Monday, September 27, 2021

Armoire for sale- price reduced to $100 OBO

 From: Darrell Newell

Armoire For Sale- price reduced to $100 OBO

Armoire Reduced

Price reduced:

Multi purpose Armoire for sale $100.00 OBO

Comes apart top and bottom halves for easy moving. 

Will need to pick up

Darrell Newell 

CPRS Still Accepting Enrollment | 2021-2022

 From: Sarah English

CPRS Still Accepting Enrollment | 2021-2022



Yes, CPRS is currently accepting enrollment applications for most classes. CPRS offers a high-quality education in a Christian environment, giving the student opportunity to develop both academically and spiritually. Extracurricular programs include drama for elementary and secondary, sports, and a service club for secondary.

We teach that the Lord established this nation for His purposes and brought it into being by His power. (see I Nephi 3:147-155). We teach that our nation was founded on Christian principles and Natural law and that it formally began with the Declaration of Independence in 1776. We believe that “I (the Lord) have established the Constitution of this land by the hands of wise men, whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.” (D & C 98:10h).

We teach that a person is judged on the content of their character and that character education is a growth process that unites the home, school, and church in helping the student find a personal relationship with the Lord.

If you have an interest in learning more about CPRS, please call for an appointment to visit our school administrator and tour the facility.

Center Place Restoration School

819 W. Waldo Ave.  |  816.252.1715


Sarah English
CPRS School Secretary
PHONE: 816.252.1715
FAX: 816.252.2900

3 Things Every Child Needs to Know

 From: Holly McLean

3 Things Every Child Needs to Know
There are 3 things every child must know to be child confident in the guidance and direction of their parents. 

These three things determine whether or not a child will listen and obey or whether they will rebel. 

Learn about these basics and why they matter so much in the FREE online parenting course,  “How to Train Your Children to Behave” Lesson 5 just posted today! 

​Moe Farms - Apples For Sale

 From: Dennis Moe

​Moe Farms - Apples For Sale

Moe Farms has apples for sale. $1.00 a pound. 

We have Granny Smiths, Red Delicious and a mixed assortment of Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, McIntosh and others! 

31509 Allen Road
Buckner. MO 

Call before coming to make sure we are home. 




From: Jan Griffith


Yay!  A sliver of joy!  This is the show Dave and I watched on TV when they first streamed it last year, then we traveled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to watch it again, live.  The stage was most spectacular, but the show was so good we’ve signed up to watch it again this Friday on our TV.  Last year it cost $25 to stream it to your computer.  This time it’s 99 cents.  Definitely worth it.   Below is what I wrote last year (9/5/20).

Love, Jan



Maybe I am just biased because of all the times Dave and I have been to Sight & Sound theater productions, but I have to say that their first live performance ever to be aired on TV (in every state in America and around the world) did not disappoint me at all!  I will confess that I was somewhat concerned, partly because the theater experience is indescribable (as compared to TV); but also because of all the inaccurate portrayals of Esther that surround the holiday “Purim.”  I did wonder how the Sight & Sound family would interpret this book, but as usual their portrayal were as biblically accurate as it gets, and, as usual, they pointed the story of Esther to its relationship with Jesus Christ.  They even admitted the word “God” was nowhere in the Book of Esther yet their hope was still to show how His hand was all through it.  No, they did not disappoint me at all, and even on the TV I was mesmerized by their amazing set, costumes, and Broadway-style performances.  It was wonderful!


Yes, to stream it cost $25 which I know is steep (unless you compare it to going to the movies these days, especially if you add popcorn).  I don’t know if they will air their introduction and testimony in the “encore” versions (which are still available to watch today and tomorrow) but on the “live” version last night this family owned and operated group shared their story of how Sight & Sound Theater came to be, and their challenges that came to pass along the way (like their original theater burning down) and how those evil challenges turned into huge blessings.  The same thing happened again with COVID which devastated them, and took them down just like many businesses have been taken down.  As they said, they are not out of the woods yet, but they are at least walking in the right direction.  And they give all the glory to God for what they never expected would happen during this COVID crisis— how an empty theater turned into opportunity for the entire country (and world) to watch their showing of JESUS during this time.  Well, hearing their introductory story, alone, was worth the $25 for me.  And their intermission show, where they took us on a tour of the Persian setting was also amazing.    


And then there were all the “scripture lessons” throughout the show, which is what I like most about their productions.  They chose the theme, “Be still and know” from Psalm 46:10, as their central message, for there were many moments in the story when fear could have triumphed over trust in God.  “We walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5) was another lesson they wanted to portray; that even in the worst of times God has a master plan; that He made us who we are, and placed us where we are “for such a time as this.”  And isn’t this a good lesson for us today?


I was riveted when Haman entered the story (the guy they chose was perfect for the part), and how he revealed that compromise would work to his advantage.  “It is the Hegelian Dialectic again,” I said to Dave who has heard me use that term for years.  “Haman should know how well it works, since he represents the devil!”  Yes, the point of Haman representing Satan wasn’t missed, for as soon as he entered the stage the narrative started that “it was as if the snake had entered the garden.”


It would be unusual if I didn’t learn something from one of their shows, and this time I learned the potential connection between Haman the Agagite and King Saul’s failure to kill all the Amalekites (Haman was a descendant of Agag, king of the Amalekites).  This takes us back to King Saul’s failure to obey God when he was commanded to “kill all of them.”  A very interesting connection indeed, especially considering the ending of this story. 


And you just had to love the focus this play kept giving to Mordecai who had taught Hadassah (Esther) the words of God and that she must “hide them in her heart.”  This was a lesson that was meaningful to me after having just completed a Word study on “hidden” which revealed deep meanings about why it is so important to “hide up our treasures unto Christ.”  Oh, and I also loved how the narrators hoped God would be exalted through us (believers) like He was with Esther.  Yes, may He always be!


The story of Esther is a reflection of our Lord’s hand moving in the purposes for his people, even beginning with “the third year” when King Ahasuerus made a feast and wanted his beautiful queen to come.  But Vashti, his queen, refused to come, just as the Lord’s people (the Jews) refused to come to the wedding banquet when their Bridegroom called them to the wedding.  “And when the marriage was ready, he sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come" (Matthew 22:3).  To me (and obviously to the producers of Sight & Sound) Esther represents a true Jew (as defined by the apostle Paul in Romans 2:29); not only was she of the adoption (she was adopted by Mordecai, Romans 9:4), she was also “hidden”  from the world, her true identity kept secret because she was “hidden in Christ with God” (Colossians 3:3).  Yes, this show was very different from the versions of Purim which are celebrated to this day in Mardi Gras style fashion.  I surely did enjoy it.  It was beautiful, and well done, and I hope Dave and I still get to see it “live” in October.  This showing of Esther is their newest show, and as I said, the family who owns and runs the theater is trying hard to recoup all their losses due to the pandemic which is why they are charging $25 per viewing.  The show is not airing on regular or cable TV, but has to be streamed from a computer after you purchase it. 

Special Event: Friday, October 1, 8PM ET - Sight & Sound TV (

Bev Quick - Celebration of Life

From: Lisa Howard

Bev Quick - Celebration of Life

5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 9

Atherton Restoration Branch
4810 N Main
Independence MO 64058

REIN is a program designed to allow individuals with disabilities the
opportunity to learn and grow through the therapeutic use of horses.
It runs out of Eastfork Ranch, which provides riding and horsemanship
opportunities to kids in the area.  Checks can be made payable to REIN
and mailed to:
Eastfork Ranch
10392 North 44 Street
Augusta MI 49012

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Camp Zion Celebration - Flier

 From: robyn mun

Camp Zion Celebration - Flier
 Here is a flier for the Camp Zion Celebration for the Walk to Zion Activity!   
A much bigger production so more planning needed to be accomplished.  We hope everyone can come and share in Zionic Community together! 

sista robyn
Look to the Source
“And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people.” 
(4 Nephi 1:15 LDS / 4 Nephi 1:17 RLDS)


Moe Farms Apple Picking

From: Dennis Moe

Moe Farms Apple Picking

The Call Was Made And The Saints Responded!

 WOW! A week and a half ago, Nancy and I posted on my personal Facebook page, on Restoration Co-op and Garland Schnack posted it on his 'Restoration News'  email list that we needed help in picking our apple trees at Moe Farms. I usually pick them myself (which usually takes a couple of weeks) but I am now in stage 4 of lung and brain cancer. From the response of the church people we were expecting about 35 people to show up on Saturday, September 25. The evening before, a youth group showed up from the Remnant church and picked for a few hours which we were so grateful for. It just pleased my heart to see the young people having so much fun down in the orchard. The next day, Saturday, I was outside and at 7:45 a car pulled in with my good friend Jamie Brownlee. As we visited for a few minutes and the time nearing 8:00, we could hear the cars coming up the dirt farm road and did they ever come. I had them park in one of the empty fields but they just kept coming and coming and the field was soon over flowing. The friendly smiles of the Saints burst out of the cars and pickups and shook hands and greeted us and anxiously said, “Where are the apple trees? We are here to help you.”

   I cannot tell you how surprised I was and how joyful I was to experience such brotherly and sisterly Christian love as I did that day. The joy I experienced that day was close to the joy Ammon felt in The Book of Mormon.

   So, how many people were there? I don’t rightly know. This much I do know, there were over forty-five cars and at least two people per car. That would put the number at ninety people but there were teenagers and children piling out of those vehicles also and running toward the orchard. That put us well over a hundred people. There were Latter Day Saints everywhere! Everywhere!

   Also, I must mention the foreign exchange students who showed up to help pick. The expression on their faces was priceless as they experienced picking the apples. One of the girls was amazed when she picked a really big apple and I told her to take it home with her. Her face just lit up with joy! Before she left she asked me if she could have a red apple also, which I had the pleasure of saying yes!

   Within a couple hours, the hundred apple trees were stripped clean, boxed up and put into the cold room for storage. So did the people pack up and leave. NO! They milled around the orchard and the cold room visiting and watching the children running and playing in the orchard. It was good to see friends that I had not seen in a while. There was one dear friend who I heard was in the orchard so I drove around  in my UTV looking for her but to no avail. So I decided to walk around and was just standing there and I saw this young lady with the biggest grim coming toward me. It was her. Riane Marsh. It was such a pleasure to talk with her and the others!

   Through out the day people kept coming to the farm to help pick but were surprised to find out the task was complete and the Saints had gone home. We had phone calls and emails until early evening of Saints checking to see if we still needed help. Many of the Saints wanted to know if there was any other farm work that needed to get done. Man, I love our Latter Day Saints!

Moe Farms (Nancy, Hannah and I) cannot express in words the outpouring of help and love we received from our brothers and sisters. We were richly blessed that day and we truly thank each and every one of you who came forward in our time of need. Most of all I would like to praise my Heavenly Father for providing a beautiful Fall day in which we all gathered together in a common cause, in one heart and one mind!

I will never forget this day and shall take this memory with me to my next adventurous journey as I cross through the veil! 

Blessing to you all! 



Accompanist Position available at Fort Osage

 From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Accompanist Position available at Fort Osage

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Legos? Yes, even they are doing it!

 From: Holly McLean

Legos? Yes, even they are doing it!
You think taking your children to LegoLand is a good, wholesome, fun activity, right?  Watch out.  They are promoting the LGBTQ agenda too and selling it to 5-12 year olds.  

Plus, it's no longer safe to live in California if you have children.  Get out now.  See why. 

The White Privilege Conference is teaching educators to advance CRT in schools, that Christians are oppressors, that the US government needs to be abolished for it's whiteness, and segregating attendees by race.  

This and so much more.  Be informed.  We can't win the culture war without informed parents fighting it!

Available on podcast or video!

There are some graphic things said in this episode, so please do not allow your children to watch OR LISTEN!!


Friday, September 24, 2021

Block Party Prep

From: Muriel Luedeman

Block Party Prep
Hello, Initiative and Unity Center Friends,

God continues to move in His people. Here are upcoming events and volunteer opportunities:

Tuesday,  September 28, 6:30pm,  IIAW Monthly Meeting, Unity Center, 803 W. 23rd Street . Topics, U.C. renovation progress, reports from Neighborhood Transformation Team, September 21st Town Hall Meeting Report.

Saturday, October 2, 9:00am, Shower Installation, Maywood Baptist Church, 10505 E. Winner Rd, Skilled volunteers needed to help with this shower installation for the Beloveds. 

Saturday, October 2, 8-10am, Meal Prep for Beloveds, Unity Center

Saturday, October 2, 3-6pm,  S. Main Street Neighborhood Block Party, Ruby Avenue from Main Street to Osage Street.  Food, Music, Art, Team Jesus,K.C., Hands and Feet of Jesus, chalk and bubbles, fire truck, police car, and many ideas on ways to love our neighbors. Bring your picnic food for your family and chairs and join the good time. Pastor Gigi Yates will be our MC for the afternoon. We will have grills and grillers to help cook your meats. We will have drawings for great useful prizes neighbors will bring. We will auction off a wrapped canvas acrylic painting party participants will paint that day. 

Saturday, October 9, 8-10am, Neighborhood Clean Up, Unity Center, parking lot. Cleanup location to be announced.

Fri. October 22, 6-9pm and Sat., October 23, 9am - 4pm, Out of the Box Women's Encounter, Empowering and mobilizing women to live from the fire within. Living Hope Church, 2425 S. Crysler Avenue,  Free admission, Limited seating, RSVP with Debi Waters at 816-739-5563. Bring a salad ingredient for Saturday lunch.  

Fri. & Sat. October 29 & 30, 7am - 7pm, 2 Days of 12 Hours of Prayer, Unity Center. Sister volunteer prayer intercessors needed. Sign up with Muriel Luedeman, contact information below.

Muriel Luedeman
Communications Secretary