If any sister has something they would like me to add to the blog, PLEASE email Jesse at billjesse17@gmail.com or send me a text until a permanent blogger has been decided.

Really this blog is only as good as the information I have to add to it. Sometimes I miss some of the announcments and need you to help me out if I don't remember to add them.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Party

Come enjoy a "Mary" inspired night at Victor 3rd Ward's Relief Society Christmas Dinner.
Thursday- December 10th at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served.
We will have the pleasure of hearing from "Sounds of Sundays" Glenn Rawson
Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cooking Group Reminder...

Just a reminder for anyone interested in attending.
The Cooking Group is meeting
Thursday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Susan Marcum is doing a demonstration.
All are invited to attend! Hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I hope to be better at updating this blog on a regular basis, but I need your help. If there is anything that you would like me to add to this blog PLEASE contact me at parkfamily@live.com. I don't make it every week to church because of this or that, and sometime when I am there I don't catch all of the announcements, so I am asking for your help. If you have an announcement or anything that you feel would be beneficial for our sisters to be updated on PLEASE email me or call me with the information so I can add it.

Announcements from the Sacrament Program October 11, 2009 (just in case you weren't able to attend church today).

-The Primary Program is next Sunday the 18th of October. There will be a practice on Wednesday the 14th directly after school (around 3:15). Please be there if at all possible.

-CHOIR practice will be held at 5:30 next Sunday

-Youth Baptisms for the Dead-Friday the 23rd of October. Will pick up at school for the 4:30 session.

-Temple Assignment- Tuesday, October 13th: 6pm Initiatory-High Priest, 7pm Sealings-Elders

-EFY-Saturday the 17th: Meet at church at 11:30am. Sunday Dress

Please see additional posts below...


Our Super Saturday is October 24, 2009 from 10am-3pm.
(Thanks for all the hard work the committee has put into it this year. We are very lucky to have them!)
The list has been turned in for the crafts but Amber did say that she is adding an additional small list on Monday (tomorrow). You can contact her if you would like to be added, but she will need payment tomorrow, so you will need to act asap. There will also be a few FREE crafts to make as well as some low cost crafts available to purchase. There will be ideas for emergency preparedness, a cooking demonstration, humanitarian project, and quilt to tie. Even if you don't want to do any of the crafts, come and enjoy the wonderful sisterhood that we have in our ward... and don't forget to come have some yummy lunch at noon!!!

Hope to see you there!

Idaho Falls ID Cannery Schedule for November and December

There is a lot of information so if you have any other questions please contact the cannery directly at 529-2201

A little about the cannery if you are unaware of policies:
-It is Church policy that you work at the cannery for the items you wish to purchase. If you wish to place and order, call: 529-2201. We will start taking names on October 12, 2009 CASE LIMIT IS 6, IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE CASES, BRING MORE PEOPLE!
-All shifts start at 8am and go until finished. Only exceptions are applesauce and frozen berries, which has a different schedule which is noted.
-Checks or Cash (Exact change please)
-Note on all jams, when you call in please indicate if you would like Holiday labels or Removable labels. Holiday Labels are colorful and wrap entirely around the bottle, but stick permanently to the bottle. Removable Labels are smaller and come off with hot water.
-Gift Boxes can also be purchased for $1.00. The box is all white, and hold 4 bottles. Box is strong enough to be mailed.

NOVEMBER 10, 2009 (Tuesday): Only 1 shift today-12noon-4pm: Applesauce (14 1/2 oz cans) $17.52/Case (24 cans/case)

NOVEMBER 16, 2009 (Monday): Tomato Soup (14 1/2 oz cans) $20.40/Case (24 cans/case)

NOVEMBER 17, 2009 (Tuesday): Raspberry Jam (seedless) in cannery smooth pint bottles. $2.24/Pint

NOVEMBER 18, 2009 (Wednesday): Strawberry Jam (seedless) in cannery smooth pint bottles. $1.44/pint. ALSO doing Peach Jam (puree) in cannery smooth pint bottles. $1.41/Pint.
NOTE: You will need to indicate if you want Holiday or Removable labels.

NOVEMBER 19, 2009 (Thursday): Blackberry Jam (seedless) in cannery smooth pint bottles. $1.82/pint. ALSO doing Blueberry Jam (whole berries) in cannery smooth pint bottles. $2.41/pint.
NOTE: You will need to indicate if you want Holiday or Removable labels.

NOVEMBER 20, 2009 (Friday): Honey (squeeze bottles 15.5oz) $2.85/each or Honey(1/2 gallon) $12.65/each.

NOVEMBER 30, 2009 (Monday): Salsa in cannery smooth pint bottles $1.17/pint or in cannery smooth quart bottles $2.04/quart.

DECEMBER 1, 2009 (Tuesday): Spaghetti Sauce in cannery smooth pint bottles $1.23/pint or in cannery smooth quart bottles $2.16/quart.

DECEMBER 2, 2009 (Wednesday): Cream of Mushroom Soup (14 1/2oz cans) $22.80/case (24 cans/case).

DECEMBER3, 2009 (Thursday): Pork & Beans (14 1/2oz cans) $18.48/case (24 cans/case)

DECEMBER 4, 2009 (Friday): Potatoes (14 1/2oz cans) $19.68/case (24 cans/case) or Potatoes (27oz cans) $11.88/case (12 cans/case).

DECEMBER 7, 2009 (Monday): Frozen Berries- Blueberries (30# case) $45.00/case. Raspberry Bits and Pieces (20# case) $52.00/case. Raspberry Whole (10# case) $35.00/case. Strawberry Whole (10# case) $15.00/case.
Shift for this day: 8-10am, 10-12noon, 12-2pm

PLEASE NOTE: We are ONLY selling berries in whole cases. We will not be putting them into freezer bags. If you would like to go in with another person, you can purchase a whole case and divide it later.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

June Family Canning Schedule-Idaho Falls, ID

This is a letter received from the Cannery:

Brothers & Sisters:

You will find attached the June Schedule for Family Canning at the Idaho Falls ID Cannery.

I thought I would give you an update as to where we are at in regards to canning any meat products, as most of you are aware we have not done since last year. It has been determined that we will not be able to offer any Family Canning of any Meat Products, which is the Chicken Chucks, Chili, Beef Stew, etc.

There may still be hope. We are looking into the possibility of becoming a USDA Certified Facility. If we are successful in accomplishing this, we would be able to offer these products. Given our present welfare canning schedule, it would probably not happen until towards the end of the year. We will keep you informed as to our progress.

Charlie Olsen

PS: We will only be sending out the Family Canning Schedules via e-mail. If you have friends, family, etc that would like to get on our e-mail list and receive any future notification, please have them e-mail me at: 0lsench@ldschurch.org and request to be put on our e-mail list. Please have them include their name along with their e-mail address.

Here is the June Schedule:

June 2, 2009 (Tuesday): Seedless Raspberry Jam-in cannery Smooth pint bottles. $2.24/Pint

June 3, 2009 (Wednesday): Seedless Strawberry Jam-in cannery Smooth pint bottles $1.44Pint
and Peach Puree Jam-in cannery Smooth pint bottles $1.41/Pint

June 4, 2009 (Thursday):Seedless Blackberry Jam-in cannery Smooth pint bottles $1.82/pint and Whole Berry Blueberry Jam-in cannery Smooth pint bottles $2.41/pint

June 9, 2009 (Tuesday): Tomato Soup (14.5oz cans) $20.40/case (24 cans per case)

June 10, 2009 (Wednesday): Salsa - in cannery Smooth pint bottles $1.17/pint and in cannery Smooth quart bottles $2.16/quart

June 11, 2009 (Thursday): Spaghetti Sauce- In cannery Smooth pint bottles $1.23/pint or in cannery Smooth quart bottles $2.16/quart

June 16, 2009 (Tuesday): Cream of Mushroom Soup (14.5 oz cans) $22.80/case (24 cans per case)

June 17, 2009 (Wednesday): Pork and Beans (14.5 oz cans) $18.48/case (24 cans per case)

June 18, 2009 (Thursday): Honey- in pint bottles it is $3.65 each and in half gallons it is $12.65 each.

June 24, 2009 (Wednesday): Potatoes 14.5 oz cans is $19.68 case (24 cans per case) or 27oz cans is $11.88 case (12 cans per case)

It is Church policy that you work at the cannery for the items you wish to purchase. If you wish to place an order, call: 529-2201. We will start taking names on May 4, 2009. Case Limit per Person is 6, if you would like more cases, bring more people.

All shifts start at 8:00 am and go until finished

Check or Cash (Exact change Please)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Visiting Teaching Message-APRIL

Why Search the Scriptures?

President Howard W. Hunter (1907–95): “I commend to you the revelations of God as the standard by which we must live our lives and by which we must measure every decision and every deed. Accordingly, when you have worries and challenges, face them by turning to the scriptures and the prophets” (“Fear Not, Little Flock,” in 1988–89 Devotional and Fireside Speeches [1989], 112).

President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994): “Success in righteousness, the power to avoid deception and resist temptation, guidance in our daily lives, healing of the soul—these are but a few of the promises the Lord has given to those who will come to His word. … Certain blessings are to be found only in the scriptures, only in coming to the word of the Lord and holding fast to it. …

“… Recommit yourselves to a study of the scriptures. Immerse yourselves in them daily so you will have the power of the Spirit to attend you in your callings. Read them in your families and teach your children to love and treasure them” (“The Power of the Word,” Ensign, May 1986, 82).

President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985): “As you become more and more familiar with the truths of the scriptures, you will be more and more effective in keeping the second great commandment, to love your neighbor as yourself. Become scholars of the scriptures—not to put others down, but to lift them up! After all, who has any greater need to ‘treasure up’ the truths of the gospel (on which they may call in their moments of need) than do women and mothers who do so much nurturing and teaching?” (“The Role of Righteous Women,” Ensign, Nov. 1979, 102).

How Can I Treasure the Scriptures?
2 Nephi 4:15: “For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.”
Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president: “One good way to start studying the scriptures is to ‘liken’ them to ourselves (see 1 Nephi 19:23). Some people start by choosing a subject in the Topical Guide that they need to know more about. Or they start at the beginning of a book of scripture and look for specific teachings. …

“Whichever way a person starts studying the scriptures, the key to unlocking important knowledge is to keep studying. I never tire of discovering the rich treasures of truth in the scriptures because they teach with ‘plainness, even as plain as word can be’ (2 Nephi 32:7). The scriptures testify of Christ (see John 5:39). They tell us all things we should do (see 2 Nephi 32:3). They ‘make [us] wise unto salvation’ (2 Timothy 3:15).

“Through my scripture reading and the prayers that accompany my study, I have gained knowledge which brings me peace and helps me keep my energies focused on eternal priorities. Because I started reading the scriptures daily, I have learned about my Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and what I need to do to be like Them” (“My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 108–9).

President Thomas S. Monson: “The holy scriptures adorn our bookshelves. Make certain they provide nourishment to our minds and guidance for our lives” (“The Mighty Strength of the Relief Society,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 95).

So sorry...

...that I haven't been posting anything on this blog for quite sometime now. I have been having some computer problems and hope to have them resolved soon. Thanks for understanding.

PLEASE...if anyone has anything at all that they would like to add email me at jbbridgepark@yahoo.com. I don't always catch all of the announcements, and would love to be able to stay on top of things a little better.

I hope that everyone that attended the cooking group on Thursday had a wonderful time. Thanks to Alexis Bagley for hosting this month. If anyone has pictures or recipes they would like to share- please don't hesitate.

Thanks Brandi

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mad Hatters Tea Party...

The Relief Society Birthday Party sure looks like it was a lot of fun! Marcia sent me these cute pictures. Thanks so much! We hope that everyone that was able to attend had a great time with friends, food and entertainment. I wish that I wasn't under the weather and could have dressed up for "Tea." Thanks so much to everyone involved in this special night. We appreciate you for putting in such a huge amount of effort. Your time doesn't go unnoticed!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

{Book Club}

I just got the information about Book Club this month, and thought I would pass it on. The Book is: Mig Pilot by John Barron. I personally have never read the book, but when I was looking for a picture every single review I read was 5 stars. Book Club will be held on April 9th, 2009. If you have any questions at all you can contact DeEtte Barney at 787-3552 or email her at dmbarney@tetontel.com! Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Don't Forget...

Here are a few announcements for March:

#1: Cooking Group will be meeting at Jill Paterson's at 1:00 on March 12th. We will be learning how to properly make Won Tons and Egg Rolls. Everyone is Welcome!

#2: The Relief Society is having a Birthday. It is on Thursday the 19th at 6:30

Monday, March 2, 2009

{You are Special...}

I saw on this short video on a blog and wanted to share it with all the sisters. It is a great reminder of your worth and value. I think if we are honest there are just some days when we forget how important we are. We need to remember that we are Daughters of our Heavenly Father and he loves us more then we can comprehend.

Tell yourself that you’re beautiful in every way, and special, and loved, and needed more than you will ever know. Thanks for being so special...

(Thanks Chris-if you read this)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Don't forget to report...

...your visiting teaching to your adviser. If you don't know who you are suppose to report to, then you can contact Ann-Marie Kunz at 787-4120, and she can tell you.
There is a list to the left of all the advisers.
If you are yet to get you visiting teaching done for January you still have a few days left. Try to contact your sisters and let them know you are thinking of them. If you are done, then make it a goal to get February done with-in the first couple weeks. Start making appointments today!!!
Have a GREAT day!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Must Try Recipes from the Cooking Group...

All these soups are delicious and fairly easy to make! A big THANKS goes out to Rachel Nelson for hosting our Cooking Group last week. You are much appreciated. Also, thanks to all who attended, and brought such great recipes to share with our sisters.

French Onion Soup
1/2 C butter
2 TBS olive oil
4 cups sliced onions
3 cups beef broth
2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. thyme
salt & pepper to taste
4 slices french bread (toasted)
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Shredded parmesan cheese

Melt butter with olive oil in an 8 quart stock pot on medium heat. Add onions and saute until tender and translucent. Add broth & thyme. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 30 minutes. Heat the oven broiler. Ladle soup into oven safe serving bowls and place one slice of bread on top of each (bread may be broken into pieces if you prefer.) Layer cheese on top of bread. Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil until cheese bubbles and browns slightly. The more cheese the better (in my opinion).

Restaurant Style Zuppa Toscana
1 (16oz) package hot sausage
2 potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices
3/4 cup chopped onion
6 slices bacon
1&1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 cups kale - washed, dried, shredded
4 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup heavy cream

Pre-cook sausage until done and bacon until crispy. In large saucepan cook onions until almost clear, add garlic and cook an additional minute. Add chicken broth and potatoes and simmer for 15 minutes. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale, and cream. Simmer until ready to serve. The kale takes a little while to cook. You could make this in your crock pot and it would be an easy supper. This soup is also great the next day!

Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
4 C chicken broth
1 C carrots, diced
1/2 onion, chopped or 1TBS dried chopped onion
1/4 C wild & brown rice
!/2 to 1 C mushrooms, chopped
1/2 tsp basil
2-3 Chicken breasts, pre-cooked
1/2 cup heavy cream

1. Cook rice in separate pot with 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil and let simmer for @ 40 minutes. Meanwhile, combine broth, carrots, onion, mushrooms & basil. Bring to a boil, cook until carrots are tender @ 10-15 minutes. Add cooked chicken & cream. Add cooked rice just before serving.

This would also be easy in the crock-pot, just wait to add cooked rice until 20 minutes before serving or it will turn to mush.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just a reminder...

that you have 16 days to get your Visiting Teaching done. The message title for the month of January is Stand Strong and Immovable in Faith. It is a message of inspiration that every sister should hear. Our Heavenly Father felt a great need for unity in our sisterhood, that is why we are called to be Visiting Teachers. It was not intended to be an inconvenience, or a burden you feel once a month. You just never know how your examples could change someones life. Here is one example of 2 sisters making a difference not only in the sister they visited, but in her family.

Ethel and Edna
By Karie Lyne Jackson
When I was a young woman, newly married and pregnant with my first child, I did not attend church regularly. My parents had taught me the gospel, but I was struggling with my testimony. My husband and I felt unsure what direction we wanted our lives to go. I went to church when it was convenient for me, but I certainly did not want a calling or to have anything to do with Relief Society. In my mind Relief Society was for my grandmothers—not for me.
Then along came my first visiting teachers, Ethel Hiatt and Edna Nickels. They were in their 80s, and I wondered why they had been assigned to me. Our lives were so different, and I was sure that these sisters couldn’t possibly understand me. It wasn’t until later that I realized these women had brought blessings into my life.
Neither of these sisters had a vehicle or a telephone, so they walked each month, regardless of the weather, to visit me in my home. When they came, they brought a calm spirit of long lives of gospel service. Both had endured many trials. Both knew pain and suffering. But more important, they knew the art of cheerfulness and the gift of loving others.
When my child was born, they rejoiced in the newness of life. They didn’t bring meals and gifts, just a simple card telling me how happy they were for me. Their messages were never long, nor did they make me feel guilty or misunderstood. Sister Hiatt and Sister Nickels loved me and inspired me by their examples. Through their simple kindness, my heart was touched and I began to look forward to their visits.
As I matured, I realized that these sisters had weathered the storms of life and yet were still faithful in the gospel. My desire to follow their example grew, and before long, I found myself attending all of my Church meetings. My visiting teachers did not directly invite me to go, but I felt comfort knowing that they would be there to support me when I arrived.
Sister Hiatt and Sister Nickels have long since left this world, but their examples will remain with me always. They opened the door not only for me but also for my husband and our children. Were it not for them, we might have missed out on the blessings of eternity. I think of them often and wonder what my life would be like had they given up on me. I’ve learned that there truly is simpleness and sweetness in the tender mercies of the Lord.