooo long. So if there's any out there that served here let me know. We'd love to hear from you!!
Questie Collins Reams Send Email
President Hamblin's Funeral 06 Oct 2008
Parley C. Hamblin

Leaving many people who will miss his wonderful, happy spirit, Parley Cardon Hamblin, died on Oct. 2, 2008, at Rogue Valley Medical Center. He was born on the 27th of July 1932 in Eagar, Arizona, which is a small mountain town, at 7100 foot elevation. He will return to Eagar, where he will be buried beside his parents, Roscoe and Dora Hamblin, and a baby daughter who preceeded him in death.

His adult life was spent in Mt. Shasta and Yreka, Calif., where he owned glass shops. He moved to Medford in 2006.

He always had a strong testimony on the Savior, and tried to live his life following Jesus' example. He belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in many positions in the church, including being a Bishop, Stake President, a Mission President, and Stake Patriarch and a faithful home teacher. He had an amazing capacity to love all he met and made everyone feel that love. He was the patriarch of his family of seven children; 24 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by his wife Katherine and his wonderful children and their families.

There will be a viewing at the Perl Funeral Home in Medford from 7 to 8:30 on Tuesday evening, the 7th of October. The following day will be the funeral at 10 am, at the LDS church on Juanipero Way.

Parley's wife and children would like to express their appreciation for the outpouring of love and wonderful support they have received from the many people who loved Parley.

Published in the Medford Oregon Mail Tribune on 10/5/2008
Christopher Lowe Send Email
Campbells 04 Oct 2008
I am trying to find a family I taught in Morgontown, WV. We stayed in touch for years, but quit writing as much and lost touch. I heard they moved, but don't know where. Have searched for years and can't find them. Does anyone have any contact information on the Campbell family: Mike, Traci, James, Chelsea and Caitlin who lived in Morgantown, WV back in the 90s. I've heard James is on a mission. If anyone has any information, please HELP!! I would love to get in touch with them again. Thanks!!
Dayna C Baldwin Send Email
President Hamblin's passing 04 Oct 2008
Parley Hamblin, 76, passed away Oct. 2, 2008. Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home-Medford Oregon.

When I find out the full funeral arrangements I will send a mass email.
Christopher Lowe Send Email
Mormon Themed Restaurant 06 Sep 2007
I thought this was funny.....From the Deserest Morning News....

Rumor has it that there is an idea floating around out there for a chain of non-pretentious Mormon-themed restaurants called The Steak Center (Where There's Never a Dry, Boring Meat-ing!).

Each Steak Center will have one enormous dining area with basketball hoops at either end and folding metal chairs and long tables covered in plastic tablecloths. The Steak Centers will not have hostesses, but greeters. Men in their seventies will meet you at the door and talk like they have known you all your life.

The main menu items will be: Porterhouse Rockwell Steak, Primary Rib and the Poor Wayfaring Pan of Beef, garnished with Parsley P. Pratt Funeral Potatoes. They will also have, when it's in season, Eliza R. Snow crab. And let's not forget a whole line of "And It Came to Pasta", including Kraft MacaMoroni and Cheese.

Additionally, they'll have breakfast items, including Pearls of Great Rice and Frosted Minivans, as well as Adam-ondi-Omelettes. Also available, "In Our Lovely Desserts", including fast sundaes, Gadianton cobbler and the sinful Laman Meringue Pie.

The waiters will be 12- and 13-year-old boys wearing white shirts and their fathers' ties. At the end of the night the customers will be asked to help fold up the chairs and tables and vacuum the floor.

Franchises are selling faster than Sunbeams on Skittles! Get yours while they last! — By Eric D. Snider (although there have been a couple of tweaks in this item as it has floated around the internet)

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Y-Mountain fiasco 03 Sep 2007
Got an email regarding the big ol' Y on the mountain above BYU. Here's the email followed by an article from the UVCC, I mean UVSC, no wait isn't it UVSU (or is it UVU? Changes everytime I turn around) student newspaper regarding it all.

Email received 08/28/07:

SaveYMountain! sent the following comments:


We're trying to rally support for the Y because a group is trying to make the church take it off the mountain, visit for more info!

Article from the student paper at UVSU:

The all seeing Y

What is the fate of BYU's controversial iconic mountainside symbol

Jared Magill
August 20, 2007

On March 8 and 9, 2001 the entire world was outraged when two massive stone statues of Buddha carved into the side of a mountain, were completely demolished by dynamite under the orders of Taliban warlord, Mullah Mohammed Omar in theBamiyan province of Afghanistan.

According to a Feb. 27, 2001 report by the Agence France-Presse, Omar's excuse for the destruction was that only Allah and no other deities or icons should be worshipped. However, the Senior Editor of Discover Archaeology magazine, W.L. Rathje, felt that the statues were caught up in a centuries-old political game for regional domination.

In his March 22, 2001 article, Rathje identified three key reasons why he believed the statues were destroyed. First, Buddhists have always been easy targets for radical Islam because they tend not to fight back. Not always finding it politically prudent to prove Islamic dominion in the region by attacking Christian or Jewish sites, Buddhism has always been the primary scapegoat in the region.

Also, Bamiyan province was the base for the Northern Alliance-the Taliban's strongest opposition in the region and the Taliban had been requesting international humanitarian aid, to no avail for over a year. According to
Rathje's article, the Taliban wanted to discredit the west by demonstrating that
the international community would be willing to donate millions of dollars to save some stone statues but nothing to save the lives of Afghani people.

So, just like every other conflict in history the ideology used to fuel public fervor amounts to nothing more than a political ploy for control.

High on the mountainside overlooking Provo there is another symbol of regional religious influence that has recently come under fire from a group who appears to have a political agenda of their own, although not a very compelling one.

From high atop the mountain a great Y, wreathed in scrub oak, looms over the Utah Valley, preying on the fragile psyches of all non-Mormons. It's lidless gaze, pierces cloud, shadow, earth and flesh, causing fits of anxiety and tension in the minds all non-believers; or at least that's what would have us believe.

In a letter recently sent to The College Times and also posted verbatim on the front page of their website, the folks at lay out in detail, their view of how unfair it is for a private organization to be allowed to lease public land for the use of self promotion.

According to statements made in the letter, they feel BYU should relinquish its status as a private institution and make itself a public one if they wish to continue to be allowed to lease public land. It seems the people at have never heard of ski resorts. Made up of private facilities owned by very large private corporations, ski resorts operate on leased public land for their own personal gain. So, if one private organization can do it, why can't another?

The letter from concedes the extreme improbability of BYU becoming public and subsequently calls upon them to voluntarily remove the Y from the mountain "in the spirit of fairness and understanding," and start sharing the property with UVSC by putting up "temporary or lit up" symbols on certain celebratory occasions. Because, "in fairness, Utah Valley State University [sic] should be given the opportunity to begin those same traditions."

What's next, lobbying for legislation that forces the LDS church to grant every non-Mormon in the valley 40 acres and a mule? Get real. If anything, UVSC deserves nothing more than the chance to build our own individual traditions.

Clinging to the traditions of some other school would make us poseurs and would permanently solidify the little brother complex that our school so desperately needs to shed.

As a non-Mormon Utah Valley resident I would like to say that the case made by is nothing more than shameful and senseless pot stirring.

Understanding, respect, fairness and social awareness are a two-way street. You need to give a little to get a little. Making an issue out of an insignificant letter on a hill will only polarize the differing factions and make each side more deeply entrenched in their disparate views.

Understanding, respect, fairness and social awareness will only come when both sides realize that our similarities outnumber our differences and that our uniqueness is not unique.

Christopher Lowe Send Email
Documentary 14 Aug 2007
I am floating a documentary idea regarding some of us and how things might have and might have not turned out in our lives like we planned. This idea is in it's initial stages, but if anyone would be interested, drop me an email.

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LDS Church says 1 million have served missions 25 Jun 2007
By Tad Walch

Deseret Morning News

PROVO — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sent 1 million missionaries around the world in its 177-year history, church leaders announced Monday.

The milestone was celebrated during a press conference in front of a statue of the very first LDS missionary, Samuel Smith, at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, the largest of the church's 16 MTCs.

The public announcement came one day after LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke about it during a private conference for new mission presidents at the Provo MTC.

"It is reliably estimated that a million missionaries have served since the organization of the church," President Hinckley said, according to a church press release.

President Hinckley also said LDS Church membership worldwide recently passed 13 million, said Elder M. Russell Ballard of the church's Quorum of the Twelve.

The MTC is hosting orientation meetings for 118 new mission presidents who leave later this week for their new, unpaid, three-year assignments. The church has 347 missions in 145 nations.

The church had 53,868 missionaries as of June 15. About 80 percent are young men, 13 percent are young women and 7 percent are couples, a church spokesman said.

Missionaries pay for their own missions or receive help from families, their congregations or the church's general missionary fund.

Most male missionaries are 19 when they begin their two-year missions. Most women go at 21 and serve 18 months.

Elder Brandon Soelberg, 19, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Elder Samuel Pelaquim, 20, of Curitiba, Brazil, are in the middle of 10 weeks of learning Japanese and teaching strategies at the MTC. They leave for the Japan Nagoya Mission in six weeks.

"I've been so blessed in my life with the gospel of Jesus Christ," Soelberg said. "I want everyone to experience the joy and happiness I have and the love God has for them, that I've felt."

Christopher Lowe Send Email
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