Wednesday, February 28, 2024

CPCT Newsletter


CPCT Newsletter

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Bacon, Ham, and Brown Sugar


Bacon, Ham, and Brown Sugar

I have peppered bacon, and regular thin sliced bacon, 15 lb boxes for $35 a case. I have brown cane sugar in 2 lb bags for $1.75 a bag, and 5 Hormel hams, just over 5 lbs a piece for $15.

Please call me if you are interested.

Thank You,

Von Brotherton

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

POZ/CMRB Worship Service


POZ/CMRB Worship Service

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Sponsored by the Conference of Restoration Elders - Open to all Believers


Sponsored by the Conference of Restoration Elders - Open to all Believers

On April 6, 2024, we will gather as a body to come before the Lord in repentance. This assembly is open to anyone who is willing to come before the Lord in a most humble, reverent, and repentant spirit, willing to ask God to forgive us as a collective body.

In the Solemn Assembly in September 2020, we prayed for PERSONAL repentance– “I Repent”. Now, we come together to pray for CORPORATE repentance– “WE Repent”. We invite all to come before God as a people, and repent, with the hope that we will take a step toward becoming a people of Zion. In Zion, they were of ‘one heart and one mind’. In the New Testament, on the day of Pentecost, they were in ‘one accord’. How can we see Zion fulfilled in our day?

Please come. Please come prepared with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Come unto Jesus.

Waldo Ave Restoration Branch
819 W Waldo Ave
Independence, MO 64050

Overflow Location:
Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 S Crysler Ave
Independence, MO 64052

Zoom Participation:
If you live outside the Centerplace, please join us on Zoom at:
There will be full Zoom interaction available– please come prepared to pray with us!

Downloadable Bulletin Inserts:

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Obituary for Billy Albert Fountain


Obituary for Billy Albert Fountain

Billy Albert Fountain was born March 8, 1936 to Marvin and Dessie Fountain. Bill graduated from earth on February 5 th 2024. He grew up in Southard, Oklahoma and graduated from
Southard High School. After graduation, he served in the army and was stationed in Maine.

While stationed in Maine, he developed a pen pal whom he later married. He married Janice Elaine Norris on July 30, 1960, which was the beginning of almost 56 years of marriage until she passed away on January 30, 2016. Together they lived in Lamoni, IA; Wichita, Douglas and Olathe, KS; Enid, and North Enid, Ok; Independence, Blue Springs, Raytown, and Gower, MO.

Bill Fountain worked as a fireman in Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University with a teaching degree in Industrial Arts. However, after teaching at William Chrisman High School, Independence, he also worked as a customer service representative at KCP&L, a petroleum landman, a sales manager for BTM, a janitor for Fort Osage school district and a dental delivery driver.

Bill was a minister everywhere he went, broke up a fight between youths at K-Mart, stopped a robbery at a Denny’s, and de-escalated a fight between rival gangs in a movie theater parking lot. Dad and Mom’s passion throughout their lives was the Gospel. Dad loved everyone he met.
It was said of him, that he never met a stranger and would go where Angels fear to tread.

Those preceding Bill in death were his parents Marvin and Dessie Fountain, his brother, Keith, 2 sisters, June and Lou, and his wife, Janice (Norris) Fountain. He is survived by his brothers Bob and Roy, sister Leola, two children Sona Holder (husband, Eric) and Craig Fountain (wife, Christie), grandchildren Chris Holder, Jessica Hoog (husband, Benjamin), Sean Holder (wife, Nachelle), Jacob Fountain (wife, Havilah), Joseph Fountain (wife, Margaret), Anna Dickman (husband, Christopher), Emma Rutenschroer (husband, Austin), and Joshua Fountain. Great
grandchildren Connor, Cecilia, Elijah, Ailin, Elowyn, Addy, Elouise, Ava, and Tessa (and one on the way).

He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a cheater in cards (so that his opponent(s) could win), a great friend, and minister to all. He would want everyone to know to “seek ye first the kingdom of God,” that he “had a good life” and that he “will be waiting for you”.

A public memorial service will be held March 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425-1/2 S Crysler Ave, Independence, MO 64052.

Joseph Robert Bates - Obituary


Joseph Bates

Joseph Robert Bates
February 6, 1932 — February 15, 2024
Independence, MO

Joseph Robert “Bob” Bates, Sr, age 92, of Independence, Missouri, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Services were held at 4 PM Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the Church of Jesus Christ Saint’s Haven Restoration Branch. Visitation were prior to the service at 3 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his name to the Saints Haven Oblation Fund. Contributions may be sent to Saints Haven c/o Rowena Hughes, Treasurer 2611 S Baker Rd Independence, MO 64057 “Joseph Robert Bates Memorial”. And Boy Scouts of America Heart of America Camp scholarship fund.

Bob was born February 6, 1932, to Joseph Bates and Alice Loie (nee:Levitt) (Kilpatrick) Bates in Senlac, Saskatchewan, Canada. The family immigrated to the United States in 1937, settling in Milan, Michigan. Joseph Robert Bates was baptized into covenant with Jesus Christ September 14, 1941, in Azalia, Michigan, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In 1942 the family relocated to Independence, Missouri. A life long scout, Bob achieved the God and Country Award and Eagle Scout in 1947. He was ordained a deacon in 1949 and graduated from William Chrisman High School 1950.

Bob married Margaret “Marge” Josephine (Robertson) Bates July 9, 1951. To this union was born 4 children, Joseph Robert Jr, David Michael, Mary Alice, and Barbara Ellen. Bob and Marge both served in the Air Force with the historical distinction that they were the first Air Force couple to be stationed together overseas in Wiesbaden, Germany. Bob served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 - 1971. Among his assignments were Maxwell AFB Montgomery, AL; Lackland AFB & Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX; Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany; Wheelex AFB Tripoli, Libya; England AFB Alexandria, LA; Moore AFB, Mission, TX; Webb AFB Big Springs, TX; Moody AFB, Valdosta, GA; North Tonawanda, NY; Loring AFB Limestone, ME; Elmendorf AFB Anchorage, AK; Naha AFB Okinawa, Japan.

Some highlights in service to his country were his completion of 4 years of college, becoming a fighter pilot and achieving the rank of captain. While stationed at Loring AFB in Maine, Bob flew his F-106 at Mach-2, twice the speed of sound. At Elmendorf AFB Anchorage, AK, Bob flew F-102s, was ordained an Elder and pastored the Anchorage, Alaska, RLDS church. He helped his F-102 Delta Dagger unit, the 317th, win the Hughes trophy for the best fighter interceptor squad in the US Air Force, three times. Stationed at Naha AFB Okinawa, Bob was pastor of the RLDS congregation and flew dry milk in his bomber bay to the Saint’s mother and child clinic in Korea. Joseph Robert Bates, Sr, was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1971 and relocated his family to Independence, Missouri. He built a home at 614 N Delaware St, was active in the neighborhood council, and was a CPR instructor. Bob’s hobbies included singing in a Barbershop quartet, running marathons for charity, and photography. He had his own photography business with a photo lab in his basement and worked for 15 years as a photographer for Enterprise Engraving in Kansas City. Margaret Josephine Robertson Bates died August 5, 1990, of cancer in Independence, Missouri.

At a William Chrisman HS class reunion Bob met a former classmate, Katherine Louise (Shakespeare) Shoemaker and they were married December 1, 1990. In this union his family increased with Lynnette, Greg, and Dana. “Bobby” and Kaye embarked on a life of adventure traveling from sea to sea across the United States. They also visited Mexico, Canada, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, and followed the Rhine from Amsterdam to Budapest. Bob enjoyed camping with family and vacations to Branson, which they frequented enough that the personnel knew them by name. Bob was especially pleased to share his dedication to scouting with his grandsons and mentor them in military careers. Bob and Kaye fellowshipped with their faith family at Saints Haven Restoration Branch and enjoyed many friends at the Apple Tree Condominiums.

Bob was proceeded in death by his first wife Marge, his father Joseph, mother Alice, sister Patricia Loie Reese (Don), and his half brothers and sisters: Evelyn Brandt (William), Mariam Nelson (Jerry), Elinor Myers (Vern), Raymond Kilpatrick (Carol), and Donald Kilpatrick (Dorothy). He is survived by his children: Joseph Robert Bates, Jr (Sandra); David Michael Bates (Karen); Mary Alice Bates-Hegner; Barbara Ellen Bates-Miller and stepchildren Lynnette Calder (Dale); Gregory Shoemaker (Jennifer); and Dana Shelton (Mark). As well as 20 grand-children: Jason Bates (Megan), Jacob Bates, Jerah Nordeen (Monte), Joseph Micah Bates (Jami), Jonah Bates (Morgan), Jesiah Hawley-Bates (Savannah), Phoenix Hegner, Nathaniel Hegner, Megan Burgess (Andy), Forrest Hegner, Joshua Dreher (Cheyenne), Tabetha Painter (Dylan), T Christopher Miller (Brooke), Cameron Calder (Tiffany), Caleb Calder (Thea), Aubrey Troiola (Angelo), G. Curtis Shoemaker (Jaycee), Ashley Marcano (Evan), Megan Shelton, Madison Shelton, and 20 great-grandchildren. We celebrate a life well lived and a great legacy left behind.

Sacred Hymns Orchestrated CD for sale!


Sacred Hymns Orchestrated CD for sale!

This is one in a series of Sacred Hymn CDs. Get it at the Restoration Bookstore, 915 E. 23rd St. S., Independence, MO 64055; (816) 461-5659;

I believe that the best way to sell something is to give a free sample. Please email me for an mp3 of the first track.

Thank you,

Mark Colville

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