Saturday, February 28, 2015

​ Piano For Sale

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From: Jennifer Jones

Piano For Sale

Great Condition
Wurlitzer - year unknown
$175 o.b.o.
Contact -
​ ​

Todd and Jennifer Jones
Blue Springs
Contact us for more information

Vera Latham's 100th birthday celebration

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From: Lorrie Look

Vera Latham's 100th birthday celebration

2:00 to 4:00 P.M., Sunday, March 15

2607 N Twyman Road
Independence MO

Thank you!
Lorrie Look

Cleo Settles turns 100 years-old

From: June Settles

Cleo Settles turns 100 years-old

​Cleo Settles who was a member of SCRB
for 8 years will turn 100 on 3-14-15 and
would enjoy a note or card from any friends
who might like to wish her well.

Her address is:

Cleo Settles
1079 E Wilson #366
Batavia Il 60510

She now attends the Aurora, IL Restoration Branch.

Thank You,
Bill and June Settles

The Book of Mormon In Zion Conference: March 13-14, 2015

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From: Lynn Ridenhour

The Book of Mormon In Zion Conference:

A Celebration of the Other Testament of Jesus Christ

Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, 2015

Friday Evening: The Stone Church

Conducting: Richard Moore Opening prayer: Larry Watson

6:00-6:40 The Keystone (Camille Fronk Olson)

6:45-7:25 The Book of Mormon and pastoral work (Gary Whiting)

7:25-7:35 “Close Your Eyes” Interfaith Choir: directed by Kristopher Taylor


7:35-8:15 Read, Ponder, Ask: Discovering the Book of Mormon as Scripture

(Andrew Bolton)

8:20-9:00 The Role of Evidences in the Book of Mormon (John Hilton)

Closing Prayer: Bob Moore

Saturday Evening Session: LDS Independence Missouri Stake Center

Presiding: President Dennis Cato Conducting: Richard Moore

Opening Prayer: Sherry Smith

6:00-6:40 To Your Mind and Your Heart (Keith Wilson)

6:45-7:25 The BoM Foundation (Dale Godfrey)

7:25-7:35 Break (possible youth choir from Restoration branches)

7:35-8:15 The Restoration of Israel and the Marred Servant (Patrick McKay)

8:20-9:00 The Book of Mormon Challenges the World (Robert Millet)

Closing Prayer: Paul Nelson

Conference Theme: I told the Brethern that the Book of Mormon was the most correct book on the earth and the keystone of our religion and that a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts than by any other means.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Seventy Tommie Thomas' 100 Birthday Sermon Recording

Seventy Tommie Thomas' 100 Birthday Sermon Recording

Seventy Tommie Thomas preached on his birthday February 26 at the South Crysler Restoration Branch.

You may order CDs or DVDs of Tommie's Sermon

Send an e-mail to:

CD $2.00 each ________________

DVD $3.00 each ________________

Shipping $3.00
(Please include your mailing address)
No shipping charged if you can pickup your order at SCRB.

Orders will be filled and at SCRB after Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Send Checks to:
Garland Schnack
1811 N Ethan Lane
Independence MO 64058

Questions call: 816-796-4167

​​ Chili Dinner​ Postponed​

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From: Jacara Foss


Chili Dinner​ Postponed​

We are going to postpone the RCM Chili Dinner that was supposed to be tomorrow night due to the weather. We will get an alternate date scheduled as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!


Prayer Request - Gulick family

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From: Ron Hofsommer

Prayer Request

Please pray for Dara Gulick & family. Dara's mother & father, sister & brother-in-law & other family members were attacked & killed in Texas county. Her mother survived & was in surgery for 5 hours at Mercy Hospital, she lost her hand. Our friend Judy stayed with Dara's children after the police called at midnight & Dara went to the hospital to be with her mother. Dara's nephew was blessed to be asleep & didn't know what happened until the police arrived at the house. May the Lord's comforting, ministering Angels be with them.

Jo & Ron

Help for the McCunes

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From: Becky Stayton

Help for the McCunes

Many of you know that Karmi McCune is battling cancer. She is receiving chemo treatments and is very weak. It would be a great help for them to have meals brought in several times a week. Karmi needs things easy to digest with no extra spices or grease. If you would like to also make something for the family, they would be appreciative since their "main cook and bottle washer" is out of commission. Please mark your dishes with who they are for and if they need to be returned to you.

Also, since she is very weak, they are asking for visits of no more than 10 minutes when dropping off the food.

Ron is also in need of some ladies to help stay with Karmi a few times a week so he can work or run errands.

If you can help, please contact Marie Johnson for the details. (816) 591-1429
Or e-mail Becky Stayton

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Urgent prayer request for Eric Odida and the Governor

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From: Brian Mundy

Urgent prayer request


I just received word from Eric Odida in Kenya. He is requesting your immediate and constant prayer cover for him and the Governor. The opposition is making advances and “moving in”. He said “each day they make it home without a bad incident is a miracle”. Please now and as you are prompted hold Eric, his family and the Governor up in your prayers that the Lord would dispatch his angels to protect them.



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From: Brenda Eggert


32" Sanyo TV. This is not a flat screen.
Pick up in Lee's Summit.
Email: or call 816-246-1402

Book of Mormon Roundtable February 15, 2015 notes

From: Fran Manning

Book of Mormon Roundtable February 15, 2015
Notes by Fran Manning

Information Neil Steede shared on February 15, 2015 at Book of Mormon Roundtable held at Stone Church every 3rd Sunday evening at 6 PM.

Members of the church have an organization known as Hill Cumorah Expedition Team, Inc. It is a 501c3 Missouri not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the study, research and dissemination of information as it pertains to the Book of Mormon. The primary focus is to research and assemble archaeological and other related information to help establish the historical feasibility of the Book of Mormon. Their website is David, Mike and Tim Brown, Chris Scott and Neil Steede are the men I have met who are organizers of this corporation. Each year they make trips to BOM sites.

The exciting thing about this group is that their information is accepted under ESRS. That is the Early Sites Research Society which is made up of doctors from universities all across the nation who study pre-Columbian information. Harvard has newly signed on to this organization, Yale has been involved longer. Their publication is the “Pre-Columbiana” and it is written scientifically with no religious input. Glenn Scott subscribes to this magazine and said the last edition cost him $40. He enjoys reading it.

Neil said his job is to bring archeological evidence to Book of Mormon believers. He has been allowed to go places and see things most of us could never do because of his reputation of honesty and his knowledge of the subject. I feel so blessed to live where I can hear him share these wonderful Book of Mormon happenings at this time.

Previously the tunnel under the Pyramid of the Sun, north of Mexico City, was excavated. When I was living in California our congregation at Long Beach made a trip down to Mexico City and the Yucatan peninsula. We stood on top of the Pyramid of the Sun. It was after this that the tunnel, 40 feet below the pyramid, was discovered.

In 2010 the Pyramid of Quetzelcoatle was found to have a tunnel under it as well, also 40 feet below the pyramid. This pyramid is located near the Pyramid of the Sun but was purposely hidden by its builders to be discovered in a time appointed by the Lord. So far 70,000 artifacts have been removed. By comparison King Tut’s tomb contained 35,000 artifacts. The Hill Cumorah Expedition Team made a trip down there in October of 2014. Neil Steed, Mike Brown and Doug Smith were allowed into the tunnel. It is necessary to enter the tunnel by climbing down a 40 foot ladder. Neil realizes it is a miracle he could even do this as he is legally blind and paralyzed on his right side due to a stroke. He said getting down was easier than getting back up.

This tunnel was built during the Golden Age of the Nephites. There are 19 chambers down this long tunnel. Thus far all the artifacts are from the years immediately preceding the Golden Age. It is a time when they changed from the lunar calendar to the solar calendar. The remainder of the tunnel and its artifacts will give us an idea of what went on during the Golden Age of the Nephites and this information we do not have.
Neil said the most recent subject that the ESRS (Early Sites Research Society) has dealt with was the Mayan prophecy found on Stele 6. If you remember everyone talking about the end coming on December 21, 2012, this is where that information came from but the problem was that the message was not complete as the end of it was smashed and unreadable. However, there was a brick with the complete message on it and it read, “the end will be on 12/21/2012, then Quetzelcoatle will begin seeding His field.” I found this not only very interesting but very reasonable. Jesus Christ is returning soon and prior to that event wouldn’t he begin “seeding His field?”

Neil went on to say that Joseph Smith gave us 5 historical gifts.

1. Book of Mormon
2. Story of Enoch Neil said to date 5 books of Enoch have been found.
3. Adam-ondi-amin Neil mention a Ben Stein film “Expelled” which discusses evolution. He also spoke of the Plasticene Coalition. I’m sharing what I heard and don’t know how these tie together and hope Neil will explain more at a later date. Neil also said he has some artifacts from the area, skulls I believe but don’t quote me on that.
I’m sure there is more to this that I have understanding of at this time.
4. Zelf, a white Lamanite, friend of Onodagus a prophet to the Lamanites. I never heard of this prior to now. When the saints of Zion’s Camp were traveling to Independence from Kirtland they camped for the night and a skeleton was discovered. Joseph Smith told them it was the bones of Zelf, a friend of Onodagus. Zelf lived 1,000 years after Jesus Christ. Obviously Joseph Smith received this information by revelation but that is my opinion and was not so stated by Neil.
5. Kinderhook plates which are in a Chicago Field Museum. They are 8 little brass plates in the shape of hatchet heads. When found Joseph Smith said they told the story of Abraham and Isaac but at that time of their discovery the script on them was said to not exist and could not be translated. Today the script is known to exist and the story on them has proven to be of Abraham and Isaac.

In June the HCETi is making another trip to Mexico City and the tunnel excavation. Anyone who wants to join the team can go. Everyone pays their own expenses. They do collect donations for the use of putting out their information and the work they do at the various sites. They print a nice paper called “Cumorah Messenger” with many timely articles of recent discoveries which prove the Book of Mormon message is true.
I wish you could have been there to hear these things from Neil himself.

It was a bitter cold evening at 15 degrees and it had just begun to snow so our group was small, probably about 35, but it was heart warming to hear this news.

I should mention that to begin tonight’s program Shirley Heater and Marlin Guinn told of combining their two Book of Mormon groups into one, The Book of Mormon Foundation which has been going on for 50+ years. This group was first begun by Thelona Stevens, Apostle Charles Hield, and others (Roy and Walter Weldon and Tom E. Thomas were mentioned) and known as The Foundation for Research of Ancient America, a.k.a FRAA. Shirley was secretary for Thelona Stevens for many years.
If you are ever in Independence please visit the Book of Mormon Foundation on White Oak Avenue just north of the Independence Square. They have been blessed to be the keepers of Bob Farley’s beautiful Book of Mormon paintings as well as other Book of Mormon artifacts. Shirley Heater is also the keeper of Ray Treat’s library of over 3,000 books. There is no charge to view these things. Knock on the door if it is locked. Sue Manning is usually there to let you in.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

​Prayer Request for Sam

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From: Wilma Whaley

​Prayer Request for Sam

I know this lady​,Deseree. Her son is in the service. He is in Africa. They are holding her son Sam and a few other service men. They just need prayers for their son Sam, and the other men to be released and get home safely.

​Thank you.​


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Purchased from Mattress Firm NEW NEVER USED

Stearns and Foster "Adele XL Twin Mattress With
Tempur-pedic Electric Ergo Plus Adjustable Base
And XL Mattress Pad / Sheets

Purchase Price $2800.00

Asking $1500.00



​A Book of Mormon Musical Drama

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From: Ralph Damon

​A Book of Mormon Musical Drama

Presented: 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Remnant Church Conference Center

2820 M 291 Frontage Rd.

Independence, MO

Call: 816-461-7215 for more information

Free Admission​

We would love to have a "full house" for this performance on April 1st.

Ardyce J. Nordeen​

G'Day! One and All from Australia - Paul Gage

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From: paul gage

G'Day! One and All

Greetings to all from very warm Australia! I arrived in Sydney NSW, on Fri. Feb 13, 2015 and was very blessed to be met by Danny Archer who helped with luggage and to get me to the terminal from which I would continue my journey. Danny works in Sydney. I flew on to Tamworth and was greeted by the members of the Tamworth RB.

We have taken ministry to Goondiwindi, Kendall, Port Macquarie, and Tamworth. I will be leaving Tamworth on Friday, Feb. 27 to drive to Brisbane, QLD, a seven hour drive and my first time to drive solo while here. Brother Bob Wilkinson has been my driving instructor and says he thinks I am ready, with a few clear instructions, stay on the road, watch the speed limit, and avoid the kangaroos. I will be in the Brisbane area for about five days ministering in the branch and visiting some of the isolated Saints.

I will be returning to Tamworth, then going tp Parkville, and later Sydney, Adelaide, back to Sydney, Euroa, and back to Tamworth. We will then meet the Saints for their reunion April 3-6 at beautiful Mt. Seaview Resort. I will be returning home on April 8, provided you have winter over and it is still warm here.

Please remember the Saints in Australia, especially as they gather for the reunion. There will be about 40 or so in attendance. Doug & Judi Smith, Hal & Pat Chadwick, and Daniel & Lauren Nixon will be here for the reunion and afterwards.

God bless you all,

In Christ,

Paul Gage

Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring of 2015 Mini-Series with Elder Aaron Smith

From: Jay Huffman

Church of Jesus Christ, Farview Restoration Branch
Spring of 2015 Mini-Series with Elder Aaron Smith

Farview Restoration Branch
11404 E 24 S
Independence MO 64055

March 27 through March 29, 2015

"The Last Days, Salvation and Sacrifice –
How they are inseparably connected."

Friday, March 27 @ 6:30 pm - "The Last Days" –
Scriptures: Isaiah 9, D&C 45, Matthew 24
Special offering for the Kenya Higher Educational Fund.

Saturday, March 28 @ 6:30 pm - “The Seed and God's Plan for Life” –
Scriptures: Matthew 13, Mark 4 , Alma 16:151-159
Special offering for the Kenya Higher Educational Fund.

Sunday, March 29 @ 9:15 am - “The Sacrifice” –
Scriptures: Psalms 50:5, Psalms 34:18, II Nephi 1:72, Ether 1:112,
4 clouds over Zion

Sunday, March 29 @ 10:30 am
“Binding and Threshing - Moving from Death unto Life”
Scripture: Psalms 66:10-12; Isaiah 28: 23- 28

Sunday March 29 @ 5:30 pm –
“Why the Church and the Nation must Fail: Our Hope in ZION”
Scripture: - D&C 105:9-10, I Peter 4:17


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From: Janet Williams


My roommate & I will be moving in 2 weeks. We are on a very tight budget & will be needing numerous items for the new home. We would greatly appreciate any of the following:


It will be a difficult strain on our budget to come up with the last month's rent that is required to be paid. We have paid the deposit & will pay the 1st month's rent. Any contributions would be graciously accepted.

We have faith that God will provide. He has provided our every need so far & we have no reason to believe He will quit now. Thanx for your consideration of our requests.

My cell # is 816-267-0238 or my home office contact is as follows:

Janet L. Williams
Tax Pax, Inc.
203-B Cypress
Grain Valley, MO 64029-9558

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Authorship of LDS D&C Section 132 Determined by Writing Style Analysis


Addendum (2/6/15): Authorship of LDS D&C Section 132 Determined by Writing Style Analysis

A careful analysis of the writings of Joseph Smith II
brought several things to light, at least for this writer.
First, Joseph Smith’s writings were strongly Elizabethan in
style. Second, because of the peculiarity of his writing
style, it is evident that Section 132, the purported
revela­tion on polygamy, was not written by Joseph Smith. Third, a
careful analysis of the writings of numerous contemporaries
of Joseph Smith strongly indicates the true authorship of
Section 132.
One characteristic of Elizabethan literature is the
infrequent use of simple sentences, the use of many complex
sentences, and especially the use of compound sentences
having numerous independent clauses.
An analysis of the opening stanzas of William
Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream revealed that the
first sentence had five independent clauses; the next,
three; the third five; and the fourth two. In Act I,
Scene 1 of King Lear there were forty-six compound sentences,
three having four independent clauses each. Hamlet and
Macbeth had more complex sentences; however, in Act I...

Read more: If interested, see attached blog info re the writing style analysis of the LDS polygamy “revelation.” Then check out the dropbox file:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mary Kay For Sale

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From: Melissa Scott

Mary Kay For Sale

Hello everyone we have a lot of brand new Mary Kay products that we need to move as quickly as possible. All prices are at cost no tax or shipping fees. Please contact Melissa Scott if you would like to have any of these products. or 816-914-1577

Everything in a start-up kit included for hosting a make-up party

Travel Roll-up Make-up Bag $35

Timewise Miracle Set: 1 Normal to dry skin $90

Timewise: Matte wear $22 each
Beige #1,3,5
Ivory #5,7
Luminous wear $22 each
Beige #2,4,6
Ivory #2,6

Timewise repair
Volu-fill deep wrinkle filler $45
Volu-firm eye renewal cream $40

Timewise Firming eye cream $32

Nourishine plus lip gloss $14 a piece
Beach Bronze x2
Fancy Nancy x1
Berry Tart x2
Aunaturel x1

Ultimate Mascara $15

Make-up finishing spray $18

Translucent loose powder $16

Satin Lips set x2 $18 a set

Cream eye color $14 a piece
Iced cocoa
Beach Blown Blond

Microdermabrasion set $50

Oil-free eye make-up remover $15

Skinvigorate cleansing brush $50

MaryKay Liquid Foundation Brush $10

Facial Highlighting pen $18

Foundation Primer sunscreen x3 $16 a piece

Oil Mattifier $16

CC Cream $20 a piece
Very light x2
Light to Medium x1
Medium to deep x2
Deep x2


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From: Gayle Dunning


I am hosting an open house for the home for sale across from the Devon Park Restoration Branch on Saturday, February 28th from 11 to 1. The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sits on .66 acres, and has been fully renovated. Please stop by, take a quick tour of the home, and enjoy some refreshments.

Link to flyer with more information.

I hope to see you there!


Gayle S. (Shepard) Dunning, Realtor®, MBA
Platinum Realty
Mobile: 816.547.1971 | Office: 888.220.0988 | Fax: 888.220.0989 |

Pray for Alan Smith

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From: Garland Schnack

Pray for Alan Smith

Alan was brought here to St. Lukes on the Plaza after being hospitalized in Iowa. They found an embolism.
​Alan is feeling better and is on blood thinner to break up the clot. There are concerns because of his previous liver health, which may have caused the clot to form.​

Please pray for a speedy recovery.

Thanks and God bless,

Friday, February 20, 2015

Saturday 2/21 Peace Choir Concert

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From: Jill Etter

Saturday 2/21 Peace Choir Concert

Hello Church Family,

I would like to invite you to a beautiful Celebration of Peace concert Saturday 2/21 at 7:30
​ p.m. at the Independence CoC Temple. Lee's Summit HS and Blue Springs HS Chamber Choirs will be singing, as well as two UMKC Conservatory choirs, an amazing men's choir called Spirito, and the children's MaisterSingers (my daughter, Rosemary, is a member of this choir). Jake Runestad will be our featured composer. His music combines heavenly melodies with a flavor of world music which praises God's majesty and love.

Have a happy day, and keep warm!

Jill Farnham Etter
Voice Professor
MCC-Blue River
Music Arts Institute
Etter Voice Studio

Grain Valley School District Positions

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From: Nathan Perry

Grain Valley School District Positions


The Grain Valley School District is seeking a high-quality Spanish Teacher to join our progressive and fast growing high school. We are seeking a collaborative and energetic candidate for this growth position. Candidates must be certified in grades 9-12 Spanish. Sponsorship and coaching opportunities are available.

Grain Valley teachers are expected to provide instruction that meets the district goals, mission and benchmarks; create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity of the students. All candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to their own ongoing professional growth.


The Grain Valley School District is seeking a high-quality science teacher to join our progressive and fast-growing high school. A new, start-of-the-art science wing is being planned for completion prior to the 2014-15 school year. We are seeking a collaborative and energetic candidate for teaching assignment in primarily Biology, Physical Science or a variety of other courses. Candidates certified in grades 9-12 science required. Sponsorship and coaching opportunities are available.

Grain Valley Teachers are expected to provide instruction that meets the district goals, mission and benchmarks; create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students. All candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to their own ongoing professional growth.


Grain Valley R-5 School District is seeking a qualified, energetic and passionate math teacher at the high school for the 2015-16 school year. Specific courses to be taught will be determined at a later date. Qualified candidates must possess an appropriate Bachelor’s degree and certification in High School Math in the state of Missouri. Sponsorship and coaching opportunities are available.

Grain Valley teachers are expected to provide instruction that meets the district goals, mission and benchmarks; create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of the students. All candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to their own ongoing professional growth.

To apply:

· Current Employees – Please submit an Internal Employment Application to Human Resources (link to Internal Application)

· External Applicants – Submit resume and a GVSD Employment Application (located on the Employment tab of our website) and e-mail both to:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Prayer Request for Desiree Goode

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​ Nancy Williams

Prayer Request

Desiree Goode was born yesterday 02-18-15. She is having respiratory distress and a very hard time keeping her O2 levels high enough and was sent to another hosp than she was born in to see what can be done. She is the fourth child of a little military family stationed in Kansas.

Her Grandpa Doug Goode is asking prayers for her and her family. Can we please wrap this sweet little angel in prayers for strong lungs and complete healing. I'm asking not only to pray for her but pass this request along to anyone that will say a prayer for her too. It is stressful enough to be in the military without worrying about your baby. Thank you.

Nancy Williams

Need a Full Size Mattress

From: Saundra N.

Need a Full Size Mattress

Saundra here with Saundra's Cleaning Service. I have a customer with back problems that needs a full size mattress. Believe it or not, a soft one. Not a firm mattress. His current mattress is torn and soiled. If anybody needs to get rid of one please call me with location and price if you need to receive $s for it.

Thanks and God Bless!

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED/Witness forms for Dangerous Education Bill - HB 382

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From: Job Howen

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED/Witness forms for Dangerous Education Bill - HB 382

Copy and paste this link:

I am forwarding this email information to ask you to please consider filling out a witness form. Even a few sentences explaining your opposition to HB 382 makes a big difference.

When you click on “WITNESS form link for HB 382” there will be a message at the top of the page that will keep you updated and let you know when they are no longer excepting witness forms.

Here is the update at the time of sending this email:

“IMPORTANT NOTE: The hearing for HB 382 will NOT be Wednesday, as we thought. The hearing date is uncertain at this time, but we should know more by the end of the day Wednesday and will let you know. That means we have more time to collect witness forms. “

Thank you,

Terry Howen


ACTION ALERT...witness form...

immediate action requested!

(please help us spread the word to fellow Missourians by forwarding to your contacts/networks...thanks!)

Hearing for Dangerous Education Bill
Fill out Witness Forms Now!
HB 382 Undermines parents' control of the education of their children.
Please see the enclosed email from Ron Calzone/Missouri First, including bill details from Anne Gassel of MO Coalition Against Common Core, re: HB 382. You are invited to take action if you so choose...
Here's how you can help...

Complete/return witness form at highlighted link below
Please forward to other Missourians on your contact lists who are concerned about this issue.

Thank you!
Because “All politics is local"

At the bottom of this e-mail is a Liberty Tools Witness form and explanation of the negative effects of HB 382 as summarized by Anne Gassel at Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. Immediately below this writing (in italics) is my testimony that I submitted on Liberty Tools this morning. Please read the information, and don't miss this opportunity to exercise your freedom of conscience.
Mandatory participation in guidance and counseling programs that teach values clarification violates Article 1, Section 5 of the Missouri Constitution, "Religious freedom--liberty of conscience and belief--limitations.
Section 5. . . .; that no human authority can control or interfere with the rights of conscience; . . .; " and coerces schools, through an unfunded mandate. to participate in that violation through the MSIP evaluation process. HB 382 opens a Pandora's box for violating freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. The American Humanist Association has as it's goal the teaching of its anti-religious values through public schools as per the following quote from its 10 Commitments webpage, "Many students spend as much or more time in school than they do at home. Therefore, the school must be a place that supports family and community efforts to build strong values. Consistent with our constitution and our ever-changing diverse society, such values can and ought to be taught free of ideology and theology." ( This goal is in direct conflict with the goal of parents who teach their children values as a matter of faith, and violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as well as the 14th Amendment which reads in part that “no state shall … deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law… .” In 1947 the Supreme Court held in Everson v. Board of Education that the establishment clause is one of the “liberties” protected by the due-process clause. From that point on, all government action, whether at the federal, state, or local level, must abide by the restrictions of the establishment clause. That said, the Missouri legislature must not pass a bill that violates rather than protects the freedom of religion or conscience of the citizens of Missouri. Vote no on HB 382. Mary Byrne
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Ron Calzone
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 10:15 PM
Subject: Witness form for Dangerous Education Bill - HB 382

Details about HB 382 from Missouri Coalition Against Common Core:
HB382 (Swan) Requires school districts to establish comprehensive guidance and counseling programs for students attending school in the district

Accreditation Based on Guidance Program
The very first section of this bill makes everything in the bill part of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) which is the DESE framework on how district accreditation is determined. Since the bill allows DESE to "assess penalties for failing to comply" with this law, we know that districts will place the same kind of importance on guidance counseling that they currently do on other aspects of MSIP such as school attendance. School districts will enact every portion of this bill as required by DESE in order to maximize their points on their accreditation. Parental displeasure with anything put in place by the district will no longer matter.

Manditory Participation for grades 3 thru 12
The second section of the bill requires that every student from grades 3-12 participate in the program. Just like the draconian attendance policies, districts will place pressure on families to participate in all aspects in this bill. Some of those aspects are about setting college and career goals. Imagine requiring 8 and 9 years old children to set such long range goals. Some of this involves setting goals for "social and personal development" that the student and parents will be required to adhere to and support. It will no longer be the parents' duty to monitor and shape their child's social development. A plan, developed through assessment and self reporting, will be on file with the school (and w/ DESE and third parties?). This provision makes every provision after it all the more dire.

1990s Style Values Clarification
The bill further elevates the role of the guidance counselor from what it already is under MSIP into that of a teacher in the classroom who will be teaching a "guidance curriculum." If you want to know what that looks like, just check out the 1000 page document on the guidance curriculum on DESE's website here Notice that there is an entire section on Personal and Social Development which is Values Clarification from the 1990's. Think of the now classic limited life boat space exercise that asks children to come up with rational for kicking people out of a lifeboat. And remember that these guidance counselors will not be in the parent teacher conferences to tell you about what values they are teaching your child.

Empowers Schools to Override Parents Directives for Their Children
In numerous instances it gives the school counselors and staff the authority to intervene "on your child's behalf" for anything they perceive to put your child's "educational, career, personal, or social development at risk." This would, potentially include anything the parents have decided to prohibit their child from doing that the school wants them to do.

Unfunded Mandates
The bill also requires districts to "establish a counseling center in each school building of the district" that is large enough to house all the comprehensive guidance programs, personnel and equipment. This is an unfunded mandate for more spending in each district for programs not initiated at the local level.

In short this bill gives DESE enormous power to dictate to districts exactly what type of counseling they want our children to receive. That counseling will shape their view of school only as a place to learn job skills, or prepare them for college which will then give them job skills. The last section of the bill authorizes the State Board of Education (which will work through DESE) to promulgate all the rules and regulations that go with this program. Does anyone trust DESE to do this? A Republican dominated legislature should not be granting DESE this much power and authority.

We believe that it is not possible to support any section of this bill. Should it make it out of committee we need to contact all our Representatives and tell them not to vote for HB382 if it comes to the House floor.

Anne Gassel
Missouri Coalition Against Common Core

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Couple had house fire​ -​ need place to stay

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From: Michael J Rhonda J Stahlman

Couple had house fire​ -​ need place to stay

On Saturday morning, 2.14.2015, a family in our Mobile Home Park experienced a devastating fire that destroyed all that they owned. Thankfully, the couple was not home at the time of the fire, but I am sad to report that not only did they lose their beloved animals; they lost everything they owned in the fire. Unfortunately at the time of the fire, the family had no insurance. They will need everything to help set up their home again once they have found a place to call home. There was a bible found in the debris with the owner’s name engraved on the cover under the engraved words, Jesus Loves You. What a beautiful message that God left for them. I was talking with the manager and we agreed that God uses his people to bless those in need.

Any gifts of love will be accepted and are being collected in the office at Independence Mobile Home Park (right across from the Monterey Park Rehab Health Care Center, off of Little Blue Parkway) Call: 816-795-0990 Thank you!

Art supplies and equipment needed

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From: Muriel Luedeman

Art supplies and equipment needed

I need table top easels, brushes, tube and jar acrylic paint, stretched canvas, smocks, etc., for a special art endeavor.

Free, if possible, or garage sale prices.

Muriel WinnLuedeman



Tommy Thomas' Upcoming Events

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From: Sylvia Thomas

Tommy Thomas' Upcoming Events

There has been some confusion regarding the events planned for Tommy's 100th Birthday. There are two (2) events: on different days and at different locations. We apologize for the confusion.

1. Birthday Open House, Sat. Feb. 21st, 2-5 pm at Buckner Restoration Branch.

2. Preaching Service, Thurs. Feb. 26th, 7 pm at South Crysler Restroation Branch. Bro. Tommy will be preaching on his 100th birthday.

Thank you.
Ren Thomas

Adrenalin 2015 postponed until March 21

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From: Muriel Luedeman

Bad weather is predicted for this Saturday,


Adrenalin 2015,

The Zion’s League and Leaders rally

at Living Hope Restoration Church

On February 21st

has been postponed until

March 21st

New invitations will be sent closer to the date.

For questions and information about this event

Please contact

Muriel Luedeman 816-726-8425

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

All Saints Gathering

From: Richard Neill> wrote:

All Saints Gathering

March 28, 2015

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch/Center Place Restoration School

When You Are Converted - Strengthen One Another and Feed My Sheep

ALL Restoration Branch members are invited to come for a day of worship and classes


8:00 am Gathering

8:30 - 9:30 Prayer Service

9:45 - 11:00 Class: Seventy Richard Neill - "The way is prepared, and if we will look (to Jesus), we may live forever"

11:15 - 12:30 Class: Seventy Richard Neill - "Men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause and do many things of their own free will. He that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant."

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 - 2:45 Class: Elder Dayn Cederstrom The DISCIPLINED Life

2:45 - 3:30 Wrap-up and Closing Worship

There will be Children's classes/activities for ages 3 thru 12.

(Sponsored by Conference of Restoration Elders and Pastors of Zion)

Office space for lease

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From: Ken & Jean Schmidt

Office space for lease

Up to 3000 square feet. Individual rooms available. Recently renovated. Great location on Crysler Avenue in Independence. Zoned for professionals only-no retail sales. Call Ken Schmidt at 816-254-9785 for more details. Entire building available for purchase if desired. 6000 sq ft.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Two Weeks Left for Discounts on the New Three-in-One

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From: Paul V. Ludy

Two Weeks Left for Discounts on the New Three-in-One

Reminder: The Restoration Scriptures Three-in-One orders mailed by February 28 will qualify for a 20% discount when accompanied by a $50 deposit for each book desired.

Make checks payable to Cumorah Books, Inc., and mail to Cumorah Books, Inc., PO Box 2257, Independence, MO 64055. has some information about the project.

Friday, February 13, 2015


From: Regan D Thomas

Donations can be made at the following page by using the "Donate" Paypal button:

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From: Sharon Sun Eagle


THEY OWE 280.85, LACREEK ELECTRIC 24/7, 7 DAYS A WEEK # 1-855-385-9980, ACCOUNT #:



1-855-385-9980. ACCOUNT # 2402503503 THEY NEED 280.00 TO GET IT BACK ON. HOPEFULLY BY THIS WEEKEND.********




It’s a Chili Cook-Off!! for RCM

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From: Jacara Foss

RCM Chili Dinner

It’s a Chili Cook-Off!!

Support the Warrensburg RCM group as they host the

Annual RCM Chili Dinner Fundraiser!

· Enjoy hot chili, moist cornbread, and sweet desserts

· Taste test our different kinds of homemade chili

· Cast your vote and help choose the Chili Champion

· Fellowship with other church members

· All ages welcome
February 28th, 2015
Colbern Road Restoration Branch
Come anytime between 6:00 & 8:00pm
*Donations appreciated*

Jacara Foss

Thursday, February 12, 2015


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From: Pat Baggette

CINNABAKE BREAKFAST - Colbern Road RB - Kirtland Pilgrimage Fundraiser

On March 14, the Colbern Road RB will be hosting a “Cinnabake Breakfast”
from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The menu will include:
Ms. Terry Gard’s famous Cinnamon Rolls
Egg Bake
Hash Browns,
Fruit Salad,
Orange Juice & Milk.
This will be funded by a freewill offering; however, a six dollar ($6.00) per
plate offering is suggested.
The Colbern Road RB is located approximately one mile east of the intersection of
Missouri Highway 7 and Colbern Road and the address is 9525 Main Entrance Drive,
Lake Lotawana, MO 64086.
RSVP's are not required; however, if you are planning on attending we would
certainly appreciate the estimated number in your party and time of arrival. Please
feel free to contact Pat Baggette at (913) 952-2087 or via email at
Thank you!
Pat Baggette
(913) 952-2087

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Baby Crib and Play Pen

Baby Crib and Play Pen

for anyone in need.

Please call: 816-796-0942

Lynn Ridenhour, Baptist minister, featured speaker @ this month's priesthood meeting

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From: Lynn Ridenhour

Lynn Ridenhour, Baptist minister, featured speaker @ this month's priesthood meeting

Lynn Ridenhour, Southern Baptist minister who preaches out of the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible, will be the featured speaker this month at the priesthood meeting held at Saints Haven Restoration Branch in Sibley, MO. The date is Saturday, 21st, 9 am. Lynn will be speaking on “Why I was attracted to the Restoration Gospel as a Baptist Minister.” And will cover three points in his presentation: 1) “I was attracted to the man,” he says. 2) “I was attracted to the book, and 3) I was attracted to your heritage.” Lynn will also share how he was introduced to the Book of Mormon.


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From: Janet Williams


The duplex apartment next door to me is for rent by Lavon Schnormeier. Her phone number is 816-807-1200.


2 BedRoom
1 Bathroom

Janet L. Williams
Tax Pax, Inc.
203-B Cypress
Grain Valley, MO 64029-9558

Hymns of the Saints (Burgundy)

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From: Paul Ludy

Hymns of the Saints (Burgundy)

I have just purchased a large number of copies of Hymns of the Saints, the burgundy hymnal used since 1981 by the RLDS Church and Community of Christ. They are in good to very good condition and available at $3.00 each for good and $5.00 each for very good.

Please call me at 816 210-8450 to order these hymnals and arrange shipping or delivery.

Paul Ludy, the Oldbookman

Check for thousands of available RLDS books.

The CPRS Jr. Class is sponsoring a pancake breakfast March 7

From: Aaron Smith

The CPRS Jr. Class is sponsoring a pancake breakfast on
March 7 at the Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch from 8 - 11 am

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Pancake Breakfast

All you can eat!
Help the Junior Class raise funds for Senior Banquet 2015
and the Junior class trip by joining them for breakfast!

Pancakes and Syrup
Gluten Free Pancakes with Egg Replacer
and Sugar Free Syrup provided
Scrambled Eggs
Turkey or Pork Sausage
Fruit Milk / Juice

When: Saturday, March 7th, 2015
8:00 am – 11:00 am

Where: Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch
4516 S Phelps Rd
Independence MO

Cost: $6 per person or $25 per family of 5-7 (immediate family members only please)
See a Junior Class member for tickets or pay at the door.
See you there!

Aaron J. Smith
Section 90 Design, LLC
PO Box 375
Independence, MO 64051

Book of Mormon Round Table

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From: robyn mun

Book of Mormon Round Table

For February we have another exciting set of guest speakers at the Book Of Mormon Round Table

Book Of Mormon Round Table

The 3rd Sunday of the month

Sunday, Feb. 15th, 2015 at 6pm

Book Of Mormon Foundation:

“ Developments & Publications...a visit with

Marlin Guin & Shirley Heater ”

See you on floor “A” of Stone Church!

1012 W. Lexington Ave., (lower north parking lot)

Independence, MO. 64050 816-254-2211

Let Us Endure To The End….

(2 Nephi 31:20-21 & 3 Nephi 15:9 Utah Saints / 2 Nephi 13:30-32 & 3 Nephi 7:10 Iowa Missouri Saints)

Love, Sister Robyn Mun

816-838-6575 cell & text

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

​Used Car Needed​

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From: Hugh Caldwell

​Used Car Needed​

I have a friend who needs a used car, in the $1000 range, until she can find something better.
Please let me know if there is one available. Thank you

Hugh Caldwell

Monday, February 9, 2015

Need for young couple

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Need for young couple

I know of a young couple moving into their first apartment and they are in need of a sofa or futon and any other items that could be used in establishing a home.

Please email me so that I can pass on the information.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Recently Posted Jobs

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Dec 20, 2014 and Feb 8, 2015.
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Seventy Tommie Thomas - Preaching on 100th Birthday - New Location

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Seventy Tommie Thomas

Seventy Tommie Thomas will be preaching at South Crysler Restoration Branch on his 100th birthday,

Thursday, February 26th, at 7:00 pm.

The church is located at 16101 Salisbury Road, Independence MO 64050.

Thank you,
Chuck Miller

​Nice Used Car ​Wanted​

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From: ron gage
​Nice Used Car ​Wanted​

​We are looking for a nice reasonable priced moderate mileage dependable car?
Let me know at:

Ron Gage

​Fender Stratocaster - For Sale

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From: ​Garland Schnack​

​Fender Stratocaster - For Sale

1993 Fender Stratocaster Guitar
Rosewood fingerboard
Excellent condition
Hardshell Plush Lined Oblong Case
Shipping Extra

Call​ 816-796-4167

Friday, February 6, 2015

Prayers for Brent Sherman

Alicia Negaard

Prayers for Brent Sherman

Brent Sherman, (Alan and Deana Sherman's son) was in an industrial accident at the Sara Lee Plant in St. Joseph, MO,

Update for Brent

Both arms were cut off about 3 inches below the elbow. They have both been reattached and have color but no feeling. He lost the pinky and pointer finger on one hand. He is at the K U Med Center Hospital.

The family could sure use prayers.

amazing miracle story

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From: Lynne Erickson Valle

amazing miracle story

A mom prays and her son comes back to life after being dead for 45 minutes. The doctor at the hospital said it was a bona
​ ​
fide miracle.

Seattle WA

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From: E Pearson

Seattle WA

Hi Church Family,

Here's an opportunity for someone in the Seattle, WA area to connect with someone in need:

Do you know someone in Seattle who could use a temporary female roommate?

A good friend of ours needs to move from Meridian, ID to (within an hour's drive of) Seattle, WA for a possible multi-organ transplant. She needs a place to stay and someone to drive her to/from appointments via her car. She'll pay for gas, food, etc. Please message me (Eric Cawley) ASAP for details.

Eric Cawley
Cell: 208-440-6754

Thursday, February 5, 2015

​CHILI COOK-OFF - Youth Fundraiser

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From: Stephanie Turner


Youth Fundraiser

Fill your belly with warm chili, cornbread,
​ ​
​dessert and a drink.

Taste-test different chilies

and cast your vote for your favorite!

When: Saturday, Feb. 7th 2015

4:30-6:30 PM

Where: Buckner Restoration Branch

*Suggested donation of $5/meal

Proceeds will help fund future Zioneers and Zion’s League activities
and help furnish the youth room, “Zion’s Attic.”

King Size Bed

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From: Wayne Crawford

King size bed

For sale: King size mattress, box bases, metal bed frame, and mattress pad. Must pickup no later than Sunday February 8th. Price: $75 O.B.O

Contact Wayne Crawford
Independence, MO

Wayne Crawford

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Oxygen Concentrator - Needed

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From: Leo and Clareen Carroll

Oxygen Concentrator - Needed

We are in need of a Tankless Portable Oxygen Concentrator that is air line approved for a missionary trip to Australia.

Leo Carroll


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Help needed

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From: Melissa Scott

Help needed

​​My mom and I are in need of some strong help and a pick up truck on this Saturday February 7th really any time will work. We have a love seat and a recliner we need to take to the DAV on 23rd street then go to a storage shed at 24 & 291 to pick up a sleeper sofa and a smaller recliner.

Please let me know if you can help by calling 796-1267

Melissa Scott​


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From: Mary Ann Erikson







Rudolph Leslie Leutzinger - Obituary

Rudolph Leslie Leutzinger

1922 - 2015 | Obituary | Condolences

Rudolph Leslie Leutzinger, Professor Emeritus from the University of Missouri, passed away on the evening of January 30, 2015.

"Les" was born in Dallas Center, Iowa, county of Dallas, on June 17, 1922, the second child of Rudolph Levi and Hazel Clarissa (Clark) Leutzinger. He graduated from Lamoni High School and attended Graceland College before serving in the U.S. Navy as a Radio Technician on the USS Valencia. His was the first Allied ship to traverse the mine infested waters and enter Nagoya, Japan, in August, 1945.

After WWII, Dr. Leutzinger received graduate degrees in engineering from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. His professional life included stints with McDonnell Douglas Corporation and Midwest Research Institute and consulting for NASA. His teaching career began at the University of Michigan followed by various positions at the University of Kansas, Texas A&M University, the Rolla School of Mines & Metallurgy, and the University of Kansas City. There he served as department chair shepherding the Engineering School's transition to the University of Missouri. He also designed and patented a radial jet engine for VTOL aircraft.

Dr. Leutzinger was a devout member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1930 until 1987. He withdrew following his oldest son's expulsion and joined the Independence Branch, where he served and worshiped until his death. He was an ordained minister for 63 years - instant in testimony, generous in temporalities, and humble in spirit.

Dr. Leutzinger was preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years, Mary Ward Leutzinger, and one daughter, Myrna Kathleen.

He is survived by his sister, Audrey Barker, Boise, Idaho; six children and their spouses, Rudolph L. Jr., Marilie Stuck, Robin, Lori Fitterling, William and Verne; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at The Independence Branch, 707 Allen Road, Independence, Mo.

Donations can be made to the Independence Meals on Wheels at 409 N. Liberty St., 64050.

Arrangements: Charter Funerals, Kansas City, 816-921-5555.

Published in The Examiner on Feb. 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

​February 2015 Oldbookman - $10.00 Sale on RLDS Books

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From: Paul Ludy

Oldbookman Feb $10.00 Sale

​February 2015 Oldbookman

$10.00 Sale on RLDS Books


For Every 3 Books You Purchase, You Get 1 Free

(from this list only)

This offer is good through February 28, 2015, or while supplies last.

This group includes many older hardcover first or second editions.

Free shipping within the US for orders of $100.00 or more.

Go to for lists of thousands of available RLDS books.

E­mail to or phone (816) 210­8450 to check availability.

Anderson, Audentia (Ed.), Joseph Smith III and the Restoration, 1952, hard, 639 pages (also listed under Joseph Smith III)

Anthony, Joseph H., Birds of a Feather, Lamoni, IA, hard, 325 pages

Book of Commandments, Replica of 1833 book, hard, 160 pages (fair condition)

Book of Mormon, Set of Audio Cassette Tapes, read by Harold Whitehead

Book of Mormon (1908 Edition), various years from 1920­1949, hard and leather (fair condition)

Book of Mormon, Replica of 1830 book, Herald House, 1970, hard (fair condition)

Brown, Paula, The Mormon Girl, Lamoni, IA, 1912, hard, 205 pages

Burton, Emma Beatrice, Beatrice Witherspoon, Lamoni, IA, 1915, hard, 383 pages

Carter, Mary Leland, An Instrument in His Hands (The Two­Story Book, also includes The

Minister Who Was Different by Elbert A. Smith), 1913 and undated, hard, 122 pages

(also listed under Elbert A. Smith)

Cheville, Roy A., Joseph and Emma, Companions, 1977, hard, 206 pages

Closson, Eugene E., The Game Book, 1930, hard, 312 pages

Cornish, John J., Into the Latter Day Light, 1929, hard, 186 pages

Doctrine and Covenants, Set of Audio Cassette Tapes, read by Harold Whitehead

Doctrine and Covenants, hard and leather, 1950 and earlier (fair condition)

Doctrine and Covenants, Replica of 1835 book, hard, 282 pages (fair condition)

Edwards, Paul M., Our Legacy of Faith, 1991, hard, 335 pages

Flanders, Robert Bruce, Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi, Univ of Illinois Press, Urbana,

1965, soft, 364 pages

"Frances" (Marietta Walker), With the Church in an Early Day, Lamoni, IA, 1912. hard, 354

pages (also listed under Marietta Walker)

Griffiths, Gomer T., An Exegesis of the Priesthood, 2008, Ludy & Associates reprint, soft, 154

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor, Lamoni, IA, various years, hard, 231 pages

Hanson, Paul M., In the Land of the Feathered Serpent, 1949, hard, 127 pages

Hettrick, Richard H., and others, Quickened by the Spirit, 1999, soft, 426 pages

History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1951 and later,

hard. (Volumes 2­4 only)

Howard, Richard P, The Church Through the Years (Vol. 1), 1992, hard, 407 pages

Howard, Richard P, The Church Through the Years (Vol. 2), 1993, hard, 631 pages

Inspired Version, New Testament, (not pocket size), hard, various years

Keairnes, Grace, A Reasonable Service, 1922, hard, 197 pages

Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, 1902, Lamoni, hard 414 pages

Knisley, Alvin, Infallible Proofs, 1930, 1st Edition, 206 pages, hard

Luff, Joseph, The Old Jerusalem Gospel, Lamoni, IA, hard, various years

Lundeen, Adolph W., The Temple, 1986, private, soft, 229 pages

Macgregor, Daniel, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, various years and pages

New Testament (Inspired Version) Set of Audio Cassette Tapes, read by Harold Whitehead

Oakman, Elva T., and Lillie Jennings, It Can Be Fun! 1948, hard, 218 pages

Palfrey, Louise, The Divinity of the Book of Mormon Proven by Archaeology, Lamoni, IA,

undated, hard, 226 pages

Parsons, A. H., Parsons' Text Book, Lamoni, IA, 1902, 327 pages

Phillips, A. B., A Compendium of the Faith and Doctrine (RLDS), 1936 and 1947

(Enlargement of Stebbins­Walker Compendium), hard, 315 pages

Phillips, Arthur B., The Restoration Movement and the Latter Day Saints, 1928, hard, 335

Phillips, Arthur B., and others, Helps to Bible Study, 1924, hard, 579 pages + index and maps

Pratt, Parley P., A Voice of Warning, soft, before 1936

Preston, John, Peter Bosten, Lamoni, IA, 1915, hard, 352 pages.

Report of the Committee on American Archaeology, 1910, Lamoni, IA, hard, 191 pages

Research in Mormonism, undated, private, hard, 248 pages

Renfroe, Z. Z., Sent Forth to Witness, 1977, private, hard, 440 pages

Salyards, Christiana, Men Nearest the Master: Peter, James, and John, undated, hard, 317

pages (fair condition)

Salyards, Christiana, Jesus and His Message, undated, soft, 300 pages (fair condition)

Sanford, Mabel A., Joseph's City Beautiful, 1939, hard, 207 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Blue Pencil Notes, 1942, 192 pages, hard

Smith, Elbert A., Brother Elbert, 1959, hard, 438 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Joe Pine, 1916, hard, 352 pages

Smith, Elbert A., On Memory's Beam, 1946, hard, 350 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Square Blocks, 1921, hard, 475 pages

Smith, Elbert A., The Minister Who Was Different, and Mary Leland Carter, An Instrument in

His Hands (The Two­Story Book), 1913 and 1928, hard, 202 pages (also listed under

Mary Leland Carter)

Smith, Elbert A., Timbers for the Temple, 1922, hard, 302 pages

Smith, Frederick M., The Higher Powers of Man, Lamoni, IA, 1918, hard, 232 pages

Smith, Heman C., The Truth Defended (A Reply to Elder D. H. Bays' Doctrine and Dogmas

of Mormonism), RLDS, 1908, soft, 241 pages

Smith, Heman C., True Succession in Church Presidency, Lamoni, IA, 1900, hard, 234 pages

Smith, Hyrum O. (“Orion”), Book of Mormon Talks, Lamoni, IA, 1908 and 1912, hard, 194

Smith, Hyrum O. (“Orion”), Talks about Joseph Smith, Lamoni, IA, 1909, hard, 421 pages

Smith, I. M., The Book of Mormon Vindicated, Independence, MO, Ensign Publ House, 1898,

hard, 115 pages

Smith, Joseph III, Joseph Smith III and the Restoration, 1952, hard, 639 pages (also listed

under Audentia Anderson)

Smith, Mildred Nelson, The Master’s Touch, 1973, hard, 272 pages (Volume 1 only)

Smith, Vida E., Young People's History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

(Volume 1), Lamoni, IA, 1914, 410 pages, hard

Smith, Vida E., Young People's History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

(Volume 2), Lamoni, IA, 1918, hard, 226 pages

Starks, Arthur, A Concordance to the Book of Mormon, 1955, hard, 501 pages

Stebbins, H. A., The Book of Mormon Lectures, 1902, Lamoni, IA, soft, 287 pages

Stebbins, H. A, and Marietta Walker, A Compendium of the Faith and Doctrine of the

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, Lamoni, IA, 1888?, hard, 248 pages

Stowell, Addie Spaulding, Return Unto Me, Pageant Press, NY, 1957, hard, 209 pages

Stowell, Addie Spaulding, The Walls of Zion, 1953, hard, 416 pages

Tracey, Florence, Riches Untold, 1933, hard, 262 pages

Velt, Harold I., America's Lost Civilizations, 1949, hard, 183 pages

Velt, Harold I., The Sacred Book of Ancient America, 1952, hard, 224 pages

Walker, Marietta, Our Boys, Lamoni, IA, undated, hard, 156 pages

Walker, Marietta ("Frances"), With the Church in an Early Day, 1912, Lamoni, hard, 354

pages (also listed under “Frances”)

Ward, Jessie, The Call at Evening, 1920­1936, hard, 422 pages

Walter, Gladys Mae, The Solid Rock, 1941, hard, 240 pages

Whiting, Biloine, and Josephine Skelton, North of Heaven, 1948, hard, 303 pages

Wight, Estella, A Vineyard Story, 1927, hard, 384 pages

Wight, Estella, In the Shelter of the Little Brown Cottage, 1915 and 1922, hard, 320 pages

Wilcox, Pearl, Independence and 20th Century Pioneers, private, 1979, hard, 589 pages

Wilcox, Pearl, Jackson County Pioneers, 1975, private, hard, 558 pages

Woodstock, Lenoir (Ed.), Our Girls, 1930, hard, 245 pages

Youth and the Restoration, 1930, hard, 190 pages

Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy


Just finished reading Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy, Volume 2. Extraordinary scholarship! Again.

More than once I’ve heard these words with regard to this particular research project: “Who cares?” Others apply some of Hillary Clinton‘s rationale on Benghazi, “At this point, what difference does it make?” “Who cares whether Joseph Smith was a polygamist or not?” I submit that proving Joseph’s innocence matters a great deal. The Restoration Scriptures condemn polygamy in unambiguous terms, as did the Prophet Joseph throughout his lifetime. I, for one, would have great difficulty accepting the finding that the Church to which I became an adult convert, Christ’s true Church, was restored through a liar. But, of course, I’m not required to accept any such thing. Joseph was not a liar. Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy provides irrefutable evidence that Joseph neither sanctioned, taught, nor practiced polygamy. The world needs to know this. I agree with the editorial comments re JSFP from Vision magazine, No. 82 (full article attached to this email):

“The continued work of publishing Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy is extremely important. Before the Gospel can roll forth in power to all nations, Joseph’s name must be cleared of all lies against him.
We believe Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy will play an important role in doing this.”

I will be happy to loan anyone my copies of JSFP, Volumes 1 and 2, or you can order the books through the link below:

You can also read Volumes 1 and 2, and the chapters subsequent to Volume 2 as they become available, online:

Melody Nelson