"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THIS SITE NO LONGER ACTIVE

This site is no longer active.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:

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