Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Book of Mormon Internship

From: Lynn Baumgart

Book of Mormon Internship

If you want to learn more about the Book of Mormon, make new friends that last for a lifetime, be of service to the Lord, venture on a mission which includes service and archeology, have a lifetime experience, then the Book of Mormon Internship is for you!

Applications are due February 6th by 5:00 PM online or at the Foundation.

You can go on line at http://www.bomf.org/ then click on Internship http://www.bomf.org/internship.html.

The internship is from June 18 to July 29.

Kenneth E. Goehner - Obituary

​From: Susan Tate

Kenneth E. Goehner - Obituary

Kenneth "Ken" E. Goehner, 82, of Independence, MO, went home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Ken was born on August 27, 1934, in Ellendale, ND, to John F. and Tillie Goehner. In the spring of 1935, Ken's family moved to Dryden, WA, where they eventually owned and operated an apple/pear orchard. Ken graduated from Dryden High School in 1952 and then attended J.M. Perry Technical Institute, where he studied Electronics Communications. In 1957, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served until 1960, as a Radar Operator/Technician in Port Townsend, WA. In 1959, he married Janet Hurd in Wenatchee, WA, where they made their home. In 1960, he went to work for Central Communications, where he later became part-owner and worked for 27 years. In 1987, the family moved to Independence, MO, where Ken worked at Clark's Tool in Blue Springs, MO. Ken faithfully served as an Elder in the Glendale Restoration Branch church until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, of the home; daughters, Deanna (Rick) Reynolds and Susan (Ben) Tate, both of Independence; four grandchildren, Robert (Melannie) Reynolds of Blue Springs, MO, Jeff (Jessica) Reynolds of Greenwood, MO, Linley Tate (and fiance', Dakota Ioanis) of Wellington, MO, and Justin Tate of Independence, MO; four great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Alma Radach of Wenatchee, WA, and Marie Goehner of Dryden, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a son.

A private family burial was held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Mound Grove Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Glendale Restoration Branch, 17803 E. Susquehanna Ridge, Independence, MO 64056. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions, in his name, may be made to: Restoration Bookstore (Price Publishing Company), 915 E. 23rd Street S., Independence, MO 64055.

Online condolences may be left at: http://www.charterfunerals.com/

Volunteer Models Needed

From: Julie Leibold

Volunteer Models Needed

The Second Chance Store on 23rd Street is looking for anyone interested in modeling Formal Dresses for Prom or Wedding Events. This Event is February 11. There is also an upcoming Bridal Event possibly for April. Volunteer Models Needed. Free Marketing for Hair Stylists and Make up Artists to share their skills and talents in Bridal Makeovers. Make up supplied.

Call Julie Leibold at: 816-517-6802

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Transportation help please!!!

From: Sarah Weston

Transportation help please!!!

I am a single working mom in desperate need for some help! My son is in Early Childhood at Mill Creek Elementary and I need someone who would be able to pick him up and bring him home to my house somewhere in between 4:30pm and 6pm because I work until 8pm or 9pm at night. If I don't find someone, I will have to remove him from the early childhood program. I have someone who watches my kids now, but they have no transportation at this time.This would be Monday-Thursday. This could vary between Thursday and Friday on certain weeks. I would be willing to compensate for your time and gas with negotiation. If you feel like you might be able to help me or know someone who would be willing to help, please call me or text me at 816-399-8927
I need this ASAP!

Sarah Weston

Organic Garden Plants For Your Spring Gardens!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kelli Miesse

Organic Garden Plants For Your Spring Gardens!

Hello, everyone!

It’s almost transplant time on the early plantings of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and herbs. The lettuce, spinach, cabbage, etc., is also starting out well. Remember – these plants are ALL organic, hand-seeded, and hand-grown, plants.

If you are interested in pre-ordering, or want specifics of what types will be available, please email me back at: miesse@sbcglobal.net, or call on my cell phone: 816-516-6593. All pre-orders are due by March 15, so they can be separated before open-yard sales.

This year, the following types of garden plants will be available for sale:

Tomatoes – I have a variety of Heirloom tomatoes, including big ones such as beefsteak and brandywine, as well as tomatillos, grape, and cherry types.

Peppers – Bells, Snackers, and Hot Peppers, including some types of Super Hots.


Cucumbers – Full size and Picklers


Squash – yellow straight, yellow crookneck, spaghetti, acorn, butternut, etc.




Beans (different types)




Napa and some red and purple head cabbage


Broccoli – Limited Supply

Cauliflower – Limited Supply

Herbs – multiple types (some in limited supply)

There may be some flowers available, depending on how well they germinate.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

February 2017 Australian Restoration News

​---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Noel Rowlatt

February 2017 Australian Restoration News

Greetings and a belated Happy New Yea
Kindest regards,
Noel Rowlatt


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

Greetings to the lovely Saints of Australia

I hope your new year is off to a great start and that the good Lord continues to be with and bless

you even in the midst of trials and tribulations. In the Church, Stewardship was always strongly

emphasized during the month of January and of course, many look at February as the “Love Month,
mainly due to Valentine Day. Actually Stewardship and Love go hand in hand just like all of God’s teachings and methods. Many times we think of stewardship only from the money angle, but stewardship is our whole life. All the aspects of stewardship are important or God would not have placed them in His Church. We should always remember that stewardship is not God taking something from us; it is His method of bestowing His richest gifts upon His people.

One of the best definitions of stewardship, I think, is in DC 147:5a “Stewardship is the response of my people to the ministry of my Son, and is required alike of all those who seek to build the

kingdom.” How close does that scripture relate to John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish; but have everlasting life.”

As God gave because He “so loved,” then shouldn’t our response to the ministry of His Son, Jesus Christ, be out of our love for him. Stewardship should always be a joy to God’s people because it is a demonstration of our love and sacrifice as we seek to build the kingdom.

There are four principles of Biblical stewardship and we can include the Book of Mormon and

Doctrine and Covenants as well: 1. Ownership: God owns everything since He created everything. We really do not “own” anything. God even gave us our agency to choose Him as our Father. 2.

Responsibility: God gave man dominion over the earth which means we are responsible, as stewards over God’s creation. 3. Accountability: DC 72:1c states,... for it is required of the Lord, at the hand of every steward to render an account of his stewardship, both in time and eternity.” 4. Rewards for obedience. Read DC 81:3 and everywhere it says, “you” put your name.

There is a book available entitled, “When God Doesn’t Fix It”, by Laura Story. It is the story of the struggle she and her husband go through and how God dispels all their “myths” with His truth. From her experience, she wrote a song called, “Blessings.” One verse says, “We pray for wisdom, your voice to hear, We cry in anger when we cannot feel you near. We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love as if every promise from Your Word is not enough. And all the while, you hear each desperate plea and long that we’d have faith to believe. The chorus goes on, Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops, what if your healing comes through tears. What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near. What if trials of this life are your mercies in disguise. She points out all through the book that it is not about us, who we are or what we’ve done for God, but rather it is all about HIM and who He is and what He has done for us.

So far, in the Centre Place, the winter has been mild, but it is not over yet. On January 15th, most, if not all of the churches in the area closed, due to a forecast of an ice storm. It did not happen here, but there are many natural disasters taking place around the country as there are in Australia. We have made it through the election and inauguration of another president. Still, we say with firm belief, “Our only hope is You Jesus, Our only hope is You.”

On Thursday, January 19, and Saturday, January 21, the Central Missouri Restoration Branches (CMRB), Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE), and Pastors of Zion (POZ) came together for a Priesthood and Men’s retreat. The theme was: The first step to wisdom is silence and the second is listening. Some excellent classes were presented by various elders all along the theme and corresponding scriptures. Discussion was about how we come into the presence of the Lord. One interesting scripture is Third Nephi 4 and 5. There was information about the retreat in the last issue of Tidings of Zion listing scriptures, etc.

The Women’s Council of the CRE hosted a January Brunch event for all the women in the area on the 28th. It was held at the Colbern Road RB. There was also a Book of Mormon Intern Retreat in January. Interns go through a training immersed in the Book of Mormon then take a trip to Central America to put their training into action. Many other activities are being planned for the spring and summer.


We are still looking for someone from Australia to come over for the CRE/POZ reunion June 25-30.

All the information was in the last Tidings of Zion. We can help some with finances, if needful. If you are interested, contact me and we can go from there. God bless.

(Bro. Paul Gage had successful knee replacement surgery this week and is now in rehab).Editor.


Riches from the Scriptures Volume 03
by Elder Neil Kerswell

Chapter 2 "Seeing the Purpose"
Testimony - Neil Kerswell - Work

Back in May of this year 2016, we were told our workshop was closing down. It wasn't a surprise, winning big projects in the steel industry was becoming virtually impossible, with most work being won by China, Korea and Thailand and being shipped to Australian for about half the price we could build it for here. As the Senior Estimator I had felt the pressure of these changes to our economy and way of life for almost seven years, it took that long for the impact to be fully realized and felt across the nation. Seeing it coming didn't change the fact that I was almost 50 Years of age and had been off the tools as a Boilermaker for 12 ½ years. I knew businesses were failing everywhere in our industry. The area where I worked was once a hive of activity and now is a sea of For Lease signs.

As a family we had something to hold on to, many years earlier God spoke to me one night and

asked my family to do something for him. We were not well off financially and I asked God how

could we do it, we could barely afford to provide for our family. God spoke to me and said if we

would do this thing we would never want. From that day forward miracles happened (my manager once heard a voice when he woke up telling him to promote me to a higher position as if a man was standing in his bedroom) raising our circumstances every year from that day forward.

I will be honest even though I have known such things my confidence was shattered after such a long hard battle. I never doubted God but did doubt his blessing because I had hoped and prayed for so long for the industry to heal somehow and it hadn't. Getting work in the same field of estimating was also a difficult experience, I have secured two jobs only to find they wanted a slave and not a team member wanting a minimum of 11 hour days plus weekends and half the money. Both companies had been through a string of Estimators before me and needless to say final negotiations broke down.

With my Redundancy payout eroding away each week, I was forced to consider going back to the tools in my trade. My concerns were could I still do it physically I had put on a lot of weight over the years being in an office environment. Boilermaking is very demanding and very hot in Australian summers, did I still have the skills it had been so long, and would anyone give me a go at my age?

I contacted my Brother in Christ Gary Melling as I knew he was in charge of a welding department and asked could I practice after his work sometime on his works equipment to try and get my hand in with welding at least. He was wonderful and gave me the opportunity and had a temporary position for 4 weeks paid time which had just presented itself. This time was the greatest blessing to me. Every day I was remembering tricks of the trade which increased my speed and quality of workmanship, I had long since forgotten them. By the end of the four weeks I still wasn't anywhere near as good as I was in my prime but was able to be a profitable servant for the company. Every day was an answer to prayer, I thank God for his goodness and for Gary.

Next twelve weeks opened up at a business that build the formwork and then erects concrete high story buildings. I had never built formwork and thought it would be rough enough is good enough. I was very wrong. Even the laser etching of part numbers on the steel comes out in the set concrete therefore all workmanship had to be to a polished finish and everything had to be accurate to the within 1 mm. They preferred perfection though. Thanks be to God I was partnered with a young Samoan 3rd year apprentice and we were able to achieve perfection and made our employers very happy. This was also an opportunity to share the Gospel, in particular the Book of Mormon. Shem the Samoan was once a Mormon and had lost faith and was attending a Philippino church as he felt he was being fed there. Our family had just finished reading the whole Book of Mormon together and the testimony of Christ was strong in my heart in my understanding of God's dealing with them and the Islands of the sea. Most days we would talk about Christ most of the day as we worked, and I would speak as to the divinity of the Book of Mormon which he had once believed in. Most people would have no idea how great it is to have your work place an environment to serve your employer with vigour and worship at the same time. The manager heard us one day and he added how he had run away from Sunday school as a boy and his father was so proud of him, much to his mother's sadness. I know this isn't a positive testimony from him but he knew we were talking about God as we worked and he was fine with that. He told us later they had been through seven boilermakers trying to find good ones like Shem and I.

I still keep regular contact with Shem (named after Noah's son), he reads his Book of Mormon and tells me his problems to pray about. He told me he believed God sent me there to help him because he was in a bad place with his faith at that time. Some of you might say but he isn't coming to church yet.

I always remember a testimony Norman Melling shared once with me and other priesthood many years ago. He was once trying to help his girlfriend at the time who became his wife Cathy to know of the Restored Gospel (she like my wife originally was Catholic). During the process he believed God spoke to him and said (don't destroy what she has, build upon it) I don't remember exact wording but that is what has stuck with me. We of the Restoration so often need to learn that lesson. With God's help I worked on getting him to respect his parents again and to share with them, even worship with them, thus building again the family bond which had been lost to him when he had got into bad company in his youth.

People say to me now they have never seen me look so happy, and do you want to know something, I don't even really look for work in estimating anymore. Today as I woke up what has not made sense to me recently suddenly did. The need for extra finances to do what God asked of Joanne and I many years ago has passed in recent times, it is not fulfilled but many of the financial requirements have.

There was no need for me to be in a high paid, high stress level job anymore. Instead of making

decisions worth up to $50 million I now work with steel worth only hundreds of thousands at times and piece by piece at a time to make a whole. I can see something physical at the end of the day/weeks for my works efforts which has been very satisfying. I have lost much weight, I am physically much healthier, I don't stop breathing throughout the night like I once did with snoring. I come home and forget about the day's work. I am not saying I don't long for the thrill and negotiation with customers that I once knew occasionally. I enjoyed being a part of the senior management teams, knowing exactly what was going on at the highest levels when sharing at that level.

But I can now see God's hand again and I see purpose in recent events. I don't know what the future holds and working on a casual basis goes against my grain as I have always seeked stability for my wife and family. But I know God has helped and is still helping every day, every step of the way. Even allowing worship at work sometimes. As I said earlier how many people have experienced that? I am currently back with Gary at Fleetwood they needed someone for two weeks and it looks like it will be four again. I enjoy seeing him each day and talking briefly from time to time about family and God. I thank God for my family and loved ones and for the people God brings into our lives to share with.

May all who read this be blessed is my Prayer in Jesus name Amen.

Diary Report of Missionary Trip to the Philippines submitted by Elder Murray Broughton

We left Euroa at 4:30 in the morning for airport. My lower back and hip were very painful and I did not feel well at the airport. I took osteo panadol, and had a prayer. We had a good trip to Manila and I had no pain. Bro. Ernie and Virginia were there to pick us up at the airport and we stayed at Bro. Ernie’s house to about 1:30 in the morning and left for Agno. It is a long trip and we arrived about 7 a. m.

10- Nov. 2016-Carlotta Nation asked for administration, she was not feeling well, she is 98 years old.

11-Nov. 2016- -Carlotta is a lot better, so didn’t go to doctor. Preaching service at 7 pm.

12-Nov. 2016 Sunday School, 12 children present. Readings to youth and children from Bible .Gave Virginia money to get Tidings of Zion.

13-Nov, 2016-Preaching Service, Sunday School 17 children present and I had a talk with Jasmine Villasista, and Angel Mae Nano. They wanted to be baptized.

14- Nov. 2016- J. R. Natino had his 7th Birthday, had party at Bro. Joel Nation. 7 pm Service..

15- Nov 2016- Ivan Caducio did not feel well, laying on floor, I administered to him and gave money for him to go to doctor. 7 pm Children Quiz, with scripture reading. Shaira Caducio did not want to go home and she cried, so they left her with us. She had been at J. R. Nation party, and it was her 9th Birthday the next day. I understand she has never had a birthday cake, and the goodies that go with it.

16- Nov. 2016. We had a 9th Birthday party for her. with Cake. Evening 7pm Prayer and Testimony service, with readings.

17- Nov. 2016.-Administration to Joanalyne Nation, and Delma Broughton .Preaching Service. Bro Julius Candido brought 3 of his friends from University to the service, and stayed overnight. Jemar Nation talked to me about baptism.

18- Nov. 2016.-We had sent 4 boxes of clothes etc by ship which had arrived;, sorting them out to give to families. Joel daughter and Lourdes Natino both well again having had administration. 7 pm, Study on pre Baptismal class. J. R Nation cried as he wanted to be baptized; he had just turned 7 years old.

Administration Virgie Ortaleza.

19- Nov. 2016. I vomited and had diarrhea throughout the night-very weak in the morning-.had 2 young people come in and wanted to be baptized at different times, so we talked about the covenant we make. etc.-been giving Little Fella books to children after Sunday school-most of the day in bed sleeping, but was given strength to baptize JasmineVillasista, Angel Mae Nano, Jemar Natino, Joelylen Natino and Jonna Mae Coladilla. Priest Julius Candido asked for Administration. and not feeling well. Virgie said at Administration a hot feeling went through her, and is well again, Lourdes Natino who had been Administered to, next day was better again.

20- Nov. 2016 Confirmations and Communion with a lot of people inside and outside of the chapel.

Administrations Leny Nodesca, and Leogie Nano. We left Agno at 1 pm for Manila, stayed in Baclaran over night.

21- Nov. 2016-.Arrived in Trece Martires about 10 a.m.-got word Se. Vena Coladilla was not well and taken to hospital,-we prayed for her.-went shopping,-Evening sang Hymns and sacred songs, and read scripture to do with the coming forth of the book of Mormon, and scripture speaking about it. So we continued in studying the book of Mormon, - Prayer and Testimonies.

25- Nov, 2016- Axcell John Pareja Azarcon, and his mother came, we had lovely talk about baptism and the covenant we make with the Lord and the important things we must do, and not do.

27- Nov. 2016 Baptisms in Trece Martires -Christine Calamba Palapar, Charmaine Calamba Angkaw, Richard Angkaw. Axcell John Pareja Azarcon.-Confirmations and Communion together. Antipolo saints travelled to be with us by hiring a bus and driver.-We had a lovely day together;- administration to Sr Edna De Guzman's grandson. He has had a healing, we have since been told.

Administration for Jay De Guzman.- Preaching service at 7 pm. Priest Julius Candido was able to come for a few days, Elder Ace De Vera was able to get one day off to assist me with Communion and Confirmations. We thank you, and also Deacons Richard Candido, Constantino Natino Jr. and Joel Natino for your help and support.

Please include in your prayers Rowena’s daughter who is suffering with a sickness “LUPUS”,

Sr.. Maribel and her daughter Farah. .A BIG THANK YOU to the saints in Queensland, Adelaide, New South Wales and America for all the financial support (including SEAAM for sending the books) that helped immensely as we endeavored to minister spiritually and physically to saints and contacts in the Philippines on our recent missionary trip there. It is a big help especially to the Philippine people in need. I cannot thank you enough. Only God knows your generosity and kindness to the less fortunate,

Wishing you all “A Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year 2017”

Elder Murray Broughton

(The recent death of Sr. Delma Broughton's mother in the Philippines has necessitated the
Broughtons return there for the funeral. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Sr. Delma and
family at this time.)


Our sympathies are also extended to Sr. Nina DiRico of Newcastle and family with the passing of her husband Don on the 3 rd January. He had been in ill health for a long period of time..


Tamworth News submitted by Sr. Helen Archer

We continue to meet with our small numbers. We had several Christmas Services so that everyone could share, and had a Christmas lunch for our Church group.

On Christmas day in the morning, we had a Service with our family and some friends who came to share Christmas with us. After opening the presents we had Christmas lunch together.

Boxing Day Danny, Peter and Helen Archer headed off to Sydney to travel to Hong Kong for two
weeks. The three of us left on the 28th flying to Hong Kong where we had a nice holiday but are now back hard at work.

Our Bro. Bob Wilkinson has been visiting with his family over Christmas and is still in Sydney with his sister.

We would like to give our sincere condolences to Nina DiRico and family on the loss of husband, Don, who recently passed away in Newcastle, after a long period of sickness. Daughter Giana Loyd is currently visiting with family here in Australia.

Our sympathies are also extended to Lisa and Dan Schwartz and family in the USA with the loss of Lisa’s mother; and also to Delma and Murray Broughton and family on the death of Delma’s mother in the Philippines.

We would like to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year.


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

Geoff and; Elma Grayden Gwen Whately, Mary Dunn Alma and; Janice Kerswell

Monique Hummel and; Family George Parker Loris Broughton, Dirk Waasdorp

Adrienne and; Robert Windsor Murray Broughton Audrey Kerswell Peter Archer


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


Sun. 5th. 10.00 a. m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Elder N. Rowlatt asstd by Priest L. Scott

Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell

11.10 a. m. Prayer and; Testimony Service. Elder N. Rowlatt

Sun. 12th. 9.50 a. m. Hymn Sing: Luke Scott Flowers: Olive Melling

10.00 a. m. PREACHING SERVICE. Teacher L. Melling asstd. by Elder G. Melling

Musical Item for Service. Linda Kerswell
followed by Fellowship finger food Lunch. Please bring a plate.

Sun. 19 th, 9.50 a. m. Hymn Sing: Linda Kerswell Flowers: Del Churchill

10.00 a. m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder G. Crowther asstd. by Priest C. DeSelms

Musical Item. Jillian Maas, Bethany DeSelms and; Linda Kerswell
followed by Fellowship finger food Lunch. Please bring a plate.

Sun. 26 th . 9.50 a. m. Hymn Sing: Rebecca Melling Flowers: Janice Kerswell

10.00 a. m. PREACHING SERVICE. Priest C. DeSelms asstd. by Elder G. Crowther

Musical Item for Service. Luke Scott, Gary Melling and; Noel Rowlatt

followed by Fellowship finger food Lunch. Please bring a plate.

BRANCH NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS for Kingston Branch.

Birthdays. Happy Birthday Wishes to the following people:

Bethany Melling on the 12th, Amy Scott on the 18th; and Bill Kerswell has his Birthday on the 21st.

Wedding Anniversaries. Neil and; Joanne Kerswell will have their Wedding Anniversary on the

11th .. February.

50th Wedding Anniversary. Alma and; Janice Kerswell will celebrate theirs on the 18 th February.

Congratulations on reaching this commemorative milestone.

Combined Meetings. Discussions are taking place to arrange, if agreeable with the members

concerned, for the Branches at Kingston and Wynnum to meet together regularly at Kingston for

Sunday services. A trial period is under consideration.

Visitors from USA. We are expecting 2 sets of visitors to be in Brisbane in February and sharing in our Sunday services.

Luke and; Simca Melling and children Gideon, Ephraim and Hosanna.

Glen & Cathy Crowther, daughter Bethany and her husband Christopher DeSelms and daughter Celeste.

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 18 th of the month for inclusion in the next issue. Postal details are as follows: Noel Rowlatt, 6 Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills, 4161, Queensland, Australia?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Networking Group

From: Drew Ballantyne

Networking Group

Networking seems to be a somewhat-elusive concept among our people, and I feel strongly that we need to change that. In my job search, I have recently become connected with a group of LDS men that not only understand it but are active in developing networks and assisting their connections in expanding theirs and activating them. These good men have inspired me to create a group on linkedin for people of the Restoration with the intent that our people looking for work will have an ever-growing group of brothers and sisters to turn to who will assist and guide them.

Saints, please reply to me with your suggestions. The first consideration is an appropriate name for the linkedin group. I thought about Restoration Professionals or Restoration Saint Professionals, but don't want people to be confused into thinking it's a group of people exclusively in the building trades, or that it's exclusively white-collar.

Center Place something-or-other is another idea I had but, while I will "own" the group, I don't want it to fail because people don't feel that they also have ownership of it. My vision is that it's a co-op, of sorts, dedicated to assist our people looking for work and looking for workers. I see this as a small way we can work together toward establishment of the Kingdom!

In Gospel bonds,
Drew Ballantyne

Urgent Computer Need Independence MO

From: Karen

Urgent Computer Need Independence MO

I am in need of a laptop or computer tower. My computer says the xp program is counterfeit. I do not have the disk anymore to correct the issue and beside windows xp is no longer updated. I am unemployed and have had no luck finding a job.

I am newly enrolled at Ashford University, and am pursuing Bachelors Degree in Complementary and Alternative Health. I did not realize until now that my computer is not going to work. I haven't got money to get a computer so am asking if anyone has a computer they could part with, that has a updated hard drive and is able to watch classroom videos and will take the office 365 program the university is providing.

Please contact Karen at: 816-739-4294

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Funeral for David Wheeler

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gary Wheeler

Funeral for David Wheeler

David Wheeler, age 94, passed away Thursday, 1-26-17. He was father to Gary and Jim Wheeler and Karen Wheeler Brown.

Family and friends are invited to the Visitation, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Carson-Speaks Midtown Chapel, 1501 West Lexington Avenue, Independence, MO, at the 12:00 noon hour, to be followed by the Funeral Service at 1:00 PM and Burial at Mound Grove Cemetery on River Boulevard.

​Read Obituary:​


Saints of the Philippines Need Your Help

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dayn Cederstrom

Saints of the Philippines Need Your Help

The Saints of the church in the Davao Del Norte providence of the Philippines have been affected by the recent heavy rains and flooding.
Immediate help is needed to provide food and water. You can help by donating through the link below.


Southeast Asia and Australia Ministries of the Conference of Restoration Elders

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

​Two Lawn Mowers For Sale​

​​From: ​Sherri Lott

Moving sale:
​Two Lawn Mowers For Sale​

Craftsman 21” Model No. 247.377300
Purchased 2016 for $356
Asking $200 OBO

Craftsman 42” Deck TI400 Lawn Tractor
17.5 HP Model 247.203733
Purchased 18 mos. Ago for $1,400
Asking $1,000 OBO

​Contact Sherri at:

Donations Needed for Guatamala Trip...

From: Lisa Cooky Martin

Donations Needed for Guatamala Trip...

My daughter, Beth, and some others from her congregation will be going on a trip next month and need donations.... Beth says:

We will be going to Guatemala (the village of Panatzan) to build a community/health center for the surrounding communities. The health care providers will be doing education with 90+ children on personal hygiene (brushing teeth and washing hands) before they begin school. We will also be holding a clinic for the villages for anyone who needs medical attention. The village has asked that we bring along some school supplies (pink erasers and school scissors) any donations of these supplies or money donations would be appreciated as this trip is totally self funded.

For more information feel free to email me or call me.

Lisa Martin

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

GAN-Atlanta FDO Litigation Support Specialist Position Announcement

GAN-Atlanta FDO Litigation Support Specialist Position Announcement

From: "Ken Morris"

GAN-Atlanta FDO Litigation Support Specialist Position Announcement

Please circulate the attached position announcement for a Litigation Support Specialist position with our office.

Ken Morris
Computer Systems Administrator
Federal Defender Program
101 Marietta St, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA. 30303
(404) 688-7530



Atlanta, Georgia

THE FEDERAL DEFENDER PROGRAM, INC. for the Northern District of Georgia is accepting applications for the position of Litigation Support Specialist. The Federal Defender Program, Inc. is a Georgia non-profit organization which is fully funded by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. The office contracts with the Administrative
Office of the United States Courts to provide legal representation to indigent persons charged with federal crimes in the Northern District of Georgia. We are not a government agency, and as such, are not government employees.


Open until filled.


Based on experience and qualifications in accordance with guidelines issued by the Defender Services Office. This is a full-time position with benefits including health insurance, paid vacation and retirement plan.


Acts as litigation support and discovery specialist to process, organize, index and format discovery to assist the litigation team in using the material for case preparation and trial. Creates and supports document databases, indexes, transcripts and images in Summation, Trial Director, Case Map, MS Access and other litigation support applications. Administers databases, processes data and electronic files, performs OCR and transfers same to various formats. Assists paralegals and attorneys with the production of discovery to clients, experts and others as necessary. Performs CJA multi-defendant
case discovery coordination and copies for CJA panel members and maintains case discovery repositories. Other duties as assigned.


Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have at least three years of general experience with Windows PCs. A high level of Windows computer skills and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Windows file system, knowledge of various file formats, audio and video file editing/conversion and text file editing is required. A Bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in computer technology, information management
or a related field is preferred. Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro and litigation support software, e.g. Case Map, Trial Director, Summation or their equivalents is preferred. Experience with other law office IT and litigation support software applications is highly desirable. Applicant must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, and be able to set priorities and meet critical deadlines. Applicant must also possess the ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


All candidates must electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, salary history and three references in PDF format to the email address below. Phone calls will not be accepted regarding this position. Failure to follow these procedures will cause your application to be automatically declined. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Email: FDPGAN_Employment@fd.org



Betty Young Service

From: Susan Bass

Betty Young Service

Sister Betty Lou Young passed away at age 84 years on January 15 in her sleep at her daughters home here in Independence Missouri. Betty was a long time member of South Crysler Restoration Branch.
She also attended more recently Cornerstone Church in Blue Springs Missouri

A memorial and celebration of life service will be held at:
2:00 PM, Sunday, January 29 South Crysler Restoration Branch, 16101 E Salisbury Road,
Independence, Missouri 64050

If you have any questions please call Her daughter Susan Bass at 816-256-7765


Betty Lou Young, 84, of Independence, MO, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at her daughter's residence.

Cremation is planned; with a private memorial service to be held at a later date.

Betty was born September 16, 1932, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Oscar and Viola Mae Bullock. She graduated from high school in Oklahoma and had attended Graceland College. She owned and operated a restaurant in California prior to moving to Independence in 1973. Here she worked for J.D. Reese before she retired. She enjoyed spending time with her husband traveling and oil painting. She was a member of the South Crysler Restoration Branch.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Bass and husband, Fred, of Independence, MO; a son, Stillman Young of Florida; a sister, June Yurdana of California; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence, 816-373-3600.
Published in The Examiner on Jan. 17, 2017


Prayer Request​ - Lynne Erickson Valle​

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From: Lynne Erickson Valle

Prayer Request​ - Lynne Erickson Valle​

Please support my family with prayer for the following:

1: My stepfather, Peter, has stage 4 cancer. Please pray for his healing.

2: My husband, Gary, has been experience serious health problems and was diagnosed (a few days before Christmas) with high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. He had two EKGs that said he had a heart attack, but then after he had to go to the ER early Jan they did a heart ultrasound and now are saying that he didn't have a heart attack. But the primary cause of his illness is weakness, fatigue and trembling, which his medical team cannot diagnose. However he is feeling some better from the meds for blood pressure and diabetes. Please pray for his healing.

3: I (Lynne) also have several health problems: Light sensitivity (I can't look at any screens - TV, computer, cellphone, checkout at the market, etc. - I can use an IPad with the backlight real low for short periods of time, but it makes me very ill to do it) - my doctors (including leading specialists) cannot diagnose the cause of this condition; degenerative disk disease, including a bulging disk with an extruding fragment; and digestive disorder. Please pray for my healing.

4: My husband and I are shopping for a house. We have an excellent realtor (she was the Lord's first answer to prayer!), but we have very specific requirements we are looking for in a home. Please pray that the Lord will give us favor and guide us in all areas of this endeavor.

Thank you so very much for your prayer support. It is a blessing to be part of a community of Christians who Love Jesus and believe in miracles!

God bless you all!

Love is the Key,
Lynne Valle

CERT Information

From: J. Bird

CERT Information


Our local CERT team (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for volunteers of all ages! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 pm at Independence, Mo's Office of Emergency Management located at 950 N. Spring St.

Attached is a flyer that you are more than welcome to distribute at your local branches and civic/service organizations. The CERT team s also happy to come give quick presentations at women's groups, retreats or local meetings. Anywhere that we can get information about personal preparedness into people's hands!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at indepmocert@outlook.com!

Thank you!
Janelle Eddins-Bird
Independence CERT Team Lead



Independence, MO


Who: Independence Office of Emergency Management: CERT ​Team

What: When emergencies happen, CERT​ members can give critical support
to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize
spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with
non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month; 7 pm

Where: Fire Station #1, Emergency Management Office,
950 N Spring Street
Independence MO64050

More Info: Online on Facebook: Indep MO CERT

Email indepmocert@outlook.com

Call the EOC at 816-325-7133

Website: www.indepmoep.org

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Prophet Came to America -- NEW!

From: Paul Ludy

A Prophet Came to America -- NEW!

New Booklet by Elbert A. Smith

In 1938 Brother Elbert presented 10 radio sermons, which were later reprinted in The Saints' Herald. They gave evidence to the general public that his grandfather, Joseph Smith, Jr., was indeed a prophet of God.

Now those sermons are available in a 52-page booklet for your study and edification and to share as a witnessing tool with your friends who do not have a Restoration background.

The price is only $5.00 each. 1-8 copies will ship for $3.00.

With each order by phone to 816-210-8450 or e-mail to Oldbookman@juno.com you also receive "Oldbookman Cash" worth 10% of your purchase (or worth 20% of your purchase if you order 24 or more items at a time--a few limitations apply) that you can use to pay for a future purchase.

Call me if you need new or used RLDS books.
Paul V. Ludy

For "NEW" RLDS Books go to NEWBOOKMAN.blogspot.com

Reaching Muslims, Part 1

​From: Drew Ballantyne

Reaching Muslims, Part 1

Islam’s View of God and His Revelation​

How hard is it to share the gospel with a Muslim? By observing a few basic pointers, any believer can begin effectively sharing the good news of his Creator God.

Encountering a Muslim is no longer limited to a handful of Western tourists who happen to visit Egypt, Turkey, or some other popular Middle Eastern destination. Nearly 3.3 million Muslims now call the United States home, another 3 million reside in the United Kingdom, and similar numbers inhabit every other major English-speaking country.

So more than ever, Christians in the West need to understand the unique challenges of sharing the gospel with Muslims. Every believer’s heartbeat should be to lovingly share Christ’s gracious work in a way that any precious soul can understand—regardless of his or her religion.

Read more:


Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Apply online for K-12 Jobs in Fort Osage R-1 School District


Fort Osage R-1 School District
Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Jan 15, 2017 and Jan 22, 2017.
No jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Jan 22, 2017 and Jan 29, 2017.

Fort Osage R-1 School District
Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Jan 15, 2017 and Jan 22, 2017.
Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Teacher- Elementary (Grades 5-6) - Possible Openings 16-17 School Year Certified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher - Elementary (Grades K-4) Possible Openings 16-17 School Year Certified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher - High School Business Certified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher - High School Social Studies Certified Apply Now
Career Technical Teacher - Welding Certified Apply Now
Career Technical Teacher - Health Science Certified Apply Now
Cashier Classified Apply Now
Child Care Assistant Classified Apply Now
Counselor - High School Certified Apply Now
No jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Jan 22, 2017 and Jan 29, 2017.

Fort Osage R-1 School District

Web Design

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From: Isabella Vickery

Web Design

Hello everyone!

I am Isabella Vickery, and I am starting a Web Design Business.
I offer hand-coded, reliable, affordable, and easy to use Web Design Services, I can make any type and size of website you need!
Have a website you want, but you don't quite know where to start? No Problem! I can help you out! In the 30 Day Design period, there is guaranteed unlimited changes, so you get the perfect website!
The cost for for 1 Website, for 1 year is $350.
If you have any questions, or would be interested in having me make you a website,
or for more details, contact me!

Facebook Page: fb.me/IsabellasWebDesignStudio

Email: isabellaswebdesignstudio@gmail.com

Sunday, January 22, 2017


From: Helen Brotherton


Girl Friday will run your errands, do your grocery shopping or sit with your sick one while you take some time off.
$10.00 per hour

Call Helen at: 816-859-5933

Helen Brotherton

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Prayer Requests for Saints in other areas

From: Lynette Davis

Prayer Requests for Saints in other areas

Saints to remember the following people in prayer?

Lesha Twork
42 years old
Heart Attack

Linda Hittle
Recovering from heart surgery

These two are in Michigan and there are no Elders nearby.

Also, Carnie and Joyce Anderson of Arkansas.

Sometimes we forget what it is like to be isolated from other Saints.

May God bless them all abundantly!



Update on Henry Chapman

Thank you for your prayers for Henry, but he passed away.
Please continue to pray for his family.

Richard Reeves

Pray to end abortion - Pro-Life events details

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From: Terry Howen

Pray to end abortion - Pro-Life events details

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Sadly, this Sunday marks the 44th year since the wrongful decision of Roe vs Wade. Through out our country people are joining together in prayer to pray for the end of abortion, please join them. Here are a few events:

Sun., Jan 22nd, 2 pm-3 pm, Temple Lot Prayer Vigil, 200 S. River Blvd, Indp. MO, contact Steve & Ellen Bishop, 816 650-3588, dress warm (forecast is 46 degrees), children under 12 must stand with parents, bring chair if needed

Sun., Jan 22nd, 6 pm-7 pm, Community Prayer Vigil, extending south from the corner of Noland Road and 24 Hwy to the Planned Parenthood office at 815 N. Noland Rd., Indp, MO, contact Terry Howen 816 836 0830, dress warm (forecast is 41 degrees), children under 12 must stand with parents, bring chair if needed, please do not park near Subway or block their entrance

Fri, Jan 27th, 12:00 (Noon), Join us-Let our Voices Be Heard, US Federal Court House, Illus Davis Plaza, 400 E. 9th Street, KC, MO 64106, contact 353-4113, dress warm (forecast 38 degrees)

Fri, Jan 27th, National March for Life, Washington DC, follow event on www.marchforlife.org, just pray for event, to late to catch the buses

February 4th, Sat.,10:00, Midwest March for Life, march begins at St Peters Church with 10:30 am rally at the Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO, for more info www.midwestmarchforlife.com

March 14th, Tues, "Show Me Life" Pro-Life Action Day, Jefferson City, MO,10:00 am, 1st Floor Rotunda, Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO, come lobby your legislators for life, Missouri Right to Life, usually carpools are available, for more info see this website http://www.missourilife.org/assets/2017lobby_day_flyer.pdfcontact

Prayer requests;

Pray for the Kingdom to come; that mothers and fathers choose life; that adoptions can process timely; that purity will be maintained for our youth; that those who are wounded from past abortions can heal, that abortion will not be considered a solution for sin; that Jackson County will no longer have the highest per capita abortion rate in the state of Missouri; that Planned Parenthood will not be able to establish more clinics in Missouri; that our state legislators will pass pro-life legislation; that our new Governor and new President will support pro-life legislation and appoint pro-life judges and that legal abortion will end!

In prayer with you,
Terry Howen

Friday, January 20, 2017

F​riend seeking JoAnn Trowbridge

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From: Muriel Luedeman

F​riend seeking JoAnn Trowbridge

Katie Coy, who will be 88 years old tomorrow, is wanting to know the whereabouts of her dear friend JoAnn Trowbridge, wife of Jerry. Katie thinks that JoAnn may be in a nursing home. If you have any information about JoAnn, will you please contact me? Even if JoAnn has now passed on, Katie would still like to know where her friend is. Katie and her husband, plus Jerry and JoAnn Trowbridge vacationed together in the past. It would be a blessing to hear about her friend on her birthday tomorrow. If JoAnn has passed, I will withhold the information until another day. Please contact me if you know anything. You may be the only one to respond.


Katie’s friend, Sherri Macomber



New Cochlear Implants Needed

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From: ​Melissa​ Scott

New Cochlear Implants Needed

Dear Saints,

As many of you know me and my daughter Emily, you know that she is deaf and has ​​
cochlear implants.

Now due to the fact that she has not had insurance for her "ears" for over a year we have found ourselves in need. We received an email telling us that we need to upgrade her implants because the ones she has now will no longer be supported, meaning should anything go wrong (which she is having trouble with the left one) we are out of luck. Now there is a solution only it has to very quick. The upgrades are $20,000 BUT....If we can make it to a convention called Cochlear America's Celebration 2017 in Orlando Florida Feb. 16-19 then we get 50% off as well as $2,000 off each ear if we send in her old ones. That brings the total to $6,000 for the upgrade, which we have in Care Credit insurance which they accept.

What we are asking for are prayers for guidance and the funds to make this happen. I have spoken to cochlear and this convention is the only place and time we can get the 50% off. Otherwise we pay the $20,000.

The convention costs are as follows:
Convention entrance fee $175 for me and $150 for Emily
The resort where it is held is $200 a night for 3 nights
The airfare for 2 + a service dog ? Spirit Airlines for 2 roundtrip $500 total, possibly less if we sign up for their membership at $60 a year
If you wish to contribute

Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/wsyk8wg-cochlear-implant-upgrade

We would appreciate any prayers, thoughts, anything. If you wish to donate feel free to contact us at mpkidz85@yahoo.com or my cell 816-914-1577

Thank you,
Melissa and Emily Scott

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Prayer Request for Henry Chapman

From: Richard Reeves, Jr.

Prayer Request for Henry Chapman

Please pray for Henry Chapman. Henry is an Elder in Everett, Washington who has suffered a Heart Attack and is now in a Coma. There are no priesthood near his area so he needs everyone's prayers.

Thank You

Missionary Assistance

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From: Paul Gage

Missionary Assistance

Dear Saints,

Quite often I am asked how someone can help with the missionary work. Of course, as you know, even with our own normal expenses of upkeep on the house and such things there is always a need for assistance. The Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) supports four missionary groups. They are African Restoration Ministries, ARM, Greater European Ministries, GEM, Latin American Missions Board, LAMB, and Southeast Asia and Australian Ministries, SEAAM. The CRE also supports the Domestic Outreach Committee which is available to provide ministry in Canada and the United States.

The CRE also publishes the "Tidings of Zion" magazine quarterly, which always carries news, testimonies, experiences and so forth from each of the areas thus mentioned. Thus the "Tidings" is a missionary resource that helps keep the Saints informed as to what is happening the mission field whether abroad or in the USA.

So, how can someone help with the missionary work? The following are just some of the ways.
1. Pray, fast and offer to assist any of the missionary groups.
2. Contact any of the groups that might be of interest to you, if you would like to go on a mission trip.
3. Financial assistance is always needed to keep the work going and in Nepal and the Philippines, there are student tuition programs that help young Saints from those areas go to college or training schools and thus become self-supporting members of the church.
4. Special projects come up from time to time, such as purchasing books and materials to send to the Saints around the world.
One such project in the works at this time is purchasing and mailing seven sets of scriptures and the Little Fella books to Luzon in the Philippines.
The cost of this project is $277.50 for the books and $271.80 to mail them to Luzon, a total of $549.30.
5. Anyone interested to helping any of the groups or Tidings can write a check to the Conference of Restoration Elders and in the memo line write where you want it to go. If you want to help with the book project, then write "Books for Luzon" in the memo line.

As the "Body of Christ," we each have a responsibility to assist with such projects as well as locally in our branches. Some branches have a line item in their yearly budget for areas they want to support. Some individuals contribute on a monthly basis while others contribute when they are made aware of a need. All correspondence should be mailed to the Conference of Restoration Elders PO Box 4085 Independence, MO 64051. Contact information is always on the inside front cover of the "Tidings of Zion."

At this time, all the groups mentioned above, including Tidings are in need of financial assistance. If you have any questions, please contact me.

In Christ,

Paul Gage, SEAAM Board member and Chair of Domestic Outreach
1817 S Pearl Street
Independence MO 64055

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book of Mormon Day for Kids

​From: The Book of Mormon Foundation

Book of Mormon Day for Kids

The Book of Mormon Foundation presents the
2017 Book of Mormon Day for Kids
From the Grove to the Press
Kindergarten through 4th grade
Saturday, February 11th
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.

At Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 1/2 S. Crysler Ave
Independence MO 64052

Early bird cost $10 per child $20 per family

Register before January 31st at:

Book of Mormon Foundation

For all attendees of Zion Show and Tell

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From: Muriel Luedeman

Zion Show and Tell

For all attendees of Zion Show and Tell

Please bring your scriptures and a hymnal. There will be some study, but this is not a regular study class. We will be plowing new ground with a strong foundation in the word and letting the Spirit lead us.

The first session will be tomorrow night, Thursday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Muriel Luedeman

Jeanie Nunn

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From: Thomas G. Nunn

Jeanie Nunn

Your prayers have been answered.

Jeanie entered the hospital not expecting to last the day on December 23.

She had a Stage 5 stroke, the worst.

Elder Keith Adams preformed the administration for a healing placing her in God's care according to his will.

Jeanie was released from the Nuro ICU yesterday and started rehab with no apparent problems looking for a full recovery.

Just a confirmation that God does hear our prayers by everyone.

The hard part is accepting God's will for results when we are in dire situations and need help.

We are thankful for Jeanie's recovery knowing it was not possible without our heavenly father's blessing.
God bless you and your loved ones.

Priest Thomas Nunn Husband

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Who do you know?

​From: Drew Ballantyne

Who do you know?

Hello, Saints. I have felt the Spirit prompting me to reach out to you through this e-mail list in the last few days as I've been praying for God's direction.

I am in the job market for the first time in over 25 years. Networking with those we know or with whom we share a common bond is now the primary means of success in a job search. I ask that you would take a couple of minutes to look at my professional profile below and, if you have a friend or even an acquaintance you believe could be of help, contact me with their information. Similarly, if there are those to whom I can be of assistance in this way, please provide them with my contact information so they can reach out to me.

Thank you so much for your time!


(816) 769-4448 ● drewb68@sbcgloblal.net ● https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-ballantyne



Accounting/Finance Professional and Team Leader with strong investment-services banking

experience. Proven collaboration skills with senior management, information technology, and

multiple business units in change management, problem solving, testing, implementation and

training. Emphasis on optimizing team performance and customer service.

 Problem Solving  Project Management  Mentorship and Training

 Process Improvement  Financial Analysis  Regulatory Compliance

 Change Leadership  Focusing Diversity  Visual Basic


 Initiated and implemented multiple automated processes (data accuracy, decision-tree, file

format and logic warning) by independently learning Visual Basic coding for Excel, resulting

in time savings of 350 hours per month.

 Established collaboration of four cross-functional teams by negotiating and securing resource

commitments, coordinating and managing processing and rewarding exemplary effort,

resulting in enhanced department cohesiveness and all client deadlines being met for 20

consecutive quarters.

 Led successful migration of site, database platform, and external-reporting applications for

four clients within six months, resulting in written client recognition of improved service and


 Improved Sarbanes-Oxley compliance from two cited exceptions per year to zero cited

exceptions for four years by standardizing processes and audit packages for external auditors


Similar to Operations Manager, Accounting Manager, Project Manager, Financial Analyst,

Business Analyst, Compliance


Companies in the Kansas City area in the Banking, Insurance, Mutual Fund, Investment and

Technology industries

Priesthood ​and​ Men’s Education Retreat

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From: Horn, Vim

Priesthood ​and​ Men’s Education Retreat

The first step to WISDOM is silence, the next is listening.

Thursday, January 19 and Saturday, January 21, 2017
At the Oak Grove Restoration Branch
(Location information below)

Dear Brethren,

Just a reminder to please register online if you are planning on attending all or part of the upcoming priesthood and men’s education retreat. Pre-registration is not required, however we do ask that you do so, so we can plan for lunch. To register online go to the CRE website, eldersconference.org, or click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017JanuaryRetreat.

Below is the schedule the retreat.

Thursday night January 19:

7:00 to 7:10 Welcome and invocation

7:10 to 8:00 Class one by David Gilmore

8:00 to 8:50 Class two by Steve Kropp

8:50 to 9:00 Fellowship and fresh cookies

Saturday Morning January 21:

8:00 to 8:30 Registration

8:30 to 9:30 Prayer and testimony Service: Paul Gage Presiding

9:35 to 10:35 Class one by Vim Horn

10:45 to 11:45 Class two by Brian Schultz

11:45 to 12:15 Wrap up and closing worship

12:15 to 1:00 Fellowship and lunch

For questions or more information, please contact Steve Kropp at skropp@saint-lukes.org, or Vim Horn at hornw@umkc.edu.

Church Phone Number:

(816) 690-6996

Church Building Address:

1203 North Broadway (map)
Oak Grove, MO 64075

Church Building Directions:

Located in the town of Oak Grove, Missouri, approximately 20 miles east of Kansas City.
To get there take Interstate 70 east from Kansas City.
Take exit 28 for Oak Grove.
Turn left (north) and go approximately one mile.
Our building is located on the right (east) side of the road.

William (Vim) Horn
Associate Director
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 W Pershing, 6th Floor
Kansas City MO 64108

Digital Piano Wanted

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From: Jeffrey Cool

Digital Piano Wanted

I’m looking for a "silent" practice piano. It does NOT need to look nice; the speakers do NOT need to work. But it DOES need the following:

A. 88 working keys
B. working headphone jack
C. working volume control
D. working pedal

Depending on its condition, I am willing to buy, barter, or just get it out of your way. Please call or text Jeff Cool at 816-804-9049

Monday, January 16, 2017

​Housekeeper Job​

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From: ​Woodstock Inn​

​Housekeeper Job​

Part time Housekeeper needed at Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast, Independence, MO. Hours per week vary 5-20 hours per week possibly more during up seasons. Responsible, detail oriented, clean, respectful and a sense of ownership and pride in your work desired. We are a business that is all about the needs, comfort and beauty of our surroundings for our guests and we are looking for someone who displays the mind set to be detailed enough to make our guest stay spectacular.

Please call Manager/Innkeeper Pam French at 816-616-5555 for interview.
Resume, background work experience preferred.
Can email at woodstock5656@comcast.net

Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast presents...The Dessert Club

From: Pam French
Woodstock Inn B&B

Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast presents...The Dessert Club


Dessert Club is one of Woodstock Inn's flagship events, it takes place the 3rd Saturday of every month and the concept is to try a selection of desserts and vote for a favorite, (oh, while having FUN!). Each month has a theme taken from a European country...just like our guest rooms. Dessert club is an excellent way to have the opportunity to try different dishes you wouldn’t normally choose.

It’s conception came from the owner, Kim Morgan's travels while in Europe. She visited the original Pudding Club in England and was so taken that she wanted to create something similar for Woodstock Inn.
What to expect...

Arrive at 6:30pm and enjoy a glass of something sparkling while listening to our host welcome and inform you of the history of Woodstock Inn, the McKim mansion, the etiquette for the evening, and menu. On some occasions we also have live music!
At 7:00pm you will be seated and served a light main course of possibly pasta or meat, and a seasonal vegetable.
Of course the evening is ALL ABOUT THE DESSERTS! The Parade of Desserts begins with a server bringing out one dessert at a time accompanied by a description. Applause is welcome and encouraged.
The final dessert is our signature dessert so everyone stands, claps, and cheers. Spoon drumming is also encouraged! It's FUN, it's LOUD, it's YUMMY.
Guests sample one dessert at a time and place their numbered rankings on a score card for each dessert.
While enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or tea, we will tally up the scores and see which dessert is the WINNER for the month!

Your tummy is so FULL you might need to spend the night!
January 'No Guilt' Dessert Club:

Zion Show and Tell Sessions

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From: Muriel Luedeman

Zion Show and Tell Sessions

Open Invitation
Zion Show and Tell

Discern, Declare, and Demonstrate

Thursday evenings, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Beginning January 19, 2017

2425 S Crysler Avenue, Suite 6
Independence MO

(Upper level of the office building in front of Living Hope Restoration Church)

Hosted by Muriel Luedeman and Nancy Williams


Prayer Request for Ray Campbell

From: Nathan Oglesby

Prayer Request for Ray Campbell

My wife’s uncle has cancer in the lymph nodes behind his lungs.

His name is Ray Campbell and I would appreciate prayers on his behalf.

Nathan Oglesby

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pet Pen For Sale

From: Dana Hall

Pet Pen For Sale

I purchased this item for $65.00 (plus S&H), but it is now on sale for $53.00 (plus S&H). It was only used for three months. I would like to recover as much of my cost as possible. If interested, please make an offer. Thank you.


Dana Hall

Restoration Choir rehearsal cancelled for today

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From: Larry Ward

Restoration Choir rehearsal cancelled for today

Because of the weather, today's Restoration Choir rehearsal is cancelled. We will start next Sunday.
If you plan on singing with us, please let us know so that we can have music ordered for you. Contact info is below.
Larry Ward

Resurrection Choir

a blending of voices from all branches

You are invited to join the
Restoration Resurrection Choir
in their 20th year of
celebrating the life, death and resurrection of our

Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

through a service of worship and praise!

If you enjoy singing and can commit to weekly rehearsals,
come and sing with us, invite your friends and family,
and don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Rehearsals are at Atherton Restoration Branch
every Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rehearsals begin Sunday, January 22*.

Worship services will be presented

April 8 and April 15.

For more information or questions,
contact Larry or Diane Ward:

(816) 252-8311

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Women's New Year's Brunch


Women's New Year's Brunch

Restoration Women’s Council
2017 Annual Brunch

It will start at 8:00 a.m. with registration and the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. There is NO registration fee for the brunch, we do, however, take up donations to help with the cost of the brunch. Also if you are planning to attend please call Deana Griffin at 816-254-2806. We would like a count so that we can let the Colbern Ladies know how many to plan for. Please join us for this year’s women’s brunch. We will have two guest speakers, music, and delicious food!

Who: Women of all ages
What: Annual New Year’s Brunch
When: January 28, 2017
Where: Colbern Restoration Branch

Thank you,
Deana Griffin

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

​Property Surveyor

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From: Jim Schultz

​Property Surveyor

​I am looking for a good recommendation for a property surveyor.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Handel's Messiah

From: robyn

Handel's Messiah

We welcome all who would love to sing in this great masterpiece of Handel's Messiah practicing every Tuesday evening 7:00-9:00 pm at Stone Church.

This is a quality production that is provided free to the community so all can bask in God's love!

Performance is Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

sista robyn
still enduring :0
Doctrine & Covenants 100:13; 101:17-19 LDS / 97:4a; 98:4g RLDS; Mosiah 4:13 LDS / 2:24 RLDS

Book Of Mormon Round Table - January 2017

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From: robyn

Book Of Mormon Round Table

The 3rd Sunday of the month

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Speaker/Presenter: Neil Steede

A Triple Play:

Native American Pray-in; Maya at the Playa conference; & Crystal Skull

See you in Luff at Stone Church!
1012 W Lexington Ave., (upper west parking lot)
Independence MO 64050

sista robyn
still enduring :0
Doctrine & Covenants 100:13; 101:17-19 LDS / 97:4a; 98:4g RLDS ; Mosiah 4:13 LDS / 2:24 RLDS

Restoration Resurrection Choir to begin rehearsals - You're invited to sing!

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From: Larry Ward

Restoration Resurrection Choir to begin rehearsals - You're invited to sing!

Restoration Resurrection Choir

a blending of voices from all branches

You are invited to join the
Restoration Resurrection Choir
in their 20th year of
celebrating the life, death and resurrection of our

Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

through a service of worship and praise!

If you enjoy singing and can commit to weekly rehearsals,
come and sing with us, invite your friends and family,
and don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Rehearsals are at Atherton Restoration Branch
every Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rehearsals begin Sunday, January 15

Worship services will be presented

April 9 and April 16

For more information or questions,
contact Larry or Diane Ward:


Purebred Dog Needs a Good Home

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From: M. Beem

Purebred Dog Needs a Good Home

Owner moving to a condo that does not allow pets.
Iris is a 5yr old purebred Yellow Labrador Retriever : DOB 2/8/2011
Wt is 92 #
She requires a grain free diet.
She needs a 6 foot fence or she may try to jump the fence.
She gets along well with other dogs but does not like cats.
She wants to please.
She has a sensitive stomach and is on Prilosec20mg 2X a day for now and then will decrease to 1X a day.

Contact Shirley Prochnow if interested.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Prayer Request - Sharon Zard

From: Dwight Elefson

Prayer Request - Sharon Zard

Please remember Cindy's cousin, Sharon Zard, who is in the hospital in serious condition due to long term conditions related to gastric by-pass surgery she had a few years back.

Thank you,
Dwight Elefson

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-! School Didstrict

From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Fort Osage R-1 School District - TalentEd Recruit & Hire


Fort Osage R-1 School District

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Jan 1, 2017 and Jan 8, 2017.

Job Posting Title Job Category

Principal Secretary Classified Apply Now
2017 Summer School Position Certified Apply Now
A+ Program Administrative Assistant Classified Apply Now

Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Jan 8, 2017 and Jan 15, 2017.

Job Posting Title Job Category

Certificated Paraeducator - Special Education Classified Apply Now
Health Assistant Substitute Classified Apply Now
Part-Time (4 hour) Custodian Classified Apply Now


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Homeless Bound

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From: Michael Holmes

Homeless Bound

Hi does anyone know of an apartment or cheap house for older lady down on her luck?

Michael J. Holmes

Viola Manzanares Memorial Service

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From: Jon Tandy

Viola Manzanares Memorial Service

Viola A. Manzanares, 83, died on January 2, 2017. Viola was the daughter of Harold and Evelyn Velt. Harold was a missionary for Jesus Christ, sharing the Restoration gospel, which Viola embraced. Viola was previously married to Garold Barney and to Francis Presler, both preceding her in death. She is survived by her husband, Jose Maria Manzanares (Chema); Viola’s children, Jon Barney and Stacy Barney; her grandchildren; and the families of Francis and Chema.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 21, at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch, 819 West Waldo, Independence, MO 64050.


Jon Tandy

Friday, January 6, 2017

Free Foosball Table

From: Jared

Free Foosball Table

We have a Foosball table we'd like to give away if anyone's interested.

Everything works great.

Call or text 816-694-6032

Jared Brotherton

Book of Mormon Retreat at Odessa Hills Campground

From: The Book of Mormon Foundation

Book of Mormon Retreat

The Book of Mormon Foundation’s Retreat this year

Will be held at Odessa Hills Campgrounds

January 27, 6:30- January 29 at noon

Ages 17-24

The theme is: Pray Always

II Nephi 14:12

Save and Register early at http://www.bomf.org/internship-retreats.html

Cats Needing Adoption

From: Linley Tate

Cats Needing Adoption

I am looking for homes for an adorable little kitten and the momma kitty, named Penny. Penny is about a year old and the kitten is four months old. The black kitten is a male and extremely curious but very loving. Penny is very sweet and loves attention. I want to make sure they go to good homes that will keep them indoors and give them plenty of love! I have found homes for all of the other little kittens, but no one seems to want a black one and an adult cat. I have attached pictures of both the black kitten and Penny. If you are interested in either one of them or both of them PLEASE let me know. I need them adopted as soon as possible!

You can call or text me at (816)-529-8142

Linley Tate



John Maxwell has identified four levels of maturity for Christians.
They are given in progressive order with the least mature viewpoint listed first:

1. I'm going to do what I want, regardless of any thought for God.
2. If God gives me what I want, then I will give him what He wants.
3. I will give God what He wants, with faith that He will give me what I want
4. I will give God what He wants, regardless of any thought for myself.

Many Christians spend the balance of their lives at level two or three but the greatest joy is found only at level four. Jesus said, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it." Luke 9:23-24

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Attributes of God’s Men of the Book of Mormon

46 Characteristics of Godly Men:
Attributes of God’s Men of the Book of Mormon

Verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and
ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell
would have been shaken for ever; yea, the devil would never have
power over the hearts of the children of men. Alma 21:140

A scriptural snapshot of spiritual qualities of various men and the
values they lived for.

1. They keep the commandments of God at all times (Alma
2. They revere a covenant made with God as something that
must not be broken (Alma 24:68-69)
3. They are true at all times, in whatsoever thing they are
entrusted (Alma 24:76)
4. They love their wives and children, and are inspired to live
for their liberty, happiness, and right to worship (Alma
20:50, Alma 21:41)
5. They are men of truth (Alma 24:77)
6. They are men of soberness (Alma 24:77)
7. They walk ‘uprightly’ before God (Alma 24:77)
8. They are humble and submissive (Alma 5:39)
9. They will fight for liberty (Alma 24:72)
10. The good works of Godly men instill assurance in others
(Alma 22:13)
11. Because of their faithfulness in keeping God’s
commandments, they are delivered at all times from evil
(Alma 22:23)
12. They will spend their life to maintain the cause of Christians
(Alma 22:131)
13. They desire to be men of perfect understanding (Alma
14. They take no delight in human bloodshed (Alma 22:132,
15. They joy in human liberty and freedom (Alma 22:132)
16. Their hearts swell with thanksgiving to God for the many
privileges and blessings he bestows upon his people (Alma
17. They willingly labor for the temporal and spiritual welfare
of their people (Alma 22:133)
18. They are firm in the faith of Christ (Alma 22:134)
19. They will give their lives to defend their people, country,
rights, and religion. (Alma 22:134)
20. They will never be the one to give an offense, and are sorry
to take up arms against others (Alma 22:136), (Alma
21. They know if they are faithful in keeping the
commandments of God, that God will prosper them (Alma
22. They glory in doing good, in keeping the commandments, in
resisting iniquity (Alma 22:139)
23. The real ‘wages’ they desire are to have an increase in God’s
Spirit in their lives (Mosiah 9:59)
24. They understand that to do miracles in the name of Christ,
they must be entirely cleansed from all iniquity (3 Nephi
25. They know that it is necessary to declare God’s word, so
that mankind may have everlasting life. (3 Nephi 2:97)
26. They delight in mercy (Alma 20:60)
27. They make peace with their enemies (Alma 20:71)
28. They even desire that their enemies should have the word of
God (3 Nephi 2:86)
29. Their faith in God’s promise of eternal life out weighs their
concern for their imperfect earthly circumstances or
hardships (Ether 6:109)
30. They fast and pray often (Helaman 2:31)
31. They remember the captivity of their forefathers, and realize
that it was always and only God who delivered them (Alma
32. They know that whoever puts their trust in God will be
supported in their trials, troubles, and afflictions, and shall
be lifted up at the last day (Alma 17:3)
33. They desire to be born of God, that is to have no desire to
continue life in sin (Mosiah 11:186-188)
34. They desire to take a firm lead in teaching their children the
ways of truth (Alma Chapters 17, 18, 19)
35. They are diligent in keeping the commandments of God at
all times (Alma 17:51)
36. They seek to be humble, lowly, and meek (Alma 17:66)
37. They are zealous of doing good works (Alma 17:67)
38. They try to learn, even in their youth, to keep the
commandments of God and cry unto him for all their
support (Alma 17:68)
39. All their doings are unto the Lord (Alma 17:69)
40. Their thoughts and hearts desires and direct to the Lord, and
God, in turn, will direct them for good (Alma 17:69)
41. They do not boast of their own strength or wisdom; they are
not lifted up in pride (Alma 18:14)
42. They bridle all their passions (Alma 18:15, Alma 19:13)
43. They refrain from idleness (Alma 18:15)
44. They acknowledge their unworthiness before God at all
times (Alma 18:16)
45. They do not doubt God’s word or promises (Alma 26:56)
46. They respect the word of their mothers and fathers (Alma
26:56, 1 Nephi 1:1)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

​March ​Tidings of Zion

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From: paul gage

​March ​Tidings of Zion

Greetings to the Saints Around the World,

I hope your new year is off to a great start and that the Lord will bless you richly all through the year.

It is time to start gathering items for the next Tidings of Zion. Due date for any input will be FEBRUARY 10, 2017 with a hopeful mailing date of mid-March.

Items we are looking for are as follows:

Reports of activities and calendar events between March-June, 2017, from the Officers and Council Chairs of the CRE.

Reports of activities and calendar events between March-June, 2017 from Pastors of Zion officers and pastors.

Reports of activities and calendar events between March-June, 2017 from Central Missouri officers and pastors, as well as other regions such as Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, West Virginia or any other state or branch.

Reports of activities and calendar events between March-June, 2017 from officers and/or members of the missionary boards, ARM, GEM, LAMB, SEAAM, Native American Ministries and testimonies from any of the countries these missionary groups serve.

Experiences, testimonies, etc. from any members around the world, INCLUDING YOUTH, experiences from the work place, school, community, etc.

Articles from sermons, classes, etc. from priesthood or others. Topics may include: The Principles of the Gospel, Fruit of the Spirit, Gifts of the Spirit, Crucifixion and Resurrection, and so forth.

Pictures of individuals or groups are welcome.

We will also consider art work that might be used for Tidings.

Rather than go into a lot of details, at this point, if you plan to submit something for consideration for inclusion in Tidings of Zion, please contact me and we can discuss specifics.

This will be the only notice for this issue of Tidings.

Feel free to share this in your branches and forward it as desired.

On two other notes: If your Branch has had a change of pastors, please send me the updated information; name, address, phone, email for updating the Restoration Branch Directory.

Also, if your branch has updated your branch directory in the last two years, I would appreciate obtaining two copies.

Many thanks and God bless

Paul Gage
Chair, Publication Council of the Conference of Restoration Elders
1817 S Pearl Street
Independence MO 64055

January Priesthood and Men's Retreat

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From: Kropp, Steve

January Retreat

Priesthood and Men’s Retreat

January 19 and 21, 2017

Oak Grove Restoration Branch

Oak Grove, Missouri

“The First Step to Wisdom is Silence

The Second is Listening”

The winter months provide a prime opportunity to expand your learning and

explore God’s calling upon your life in each respective priesthood office. Please

mark your calendar to be present at the Oak Grove Restoration Branch in January

to ingest the words of Christ. The Central Missouri Restoration Branches, the

Pastors of Zion and the Conference of Restoration Elders invite you to participate

in a priesthood and men’s education classes scheduled for:

 Thursday, January 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 Saturday, January 21 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (Lunch provided)

All priesthood are invited to attend and have the opportunity to bring non-

priesthood men from their congregation who are earnestly seeking the Lord’s will

in their life and journey on this path.

Please ponder the following scriptures as you consider the theme of Wisdom:

 2 Nephi 12:37 Blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an

ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom;

 Mosiah 1:49 Behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye

may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in

the service of your God.

 D&C 94:1a Verily I say unto you my friends, I speak unto you with my voice,

even the voice of my Spirit, that I may show unto you my will concerning

your brethren in the land of Zion, many of whom are truly humble, and are

seeking diligently to learn wisdom and to find truth;

Ephesians 1:17-8 Psalm 4:1 D&C 10

Acts 21:40 Acts 22:1-2 III Nephi 4:54

Pre-registration is not required, however we do ask that you do so, so we can plan

for lunch. To register online go to the CRE website, eldersconference.org, or click

on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017JanuaryRetreat. You can also pick up a

registration form at the CRE office, or contact the office and request that a form

be mailed to you. To contact the CRE office, call 816-836-3421 (local)
or 877-748-8947 (toll free)

For questions or more information, please contact Steve Kropp at

skropp@saint-lukes.org, or Vim Horn at hornw@umkc.edu

Office Space in Liberty MO

From: Rick Thomas

Office Space in Liberty, MO

I provide contract report writing for the Missouri Division of Disability Determinations. I have worked in Liberty two to three Wednesdays a months and two to three Saturdays a month since January 2016. The availability of my weekday space is ending on 1-31. I am looking for a new weekday space. For a day's rent, I commonly pay $25 in Liberty at a small practice of master's level professionals or $50 in Kansas City with a group of physicians I work with. My clientele is people who are applying for disability benefits. I complete clinical interviews and psychological testing as requested by DDS. If you know of anyone who has a space they could share, please have them contact me by email or cellphone.

Rick D. Thomas, Ph.D.
(816) 405-2086 cell
(816) 331-0374 office

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Obituary for Virginia DuRocher

​From: Jeff DuRocher

Obituary for Virginia DuRocher

Virginia DuRocher, 90, of Independence, MO passed away December 31, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Mound Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to S. Crysler Restoration Branch in Virginia’s name. Virginia was born October 11, 1926 in Escatawpa, MS to Abraham and Lola (Sherman) McQueen. She was a retired registered nurse, and member of S. Crysler Restoration Branch. Virginia was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel McQueen. She is survived by two sons, Jeff DuRocher (Connie) and Steve DuRocher; one daughter, Rita Miller (Ron); three grandchildren, Rochee Carriger, Brooke Rein and Ashley DuRocher; and three great grandchildren, Colt Weston Carriger, Cori Cheyenne Carriger and Eloise Isla Rein.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com

(Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)