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Four Baseball Teams Set ‘Mormon Nights’ This Summer
In what is becoming a summertime tra- Night ticket sales are rebated to the Church
dition, four southern California baseball For ticket information please contact: and have been used to support missionary
teams will be hosting “Mormon Nights” in Mormon Night at Anaheim Angels Mormon Night at LA Dodgers: efforts and other worthwhile projects.”
the next few weeks. Both the Anaheim An- July 30 (Friday) Aug. 5 (Thursday) The Anaheim Angels have also hosted
gels and Los Angeles Dodgers have held Jeff Dunn: email@example.com or LA Public Affairs (800) 533-2444 a Mormon Night for several years. Jeff
successful Mormon Nights for many years (714) 692-8915 Dunn, game coordinator for the Church,
while the San Bernardino 66ers and the Mormon Night at Rancho Cucamonga said, “In 2001 the initial Mormon Night
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes will be hosting Mormon Night at San Bernardino Quakes: sold 2,704 tickets and it has grown each
their events for the 3rd consecutive year. 66ers: July 30 (Friday) Aug. 14 (Saturday) year to where more than double that num-
The concept of Mormon Night at ball Daniel Alvarez (909) 495-7621 Linda Rathfon (909) 481-5000 ext 201 ber of tickets are sold now. All of the 16
games evolved a few decades ago when stakes in Orange County participate, though
LDS fans enjoyed watching several promi- anyone wanting to attend is welcome. This
nent LDS baseball players, including Dale bought tickets and the theme was Pioneer National League West titles as they play year’s game will feature the 2006-7-8- 9
Murphy. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Night. Covered wagons were in the park- their 53rd season in Southern California western division champion Angels vs. the
he played for the Atlanta Braves and was at ing lot with living history actors explaining since moving from Brooklyn after the 1957 Texas Rangers, a team which won 87
the peak of his career, winning five consec- the pioneers’ story. season. Last year, the Dodgers won the games, lost 75 and finished second in the
utive Gold Glove Awards and two consecu- The Dodgers allow a Church member west division of the National League but western division behind the Angels. In
tive MVP awards in 1982 and 1983. Fellow to throw out the first pitch, select someone lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in the Na- 2009 post-season play the Angels lost to the
Saints showing their support for Dale’s suc- to sing the National Anthem and honor spe- tional League playoffs. New York Yankees who ultimately won the
cess initiated Mormon Nights with Atlanta cial achievements by Church members. On Aug. 5 they will play the San Diego World Series.
Braves and the idea quickly caught on. The Dodgers also have a “Kids Take the Padres, a team which finished the season Approximately 4,000 LDS attend the
The L.A. Dodgers have hosted a Mor- Field” program for boys and girls ages 8 with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses, 4th game.
mon Night for many years. Don Hawkins, through 14 and several LDS youth annually out of 5 teams in the National League West “The Angels also allow the Church to
the Church’s representative who oversees participate on this night. Each year about Division. select a bat boy/girl and when the game be-
this event, said that on average about 5,000 57 southern California stakes join in the “The Church is consistently the largest gins the traditional statement, ‘Play Ball’ is
Saints attend the game. The best attendance event, though it is open to everyone. purchaser of group tickets from the Dodgers announced by a Church member,” Brother
was eight years ago when 10,500 Mormons The 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers season for any of their events,” Brother Hawkins Dunn said. “Because of a new policy im-
sees the team defending their back-to-back said. “Each year a portion of the Mormon plemented this year, the National Anthem,
traditional seventh-inning stretch song,
Six Flags to have Mormon Day ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game,’ and
the First Pitch are now determined by
Canoga Park, CA
The Los Angeles Public Affairs In 2000, Alex felt compelled to
In 2009 the Anaheim Mormon Chorale
Council will sponsor a Mormon Fam- move to Utah, to pursue a career in
and the Overtones were able to provide the
ily Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain gospel music. He loves to laugh, and
music. Stakes, wards, or groups interested
on Saturday, Aug. 28, The group ad- says some of the highlights in his life
in purchasing tickets may contact Jeff Dunn
mission price is $22, a significant dis- have been giving a Book of Mormon to
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-692-8915
count off the regular price of $59.99 Prince Charles, recently joining the
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are
and an all-you-can-eat buffet will be Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and marry-
entering their 18th season and are an Ad-
offered for an additional $10. In the ing in the Salt Lake Temple
vanced A team affiliated with the Anaheim
evening a free concert featuring Jeri- For ticket information contact either
Angels. There are two levels above Ad-
cho Road and Alex Boye, will be pro- the stake representative or the Public Af-
vanced A and three levels below. On Mor-
vided at the amphitheater. fairs office in Los Angeles at 800-533-
mon Night, Aug. 14, they will host the
Jericho Road is a Latter-day Saint 2444. The deadline to purchase tickets is
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met at BYU while performing in the Chaffey High School in Ontario, has an- respectful of cast members who choose
group The Young Ambassadors, and de- nounced the pilot stage production of not to perform on Sundays. At the first
veloped close friendships. “Camp Rock: The Musical,” which is cast meeting he reminded the students that
Because they desired to use their scheduled to premiere on Thursday, Aug. 5. it is not acceptable to miss any of the per-
performing talents in a way that would It will also play on Aug. 6, 7 and 8, then formances unless he/she has a religious
be both entertaining and inspiring, they continue the following week on Aug. 12-15. conviction against practicing or perform-
formed a new group, Jericho Road. Tickets at $10 are on sale at Ensign ing on a Sunday.
They have released six albums in their Books in Upland or at the door. The final “I appreciate so much the amazing op-
10 years together and have toured performance will be discounted to $7 per portunities my daughters have had to par-
throughout the United States, the United ticket for Family Home Evening on Mon- ticipate in such a wonderful theater venue,”
Kingdom, Chile and Japan. They fre- day, Aug. 16. Weeknight shows start at 7 said Martha Dobler of the Ontario Stake.
Trumpet is Going Green quently combine concerts with firesides p.m., and Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. She has been a parent of cast members for
In an effort to do its part for ecol- where they share their testimonies. Discounted Family Home Evening per- the past five years.
ogy, the Trumpet is asking subscribers Alex Boye’ was born and reared in formances have become a regular feature of Performers who were cast signed re-
to “go green.” At the present time the London, England. He joined the nationally recognized Chaffey High School leases for photo and video as Disney has re-
paper is both mailed and emailed to Church at age 16 and served an LDS theatrical productions, traditionally hosted quested permission to use the stage version
subscribers. We are asking those who Mission to England Bristol. He sang twice a year. on the Disney Channel to promote the pre-
would find an electronic issue satisfac- regularly on his mission, and with the This will be the first summer produc- miere of Camp Rock 2.
tory to provide us with an email ad- encouragement of his Mission Presi- tion at Chaffey High School, so this will The stage show is a combination of the
dress and your snail mail address. dent, pursued a career in music when provide an additional Family Home original “Camp Rock” and the new sequel,
The electronic version is delivered released. Evening event. “Camp Rock: The Final Jam,” which is
without cost, quicker, and with many In 1996 he became the lead singer On average, the Family Home Evening scheduled to premiere on Sept. 3 on the Dis-
ads and pictures in color. Simply email in the European boy band “Awesome,” performances over the past five years have ney Channel.
LDTrumpet@aol.com requesting the signed a recording contract with Uni- been the most heavily attended, including Chaffey High School will produce
electronic version and that will be initi- versal Records in 1996 and toured in the sell-out production of the world premier the musical in association with Music
ated the following month. 15 countries, selling more than half a of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Fac- Theatre Internatonal and Disney Theatri-
million CDs. tory” in December 2007. cal Productions.
The Latter-day Trumpet Vol. 5, No. 11, December 2007 1
Missionaries Called high school, and more recently for the
Brigham Young Cougars (left wing). His
Announcements UPLAND -- Karly Ann Nelson, daughter Church callings have included Temple
of Craig and Beverly Nelson of the Alta Baptizer, Elders Quorum Secretary, Home
Loma 2nd Ward, has Teacher, and president of his Priest's,
New Branch Presidency accepted a call to serve Teacher's and Deacon's Quorums.
in the Utah Salt Lake
City Temple Square Eagle Scouts
mission. She will enter
the MTC on July 7, ONTARIO -- Eden Mahina, son of BSC
2010. An Exercise Sci- and Lisa Mahina of the Rancho Park Ward,
ence major at BYU, she has earned the rank of
plans to complete her education after her Eagle Scout. A mem-
mission and become a physician's assistant. ber of Troop 348, his
project was to plant
SAN BERNARDINO -- Tom Boyd, son shrubs and flowers in
of Andy and Ellie Boyd of the Lake Arrow- the southern part of On-
head Ward, has been tario. As a recent grad-
called to the Texas uate of Upland High
McAllen Mission School and a member of the Upland High
(Spanish-speaking). A School football team, he led his team in the
2009 graduate of Rim haka, a traditional Maori spirit dance, be-
of the World High fore every football game. His future plans
School, he is currently include playing football at Mt. San Anto-
attending BYU. After nio College and serving a full-time mission
completing his mission, he plans to return for the Church.
Photo courtesy of Daniela Perez
to BYU to continue his education.
YUCAIPA -- Daniel Hull, center, has been called as president of the San Gorgonio Branch of the PALM DESERT -- Aaron Kenneth
Church. He will be assisted by 1st Counselor Gilberto Oliva, left, and 2nd Counselor Michael K. LA VERNE -- Lance Joseph Cacia, son Jackson, son of Gregory and Michelle
Glauser. President Hull is a Senior Vice President and project manager at Sares Regis Group. He of David and Janine Jones of the Claremont Jackson of the Park
and his wife, Gabriela, have five children.
1st Ward, has accepted View Ward, has ad-
a call to the Utah St. vanced to the rank of
George Mission. A Eagle Scout. For his
2009 graduate of Clare- Eagle project he com-
mont High School, he pleted 27 double-sided
was a starting lineman fleece blankets and de-
on the football team and livered them to the
second team all league. "Shelter from the Storm." A member of
At Church he served in class presidencies, Troop 268, he is a graduate of Horizon
was a ward missionary and a Gospel Es- High School where he played on the JV
sentials teacher. baseball team and participated in JV
wrestling. In Church he was president of
SAN BERNARDINO -- Kellyn his Deacon's quorum and also his Priest's
Humphries, daughter of Kevin and quorum. He is currently attending the Col-
Marlynn Humphries of lege of the Desert. His future plans include
the Lake Arrowhead a full-time mission, marriage in the temple,
Ward, has accepted a completing his education and becoming a
call to serve in the police officer.
West Mission. She is a
2006 graduate of Rim
of the World High
School. An Elementary Education major at
BYU, she plans to return to BYU after her
mission to complete requirements for her
CANOGA PARK -- Matthew Landon
Ball, son of Matthew and Tanya Ball of the
West Hills Ward, has
accepted a call to serve See p. 1
in the Mexico Culiacan
Mission. An Eagle
Scout and a graduate of
Calabasas High School,
he has been attending
BYU. He played ice
hockey for Maine Moose Jr. A, right out of
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2 The Latter-day Trumpet Vol. 7, No. 6, July 2010
Victorville Prepares for Disasters with Service Projects
Photos Courtesy of Karen Young
Relief Society members provide needed supplies for local charities and the Humanitarian Services They also sewed fleece blankets and made dresses for little girls. In addition, they completed 29
division of the Church. Above left, they organized a blood drive and, right, assembled hygiene kits. fleece blankets which will be donated to the Ettie Lee Youth and Family Services program.
About 60 members of the Victorville I’d like to help out,” said Janet Worland
Stake Relief Society sewed stacks of fleece of Newberry Springs. “I may not be able
blankets, put together hygiene kits and con- to go to Haiti, but I can come here and
structed dresses for little girls recently. participate, and I know that the Church
“We believe that giving service to oth- will deliver.”
ers uplifts them spiritually and helps them The women assembled 185 hygiene
in their lives, said Trenna Anderson, Stake kits, completed 78 quilts to be donated to
Relief Society president. LDS Charities, made 26 sundresses and 25
There was also a blood drive as part of scarves for Loma Linda University Medical
the service event. Center cancer patients, and knitted 23 baby
The stake boundaries extend from hats. They also completed 29 fleece blan-
Wrightwood to the California border and in- kets for the Ettie Lee Youth and Family
clude the communities of Adelanto, Phelan, Services program with 17 more to be com-
Barstow, Pinon Hills and Fort Irwin. pleted later.
“I came because hearing about all of From the 60 potential donors, there
the disasters in the world made me feel like were 45 pints of blood contributed.
Management Society will Hear
Douglas Higham on July 14
Douglas Higham, a CPA, attorney and his return, he joined Robinson & Robinson,
former Mission President, will be the fea- LLP in an “of counsel” position, where he
tured speaker at the July 14 breakfast meet- continues his practice.
ing of the Rancho Santa Margarita He and his wife, Colleen, have 12 chil-
Management Society. Affiliated with the dren and 26 grandchildren, with four more
BYU Marriott School of Management, the on the way.
society aims to increase moral and ethical
leadership in the business world.
Brother Higham will speak on “Apply-
ing Core Values to Achieve True Success.”
He was a co-founder and on the original
board of directors of the J. Reuben Clark Donates Blankets
Law Society, which has grown to nearly The Relief Society presidency of the
10,000 attorneys throughout the world, as Garden Grove Stake recently presented 130
well as a co-founder of its Orange County brightly colored lap blankets to Donata Mc-
chapter. Cullough, Clinical Manager of Patient Care
For more information about fees and Services at Los Alamitos Medical Center.
location of the breakfast meeting, call The blankets were made by members of the
949-265-5703 or email kgibson@ Church at a Day of Service project held ear-
vladvisors.com lier this year.
Brother Higham started his law career McCullough and her staff will give the
at Rutan & Tucker, at the time the largest blankets to patients at the Cancer Infusion
Orange County-based law firm. In 2005 he Center when they arrive for treatment. The
took a leave of absence from the law to pre- blankets will be used to provide comfort,
side over the Arizona Tucson Mission. On warmth and privacy to patients.
The Latter-day Trumpet Vol. 7, No. 6, July 2010 3
And Then There Were 11
The southern California retail land- Ensign Books, said that 23 years ago
scape was dotted with 23 LDS bookstores when he opened his original store, in-
five years ago. Today the economic down- ventory was 75 per cent books. Today,
turn has caused more than half of them to approximately 30 per cent of inventory
close their businesses and only 11 such is in books and the balance is pictures,
stores exist to service the needs of the music and gifts.
Saints. “We have become an LDS lifestyle
Almost four decades ago Deseret Book store as opposed to a bookstore, catering to
opened a store in Santa Ana and later as many aspects of LDS culture as possi-
opened another location in the Northridge ble,” he explained.
Mall. One prerequisite to leasing mall A generation ago every stake’s Sev-
space was their insistence on closing on enty’s Quorum not only engaged in mis-
Sunday, and they became the only business sionary work but also frequently operated
with such an agreement. Deseret Book a mini-bookstore. In the Inland Empire
moved out of the mall and across the street area, Ruth Lambert’s husband served as a
only to have their store devastated by the Seventy and, with his wife, oversaw the
1994 Northridge earthquake and ultimately Seventy’s bookstore, originally offering
closed its doors. their home, then their garage as the loca-
In Santa Ana when Deseret Book’s tion.
landlord intended to level the existing shop- As the business grew, Ruth made
ping center and then develop a new struc- arrangements to own the Seventy’s book-
ture, the store was forced to relocate. For store and then expanded to San Bernardino
almost another decade the City of Orange in a shopping center which also leased to
was its home. However, it permanently the mission office. After the California San
closed its doors in November 2009 when Bernardino Mission relocated to Rancho
Deseret Book’s lease expired and the land- Cucamonga, and the Highland and San
lord selected a different tenant. Though the Bernardino stakes were consolidated,
company vowed to return to southern Cali- Lambert Books experienced declining
fornia, the economic climate is not encour- sales.
aging Deseret Book to do so presently. The Lamberts opened two additional
Across the street from the Los Angeles stores, first in Hemet and then Temecula.
Temple on Santa Monica Boulevard was The Hemet location was short-lived but
the Pavilion Bookstore, which then became the Temecula store soon became success-
Moon’s Bookstore and ultimately Seagull ful. Unfortunately, a sudden stroke left
Book and Tape. However, after temples in Ruth Lambert paralyzed and unable to
Redlands and Newport Beach were dedi- speak, and without her direction and man-
cated, many patrons from the Inland Em- agement, her store’s future was dubious.
pire and Orange County enjoyed the The San Bernardino store was sold and
convenience of these newer temples as op- then sold again, and ultimately closed due
posed to a longer drive into Los Angeles. to declining sales. The Temecula store
This negatively impacted sales at Seagull closed due to increased competition.
Book and Tape. With declining sales, cou- In Thousand Oaks the Book Brigade
pled with the landlord wanting to develop existed successfully for many years until
that property to a higher use, when Seag- the multiple owners began going their sep-
ull’s lease expired, this location was closed arate ways. The store was sold and after a
and their southern California presence was few years of declining sales, the new
permanently terminated. owner relocated to Moorpark. That store
Entrepreneurs dominate the remaining was sold and ultimately the new owner
stores in southern California. The greatest closed its doors.
challenge to any small business is capital- Ensign Books, the largest local chain
ization, and when economic downturns of LDS bookstores, had seven stores at its
occur survival becomes questionable. Un- peak but due to declining sales was forced
like larger and more established corpora- to close its San Diego, Arcadia and River-
tions, such independent stores lack deep side stores. It began operation in 1988
pockets to weather hard times. next to a recently relocated Beehive Cloth-
Technology is also contributing to the ing store. The initial success motivated the
challenges in today’s retail market. Shop- owners, Craig and Bev Nelson, to expand
ping online presents a new, convenient ac- and when stores in Riverside, Bellflower
cess to products. Most southern California and Hesperia faltered, Ensign Books
LDS bookstores today have a web presence opened in those locations. Today, Ensign
and can fulfill orders from online sales. Books operates four stores in Temecula,
Further, the book industry itself is being Upland, Cerritos and Hesperia.
challenged byinnovations such as e-books Additional LDS bookstores can be
and iPads. This technological wave of the found in Yucaipa, The CTR Bookstore;
future presents a whole new dimension to Book Castle in Santa Clarita; Bookport in
retailing. Fountain Valley; Beehive Books with two
The emphasis of bookstores has stores, one in Bakersfield and one in Lan-
also shifted. Craig Nelson, owner of caster; and Be Ready in Oceanside.
4 The Latter-day Trumpet Vol. 7, No. 6, July 2010
Mom’s Corner Open House, Dedication Dates
Announced for Hawaii Temple
The Spacious Building The First Presidency has announced extensive remodeling and refurbishing,
open house and dedication dates for the including structural upgrades and me-
We attended the wedding of our homes safe from those worldly attitudes that recently renovated Laie Hawaii Temple. chanical upgrades to strengthen the
nephew in the temple this past week. As we say it’s ok to be like the world and to be The public will be invited to visit temple and bring it up to code for dis-
were in the dressing room the temple what you want to be? I don’t have to lec- the temple during an open house that abled patrons.
worker in charge of the brides asked us if ture about the influence of the television, In- The temple is situated on land adja-
will run from Friday, Oct. 22, 2010,
we would like to see the bride’s dressing ternet, music and printed media. We all cent to BYU-Hawaii on the northeast
until Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, exclud-
room. We, of course, said yes, and off we know the bad and the good they have to shore of Oahu.
ing Sundays. The temple will be for-
went. It was beautiful and I could not think offer us.
mally dedicated on Sunday, Nov. 21,
of a more fitting room in which to get I can’t help but think of the vision of
dressed for a wedding. She also showed us the iron rod and the great and spacious
2010. A total of three dedicatory ses-
sions will be held.
Banning Says Thanks
all the clothing they had available if the building, and the river flowing beside it as
In conjunction with the rededica- Bob Botts, mayor of the City of Ban-
bride’s dress was not temple-appropriate. we try to avoid the pitfalls of the world.
tion of the temple, there will also be a ning, has announced the presentation of a
I thought back to my own daughter who Everything is so separate in the dream. The
cultural celebration featuring music and Recognition award to the Yucaipa Stake for
had a cap sleeve on her wedding dress and building has its place; the river has its place;
dance on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. For- service given by Mormon Helping Hands.
who was agreeable to wearing a longer tee the iron rod is there in the middle and if we
mal temple work will commence at the “The City of Banning is once again
under her dress. I asked the temple matron hold tight to it our journey leads to the tree
temple on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. grateful for all the good work and service
if this was done often and she said that it of life.
The Laie Hawaii Temple was origi- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
was just because today’s style was with cap Somehow that picture is a little differ-
nally dedicated by President Heber J. Saints has given through their volunteer ef-
sleeves. Her next comment surprised me. ent today. We live in times when the iron
Grant on Nov. 27, 1919. It was the fifth forts,” he said. “We are proud to have such
She said it was the mother of the bride, rod may be in the same place but the filthy
operating temple in the world and the civic-minded people in our community.
rather than the bride, who usually got upset river has waves that are rolling over the trail
when they were told that the daughter as we hang on to the iron rod for dear life.
first completed outside the state of This seems to have become an annual tra-
needed to wear the tee under the dress. The large and spacious building has now Utah. The temple serves Church mem- ditional event. We can always use your
The influence of the mother is so valu- surrounded to the iron rod. It is no longer bers living in Hawaii and the Marshall service.”
able to set a tone of spirituality and obedi- separate, but we are holding to the rod as it Islands. The award was presented by Julie
ence. I wonder at this valuable crossroad in travels through that great and spacious It has been closed for renovations Goodson of the Western Riverside Council
these young brides’ lives what attitudes they building. The worldly things are surround- on two occasions. This latest closure, of Government and accepted by Bishop
have learned and will remember as they pass ing us on every side. In our day we don’t which began on Dec. 29, 2008 was for Ron Johnson of the Banning Ward.
down to their daughters this same example? have to go into the great and spacious build-
Our daughter and her four young chil- ing; the building has come into our homes New FHA Reverse Mortgage allows for $0 monthly fee and and the bank is TEMPORARILY paying all Up Front
dren have been visiting us for a couple of via television, computers and media. You Mortgage Insurance Premium, up to 12,000! Call today before these changes are no longer available.
weeks. I watch her as she mothers her chil- don’t go to it any more…. It has come to
dren. It is deja vu as I hear her talk to her you.
children while I listen from the other room. The line, “live in the world but not be
She has the same tone of voice that I do and of the world,” takes on real meaning. We
while she is talking and disciplining her must guard our homes! As the spacious
children, I can hear myself reincarnated and building is swarming all around us, the iron
remember my days when my children were rod must be gripped tightly with both hands.
young. Let our names be known and written in his-
We live in this world today that has so tory for the good we have done and the
many conflicting influences telling us how righteous influence we have been able to
we should be. What can we do to keep our achieve.
The Latter-day Trumpet Vol. 7, No. 6, July 2010 5
President Monson Speaks at
Weber State Commencement
President Thomas S. Monson ad- thought to encourage graduates as they step
dressed graduates and their friends and fam- away from the Ogden campus and into the
ilies in a morning commencement on the world.
campus of Weber State University. President Monson said personal atti-
Inside the Dee Events Center, President tude, belief in one’s ability and the courage
Monson shared with 2,314 graduates what to face challenges are the ABCs of an abun-
he called their mandate to make this world dant life.
better. “You gain strength, courage and confi-
“Graduation is not the conclusion of an dence by every experience in which you
achievement but simply the ending of one stop to look fear in the face,” he said, quot-
chapter and the beginning of another chap- ing Eleanor Roosevelt. “The danger lies in
ter,” he said. refusing to face the fear.”
From Vince Lombardi to Carl Sand- President Monson has served as
burg to Ralph Waldo Emerson, President the 16th president of the Church since
Monson drew from a reservoir of diverse February 2008.
Southland Saints Will Attend
Baseball’s ‘Mormon Nights’
From p.1 Angeles Dodgers. Mormon Night on July
30 features hot dogs and quesadillas for 50
Stockton Ports. This night also includes a cents. The stadium seats 5,000 with grass
fireworks show after the game and is An- seating that can accommodate several thou-
gels Appreciation Night with a player jer- sand more fans in comfort. The 66er’s op-
sey auction benefiting Steven’s Hope for ponent will be the Rancho Cucamonga
The stadium seats 6,600 and at present, In years past the attendance has
800 tickets representing 12 per cent of ca- been approximately 300 but this year
pacity, have been reserved for Mormon several additional stakes have agreed to
Night. participate. President Poulsen, presi-
“The two previous Mormon Nights dent of the San Bernardino Stake, has
were very well attended,” said Craig Nel- always been enthusiastic about the idea
son, multi-stake Director of Public Affairs. of a Mormon Night.
“The first year our attendance was almost “They have been so helpful to us and
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TOP 5 Yucaipa Has Patriotic Event BOOK
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the Declaration of Independence was held trauma of childhood mistakes. Josephine
DVDs on Sunday, June 27, by the Yucaipa Stake. R. Bay tells a tale of how one little girl
1) The Testaments: Of One Fold and It was open to members, friends and chil- deals with her bad hair day and examines
One Shepherd dren ages eight and older. the many ways to remedy the situation:
2) The Eternal Christ After the presentation of the Colors wash and style it again, pull it back or
3) Legacy by Troop 17’s Color Guard, the Pledge of wear a hat.
4) Forever Strong Allegiance and an opening prayer, Stake Becky has had enough of her long
5) Family Night with John Bytheway President Kevin Miskin spoke on the im- bangs. She can’t see anything and nothing
BOOKS, NON FICTION portance of patriotism and honoring the seems to keep her unruly hair out of her
1) The Remarkable Soul of a Woman, Founding Fathers who preserved our free- face. She decides to take matters into her
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3) No Apology, The Case for American Patrick Henry (Homer Spears) were ror and screams over what she has done to
Greatness, Romney guests of honor. She told how she was her hair.
4) Women of the Book of Mormon, chosen to design and sew the first Ameri- How her parents handle the situation
Insights And Inspirations, Moore can flag representing the 13 colonies. It makes all the difference and they put Becky
5) Missionary Reference Set Betsy Ross (Linda Spears) and Patrick was finished in June 1776 and accepted at ease about returning to school on Mon-
Henry (Homer Spears) were “guests of July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Inde- day morning.
honor” at a Patriotic Fireside presented by pendence was read aloud for the first time Sister Bay lives in the Orangecrest
1) Dickens Inn, Vol. 3, A Loving Heart,
the Yucaipa Stake. and the flag was flown over Independence Ward, Riverside Stake. She is a marriage
Hall, heralding the birth of a new nation. and family therapist and a certified parent-
2) Deadline, Poulson Other important guests were ing instructor.
3) The Keys of the Kingdom, Vol 4, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and
Standing in Holy Places, Daybell George Washington, represented by
4) The Bishop’s Bride, The Honey-
moon’s Over, Watkins
Church members. Primary Honors
Bart Brizzee, 2nd Counselor in the
5) Millennial Glory, Vol. 5: Hanging
By A Thread, Edwards “Prayer becomes more Stake presidency spoke about the hand of
God which was involved in bringing about
MUSIC CDs meaningful as we pray what he called the miracle that was to be- Primary children in the North Hills
come the United States of America. Ward, Fullerton Stake, held a Teacher-
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
for others.” “It is the civic duty of the Latter-day Coach Appreciation event recently.
Saints to teach our children about the They honored teachers from Ladera
2) 100 Years of Celebration Then Sings
My Soul, Jenny Oaks Baker Elder David A. Bednar founding of the country and the principles Palma and Sierra Vista Elementary Schools,
Ensign, November 2008 of the Constitution,” he said. La Habra Little League baseball coaches, a
3) Hymns, Words and Music
At the conclusion of the program, piano teacher and Cub Scout leaders. They
4) Grateful Praise, Eclipse
those in attendance sang the National also said a special thank-you to Jean Hale of
5) Then Sings My Soul,
Anthem and the Color Guard retired Brea who has taught the Sunbeam class
Mormon Tabernacle Choir since 1973.
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Carol Turley Honored at Her Retirement Kelly Rogers Named
Hamilton’s student population was in seri- tive of the “Fame School” of the west.
As a Woman Who
Created music magnet
for High School
Sister Turley began to work with the
Born in Las Vegas toward the end of
World War II, Sister Turley was reared in
Makes a Difference
Los Angeles Unified School District in an southern California and educated in Lyn- Kelly Rogers of the Acacia Park
Carol Turley of the Westwood 2nd attempt to remedy the situation, knowing wood schools and Bellflower High School. Ward, Fullerton Stake, has been hon-
Ward, has retired from Hamilton High that it would take passion, energy and com- She attended Cerritos Junior College and ored by State Senator Lou Correa and
School’s Academy of Music after 30 years mitment. BYU before choosing a career in real estate the United Mexican-American Veter-
of service. She was honored by nearly 200 The first order of business was for stu- and becoming a mother. ans Association with their 2010
friends and colleagues with a dinner at the dents to return to Hamilton. To accomplish “Women Making a Difference”
Los Angeles Stake Center. Her husband, this, the District compelled students to re- award.
Brent, and their six adult children also paid turn or to attend private schools. The event was held at the Rancho
tribute to Sister Turley’s accomplishments. The result was the creation of a music Santiago Community College District
With the graduation in 1983 of her eld- magnet on Hamilton’s campus with School headquarters and was organized in
est son from middle school, she attended an Board approval. The Hamilton Academy celebration of Women’s History
orientation meeting for parents at Hamilton. of Music has drawn gifted students from all
She looked around and then asked, “Where Month.
over the district, some with bus rides of 1-
The award was given to 101
See p. 1
are my neighbors?” 1/2 hours each way.
She learned that local families tended women who make a significant im-
The Academy’s annual GALA, begin-
to send their children to private schools or to pact in the community in central Or-
ning that first academic year of 1987-88,
public schools out of the district, and that showcased performing arts students reflec-
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DE VERA RELIGIONE
by Mark Paredes
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gettable spiritual experiences involving and religious cooperations are some of the
mosques. While taking a ferry up the religion’s tenets, and it’s wonderful to see
Bosphorus strait, I disembarked at a quaint them put into practice there.
little fishing village. The call to prayer im- One of the most meaningful invitations
mediately rang out, and all of the fish and I have received was to tour a Druze Tem-
vegetable vendors immediately closed their ple in Israel, where people prayed and med-
stands and headed for the tiny mosque a itated constantly. While the statues of
few blocks away. animal figures in Hindu temples can be dis-
Seeing that I was a foreigner who was tracting at first, it is helpful to think of the
a head taller than the rest of the men, the ancient nature of the religious practices that
imam gestured for me to stand in front. I incorporate them.
was familiar with the Muslim prayer ritual, According to the First Presidency,
and as I prostrated myself with these hum- “God has given and will give to all peoples
ble men, I felt a deep sense of peace and sufficient knowledge to help them on their
love for God. way to eternal salvation.” Spiritual curios-
That feeling was renewed the follow- ity is a great blessing, one we should ac-
ing day when the sonorous call to prayer re- tively seek as we strive to teach and learn
verberated off several mosques in Istanbul, from others who cross our paths.
causing me to head towards the beautiful As far as spiritual experiences go, there
Blue Mosque with other worshipers from is no substitute for the constant compan-
many countries. There was a great deal of ionship of the Holy Ghost and the Church’s
enthusiasm in the crowd as we removed our authority to bless lives with the priesthood.
shoes, sat on the carpet, and followed the It is quite a privilege to witness the giving
prayer leader in worship. I appreciate the of blessings where one senses that the
Muslim practice of physical submission be- priesthood holder pronouncing the blessing
fore God while praying, and try to incorpo- is very much in tune with the Spirit. That,
rate it into my personal prayers wherever it seems to me, is what true spirituality is
possible. all about. When we are doing what God
The first time I entered a synagogue as wants us to do, He blesses us by letting us
a teenager I felt at home, like I belonged know this.
there. Today the most spiritual practice in In the LDS Church, these choice ex-
Judaism for me is the weekly blessing of periences can be constant rather than spo-
children by their parents (usually fathers) radic, and we can use our priesthood
at the sabbath table. Parents call their chil- authority to bless everyone in the world.
dren to them, lay their hands on their heads, An example is temples. The Spirit in tem-
and pronounce upon them the blessings of ples is so powerful that the Lord has pro-
Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs before vided universal access to it via the prayer
kissing them. roll, which allows people of all faiths to
If I am ever fortunate enough to be- call upon the healing power of heaven. In
come a father, I plan to join hundreds of this way they can supplement the spiritu-
thousands of Jewish households worldwide ality of their own traditions with ours.
in invoking God’s blessings on my children God loves all of His children, and it is re-
every week. markable how He has chosen to provide
Unfortunately, I have never had a spir- for their spiritual needs as the work of His
itual experience involving another Chris- kingdom rolls forth.
The Baseball Box Prophecy Author/actor Bruce Newbold has
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A Chosen Boy. A Magical Box. in the U. S. and in
A Timeless Prophecy. England. In 1997
Newbold authored In
Our Father’s Footsteps,
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magically and mysteriously links a boy, a time-traveler, televised, fourteen-part documentary,
and an old hag to their ancient past. Legacy West—a production Newbold
wrote and hosted. Published in January of
2010, and already in its second edition,
An exciting, enchanting new fantasy for the whole family! The Baseball Box Prophecy is Newbold’s
first work in fiction and fantasy.
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