Articles of News/Week of September 11th

By September 14, 2017Articles

Liahona HS celebrates 70th birthday

Liahona High School celebrated its 70th birthday on 7 September with activities that emphasized healthy living.

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Dreaming with DACA – UVU student shares how program helped him

Alan Ledesma of Orem came to America from Mexico when he was 9. He says the hardest part was watching his sister sell all of her Barbies as they didn’t have space in the few suitcases to bring them along.

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Utahn who survived Irma while vacationing on St. Thomas raises money for island’s Mormon church congregation

While vacationing in St. Thomas last week, Utahn Lyle Winterton rode out Hurricane Irma inside a Marriott timeshare and made it back safely to Saratoga Springs several days later.

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Four suspects arrested after vandalizing cougar statue outside BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium

It was a case of getting caught red-handed.

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Northwest Shoshone want American Indian vs. Mormon ‘Sham Battles’ to stop, but Wellsville mayor hopes for ‘compromise’

Representatives of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation hope to end an annual Wellsville tradition in which residents paint themselves red and, whooping and hollering on horseback, pretend to raid white settlers.

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America’s Got Talent Evie Clair on How She Would Use the $1 Million Prize to Try to Save Her Father’s Life

Thirteen-year-old Evie Clair initially auditioned for America’s Got Talent to make her parents proud, especially her father Amos Ablanalp, who is battling stage four colon cancer and was given a 5 percent chance to live.

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Hundreds gather to canonize reworked Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants

An ex-Mormon who was kicked out of the religion several years ago for questioning church teachings is pulling away other Mormons with small in-home fellowship groups that resist the hierarchical elements of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a newspaper reported.

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Call by ‘Diesel Brothers’ to help Harvey victims generates overwhelming response

An automotive shop known for custom modifications of diesel engines is sending truckloads of help to Texas.

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A Brief Introduction To Mormon Urbanism

Joseph Smith’s claim to fame may have been inventing a religion. But he was also an urbanist. In a 2-decade span of growing the Mormon church–which is now the fastest-expanding church in U.S. history—Smith focused on city-building strategies that would help his church survive amid turmoils both natural and man-made. Today his ideas are viewed as some combination of enlightened and antiquated, while continuing to be embraced by the LDS church.

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LDS Church leaders deliver first Book of Mormon in Nepali to Nepal

Church leaders recently surprised the Church’s only branch in Nepal with copies of the first Nepali translation of the Book of Mormon.

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Combative man allegedly carjacks friend on their way to church

Police used a Taser Sunday on a man who allegedly carjacked an acquaintance who was driving him to church.

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 There was LDS leader Dieter F. Uchtdorf at the pulpit, addressing some 800 assembled Mormons and talking about God, faith and love. You know, Sunday fare.

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Mormons are still younger and more conservative than other believers, but they’re having fewer kids and getting less Republican

Mormons remain among the youngest, most fertile and politically conservative of U.S. religious adherents. And, while other faith groups have suffered sharp declines in membership, the LDS percentage of the nation’s population seems to be holding steady.

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Five generations of Arizona family born on September 3rd

“She was born today, which happens to be my birthday, my mom’s birthday, my grandma’s birthday and my great grandpa’s birthday.”

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All LDS missionaries are safe after Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits Mexico

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said all missionaries in the area are safe after a Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Mexico overnight.

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Meet the Mormon who helps the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Browns sharpen their mental edge

Justin Su’a wasn’t expecting to hear from the first-round major league draft pick who had once considered throwing in the towel on baseball.

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Philippines reaches major Mormon milestone: 100 stakes

Five and a half decades after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was legally registered in the Philippines, Elder Neil L. Andersen created the church’s 100th stake in the country on Sunday.

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Identical twins celebrate 99th birthdays, share WWII stories

Ralph and Boyd Henderson didn’t ever want to be remembered as war heroes.

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