Monday, February 29, 2016

THE CLEAN QUEEN HOUSECLEANING SERVICES

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From: Katherine Cool
horsegirl1346@gmail.com


Cleaning Business


THE CLEAN QUEEN
HOUSECLEANING SERVICES

​With spring just around the corner, are you ready to get rid of those winter dust bunnies? The Clean Queen presents you with a perfect chance to freshen up your home and keep it that way. If you have a busy schedule, a full-time job, or are unable to spend the day on your feet, The Clean Queen is the answer for you. I offer quality general cleaning to make your house shine for every occasion: visitors, parties, weekends, or simple relaxation. Why spend your free time cleaning, when I can do it for you? The price is reasonable and the work is thorough. Leave your place in trusted hands, and return to find it spotless, shining, and ready for your plans. The services offered to you by The Clean Queen include:

general pick-up
dust
sweep/vacuum/mop
window/mirror cleaning
bathroom: bathtub/toilet/counter
dishwashing/kitchen clean-up
laundry: wash/fold/iron/put away

I will do weekly, bi-weekly, or seasonal cleaning. To get started, please call me at (816)-804-1368 or email me at horsegirl1346@gmail.com. We can discuss your house, your needs, and the price. Please don't forget to pass on the news to your friends. I'll look forward to hearing from you!

Katherine Cool


Handel's Messiah 2016 free to the community!

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From: robyn mun
restorationsparkplug@gmail.com


Handel's Messiah 2016 free to the community!


Handel's Messiah 2016


Saturday, April 9, 7:00 pm

Historic Stone Church

1012 W Lexington Avenue

Independence MO 64050

No Tickets Needed

No Reservations

Open at 6:15 pm

Come and experience the Spirit of this work!

Kristopher Taylor, Director






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

restorationsparkplug@gmail.com

816-838-6575 cell & text

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Brother of Jared, Barges, Ether, Book of Mormon

Brother of Jared, Barges, Ether, Book of Mormon

I am sure you will find this interesting. It is short… let me know YOUR thoughts.
You might want to first read Ether 3:6—12… these are the descriptive words used in these verses…

· ”tossed” “like unto the ark of Noah” “ENCOMPASSED ABOUT about by many waters” which was scary for “they did cry unto the Lord, and He did bring them forth again upon the top of the waters.” “were buried in the deep,” “many times buried in the depths of the sea, because of the Mountain waves which broke upon them,’ “great and terrible tempests” from “fierceness of wind” and vs. 12… “no monster of the sea could break them,” “whether it was above the water or UNDER THE WATER” AS you watch this think of these words…

VERY INTERESTING! Watch this video on how the Jaredite Barges worked.

https://youtu.be/7D0gSiw17lU

​Champion Juicer For Sale​

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From: Elsie Hensley
richard-hensley@att.net

​​

​Champion Juicer For Sale​


Old, but in good working condition.

Best offer.

Richard Hensley
816-796-8801
richard-hensley@att.net

March 2016 Issue of Australian Restoration News

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From: Noel
nandjrow@bigpond.com


March 2016 Issue of Australian Restoration News


Greetings!
Please find attached the latest Australian Restoration News with a registration form for the Australian Reunion as an attachment on page 5.

Kindest regards to all,
Your brother in Christ,
Noel Rowlatt

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AUSTRALIAN RESTORATION NEWS

Around and about the Centre Place by High Priest Paul Gage, Independence,

Missouri.

In the Christian tradition, after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a usual greeting would be, "He is risen," and the

other person would respond, "He is risen indeed." What ultimate joy we have in knowing that Jesus Christ is Risen

Indeed. That fact is the whole foundation on which our faith resides, for while the entire life and existence of Jesus

is most vital to us, as followers, if He had not risen from the dead, then we would have no hope. I like to refer to

what the world calls, “Easter," as Resurrection Sunday. The word Easter is only mentioned one time in the Bible in

Acts 12:4, but is thought, by many Bible scholars, to be a mistranslation and that it should read, "Passover."

Resurrection Sunday comes early this year, falling on Sunday, March 27, which of course means that Palm Sunday

is on March 20, which is also the first day of Spring. Put all that together with the fact that on Sunday March 13

(USA) we switch back to Day Light Savings Time, the month could be an exciting month.

The Pastors of Zion are planning activities on Sunday, April 3 which will include a prayer service followed by a

Sacrament Service at Waldo Avenue RB. They also have a special service scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2016.

The CRE/POZ leadership team is planning for the in town reunion/conference June 19-24. It would be great to

have someone from Australia join us for that event.

Another issue of Tidings of Zion will be in the mail in March. It will have a number of interesting articles and

testimonies along with pictures of the Saints in different areas.

Patriarch Vernon Darling is home from a recent pneumonia problem. He was in a rehab center for a few days.

Please continue remember him and Margie in your prayers. She is having some back problems. Brother Vernon and

I still fondly discuss the wonderful time we had in Australia in 2012. We are awaiting some visitors from the Land

Down Under.

God bless and keep you all in His loving care.

OBEDIENCE submitted by Sr.Jillian Maas,

Brisbane.

.Dear Reader, OBEDIENCE is the key to living a full and blessed life. Without obedience, we miss many gifts

and promises God has designed for us (Deuteronomy 28:1-13).

The very first words that God said to Adam were recorded as “And I, the Lord God, commanded the man,

saying, of every tree of the garden ...” Genesis 2:18-22. God’s very first recorded words were an instruction to

obey, and were not as we might think, ones of obvious endearment. Although, instruction is love. Parents offer

guidance and instruction to their children, because of the love for their children. God wants only the best for us,

and therefore provides rules for us to live by in order that we live life to its richest, fullest and purest. He is such a

wonderful Father, that He blesses the obedient with good health, wisdom, knowledge, favour, prosperity,

fruitfulness, joy, protection; until our cup runneth over. (Deuteronomy 28:1-13)

We also know that when we are obedient and are lead by the Spirit of God, we are more likely to practice

patience, love, joy, peace and much more. The FRUIT OF OBEDIENCE IS LOVE. (Galations 5:22). If our own

lives are lacking in any of these areas, we need to look into our life and ask where we may be disobedient to the

laws of God.

The act of obedience is not always easy. The warring with the flesh; the denying of our own lusts and desires

can prove to be difficult. God has said that whatever He has commanded us, He has provided a way for us to obey

and keep those commandments. ‘...the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall

prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.’ (I Nephi 1:65)

The two Great Commandments are to Love God with all that we are and have, and to love our neighbour. In

order to fulfil these commandments, we must first OBEY. If we were fully obedient to the FIRST of these Great

Commandments, then we’d be aware of all the commandments in the Word of God that we should be adhering to.

To Love God is to search His Word daily and to really KNOW Him. “IF YE LOVE ME, KEEP MY

COMMANDMENTS.” John 14:15

We know that with every action, there is a reaction. The Scriptures inform us of the splendid blessings

associated with obedience, and is plentiful about warnings for the disobedient, who suffer the consequences with

curses, diseases, poverty, foolishness, loss, grief and despair. (Deuteronomy 28:15-68)

Satan is unable to touch us when we walk in the Holy Spirit with our Saviour. But the very moment that we

are disobedient to the Will of God, we move out from under the favour of God and allow the evil one to make

contact.

Job was a “perfect and upright” [obedient] man (Job 1:1), and was therefore well favoured of God. We see his

blessings in the first chapter of Job. He is an ideal example of how those who are obedient are protected and

blessed. The only way for the devil to touch Job was for God to remove that protection [hedge]. Ordinarily we

remove ourselves through disobedience, but in this unique situation, God removed the hedge to prove the point that

Job was faithful and obedient, and would remain so. And then of course after Job’s severe trial (from Satan), God

once again poured His blessings out upon him in great abundance.

OBEDIENCE is the KEY to being FREE from strife and troubles. OBEDIENCE guarantees security and

blessings in the love of Jesus, in this life and eternal. This promise applies to everyone. If we have slipped up,

then now is a good time to start fresh.

It is vitally important for us to be obedient to the ways of God for our prayers to be answered,

“AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK, WE RECEIVE OF HIM, BECAUSE WE KEEP HIS

COMMANDMENTS, AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT.” I John 3:22

May the Lord God open our hearts to be receptive to Him and obedient to His will.

Last year in our Australian Restoration News we included in a series format Riches from the Scriptures by

Elder Neil Kerswell, Brisbane. He has written a second volume based on “Principles of the Gospel” that we will

be including in the same format. I trust that it will prove to be stimulating and helpful to all our readers. Editor

Riches from the Scriptures Volome 2 by Elder Neil Kerswell

Dedication. I dedicate this book to the work of My God and all the Faithfull who have given so much in the

Service of their Lord. Amen

Introduction. The original purpose of writing this series was to preserve for my Children a record of all the

understandings my Heavenly Father has brought to me over my life. Bringing honour to God and a blessing to my

family. As I wrote Volume One, I felt the need to meet the requirements of not only my own family but anyone

else who is willing to listen. Therefore I share these things with all.

CONTENTS Chapter 1 Principles of the Gospel

Chapter 2 Faith in God

Chapter 3 Repentance

Chapter 4 Baptism of Water

Chapter 5 Baptism of Spirit

Chapter 6 Resurrection of the dead

Chapter 7 Eternal Judgement

Chapter 8 Christmas article

Chapter 1 Principles of the Gospel

The scriptures give us a correct knowledge and understanding of how we should live and order our lives. Let us

read from Hebrews.

[Hebrews 6:1] Therefore not leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying

again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.

[Hebrews 6:2] Of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal

judgment.

[Hebrews 6:3] And we will go on unto perfection if God permit.

The Principles of the Gospel are the Foundation upon which Eternal Life with God the Father and Jesus Christ,

rests. There is no other way or method ordained of God.

This is why we are told that straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life Eternal and few there be

that find it. This life is a time of Probation, a time to come to know God. A time to work out our salvation in Fear

and Trembling before the Lord.

Satan and his angels have already made their desires clear when they rebelled against God and sought His

throne. They now abide here upon the earth seeking to tempt whom they will and lead them into destruction like

themselves.

It is fallen human nature, to not want to suffer alone. This is why we are told broad is the gate and wide is the

way that leads to destruction. It attracts the masses as they blindly press forward into the darkness, with confidence,

that they are safe because they are many in number and everyone (from their perspective) is doing it.

Therefore we see that the short time we have in this life is precious and we must make the most of it, showing

unto God our Love and Obedience to Him, honouring God, knowing all is His, for He made all things through his

Son Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Ghost. Which Father, Son and Holy Ghost is one God without end,

Amen.

It is to this end, that we will examine the Principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to see how important they are,

and if it is truly our desire to be with God in the Fullness of His Glory.

Victoria News submitted by Elder Murray Broughton

Hello Saints and Friends

For all those who are not well we pray for you, and for the needs of people throughout the world. We look for

unity in His church. Zion the Beautiful beckons us on.

It was lovely to have Bro.Nathan Fuller, with us on 31st Jan.. Text for that day was Luke 2: 49 : "And he said unto

them; Why is it that ye sought me? Knew ye not that I must be about my Father's business."

On 7th February we held our Communion Service using Scriptures Luke 3: v 3; & 23: v 28.

Sunday 14 February was a Preaching Service using texts 1 Cor.15: v3-6. John 6: v 66 & John John 17: v 21 which

states: “That they may all be one, as thou, father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the

world may believe that thou has sent me".

Requests for a blessing through Administration were provided for Sr. Loris Broughton and Elder Murray

Broughton. Bro.Murray spent a day in G V Health, Shepparton and still has to see the specialist this coming week.

Please remember Sr. Loris Broughton in your prayers and Sr. Merle Nanasca who is in hospital in the Philippines,

Bro.Geoffrey Grayden in Violet Town, Bro.Dirk Waasdorp in Cobram Nursing Home.

Dwayne Dash , who used to come to church, has passed away and our sympahty is extended to his family. Our

best get well wishes go to Sr. Bev Wilkinson and all those who are not well. We remember you in our prayers.

Though our numbers have diminished, we keep our small congregation going and are challenged by the query

"Shall He find faith when he comes?"

Newcastle News

On Friday February 5th Bro Danny Archer stayed o/night with us. He had visited Myuna Bay Sport &

Recreation Camp for our upcoming Reunion, September 30th to October 3rd. It is a lovely facility, and I think

everyone will be pleased with it. It is in NSW so it is close to us & of course means further travel from Victoria &

Adelaide & Queensland. Bro Danny is hoping for a good turnout.as we all are.

On Sunday February 7th, we had a communion service with Elder Kelly Lloyd & Elder Danny Archer presiding.

It was a small gathering, with the Games & Sr.Nina & myself. After the service we had morning tea and fellowship

and our guests had to leave for work related commitments.

Sunday February 14th Kelly visited Bro Peter & Sr Helen Archer in Tamworth and was able to share a meal and

fellowship with them, He was on his way to Glen Innes to work for a week at the local council. Health Update: Sr

Nina,is going to Anglican Care day therapy once a week, which she enjoys very much. My father Don is doing ok

some days. With the chemo tablets, some days he does not feel the best, and other days he is fine. Thanks for your

continued prayers. Many blessings to you all.

Tamworth News submitted by Sr. Helen Archer

We have been continuing to hold services, with Elder Peter Archer giving the message each Sunday. We have

had a smaller group with just four in attendance for church as Sr.Bev Wilkinson has been not well. Could you

please pray for her. We have been having The Gospel of John video for our class and have been really enjoying it,

reading along with the Scriptures. Could you please pray for Sister Mary Dunn.

Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter from the Tamworth Group.

Please include in your prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing

Geoff & Elma Grayden, Gwen Whately, Adrienne & Robert Windsor, Alma & Janice Kerswell,

Loris Broughton, Dirk Waasdorp, Don & Nina DiRico, Jonathan Page,

Mary Dunn, Merle Nanaska, Vernon & Marge Darling, Murray Broughton,

Bev.Wilkinson.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESTORATION BRANCH.

17-19 Juers Street, Kingston, Queensland. Pastor: Elder Alma Kerswell. Phone 07 3800 1151

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE, MARCH, 2016.

Sun. 6th. 10.00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Priest L.Scott asstd.by Elder N.Rowlatt

Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell

11.15 a.m. Prayer & Testimony Service. Priest L.Scott

Sun. 13th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Linda Kerswell Flowers:Sue Parker

10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder G.Parker asstd.by Elder A Kerswell

11.00 a.m. Class. Elder N.Rowlatt

followed by a BYO Fellowship Lunch.

Sun. 20st. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Luke Scott Flowers:Janice Kerswell

10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder Neil Kerswell asstd.by Priest L.Scott

Musical Item for Service. Linda and Luke

followed be a Fellowhip Morning Tea (Please bring a plate)

Sun. 27th. Flowers:Linda Kerswell

10.00 a.m. EASTER SERVICE. Elder N.Rowlatt asstd.by Elder A Kerswell

11.00 a.m. Class. Elder N.Churchill

BRANCH NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

Birthdays. Happy Birthday Wishes to the following people:

Noel Rowlatt has his birthday on the 7th March.

Katrina Schiffke will celebrate her birthday on the 10thMarch.

Contributions to the Australian Restoration News need to come by the 20th of the month and must be submitted by

email if possible. Email details are nandjrow@bigpond.com.au Phone contact: 07 3824 8386

We would love to have contributions from isolated members in Australia; articles or testimonies or just

greetings. We would also like to hear from American saints who have ministered in Australia.

If you do not have access to an internet facility and would like to post your article to me, I will try and have it typed

and included, but I would need to receive it by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the next issue. Postal details

are as follows: Noel Rowlatt, 6 Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills, 4161. Queensland, Australia.

Australian Restoration Reunion details and Registration Form are on Page 5

Reunion 2016. Reunion Director Elder Danny Archer

Plan to come to the Australian Restoration Reunion 30th September – 3rd October 2016 for the

October long weekend. Join others from around Australia and the world in worship, study, prayer and

recreation. The venue will be Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre overlooking Lake Macquarie and

Whiteheads Lagoon. Food will be provided including evening meal on Friday and breakfast on Monday.

Location: Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre

Wangi Road, Myuna Bay NSW

https://goo.gl/maps/d9zcqB4WqSk

Getting There: (web sites) Car https://goo.gl/maps/d9zcqB4WqSk

Train http://www.sydneytrains.info/stations/station_details?stationId=300

Air http://www.newcastleairport.com.au/

Registration: Adult - A$330

Younger than 18 - A$250

Younger than 6 - Free

Register Online http://tinyurl.com/reunion16

Register by Mail

Names Age Diet

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Days Attending

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Contact Telephone Number

Return Registration Forms to:: Reunion 2016, 26 Higgins Lane, Tamworth NSW 2340

Enquiries: 0417330863

Dress Help!!

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From: Katherine Cool
horsegirl1346@gmail.com


Dress Help!!

Hi! My name is Katherine Cool. I'm eighteen and I've been asked to be a bridesmaid for a friend's wedding. She said that I would have to provide my own bridesmaid dress but there's no way I can afford it right now. She wants it to be a periwinkle (light blue) color, but it's possible that any blue shade might work. If anyone has a bridesmaid dress (or fancy dress that could pass as a bridesmaid dress) that they wouldn't mind letting me borrow, I would be SO grateful if you would let me know! I would return it in perfect condition, as soon as possible after the wedding. I wear about a size 4 or 6. The wedding is in about 20 days, so I am desperate to find something quickly. If you can help at all, please email me at horsegirl1346@gmail.com or call me at (816)-252-3135. Thank you!!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Temporary Car needed

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From: ​John Olivarez​

joliva2883@aol.com


Temporary Car needed

Dr John Doty of Independence needs to borrow a car for a short period until he can fix his or buy a used car.

If you can assist him in his hour of need please call him at 816 372-5844


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Position Announcement - ACSA/Litigation Support

> From: "Linda Acosta"
>
>
> Position Announcement - ACSA/Litigation Support
>
> Please post the attached position announcement for the Southern District of California.
>
>
> (See attached file: CAS Position Announcement ALSS.pdf)
>
>
> _______________________
> Linda Acosta, Administrative Officer
> Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.
> 225 Broadway Suite 900, San Diego, CA 92101
> (619) 234-8467 - Office / (619) 687-2666 - Fax

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Litigation Support Specialist

The Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., (FDSDI) has an opening for a full‐time Assistant Litigation Support Specialist (ALSS) in our San Diego office. FDSDI is a nonprofit organization fully funded by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. We are not a government agency and as such are not government employees. FDSDI provides legal representation to indigent persons charged with federal crimes in the San Diego and Imperial Counties. A large part of the case load involves immigration related offenses, drugs, fraud, bank robbery, forgery and internet related crimes. Position Description: The ALSS provides specialized and routine litigation support services, including media conversion, court hardware setup, software, peripheral equipment support. The ALSS provides assistance with courtroom exhibits and receives logistical and technical guidance from attorneys and computer team. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in the following areas: database programs, audio/video editing software (This includes splicing, transitioning, titling and clean up) and presentation software. Experience with litigation support software, e.g., Concordance, Summation, Casemap, Timemap, Trial Director is a plus. Knowledge of website maintenance is desireable. A bachelors or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in computers, information management or a related field is preferred. Experience with law‐office IT and litigation‐support tools are highly desirable. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written are a must. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required. All education, experience, training and certifications will be verified. Salary: Salary based on experience and in accordance with guidelines issued by the Office of Defender Services. Starting salary range is: JS‐9/1 ($53,413) to JS‐12/1 ($77,459). Excellent health benefits offered. Selected candidate will be subject to and retention depends on a successful background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is mandatory. No telephone calls please. To apply send cover letter, resume, three references and a contact cell phone and email address to: Federal Defenders of San Diego, Attn: ALSS Position, 225 Broadway, Suite 900, San Diego, CA 92101 or email: techapp@fdsdi.com. All responses will remain confidential. Equal Opportunity Employer. Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

Beautiful Home For Sale by Church Member

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From: Tanya Bausback
tanyabausback@gmail.com


Beautiful Home For Sale by Church Member

Beautiful Home for Sale in Eastern Independence. 1.5 story brick home with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, masonry wood-burning fireplace, finished basement with office, 2 car garage and large, treed and fenced backyard. Owned by church member, lots of updates. Price $190K, as-is with no realtor commission. Located near R.D. Mize Road and Ringo Road in Independence, Missouri. Not being advertised yet, will be listed at higher price in May. Don’t wait..call 816-716-9260 for address and showing appointments.

Wanted: Bed and Riding Mower

From: Jo


Wanted: Bed and Riding Mower

I need a used Bed - Mattress, Box Springs and Frame.
(Double or Queen Size)

Also need a used Riding Lawn Mower.

Please call: Jo at 702-372-9079


(Jo is the CNA for Tom and Susan Hairabedian)

Looking for someone to do a pet portrait

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From: Connie Guthrie
save_our_strays@hotmail.com


Looking for someone to do a pet portrait

Looking for someone that would do a pet portrait.

Thank you


Connie Guthrie
816-656-5222

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Deep Cleaning Service Available Locally for Kangen Water machines


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From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Deep Cleaning Service Available Locally for Kangen Water machines


Good News for Area Kangen Machine Owners!



Deep Cleaning for Kangen Water machines is now available in the Independence/K.C. area.

Save the $46 on two way shipping and 7 – 10 days down time for the company servicing.



The Matthew Group, Inc. Service Fee

$45 - $75 for in home service. (Price depends on machine condition and distance traveled.)

$40 - $70 You deliver and pick up (620 S. Main Street, Independence, MO)



Contact Muriel Luedeman for an appointment

816-726-8425, mur620@gmail.com.



For Kangen Machine Proper Maintenance:



v Do a regular bi-monthly cleaning using Enagic cleaning powder and cartridge to keep machine at peak performance.

v Have a deep cleaning done every 2 - 3 years, depending on the machine’s water quality and faithful machine maintenance. If well water is the source machines should be cleaned every year.



Helps:

* To test the power of your Kangen Water, draw a clear glassful. The water should appear cloudy white for several seconds all the way to the bottom of the glass. This is caused by extra loose Hydrogen molecules and they dissipate quickly.

* If the water comes out clear or is cloudy only near the top of the glass, the machine needs a regular monthly or bi-monthly cleaning.

* Don’t store water from your machine and drink it later, if you want the most benefit. Kangen Water is most powerful when drawn fresh.

* The slower the water comes from the machine the more powerful it is.

* The water loses about half of its strength in one day. It has lost all of its antioxidant property in three days. It is not recommended to drink Kangen Water if it is more than three days old.

* Light, air, time, and movement affect the water’s quality and power.

* If your machine is going through a cleaning cycle more frequently, it may be a sign it needs a regular cleaning, or it could be that you are not dispensing water through the machine often enough. When the electrode plates in the machine dry out, it signals a cleaning to keep minerals from hardening on them.

* To test the machine’s filter, use one drop of chlorine testing liquid that came in a bag with the machine. The bottle is small and white. There is also a small clear plastic test tube and a chart in the bag that shows by color the level of chlorine. Fill the tube with Kangen Water and add the drop of chlorine test liquid. If it comes out yellow a new filter is required. Clear water shows the filter is good.

* The best time to buy filters is June and December when they are on sale. Regularly $120, Sale: $100

* If your machine signals that it needs a new filter, you can tap the Reset Switch which is located behind the filter panel, in the upper or lower right corner near the filter. This releases the machine to dispense water until you can install a new filter.



Call Me:

Ø Call me if you need a filter or supplies, I can save you time and money on shipping by combining orders. I can order supplies anytime, but normally I do filters and supplies in June and December. My charge for a filter is $110, Inc. tax/ship + $3 for my effort. (Your savings: $7+). If you need other supplies I prorate the cost according to how much the whole order is.



Ø Call me for a price break on new machines. Enagic never discounts their machines, however I am able to give a break on the cost if you are interested in purchasing through me by sharing part of my commission. If you have thought about buying a Kangen machine and put it off because of the cost, I can help.



Ø Call me if you want to know how to use the strong acidic water and high alkaline water.



Ø Call me if you have a machine that is out of warranty and is needing repair, not just a deep cleaning, Enagic offers a generous a plan for refurbishing and repairing these machines at a fraction of the cost of buying a new one. I can walk you through the process.



It doesn’t matter that you may not be in my sales group; I am happy to provide this service.

We all benefit by joining forces.

I pray for your health and wellbeing.





Muriel WinnLuedeman

816-726-8425

Mur620@gmail.com

www.familyart.net

Family Movie Night at Living Hope Restoration Branch March 4

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From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


March 4th at Living Hope


Family Movie Night at Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 S Crysler Avenue
Independence MO

6:30pm, Friday, March 4th

Another must see movie for the Kingdom

"Woodlawn"


Admission Free

Pot Luck Snacks


(Next LH Movie Night: April
Date to Be Announced)


Copy and paste the You Tube link below to see the trailer.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EtpUXTpk8s

Music Jam March 5th at Living Hope

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From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


March 5th at Living Hope


Please Join Living Hope Restoration Branch

And

The Restoration String Band

7:00pm, Saturday, March 5th

for Music Jam


A Fundraiser for Living Hope’s New Kitchen


Also appearing:

Jack Hagensen and Dayn Cederstrom
As
Lars and Swen

And

Bruce and Muriel Luedeman
In
“Groupon”





Prayers for Vernon and Margie Darling

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From: paul gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com


Vernon and Margie Darling


Greetings Saints,

Brother Darling was able to return home from the hospital and rehab center on Tues. Feb. 23, 2016. He is doing much better, however Margie is having back problems and both continue to need our prayers.

In Christ,

Paul

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spring retreats 2016

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: DougJudi Smith
dougjudismith@gmail.com


Spring retreats 2016

It's time again for worship and togetherness at Odessa Hills Campground!
Make plans now to attend youth spring retreats
sponsored by the Central Missouri Restoration Branches.

MARCH 4-6 JR. HIGH
MARCH 11-13 OLDER YOUTH
MARCH 18-20 SENIOR HIGH
APRIL 9-10 JUNIOR

FOR MORE DETAILS, ONLINE REGISTRATION OR REGISTRATION FORMS,
GO TO WWW.ODESSAHILLS.COM


In need of help

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: L Cozart
hootlc2005@gmail.com


In need of help


Hello,

My name is Laura Cozart. I work with families that have deaf children. One of the families that I work with is a single mother who is desperately trying to get her driver's license. A week ago she had to pay a taxi 60.00 to drive her to her daughter's school to pick her up because she was sick and then back home. Her daughter does not go to school in her local district because she is deaf. I have been giving this woman lessons for a while now. However, my car broke down and the car I am driving now is not safe for a new driver. I have been searching high and low for a few people to take her driving so she can get enough hours in to safely get her license and drive with her daughter in her car. She lives near 24 hwy and 291. She has saved up 1500.00 to purchase a car. I am afraid she is going to end up just buying one and driving it because she can't get experience otherwise. She does not have a support system. She was adopted and on her 18th birthday her adoptive parents kicked her out of the house as they would no longer get money for her. That tells you how she grew up. I am asking for help, for prayers, for people that see what a blessing this could be in this young woman's life. Her getting her license will be a HUGE thing for her. I have just run out of people to ask (I have asked many, three have volunteered... none of them have followed through).

Thank you so much if you are able to spread the word :)

With gratitude,

Laura Cozart


Prayer request

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From: Carol Allen
caallen211@gmail.com


Prayer request

I am asking for prayers for a friend named Ray Blacketer. He has had a massive stroke & is in ICU at Cox Medical Center in Springfield MO. He is an inactive church member.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Urgent Prayer Request for Nephi Soper

Dangerous gale-force winds drove rain and snow across the wilderness of the Chugach Mountains at Anchorage’s back door on Sunday as authorities tried their best to press a search for a member of the Alaska National Guard now missing for three days.

Twenty-six-year-old Nephi Soper — a specialist in the Long Range Surveillance unit of 297th Squadron of the ANG — left Alaska’s largest city late Thursday on a hike across the Chugach Front Range with plans of joining a training exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson the next day.

When he failed to show by Friday night, Alaska State Troopers were notified. Troopers began organizing a Saturday search which included helicopters from the Alaska Air National Guard and volunteers on the ground from the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group.

Searchers found nothing, and by Sunday clouds and winds to 50 mph had grounded the helicopters while those on foot were being held out of some areas because of large and growing dangers from avalanches and exposure.

Tom Crockett, a Chugach State Park ranger, said he couldn’t recall much worse conditions for a search, but he was holding out hope for Soper. The soldier was reportedly hauling a large backpack when he left the park’s Prospect Heights trailhead and was thought to be well-outfitted for his hike. His Facebook page indicated he is familiar with hiking in the Long Lake-Mount Williwaw area of the park.

Ice now coats much of the Chugach high country, however, after a winter with more wind and rain than snow, and the Sunday weather was life-threatening to anyone caught in the open unprepared. Searchers hope Soper has settled into a sleeping bag either in a snow cave or a tent to hunker down and wait for conditions to improve.

“At this time, we do not know Specialist Nephi Soper’s whereabouts or condition, but are obviously concerned,” Brig. Gen. Laurie Hummel, adjutant general for the Alaska National Guard said in a statement issued Saturday. “We are hopeful that he is uninjured and that the hike is just taking longer than anticipated.”

Soper reportedly planned to travel from the Prospect trailhead to Long Lake in the half-million-acre wilderness park, then climb across the snow- and ice-covered alpine tundra to a 4,000-foot pass between 5,357-foot Tanaina Peak and 5,148-foot Koktoya Peak. The other side of the pass drops steeply toward a small lake above the wild Ship Creek valley where wolves still roam.

From that lake near 3,050-foot, a ridgeline descends more gently for another 1,500 feet into the timber and on down to the primitive Ship Creek Trail, which heads north to the Arctic Valley Road.

The 20-mile hike from Prospect to the Arctic road can be done in a day in good weather, but much of the route is exposed, and there are potential avalanche risks in several areas. There is no avalanche reporting network for the area, but just to the east the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center was Sunday warning of extreme danger related to the stormy weather.

Stoper, who grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, moved to Alaska in December 2013, according to his Facebook page, which includes many photos taken in an around the Long Lake area of the state park.

The photos would indicate he knows the country well. Troopers added that he is in top physical condition. And his National Guard training included schooling in wilderness survival.

And yet — given the weather conditions — searchers were Sunday worried. The weather is thankfully forecast to begin to moderate on Monday.

Job Opportunity - Life Guards

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From: ​Pam Mark
PJMark10@aol.com


Job Opportunity

This weekend February 26-28 there will be a training session for life guards to work at Henley Aquatic Center for the summer. They are needing life guards and swim lesson teachers. Pay is above minimum wage. and Hours are flexible. The training session is free if you will work at pool. You need to be a good swimmer and enjoy the water.

SCRB's New Boys Program

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matt
MatthewJFleming@live.com


South Crysler Restoration Branch will be having a special meeting for our new boys program tonight at 7pm in the SCRB fellowship hall. The purpose of the meeting will be to introduce the new boys’ program, announce upcoming events, registration, and uniform sign up. All boys ages 5 to 18 and their parents are encouraged to attend.


Contact Matt Fleming 816-726-9537 if you have any questions

Friday, February 19, 2016

​Roof Help

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Paula Swayne
pdswayne@gmail.com

​​

​Roof Help


Anyone who has the ability and willingness to help:

I looked out the window this morning and to my horror I saw we lost several shingles on our little chapel yesterday. Because my husband is so ill with dementia and other issues he is no longer able to correct any problems here. I really need someone to please help me get them back up so we do not have a problem before we really get some rain. The shingles seem to be in one piece, but I do believe we have extra ones as well.

Thank you in advance if you are able help me.

Paula Swayne

(816) 456-6880

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Task Unfinished

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Charles Sperry
charlesstillmansperry@gmail.com


A Task Unfinished


Dear Brothers and Sisters:

I would invite you this Sunday to join thousands of Christians worldwide in a call to remember the Great Commission through the singing of "Facing a Task Unfinished", a hymn written expressly for that purpose.

"Facing a Task Unfinished" is a hymn written by a missionary to China in the 1930s, asking that Missionaries come to spread the good news of Jesus Christ at a time when the Red Army was beginning it's persecution of the Christian Church.


More information about the song and the event this Sunday can be found here:
https://omf.org/blog/2016/02/01/the-global-hymn-sing-facing-a-task-unfinished/

For the Lyrics and/or sheet music, go here:
http://www.gettymusic.com/hymns-facingataskdl.aspx

To hear the song, go here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-YxQok6cPA


May God Bless each of you in the Mission Field in which He has placed you.

Charles Sperry (Son)

Organic/Heirloom Plants

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kelli Miesse
miesse@sbcglobal.net


Organic/Heirloom Plants

Hey, all!


I am in the midst of getting seeds started for our spring/summer gardens. If anyone is still interested in heirloom/organic plants after our weather fiasco from last year, now is the time to place your pre-order!

If you want to place an order, please respond to this email by March 1st. Here is the list of plants that can be available for this year (scroll all the way down to herbs at bottom):


Cold Weather – These are all Heirloom ($1)

Arugula

Broccoli

Chinese Cabbage

Collard Greens

Kale

Multiple Types of Butter Lettuces

Napa Cabbage

Purple Broccoli

Romaine Lettuce

Spinach


Tomatoes - These are all either Heirloom, Open Pollinated Heirloom, or Non-GMO Hybrids ($3)

Amana Orange – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Beefsteak (Red and Pink)

Better Boy

Black Cherry

Black Krim

Black Truffle

Black Tula – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Bonnie Best – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Brandywine (Red, Yellow and Pink)

Carolina Gold – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Celebrity

Chadwick Cherry – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Cherokee Purple

Early Girl

Golden Jubilee – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Hillbilly Leaf – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Marglobe

Mortgage Lifter

Mr. Stripey

Orange Cherry – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Paul Robeson

Pearly Pink

Peppermint – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Pineapple

Purple Roma – VERY LIMITED SEED SUPPLY (these have good taste, but plants not very hardy)

Red Fig

Red Zebra – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Roma

Sweet Cherry

Tomatillo (Green and Purple)

Umberto – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Yellow Pear


Peppers - These are all either Heirloom, Open Pollinated Heirloom, or Non-GMO Hybrids ($3-$5, depending on rarity/difficulty)

Anaheim

Banana (Sweet)

Cayenne

Chocolate Fatali

Chocolate Habanero

Chocolate Scorpion

Chocolate Scotch Bonnet

Corno di Toro (Red and Yellow)

Dorset Naga

Jalepeno

Lemon Habanero

Mini Bell (Red, Yellow)

Mustard Habanero

Orange Habanero

Poblano

Red Habanero

Red Marconi – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Regular Bell (Red, Yellow, Orange, Green)

Serrano

White Habanero

Yummy Bell (Mixed colors on plant) – LIMITED SEED SUPPLY

Ghosts, Reapers, Moruga’s available on request


Eggplant ($3) Black Beauty Purple Eggplant


Cucumbers ($3-5, depending on size) Burpless Japanese Marketmore Picklers Snackers


Squash ($3-5, depending on size) Acorn Butternut Crook-Neck Spaghetti Straight Neck


Zucchini


Pumpkin



Herbs ($2-3, depending on size) Specific Requests Taken – some types must be started in early January, so requests needed early.

New Hospital Bed

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nancy Skelton
ns5skelton@yahoo.com


New Hospital Bed

My landlord has a brand new adjustable hospital bed he would like to sell. It is a twin XL made by Leggett & Platt. It's called the Serafina. It has a wireless remote control. It is still in the original box. He would like to sell it for $875.00. He thinks it retails for $1,200.00.

For more information please contact

Rob at 816-918-1585
or robert@hermanrealty.com

Thank you

​Book of Mormon Internships​

---------- Forwarded message ----------
​From: Lynn and Sugar Baumgart​
rembaumgart@gmail.com


​Book of Mormon Internships​

Friday evening at midnight, is the deadline for applications to the Book of Mormon Internship. It is open to anyone between the ages of 19-24 & one year out of high school.

They can go to bmfoundation@live.com

or bmfinternship@gmail.com.

Thank You

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

House For Sale

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barbara Basquette
barbarabasquette@yahoo.com


House For Sale


13 year old ranch home for sale in Victorian Estates. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, gas fireplace, covered deck, privacy fence,unfinished walkout basement stubbed for bath, daylight windows, vinyl siding, double garage, hardwood floor in kitchen/dining area, whirlpool tub in hall bath, attic fan, nice front porch and landscaping. 820 S. Kisner Drive, Independence, Mo. 64056 $ 160,000

Contact: Barbara Basquette
816-591-3769

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Washer Needed

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sonia Greyeyes
soniagreyeyes@gmail.com


Washer Needed

Our washer finely gave up and died, lol does anyone have a washing machine cheap we could buy ?

My number is 816-621-5635

thanx

Mowing and Landscape Positions Open


From: Joshua Smith
smittyjje@gmail.com
From: DTE greenthumbgardensllc@gmail.com


To: smittyjje@gmail.com
Job Listings

Down To Earth Services

We are currently looking for team members for our 2016 season. We are looking for hardworking, independent, individuals.
Check us out at DTEKC.COM
Currently we are looking to fill two different positions:

Landscape/Hardscape team member
-Ability to work together or individually.
-Can follow instructions and follow site reports while performing work.
-Comfortable with Power Tools and Heavy Equipment.
-Can drive/ hookup/ park trucks and trailers.
-Can handle working in various weather conditions.

Mowing/ Landscape Forman.
- Can manage day to day operations for mowing crew.
-Good with tracking work and filling reports.
-Is a leader with skills in managing others.
-Can drive/ hookup/ park trucks and trailers.
-Can handle working in various weather conditions.
-Good with directions and GPS technology

We are great small business to work for. We value our team members and pay above industry standards. We know our strengths come from the people who work for us. If you are interested please contact Josh Smith and submit a resume with experience. Experience is highly recommended but not necessarily required if other tenants are met.


William Roth Gibson
Down To Earth Services
16010 E 85th Street
Kanas City, MO 64139
816-210-1288
DTELLC13@gmail.com
WWW.DTEKC.COM

2000 Honda Odyssey Van For Sale


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mark Etter
metter@lynkinc.com


2000 Honda Odyssey Van For Sale

2000 Honda Odyssey

Price –$2,300

This has been our reliable daily driver family van for several years

Seats 7
Middle seats are moveable into separate seats or together

Middle seats are quickly removable
Very back seat easily folds flat into floor for a large flat cargo space

Fabric interior

Climate control – Heat and AC front and rear

CD player
Power driver’s seat

Power windows

Power back windows
Roof rack

Grey metallic
V6 engine

25mpg / 225hp

4sp overdrive automatic transmission (well maintained)

Allow wheels

Michelin X Radials in good shape

189,000 miles

Reliable vehicle having recently traveled to Michigan and Ohio


Thanks
Mark Etter
Please text if interested to 816-591-5506

ataircreative@gmail.com

​NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program

​NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman
mrstahlman@embarqmail.com



​NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program

​Beginning Thursday, February 18, 2016

FREE Education and Support for Families of Individuals with

Mental Illness

Do you have a family member with mental illness? Have you struggled to understand the diagnosis? Would you

like to know how to take care of yourself while caring for your loved one?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for families and friends of individuals who are dealing with

conditions such as ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. The course is taught by trained family members who have lived with

this experience. The course teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

Family-to-Family Course Topics include:

 Family responses to the trauma of mental illness.

 Schizophrenia, major depression, and mania: Diagnosis and dealing with critical periods.

 Depression and Bipolar subtypes; Panic disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD);

 Borderline Personality Disorder; Co-occurring brain and addictive disorders.

 The biology of the brain: emerging scientific discoveries.

 Problem solving workshop

 Medication review

 Understanding the inner experience of having a mental illness.

 Communication skills workshop.

 Self-care, relative group testimony.

 Rehabilitation, services available.

 Advocacy, fighting stigma.

The NAMI Family-To-Family Education Program is appropriate for parents, siblings, other family members and significant others

of person with severe and persistent mental illness. Registration is REQUIRED.

Class begins February 18, 2016, 12 Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm @ The Church of Jesus Christ Missionary Restoration Branch

3415 N. Elsea Smith Road Buckner, MO 64016 http://missionarybranch.org

To register or for more information, please contact: NAMI-KC Ken Dawn @ kdkcami@aol.com or 816-931-0030​

Here is a link to a ND for those who are interested. She is good in that she is very knowledgeable with heart.

http://www.avenallc.com/

Monday, February 15, 2016

Free piano

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Katy Allinder
marykallinder@gmail.com


Free piano

Free to a good home, hopefully with children.... Needs to be tuned and is missing a couple of ivories ... Would like it to be moved with capable movers!!!!

Please contact Sandy @ (816) 308-5154 if interested

Free Turtle

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Thomas Carnahan
thcarn@sbcglobal.net



Anyone interested?

Looking for a good home for a turtle, anyone interested please
contact us phone number is included below.

Picture included.

Tom

816-461-8776

​TIME CHANGE 11am-1pm CHILI COOK-OFF

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stephanie Turner
srenrut97@yahoo.com



​CHILI COOK-OFF

Youth Fundraiser

 Fill your belly with warm chili or soup, cornbread,

dessert and a drink.

 Taste-test different chilies

and cast your vote for your favorite!

When: Saturday, Feb. 27th 2016

TIME CHANGE 11am-1pm

Where: Buckner Restoration Branch

*Suggested donation of $5/meal

Proceeds will help fund future Zioneers and Zion’s League activities and future trips.​


​Dinner and the Drive In


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michele Schmidt
cprsschmidt@hotmail.com


​Dinner and the Drive In

This is a by reservation only event. We will be serving garden salad, chicken parmesan, spaghetti, green beans, garlic bread and dessert. The entertainment will immediately follow and will include vintage TV shows and live advertisements performed by class members. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. There will be no "at the door" tickets available. Contact Shelly Schmidt 816-868-1436 or a CPRS senior for your tickets.

Gluten-free meals are available but must be ordered by February 17th. Those meals include garden salad, baked chicken breast, baked potatoes, green beans and dessert.



For Sale: Hide-A-Bed

From: Ursula Liggett
Independence MO 64057
816-373-5517

For Sale: Hide-A-Bed

Like new Hide-A-Bed
$100.00 or best offer

Call: Ursula Liggett
816-373-5517

Memorial Service for Leonard Draves

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: The Church of Christ
elijahmessage@peoplepc.com


Memorial Service for Leonard Draves

The memorial service Leonard Draves, Apostle of The Church of Christ With the Elijah Message-The Assured Way, will be Saturday February 20th at The Cornerstone Community of Christ - 1316 S. Osage St., Independence MO 64055. Visitation at 3:00 pm. Memorial Service at 3:30 pm. Dinner following service. Please Keep his family in your prayers !

​Paul Savage​

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Reminder to Register to Vote

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Charlie & Susan Booth
csbooth2001@yahoo.com


Reminder to Register to Vote


Pray for our country. Pray for each state in their turn to vote. Pray for Missouri voters. Encourage 18+ to 100+ to register to vote BEFORE this Wednesday, February 17, in order to be eligible to vote in the Missouri primaries (March 15) and ultimately in the general election in the fall for President of the United States. Vote for Christian candidate. Fulfill stewardship in all things and endure to the end.
God bless the USA!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Special Class Presentation at CPRS

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Center Place Restoration School
cprsgoldeneagles@yahoo.com


Special Class Presentation at CPRS


On Tuesday, February 16, Stacy Pyatt will present a special class -- “Can Diet Affect Behavior?” – at 7:00 PM in the Center Place Restoration School auditorium. She will discuss the correlation between what we eat and how we feel and act. This class is open to all. We encourage you to attend and spread the word to friends.

Center Place Restoration School is located at 819 West Waldo Avenue in Independence.

Musician Volunteers Needed for Music Jam Fundraiser

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Musician Volunteers Needed for Music Jam Fundraiser

Dan Edson’s Restoration String Band has graciously volunteered to help Living Hope do a fundraiser for our new kitchen we want to build this summer. RSB can do about 45 minutes max of the music, and Dan would like other musical groups and clean comedy to give variety and fill out the program. With this announcement we are requesting people to volunteer to perform. After February 5th we will send out an announcement with the lineup for the music jam on March 5th.

Muriel



All Bands, Musicians, and Skit Performers

Please join

Restoration String Band

for a

Music Jam Session Fundraiser

For Living Hope Restoration Branch’s new kitchen



Saturday, March 5th, 2016

7:00pm – 9:00pm

At Living Hope Restoration Branch

2425 S. Crysler Avenue



RSVP by February 20th

Contact Renae and Dan Edson to sign up

816-914-1264 emusic247@yahoo.com

Or

Rhonda Schmidt rdstjs@gmail.com

Muriel Luedeman mur620@gmail.com

Friday, February 12, 2016

​Prayer Request for Vernon Darling​

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ​Paul Gage​
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com

​​

​Prayer Request for Vernon Darling​

Please pray for Vernon Darling. He is in the ICU at St. Mary's Hospital with Pneumonia.

Prayer Request for David Scott Baker

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ​Karen Baker​
thebeestop@aol.com


Prayer Request for David Scott Baker

My Brother, Priest David Scott Baker has been hospitalized for elevated heart enzymes. blood testing over night will determine what other test will be needed in the morning. stress test or heart cath. Please keep him in your prayers.

Priest David Scott Baker's heart enzymes went up over night. They will be doing a heart cath on him today, unsure of the time. Please Keep him in your prayers.

Karen Baker

Prayers for My Husbands Heart Surgery

From: Janice Altschul
dejavu8878@yahoo.com


My Husbands Surgery

Please put my husband, Bill Altschul in your prayers.

He will be having quadruple bypass surgery Monday, February 15th @ 7:30 a.m.

Thank you!
Janice Altschul

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nepal Earthquake Prayer Request

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


jai mashi



From: Dil gurung
dilrebecagrg06@hotmail.com



Jai mashi brother francis,


Thank you for remembering for us in prayer. Still we got the earthquake in nepal. Last Friday at night 10.15 p:m 5.9 magnitudes and just yesterday last night 10:15 p:m 4.6 magnitudes earthquake we suffer. In Kathmandu 71 people were injured but no one killed. These is the unusal and to much for us.
And our church service is going good. The nepali news says the boarder blockade is over but we don't get any fuel gas, cooking gas, etc . Our nepal government is week. So please pray for our nepal government.


Thank you praise the Lord.
Love you all.

Brother in Christ,
Dil gurung

Rennie Graves estate sale at Troque Farms 31710 E. Oakland Sch. Rd Buckner, Mo

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ​ ​TroqueFarms@aol.com


Rennie Graves estate sale at Troque Farms 31710 E. Oakland Sch. Rd Buckner, Mo

Okay Folks, WE NEED YOUR HELP! In the recent past, we have contacted estate auctioneers to have a farm auction of my sister's personal property - they said that we needed to put in some cattle, hay and used farm equipment. We said no! We have contacted people that do estate sales - one said we have too much while others have said that there is no time to prepare. So-o-o-o, we are doing it ourselves! We wait for no carnal man. The Spirit of Jesus Christ will have it ready by FEB. 19, 20 and 21st. This is a VERY LARGE ESTATE SALE in two locations at the farm. From smalls to commercial kitchen items and refrigeration units and everything in between: train collection, remote plane collection, antiques, avon collection, salt & pepper collection, kerosene lamp collection, glassware collection, advertised wash board collection, a ringer washing machine, 30 high back kitchen chair collection, chests, old quilts, church book collection (RLDS), crocks, old lamp stand collection, 1970ish complete bedroom set (thick wood w/ball on posts), two wood burning cook stoves, two swinging sickes, 3 bikes, 1920's calibration tools, two ice cutters, lots of man cave items, two cross cutting saws ( one single handle, one two handle), three pallet racks, metal shelving, near new exercising equipment (BoFlex), old phones, wicker couch, very large farm bell, patio glass table and chairs, old photos, Christmas decorations, wood ironing board, bed dolls, Christian prints, crank record player, old cream separator - on and on and on. Lots of items needing refurbished.
SO, YOU SAY, HOW CAN YOU HELP? Everyone please share this to your friends. We will not run newspaper ads. The farm is located North of Grain Valley, Mo. Time is 8am to 5pm - rain/snow or shine, cold or warm. Outdoor volunteers during this next week are appreciated. This is the EPIC sale bill. We are Troque Farms. Security is provided. FEB. 19, 20 21ST. Pray for fair weather!


Troque Farms
Troquefarms@aol.com

Georgena Robison Services February 27

​From: Sandy Robison
sandy.robison@afi.org​


Georgena Robison Services February 27

Here are the confirmed details for the services for Georgena Robison. Services are February 27, 2016. From 12:30 - 1:00 will be visitation at the Atherton Restoration Branch (4910 N. Main Street, Independence MO 64058), a memorial service will follow from 1:00 - 2:00. A graveside service will be from 2:30 - 3:00 at Swan Lake Memorial Park (30000 Valor Drive, Grain Valley MO 64029).

Thank you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Looking for a vehicle

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Julie Caldwell
motherintheshoe6@gmail.com


Looking for a vehicle

Our minivan was totaled so we are looking for a vehicle that will seat at least five people for about $3,000.
Julie Caldwell
​​
816-878-8015

Portrait Lessons

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Portrait Lessons


Take the mystery out of drawing portraits. Learn how to draw the basic elements of the head.


Portrait Lessons: Monday, Thursday, or Saturday afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost: $60 Per block of four lesson weekly sessions

Includes supplies for the first lesson and handout packet of all the elements


Maximum number of students at a session: 5



Monday and Thursday Location: 201 W. Lexington, #100 - (SW Corner of the Independence Square in the old Crisman Sawyer Bank building)



Saturday Location: 620 S. Main Street, Between Pacific and Ruby Avenue




Muriel WinnLuedeman

816-726-8425

Mur620@gmail.com

www.familyart.net



I don’t take on big things. What I do, pretty much, is make the big things small and the small things big. Larry David



We see that by small means the Lord can bring about great things.

I Nephi 5:36



The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellowman, neither trust in the arm of flesh, but that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world. Doctrine and Covenants 1:4c

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Two-Month Blockade of Nepal Explained

From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


WSJ Blogs - The Two-Month Blockade of Nepal Explained - India Real Time

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2015/11/26/the-two-month-blockade-of-nepal-explained/#?mod=wsj_valettop_email


People are wanting to know why the supplies of fuel and other necessities are not being delivered to the Nepalese. Why the blockade?

Thank you,
Francis Harper


CBRB Winter Revival 2016 - Friday Feb 19 - Council Bluffs, IA


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mark McCormick
mrmrldsmember@yahoo.com

CBRB Winter Revival 2016 - Friday Feb 19 - Sunday Feb 21, Council Bluffs, IA



Good Day Saints,
You are invited to attend a weekend of worship, study, and Spiritual Revival and Awakening at the Council Bluffs Restoration Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ in Council Bluffs Iowa

Please see the attachment for a detailed schedule

In short:
Where: Council Bluffs Senior Center, 714 South Main St., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Theme: The Cause of Zion
When: Friday February 19th, 2016 (5:30PM) - Sunday February 21st, 2016 (1:00PM)

For those that cannot attend we ask that you keep our time together in your prayers.

Study Scriptures for the Upcoming Weekend!
Gen 7 & 9, Matthew 5, 6, & 7
I Nephi 3, III Nephi 9, Moroni 10
D&C 6,10, 11, 40,45, & 140

Please send me a note to let me know if you plan on attending - so that we can ensure there is plenty of food and accommodations.

Email: mrmrldsmember@yahoo.com
Phone: 402-639-2952
Your Brother in Christ,
Priest Mark McCormick

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3rd CBRB Winter Revival 2016


All are Invited!!!

Come and See!!!

February 19,

“The Cause of Zion:”

, 2016 (Location: CBRB {CB Senior Center 714 S. Main St., CB, IA 51503})

20, 21, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Friday February 19th

Soup & Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hymn Sing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 - 6:40 p.m.

Evening Devotions – Zion’s League: The Disciples w/ Rod of Iron & MTLBWY Groups. . . . . . . . . 6:40 - 6:55 p.m.

Family Fun Night “Bask-a-Question” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Snacks/Refreshments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:15 - 8:30 p.m.

Lights out! . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 p.m.

Saturday February 20

Priesthood Prayer Service Elder Dennis Hardt, Presiding . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 - 8:00a.m.

Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Early Morning Worship – Zion’s League: The Burning Bush &Minions of Ministry Groups. . . . . . .8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Prayer and Testimony Elder John Sherer, Presiding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Hymn Sing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:50 - 10:00 a.m.

Preaching Elder Brian Mundy Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 - 11:00a.m.

Late Morning Snack / Break . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Class 1 “Our Personal Responsibility” Elder Jay Huffman, Farview Restoration Branch . . . . . . 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Class 2 “Your Family’s Responsibility” Priest Tim Carr, South Crysler Restoration Branch 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Free Time (Organized and Unorganized events) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Class 3 “Your Congregation’s Responsibility” Elder Brian Mundy, Missionary Restoration Branch 4:30 -5:30 p.m.

Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Hymn Sing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45-7:00 p.m.

Preaching Priest Tim Carr Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Snacks/Refreshments. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:10-8:30 p.m.

Campfire (Indoor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 -9:00 p.m.

Sunday February 21

Congregational Prayer and Testimony Service – Elder Brian Mundy Presiding . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Preaching “The Cause of Zion: To the Community!”. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m.

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,2016(Location:CBRB {CB Senior Center 714 S.Main St., CB, IA 51503})

NOTE: There are Youth Activities noted on the back!

st, 2016(Location: CBRB {CB Senior Center 714 S. Main St., CB, IA 51503})

Presiding: Elder John Sherer Speaking: Elder Jay Huffman Assisting: Elder Joe Cook

Potluck Dinner at the Church after Worship Service (11:45 ISH)

rd CBRB Winter Revival 2016

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All are Invited!!!

Come and See!!!

February 19,

20, 21, Council Bluffs, Iowa

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

“The Cause of Zion:”

Saturday February 20

th, 2016

Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Early Morning Worship – Zion’s League: The Burning Bush &Minions of Ministry Groups. . . . . .8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Prayer and Testimony Elder John Sherer, Presiding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Hymn Sing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:50 - 10:00 a.m.

Preaching Elder Brian Mundy Speaking . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 - 11:00a.m.

Late Morning Snack / Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Class 1 (See Below) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Class 2 (See Below). . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1: 30 - 2:30 p.m.

Free Time (Organized and Unorganized events) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Class 3 (See Below). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 -5:30 p.m.

Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Hymn Sing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:45-7:00p.m.

Preaching Priest Tim Carr Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Snacks/Refreshments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:10-8:30 p.m.

Campfire (Indoor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 -9:00 p.m.

Class1: Older Youth (12-18): Nancy Huffman

Younger Youth (5 to 11): Brian & Monica Twombly

Class2: Older Youth (12-18): Natalie Carr

Younger Youth (5 to 11): Brian & Monica Twombly

Class3: Older Youth (12-18): Steve & Angie Biodrowski

Younger Youth (5 to 11): Janice Riley

Nursery: (During Class Time & *Preaching Hours)

Sammy Wells

*As Needed or Requested

NOTE: Sunday Feb. 21

st, 2016 No Sunday School (Prayer and Testimony Service For all)

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Holy Scriptures (the new Three-in-One)

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From: Paul V. Ludy
restorationscriptures@gmail.com


The Holy Scriptures (the new Three-in-One)

The Holy Scriptures (the new Three-in-One) will be available this Tuesday and Wednesday (February 9 and 10) from noon until 5 p.m. at 2425 S. Crysler. This is the office building in front of the Living Hope Restoration Branch. The Scriptures will be on the upper level, so follow the signs to the east side of the building (away from Crysler Ave.).

Please come and pick up pre-ordered copies of The Holy Scriptures.

Additional books are available at $80.00 each. Come see them, and bring your friends.

If these times are inconvenient or if books need to be shipped, please call Dee or Paul Ludy at 816 210-8450 to make arrangements. (1 or 2 books will ship via Priority Mail for $13.45. If necessary, Paul will deliver in the Independence area for $5.00.)

Very Interesting - Dale Volskay


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From: Dale Volskay
dbvolskay@gmail.com


Very Interesting

This came to me (Dale Volskay) on line December 24, 2012 and needs to be a reminder of what this nation is facing today in an election year, November 2016. As I post it here on line once more, I have a question as well, “Why did the News Media” NOT report this? It was entitled as :

Reclaim America

A COLUMBINE STUDENT'S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER !! (2012)

Guess our national leaders didn't expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript:

"Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

"As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"
- Darrell Scott


Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech. Please send this out to everyone you can.
God Bless

Dale Volskay’s remarks:
Dear folks, As an adult, I do not hunt, nor do I very often fire a gun. I have not fired
a gun in over 20 years simply because I do have a hearing problem and when I fire any weapon, especially a large caliber weapon, I am deaf for the next two or three days. While in the service of My Country in 1953 I wound up in Letterman General Hospital, and for over 3 weeks I heard nothing except ringing in both ears. I was in that hospital for 3 months until I was medically discharged on July 17, 1953.
For your information, I do belong to the N. R. A. by choice, as that is one of the few organizations that is still fighting for our rights to own a gun. I am only putting this out to alert you what is in store for this nation, and if we don’t do what is “right” whether we agree or not, that freedom will be withdrawn and we will be one step closer to the control of an elected individual who can claim to be a “Monarch”, rather than a “president”! That choice is still ours as of this date: February 8, 2016.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Nepal Report from Francis Harper

From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Nepal Report

Dear Saints,

Evidently people are being prompted by the Spirit in response to the desperate prayers of the suffering Saints of Nepal. Earlier this week I received a message from Brother Paul Gage, saying that he had received inquiries about the continuing needs of the Saints in Nepal.

Earlier that same morning I had received a call from Brother Dil Gurung, who assured me that conditions have not improved in his country, and especially in Kathmandu, which has a population of about 4 million. The Saints who live near the borders of Nepal can travel into India to get their necessities. Those who live in the Kathmandu Valley are forced to purchase their supplies at black market prices. Gas prices are $3 per liter or about $12 per gallon. Medical supplies, such as blood and oxygen are also in short supply.

Brother Dil traveled to India recently and brought back the basic food--bags of rice. He traveled by bus; a 24-hour trip over very rough roads. Fuel for cooking and heating is also scarce and very expensive. Many of the trees have been cut down so as to have wood for cooking and heating. Electricity is very intermittent and often available only at night, when people are sleeping.

Dil said the rich people are not suffering, but the poor and middle class cannot afford to buy the things they need at the exorbitant prices being asked. I am sure there are USA Saints who are willing to help these brothers and sisters, who are presently facing such difficult circumstances.

Francis Harper

From the Nepal/India Subcommittee of the SEAAM Board:
Contributions can be sent directly to:

Francis Harper
521 Walker Street
Woodbine IA 51579

He will wire the funds contributed to the church's bank account in Kathmandu, Nepal. The funds will be distributed by a committee of local priesthood, who have been designated for this purpose.


Richard Rupe's new book - Book of Mormon Insights: God's Plan of Salvation

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: John Moody
heartbeat816@aol.com


Richard Rupe's new book

​http://www.amazon.com/Book-Mormon-Insights-Gods-Salvation/dp/0692612807/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454709488&sr=8-1&keywords=Book+of+Mormon+Insights+God%27s+Plan+of+Salvation+Richard++Rupe​

Book of Mormon Insights: God's Plan of Salvation Paperback – February 4, 2016
by Richard E. Rupe​


​Using insights provided by 400+ Book of Mormon references, this book examines the vast scope of God’s Plan of Salvation laid since before the foundation of the world. We live in the closing period of history that will see the convergence of all of God’s Covenants since the beginning of time. This book is written to assist God’s people in preparing their hearts and minds for that which is to come. With included Commentary and Study Guide this book is especially appropriate for group study and discussion.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

CPRS News - FIREWORKS TENT

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From: CPRS
cprsoffice@gmail.com


CPRS News


CPRS FIREWORKS TENT



Planning is already underway for the CPRS fireworks tent this summer.

Staffed solely by volunteers, the tent is our biggest single fundraiser

for the school and helps us meet our summer financial goals.

Last year we set a new sales record and hope to match or exceed it this year.



If you would be willing to volunteer at the tent,

please contact our coordinator, Tony Rush, at
​816-304-5833,

or visit our Facebook page “CPRS Fireworks Tent.”

Lots of hands are needed to make our tent a success,

and we appreciate your assistance.



Please recommend our tent to your friends and neighbors.

The dates and hours of operation will be posted

on the Facebook page in the coming weeks.



Vacancy: IT Customer Service Manager ~ Western District of Missouri

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From: Troy Gmail
troyschnack@gmail.com


Vacancy: IT Customer Service Manager ~ Western District of Missouri

Begin forwarded message:
From: "Kathy Popejoy" Kathy_Popejoy@mow.uscourts.gov
Date: February 4, 2016 at 4:20:39 PM CST
To: "Recipient List Suppressed"
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Vacancy: IT Customer Service Manager ~ Western District of Missouri Please review the attached document for more information about the position. This position is available to all qualified applicants (inside/outside the court).

Job Announce#: ITM-020416 Position: IT Customer Service Manager Location: Kansas City, Missouri Salary: CL29 - $67,620-$109,936 (based on experience and qualifications) Opening Date: February 4, 2016 Closing Date: February 19, 2016 by Noon

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!

Kathy Popejoy Human Resources Specialist U. S. Courts - Western District of Missouri 400 East 9th Street, Room 1510 Kansas City, MO 64106 Office: 816-512-5035; HR FAX 816-512-5034 Cell: 816-918-7905

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IT Customer Service Manager_2-2016

Vacancy Announcement

United States Consolidated Court

Western District of Missouri

Position Number ITM-020416

Opening Date February 4, 2016

The United States Courts for the Western District of Missouri was established in the year 1822. The Western

District is divided into five divisions: Western (Kansas City), Central (Jefferson City), Southern (Springfield),

Southwestern (Joplin), and Northern (St. Joseph). There are divisional offices in Jefferson City and Springfield in

addition to the primary office in Kansas City. The Western District of Missouri is a fully consolidated court which

includes the District and Bankruptcy Courts and Probation and Pretrial Services Office (hereafter referred to as

Court). The mission of the court is:

To protect and preserve the rights and liberties of all people as guaranteed by the

Constitution and the laws of the United States in a fair and impartial manner.

The IT Customer Services Manager maintains an office in Kansas City, Missouri with required occasional travel to

divisional offices, as well as other locations for purposes of training and business meetings. IT professionals from

other districts willing to relocate are welcome to apply. All applicants should visit www.mow.uscourts.gov for

general information about the Court.

The Court is looking for:

 A strong manager dedicated to providing the highest levels of customer service to court staff, attorneys

and litigants.

 Someone who will use technology to further the mission of the Court both now and in the future.

 Someone committed to employee development and to helping employees expand skill sets to achieve

individual and team goals. Top applicants will have experience motivating both new and tenured

employees and be ready to evaluate how the department should be organized to best meet the changing

needs of internal and external customers.

 Selectee will report directly to the Chief Information Officer and manage a team that supports end user

activities for the Court.

 Supervises a staff of approximately 8-10 technical professionals, managing the day-to-day help desk

operations of the Court’s Service Center.

 Works with representatives from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on national initiatives and

opportunities advantageous for the Court.

 Responsible for the technical team that performs help desk support for end users and technical support in

installing and configuring computer hardware and software programs, as well as providing telephone

systems and audiovisual support. Desktop environments are provided via Citrix and HP thin client

devices. Court applications are housed on a variety of Windows and UNIX servers. In addition to a suite of

nationally deployed applications, the Court utilizes various off-the-shelf applications, Microsoft Office

Suite and Lotus Notes solutions.

Qualifications

Selectee must have a minimum of five years direct customer service experience with the help desk or similar

environment and at least three to five years of IT management experience with a minimum of 8-10 direct reports.

In addition to a solid technical foundation, candidates should possess strong supervisory skills, as well as

experience responding to the needs of multiple senior leaders within the court units. Must be able to

communicate effectively both orally and in writing and be comfortable operating as a team player with Court unit

leaders. Other requirements include:

 Degree in Information Technology or a related field is preferred and an MBA or similar advanced

degree/training desirable;

 Three to five years of progressive experience in supervising people and resources;

 Working knowledge of or prior experience managing a Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp environment;

 Strong track record of exceptional customer service and management of SLA commitments with both

external and internal customers/clients;

 Experience analyzing, evaluating, and determining team performance metrics and establishing clear

goals and objectives at a team and individual level;

 Experience analyzing, evaluating, and determining automation needs and planning to implement

systems to meet those needs;

 A commitment to establishment and adherence of process, procedures, and best practices;

 Project management experience, including planning, design, and implementation of projects and new

practices;

 Working knowledge of theories, principles practices and techniques of computer hardware and software,

database design, and data communications;

 A proven record of successfully implementing change and the ability lead diverse teams through periods

of change;

 Experience managing communications systems, including telephones and PDAs, and providing or

managing audiovisual support is also desirable. Experience in a legal setting or with courtroom

technology is helpful but not required.

Conditions of Employment

Selectee must pass a background check and be a United States citizen or meet appropriations act citizenship

requirements for federal employment (For non-U.S. citizens, please see:

https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Employment_of_Non-citizens)

Court employees must adhere to all Judicial Conference regulations, must follow the policies outlined in the Guide

to Judicial Policy, and are bound by the ethical standards established by the chief judge and the Code of Conduct

for Judicial Employees. The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts and Probation and Pretrial Services

Office are part of the federal judiciary.

The following benefits are available for this position:

10 Paid Holidays each calendar year

Annual and Sick Leave

• 13 days of paid annual leave (for up to three years of federal service)

• 20 days of paid annual leave (from 3-14 years of federal service)

• 26 days of paid annual leave (15 or more years of federal service)

• 13 days of paid sick leave ( unlimited accumulation)

Insurance plans: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long-Term Care, and Long-Term Disability

Flexible Spending Accounts (Health-care and Dependent-Care reimbursement accounts)

Retirement System

Thrift Savings Plan participation (with up to 5% employer matching contributions)

Application Procedures and Information

Applicants must submit each of the following to be considered:

 A cover letter – which addresses the following:

 A detailed resume

 A completed application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment – form AO78

 Contact information for three professional references

o Number of years of direct experience in the IT Help Desk/Customer Service Center environment;

o Number of years of supervisory experience;

o Number of IT professionals directly reporting to you now, and in the past positions; and

o Total number of end-users for which you and/or your team are responsible.

Link to form: http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/AO078.pdf

or via email to: michele_nelson@mow.uscourts.gov

If sending application by mail, required documents must be received by 02/19/2016.

Candidates will be screened by a committee. The final selection will be made by the chief judge. Candidates for

interviews will travel at their own expense. The court is not authorized to reimburse expenses for relocation. Only

those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The court reserves the right to modify the conditions

of this job announcement. The Western District of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity

in the work place.