"Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue that day they harbored such a delusion". --- Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Prepare for the Days of Tribulation

THIS SITE NO LONGER ACTIVE

This site is no longer active. I moved from the area. You can find me on other sites if needed. Thanks and KEEP PREPARING! :) My other sites are:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Upcoming CERT Classes

Meet Provo*s New Police Chief at National Night Out Against Crime
The Provo Police Department wishes to announce that they will be hosting a National Night Out Against Crime on August 2nd from 6-8 pm at the Kiwanis Park located at 820 North and 1100 East.  Everybody is invited to come and meet with their neighbors, to get know local police officers, firefighters, volunteers and leaders from their community.

Come and find out about crime prevention programs such as Mobile Watch, the Neighborhood Watch program & McGruff safe-houses.

Everybody who lives in Provo is invited to bring their Bicycle and get it registered for Free on this night. There are hundreds of bikes recovered every year that are never returned to the owner because they were never registered. It makes good sense, register your bike for Free.

Monday, July 25, 2011

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED immediately

Dear Neighborhood Chairs:
Three Hundred Volunteers are needed for this cycling event.   The volunteers will be course
marshalls in driveways to keep other people off the course.  The attachment tells you all about the tour and the route it will take.

Please send this out throughout the neighborhoods to search out volunteers.  If you know of a ward or church or other group that is looking for a service project, this would be a great one. The attachment tells you who to contact.

Thank you so much for your help.  The opening meeting is Wednesday, so this needs to go out RIGHT AWAY.  A BIG THANK YOU AND HAVE A GREAT 24TH.

Truth in Taxation - hearings in PROVO

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=19335ceb758d84f5ca71adbb9&id=3bea002969&e=12414e35b3

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Health Fair - August 24th

The Mountainlands Community Health Center is located at the intersection of 900 East and State Street.
They will hosting a Heath Fair. .

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mallory Danielson <mallorydanielson@gmail.com>
To: dnknecht@yahoo.com
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:20:45 -0600
Subject: Invitation to Health Fair- Provost South
Dear David Knecht,
Mountainlands Community Health Center is putting on a health fair for the neighborhood on the evening of August 24th. Mountainlands is a not for profit organization that provides a pharmacy and medical, dental, and mental health services in one convenient location. We serve those in need regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status. We accept medicare, medicaid, SCHIP, many other insurances, and those without insurance as well.

We are hosting this health fair to introduce Mountainlands to the community and to show what other services are available to them. This fair will be held at our Provo location and we hope to have booths
performing health checks, a rock climbing wall, helmet safety, a Zumba demonstration, and more. Are there any specific needs in your neighborhood that we can address at this health fair?

Friday, July 15, 2011

BYU TREE Tour - FREE

Click here for AMAZING FREE Tree Tour at BYU.  See the beauties our Father has provided for us.  Gain greater understanding and appreciation for simple yet profound things.
http://treetour.byu.edu/

Saturday, June 25, 2011

HOST families needed

Want to have a fun cultural experience this summer?  Why not consider hosting an exchange student!
We have 2 opportunities for families to host students this summer from China and Taiwan.
Chinese Program:
WHO:  Chinese public schoolchildren from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
DATES:  Group A:  July 18 - August 6
              Group B:  July 19 - August 7
AGES:  12-17
GENDER:  both male and female
TYPE OF PLACEMENT:  Double (2 boys or 2 girls—no triples; single only in case of odd numbers)
COMPENSATION:  $760 for 2 students for entire program ($380 for one teacher or student)
Need 25 more families!
Taiwan Program:
Who:  11 students from Taiwan.  2 boys, 9 girls between 12 and 17 years of age.
Dates: July 9-23
Compensation $200 per week (Single placement only)
Need 5 more families!

Friday, June 24, 2011

CERT information - City Coordinator

From: Chris Blinzinger <CBlinzinger@provo.utah.gov>
Subject: Provo CERT
 Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 11:25 AM

Hello CERT Members and CERT interested citizens. This is "Cool Chris" from Provo City Emergency Management. I am doing a test here to see if I can get a message out to you from my Provo City Website. Additionally, I am petitioning for some volunteer help with the Freedom Festival. I would like to see some CERT involvement and recognition if possible. I am attaching a PDF with volunteer needs. I need to know ASAP if you are able to help.
Thanks in advance,
Here is what they are looking for,
Freedom Festival Security:  (70 Positions Available)
    Job Description: With 400,000 parade goers, the Provo Police and Utah Highway Patrol need    some assistance. Persons will be assigned a block or Parade Staging area to patrol and ensure    the trash is kept picked up and order is kept. All Security personal will be working in pairs. Will    also be responsible in ensuring that only authorized persons enter certain parade areas,    working    closely with Wally Breitenstein Chief of    Security for The Grand Parade.
    Job Requirements: Must be able to be on their feet for up to 6 hours. Must be comfortable    enforcing rules/laws. Minimum of 18 years of age. 
    Time Requirements:
        (10 positions) Pre-Night Shift: Sunday, July 3rd 2011 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM (5 hours)
        (6 positions) Pre-Parade Shift: Sunday, July 3rd 2011 2:00 AM to Mon, 7:00 AM (5 hours)
        (54 positions) Parade Shift: Monday July 4th, 2011 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM (6 hours)

Chris Blinzinger
Emergency Management Coordinator
801-404-6368 Cell
801-852-6455 Office
801-852-6330 Fax

Fireworks Restrictions

Hi Everyone,
For those of you who didn't make tonights meeting, here is the map
showing the restricted areas in Provo.  Our complete neighborhood is off limits, as in everything
east of State Street and south of 900 South.
http://maps.provo.org/downloads/Fireworks_Restrictions.pdf

Dave Knecht
Provost South Neighborhood Chair
http://provostsouth.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133411636704115

Monday, June 20, 2011

City Newsletter - EVENTS, Activities

Provo City
June 16, 2011

For those interested in Provo City news, meetings, and events:

City Newsletter

Read the June issue of the city newsletter here

http://provo.org/userfiles/downloads/mayorcurtis/june_2011.pdf

City Beat

Watch the June episode of City Beat: Your Inside Look at Provo City here.

http://provout.swagit.com/play/06142011-356/0/ 

First Flight Landing

The first Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Provo will land at the Provo Municipal Airport on Monday night, June 20, 2011. The public is invited to tour the airport's recently completed terminal annex attached to the Million Air facility at 3421 West Mike Jense Parkway from 8 to 9:30 p.m., and to watch the Frontier Airlines Embraer 190 jet land at 9:15 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting for the new terminal annex at 8:30 p.m. Provo Fire & Rescue will greet the incoming plane with a water cannon salute. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. (To get to the airport, take Center Street to 3110 west, turn left, and go straight until you see the Million Air terminal).

Remember, introductory rates on Frontier Flights end Monday. Buy your tickets here now.

http://frontierairlines.com

Historic Homes Tour

This year's Historic Provo Walking Tour and Reception is Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17, 2011, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Thursday tour will begin at the Pierpont Mansion, 770 E. Center St. The Friday tour will begin at the Ephraim Sutton House, 261 E. 100 North. After the Friday tour, come mingle with fellow history enthusiasts, enjoy refreshments, and listen to Emily Utt, the historic sites curator for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discuss the historic Provo Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. at the Provo City Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave. The tours and reception are free and sponsored by the Provo City Landmarks Commission and America's Freedom Festival at Provo. Read more about the event here.

http://www.freedomfestival.org/events/historic-provo-tours/

Election Information

Provo City will hold a municipal general election on November 8. Candidates may apply July 1-14, 2011. Read the latest election information on the city website here. Check back often for updates.

http://stargov2009.provo.org/elections.main.html

Brown Bag Concert Series

Come enjoy free concerts by some of Provo's finest up-and-coming music groups on Thursdays, June 16, 23, and 30, 2011, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St. Read more about it here. 
http://www.coveycenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=293:brown-bag&catid=1:performance-hall&Itemid=9

Other Summer Events

Find information about the Freedom Festival here, the Rooftop Concert Series here, and Provo's Farmers Market here.

http://www.freedomfestival.org/

http://www.rooftopconcertseries.com/

http://provofarmersmarket.blogspot.com/

Pretty in Pink

Find out why Provo firefighters and Mayor Curtis were wearing matching pink t-shirts last week on the mayor's blog here.

http://provomayor.blogspot.com/2011/06/pretty-in-pink.html

Thank
you for your interest in Provo City.

Helen Anderson
Provo City Corporation

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Feed Others'

"Let us be in a position so we are able to not only feed ourselves through the home production and storage, but others as well."   - Pres. Benson

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Underlying Principle of Church Welfare

“Unfortunately, there has been fostered in the minds of some an expectation that when we experience hard times, when we have been unwise and extravagant with our resources and have lived beyond our means, we should look to either the Church of government to bail us out.  Forgotten by some of our members is an underlying principle of the Church welfare plan that “no true Latter-day Saint will, while physically able, voluntarily shift from himself the burden of his own support”.   - Pres. Benson and Marion G. Romney -1980

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Strong HOMES; Spirtual and Temporal

“Not only should we have strong spiritual homes, but we should have strong temporal homes.  We should avoid bondage by getting out of debt as soon as we can, pay as we go, and live within our means.  There is wisdom in having on hand a year’s supply of food, clothing, fuel (if possible), and in being prepared to defend our families and our possessions and to take care of ourselves.  I believe a man should prepare for the worst while working for the best.  Some people prepare and don’t work, while others work but don’t prepare.  Both are needed if we would be of maximum service to our God, our family, and our country.”  - Pres. Benson

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Second Coming

BIG Neighborhood Mtg. JUNE 23

With the State-wide changes to allow more and different fireworks, you need to know where and when you can use these. The City will not be nice if you are caught. The same goes for being on the foothills with an ATV. Come to BIG Neighborhood meeting to meet with the City and have a question/answer session.

June 23th @ 6:30 p.m.
Provost Elementary School
629 South 1000 East, Provo

Meeting Topics:
1. Emergency Preparedness & CERT - Chris Blinzinger
2. New Fireworks Laws & Fireworks Restricted Area - Chief Lynn Schofield
3. ATV’s
New Fireworks laws will be strictly enforced because of the fireworks
that are now allowed!
Patrols will be doubled !!
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY?
THIS MEETING WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE NEW FIREWORKS LAWS AND
HOW THEY AFFECT YOU.
--
Dave Knecht
Provost South Neighborhood Chair
http://provostsouth.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133411636704115

Monday, June 6, 2011

Certain Tribulations

"Apparently there will be certain tribulations that will disrupt the nations of the world to the extent that the Church will have to be self-reliant."  Pres. Benson, June 6, 1980

Friday, May 27, 2011

PREPAREDNESS FAIR June 3-4

CNN interview with Joplin Stake President. Amazing.
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2011/05/24/peirs.morgan.creed.jones.cnn.html

YouTube - GREAT TRIALS LIE AHEAD: BE PREPARED FOR TRIBULATIONS AND ... 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTVECvTYpN0

A Message of Warning & Hope - Ezra Taft Benson Society
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgNZ0aTKQAo

Pre- Registration Recommended – For Discount Tickets Click Here
www.1378.freefood2go.com

Place
: UVU Events Center

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness

TOPICS:
! Food Storage...everything you need to know (cook it, store it, buy it, best deals)
! Sprouting...everything about sprouting
! Cold Weather Survival
! The 4 levels of emergency preparation
! Urban Warfare survival
! Self Defense ... (the do’s and don’ts)
! Cooking with Food Storage...easy to prepare tasty, healthy meals from scratch
! What does the future hold...the good news and bad news of the next 3-10 years
! Nuclear/biological event preparedness
! Solar energy
! Sustainable energy
! “In house” super gardens. (Growing super food inside your house)
! Constitutional issues
! How to build an ark...5 easy steps (just kidding...sort of)
! ....and much more

Many of these speakers are considered world class experts, some of the very best in their areas of expertise.

Friday June 3
11:30 Doors Open
12:00–1pm Ken Bowers
1:15--2:30 Richard Neilson
3:00--4:30 Breakout Sessions (1) (Ken Moravec, Dave Noack, Vicki Tate)
5:00–6:00 Breakout Session (2) (Vicki Tate, Kevin Reeve, Farley Anderson)
6:00–7:00 dinner break
7:00–9:30 Roger K. Young http://www.miracle2ofutah.com/books.html

Saturday June 4
9:00 AM –10:00 AM TBA
10:30–12:00 Jim Philips
12:30–1:30 RJ Hender
1:45–2:45 Breakout Session 3 (Alan South, Farley Anderson, Kevin Reeve)
3:00–5:00 Sarah Menet
5:00–6:00 dinner break
6:00–7:00 Breakout Session 4 (Dave Noack, AVOW, Richard Nielson)
7:15–9:30 Rod Meldrum – TBA

Please forward this to your family and friends.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Food Co-ops

From a WONDERFUL ward member: Thank you!!!
I was just thinking here are two more links you could put on the ward prepardness blog.  The first is a co-op through Crossroads Urban Center.  They have a pick up once a month down at the food bank, so it's really close. It is not donated food, so it's a little deceiving when people see the address as the food bank. They list their produce suppliers on their web site.  I like that they buy as much local in Utah as they can, bread comes from Stone Ground in Salt Lake, Nutty Guys has assortment packs every month, etc.  https://foodco-op.net/

A more frequent place for produce is: http://www.bountifulbaskets.org/
Right now the demand is extremely high in Utah with Bountiful Baskets and we need more locations, so you have to order on Mondays to make sure you can get a basket. They just opened a site at the Food and Care coalition this week, but it still went pretty quickly. They are looking for more locations.

My Note:  Bountiful Baskets is a wonderful way to get fresh produce at a very low price.  We have several ward members who do it and....who really like it.  It's also posted on the Sunday program each week!

Thanks for any of you who read this and......are preparing!  Bless you for that!!!  You're dear to my heart!!!!

Utah Valley SUPER Preparedness FAIR June 3-4

Utah Valley SUPER PREPAREDNESS FAIR...June 3-4

This fair will kick off around 12:00 AM and end about 9:00 PM Friday June 3. It will continue Saturday morning around 9:00 AM till approximately 9:00 PM. Free Food 2 Go is sponsoring the largest Preparedness Fair “ever held in Utah” at the Orem, UT Valley University Events Center (UVU).

So far there are 12 quest speakers and the number is rapidly growing, including Roger K Young, with booths, lectures, demonstrations, samples, etc. on every imaginable preparedness topic. To help recover the cost for the meeting center there will be a small entrance free. I am working closely with the fair sponsor to obtain discount tickets at a bulk price. If you are “interested and committed to go” please let me know ASAP so I can order your tickets at a discount rate. The door price will be $7.50 and I am “hoping” to get a bundle of discount tickets for my people at $4.00 each or no more than $6.00 apiece. 

As soon as I get a copy of the Preparedness Fair schedule with all the seminar speakers I will e-mail it to everybody on my e-mail list. If you’re not already on my e-mail list please send a request so I can add you to it at miracle2ofutah@hotmail.com .

Please contact Bob Vance for more info at 801-489-3471 or Verizon 801-358-6682.
 
After viewing this - I hope all of us have more of a desire to become temporally prepared and more spiritually in tune. If things like this were to happen here we could be caught unprepared.

These are the most graphic pictures of the Japan tsunami yet.  I was expecting to see water flowing in, instead it shows a mass of building flowing in.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/dramatic-video-japan-tsunami-viral-video-20110417-074110-955.html

Sunday, May 22, 2011

CLASSES -

Classes offered in OREM at Parley's Hardware (next to Trafalga)

http://www.parleyshardware.com/
Tuesday, May 24th
Humless SilentGenerators
Topic: Learn about a great newline of solar generators
Time: 7:00p.m.
Instructor: St. John Holloway
Admission: Free

Wednesday, May25th
10-minute Whole GrainBread
Topic: Quick tips for making wholegrain bread, buttermilk pancakes, andmuffins
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: JohnHoffman
Admission: Free

Thursday, May26th
IndoorGardening
Topic: Indoor gardening with theAero Garden
Time: 7:00p.m.
Instructor: Dr. David Wright
Admission: Free

Thursday, May26th
Women's Self Defense
Topic: Protect yourself from assault
Time:6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michael May &Lt. Phil Murphy
Admission: Free

Friday, May27th
IndoorGardening
Topic: Indoor gardening with theAero Garden
Time: 12:00 noon
Instructor: Dr.David Wright
Admission: Free

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hold Back the World

President Hinckley in Conference (173rd) told church members to "Hold back the world" by resisting the everyday evil embodied in popular entertainment and the Internet.  While many of our faith will not support our values...."We cannot be arrogant. We cannot be self-righteous".    Pres. Hinckley

Flooding of Southern Farms - Havoc on Economy, Crops Destroyed

Just another indication that it would be wise to prepare for times ahead.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/10/southern-flooding-poised-wreak-havoc-economy/

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How to feed a BABY during times of Crisis:

If a nursing mother becomes sick or injured during a crisis situation, this information on how to feed an infant from our basic food supply may prove to be very useful;  or, if a family runs out of formula during an emergency situation.

Our basic food supply of unprocessed foods, whole grains and beans, would not be suitable for the very young.  They need foods that are more concentrated and less rough.  To make a formula adequate for a 24-hour period, you will need to make this recipe three times. 

Baby Formula:
This formula can be prepared for the whole day in cool weather or when a refrigerator is available.  In warm or hot weather, or under unsanitary conditions, it is safer to make a formula 3 times a day.  To do so, add 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons of  instant non-fat milk powder to 1-1/3 cups (2/3 pint) of boiled (safe) water, and stir thoroughly.  Then add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons of sugar, and stir.  If regular dry  milk powder is used, ¼ cup is enough when making one-third of the daily formula, 3 times a day.  If baby bottles are not at hand, milk can be spoon-fed to an infant.

See:  http://www.foodstoragenow.blogspot.com/ for more information. (these are a group of preparedness friends in Cache Valley - so...we can't really order through them. But, could do our own if any of you are interested.)  So far, no one seems to be.  :)  But, I'll keep posting.  :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Help needed; Filling Sandbags

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 10:11 PM

Hi Everyone!

We need volunteers to help Provo City.

Out of an abudance of caution, Provo City would like to have a few thousand sandbags pre-filled and ready to go for the spring runoff season. We're looking for volunteers to spend 1 1/2-2 hours over the next couple of weeks filling sandbags at our Public Works facility (1377 South 350 East).

We have times set for the following dates and we are looking to make groups of 25+ people. If you would like to help, please contact me.
 
Tuesday, May 10       5-7 pm
Wednesday, May 11, 5-7 pm
Thursday, May 12,     5-7 pm
Friday May 13           5-7 pm
Saturday May 14        10 am

Shawna Miller
801.400.9444

ProvoCERT@gmail.com
ProvoCERT.blogspot.com

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Vengance Cometh Speedily

"Behold, vengance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord." D&C 112:24

Saturday, April 30, 2011

SOLAR OVEN Cooking Seminar - Sat. May 14

Spring Preparedness Sun Oven Solar Cooking Seminar
Saturday May 14, 2:30PM  -  Lindon City's Hollow Park  - 310 E 400 N - Lindon, Utah  (Register by May 2)

Included is a fantastic special price for a Sun Oven package!  SUN OVEN Cooking Essentials Seminar
An increasing number of families have obtained a SUN OVEN to have on hand in the event of an emergency and have been pleasantly surprised by the improved taste of sun-cooked foods and the lifestyle advantages of cooking with the sun. Paul Munsen, of SUN OVENS International, will teach on how to harness the power of the sun to bake, boil and steam foods. He will show how practical and easy it is to cook in a SUN OVEN and discuss the many economic, health and environmental benefits of cooking with the sun.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Recycle Electronics - this weekend

Dear Neighborhood Chairs: Please pass this on to your neighborhoods.  Thanks, Louise
Normally it costs $10 to dispose of a computer at the SUVSWD transfer station, but you can get rid of computers, monitors, TVs, and other electronic waste for free at the Simply Mac e-Waste Recycling Event on
Fri. April 29 (Institutional Day) or Sat. April 30 (Public Day), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Provo Towne Centre (1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo) west parking lot. Read more about it here: http://www.simplymac.com/recycle. Feel free to share this with anyone else who may be interested.

Louise Jorgensen
Executive Assistant/Neighborhood Coordinator
351 W. Center
Provo, UT 84601
801-852-6122  Fax 801-852-6121

Celebrate 100 Yr. Anniversary Hotel Utah (now Joseph Smith Memorial Bldg.)

Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Hotel Utah (now Joseph Smith Memorial Bldg.) June 9th.  More info. here:  http://www.ksl.com/public/contest/listing/273

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The World is in Serious Trouble

"The world is in serious trouble," Elder Richard G. Scott said during BYU's commencement ceremony at the Marriott Center, Thurs. April 21. "The fundamental values of this nation are being undermined. There is a continual crumbling of principle, virtue, integrity and religious values -- the foundation stones of civilization and definitive ingredients of peace and happiness."  Read Full Story Here:

LDS RADIO

Some excerpts from General Conference on LDS RADIO

Monday, April 25, 2011

GARDEN PLOTS available to RENT

Community Action will have garden plots available to rent starting April 30. The information is at:
 http://www.communityactionprovo.org/index.php?nav=services_community_garden.html&context=1 
A ward member said that her coworker did it last year and that is was GREAT!
It's a WONDERFUL idea for those who have no real place to grow gardens!

Our Lord is not a Novice

"Our Lord is not a novice.  He is not an amateur.  He has been over this course time and time and time again.  And if you think of this galaxy of ours having within it from the beginning, perhaps until now, one million worlds, and multiplying that by the number of millions of galaxies, one hundred million galaxies, that surround us, then you'll get some view of who this man we worship is."  J. Reuben Clark Jr.  Behold the Lamb of God, pg. 16

Sunday, April 24, 2011

NEW Church SERVICE website "Helping in the Vineyard" (Beta Version)

Please check out the new church website "Helping in the Vineyard".  Our whole lives are to be dedicated to doing the will and work of the Lord.  If you have desires to serve God - and have a few extra minutes during the week - here are some possibilities that you might not have known about. http://vineyard.lds.org/
REALLY - they can take only a few minutes per day.  We're being asked to help if we can!

Leave any comments below!  We'd LOVE to know if anyone besides Debbie reads this blog.  We LOVE you, Debbie!  :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

How to Hard Boil EGGS


1. Place eggs in a saucepan with enough COLD tap water to cover completely by 1 inch. Bring to a ROLLING boil over HIGH heat. Once the water is brought to a rolling boil, PROMPTLY reduce heat to a lower medium boil and cook an additional 10 minutes for a “hard boiled” egg. For a “soft boiled” egg reduce the time by a few minutes.

Go to the Lord for Help with BALANCE

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, spoke on a number of topics to nearly 10,000 women and priesthood leaders in southeastern Idaho in February 2011. The following is some of what she taught about finding balance.
“The Lord says, ‘Do not spend money for that which is of no worth, nor your labor for that which cannot satisfy’ (2 Nephi 9:51). So much of the time we spend our efforts on are things that are of no worth and cannot satisfy. We neglect the weightier things the Lord has asked us to take care of, and we think that busyness and competition are better than consecration and personal best efforts. …
“When we make covenants, we promise that everything belongs to the Lord—our time, our abilities, everything we have is His. That means we have to go to Him to know how to balance all that.” 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt - Provo City April 23

Easter Egg Hunt
The Provo City Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Pioneer Park, 500 W. Center St. Read more about it here.
http://provo.org/the_center.events.html

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BYU Women's Conference - Apr. 28-29 - "Errand of Angels"

BYU Women's Conference will be held Thurs. April 28-Fri. April 29th.  Since we're SO close in vecinity - we hope that many of you can attend.  It's a wonderful event sponosored, in part, by the Relief Society.  Find more information and sign up here:  http://ce.byu.edu/cw/womensconference/

R.S. Sisters in California

I found this GREAT site from the Sisters in the Merced, Calif. Stake, Mariposa Branch.  How WONDERFUL to know we're amongst others' who are striving to prepare and do all needful things preparatory for the coming of the Lord.  I'm attaching their beautiful message on RS here: 
"... the purpose of Relief Society as established by the Lord is to organize, teach, and inspire His daughters to prepare them for the blessings of eternal life.
To fulfill this purpose of Relief Society, the Lord has commissioned each sister and the organization as a whole to:
  1. Increase in faith and personal righteousness.
  2. Strengthen families and homes.
  3. Provide relief by serving the Lord and His children."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Order Eye Glasses Online - Great and Inexpensive

We've had great success with ordering eye glasses online.  For less than 20.00 you can get nice prescription eye glasses.  You'll need your prescription information in order to do this but it will be much less expensive than ordering from the optician or store.  http://www.zennioptical.com/

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Book of Life

"The Book of Life is the record of the acts of man as such record is written in their own body.  It is the record engraven in the very bones, sinews, and flesh of the mortal body.  That is, every thought, word and deed has an effect on the human body.  All these leae their marks, marks which can be read by Him who is Eternal as easily as the words in a book can be read."  See: Mormon Doctrine "Book of Life"

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Love - The Center of All We Do

"Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk.

When we truly understand what it means to love as Jesus Christ loves us, the confusion clears and our priorities align. Our walk as disciples of Christ becomes more joyful. Our lives take on new meaning. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father becomes more profound. Obedience becomes a joy rather than a burden." - The Love of God, President Uchtdorf, 2009

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Does Anyone Read this Blog?

I don't know if anyone from this ward even reads this blog -- but, I am posting things so as to fulfill my calling from the Lord, warn others, share prophetic statments, info. on classes, and ....do as much as I can to motivate, inspire, instruct and....inform any of you who will read and heed.  :)

Raising Rabbits for Meat

I'm on a homeschool yahoo group list for Utah Valley.  There are some great people doing a lot of things to be self-reliant in all ways.  I'm passing this along for any who might be interested.  Other classes are upcoming as well.
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A gal named Wendie will be doing one part of her raising rabbits for meat class on Wed June 1, 7:00 pm at her home in Cedar Hills. Cost is $5. She will focus mostly on ... raising of clover and alfalfa for rabbits and the other benefits these crops might have for your home and  garden. Email me at yulebean@gmail.com if you'd like to be added to the class list.

Matthew 24

Matthew 24:
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of awars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the aabomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Jud├Ža flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

President Hinckey; on the days in which we live

Earth will be cleansed.  Indescribable distress.  Not alarmist.  "I am optimistic."  We must do the Lord's work.  Tithing = The Lord's law of Finance.  He that is tithed shall not be burned at His coming.  The conflict began with the war in Heaven.  Forces of Evil against Good.  There is life beyond this as surely as there if life here. We must do our duty, whatever that duty might be.  Peace may be denied for a season.  Some of liberties may be curtailed.  We may be inconvenienced.  We may even be called on to suffer in one way or another.  But God our Eternal Father will watch over this nation and all the civilized world who look to Him.  He has declared "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord".  Our safety lies in Repentance.  Our strength comes of obedience to the Commandments of God.  Let us be Prayerful.  Let us Stand Firm against Evil.  Let us Live Worthy of the Blessings of Heaven - reforming our lives where necessary and looking to Him; the Father of us all.  He has said "Be Still and Know that I am God".  These are perilous times. We can have peace in our hearts and homes.  May we look to Him with unfailing faith.  May we worthily place our reliance on His beloved Son, who is our Great Redeemer - whether it be in life or in death.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Classes this week at Parley's Hardware in Orem

Parley's Hardware
Tuesday, April 12
How to Make Laundry Soap
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Parley Hellewell
Admission: Free

Wednesday, April 14
Emergency/backpacking alcohol stoves
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adam Barley
Admission: Free

Saturday, April 16
Shelf Reliance Food Storage
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michaela Boothe
Admission: Free
Save on laundry soap ingredients! Come on Tuesday to learn how to make soap with Borax, Fels Naptha, and Washing Soda.  Borax $4.99 Fels Naptha $1.15 Washing Soda $3.29
Sale prices good through April 16th, 2011.

Nutrition and Diet

http://providentliving.org/content/list/0,11664,9073-1,00.html

A Conversation with Gaurth Hansen on Nutrition, Foods and Diet
The Do's in the Word of Wisdom
Nutrition and The Word of Wisdom

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fly from Provo Airport, Spring Clean-Up

Save Money, Fly From Provo
Frontier Airlines is offering some great deals on flights between Provo and several other cities around the country. Fly to Denver for $69, Phoenix for $99, and New York for $114 (each way). Flights start June 20. Read more about the intro rates here. http://www.frontierairlines.com/frontier/specials/online-deals-details.do?name=DENPVU

Spring Cleanup
Between now and April 30, use the free dumpsters at North Park, 430 W. 500 North, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Read more about it here. http://provo.org/pubworks.spring_cleanup.html

Harardouse Waste, Simply Mac E-waste, Prescription Drug take back,

The Provo Tabernacle Fire REPORT - Other City Information

Provo City news, meetings, and events: City Newsletter http://provo.org/userfiles/downloads/mayorcurtis/april_2011.pdf

Watch the April episode of City Beat: Your Inside Look at Provo City here.
http://provout.swagit.com/play/04062011-172/0/

Tabernacle Fire Report
The investigation of the tabernacle fire is complete. Read the full report here and an executive summary here.
http://provo.org/img/File/tabernacle_final_report.pdf
http://provo.org/img/File/Tabernacle_Executive_Summary1.1.pdf

Friday, April 8, 2011

72 hr. Kit

Here are some ideas for an emergency kit.  Use your own judgment as to your particular needs. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' way; just personalized preparedness for your individual circumstances.  Here are some suggestions:

Food and Water 
(A three day supply of food and water, per person, when no refrigeration or cooking is available).  Water (1 Gallon Per Person), Food ideas such as: Protein/Granola Bars, Trail Mix/Dried Fruit, Crackers/Cereals, Canned Tuna, Beans, Turkey, Beef, Vienna Sausages, etc.  Canned Juice, Candy/Gum. 

Bedding and Clothing
Change of Clothing, Undergarments, Jacket, Rain Poncho, Blankets, Cloth Sheet, Plastic Sheet

Car Emergency Kit

Prepare an Emergency Kit for your Car.  It could include items such as:
bottled water, first-aid kit/medical book, flares, fire extinguisher, blanket or sleeping bag, sealable plastic bags, flashlight with spare batteries and bulb, essential medication, pliers and screwdriver, piece of rubberhose to be used for siphoning, package of tissues, moist towelettes, local maps, extra clothes, sturdy shoes

Thursday, April 7, 2011

25 Ways to Waste your Money

Another good article of financial counsel and savvy! 
http://www.kiplinger.com/tools/slideshows/slideshow_pop.html?nm=25-ways-to-waste-money

Thanks to those of you who have sent articles in!  They benefit us all and contribute to 'community'.

Excellent Information on Preparedness

These are excellent articles filled with information on how to prepare and...why! 
Thanks, Kendall for the links!
http://lds.org/ensign/1990/12/preparing-for-emergencies?lang=eng
http://lds.org/liahona/2003/04/letter-from-the-first-presidency?lang=eng

Food Shortages

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
If you are wanting to add any Freeze Dried Foods to your basement pantry for emergencies then you will find the following article of interest.

Apr 5 Freeze Dried Food Distributor: Six Month Wait Time Amid Extreme Shortages Author: Mac Slavo- April 5th, 2011 ----  If there was ever a sentiment indicator for economic uncertainty and fear, this would be it. As of April 2011, major distributors of freeze dried food, namely the Mountain House brand, are indicating that shoppers  should expect delays of  nearly six months on any orders placed today:

Humanitarian Kits

Things to consider for humanitarian purposes as well as preparedness for self and family.
http://www.providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,4598-1-3263-1,00.html

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sleep and Rest

http://providentliving.org/content/list/0,11664,8942-1,00.html

REST

Rest Unto Your Souls

A Day of Rest

Sleep

RS Fitness Tonight

Part of Prepedness is Physical.  So, we encourage all to participate in RS Fitness Tonight!
Choose to participate in one of three groups: walking, yoga, or zumba.  Meet in the Primary room at the Stake Center at 7pm.  Wear comfortable/active gear that is appropriate for your level of involvement.  See you there!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Learning from Conference

Do you want to make the messages and spirit of general conference a regular part of your life? Read how these members are doing it. --  In his closing remarks at the 177th Annual General Conference in April 2007, President Gordon B. Hinckley told members of the Church: “We hope that you will use the May edition of the Church magazines as a text for your family home evenings, to review that which has been spoken in this conference. What has been said by each of the speakers represents his or her prayerful attempt to impart knowledge that will inspire and cause all who have heard it to stand a little taller and be a little better”.  Here, members share how they have implemented that counsel and found additional ways to learn from general conferenceRead more HERE:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

God Reveals Truth to His Prophets and to Us

"God Reveals Truth to His Prophets and to Us", Ensign, March 2011

A prophet is a special witness for Jesus Christ and testifies of His divinity. God calls a prophet to be His representative on earth. A prophet teaches truth, interprets the word of God, and otherwise follows God’s directions in blessing our lives. When a prophet speaks for God, it is as if God is speaking (see D&C 1:38). Prophets are on the earth today just as they were anciently.

Revelation for the whole Church comes through the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson. He is a prophet of God. When members of the Church speak of “the prophet,” they are referring to the President of the Church. However, there are other prophets on the earth today. President Monson’s two counselors, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, are also prophets. Twelve other men—the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—are also called as prophets.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice

Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice - Virginia U. Jensen

"If we listen to the voice of the Lord through His living prophet and follow his counsel, we will never go astray." 
"Do we fully appreciate what a wondrous blessing it is to each one of us that we have found our prophet? The ways in which our lives have been enriched by listening to our prophet’s voice are numerous. We have a clearer picture of who we are and what we mean to our Father in Heaven. We have received commandments and counsel to guide us, reminders to keep us on the straight and narrow, and encouraging words to spur us on when we become disheartened or discouraged. If we listen to the voices of the world, we will be misled. But if we listen to the voice of the Lord through His living prophet and follow his counsel, we will never go astray." 

 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cannery Prices Going Up

Cannery Prices going up on Monday, April 4th.
Springville Cannery:  1672 W 700 S Springville, UT 84663 (just East of Walmart)  Ph. 801-491-7359

New Price List:
http://providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/123091_BSS_HCS_OrderForm_Mar_2011_US_ENG_pdf.pdf

Food Storage Packaging Recommendations:
http://providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,7532-1-4063-1,00.html

Truckload Food Sale - Today and Tomorrow

Orem Bosch Kitchen Center; 176 W. Center, Orem - TRUCKLOAD FOOD SALE Apr. 1-2.  Wheat, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Bouillon, Oil, Honey, Real Salt, Xagave, etc. (some sale prices will still apply until April 16.) 

See: http://www.spoilthecook.com/  -  FREE Cooking Classes -  They also sell: Grain Mills, buckets, canning suppies, Bosch Mixers, Nutritional Supplements and Oils, Food Dryers etc.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When the Prophet Speaks - the debate is over

Recently, at the Churchwide fireside meeting held for the women of the Church, Young Women President Elaine Cannon made the following statement:

“When the Prophet speaks, … the debate is over” (Ensign, Nov. 1978, p. 108).

I was impressed by that simple statement, which carries such deep spiritual meaning for all of us. Wherever I go, my message to the people is: Follow the prophet. Why else has the Lord placed prophets on the earth throughout the dispensations of time? In his infinite wisdom, and as part of the plan of life and salvation for his children, God has given us the blueprint to follow, the leadership to direct us and keep us on course, and the Church organization to help us lay the foundation and develop the skills, or make the preparation necessary, to lead us back to our eternal home.  Read more HERE:

Children's ACTIVITIES for General Conference

http://lds.org/friend/2011/03/heavenly-father-speaks-to-us-through-his-prophets?lang=eng

http://lds.org/friend/2011/03/picturing-the-prophet?lang=eng

http://lds.org/friend/2011/03?lang=eng

“This is the true Church of Jesus Christ. There is a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. And there are both true servants and angels to help you along the lighted path.” President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Building up of Zion; We are the Favored People to Bring About the Latter-Day Glory

Seek the blessings and safety of Zion. Arise and Shine Forth; that thy light may be a Standard for the Nations. The gathering together upon the Land of Zion and upon her Stakes may be for a Defense and for a Refuge from the Storm - and from Wrath when it shall be Poured out without Mixture upon the Whole Earth.  Read more HERE:

Worldly Fashions -- Modesty

Let Him Do It with Simplicity  - Elder L. Tom Perry
"...requires the wearing of simple and modest clothing. Our dress and grooming send a message to others about who we are, and they also affect the way we act around others. When we are modestly dressed, we also invite the Spirit of the Lord to be a shield and a protection to us.

"Worldly trends in women’s fashion are always inviting extremes. With their latest styles many fashion designers appear to be trying to make two or three dresses out of the amount of fabric necessary for one. Mostly, they are taking too much off the top and too much off the bottom of women’s clothing, and occasionally they scrimp in the middle too. Men’s fashions are also adopting extreme styles. In my day they would be called sloppy and inappropriate. I believe very casual dress is almost always followed by very casual manners.

"Many of you are trying too hard to be unique in your dress and grooming to attract what the Lord would consider the wrong kind of attention. In the Book of Mormon story of the tree of life, it was the people whose “manner of dress was exceedingly fine” who mocked those who partook of the fruit of the tree. It is sobering to realize that the fashion-conscious mockers in the great and spacious building were responsible for embarrassing many, and those who were ashamed “fell away into forbidden paths and were lost” (1 Nephi 8:27–28)."

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Doesn't the Church have enough for all it's members?

Why do we need a year’s supply? Doesn’t the Church have production projects to take care of its members?

The primary purpose of Church production projects is to provide food and nonfood commodities for the bishops’ storehouses, so that when there is a need a bishop or a branch president can draw upon these commodities for the care of the poor and needy and distressed.

The production projects also provide work opportunities where parents can work side by side with their children and with other members of the Church from all walks of life. These are great opportunities for consecrating time and talents, for sharing, and for the growth of brotherhood and sisterhood. Among other things, these projects also serve as usable, working land reserves and help members learn and retain the skills necessary to maintain their independence and self-sufficiency in time of need.  Read more HERE:

VOTE: New Church Videos

Church video contest to select favorite videos (to be selected and shown across world.)
Pick your favorite of the finalists here:  http://lds.org/visitorschoice

Friday, March 25, 2011

Priesthood and Relief Society Responsibilities - Preparedness

"The Melchizedek Priesthood quorum leader can help the head of the household by teaching the principles of welfare—how to love, to give service, to recognize what his stewardship is, to work honestly and diligently for his family and for others, and to consecrate his time and talents to the building up of the kingdom of God. He can train the home teachers on how they can get to know the families and be sensitive to their needs. When a member has special needs, the president can work with the bishop and other quorum members to see that those needs are met in a confidential and loving manner.

"The quorum meeting begins to fill its purpose when it meets the needs of the members. It is there they can be taught how to develop the skills in all areas of personal and family preparedness.

"The Relief Society president gives the same kind of strength and support to the women of the ward as she trains the visiting teachers in the skills of compassionate service, as visits are made to the sisters and their needs are met confidentially with love and sensitivity.

"The sisters are usually more effective in teaching gospel principles. They teach and practice skills of sewing, canning, drying, and other food storage methods. They teach nutrition and physical fitness. They emphasize reading and cultural arts skills. Overall there is a permeating spirit of love and giving, of industry, and serious attention to the skills of homemaking and gospel living.

"So, priesthood and Relief Society, working together, bring the family to a realization that personal and family preparedness is living the gospel."  Elder L. Tom Perry,  The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness, 1981

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Class - tonight - Safe Harbor Alliance - 6:00 p.m.

Class at Cabela's tonight 6:00 - or watch online.  Excellent information from survival and preparedness expert - Jim Phillips.
"We're in This Together - Survival is About Outreach, Cooperation, and Community!"    
Becoming prepared is much more than just providing for our own-it's all about building community and getting prepared together. - The webcast is broadcast from the conference center (adjacent to the upstairs restaurant) at the Lehi, Utah Cabelas Store.  Click HERE for more information.

Food Deals - Sales

Great prices on food and food sales.  They comparison shop so you don't have to.
See http://www.dealstomeals.com/ for more information and for the lowest prices in town.

Monday, March 21, 2011

CLASS - Tuesday night March 22

Dear neighbor,
This Tuesday, Parley will be teaching a class on "What you don't think about in Emergency Preparedness."
Time: 6:00 p.m.     Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011    Admission: Free
Parley has some great tips on making sure you have extra items on hand that you might not usually consider.
Check out our website for the latest information about our classes.  http://www.parleyshardware.com/classes.html?detailDate=2011-03-22
Parley's Hardware - 260 South 1200 West  - Orem, UT 84058 - 801-822-5200

Utah County Fault Line

Utah County Fault Line:  We're right on it.  http://maps2.utahcountyonline.org/hazards/
Best to do what you can to prepare (both spiritually and temporally) instead of 'hoping' it won't happen here.  Preparedness (obedience) brings peace and comfort and the promise that we will be helped and blessed through tough times.

UVU Community Education Classes

Find UVU Community Education Classes for all ages Here:  http://www.uvu.edu/ce/classes/

Saturday, March 19, 2011

NEW ERA online --- YOUTH

YOUTH:  New Era online --- check it out here ----  http://lds.org/new-era/2011/03?lang=eng

Join New Era Mailing List and .....answer their questions and surveys!!!!

YOUTH:
Amazing New LDS Church Youth Website:  Find it HERE

Join NEW ERA mailing list:  newera@ldschurch.org - they'll send you questions to answer and surveys to take.  They want your opinion about types of things to print in the New Era and which Mormon Ads you like best.  One of the most important assignments they'll have for you is your comment on what impressed you most about General Conference.  They may even pick your comment for the New Era.

Youth: Need Some Good MUSIC and VIDEOS???

MUSIC: 
FREE downloads  https://lds.org/youth/music?lang=eng   -  Best of EFY songs, music from seminary videos, and selections from the New Era and other sources.  Keep checking because more music will be available in the future.

VIDEOS:  http://lds.org/pages/mormon-messages-gallery?lang=eng

Friday, March 18, 2011

Learn and Improve - Ideas to ponder and discuss

Some ideas you might seek to learn and improve upon:

Skills: carpentry, cooking, counseling, problem-solving, electrical, financial, first-aid, furnace repair, shutting off gas/water/electrical, music, leadership, camping, comforting children, planning, organizing, plumbing, storytelling-entertaining, knot-tying, HAM-radio operator, gardening, sprouting,

Resources:  food, water, 72-hr. kits, blankets, buckets, clothing, tools, cooking equipment, generators, first-aid supplies, fire-extinguishers, extra food for others', fuel, heavy equipment, ladder, tarps, duct tape, ropes, HAM/short-wave radio, sleeping bags (and extras), tents, trailer, truck, van, matches, portable toilets, water purifier, water pump, wheelbarrow, wagon, chains, educational materials, toys for children, herbs, essential oils, consecrated oil,

Visit our STORE above - for more recommended items!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Yard Waste Collection

Spring Clean-up Dumpsters:   March 21-April 30
North Park 430 W. 500 N.  Mon.-Fri. 8- 6 / Sat. 8-3

Green-Can Yard Waste: 
Turn your yard waste into plant nourishing compost.  Sign up for the green-can yard waste collection by calling 801-852-6714.  Green cans are picked up once a week from March 1 - Dec. 1.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Provo City Mayor's Blog

To connect with and follow Provo Mayor Curtis on his blog click here:  http://provomayor.blogspot.com/

Food Shortage or Food Storage: Which do you Choose?

Food supplies quickly disappear when looming disaster is apparent. People will not only stockpile food, they will hoard it.  From an article in Meridian Magazine today we read the following:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NEW YOUTH Website - Check it out!!!


CHECK THIS OUT:  youth.lds.org has been redesigned to feature a more contemporary design that features fresh content.

Stock Market Drop?

One of the nation’s leading economic analysts, Yale University professor Robert Shiller, believes the Japanese earthquake will spark a huge worldwide stock market drop as early as this week. And it looks like he is dead on as the market correction is already underway Tuesday — the Dow was down more than 250 at the opening bell.  Read the Full Story — Here.

Listen and Follow Explicitly

"As we become more affluent and our bank accounts enlarge, there comes a feeling of security, and we feel sometimes that we do not need the supply that has been suggested by the Brethren. … We must remember that conditions could change and a year’s supply of basic commodities could be very much appreciated by us or others. So we would do well to listen to what we have been told and to follow it explicitly."   - Spencer W. Kimball

Housebill 477

Current debate about Housebill 477 -
"Most notably, it exempts state lawmakers from having to disclose their e-mail correspondence with each other or their staffs and eliminates statutory language that says government records are presumed to be public and that the burden is on the government to show why records should not be released.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Provo Vision - DEADLINE

Hi, just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, Mar. 15th @ 6:00pm is the deadline to submit comments about Provo's "Vision 2030".  2 things: #1 - Attached is the latest visioning document. Please take a moment to review it.

Keep From Starving in Case of Emergency

“The counsel to have a year's supply of basic food, clothing, and commodities was given fifty years ago and has been repeated many times since. Every father and mother are the family's store keepers. They should store whatever their own family would like to have in the case of an emergency...store a year's supply...that might keep us from starving in case of emergency.”   - James E. Faust (General Conference, April 1986)

More Salvation in Wheat


For over 100 years we have been admonished to store up grain.  "Remember the counsel that is given," said Elder Orson Hyde, "...Store up all your grain,' and take care of it!  Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p.17.  And he also said: "There is more salvation and security in wheat, than in all the political schemes of the world....."  JD. vol. 2, p. 207   -  Read more about Elder Orson Hyde

Friday, March 11, 2011

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day; Sat. Apr. 9th 9-3

Household hazardous waste collection day.  Sat. Apr. 9th,  9-3
Orem Public Works facility;  1450 W. 550 N.  Orem

Provo Tabernacle History - April 1

"The History of the Provo Taberncale" 
Friday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. 
Special Collections Classroom
1130 Harold B. Lee Librayr
BYU     See also:  http://www.provotabernacle.org/

Japan Earthquake, Tsunamis - Are We Ready?

Are we ready?   http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/42024122#42024478  - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_earthquake
--  Dave Knecht, Provost South Neighborhood Chair, http://provostsouth.blogspot.com/ - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133411636704115

Voice of WARNING; Prepare for the Troubles and Desolations

“I stand before the Church this day and raise the warning voice. It is a prophetic voice, for I shall say only what the apostles and the prophets have spoken concerning our day. ...It is a voice calling upon the Lord's people to prepare for the troubles and desolations which are about to be poured upon the world without measure. For the moment, we live in a day of peace and prosperity but it shall not ever be thus. Great trials lie ahead. All of the sorrows and perils of the past are but a foretaste of what is yet to be. And we must prepare ourselves temporally and spiritually.”    - Bruce R. McConkie (General Conference April 1979)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Young Women - Personal Progress On-Line

"What we are trying to do is connect these young women with the Spirit, with their parents, their leaders, with priesthood, and with righteous role models and mentors.  Personal Progress connects the young women with the gospel of Jesus Christ and helps them prepare for the temple.

BYU Alumni Ball - Sat. March 26th

Just fyi -- BYU Alumni 'Traditions" Ball, Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Government Tranparency and Accountability; Urgent

Hi,
If you haven't heard of HB 477 that got railroaded through our state legislator in 48 to 72 hours this past  week, please check out this: http://utahspj.com/?p=429  Then watch Sunday's night's KSL piece on it:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=14631478.   

Neighborhood Elections, Airport Flights Provo to Denver, Task Force, Newsletter etc.

Provo City  March 4, 2011
For those interested in Provo City news, meetings, and events:
Provo-Denver Flights at the Airport
For the first time ever, there will be scheduled, commercial service at the Provo Municipal Airport. Frontier Airlines will provide daily flights between Provo and Denver starting in June. Read more about this historic first here.  Read more information about Provo Events Here: 

Famine Could Wipe out Church Members

 "Should the Lord decide at this time to cleanse the Church ... a famine in this land of one year's duration could wipe out a large percentage of sloughful members, including some ward and stake officers. Yet we cannot say we have not been warned.”    - Ezra Taft Benson (General Conference, April 1965)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Preparedness Fair; Payson TODAY

This is an invitation to all interested parties who would like to come to the Emergency Preparedness Expo in Payson  Location:  Payson Civic Center - 439 West Utah Avenue - Banquet Hall / Auditorium
Date:       March 5th   Time:      10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 3, 2011

CERT training drill; Sat. March 5th, volunteers needed

CERT TRAINING DRILL       http://www.provo.org/fire.ppd_certprogram.html
There will be one drill on Saturday March 5th, which makes it easier than doing it on a work day. Volunteer Victims need to be there at 4:30 in the afternoon to participate. 

Provost South Neighborhood

Hi everybody,
If you're looking for a date night activity tomorrow night, Friday, check out the Bowls for Humanity charity dinner at our local Food & Care Coalition -- it's only a few dollars:  

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Self-Reliance- excellent resources

PROVO Resource Center  (click on link for more info.)  Classes are ongoing -- monthly repeats
Self-Employment, Career Options, Professionals, Scholarship Workshop, Youth, Youth Jobs, Small Business, Stake, Ward info. etc. 

Community Service - Help Wanted

Help others' - Educational Tutoring and Teach Classes 
Volunteer in Community (youth service projects available)
Community Service Programs
Help the Elderly
Humanitarian-Local
Mentoring: (math tutor 11 yr. old, blogging, coach, ACT prep., citizenship, cub scout leader, substance abuse, special Ed., Slate Canyon Detention center, etc.)
Help Children
Disabled- (read to blind, elderly, children,  special olympics, homebound, woman needing friend, abused women and children, etc.)
Sports;  community events, special olympics, internships, special events, etc.